October 16, 2012 at 11:28am
As you may know, Juliette Gordon Low, the founder of Girl Scouts of the USA, was born on Halloween. October is a great time to plan an activity with your girls to learn about Juliette Low and the history of Girl Scouts! Some troops like to celebrate with a birthday party and cake. I remember my Girl Scout troop made Dirt in a Cup and planted a fabric daisy in a straw in the top of the cup, to make a special sundae that reminded us of Juliette's nickname, Daisy. They're really easy to make--here is a recipe. You could do a craft project with pearls and talk about how Juliette sold a prized string of pearls she owned, to raise money to keep Girl Scouts going in the early days.
As you may know, Juliette was a strong woman with a reputation for being a bit of a character. With a quick Google search you may be able to find some anecdotes or quotations from her that your girls would like--some of her antics may even give you ideas for a Take Action project to benefit your community! Check out your Girl's Guide to Girl Scouting binder for a biography of Juliette geared for the age level of your girls. October is also a great time to begin earning the Juliette Gordon Low Heritage patch, a patch program developed by our council--find out more here.