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100 1 Cordery, Stacy A.
245 10 Juliette Gordon Low :|bthe remarkable founder of the Girl
Scouts /|cStacy A. Cordery.
264 1 New York, N.Y. :|bViking,|c
264 4 |c©2012
300 xiv, 382 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates :
|billustrations ;|c24 cm
504 Includes bibliographical references and index.
505 0 Civil War and the problem of loyalties -- A Savannah
childhood -- Schooling in the South and beyond --
Emotional upheaval -- Broken hearts -- Omens and weddings
-- The whirl of married life -- Wars, colonial and
domestic -- A parting of the ways -- Journeys -- General
Sir Robert Baden-Powell -- The Savannah Girl Guides -- The
excitement of Girl Scouting -- Good deeds -- Girl Scouting
in the roaring twenties -- Making new friends
internationally -- Epilogue: "long live the Girl Scouts!".
520 In celebration of the Girl Scouts' centennial, this
biography ia a salute to its maverick founder. Born at
the start of the Civil War, Juliette Gordon Low grew up in
Georgia, where she struggled to reconcile being a good
Southern belle with her desire to run barefoot through the
fields. Deafened by an accident, "Daisy" married a dashing
British aristocrat and moved to England. But she was
ultimately betrayed by her husband and dissatisfied by the
aimlessness of privileged life. Her search for a greater
purpose ended when she met Robert Baden-Powell, war hero,
adventurer, and founder of the Boy Scouts. Captivated with
his program, Daisy aimed to instill the same useful skills
and moral values in young girls, with an emphasis on fun.
She imported the Boy Scouts' sister organization, the Girl
Guides, to Savannah in 1912. Rechristened the Girl Scouts,
it grew rapidly because of her unquenchable determination
and energetic, charismatic leadership. In this biography,
the author 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.
600 10 Low, Juliette Gordon,|d1860-1927.
610 20 Girl Scouts of the United States of America|vBiography.
650 0 Girl Scouts|zUnited States|vBiography.
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