A message from Girl Scouts of the USA’s Interim CEO, Sylvia Acevedo


Hello, Girl Scouts!

We’re approaching one of my favorite holidays of the year—-Founder’s Day, October 31, on which we commemorate and celebrate Juliette Gordon Low’s birthday.

Born on Halloween in 1860, Juliette noted that she “was born on the night when witches, imps, and fairies roamed the earth!” If she were around to say the same thing today, she might add “superheroes,” as they have become one of the most popular themes for Halloween costumes and kids’ dress-up in general.

Speaking of, I can think of no better real-life superhero than Juliette herself, the woman who founded an organization that has positively impacted the lives of more than 60 million girls and women over the course of the past century, including mine. In honor of her upcoming birthday, I encourage you to revisit her story and share it with the children in your life.

And while you’re at it, know of someone who’s still deciding what to be for Halloween? Suggest they go as our superhero founder—-whose rich legacy and vision continue to inspire our Movement and power positive change in our world.

Happy Founder’s Day!

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