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November 2020
Today Girl Scouts across the globe are celebrating the birthday of our founder, Juliette Gordon Low. More than 100 years ago, Juliette Gordon “Daisy” Low organized the very first Girl Scout troop. In every year since, we honor her vision and legacy, building girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place. As we celebrate her birthday, I am grateful for you and your support of this movement that teaches girls to move beyond setbacks to be able to succeed. As you know, 2020 has been all about moving beyond setbacks!

I am so proud of how Girl Scouts have responded in 2020. Despite the challenges, Girl Scouts continue to give back. They donate cookies to people in need, write letters to lonely seniors in nursing homes, and make masks for first responders -- all while building robots, launching their own businesses, and caring for their planet. This community of support they are building for themselves and for each other would not be possible without you – our Girl Scout advocates and generous supporters.
The birthday of our founder is a fitting day to launch the premier issue of our newsletter, Igniting the Promise. This month, I am excited to share how you have helped the girls in our council move beyond the setbacks of 2020 with a grit and resilience that would make our founder, Juliette Gordon Low, proud. Please read on to learn more about how you are supporting girls and building the next generation of female leaders.
Yours In Girl Scouting,
Roni Luckenbill
Chief Executive Officer
Girl Scouts of Western Ohio
Virtual Victories and Summer Surprises
When schools closed in March, your support enabled us to launch Girl Scouts at Home, a virtual version of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience. From March to August, thousands of girls participated in virtual badge programs, virtual camp programs, and received “camp in a box” kits focused on woodworking, hiking, plants and animals, and campfire cooking. Thank you for investing in Girl Scouts at Home and for keeping girls connected to one another and the outdoors during the pandemic. 
Ella and Cory’s Story
This has been a challenging year for two sisters named Ella and Cory. In March, their school closed due to the pandemic and they are attending school virtually, isolated from their friends and favorite school activities. Tragically, they also lost their beloved aunt to the virus. This summer, you made a difference for Ella and Cory by supporting our virtual camp initiative. “Ella and Cory’s troop signed up for the camp in a box program and my daughters loved every moment of it,” their mother says. “Their troop met weekly over video chat to open the boxes and share what fun things they learned. This has been such a hard year, and virtual camp made a world of difference. My daughters started smiling again and looked forward to camp every day.” 
Research indicates that Girl Scouts are more likely to seek challenges and solve problems in the community compared to non-Girl Scouts. Thanks to your gift, Girl Scouts are leading the way to a brighter tomorrow!
Thank you to the 480 donors who contributed to Powering Her Promise, our council-wide emergency fundraising campaign for financial assistance in response to the pandemic. Together, you contributed nearly $186,000 which will allow 7,440 girls find a home in Girl Scouts in 2021.
Cookie Creativity – Business Bosses to the Rescue! 
When Ohio closed in March, Girl Scout troops were left with hundreds of cookie boxes to sell. However, thanks to you, Girl Scouts did not despair! Across our council, hundreds of you stepped up to help local Girl Scout troops. You purchased more than 200,000 boxes of cookies and donated them to people in need of a sweet treat. Business Bosses for Cookie Bosses truly saved the day. A special thank you to the Cincinnati Rotary Club for stepping up and buying $20,000 worth of cookies! See ALL of our amazing Business Bosses here.
The Dayton Foundation and United Way of Greater Dayton Support Girl Scouts During the Pandemic!
The Dayton Foundation and United Way of Greater Dayton are dedicated to improving the lives of Miami Valley residents, particularly during times of crisis. This summer, they invested in Girl Scouts by providing a $20,000 grant for program kits. These kits will allow girls to participate in the Girl Scout Leadership Experience virtually and in socially distant settings, ensuring girls still have the support and stability of their Girl Scout families during these difficult times. 
Thank you for investing in girls, and supporting the visionary doers, innovators, creators and thinkers of tomorrow. Together, we can help girls discover their untapped potential and build girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place. Make a gift today!

In Honor of Girl Scouts Founder Juliette Gordon Low, you can leave a gift that will impact girls for generations. Learn more about planned giving through the Juliette Gordon Low Society.
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