100 years ago on Monday March 12th Juliette Gordon Low founded the Girl Scouts . . . she was a visionary and held the belief that this organization called the Girl Scouts could make the lives of girls and the world a better place.
Kay Bachofer has portrayed Juliette for more than 20 years so that all of us could learn more about our Girl Scout heritage. Kay started as a 2nd grade Brownie Girl Scout, was a troop leader for her own daughter’s scout troops and then went to work for the Girl Scouts as a Field Director.
Shelly Prichard, CEO presented Kay the first award developed exclusively for the Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland – the Juliette Gordon Low Achievement Award at the Celebrating 100 Years: Sing-a-long event at Stiefel Theatre in Salina on March 10, 2012.
The award honors an individual who has made significant and unique contributions to Girl Scouting within the Council. The Juliette Gordon Low Achievement Award recipient’s contributions will have continued impact on girls and adults, and embody the values highlighted in the Girl Scout Promise and Law.
To honor Kay, her children and siblings have created a Cottonwood Elementary Girl Scout Scholarship to help girls and troops thrive at Cottonwood. Congratulations, Kay!