Dear Friends of Girl Scouting,
100 years ago Juliette Gordon Low made the historic phone call to her cousin and exclaimed, “I’ve got something for the girls of Savannah, and all of America, and the entire world, and we’re going to start it tonight!” Juliette then gathered 18 girls in Savannah, Georgia and held the first troop meeting of the all-girl organization Girl Scouts.
In developing the Girl Scout movement, Juliette Low brought girls of all backgrounds into the outdoors, giving them opportunities to develop self-reliance, resourcefulness, and leadership. Juliette’s passion for service was matched by her philanthropy. Juliette’s home became Girl Scouts first national headquarters and she later gifted the property to Girl Scouts in her will.
Juliette’s bequest was the beginning of planned giving to Girl Scouts. In her memory, the national Juliette Gordon Low Society has been established to thank and honor friends of Girl Scouting who choose to make Girl Scouts part of their legacies and a beneficiary of their estate plans.
With this letter comes a special invitation to join the Juliette Gordon Low Society of the Girl Scouts. As a JGL Society member, you will be invited to attend special recognition and educational events. Other benefits include listing as a society member in select Girl Scout publications, access to digital resources and a special membership lapel pin. You can also have peace of mind knowing that your gift continues our rich traditions, promises a brighter future, and continues to lead the way for generations of girls to come.
If you have already named us as the beneficiary of a planned gift, let us know and we will welcome you as a Juliette Gordon Low Society member. If you would like more information about how you can become a member – in a manner that benefits you, your heirs and Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona – please contact Emily Herrell at (520) 319-3167.
We hope you will accept our invitation!
Chief Executive Officer
Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona