Happy Birthday Daisy! Halloween was a special day for Juliette Gordon Low, founder of Girl Scouts of the USA, because she was born October 31, 1860 in Savannah, Georgia. A wonderfully eccentric woman with vision, she believed in service to community, self-reliance for girls, and the importance of having fun. Help your girls plan a celebration in honor of her birthday with resources.
DAISY ACTIVITIES OPENING: Sing Juliette Gordon Low (tune: Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star) Chorus: Juliette, Juliette Gordon Low
ACTIVITY #1 – PLAY THE JULIETTE LOW AND GIRL SCOUTING GAME
(An Action Story) As the story is read, players do the following actions when certain words are said. Practice the motion first so everyone understands. This is easier to play standing up.
"JULIETTE LOW" - Join hands with persons on right and left
"SCOUT’ OR SCOUTING"- Smile and salute
"WORLD" - Spin around once
“FUND” - Punch a button with one finger and say “cha-ching”
In 1912, Juliette Low became interested in scouting while visiting her friends, Lord and Lady Baden-Powell, who lived in England and who started Boy Scouting and Girl Guiding in their part of the world.
When Juliette Low came back to America, she thought scouting was so wonderful that she decided to start the first Girl Scout Troop in her own home town of Savannah, Georgia. This she did on March 12, 1912 and this first little troop of eight girls was the first Girl Scout troop in this part of the world.
This first Girl Scout troop was so successful that Juliette Low wanted to see Girl Scout troops all over the world. She knew that Girl Scouting would help girls all over the world become friends and to help build world peace and good will.
Girl Scouting grew and grew until now you are not only a member of your own little troop, but also a member of the Girl Scouts of the USA and the world Association of the Girl Guides and Girl Scouts.
Juliette Low died in 1927 and her friends wanted to pay her a great tribute. They knew that her greatest dream was of world friendship and of world peace and that she hoped to accomplish this through Girl Scouting. So her friends started a memorial fund in her honor and called it the Juliette Low World Friendship Fund and each year all Girl Scouts in the United States contributed to this Fund which helps Girl Scouting all over the world.
Your contributions to this Fund will travel to all parts of the world and help Girl Scouts in many ways; maybe it will help to send older Girl Scouts from our country to Our Chalet in Switzerland, where Girl Scouts from all over the world get together to exchange ideas and to help build world peace.
We have no way of knowing how far our contribution may travel; we have no way of knowing what ways it may be returned to us in new friendships and world peace. But we do know that the Juliette Low World Friendship Fund is doing a lot of good. We do know that we are helping the fund to spread Girl Scouting around the world when we make our contribution to the Juliette Low World Friendship Fund.
ACTIVITY #2: Juliette Low Birthday Party
The girls can bring “gifts” to their troop in honor of Juliette’s birthday. A great way to start your troop supplies or replenish used items. Ideas for gifts might include crayons, construction paper, glue, paper towels, napkins, paper plates, etc.
The list can be modified to your particular needs. Have the girls wrap their gifts and share them with their troop/group. Everyone brings a gift and opens a gift.
Have a birthday cake or cupcakes and punch! Play some fun party games, such as pin the “Petal on the Daisy”, “Juliette Says”, etc. Just have fun!
For those in their Daisy year, a full-fledged birthday party for Juliette complete with gifts that could be given to a local children's hospital or charity would be a good way to introduce the youngest Girl Scouts to Juliette Low and would qualify for their "to make the world a better place" petal.
ACTIVITY #3 – TEA PARTY
In honor of Juliette Low's love of tea parties, you can host a mother/daughter tea party, complete with hats, gloves, and teatime etiquette. Serve petit four sandwiches, punch in fancy cups and listen to classical music as you sip!
ACTIVITY #4 – SERVICE PROJECT
Participate in a service project to honor Juliette Low. Appropriate "Juliette-themed" gifts for such an event would be art supplies in that Juliette loved to paint and sculpt. If a charity, hospital, or school for disabled children exists in your area, donating to any of these choices would be doubly appropriate. When Juliette founded Girl Scouting, girls with disabilities were welcomed, whereas they were often excluded elsewhere.
Cookies & S’Mores - Learn the history of Girl Scout cookies & S’Mores. Hint try looking up Some More. Create a recipe using at least one type of Girl Scout cookie.
FORK DAISIES - Create a bouquet of fork daisies in various colors. Place in a vase or pin to yourself as a corsage.
Needed: Fork for each girl to use as a loom – heavy duty forks work best,
various colors of yarn, scissors
Cut a piece of yarn 6 inches long and place between the middle tines of a fork so that both ends hang down. Hold fork handle and yarn together in one hand. This will become the stem of the flower after being used to tie the weaving together.
Cut a piece of yarn 12-18 inches. Hold one end of this piece of yarn in same hand along with fork and stem piece. Begin weaving yarn in and out of the tines of the fork, weaving under one, over the next. Go around the end and continue weaving until the yarn is all used or the fork is full. Have a buddy help by holding the fork so you can lift the ends of the stem pieces and tie around the weaving using a half knot in the center tine. Gently pull weaving off the fork, tightening the knot as you pull. When knot is off the fork, tighten fully and finish the knot as a square knot. Trim ends even, leaving stem longer. Make a Daisy magnet. Use yellow posterboard and glue or tie a yarn fork daisy in the center. Glue a magnet to the back.
JULIETTE LOW PAPERBAG PUPPET
Using one paper bag per girl, girls can decorate their puppets with google eyes, yarn hair, felt mouths, etc. Or use markers and crayons to make the craft simpler.
Design the puppets attire by finding out what kind of Girl Scout uniforms were worn during Juliet Low’s time. Use old scraps of fabric, felt, or construction paper to make these uniforms. Or again you can use markers and crayons to make the craft simpler. Use your imagination!
TISSUE PAPER DAISIES
Make a bouquet of tissue paper daisies using white and yellow paper. Stack 3 white and 1 yellow pieces of tissue paper. Trim the ends more deeply before you open up the flower so that the petals separate better. Trim the top of the yellow center if desired.
Needed: 2 white and 1 yellow colored tissue paper, chenille stem, scissors, ruler
Directions: Cut tissue paper into rectangles of desired size (5x7" is the size pictured). Stack 4 pieces of tissue paper. Accordion pleat the tissue paper working from the long side. Wind one end of the chenille stem around the middle of the accordion pleated tissue paper. Gently separate each layer pulling upwards toward the middle of the flower.
CLOSING: DAISY SONG
tune: Bicycle Built For Two
Daisy, Daisy, We honor your memory true.
We are Girl Scouts, All because of you.
We follow the path you started and live the law you charted.
We grow & grow for Juliette Low, America's proud of you.
BROWNIE ACTIVITIES OPENING: SING - JULIETTE GORDON LOW
(tune: Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star)
From Savannah Mrs. Low did roam
But she always called it home
Juliette, Juliette Gordon Low
Founded the Girl Scouts long ago
She met a man named Baden-Powell
Starting the Boy Scouts was his goal
When some girls came to be a Scout
Juliette decided to help them out
When she came back to the USA
She started the Girl Scouts right away
Juliette, Juliette Gordon Low
Founded the Girl Scouts long ago
In 1912, some girls-they met,
And had tea with Juliette
Juliette, Juliette Gordon Low
Founded the Girl Scouts long ago
Girl Scouts she came here to start
And I thank her from my heart.
ACTIVITY #1 - THE JULIETTE LOW STORY (Divide the group into eight group; these will be Juliette Low, Georgia, Horses, London, Lord Baden-Powell, Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts)
Sound Effects- (when they hear their names they stand up and make their sound. It's even cuter when they have to do an action as well)
Little Girls - Stand and giggle
Juliette Low - Curtsy and say, "Be my friend"
Georgia- Wave and say, "Hi, y'all!"
Horses- Stamp your feet and say, "Neighhhhhhh."
Lord Baden-Powell- Bow formally and say, "How d'ya do?"
London- Sing, "London Bridge is Falling Down"
Boy Scouts- Make Scout sign and say "Be prepared."
Girl Scouts- Make Scout sign and say “On My Honor”
Read the story-
Once upon a time there was a little girl named Juliette Low who lived in Georgia and loved to ride horses. After she grew up she went to London where she met Lord Baden-Powell who founded the Boy Scouts. She was fascinated by the work he was doing. She studied with him awhile and decided to found a troop of Girl Scouts for the little girls who liked to ride horses in Georgia. So Juliette Low said good-bye to the Boy Scouts in London and came home with the ideas that Lord Baden-Powell gave her. She formed a group of little girls, who liked to ride horses and be together, into a troop of Girl Scouts. And they loved it so much that the idea spread and now there are Girl Scout troops all over the world. Aren't we glad that a little girl named Juliette Low, from Georgia who liked horses went to London and met Lord Baden-Powell, the founder of the Boy Scouts, and came to start the wonderful world of Girl Scouts!
ACTIVITY #2 - JULIETTE LOW KIM’S GAME
(reader) Juliette Low was the founder of Girl Scouting. I'd like to tell you a little about her life:
Juliette was born on Oct 31, 1860 - Halloween (Hold up a pumpkin) Her uncle took one look at her and said, "She looks like a Daisy" this nickname stuck with her for the rest of her life (Hold up silk Daisy) Juliette always loved animals, especially horses. (Show toy horse) She also loved to draw and paint pictures - so much, that she created a children's magazine with all of the articles and pictures done by children (Show crayons, colored pencils or paint brushes) Juliette married Willie Gordon Low in 1886. (Hold up wedding ring) Some of the rice thrown at their wedding became lodged in Julliette's left ear, causing her to become deaf in this ear (Show baggie of rice) Juliette and Willie both loved adventure, so together they decided to move to England (Hold up sailboat) Once in England, Juliette met Lord & Lady Baden-Powell. She very much enjoyed what they had done with the Boy Scout movement (Hold up picture of a boy) Willie passed away while they lived in England, Juliette returned to Georgia and made the famous phone call which was heard around the United States, "Come on over to my house tonight, we are going to hold the first Girl Scout meeting!" (Hold up telephone) As with all Girl Scout troops, money was needed to keep the program running, so Juliette sold the pearl necklace Willie had given her for a wedding present. (Show strand of pearls) Girl Scouting in the USA was born on March 12, 1912 and continues today with over 3 1/2 million members. (Hold up GS pin) Now, cover up all the items you have been showing, give girls a short period of time to list all the items.
ACTIVITY #3 – SEWING
Daisy formed the “Helping Hands Club” and although she could not sew, she decided to be the sewing teacher. Using tapestry needles and colorful yarn, try a simple sewing activity. An owl or frog sewing kit made out of felt with girls sewing on large button eyes would bring a bit of the Brownie lore into this project.
ACTIVITY #4 –SIDEWALK PET PORTRAITS
Juliette Low always had pets. Find out what kind of pets she had. Find a place in your community that cares for or about pets. Read about pet care, visit a veterinary clinic or learn about pet therapy. Create sidewalk pet portraits, and show the world the great pets that live in your neighborhood. Dogs, cats, hamsters, fish, birds -- whatever the pet, you can create its portrait on the sidewalk, in the playground, on a driveway.
What You'll Need: sidewalk chalk, neighborhood pets (dogs, cats, birds, hamster, spiders on the wall, etc. be creative)
Take out the sidewalk chalk and let your drawings tell the story.
CRAFTS JULIETTE LOW NECKLACE
Make a Juliette Low Necklace. Cut out different colored circles from fun foam, add the decoration listed below, punch a hole in the top of each circle, thread on a piece of yarn or ribbon. You might want to add beads in between the foam circles.
Juliette Low's nickname was Daisy. Glue on a daisy.
Juliette Low love animals and had a horse name fire. Glue on a horseshoe.
Juliette Low's Girl Scouts did non-traditional activities like camping. Glue on a tent.
Juliette sold her pearls to fund the Girl Scout movement. Cut a piece of molded pearls and glue it into a necklace shape.
Juliette Low was born on Halloween October 31, 1860. Glue on a Halloween shape.
Juliette Low died of breast cancer in 1927. Cut off a piece of pink ribbon representing the breast cancer hope symbol and glue to card.
Juliette Low taught her Girl Scouts how to cook over a campfire. Glue on a campfire.
Juliette Low played Basketball with her troop. Glue on a basketball.
Juliette Low taught her troop basic first aid. Peel backing off a band aid and stick on card.
Juliette Low was deaf and did not exclude disabled girls from Girl Scouting. Glue the middle and ring fingers down to the palm of a hand. This means "I love you" in sign language. Glue the hand to the card.
OLD TIME CRAFT
Create a craft appropriate to the time of Juliette Low…possibly a craft her troop might have done. You can think of your own or use one of the suggestions below: embroider a bookmark, make paper dolls, create a tinsel picture, and make a design from clay or aluminum foil that she could have used in her ironwork creations.
OLD TIME POPCORN
Popcorn was and still is a favorite snack! Juliette Low would have popped it either on top of the stove or in the fire. You can make popcorn the way Juliette did on top of the stove. Popping the popcorn on the stove top in a heavy pan with a lid can be a good form of exercise as well.
What you need: 1 cup popcorn kernels and 1/4 oil. Heavy duty pan with a lid
Directions: Heat oil in the pan add the cup of popcorn and place the lid on top. Continually shake the popcorn during the popping process. The popping corn will ping the lid during the process. The popcorn will take approximately 2 to 4 minutes to pop. Once the popping has slowed down, remove from the heat so it doesn't burn.
CLOSING - Juliette Gordon Low Candle Ceremony
Equipment needed: candle for each girl, matches/lighter, water bucket (with water in it)
Narrator: Long ago a special ceremony was formed. Juliette Low wanted her original girls to carry a special spark with them as their Scout group broke up. Some from the troop were moving away, working to help their families or wanted to help a group of girls a little younger than themselves. But whatever their reasons, Juliette knew no other group would ever quite be the same. As the girls stood in a circle holding candles (they had made), Juliette knew what spark it was that she wanted to pass on. She lit her candle and spoke.
Juliette Low: "With this candle I give you each something very special to pass on. As I light the candle on my right I ask each of you to light the candle to your right and pass it on. I want you to carry this thought with you wherever you go. This is the ETERNAL FLAME for Girl Scouts. Each of you after having a lit candle before you will repeat the Girl Scout Promise with me, then pause and recall a few of the things we have done together as a group. I will hold my candle up and as I do so you will all raise yours and we will blow them out together. Before we separate from our circle, I want to ask you to keep this candle as a very special candle. It is not to be used for any purpose but passing on the ETERNAL FLAME. You may use it in other Girl Scout ceremonies such as camps, campfires, bridging or court of awards ceremonies. I'm glad we were able to start a special tradition based on our ETERNAL FLAME."
Girls: recite the Girl Scout promise together and the blow out the candles together. Girls get to keep their candle for any other Girl Scout ceremony.
Here’s a ceremony for your girls to read as you light the candles of the GS birthday cake...
G is for the gracious way we all proclaim our birth
I points up the Ideas shared and those we¹d like unearthed
R is for Respect we have for every race and creed
L is for our Loyalty to promises we heed
S is for Sincerity of deed and word and mind
C is for the Countless ways in which these are combined
O is Obligation that we owe to fellow man
U means that it's you who must be first to lend a hand
T is for the Teamwork which has evidenced our growth
I is for Integrity which backs the Girl Scout oath
N is for the Noble way we remember days of old
G is for the Grateful thanks for efforts toward our goal
It all began with a spark of light,
And Juliette led the way.
Today her ideas are glowing bright,
It’s Girl Scouts (# of years scouting has been around) Birthday!
ACTIVITY #1 – JULIETTE LOW MAD LIB
Make a list of words that will fit into the verse below. Then read it for a funny twist on Juliette Low’s Birthday.
On March 12, 1912 ______________ started the first _________ Scout
name of person in room noun
_________ in her ____________ town of Savannah, Georgia. This first
little _________ of ________ _________ was the first Girl Scout troop
noun number plural noun
This first Girl Scout ________ was so successful that ______________
noun name of person in room
wanted to see __________ troops all over the ____________.
She knew that Girl Scouting would help _________ all over _________
plural noun place
become __________ and to help build world _________. Girl Scouting
plural noun noun
grew and _____________ until now you are not only a member of your past tense verb
own ____________ troop, but also a member of the Girl Scouts of
_______________ and the World Association of _________________.
place plural noun
ACTIVITY #2 - THE WRIGHT TROOP CELEBRATES JULIETTE LOW'S BIRTHDAY
(Your girls might enjoy preparing a layette basket for the first baby girl born on Juleitte’s birthday. In place of passing party favors in the Wright Troop game each girl could bring a wrapped baby gift. These could then be passed around the circle and the girls would open the gift in their lap at the end of the game. The baby items could then be donated)
When the words WRIGHT or RIGHT are read, players are to pass a small gift or swap to the person on their right. When the word LEFT is read, gifts are passed to the left. Pause a moment after each of these words to help cue them into passing. At the end of the story, the players get to keep the gift they have in their hands.
Juliette Low's birthday was almost there and Mrs. Wright’s troop was just about finished decorating. Mrs. WRIGHT, her daughter Susie WRIGHT, and her cousin Sally WRIGHT returned from their last minute shopping. "There is not much LEFT to be done," said Mr. WRIGHT as he came into the kitchen. "Did you hang the streamers above the table where I told you to?" asked Mrs. WRIGHT. "I LEFT them RIGHT where you told me to," said Mr. WRIGHT. "I am glad we got all the food we needed---I don't have any money LEFT," said Sally WRIGHT. The hall phone rang and Susie WRIGHT ran to answer it. She came running back into the kitchen explaining; "Aunt Tillie RIGHT LEFT a cake for us on Grammas Wright’s back porch. I'll go RIGHT over there and get it," she said as she LEFT the house. Mr. WRIGHT LEFT the kitchen and brought in the presents they bought. By the time Susie WRIGHT returned, Mrs. WRIGHT, Mr. WRIGHT and Sally WRIGHT had begun to set the table. Just then the doorbell rang. Mrs. Wright’s troop had arrived. Each girl took off her coat and LEFT it RIGHT by the front door. Jennifer turned to her LEFT to say "Hi" to Karen. Jessica was so busy talking to Elaine that she bumped RIGHT into Betty. Together they all finished helping Susie WRIGHT and Sally WRIGHT finish setting up for the party. "That looks RIGHT nice," they all exclaimed. The WRIGHT troop played games, made crafts, and sang a RIGHT large number of songs, including Sally Wright’s favorite, "I LEFT My Heart in San Francisco". They decided to WRITE birthday cards for babies born on Juliette Low's birthday. Finally it was time for cake. Mrs. WRIGHT LEFT the room to get the cake while Sally RIGHT got the forks and started passing them out, starting on her LEFT. The entire troop ate and ate until there was no cake LEFT. All the members of Mrs. Wright’s troop agreed that this was the best party ever. They cleaned up all the mess that was LEFT and put everything away in the RIGHT place. Mr. WRIGHT was very pleased. "Thank you, girls, for all your help. That was the RIGHT thing to do. No wonder your leader, Mrs. WRIGHT, is always so proud of you." One by one the girls' parents came for them. One by one they all said, “Good night, Mrs. WRIGHT. See you next week." Now I hope you have the RIGHT bag of candy for yourself because that's all that is LEFT of our story--- except to say Happy Birthday Juliette Low!! Isn't that RIGHT????
Borrow the video The Golden Eaglet from the GSRI council office. (ext. 1311). Watch how Girl Scouts in the early days of Girl Scouting were prepared to help.
ACTIVITY #4 – BADGES FROM THE PAST
Use an early handbook, such as How Girls Can Help Their Country, to compare the badges from an earlier time period to those in your handbook. Try to complete one badge from a different decade. (books from different decades are available at the council office)
ACTIVITY #5 - LEARN SEMAPHORE
Semaphore flags were used to communicate before the invention of the telephone. Make the flags and then learn to send a secret message. You can even make the flags out of construction paper and tape them onto dowels.
In the 1913 Girl Scout handbook “to obtain an Artist’s badge a girl must draw or paint in oils or water colors from nature; or model in clay or plasticine or modeling wax from cartoons or from life”. Complete one activity from the above description.
JULIETTE’S PEARLS SWAP
In 1914 Juliette sold a strand of rare matched pearls to pay the rent for the national office. She said "Jewels are not important, but my Girl Scouts are, they need money more than I need pearls".
Using the sample shown, make a SWAP for yourself and one to give away. Using a piece of molded pearls glue it into a necklace shape then add the quote above to your SWAP.
DAISY FRIENDSHIP BRACELET
You need: 2 feet of Rat-tail Satin Cord, 4 Green Pony Beads, 6 White Pony Beads
1 Yellow Pony Bead , Tacky Glue
Instructions: Coat ends of cord with glue. Let dry. String 6 white pony beads. Loop cord around and feed through bead 1 again. Tighten. String 1 yellow pony bead and position it in the center of the flower. Feed cord back through bead. Tighten. Tie a knot on both sides of daisy. String a green bead on to each side and tie another knot to hold bead in place. Repeat step four, knotting 2" from first knot. Trim to size. Bracelet ties on to wrist.
COOK (gridiron) BADGE
From the 1913 How Girls Can Help Their Country are the requirements for the COOK badge. One of the requirements is that girls must know how to make two salads. Find the recipes for two new salads and create them for your troop/group.
Also a requirement from the Cook Badge was that a girl needed to know how to make tea, coffee or cocoa. Here is a recipe for cocoa from Juliette Low’s era.
Put into a large sauce-pan two ounces of good cocoa (the chocolate nut before it is ground) and one quart of water. Cover it, and as soon as it has come to a boil, set it on coals by the side of the fire, to simmer for an hour or more. Take it hot with dry toast.
JULIETTE LOW TAPS
On this day, we have come,
From the North, from the South,
East and West.
All your dreams will live on,
CADETTE, SENIOR & AMBASSADOR ACTIVITIES
ACTIVITY #1 Make up a Kim’s Game to teach the girls about Juliette
Kim’s Game is a game Lord Baden Powell (who started Boy Scouts-that’s another story) used to train his troops. It’s a memory game. You have many objects out and then take away some. (We play that one team takes all the objects away and then the other team takes turns remembering all the objects) As they are “recalled”, they are placed back in view.
Here are some things you can gather to tell of Juliette’s life:
Rubber worm: Juliette loved fishing; in fact she would go out with the men after a formal dinner. It was not unusual for her to go fishing in her evening dress.
White glove: Juliette could be found cleaning the house in her evening wear.
Pearl necklace: Juliette sold her pearls so as to keep Girl Scouting program. She solely supported the Girl Scouts in the United States for several years.
Rice: It was a piece of rice thrown for good luck that was the cause of Juliette being partially deaf in her one good ear. It lodged itself in the ear drum.
Teabag: Even though Juliette lived in a time when tea was served regularly, she spent 6 months drinking water (instead of tea) as a bargain with her butler to help him quit drinking.
Book: (especially a ghost story book): Juliette LOVED to tell stories. She wrote many stories herself. And girls teased her to tell ghost stories around the campfire.
Fish: Juliette was one of a very few people EVER outside the United Kingdom to be awarded the Silver Fish.
Cast iron trivet: Juliette tried many things. She was very good at most of them. The iron gates she forged with her own hands can still be seen at the “Birthplace” in Savannah, Georgia. Because of doing this heavy demanding iron work, her muscles in her arms got very large. She had trouble making her evening dresses fit over the muscles.
A card with the word “Bonjour”: At boarding school, Juliette learned French. She used to write letters home to her parents in French.
Jungle Book: Juliette was friends with Rudyard Kipling.
Battleship (I used one from the game). There was a Liberty ship named for her during World War 2.
Pumpkin: Juliette was born on October 31, 1860.
Paint brush: Juliette also was very good at painting.
Turkey: Claiming decapitation was inhumane, Juliette chloroformed the Thanksgiving turkey. It was plucked (feathers pulled out of it) and put in the icebox (refrigerator). The next day when the refrigerator was
opened to prepare it for dinner, it jumped out and scared the cook.
British Flag: Juliette loved spending time in England and Scotland. She had troops in both places at one time before coming to start Girl Scouts in the United States.
A picture of Lord and Lady Baden Powell: These were friends of Juliette’s. Lord Baden Powell started Boy Scouts and got Juliette interested in Girl Guides. They were known as the World Chief Scout and the World Chief Guide.
After you explain each item, divide your troop into two teams. Then you have one team close their eyes and the other team takes the items. Then the first team opens their eyes and takes turns saying what things were there. (Maybe you could give extra points for explanation of significance) Then the other team gets to guess. Team with the most points wins. Two games will make it even. Switch who starts.
ACTIVITY #2 –
In honor of Low's love of tea parties, plan and serve a tea party for another troop, your troop, your sister's troop or parents - use a Juliette Low theme. White gloves, dress up et. Al.
ACTIVITY #3 SERVICE PROJECT
Juliette Low helped the less fortunate. Plan and carry out a service project you think she would suggest if she were a leader today. One idea is listed below.
October is breast cancer awareness month, and Juliette died of breast cancer in 1927. It would highly appropriate for girls in one of America's premier organizations for girls to mark the anniversary of their founder's birth by doing something to support breast cancer awareness.
ACTIVITY #4 – JULIETTE LOW BIRTHDAY PARTY SERVICE PROJECT
Add to your birthday party making up Birthday Boxes for children in need. Request donations of all the things needed for a birthday party: cake mix, frosting, candles, plates, decorations, favors, and such. Many families have leftover party supplies or mismatched items that they can no longer use. A local store may even donate the needed grocery items. Your girls will have fun sorting through the piles of donations to construct and gift wrap boxed birthday parties. You can donate to a local food pantry, a children’s home, etc.
ACTIVITY #5 –
Juliette Low was hearing impaired. Find out about other famous people who were hearing impaired. Do an activity that helps you understand what life would be like with a hearing impairment? (Watch TV or a video with the volume turned low, practice lip reading, learn sign language etc.)
We hope that troops will enjoy delving deeper into the history of Juliette Low and Girl Scouting as we plan for the 100th anniversary of Girl Scouts.