Local Girl Scouts Help Celebrate Founder's Birthday at KGH

Girl Scouts from Troop 3515 stopped by KGH on Monday, October 31, to drop off a basket of goodies for the first baby born on the anniversary of the Girl Scouts' founder, Juliette Gordon Low, who was born in 1860 in Savannah, GA.

In developing the Girl Scout movement in the United States, Juliette brought girls of all backgrounds into the out-of-doors, giving them the opportunity to develop self-reliance and resourcefulness. She encouraged girls to prepare not only for traditional homemaking, but also for possible future roles as professional women-in the arts, sciences and business-and for active citizenship outside the home. Girl Scouting welcomed girls with disabilities at a time when they were excluded from many other activities. This idea seemed quite natural to Juliette, who never let deafness, back problems or cancer keep her from full participation in life.

Pictured here are Christine Cottrell-Rogers, Sydney Francis and Faith McCarroll.