Juliette Gordon Low
Created the dedicated, dutiful and diverse Girl Scouts
Always conflicted about her status as a “woman of ease,” Juliette Gordon Low looked for a call to service and found it in scouting. From the beginning, membership included girls from different religious, ethnic, and social backgrounds, as well as girls with disabilities. (Low herself was severely hearing impaired for much of her life.) Today there are more than 2.5 million Girl Scouts in the U.S. and in nearly 90 other countries. More than 50 million women have participated in Juliette Gordon Low’s organization.