The Juliette Gordon
Low Birthplace is offering approximately 20 travel'ship grants of up to $100 to
support the travel needs of Girl Scout troops and groups that have reserved a
Girl Scout Heritage Visit this summer. Funds will be granted to Girl Scout
councils for distribution to traveling troops to offset costs for travel
expenses or to support one or more girls from a troop may be experiencing
difficulty in raising the necessary travel funds. Special consideration will be
given to troops that did not anticipate the increased fuel and transportation
expenses and also for groups including members from underserved populations.
Girl Scout troops
must submit an application letter outlining their needs, a travel budget showing
funds raised, the family contribution toward expenses, and the amount the troop
would like to request based on budgeted expenses and demonstrated short fall.
The letter should include the troop leader’s name, complete mailing address,
daytime telephone number, and e-mail address.
Send the letter to the Program Manager, Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace, 10 East Oglethorpe Ave., Savannah, GA
31401, email to email@example.com or fax to
After a Girl Scout
council sends us a letter endorsing the grant application, if granted, the funds
are disbursed to the council to re-grant to the Girl Scout troop. The letter of
endorsement from the Girl Scout council office may be sent separately.
One month after the
trip is completed, the funded troop/group must submit a trip report to the
Birthplace with at least three group photographs along with photo release forms.
The funded troop/group must post a trip report on their council Web site and
later in the year complete a service project for their home council as well.
Although not required, GSUSA does like to hear what a troop does as a service project
for the council.
These grants are
made possible through the Birthplace Travelship Endowment established in 2001.
The fund was created to support troop travel to the Juliette Gordon Low
Birthplace and established with major gifts from the Hodge Foundation of
anonymous Florida Foundation and Birthplace Circle of Friends contributors.
Individuals interested in supporting the Birthplace Travelship Endowment with a
gift of their own are encouraged to contact the Birthplace about giving