Also, Juliette Gordon Low’s family members were on hand to present the Medal of Freedom that President Obama awarded to Low earlier this year. It will be on permanent display at the Juliette Gordon Low birthplace.
“Dolores Huerta, who is the friend of Cesar Chavez who founded the farmer labor movement, she came up to me at a reception, and said ‘I want you to know that everything I learned in the Girl Scouts helped me do my job’, and I thought that was the most meaningful moment for me,” said Dick Platt, Low’s great-nephew.
Juliette Gordon Low’s incredible legacy lives on.
According to the newly released Girl Scout Research Institute report Girl Scouting Works: The Alumnae Impact Study, women who were Girl Scouts as children display significantly more positive life outcomes than do non-Girl Scout alumnae, outcomes that include perceptions of self, volunteerism and community work, civic engagement, education, income, and socioeconomic status.
Approximately one in every two adult women (49%) in the U.S. has at some point been a member of Girl Scouts, with the average length of time spent in Girl Scouts four years. There are currently an estimated 59 million Girl Scout alumnae living in the U.S.