Crazy Daisy: Juliette Gordon Low, Founder of the Girl Scouts

Crazy Daisy: Juliette Gordon Low, Founder of the Girl Scouts

Date(s) - April 1
7:00 pm - 8:15 pm

Join us on Thursday, April 1st at 7:00 pm as we’re transported back in time by Carol Simon Levin, a “living history” presenter who will portray “Crazy Daisy,” Juliette Gordon Low (1860 – 1927).

Low, the founder of the Girl Scouts, was an unpredictable, eccentric, nearly-deaf, fun-loving, transatlantic socialite. A meeting in 1912 with Sir Robert Baden-Powell, the founder of Boy Scouts, inspired Low to establish Girl Scouts that same year. Telephoning a cousin from her home, she announced, “I’ve got something for the girls of Savannah, and all of America, and all the world, and we’re going to start it tonight!”

Beginning with that first gathering of a small group of 18 culturally and ethnically diverse girls, Low broke the conventions of the time—reaching across class, cultural, and ethnic boundaries to ensure that all girls, including those with so-called disabilities, had a place to grow and develop their leadership skills. The Girl Scouts organization is now 2.6 million strong—1.8 million girls and 800,000 adults.

This online event is suitable for all ages. To participate in the program, join the Zoom Meeting at 7 pm on April 1st:

This free program is co-sponsored by Ringwood Public Library, Wanaque Public Library, Fairfield Public Library and Verona Public Library (all members of the PALS Plus library consortium).