Even in the male-dominated late 1800s, Georgia socialite Juliette Gordon Low was a trailblazer, one not content to rest on her finishing-school laurels or submit to her troubled life. At 26, she was living in England, married to a carousing husband and despondent by her childlessness. She was widowed by 44, partially deaf and searching for her life's meaning.
In 1912, she returned to her Savannah birthplace and founded the Girl Scouts with 18 participants. Today, there are 10 million members in 145 countries. It’s no wonder Savannah needed a year that ended March 2013 to celebrate Juliette and the Girl Scouts 100th Anniversary. On February 28, 2013, the U.S. Mint released the Girl Scouts Centennial Silver Dollar, one of two commemorative programs scheduled for this year.