On Sunday, April 10, Girl Scouts Heart of
the South lost a valued member of our Girl Scout family.
“Peggy” Jamieson, a Girl Scout mom, troop leader, council employee, avid
council volunteer and grandmother of a Girl Scout, dedicated her life to Girl
Scouting. Believing in the Girl Scout mission Peggy had been a pillar within
the council for nearly 50 years.
was an avid camper and always willing to help other troops meet the
requirements so that they too could camp. She would attend camp as their
trained troop camper.” said Debbie Moore,
director of finance for the Girl Scouts Heart of the South, former colleague and
long time friend of Peggy.
passion led her to work for the council, then Tenn-Ark-Miss Girl Scout Council,
coming first as a temporary worker and eventually retiring as Council Shop Manager in 2008. Even while employed by the
council, Peggy still gave of her time to troops volunteering as a trainer and
the opportunities afforded through Girl Scouting, Peggy was so excited to have
a granddaughter become a Girl Scout and worked diligently with the Lindenwood
Christian Church troops where her granddaughter is a member.
had been a Girl Scout leader when her daughters were young and she just stayed
with it,” said Jean Ann McBride, Girl Scout leader at Lindenwood Christian
Church, “She was a wonderful lady; she just really was an inspiration.”
had an enthusiasm for the history of local Girl Scouting and had worked prior
to her retirement and in the past three years to organize the council’s
archives. She was working on this at the time of her death.
recognition of her dedication and service to Girl Scouting, Peggy was awarded
the Thanks Badge, Girl Scout USA's
daughter, Jana Jamieson White, and son-in-law, John White, also passed way on
April 10, 2011, leaving behind their five children. A fund will be
established for the children.
Service will be held on Sunday, April 17 at St. Luke's United Methodist Church, 480 South Highland St., Memphis, TN 38111.