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Juliette Gordon Low

The Early Years

Juliette Gordon Low, founder of Girl Scouts of the USA, was born on October 31, 1860, in Savannah, Georgia. “Daisy,” as she was affectionately called by family and friends, was the second of six children of William Washington Gordon II and Eleanor Kinzie Gordon.

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Visit our pictorial history of Juliette Gordon Low, the founder of the Girl Scouts from early childhood to adulthood.



On December 21, 1886, her parents’ 29th wedding anniversary, Juliette married William Mackay Low, a wealthy Englishman, at Christ Church in Savannah, Georgia. Read More

Girl Scout Life


Juliette Gordon Low spent several years searching for something useful to do with her life. Her search ended in 1911, when she met Sir Robert Baden-Powell, founder of the Boy Scouts and Girl Guides. She became interested in the new youth movement. Afterwards, Daisy channeled all her considerable energies into the fledgling movement.

Juliette Gordon Low died at her Savannah home on Lafayette Square January 17, 1927. She is buried at Laurel Grove Cemetery in Savannah in her Girl Scout uniform. In her pocket she has a telegram from the National Board of Girl Scouts of the USA, “You are not only the first Girl Scout, you are the best Girl Scout of them all”.

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