January 17 2017

A Message From Juliette Low

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Juliette Gordon Low passed away 90 years ago today on January 17th, 1927.

This message is from the beginning of the 1933 handbook (thanks Carolyn!): 

Hallowe’en, 1924

Dear Girl Scouts:

I hope that we shall all remember the rules of this Girl Scouting game of ours.  They are:

To play fair,
To play in your place,
To play for your side and not for yourself.

And as for the score, the best thing in a game is the fun and not the result, for:

“When the Great Recorder comes
To write against your name,
He writes not that you won or lost
But how you played the game.”

Girl Scouts, I salute you.

Your friend,
Juliette Low

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  1. By Cstolyn on

    So glad you picked that handbook to look into and found this passage.


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