America's Daisy Girl Scouts

Barb Garber

Daisy Girl Scouts are named after the founder of Girls Scouting in the USA, Juliette Gordon Low - Daisy to her family and friends.

Age: 5 and 6 year old

Promise: On my honour, I will try
To serve God and my Country.
To help people at all times,
and to live by the Girl Scout Law.

Uniform: Blue tabard or T-shirt and shorts with Daisy badge

Badge:they have a gold pin in the shape of an 8-petaled Daisy

Program:Is based on the five worlds of interest" to make sure that the program is balanced. They are:

  1. Well-being (health & safety),
  2. People (valuing different cultures, etc.),
  3. Today and Tomorrow (science, technology, etc.)
  4. Arts
  5. Out of Doors, which includes environment and well as nature.

Daisy Girl Scout Story:

Dear Daisy Girl Scout

You are a Daisy Girl Scout and are named after "Daisy" Gordon Low. Daisy Low started Girl Scouts a long time ago in 1912. Her real name was Juliette, but most people called her "Daisy".

Juliette was born in 1860 on Halloween in a place called Savannah, Georgia. Her uncle gave her the name "Daisy" when she was a baby. He looked at her one day and said "I bet she's going to be a daisy!" He though she was some 'baby!' Ever since then people called her Daisy.

Daisy had an older sister named Nellie and four younger sisters and brothers named Alice, Willy, Mabel and Arthur. Her father was a cotton trader, and her mother was a homemaker, busy taking care of all the children, the family and their house. They loved in a big house in Savannah (it is now a Girl Scout programme centre).

As a young girl, Daisy did many things. She liked to climb trees, play with her brothers, sisters and cousins, take care of animals, start and run clubs, write stories, draw pictures, tell jokes, write and be in plays, explore places, and do many other things.

One time she saved a kitten from being drowned in a flood. Another time she kept a cow from getting rally sick by putting her mother's blanket on the cow overnight. Her mother did not like that too much, because the blanket fell off the cow in the morning and the cow stepped on it. At least the cow did not get sick.

Daisy's father and grandmother know that she loved animals, especially horses. When they thought she was old enough to take care of one, they bought her a horse. She named the horse Fire and spent many hours riding him, grooming him and talking to him. He was black with four white feet. Daisy was very, very, happy to have a horse and took very good care of him.

Later on, Daisy grew up and married a man named Willy Low. They went to live in England and Scotland, countries on the other side of the Atlantic Ocean.

They loved together for many years, but then Willy died. Other sad things happened to Daisy, too. She had problems with her ears and became partially deaf.

Even with these sad events in her life, she went on to do many wonderful things. She heard about Boy Scouts and Girl Guides from her friend Lord Robert Baden- Powell. Daisy decided to start the same thing for girls in the United States. After leading a few troops of Girl Guides in Scotland, she came back to the United States and started Girl Scouts. On March 12, 1912 the first troop met. That is why March 12th is the Girl Scout birthday.