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Invest In G.I.R.L.s

At Girl Scouts, we believe that when girls succeed, everyone succeeds. Girl Scouts of Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois provides opportunities for girls to discover their passions, find their voice, and make a positive impact in the world. In fact, Girl Scouts volunteer more than 100,000 hours each year in eastern Iowa and western Illinois.

Please ensure that every girl has the opportunity to develop the confidence that Girl Scouts nurtures. A contribution to Girl Scouting is an investment in the next generation of self-sufficient and capable women.

 
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Ways to Give

The Emerald Giving Circle

The Emerald Giving Circle is an elite group that is passionate about Girl Scouts and its mission of building girls of courage, confidence and character. Each year, Girl Scouts offers girls the skills and knowledge they need to be successful leaders now and throughout their lives.

Through your generous support, you will give girls the opportunity to reach their full potential and be the leaders the world needs them to be.

With your five-year annual commitment of $1,000 or more, you will receive:

  • Unique benefits that include opportunities to experience our programs, meet our volunteer leadership, attend exclusive events, and meet other Emerald Giving Circle members.
  • Public acknowledgement of your generous gift
  • Special meeting with our CEO
  • Special bi-annual update of impact
  • Emerald Circle pin

For more information, contact Joyce Vance at (800) 798-0833 ext. 416

Juliette Gordon Low Society
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The Juliette Gordon Low Society honors individuals who demonstrate a deep commitment to Girl Scouts of Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois by making a planned gift.

After Juliette Gordon Low gathered 18 girls together to begin Girl Scouts in her Savannah home in early 1912, she converted the carriage house of her home into the first Girl Scout national headquarters. She then gifted the property to Girl Scouts in her will. Juliette's bequest was the beginning of planned giving to Girl Scouts. In her memory, Girl Scouts of Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois launched the Juliette Gordon Low Society on April 8, 2017 to thank and honor friends who choose to make Girl Scouts part of their legacies and a beneficiary in their estate plans. Those that make a commitment between April 2017 and April 2018 will become Founding Members and receive a distinctive pin, invitation to a special event, and recognition.

If you have already named Girl Scouts of Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois as the beneficiary of a planned gift, let us know. Simply complete our planned giving form to notify our Development Office of your intentions.

If you would like more information on the Juliette Gordon Low Society contact Joyce Vance at (800) 798-0833 ext. 416.

Special Events

Woman of Distinction

Woman of Distinction recognizes a member of the Burlington and West Burlington Iowa communities who represent the ideals of Girl Scouting. The recipient's deeds and work fulfill the Girl Scout mission of building girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.

This wonderful night is filled with fun as guests reconnect with old friends and meet new people. To learn more, please contact Joyce Vance at (319) 752-3639 or email JoyceV@GirlScoutsToday.org.

One Tough Cookie

This 3+ mile mud run and obstacle course creates a challenging, but super fun atmosphere, where runners of all backgrounds can have a good time. One Tough Cookie is held at Camp Liberty in New Liberty, Iowa, so expect natural features to become elements of this course. Rolling hills, wooded trails, and Flint Lake make this run unique… and the not so natural obstacles might include a slip-n-slide.

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GLAMP

Relive your girlhood days as you enjoy a magical 'glamp' experience filled with adventure AND pampering at the beautiful NEW Camp Liberty in New Liberty, Iowa. Sleep in the new lodge troop houses (with indoor restrooms!) Earn badges with different activities and throughout the weekend, enjoy your free time with a manicure or massage – hop on a bike to check out the gorgeous property – or work on your Wine Journey – you choose the level of your adventure! To learn more, please contact Shelly at (563) 823-9940 or email ShellyW@GirlScoutsToday.org.

Register to attend GLAMP today!

Invest in G.I.R.L.'s

Because of your generosity, girls in eastern Iowa and western Illinois are ready to take on the future. It’s by no accident that for over 100 years, Girl Scouts has been the premiere leadership organization for girls. To make all of this possible, we depend on contributions from individuals, foundations, and corporate partners to make Girl Scouting affordable for every girl, regardless of her family's income.

While we ask families to pay just $25 per girl in annual dues, our council invests $280 per girl to provide a full year of high-quality programs.

Your gifts support the cost of membership, programs, camp, volunteer training, and so much more. Every dollar you give stays right here in our council- giving Girl Scouts near you the best leadership opportunities imaginable.

 

Thank You!

We would like to thank our amazing FY16 Donors and Camp Liberty Capital Campaign Donors. Because of your generosity, girls in eastern Iowa and western Illinois are ready to take on the future.

View our Annual Report