Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Juliette Gordon Low

The simplest way of saying this for the very young Scout is to do a good turn to
 someone every day: that is, to be a giver and not a taker. This is the spirit that
makes the older Scout into a fine, useful, dependable woman." 

Juliette Gordon Low  founder, Girl Scouts


Sally B said...

"to do a good turn to
someone every day: that is, to be a giver and not a taker."

Wow, haven't heard that phrase "to do a good turn" in decades! Has the notion as well as the language done out of fashion? Are there arenas in which young folk are taught the way of life my grandmother and my scout leader taught?
Sadly, "a giver not a taker" would seem foreign in some self absorbed, self-preserving/promoting cultures I've seen lately.

Sally B said...

So, pursuant to my comment yesterday, I had a conversation with a friend today while walking about the origins of the word turn, which intrigued us both and she happily found this link: