About the Program
Stacey Cordery recounts the life of Juliette "Daisy" Gordon Low, the founder of the Girl Scouts of America. Raised in post-Civil War Savannah, Georgia, Daisy Gordon attempted to balance her aristocratic upbringing with her outside interests. Following her divorce to Englishman, William Mackay Low, Ms. Gordon Low befriended Robert Baden-Powell, the founder of the Boy Scouts and with the assistance of Mr. Baden-Powell's sister, created Girl Guides, a partner program to the Boy Scouts. Daisy Gordon would eventually change the name to the Girl Scouts; an organization that its founder believed should be a fun and instructive place for girls to obtain skills useful to their personal lives and careers. This year marks the 100th anniversary of the Girl Scouts of America. Stacey Cordery speaks at the National First Ladies' Library in Canton, Ohio.