Learn more about the life of Juliette Gordon Low, Founder of the Girl Scouts, through this presentation, courtesy of Women in History Ohio. After a period of tremendous loss in her life—the death of her sister, her husband in 1905 and later the loss of her hearing, Juliette was inspired by Sir Robert Baden-Powell, founder of the Boy Scouts in England. It was there that she began a similar organization called the Girl Guides.
In 1912 she returned to her birthplace in Savannah, Georgia and, with her cousin, Miss Pape, she began what is now known as Girl Scouts USA. The Girl Scouts handbook promoted physical activity, leadership training, civic understanding, and career development at a time when women were struggling to find their place in the world outside the home. Today Girl Scouts USA numbers 2.5 million—more than 1.7 million girls and 750,000 adults who believe in the power of every G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader)™ to change the world.
This program will be held at the Carnegie Center, located at 329 W. 10th St., Lorain. Please call 440-245-2563 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your place for the tour. Admission is $5, payable at the door.
This year marks the 100th Anniversary of the Ratification of the 19th Amendment, granting women the right to vote. We have chosen to entitle our commemoration of this centennial “Beyond the 19th Amendment.” Our programs this year focus on stories of women, many of them from Lorain, who worked to improve their community during the time period leading up to and following the passing of the amendment.