Girl Scouts picnic at home of Mrs. Herbert Hoover, 1918
and Lou Hoover put them right to work!
At this time, Herbert Hoover was serving as the head of the US Food Administration, a WWI agency involved in the rationing of food for all allied troops.  Gardening was an important element in augmenting the American food supply so that more food could be sent overseas.  
Lou Hoover was an advocate of Girl Scouting and later served as the national president of the Girl Scouts of the USA.  A year after this photo was taken, she was honored by King Albert I for her efforts in Belgian war relief.

Girl Scouts picnic at home of Mrs. Herbert Hoover, 1918

and Lou Hoover put them right to work!

At this time, Herbert Hoover was serving as the head of the US Food Administration, a WWI agency involved in the rationing of food for all allied troops.  Gardening was an important element in augmenting the American food supply so that more food could be sent overseas.  

Lou Hoover was an advocate of Girl Scouting and later served as the national president of the Girl Scouts of the USA.  A year after this photo was taken, she was honored by King Albert I for her efforts in Belgian war relief.