The Girl Scouts of North-Central Alabama (GSNCA) celebrates is five-year anniversary today, November 1, 2012. GSNCA is a result of a merger from four councils covering the top half of the state into one council in a move led by the Girl Scouts of the USA in 2007.
“While our council is young, Girl Scouting began in our area as early as 1917 – just five years shy of the founding of the national organization,” said Trish Coghlan, GSNCA’s CEO. “Whether we celebrate our five-year anniversary, 95th anniversary or 100th anniversary, we are still providing quality leadership programs to girls that are fun and relevant in a safe environment.”
GSNCA also boasts a 9 percent membership increase during the 2012 fiscal year as the organization crosses the five-year mark.
“Serving 15,081 girl members is a major accomplishment. We serve these girls in many ways – through camps, events, series, traditional troops, travel opportunities and we can even serve girls virtually,” said Coghlan.
In 2011, GSNCA had 13,700 girl members, and served another 1600 through outreach programs. Thanks to scholarships, GSNCA has been able to make more girls served in outreach programs members of the organization.