The Pearl Award is presented to Girl Scout volunteers whose actions directly support the council’s mission to deliver services to girls and adults across our jurisdiction.
On March 12, 1912, Juliette "Daisy" Gordon Low assembled 18 girls from Savannah, Georgia, for a local Girl Scout meeting. Her words on that day were, "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!” With that, Juliette and her girls embarked on the first steps in creating the largest girl movement in the world. Juliette believed that all girls should be given the opportunity to develop physically, mentally, and spiritually and made it her life’s mission to provide girls these opportunities. She had such passion and dedication to the Girl Scout movement that she sold her precious and valuable pearls to keep the Girl Scout program going.
For us, her pearls symbolize the hope, passion and dedication of our volunteers. Our volunteers continue to put the hard work that is required to build girls of confidence, courage and character. They give countless hours developing, coordinating and assisting with girl program, serving on our product sales team, assisting with events, facilitating adult training, and serving as elders to support girls across our jurisdiction. Our volunteers are our precious pearls, and they work hand-in-hand with us to ensure that girls succeed. The Pearl Awards celebrates and salutes their efforts and accomplishments.