Thursday, October 29, 2009

Wear Pearls on Halloween

I am proud to be a part of Girl Scouts as a leader for The Middle Child's Brownie troop. I've been more involved in the past taking on other volunteer positions that involved a lot more work, but I've scaled back this year to focus on homeschooling. I'm still a big believer in Girl Scouts, however, and what they stand for and have the greatest admiration for Juliette Gordon Low, the woman who brought Girl Scouts to the United States back in 1912. She was a Halloween baby and so that day is a special holiday for Girl Scouts of the USA. I just read an article on-line about Girl Scouts who wear pearls on October 31st to honor her memory. Why pearls? Because at one point as she was trying to get Girl Scouts off the ground, Juliette sold her valuable pearls to fund the movement. It is representative of her sacrifice and tireless work on behalf of girls everywhere. I plan to wear my pearls, OK, my faux pearls, on Saturday, even over my Halloween T-shirt!


Aleta said...

Aww, I like that story. I'll wear pearls tomorrow too. I don't have any children, but I think the Girl Scouts is an excellent organization!

Kim said...

It is a great story; Juliette's biography is an interesting read, too. She was from an impressive family; her uncle or grandfather (I read it a while ago so I can't remember the exact connection) founded Chicago. Yes, the very large city where Oprah lives. Her relatives also played a big part in the founding of Savannah. She was as close to royalty as we get in the U.S.!