DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Juliette Gordon Low and the 100th Anniversary of Girl Scouts:
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Description of Pictures: Juliette Gordon Low and the 100th Anniversary of Girl Scouts
January 13, 2012 – January 6, 2013
The iconic painting of Juliet Gordon Low, a patent award, a membership pin, and photographs of Low when she commemorated the 10th anniversary of the Girl Scouts are on view. Low founded the American Girl Guides on March 12, 1912; renamed Girl Scouts of the USA in 1913, the organization celebrates its centennial in 2012. Eighteen girls registered in the first American Girl Guide troop; now, one 100 years later, there are 3.3 million members, making the Girl Scouts the largest educational organization for girls in the world.
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SIPGGS_120314_04.JPG: "Badge" patent award, 1914
On November 22, 1913, Juliette Gordon Low applied for a patent for a "new, original, and ornamental Design for a Badge." Approved on February 10, 1914, this badge was called the Tenderfoot Pin and is the symbol of membership. The trefoil design of the pin indicated the original threefold promise of the Girl Guides:
On my honor, I will promise to do my best:
(1) To do my duty to God and my country.
(2) To help other people at all times.
(3) To obey the Guide Law.
SIPGGS_120314_22.JPG: "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!"
-- Juliette Gordon Low
On March 12, 1912, Juliette Gordon Low gathered eighteen girls in her hometown of Savannah, Georgia, and registered them as the first troop of the American Girl Guides. Renamed and incorporated as the Girl Scouts, Inc. in 1915, the organization celebrates its centennial this year. Low was the founding force behind this beloved institution.
Born in 1860, Low was an artistic, humorous, and active girl who later enjoyed traveling and philanthropy. Despite struggles with severely limited hearing and a turbulent marriage, Low sought a cause to which she could dedicate her life. In 1911, after meeting the founder of the British-based Boy Scouts and Girl Guides, Sir Robert Baden-Powell, Low knew she had found her calling. Now, one century later, 50 million women have participated in the Girl Scouts. There are currently more than 3.2 million members in the United States, making the Girl Scouts the largest educational organization for girls in the world.
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2012 photos: Equipment this year: My mainstays were the Fuji S100fs, Nikon D7000, and the new Fuji X-S1. I also used an underwater Fuji XP50 and a Nikon D600. The first three cameras all broke this year and had to be repaired.
Trips this year:
three Civil War Trust conferences (Shepherdstown, WV, Richmond, VA, and Williamsburg, VA),
a week-long family reunion cruise of the Caribbean,
another week-long family reunion in the Wisconsin Dells (with lots of in-transit time in Ohio and Indiana), and
my 7th consecutive San Diego Comic-Con trip (including side trips to Zion, Bryce, the Grand Canyon, etc).
Ego strokes: I had a picture of Miss DC, Ashley Boalch, published in the Washington Post. I had a photograph of the George Segal San Francisco Holocaust memorial used as the cover of Quebec Francais (issue 165). Not being able to read French, I'm not entirely sure what the article is about but, hey! And I guess what could be considered to be a positive thing, my site is now established enough that spammers have noticed it and I had to block 17,000 file description postings for Viagra and whatever else..
Number of photos taken this year: just below 410,000.
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