Thursday, March 5, 2020

What to Do at G.I.R.L. 2020 from the G-Team

Where in the world is the G.I.R.L. 2020 G-Team? This year's team is global!

Guest blog post by Serena I., Girl Scouts San Diego 

G.I.R.L. 2020: the largest girl-led convention in the world is just around the corner! Now just who are the girls who put the “girl-led” in this convention? Well, that is the G-TEAM! The G-TEAM is a 26-member planning committee of older girls: 25 Girl Scouts from across our Movement (including girls from Puerto Rico and USA Girl Scouts Overseas in Italy) and a special girl representative from Guías de México! We came together almost a year ago to bring this convention to life. Each member of the G-TEAM has a specific internship role in many areas, such as marketing and communications, session and experience design, merchandise and retail, event planning, and several more. These internships are helping piece this convention together and implementing the girl-led voice that is going to make G.I.R.L. 2020 an unforgettable experience for girls of all ages.

G.I.R.L. 2020 is going to be full of fun and memorable experiences that will help girls develop skills to create positive change in the world. The G-TEAM has been working very hard on making sure that G.I.R.L. 2020 is inclusive for younger and older Girl Scouts. It’s a perfect event for younger Girl Scouts and their families, and the EXPO Hall offers hundreds of different experiences that girls will have the opportunity to enjoy. Outside the convention doors, this exciting event is located in the heart of Orlando, Florida. This gives families the chance to attend the G.I.R.L. 2020 EXPO Hall of Experiences and to extend their stay by exploring the popular attractions in the area, making a memorable, fun-filled week that the whole family can enjoy.
Serena I., Girl Scouts San Diego

Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors should definitely come join us in Orlando this October! In addition to opportunities before and after in the Orlando area and the EXPO Hall of Experiences, girls in grades 6–12 can experience our National Council Session, our opening celebration on Friday night, program sessions all day Saturday, an exciting event Saturday night, and an inspiring closing session on Sunday. When the G-TEAM met in person for the first time last summer in Orlando, we discussed the main goals that we wanted girls to take away from the world’s largest girl-led event. These goals are that Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors become more engaged in the Girl Scout community, develop a global sisterhood with girls from all around the world, and make a plan to take action on the issues affecting girls today. Finally, even if you are not a Girl Scout, you are still invited to attend this amazing convention and enjoy it alongside thousands of other inspiring girls.

As members of the G-TEAM, we feel so proud and incredibly excited to make this event the best convention ever. We want our fellow Girl Scout sisters to feel just as inspired when they leave G.I.R.L. 2020. So don’t forget! Registration is now open! You do not want to miss out on this experience and the chance to truly embody the G.I.R.L. in Girl Scouts by becoming go-getters, innovators, risk-takers, and leaders! See you in Orlando!