Divide the Troop into 3 groups and give them the following group names: Juliette Low, Scout or Scouting, World
As the story is read, each group listens for its group name, and stands up making the action listed below. Before you read the story, practice the actions so each group understands what to do!
Juliette Low. . . . . . . . . . . . . Join hands with persons on right and left.
Scout or Scouting. . . . . . . . .Smile and make the Girl Scout sign.
World. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Stand up, spin around once, and sit down.
In 1912, Juliette Low became interested in Scouting while visiting her friends, Lord and Lady Baden-Powell, who lived in England and who started Boy Scouting and Girl Scouting in their part of the World. When Juliette Low came back to America, she thought Scouting was so wonderful that she decided to start the first Girl Scout troop in her own home town of Savannah, Georgia. This she did on March 12th, 1912, and this first little troop of eight girls was the first Girl Scout troop in this part of the World.
This first Girl Scout troop was so successful that Juliette Low wanted to see Scout troops all over the World because she knew that Scouting would help girls all over the World to become friends and to help build World peace and good will. Girl Scouting grew and grew until now you are not only a member of your own little troop but also a member of the Girl Scouts of the USA which is a member of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts.
Juliette Low died in 1927 and her friends wanted to pay her a great tribute. They knew that her greatest dream was of World friendship and of World peace and that she hoped to accomplish this through Girl Scouting. So her friends started a memorial fund in her honor and called it the Juliette Low World Friendship Fund and each year Girl Scouts in the United Stated can contribute to this fund which helps Scouting all over the World.
A contribution to the Juliette Low World Friendship Fund can travel to all parts of the World and help Scouts in many ways. Maybe it will help send older Scouts from our country to Our Chalet in Switzerland where Scouts from all over the World get together to exchange ideas and to help build World peace. We have no way of knowing how far contributions may travel. We have no way of knowing in what ways it may be returned to us in new friendships and World peace. But we do know that the Juliette Low World Friendship Fund is helping to fulfill Juliette Low's dream of Girl Scouting and World Friendship.
NOTE: The purpose of the Action Story is to acquaint the girls with our founder, Juliette Low, and should be presented in a respectful and interesting manner.
Juliette Low and World Friendship Action Story