Juliette Gordon Low and the 100th Anniversary of Girl Scouts

Juliette Gordon Low by Edward Hughes | 1887, Oil on canvas | National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of the Girl Scouts of the United States of America;

January 13, 2012 – January 6, 2013
National Portrait Gallery
8th and G Streets, NW
Washington, DC
2nd Floor, South Rotunda

The iconic painting of Juliet Gordon Low, a patent award, a membership pin, and photographs of Low when she commemorated the 10th anniversary of the Girl Scouts are on view. Low founded the American Girl Guides on March 12, 1912; renamed Girl Scouts of the USA in 1913, the organization celebrates its centennial in 2012. Eighteen girls registered in the first American Girl Guide troop; now, one 100 years later, there are 3.3 million members, making the Girl Scouts the largest educational organization for girls in the world.