Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Founder's Day October 31

October 31 may be known for its candy corn and ghouls, but for us Girl Scouts, its Founder's Day, the celebration of Juliette Gordon Low's birthday.

It was in 1912 that Juliette made her famous phone call that would forever change the direction of female leadership in the USA. "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!" On March 12, 1912, Juliette Low gathered 18 girls to register the first troop of American Girl Guides, later to be renamed Girl Scouts. 

One of Juliette's special skills was standing on her head. She stood on her head every year on her birthday to prove she still could do it, and also celebrated nieces' and nephews' birthdays by standing on her head. Once, she even stood on her head in the board room at National Headquarters to show off the new Girl Scout shoes.

GSCSNJ hopes all of you will take a moment to celebrate Founder's Day this Thursday, October 31. Stand on your head, throw a special party, learn more about Juliette or even participate in a take action project. However you celebrate, don't forget to share by posting on our Facebook or Twitter with #GSCSNJ, #Girl Scouts.

Learn more about Juliette Gordon Low at 

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