Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Checking in on Anna's Adventure in Scotland!

Girl Scouts of Southwest Texas CEO, Anna Chávez, was selected as the only council representative to be part of Girl Scouts of the USA's delegation to the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS) 34th World Conference in Edinburgh, Scotland! Below is a daily account of her adventures as she spends July 9-15 abroad. Follow Anna on her Blog and on Twitter @GirlScoutEagle1.

Yesterday Chávez discussed the future direction of the Girl Guiding movement. This included a quota of membership they are aiming reach, fund development of the Global Girls Fund and the possibility of a fifth world center.

She then sat in on an intergenerational discussion hosted by the young women attending the convention and the candidates for the World Board. At this year's World Conference, six new voting members will be elected by the delegates of Full Member Organizations to serve for a term of six years. The duties of the World Board are defined in the WAGGGS constitution and states that the World Board "acts on behalf of the World Conference between its triennial meetings and carries out the policy laid down by Member Organizations meeting" at the World Conference... and they are responsible for "the strategic planning, accountability and measurement of performance of WAGGGS as a whole."

Chávez then participated in regional meetings. The member organizations of WAGGGS are grouped by regions, GSUSA being in the Western Hemisphere region. See the countries in our region here and the other four regions here.

The Girl Guides of the UK performed traditional Gaelic dancing at the end of the day. Pictures here!