Founders' Campership Fund
Celebrating 20 years of helping the Girl Scouts of the Riverside United Service Unit!!
The Founders' Campership Fund is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization raising funds to assist Girl Scouts in the Bristol Borough and Bristol Township communities who want to attend Girl Scout Summer Camp.

How you can help

The Campership Fund is made possible by the generosity of the community. All donations are appreciated. You can opt to sponsor one girl or your donation can be put into the general fund.


The applicants are required to fill out an application form and write a short (age appropriate) essay as to why they want to go to Girl Scout camp and what they expect to get out of the experience.

Campership Recipients

Campership recipients are presented with a certificate and a journal at a ceremony with their troop. The girls are asked to write or draw in their journal during their camp experience. In the fall, their Troop Leader allows the girl to share their journal and their experience with the rest of the troop.


The Founders Campership Fund was established in 1999 to honor the memory of Katherine MacDonald and Peg Potterton. These women founded Girl Scouting in the Bristol and Croydon communities. Both or these remarkable women had over 50 years in scouting.

Since 1999, 136 campers have received partial financial assistance to attend summer Girl Scout Camp. The fund has distributed more than $15,000.