On Saturday morning Forney Girl Scout Troop 1797 hosted an educational birthday celebration in recognition of the life of Girl Scout founder, Juliette Gordon Lowe.
Six area troops consisting of Girl Scouts, Daisy’s and Brownies gathered at Forney’s Community Park playground pavilion to participate in a variety of crafts and games designed to educate the girls on the inspirational life of the founder of the Girl Scouts organization.
Born on October 31, 1860 Juliette Gordon Lowe, nick named “Crazy Daisy” after her constant experiments and outdoor adventures, lost her hearing as a young child after she experienced several ear injuries. She never allowed her disability to inhibit her ambitions and is revered for breaking with the convention of the time by gathering a small troop of 18 culturally and ethnically diverse girls together to form the first Girl Scout troop.
Lowe’s legacy has ensured that all girls, including those with disabilities have a place to grow and develop their leadership skills. And the older Girl Scouts within Troop 1797 did an awesome job of creating several stations with crafts and games that clearly represented Lowe’s life.
Lowe’s interest in athletics, the arts and nature were equally represented as young Daisy’s and Brownie’s planted Daisy seeds in small pots, made pipe cleaner Daisy’s and learned sign language.
Many of the Girl Scouts’ enjoyed investigating the nature trials within the park as they participated in the Juliette Gordon Lowe Photo Scavenger Hunt, and all the children attending the celebration had a great time painting the hands for the giant “Helping Hands” banner, and participating in the old fashioned tug-a-war game.
A big Forney Post hat’s off goes out to Forney Girl Scout Troop 1797 on a job really well done!