Girl Scouts of Maine announces that Nancy Morse Dysart will be presented with the 2012 Juliette Award at the
third annual Pearls of Wisdom luncheon scheduled for September 27, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., at the Wells Conference Center on the campus of the
University of Maine in Orono.
“We believe that successful women share a dynamic portfolio of knowledge, talents, and skills, and the ability to inspire others based upon their journey through life,” said Joan McDonald, CEO, Girl Scouts of Maine.
“On September 27, we will gather to celebrate the remarkable professional achievements of Nancy Morse Dysart. A former Girl Scout, she is a true champion who has dedicated her life to the wellbeing of others. We are honored to present her with the Juliette Award for all she has done to transform the landscape for children and empower a new generation of courageous, confident and resourceful women."
The Pearls of Wisdom event recognizes and honors the accomplishments, leadership and vision of distinguished women and offers a forum for them to share their insights and experiences as a way to inspire others.
Speakers at the September 27 event include the Juliette Award recipient, Nancy Morse Dysart; and Pamela Hurley-Moser, President of Hurley Travel Experts and
Girl Scouts of Maine’s 2012 Woman of Distinction.
In addition, ten-year old Samantha Moore of Milbridge will receive the Girl Scout Medal of Honor; an award presented to a Girl Scout whose heroic efforts have saved a human life.
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The Strand of Pearls
The first Girl Scout group in the United States began on March 12, 1912, in Savannah, Georgia - all because one woman had great wisdom and a vision.
On that date, Juliette Gordon Low assembled 18 girls for a Girl Scout meeting. She believed that all girls should be given the opportunity to develop physically, mentally, and spiritually. With the goal of bringing girls out of isolated home environments and into community service and the open air, Juliette Gordon Low made sure that her Girl Scouts hiked, played basketball, studied first aid, went on camping trips, and learned how to tell time by the stars.
As with all Girl Scout troops, money was needed to
keep the program running. Juliette was so dedicated to the success of her girls that she sold a strand of rare matched pearls that her husband had given her as a wedding gift. The necklace fetched $8,000 – a hefty
sum, especially in those days! And thus, we have our pearls of wisdom - funds unselfishly gained and money
wisely spent to fund more opportunities for girls.