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Masters Thesis

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Master of Science


Exercise and Sport Studies


It is the purpose of this thesis to present the lite and contributions of Juliette Gordon Low, for was largely in that one greathearted woman that Scouting took its root and gained the widespread power for good that it holds today among the girl­hood of America.4

Mrs. Low, an American living in England, became interested in scouting through her friendship with Sir Robert Baden­ Powell. After learning of the work of the Girl Guides, she returned to her home in Savannah, Georgia, and proposed the idea of scouting to eighteen girls. Through her financial assistance and able leadership, Girl Scouting became firmly established as an educational and recreational institution in America. Juliette Low, "...whose interest lay in the development of young womanhood...,"5 was also an initial supporter of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts, and her work in scouting after 1920 was almost entirely on the international level.


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