Friday, August 25, 2017

Girl Scout Famous Formers Reception

A reception to welcome the 2017 Girl Scout Famous Formers was held on Thursday, August 24 at Bella Monte Restaurant & Enoteca in Virginia Beach. Famous Former recipients from past years were present to congratulate the “newcomers.”

Girl Scout Famous Formers, past and this year's honorees, along with friends,
celebrated the sisterhood of Girl Scouts at a reception at Bella Monte Restaurant and Enoteca.

“We were blessed to be in the company of some awesome women who continue to tell their Girl Scout story by the footprint they make in the community and their support for the girls we serve,” Carolene Goodwyn-Harris, GSCCC Board Chair, said.

GSCCC Board Chair Carolene Goodwyn-Harris and
GSCCC CEO Tracy Keller hosted reception guests with
GSUSA Strategic Philanthropy Director Katie McCollum.
The gathering was a chance for all to reminisce about Girl Scout moments and to share what each of them is doing today to support girls. From being active volunteers and parents of Girl Scouts, to those who mentor girls during the annual Take A Girl Scout To Work Day, these Famous Formers are still living the Girl Scout Promise and Law and nurturing our future leaders – the go-getters, innovators, risk-takers and leaders our nation needs.

“I really encourage all of you to wear your Girl Scout pin with pride,” GSCCC CEO Tracy Keller said. “It is so important that girls know that women of such caliber are still Girl Scouts and proud to part of this great organization. They need to know that anything is possible. They need to know that women leaders are not a novelty, they are not the exception – they are an important part of the leadership landscape of this country.”

Next stop – the November 2 Famous Formers Luncheon where the 2017 class will officially be honored. GSUSA CEO Sylvia Acevedo, a Girl Scout alumna with an inspiring story of how Girl Scouts helped her reach her potential as a rocket scientist and entrepreneur, will be the keynote speaker.

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