Sunday, April 23, 2017

G-Team Gears up For G.I.R.L. 2017!

Hi, there! Your helpful blogger from G-Team (the amazing girls planning G.I.R.L. 2017) is back with an update! If you need a reminder, G-Team is made up of 21 girls from all over the United States who have a shared mission—making G.I.R.L. 2017 the best event ever.

As G.I.R.L. 2017 draws near, G-Team is in full gear prepping for October in the lovely Columbus, Ohio.

G-Team has four subteams: Program, Special Events, Hall of Experiences, and Marketing and Design. We communicate through video chats and constant emails and, just to make sure our planning is on track (as well as to compare the weather from all over the country), we also group text. All this contact is because we’ve been working tirelessly for G.I.R.L. 2017 since our retreat last July in Columbus, OH.

Currently, the Program team is reaching out to speakers for our breakout sessions. These people will lead discussions about diversity, art that enacts change, stress, communication, different cultures, and Girl Scout traditions.

The Hall of Experiences is going to have loads of amazing sponsors and booths that will fill the expo hall. The picture above shows the G-Team in the expo hall. Another organization was using the room at the time, so it's hard to tell how huge it is!.

Our Special Events team is planning the festive party for all the guests, and our Design and Marketing team is developing a rocking playlist. Kara, a member of the Special Events team, said, “The party is going to be awesome. It will be full of activities for everyone, as well as great snacks! Also, there will be performances from girls across the country. The whole weekend of G.I.R.L. 2017 will be crammed with information and motivational speakers, but the girl party is really the place to let go and have fun! You can hang out with your troop, the other girls you have met in your sessions, and new friends you met from lunch. We also will have a great closing event on Sunday that you won’t want to miss.

Marketing and Design has also been planning our G.I.R.L. 2017 spaces and lounges, where every G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader)™ can chill out or socialize with other people from all over the country (and even the world)! There will be both a teen lounge and a younger girl lounge, so everyone has a great place to relax during the busy days.

The G-Team’s next retreat will be in New York City, where we’ll meet with some inspirational people from GSUSA and continue to make big decisions about G.I.R.L. 2017.

Needless to say, your time at G.I.R.L. 2017 will be chock-full of unforgettable experiences that you won’t find anywhere else. G-Team also has some surprises up its sleeve, so watch for updates, and don’t forget to come to G.I.R.L. 2017 in Columbus, Ohio, this October! We’re excited to see the whole event come together and to watch 10,000 people experience the power of a G.I.R.L.