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First Girl Scout: The Life of Juliette Gordon Low

By Ginger Wadsworth

Simply in time for the a hundredth anniversary of the woman Scouts in 2012, comes this lavishly illustrated account of the attention-grabbing lifetime of the girl who begun all of it. Juliette (Daisy) Gordon Low was once a awesome lady with rules that have been sooner than her time. She witnessed very important eras in U.S. historical past, from the Civil warfare and Reconstruction to westward growth to post-World struggle I. and he or she made background through founding the 1st nationwide association to convey ladies from all backgrounds into the out-of-doors. Daisy created controversy via encouraging them to arrange not just for normal homemaking but additionally for roles as expert women--in the humanities, sciences, and business--and for lively citizenship outdoor the house. Her crew additionally welcomed ladies with disabilities at a time after they have been frequently excluded. Includes author's observe, resource notes, bibliography, timeline, areas to go to, the woman Scout Promise and legislation, and musical notation for the favourite scout music "Make New Friends."

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Placed them jointly and we've one another. five. Silver is helpful; gold is, too. i'm valuable and so are you. CHRONOLOGY 1857 December 21: William (Willie) Washington Gordon and Eleanor (Nellie) Lytle Kinzie marry. 1858 September 27: Eleanor Gordon is born, nicknamed Nell. 1860 October 31: Juliette Magill Kinzie Gordon is born, nicknamed Daisy. November 6: Abraham Lincoln elected president of the USA. 1861 April 12: citadel Sumter fired upon, basically beginning the Civil conflict. 1863 August 7: Sarah Alice Gordon is born, known as Alice. 1864 December 21: Union troops march into Savannah and town surrenders. 1865 January: Daisy, her mom, and siblings visit stick with Grandmother Juliette Augusta Magill Kinzie (Ganny) and Grandfather John Harris Kinzie in Chicago. April nine: The Civil battle ends. April 14: President Abraham Lincoln is shot; he dies April 15. June 21: Grandfather Kinzie dies. 1866 April sixteen: William Washington Gordon III is born, referred to as invoice. 1870 September 15: Ganny Kinzie dies. October 28: Mabel McLane Gordon is born. 1872 August 30: George Arthur Gordon, the youngest baby of Willie and Nellie Gordon, is born, referred to as Arthur. circa 1873 Daisy starts off boarding institution on the Virginia lady Institute, now Stuart corridor university in Staunton, Virginia. 1879 Daisy starts off attending Mesdemoiselles Charbonniers' completing university in big apple urban. 1880 December 30: Sarah Alice Gordon dies of scarlet fever. 1885 January: Daisy turns into partly deaf in a single ear. 1886 December 21: Daisy marries William Mackay Low. past due December: Daisy turns into completely deaf in different ear. 1896 April 6 to fifteen: First foreign Olympic video games held within the sleek period, in Athens, Greece. 1898 April 21: Spanish-American struggle starts off. summer time: Daisy returns to the us and, along with her mom, cares for squaddies in a clinic in Florida. 1905 June eight: William Mackay Low dies. 1907 August: Robert Baden-Powell's experimental camp for boys is demonstrated at Brownsea Island in southern England. this is often thought of the unofficial commence of Boy Scouts. 1908 September: equipped Boy Scouts start with the outlet of an workplace in London. Scouting for Boys is released via Robert Baden-Powell. 1910 lady advisor circulation and association begins in England. 1911 may perhaps eleven: Daisy meets basic Sir Robert Baden-Powell, founding father of Boy Scouts in nice Britain and different nations, and his sister Agnes, first president of lady courses in nice Britain. August: Daisy organizes a lady consultant patrol in Glen Lyon, Scotland. Fall: Daisy organizes patrols in London. 1912 March 12: Daisy's niece, Margaret "Daisy Doots" Gordon, turns into the 1st registered woman advisor in the USA. Seventeen different women additionally sign in on that day. April 15: The enormous sinks within the Atlantic on its maiden voyage. September eleven: William Washington Gordon II dies. 1913 June: nationwide Headquarters demonstrated in Washington, D. C. The guide How ladies will help Their state is released. woman Scouts turns into the hot identify for lady publications in the US. 1914 February: Trefoil layout for club badge is patented.

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