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Here Come the Girl Scouts!: The Amazing All-True Story of  Juliette 'Daisy' Gord

Here Come the Girl Scouts!: The Amazing All-True Story of Juliette 'Daisy' Gord

Shana Corey
Illustrator:  Hadley Hooper 
Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 6 to 8
Scholastic Press, 2012   ISBN: 978-0545342780

Juliette “Daisy” Gordon Low lived in a time when girls were expected to be “proper,” “dainty,” and “delicate,” but Daisy came from family whose members prided themselves on their unconventional approach to life. Daisy had not interest in being “delicate,” so she sought adventures. As an adult, she went traveling to far off places, and she learned skills that were decidedly unladylike, such as blacksmithing.

Though Daisy enjoyed these experiences, she wanted to do something meaningful, something useful, just as her forbearers had done. Then one day Daisy heard about two organizations in Britain that had been created for young British girls and boys. They were called the Boy Scouts and the Girl Guides.

Full of enthusiasm, Daisy sailed home from England, and with her cousin’s help, she founded the first chapter of the American Girl Scouts. Little did she know that the Girl Scouts would one day become a huge organization that would educate, support, and empower hundreds of thousands of girls.

Many girls in American today do not realize that the freedoms they have now were fought for by girls and women who lived long ago. Daisy Gordon Low was one of these women. Thanks to her, countless American girls learned how to hike, camp, work together as part of a team, and much more.

Accompanied by quotes by and about Daisy on every double page spread, the text in this book tells a fascinating story about a singular woman.