Juliette Gordon Low: The Remarkable Founder of the Girl Scouts (Google eBook)

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Penguin, Feb 16, 2012 - Biography & Autobiography - 432 pages
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Born at the start of the Civil War, Juliette "Daisy" Gordon Low struggled to reconcile being a good Southern belle with being true to her adventurous spirit. Accidentally deafened, she married a dashing British patrician and moved to England, where she quickly became dissatisfied with the aimlessness of privileged life. Her search for greater purpose ended when she met Robert Baden-Powell, founder of the Boy Scouts, and was inspired to recreate his program for girls.
            The Girl Scouts of the USA—which can now count more than fifty-nine million American girls and women among its past members—aims to instill useful skills and moral values in its young members, with an emphasis on fun. In this lively and accessible biography of its intrepid founder, Stacy A. Cordery paints a dynamic portrait of an intriguing woman and a true pioneer whose work touched the lives of millions of girls and women around the world.

  

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Review: Juliette Gordon Low: The Remarkable Founder of the Girl Scouts

User Review  - SN Arly - Goodreads

This was not my cup of tea. As a new Girl Scout leader who did not grow up with scouting, I thought it would be good to learn a bit about where scouting came from. This is the third biography I've ... Read full review

Review: Juliette Gordon Low: The Remarkable Founder of the Girl Scouts

User Review  - Kate Kemmerer - Goodreads

I am a huge Girl Scout enthusiast, and reading this book only made me more passionate about the movement. Inspiring to see how her vision and passion still inspire the organization today, but I ... Read full review

Contents

CHAPTER 1
CHAPTER 2
CHAPTER 3
CHAPTER 4
CHAPTER 5
CHAPTER 6
CHAPTER 7
CHAPTER 8
CHAPTER 12
CHAPTER 13
CHAPTER 14
CHAPTER 15
CHAPTER 16
EPILOGUE
7
Acknowledgments
11
Notes
16

CHAPTER 9
CHAPTER 10
CHAPTER 11
Bibliography
1931
Index
2007
Copyright

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About the author (2012)

Stacy A. Cordery is a professor of history at Monmouth College and the bibliographer of the National First Ladies' Library. She is the author of Alice, a biography of Alice Roosevelt Longworth. She lives in Monmouth, Illinois.

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