Saturday, June 16, 2012

Anna Maria Chávez Featured in San Diego-area News Stories About Girl Scouts

Check out this great article in the San Diego Union-Tribune about GSUSA CEO Anna Maria Chávez and Girl Scouts. Chávez is in San Diego to visit the Girl Scouts San Diego-Imperial and to celebrate our 100th anniversary by spreading the Girl Scout message of leadership. Chávez spoke at an event organized by MANA de San Diego, an organization that supports and mentors young Latinas. The event, held at SeaWorld San Diego, drew some 300 people.

The Union-Tribune quotes Chávez as telling the gathering, “To be here today to talk about where we are now as a movement brings me almost to tears because for 100 years we have taken our mission to heart.” Chávez also described ToGetHerThere, the Girl Scouts’ cause campaign for balanced leadership in a single generation by supporting girls and their leadership development, and called on everyone to give to organizations that support girls.

There’s also coverage of Chávez’s visit on public radio station KPBS. Reporter Jill Replogle interviewed Chávez and reports on ToGetHerThere and the efforts of Girl Scouts to grow membership and reach more Latina girls and volunteers.