Juliette “Daisy” Gordon Low assembled 18 girls from Savannah, Georgia, on March 12, 1912, for a local Girl Scout meeting. She believed that all girls should be given the opportunity to develop physically, mentally, and spiritually. With the goal of bringing girls out of isolated home environments and into community service and the open air, Girl Scouts hiked, played basketball, went on camping trips, learned how to tell time by the stars, and studied first aid. Within a few years, Daisy’s dream for a girl-centered organization was realized. Today, Girl Scouts of the USA is a robust organization with a rich history.
Azura Memory Care of Stoughton honored that history with a celebration. They started the day off with a craft corner where some of the ladies made their own Azura/Girl Scout sashes. After lunch, the fun continued. The ladies reviewed the contributions of Girl Scouts in our country’s history, reminisced about their own experiences, participated in a sing-along, play cards and best of all…. “Girl Scouts Happy Hour” i.e., taste testing the Girl Scout cookies!