Friday, October 25, 2019

Countdown to G.I.R.L. 2020!

Guest post by Sylvia Acevedo, CEO Girl Scouts of the USA

Hello Girl Scouts! I hope you are having a great Back to Troop season and planning lots of adventures for the coming year.

The next year is going to be a truly amazing one for Girl Scouts, and one of the highlights of the year will be G.I.R.L. 2020—our national convention, 55th National Council Session, and the largest girl-led event in the world—in Orlando next October 20–25. Girls, women, families, and supporters from across the globe will come to Orlando to celebrate the infinite power of girls and their limitless potential to change the world. 

Orlando is an amazing platform to showcase the power of Girl Scouts. A hub of innovation in tech, aviation, aerospace, and digital technology, it’s a city that will spark girls’ imagination and offer a host of exciting experiences. And as a rocket scientist, I have to say I’m very excited that it’s right down the road from Kennedy Space Center! 

Planned by a team of 25 Girl Scouts from across the Movement—our incredible G-TEAM—G.I.R.L. 2020 is all about offering girls opportunities to lead the conversation around key issues, network, share unforgettable experiences, get inspired by some of the most influential women in the world, and tap into their G.I.R.L. spirit—their inner go-getter, innovator, risk-taker, and leader. 

During our week together in Orlando, delegates who have been elected by their councils will work together to chart the course for our Movement’s next three years. They’ll participate in a democratic and engaging governance practice that will lay the foundation for an even brighter future for Girl Scouts, while immersing themselves in a 21st-century leadership development experience designed by girls, for girls, and with girls at the center. 

I am so excited today to officially kick off our “Countdown to G.I.R.L. 2020.” This special event will be a galvanizing moment for the Girl Scout Movement—and we need YOU to join us to make it all happen. Registration for G.I.R.L. 2020 opens in January 2020 with discounts and special incentives for those of you who act quickly, so be on the lookout for more information coming soon. 

I’ll see you in Orlando! 

Yours in Girl Scouting,