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Juliette’s Presidential Medal of Freedom

May 24, 2012

The Presidential Medal of Freedom is the highest honor a president can bestow on a civilian. President Barack Obama selected our founder, Juliette Gordon Low, to receive this prestigious award!

“Daisy” Low is one of 13 “extraordinary honorees [who] come from different backgrounds and different walks of life, but each of them has made a lasting contribution to the life of our nation,” said President Obama, who will formally present the medals on May 29. “They’ve challenged us, they’ve inspired us, and they’ve made the world a better place.”

Anna Maria Chávez, National CEO of Girl Scouts of the USA, adds, “Juliette Gordon Low was a visionary, whose legacy lives on in the 59 million American women who have been part of Girl Scouting at some point in their lives. She believed that all girls should be given the opportunity to develop physically, mentally, and spiritually, and in founding the Girl Scouts in 1912, she made an indelible and enduring contribution to the lives of girls and to our nation.”

There’s no better way to celebrate our 100th anniversary than having Juliette Gordon Low honored with the Presidential Medal of Freedom! Join us on our Girl Scouts For Girls Facebook page and tell us what you think about this great honor and what makes you proud about our founder.