Message from Your Board Chair
Dear Girl Scout Family,
My first thought for my message to you is to extend a sincere thank you to the recently retired board members: Cathy Labatte, Chris Bachorowski and Tom Kendrick. As volunteers, board members are asked to be advisors, advocates, ambassadors, donors and trustees of this incredible organization.
As a financially sound Girl Scout council and non-profit organization, Girl Scouts of Utah continues to seek those individuals who can provide the vision and leadership to propel us forward and provide opportunities to girls throughout our state. I know all of these individuals will continue to be active in their communities and speak with a strong voice for girls.
The 100th anniversary of Girl Scouts is now only months away. Plans for recognition of this milestone have been discussed for several years. How do you begin to celebrate 100 years? The badges, uniforms, traditions, songs, guidebooks, swaps, mementos, journals, scrapbooks, pins, photos, all weave a beautiful tapestry for an organization that continues to be important in the lives of girls— regardless of the style of the day or the language we speak.
To fund the next century of Girl Scouting, the National Board of Girls Scouts of the USA has asked all Girl Scout councils to collectively set a fundraising goal totaling $1 Billion through 2015. All monies raised stays in each council but are counted together for the grand total.
Our National Board wants to assure that there are Girl Scout experiences for girls for many years, as we make our Promise to Girls – that Girl Scouting gives every girl access to life-changing experiences that inspire her to do great things. Every girl of this generation will reach her full potential; wherever she lives whatever challenges face her, however great the journey to what she can become. Help us to keep our promise to girls.
Girl Scouts of Utah