Friday, July 15, 2011

Checking in on Anna's Adventure in Scotland - Election Edition!

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.

She started yesterday with a series of important votes as a delegation. The plenary proceedings began with testimonials from a few delegates sharing their life experiences and the impact of Girl Guiding and Girl Scouting on their lives. The nominees for the WAGGGS World Board were identified early in the week and they have spent the last three days meeting and greeting the convention delegates to share their bios and their vision of the world board. At yesterday's session, the delegates used the electronic voting system to systematically narrow down the field of candidates and six new World Board members and two substitute were eventually elected.

WAGGGS also launched a global campaign today at the world conference to stop the violence against girls and young women and to ask people to join the conversation. As the largest youth organization for girls and young women, WAGGGS is committed to taking action to stop this global epidemic of violence against girls.