Opening up the 2011 National Convention with Katie Couric as our keynote speaker was amazing! She shared and attributed so much of her success and determination to her experiences in Girl Scouting. She wore a Girl Scout uniform from the 1970’s and looked amazing in it!
On Friday, Frances Hesselbein, National Girl Scout Executive Director from 1976-1990, addressed the delegate session. Her focus was diversity and making certain all girls are accepted into Girl Scouting. She was such an inspiration to all.
We also got to vote on the proposal to authorize an annual council service fee for girl members. There was debate on both sides and the final result was the proposal passed.
We enjoyed Vernice “FlyGirl” Armour, America’s First Female African American Combat Pilot. She related a lot of her success and determination to her Girl Scout experience and opportunities given to her within Girl Scouts.
I believe the most amazing part of the entire convention was hearing from the National Young Women of Distinction. WOW!! From creating a Walk of Hope for child abuse awareness to building a helicopter landing pad in a hometown, these girls are giving back to their communities in the way I know Juliette Gordon Low intended 100 years ago.
I am certain she knew 100 years ago that girls could and would do amazing things as Girl Scouts!
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