ERIC Number: ED388561
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Lou Henry Hoover and the Girl Scouts: A Tribute.
McMullin, Dare Stark
This booklet is a special tribute to Lou Henry Hoover, wife of President Herbert Hoover, from a close friend, social secretary, and chief research assistant to the First Lady. The small booklet provides a look at the social history of the era by focusing on Lou Henry Hoover and her interest in the outdoors. Lou Henry Hoover was the first women to be graduated from Leland Stanford University with a geology major. Her work in preservation of the outdoors and in conservation of resources are highlighted. Her interest in the Girl Scout movement in 1917 arose from the Hoover's concern for the well-being of the U.S. child. From 1917 to the end of her life, Girl Scouting was one of her great enthusiasms and devotions. Mrs. Hoover's influence on various programs of the Girl Scouts is described. In 1945, the Girl Scouts established the Lou Henry Hoover Memorial Forests and Wildlife Sanctuaries, for the conservation of forest lands, soil, waterways, or wildlife. (EH)
Descriptors: Conservation Education, Conservation (Environment), Federal Government, Presidents of the United States, Secondary Education, Social History, Social Studies, United States History, Youth Clubs
Herbert Hoover Presidential Library, P.O. Box 488, West Branch, IA 53258.
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Herbert Hoover Presidential Library-Museum, West Branch, IA.