Low, founder of Girl Scouts of the USA,
was born Juliette Magill Kinzie Gordon on October 31, 1860, in Savannah,
Georgia. "Daisy," as she was affectionately called by family and friends, was
the second of six children. Needless to say, Juliette Gordon Low left a
remarkable legacy behind. Let's run-down some milestones:
- On July 3, 1948, President Harry S. Truman
signed a bill authorizing a stamp in honor of Juliette Gordon Low. The stamp was
one of the few dedicated to women.
- During World War II, she had a "Liberty Ship"
named in her honor.
- In 1954, in Georgia, the city of Savannah
honored her by naming a school for her. A Juliette Low School also exists in
- On October 28, 1979, Juliette Low was inducted
into the National Women's Hall of Fame in Seneca Falls, New York. The National
Women's Hall of Fame was established in Seneca Falls in 1969. It honors American
women for their contributions to society.
- On December 2, 1983, President Ronald Reagan
signed a bill naming a new federal building in Savannah in honor of Juliette
Low. It was the second federal building in history to be named after a
- In 1992, a Georgia non-profit honored Juliette
Low as one of the first Georgia Women of Achievement. A bust of Juliette Low is
displayed in the State Capitol.
In 2000, The Deaf World in Wax, a traveling
exhibit, featured her as a famous deaf American.
- On October 14, 2005, Juliette Low Gordon's life
work was immortalized in a commemorative, bronze-and-granite medallion as part
of a new national monument in Washington, D.C. The Extra Mile Points of Light
Volunteer Pathway pays tribute to great Americans who built their dreams into
movements that have created enduring change in America. The monument's
medallions, laid into sidewalks adjacent to the White House, form a one-mile
Girl Scouts of the USA is fast approaching one