Friday, February 25, 2011

It's Your Story, Write It!

Self expression is a large thread throughout the latest Girl Scout leadership journey It's Your Story-Tell It! My favorite form of self expression is through writing, which I'm lucky enough to do for a living. That being said, I am always thrilled upon finding a Blog written by actual Girl Scouts! The Blog in question is called "Girl Scout Voices at CSW" and it illustrates two girl's experiences at the 55th annual Commission on the Status of Women, held at the United Nations in New York City. It is an invitation-only Blog, but I have gotten permission from the author to re-post!

Author CAMavis begins her journey with "snow, snow and more snow. Just as the forecast predicted, we began our morning with a flurry of snow as we headed from our hotel to Girl Scout USA. Today, we would be preparing for the long week ahead at CSW. With each of us having specific roles at CSW, we were all separated to work with our assigned focus group. Several of these focus groups included preparation for a “Day of the Girl” presentation organized by Plan International, personal experiences with STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics), and blogging of course... On Sunday, the 20th we took an early morning subway trip to Pace University for Girls Stand Up!, an orientation for girls and women attending CSW 55. We heard Michelle Bachelet, first woman president of Chile, speak as a keynote speaker. It was such a great opportunity to hear from this amazing person, who showed us women are capable of anything they set their mind to."

Writing is truly a fantastic form of self expression and is one of the most classic forms of communication. The latest Girl Scout leadership journey It's Your Story-Tell It! has its' very own comprehensive website that allows you to get involved in a number of awesome activities! Girl Scouts of the USA and Dove®, the leading personal care brand, partner to deliver Girl Scout leadership and self-esteem programming to millions of girls nationwide and abroad with the latest Girl Scout leadership journey It's Your Story-Tell It!.