Cadettes, Seniors, or Ambassadors who are working on a community service, Take Action project, or High Award can apply for a Joyce Maienschein Leadership Grant to help make their dream a reality. Not only can the girls receive funding for up to $500, but they gain life skills like writing, budgeting, organization, and teamwork.
Joyce Maienschein began volunteering with Oak Ridge Girl Scouts in 1957, and by 1965 she was leading troop 69. Under Ms. M's leadership, troop 69 created and implemented numerous impactful service projects, several of which still exist in some form today. Additionally, troop 69 was the only American troop to ever receive the International Walter Donald Ross Award, given to "the most outstanding troop in the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts."
In 1978, Maienschein was awarded the Juliette Low World Friendship Medal by GSUSA in recognition of her outstanding efforts to extend opportunities for international understanding through Girl Scouting. In 1994, she founded the Girl Scout Museum at Daisy’s Place and directed it until 2009.
Who can apply?
- Cadette, Senior, and Ambassador girls or troops who are working on Take Action projects, Silver Award projects, or Gold Award projects.
How to apply?
For more information, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or the volunteer co-chairs, Patty Cook (865-659-4486) and Gail Yook (865-408-2591).