Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Girl Scouts Declares 2012 as the Year of the Girl

Girl Scouts to Transform Leadership During 100th Anniversary

In a move designed to focus national attention on girls and the issues they face, Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) has declared 2012 the Year of the Girl: a celebration of girls, recognition of their leadership potential, and a commitment to creating a coalition of like-minded organizations and individuals in support of balanced leadership in the workplace and in communities across the country.

“The Year of the Girl is only a beginning,” said GSNCA Chief Executive Officer Trish Coghlan. “We will transform awareness about the increased need for a leadership organization like Girl Scouts. Girl Scouts offers girls experiences that inspire her to do something big. Our girls have many leadership opportunities, travel adventures and the ability to attend many science and technology programs. The Year of the Girl declares that when girls succeed, so does society. We know that together, we can get her there.”

This declaration serves as the foundation for Girl Scouts’ broader, multiyear, multipronged effort to break down societal barriers that hinder girls from leading and achieving success in everything from technology and science to business and industry.

During the Year of the Girl, the Girl Scouts of North-Central Alabama will hold multiple celebrations of the organization’s 100 years as the premier leadership experience for girls with efforts to bring awareness about girls’ issues, especially girls’ involvement in STEM fields (science, technology, engineering and math). Council celebrations will take place on the following dates (for full list of events visit www.girlscoutsnca.org/100):

East-Central Women of Distinction with 100th Anniversary Reception | Friday, March 9, 2012
Harbert Center, Birmingham www.girlscoutsnca.org/wodeastcentral

Women Who Serve West Alabama Event | Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Regions Taylorville Branch, Tuscaloosa www.girlscoutsnca.org/womenwhoserve

North Alabama Women of Distinction Awards Dinner | Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Davidson Center, Huntsville www.girlscoutsnca.org/wodnorth