Juliette Low Story: (simplified for DGS)

  You are a Daisy Girl Scout and are named after "Daisy" Gordon Low. Daisy
Low started Girl Scouts a long time ago in 1912. Her real name was Juliette,
but most people called her "Daisy".

  Juliette was born in 1860 on Halloween in a place called Savannah,
Georgia. Her uncle gave her the name "Daisy" when she was a baby. He looked at her one day and said "I bet she's going to be a daisy!" He though she was some 'baby!' Ever since then people called her Daisy.

  Daisy had an older sister named Nellie and four younger sisters and
brothers named Alice, Willy, Mabel and Arthur. Her father was a cotton
trader, and her mother was a homemaker, busy taking care of all the
children, the family and their house. They loved in a big house in Savannah
(it is now a Girl Scout programme centre).

  As a young girl, Daisy did many things. She liked to climb trees, play
with her brothers, sisters and cousins, take care of animals, start and run
clubs, write stories, draw pictures, tell jokes, write and be in plays,
explore places, and do many other things.

  One time she saved a kitten from being drowned in a flood. Another time
she kept a cow from getting rally sick by putting her mother's blanket on
the cow overnight. Her mother did not like that too much, because the
blanket fell off the cow in the morning and the cow stepped on it. At least
the cow did not get sick.

  Daisy's father and grandmother know that she loved animals, especially
horses. When they thought she was old enough to take care of one, they
bought her a horse. She named the horse Fire and spent many hours riding
him, grooming him and talking to him. He was black with four white feet.
Daisy was very, very, happy to have a horse and took very good care of him.

  Later on, Daisy grew up and married a man named Willy Low. They went to
live in England and Scotland, countries on the other side of the Atlantic
Ocean.

  They lived together for several years, but then Willy died. Other sad
things happened to Daisy, too. She had problems with her ears and became
partially deaf.

  Even with these sad events in her life, she went on to do many wonderful
things. She heard about Boy Scouts and Girl Guides from her friend Lord
Robert Baden- Powell. Daisy decided to start the same thing for girls in the
United States. After leading a few troops of Girl Guides in Scotland, she
came back to the United States and started Girl Scouts. On March 12, 1912
the first troop met. That is why March 12th is the Girl Scout birthday.

 

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