Juliette Gordon Low

Juliette Gordon Low (right) with members of Girl Scout Troop #1. Harris & Ewing/Library of Congress/public domain

The, founder of the Girl Scouts of the United States of America had an early life that’s somewhat surprising. But she was deeply interested in helping other from an early age, and when she learned about the scouting movement, she dedicated her life to it.

Tracy's Research:

  • Girl Scouts. “Juliette Gordon Low.” https://www.girlscouts.org/en/about-girl-scouts/our-history/juliette-gordon-low.html
  • Spring, Kelly. "Juliette Gordon Low." National Women's History Museum. 2017. www.womenshistory.org/education-resources/biographies/juliette-gordon-low.
  • Smith, Vivion. “Juliette Low .” Adapted from: Goodstein, A. & Walworth, M. (1979). Interesting Deaf Americans. Washington, DC: Gallaudet University. https://www.gallaudet.edu/tutorial-and-instructional-programs/english-center/reading-english-as-second-language/practice-exercises/juliette-low
  • Georgia Historical Society. “Juliette Gordon Low.” https://georgiahistory.com/education-outreach/online-exhibits/featured-historical-figures/juliette-gordon-low/
  • Blakemore, Erin. “Girl Scouting was Once Segregated.” Smithsonian.com. 2/1/2017. https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/girl-scouting-was-once-segregated-180962208/
  • “Black History Month: Girl Scouts’ Legacy of Inclusivity.” Girl Scouts. 2/14/2017. http://blog.girlscouts.org/2017/02/black-history-month-girl-scouts-legacy.html
  • Cordery, Stacy A. “Juliette Gordon Low: The Remarkable Founder of the Girl Scouts.” New York. Viking/Penguin Group. 2012.

Topics in this Podcast: 19th century, 20th century, breast cancer, U.S. civil war, segregation, biographies, women, Deaf history, disability