Our girl delegates’ adventures continue in Columbus, where the National Council Session is underway. Read on to learn about their first full day in Ohio as representatives of GSGLA.
Our day started with some slight bumps. But we made up for it with other plans, and headed to the North Market for lunch. While there, we were able to indulge in a variety of foods. One of our chaperones, Melissa Pepe, even bought us a pound of focaccia to share. We ended our meal with some delicious ice cream then headed to the Convention Center to await a Girl Scouting group chat.
We sat for two hours in order to be the first ones in line, while Melissa met with some friends at GSUSA—and we got to participate in a cool opportunity (details to be announced later). It was all very exciting.
Next, we headed over to a reception to mingle with the other delegates. Afterward, we received GSGLA trefoil headbands as gifts, for which we’ve gotten a lot of attention. ☺
Then it was time for the opening ceremony, where the convention speakers gave us great insight into what it truly means to be a G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader). Our favorite speaker was Dr. JoAnn Deak, who talked about the differences between the female and male brain, which was very interesting. Her work focuses on helping parents raise confident and courageous daughters—and she’s even written books to empower kids to exercise their brains! Thursday will be another busy day with the beginning of the National Council Session.
The Girl Scout Delegates
Our convention coverage continues! Stay tuned for more testimonials from our girl delegates.