October 31st holds a very special place for Girl Scouts, and not because it’s Halloween! Our amazing founder and the original G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader), Juliette Gordon Low (affectionately known as Daisy) was born on October 31, 1860… before it was Halloween! And we celebrate Founder’s Day each year to commemorate her and all that she has done for girls by creating our Movement.
Daisy believed in the power of all girls and her dream was to create a space where girls could build confidence and grow their leadership skills in an all-girl environment. She started Girl Scouts in her hometown of Savannah, Georgia in 1912 and channeled her inner innovator to lead Girl Scouts with passion and determination.
Looking for ways to celebrate Daisy through Founder’s Day? We’ve got you covered! Check out our Top 5 Ideas Below.
- Attend our Virtual Costume Party on Zoom
Join us for our Founder’s Day Virtual Costume Party on Zoom on October 31 from 10-11am! We will be celebrating Daisy with a Halloween themed party filled with fun. This free event is open to Girl Scouts and girls interested in joining, so invite your friends and sign up here.
2. Learn About Daisy With Your Troop
Dive into the history of Girl Scouts by learning everything you can about Daisy! Girl Scout Troop #2260 from Winterville learned all about Girl Scout traditions and read a book together about Daisy to celebrate Founder’s Day.
3. Complete a Service Project in Daisy’s honor
Research issues that were important to Daisy or projects that relate to her in any way and make a difference in her memory! A great example is completing a project to benefit breast cancer patients, as that is how Daisy passed away. Check out our Patch of the Month, our Think Pink! patch program for ideas.
4. Explore the Outdoors With Your Family
One of the most important components of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience is exploring the outdoors, and it has been ever since Daisy founded our Movement. Her first Girl Scout troop played basketball, hiked, swam, and camped. Do something outside with your family to honor Girl Scouts’ outdoor legacy.
5. Visit Our Retail Shops!
Visit our council retail shops to get your Girl Scout gear and enjoy special discounts! Color in this sheet and bring it in for a free fun patch by November 30. We recommend making an appointment ahead of time as we are practicing social distancing. Check out our shop locations and hours here. Make your appointment by calling 1-800-284-4475 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Learn more about Daisy and the history of Girl Scouts on our website!