Back From the Dead!

Hey there! It’s been a while! I’ve brushed off the cobwebs and cleaned out the furnace filters for another Girl Scout adventure. This time not too far from home (which is now Indianapolis, Indiana (but please don’t call me a Hoosier)), just a short car trip to Columbus, Ohio, USA for this years GSUSA National Convention.

The National Convention takes place every three years. I will be in Columbus October 6-8. This will be the first time I am attending, and I am just dipping my toes by volunteering for an overnight at the Center of Science and Industry (COSI) on Saturday night with my wonderful mom, who has been a huge part of my Girl Scout experience from the very beginning. Since I am not super associated with any specific council right now, I thought volunteering would be a good (and cheaper!) way to be there but not take spots away from girls or volunteers who better represent their home councils.

Anyway, at the National Convention, the National Council convenes. The National Council is composed of girl delegates elected by Girl Scout councils across the country, and is the governing body of Girl Scouts. At the convention, the Council elects a board of directors, amends the constitution, and provides guidance to the National Board, among other things. Read more about the specific National Council proposals happening this year here.

We are not sure what to expect, as we have never attended Convention before, but we are very excited to have a girls weekend and I am excited to get back in to Girl Scouts. I have volunteered at a few events and run a few trainings in the last few years, but with moving around so much it has been tough to get really involved anywhere. But it looks like we’ll be here in Indy for a bit (we just bought a house) so hopefully I can get reinspired and more involved. We need Girl Scouts now more than ever,

If you want to know more about Convention please check out the links, and post any comments you have about what you would like to know about my experience. I will try to post Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights, and maybe a few more depending on how much I have to say. Which, let’s be honest, will probably be a lot 🙂

As always, YIGGGS,

-Ana

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