Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Leadership in Action

Anne, a Virginia Beach Girl Scout,  has been a Girl Scout for 11 years and is currently a Girl Scout Ambassador in Troop 558. Among Anne's leadership awards are the Girl Scout Bronze Award, Silver Award and Senior Leadership Torch. She has also earned every Catholic Girl Scout Religious Recognition to date for her age level.

Anne was one of 10 girls in this Council chosen to attend the Girl Scout Leadership Institute at last year's National Convention in Salt Lake City, Utah. Upon returning home, Anne carried out a Take Action project in her community on the dangers of teen drug and alcohol abuse.

Anne has attended Girl Scout Advocacy Days in Richmond, and her passion for advocacy continues on in her Gold Award Project. She is currently garnering support for the passage of H.R.2858, The Humane Cosmetics Act (HCA), a bill co- sponsored by Virginia's own 8th District Representative Donald Beyer.

You can see Anne's leadership in action this Saturday at her Gold Award project booth at the Ultimate Show for Women at the Virginia Beach Convention Center. Anne is going to talk about her leadership experiences, including attending two Girl Scout Leadership Institutes, her trip to Girl Scout World Center Pax Lodge in London and her current Gold Award Project, "Ending Animal Testing: One Paw at a Time," which seeks to stop the use of cosmetic animal testing by encouraging cruelty-free cosmetic use and the passage of the HCA.