Our second cachet on sale at the PENPEX is one celebrating the anniversary of the Girl Scouts. We have two designs available — this one features the founder of the Girl Scouts, Juliette Gordon Law.
“In 1911 Juliette met Second Boer War hero (and founder of the Scouting movement) Robert Baden-Powell. He recruited her to the Girl Guiding movement. He had gotten his sister Agnes to organize the Girl Guides by recruiting the thousands of girls who had sprung up in scout troops across England. Daisy and Sir Robert (later Lord) Baden-Powell shared a passion for sculpture, poetry and art. She also enjoyed working with iron. She had hired the Wellesbourne village blacksmith to teach her iron- and copper-smithing so that she could create iron gates for her home, Wellesbourne House.
On returning to America in 1912, Juliette placed her historic telephone call to her cousin, Nina Anderson Pape: “Come right over! 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!”