Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace Travelship Grant

Jul 03, 2008 Posted in Newsroom

The Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace is offering approximately 20 travelship grants of up to $500 to support 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 (i.e. to cover the unanticipated increases in gasoline costs, etc.) or to support one or more girls from a troop who are experiencing difficulty in raising the necessary travel funds. Special consideration will be given to troops impacted by unbudgeted increases in gasoline, food and other costs associated with travel and also for groups including members from underserved populations.

Troops must submit an application letter outlining their needs, a travel budget and an appropriate request for funding. Letters should be mailed to the Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace, 10 East Oglethorpe Ave. Savannah, GA 31401 to the Program Manager. A letter of endorsement from the Council office may be sent separately by email, fax (912) 233-4659 or mailed to the above address. One month after the trip is completed, the funded troop/group must submit a trip report to the Birthplace, post a trip report on their council website and later in the year complete a service project for their home council.

The Birthplace Travelship grants for summer 2008, meeting the requirements, will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. In general, grant awards will be limited to one per council however council staff may call the Birthplace at (912) 233-4501 if they have special circumstances.

These grants are made possible through the Birthplace Travelship Endowment established in 2001. The fund was created to support troop travel to the Juliette Low Birthplace and established with major gifts from the Hodge Foundation of Savannah, an 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 opportunities.

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