Happy Birthday, Juliette Gordon Low!

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On October 31, Girl Scouts from all over the United States will celebrate Juliette Low's 150th birthday!

The first troop of 18 Girl Guides formed in Savannah, Georgia, in March 1912 under the leadership of Juliette Gordon Low.  Juliette's goal was to guide her girls toward positive physical, mental and spiritual development. She took her girls hiking and camping, and taught them how to survive with first aid lessons and by using the stars as their guides. She followed through on her goal to bring her girls out into the open air and to participate in community involvement. But her success came at a price: her only funding opportunity came from the sale of her cherished and valuable pearl necklace.

Honor the birth of our founder by wearing pearls on Juliette's birthday. Thanks to her great sacrifice, Girl Scouts today are still enjoying the air of nature while maintaining their dedication to community service. By showing off your pearls on October 31, you and your troop can give Juliette a birthday gift that she is sure to love!

Check out these crafts your troop could use to make a "pearl" necklace:

Martha Stewart's Faux Pearl Necklace http://www.marthastewart.com/article/pearl-necklace

Easy Faux Pearl Necklace Made of Cornstarch Clay at the Tissuepaper Blog http://tissupapers.blogspot.com/2009/05/easy-faux-pearl-necklace-made-of_11.html

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