Renewing the Promise: Girl Scouts 52nd National Convention

GSUSA National Convention 2011CEO Dr. Liz BrentEvery three years, GSUSA holds a national convention where they transact business for the organization. Each council has a designated number of delegates for the convention. For about two days, the delegations listen to the pros and cons on business before the body.   In between, there are a few speakers and the exhibitors' hall. At the last convention, that was my favorite place because they had a live penguin in there.   The fall product and cookie bakers also had free food. So, that was a good respite from the slow movement of the democratic process.
In November, it is again time for this convention. We have a delegation from our council, voted on at the annual meeting in April.  They will travel to Houston for the convention.  The host council, Houston, assures us that this will be a once in a lifetime experience.

During the convention they will also have a girl leadership institute.  At the last convention this happened ahead of the convention so those girls who were older could actually be convention delegates.  This time the girl leadership institute runs concurrent with the convention.  We have 10 spaces available for girls 13 and older to attend this institute.   The dates are November 9-12.   The cost is around $1,000.  We do have some limited scholarship funds available.   If you know of an older girl who would like to attend, please contact me.

If you are interested in the proposed changes for the convention, we will be posting those on our website and welcome your comments.   As convention delegates, they should reflect the views of the membership of this council.   Comments are forwarded on to our convention delegation.