Juliette Gordon Low and the Girl Scout movement

It all started 110 years ago, and tens of thousands of people still come to her Savannah home to see where it all started. We are talking about the Girl Scout movement. For Women’s History Month, we celebrate its founder Juliette Gordon Low.Gordon Low was born in 1860. People visit her home today on Oglethorpe Avenue because of what she accomplished. Browning Mullis. “She was an adventurer and an artist, and later in her life, at age 51, she founded the Girl Scout movement.” After being inspired by Girl Guides in the UK, she called her cousin Nina Pape with an idea. “She told him she was going to start something for girls in Savannah and all over America and around the world,” Browning Mullis said. Just like that, the Girl Scouts were born in 1912. “I think one of the most inspiring things about her is that she didn’t take no for an answer,” Browning-Mullis said. “It was something that was important to her, so she put not only her time and energy, but also her resources into building the movement.” It all started with a small troupe of 18 girls with a plan to empower them. “We arm girls today like Juliette did in her time to champion their causes,” Browning-Mullis said. “She taught them to be leaders, and she taught them to be comfortable in their skin.” Now millions of girls have taken the pledge. “If you take a look at some of the most successful women in the country, like women in Congress, women who are astronauts, women who run businesses have had experience as Girl Scouts at some point of their lives,” Browning-Mullis said. Although Gordon Low founded the Girl Scouts, she did not do it alone. According to Browning-Mullis, she did it with a group of other women and girls who cared about the movement and moved it forward.

It all started 110 years ago, and tens of thousands of people still come to her Savannah home to see where it all started.

We are talking about the Girl Scout movement. For Women’s History Month, we celebrate its founder Juliette Gordon Low.

Gordon Low was born in 1860. People visit her home today on Oglethorpe Avenue because of what she accomplished.

“She was many things,” Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace executive director Shannon Browning-Mullis said. “She was an adventurer and an artist, and later in her life, at age 51, she founded the Girl Scout movement.”

After being inspired by Girl Guides in the UK, she called her cousin Nina Pape with an idea.

“She told him she was going to start something for girls in Savannah and all over America and around the world,” Browning-Mullis said.

Just like that, the Girl Scouts were born in 1912.

“I think one of the most inspiring things about her is that she didn’t take no for an answer,” Browning-Mullis said. “It was something that was important to her, so she put not only her time and energy, but also her resources into building the movement.”

It all started with a small troupe of 18 girls with a plan to empower them.

“We arm girls today like Juliette did in her time to champion their causes,” Browning-Mullis said. “She taught them to be leaders, and she taught them to feel good about themselves.”

Today, millions of girls have taken the pledge.

“If you take a look at some of the most successful women in the country, like women in Congress, women astronauts, women running businesses, they had experience as Girl Scouts at a point in their lives,” Browning-Mullis said.

Although Gordon Low founded the Girl Scouts, she didn’t do it alone. According to Browning-Mullis, she did it with a group of other women and girls who cared about the movement and pushed it forward.

Derrick A. Anderson