Juliette Gordon Low

Juliette Gordon Low was born on Halloween, 1860 in Savannah, GA. “Daisy”, as she was called by her family and friends, was a poet, dramatist, artist, and athlete. Daisy also suffered from chronic ear infections that caused her to lose most of her hearing in one ear.

At the age of 26, Daisy married William Mackay Low. On that day, a piece of rice thrown at her wedding ceremony lodged in her only hearing ear causing infection and total hearing loss in that ear as well.

By 1912, Daisy started a youth movement with eighteen girls called the Girl Scouts. Since then, the Girl Scouts has grown to almost 4 million members.

For more about Juliette Low, check out her biography from the Girl Scouts, Deaf Is, and Wikipedia.

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