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  • Whenshe was born, her uncle stated that she “must be a daisy,” and the name stuck ever since.Juliette (Daisy) was born on October 31, 1960 in Savannah, GA.As a child, she was known as “Hurricane Daisy” thanks to her never-ending schemes and ideas
  • At the age of 25, when suffering from her chronic ear aches, asked her doctor to try out a new treatment, even when the doctor refused, she was stubborn about the whole situation. He treated her by injecting silver nitrate. a prolonged illness occurred and she lost most of her hearing in that ear.
  • At age 26, against the wishes of her parents, she married williammackay low and chose her parents wedding day. in a freakish accident,a grain of the good luck rice lodged in her good ear. daisy proceeded to her honeymoon, but became gravely ill. her eardrum was punctured during the operation to remove the rice. and she lost all the hearing in that ear.newly married, she was deaf.
  • Soon after, William’s father died, and the Low’s became very rich. William was found to have many infidelities.by 1903, her husband was pressing her for divorce, to marry his mistress.william moved daisy to the servants wing and let his mistress live in the houseIn 1905, Daisy agreed to the divorce, but William died before it was finalized.leaving everything to his mistress, and giving her the option of what to give to daisy (which was not very much)
  • daisy was to study sculpture in paris after this tragedy, for she had always said that a job was something missing from her life.
  • 1911 – daisy was 50, wanted to go up flying with friend nevellsmith.Neville introduced her to his cousin, and founder of the boy scouts, Robert Baden Powell.Daisy was overwhelmed with meeting this man, especially because he had told her that she was going to become someone very important.daisy found out that when the boy scouts were in full swing, over 6,000 girls registered using only their initials to get in.robert got his sister to form a society of girl guides.Daisy was fascinated by the girls and the rules and the pastimes.
  • She organized troops in Scotland and London.There, she found 7 girls and taught them knot-tying, weaving, cooking, first aid, and personal hygiene.1912- Daisy’s father passed away, and on January 6, she left England for Savannah, GA to take girl guiding to America.
  • Daisy, with the help of her cousin, set up the first 18 girl guides on March 12, 2912.in the short time she as in savannah, she interested everyone with the positivity of the girl guides.she overcame the impossibities by ignoring them
  • 1913, she changed the name of the organization from girl guides to girl scouts because American girls told her they wanted to be called girl scouts. she wrote and published her first handbook. (including instruction in camping, telegraphing, shooting, archery, insects, shells, fishes, and trees, and how to tell time from the stars, good food, exercise, self improvement.)paid for everything out of her own pocket.1915- sold pearls to support the organizationFor this reason, her family encouraged her to do fundraisers instead
  • daisy resigned as president, and looked over her creation of the world wide organization.asked to create a world camp for the girl scouts, in may 1926, 456 people from 30 countries attended the meeitng, shared ideas and hopes
  • Daisy was secretly battling breast cancer. She died on January 17, and her funeral was attended by thousands of her girl scouts.was buried with a note that read “you are not only the first girl scout, but the best girl scout of them all”grew from original 18 girls to 168,000. influenced direction of girls lives, self fulfillment and self realization.
  • Although she was deaf in one ear and the other was damaged, Daisy never lost her sense of humor and positive outlook on life. In fact, every time someone tried to tell her no, she pretended she couldn’t hear them.
  • contributed to the deaf society by proving that even though hearing is important, it should not contain you from doing what you wanted to do. she changed so many girls’ lives, hearing and deaf, enough to eventually become the eighth woman honored on a us postage stamp.

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  • Sir Robert Baden Powell
  • Daisy with her girls in London Daisy’s father
  • Daisy with the first 18 girl guides Professional photo
  • Daisy’s handbook
  • • Daisy resigned as president, and looked over her creation of the world wide organization. • She asked to create a world camp for the girl scouts, and in May 1926, 456 people from 30 countries attended the meeting to discuss ideas and hopes. The girl scout world camp
  • The outcome of Daisy’s funeral • Daisy was secretly battling breast cancer. She died on January 17, and her funeral was attended by thousands of her girl scouts. • She was buried with a note that read: “You are not only the first girl scout, but the best girl scout of them all”
  • • Although she was deaf in one ear and the other was damaged, Daisy never lost her sense of humor and positive outlook on life. In fact, every time someone tried to tell her no, she pretended she couldn’t hear them.
  • • Daisy contributed to the deaf society by proving that even though hearing is important, it should not contain you from doing what you want to do. • She changed so many girls’ lives, hearing and deaf, so much in fact that she eventually became the eighth woman honored on a US postage stamp
  • Sources "Girl Scouts of the USA.” Web. 1 Nov 2013. <http://www.girlscouts.org/who_we_are/history/low_biogra phy/>. Harold, Fran. "Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace." The Organization of Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace. Web. 2 Nov 2013. <http://www.juliettegordonlowbirthplace.org>. Wikipedia contributors. "Juliette Gordon Low." Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 6 Nov. 2013. Web. 4 Nov. 2013.