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Juliette Low Memorial Fund and Juliette Low World Friendship Fund

 

"Resolved, that in memory of Juliette Low, founder in America of the Girl Scouts;

 a fund be raised to be known as the Juliette Low Memorial Fund,

for the promotion of Girl Scouting and Girl Guiding throughout the world,

as a contribution toward world peace and goodwill." 

Juliette Low World Friendship pins; (L-R) 1970's era, 1979, and recent era. Pins are worn by girls and adults who attend a JLWFF event.




This Australian newspaper clipping notes that the Girl Guide, Rozilie McDonald attended the Silver Jubilee Camp courtesy of the Juliette Low Memorial Fund in 1937.

Originally called the Juliette Low Memorial Fund when it was first established in 1927, it wasn't until 1944 that the name changed to Juliette Low World Friendship Fund. Regardless of what you call it, the funds - once entirely raised by donated pennies - helped to foster international friendships through Girl Scouting and Girl Guiding by sponsoring travel, events, camps and adventures! It continues today.

26 Girl Scouts and Girl Guides from around the world were invited to the Silver Jubilee Camp in 1937 and the cost was paid using Juliette Low Memorial Fund.

 

During the eras of war time (World War 1 and World War II) the focus changed to helping Girl Scouts and Girl Guides in war-torn countires. Special penny collections, called Victory Funds,  were held to fund the relieft work.

This newsclipping from 1945 notes the name change, the victory fund and examples of how the funds were use; giving an ambulance to the Girl Guides in England, $5000 worth of powdered milk for children in Russia, and on and on.






 

Juliette Low Memorial Fund/JLWFF  |  WAGGGS  |  Thinking Day  |  Our Ark, Olave House, Pax Lodge  |  Our Cabana  |  Our Chalet  |  Sangam  |  Friends Societies

International A-B  |  Australia  |  International C-D  |  Canada 1  |  Canada 2  |  International E-F  |  International G-H  |  International I  |  International K-J

International L-M  |  International N-P  |  Philippine  |  International R-S  |  International T-Z  |  United Kingdom 1  |  United Kingdom 2