Juliette Gordon Low: The Remarkable Founder of the Girl Scouts
In celebration of the Girl Scouts' centennial, a lively salute to its maverick founder.
Born at the start of the Civil War, Juliette Gordon Low grew up in Georgia, where she struggled to reconcile being a good Southern belle with her desire to run barefoot through the fields. Deafened by an accident, "Daisy" married a dashing British aristocrat and moved to
A couple of things that really struck me was that Juliette realized early on (probably because of her International work) that girls must be allowed to substitute their own words for God in the Promise, something that has allowed Girl Scouting ...more
Well, Low's life is fascinating. She's fascinating. She managed to squeeze a lot of life into her 66 years.
While there are parts of the book that really spoke to me, sometimes it was more about the logistics of the Girls Scouts than about Low's life. I think that's because Low sometimes held her cards clo ...more
The facts I remember about Juliette Gordon Low from my days as Girl Scout are scattered. She became deaf when a piece of rice was lodged in her ear at her wedding. Her family affectionately referred to her as Daisy. She founded an organization that meant the world to me.
The book was a little bit drier than I expected, but I appreciated the thorough research that went into it. I liked watching the story of the woman I though I knew begin to fles ...more
As a new Girl Scout leader who did not grow up with scouting, I thought it would be good to learn a bit about where scouting came from. This is the third biography I've read about "Daisy" Juliette Gordon Low, and it's my least favorite. Some of the historical facts do not match up with the other two biographies.
While this book does contain some truly facinating information showing how the activities of the very first patrols impact us today (meeting snack time appears ...more
Juliette “Daisy” Gordon was born in 1860 as a Southern belle in Savannah Georgia. Her mother was from a very prominent ...more
It starts out well with description of the tensions between her Northern mother and Southern father during the Civil War, and presents an interesting portrait of Low as an adventurous woman fascinated by life and looking for ways to contribute, never letting her deafness or miserable husband keep her down for long. But ...more
Juliette "Daisy" Gordon Low was born into a prominent Savannah* family. All she was expected to do was marry well and have children. Welp, Daisy's marriage ended in a divorce/widowhood, and she could bear no children. And she was partially deaf. Now what?
This book brings you into Daisy's life and shows you exactly how a child nicknamed "Crazy Daisy" ended up enriching the lives of millions o ...more