Monday, June 23, 2014

Girl Scout Famous Formers

Each year, Girl Scouts of the Colonial Coast honors local women as Girl Scout Famous Formers. These women have distinguished themselves as outstanding role models for girls and women through individual excellence and high levels of achievement in their professional activities and volunteer efforts.

Last November, we recognized seven women from southeastern Virginia and northeastern North Carolina who continue to exemplify values of Girl Scouting through their leadership roles in the community. Guests at last year's celebration had the opportunity to hear from guest speaker Betty Shotton, CEO of LiftOff Leadership and a previous Girl Scout Famous Former honoree. Shotton shared how Girl Scouts helped to shape her life and also talked about the qualities of a good leader, which are traits that girls learn in Girl Scouting.

Currently, Girl Scouts of the Colonial Coast is accepting nominations for women to honor at this years Girl Scout Famous Former celebration, which will take place on Thursday, October 30. Nominees must exhibit the qualities of the Girl Scout Promise and Law in their lives, have a direct and powerful impact on those with whom they are associated, exhibit a high degree of professionalism and leadership, demonstrate a commitment to the southeastern Virginia and northeastern North Carolina community and impact their community in the course of their volunteer or civic activities.

Nominations will be accepted through Friday, August 1 at 5 p.m. and can be submitted online here