Here's a quiz to see how well you know your history facts
about the amazing Juliette Gordon Low:
1. Where was Mrs. Low
when she decided to start the Girl Scouts?
How many girls were in that first Troop?
2. How old was Mrs.
Low when she began the Girl Scouts?
3. How and where did
Mrs. Low first become interested in Girl Scouting?
4. What was Mrs. Low's nickname and how do we use her
nickname in Girl Scouting today?
5. Although far from
behaving in any way as a disabled person, Mrs. Low did suffer a physical
disability. What was it and what are
some of the stories about her problem?
6. In what year did
Juliette Gordon Low receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom?
7. In 2012 the first
park in New York was named for Juliette Gordon Low. Where is it?
8. Mrs. Low served as
the President of the Girl Scouts of the USA until 1920. What was the title
that the Girl Scouts bestowed on her to use after that time?
9. Which of the
following is true:
___ A US Ship was named for
Juliette Gordon Low
US Postage Stamp was issued in Juliette Gordon Low's honor
US Federal Building was named for Juliette Gordon Low
Juliette Gordon Low was inducted to the National Women's Hall of Fame
Juliette Gordon Low's picture hangs in the National Portrait Gallery
10. When Mrs. Low began what we now know as the Girl Scouts
it had a different name. What was the
organization first called, and why, and when did the name become Girl Scouts?
did Girl Scout executives call "the best scout of them all?"
you think Juliette Gordon Low would be surprised or not to learn about what Girl Scouts are
doing today? -- Write a birthday card to Juliette Gordon Low and tell her what
you think is the best thing about Girl Scouting in 2012...Post your card on Girl Scouts Heart of the South's Facebook page.
Juliette Gordon Low Birthday Quiz
1. The first Girl
Scout Troop began in Savannah, Georgia in 1912 and enrolled 18 girls.
2. Mrs. Low was 52 years old when she began Girl Scouting in
the United States.
3. Mrs. Low became
interested in Girl Scouting while living in England and meeting Lord Robert
Baden-Powell, founder of the Boy Scout movement in Great Britain, and his sister,
Agnes Baden-Powell, who had established the Girl Guides there.
4. Born Juliette
Magill Kinzie Gordon, Juliette was known as "Daisy" to her family and
friends. Today the youngest level of
Girl Scouts is known as the Daisy level.
5. Mrs. Low suffered from a severe hearing loss. While having lost some of her hearing as a
child, legend has it that rice thrown at her wedding lodged in her ear, and in
the process of later removing the rice, her ear drum was irreparably
injured. Stories abound that Mrs. Low
used her hearing loss as a tactic for never hearing "no," and always
getting people to do things her way! -- Mrs. Low was also know to have had back
problems during her lifetime and it is reported that she died from breast
cancer (in 1927).
6. The Presidential
Medal of Freedom was awarded to Juliette Gordon Low, posthumously, in 2012 by
President Barack Obama on the occasion of the 100th Anniversary of Girl
Scouting in the USA.
7. The first park in
the State of New York is located in Lynbrook.
It was the project of Troop 2237 of ELLM Association in Girl Scouts of
Nassau County and was dedicated on March 11, 2012.
8. In 1920 the
National Board of the Girl Scouts of the USA bestowed the title of Founder of
the Girl Scouts of the USA on Juliette Gordon Low.
9. All of these
statements are "True."
- 1944 Liberty Ship #2246,
scrapped in 1972.
- 1948 President Harry S.
Truman authorized a US Postage Stamp in honor of Juliette Gordon Low.
- 1983 President Ronald
Reagan signed a bill naming the new Federal Building in Savannah, Georgia
in honor of Juliette Gordon Low.
- October 28, 1979 Juliette
Gordon Low was inducted to the National Women's Hall of Fame in Seneca
- Juliette Gordon Low's
portrait hangs in the National Portrait Gallery in the Smithsonian's
Reynold's Center in Washington, D.C.
10. When the
organization began in Savannah in 1912, it was known as the Girl Guides, after
the Girl Guides that Mrs. Low had worked with in Great Britain. The name was changed to Girl Scouts the
following year, because Mrs. Low wanted her girls' organization to be perceived as
equal to the fledging Boy Scouts organization (founded in the US in 1910) and
she felt that "Scout" was a stronger word than "Guide."
11. Shortly before Mrs. Low's Death, Girl Scouts of the USA
leadership sent a telegram to Mrs. Low that described her as "the best
Scout of them all."