Chapter 6. CHALLENGING THE GOSPEL

It takes courage to challenge the gospel. In 1912, Juliette Gordon Low telephoned a friend, saying, "I've got something for the girls of Savannah, and all of America, and all the world, and we're going to start it tonight!" That evening, she assembled eighteen girls from Savannah, Georgia, for America's first Girl Scout meeting. A courageous, visionary, even revolutionary woman, Low believed that all girls should be given the opportunity to develop physically, mentally, and spiritually. Here was a woman who couldn't even vote in her own country, yet who said to those first Girl Scouts, "Remember you can be anything you want to be—a doctor, a lawyer, an aviatrix, or a hot air balloonist." The Girl Scouts of the ...

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