Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Honoring Women Who Take Action — Join us at our 20th Annual Breakfast Badge!

For the past 100 years, approximately one million Girl Scouts have earned the highest award in Girl Scouting, the Girl Scout Gold Award. While we have been celebrating the Gold Award Centennial throughout this year, I remain in awe of all of the amazing and inspiring things our girls do—like taking action and making sustainable, positive change.

Taking Action is the theme for our 20th Annual Breakfast Badge Award this Friday. At the event, we will honor Elizabeth Alquist, Christine Andrews, and Yvette MelĂ©ndez for being true Go-Getters and taking positive and sustainable action in their communities and professional fields. These three women are exemplary role models for young girls in Connecticut, and I can’t wait to hear their stories this week. We are also excited to have four Girl Scouts join us at the event and share their individual journeys in earning the highest awards in Girl Scouting: the Bronze, Silver, and Gold Awards. Guests will hear firsthand all of the work that is put into earning these awards, and the incredible things our girls do to make our world a better place!

Come join us for a morning of networking, early holiday cheer, and most importantly in celebrating incredible and successful women and amazing Girl Scouts at the Hartford Golf Club in West Hartford from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. We still have tickets available. Take a look and learn more about our honorees!  We hope to see you there.

Yours in Girl Scouting,

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Suddenly, it’s much cooler outside and we are seeing signs of the Holidays all over.  Like many of you, Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays.  Besides the fact that I love to cook and enjoy a delicious meal with my family, it is especially meaningful to me because it allows me to reflect on all the blessings in my life. There are so many!

I am so grateful to work for an organization whose staff and volunteers put girls at the center of all we do. Here in Connecticut, we are blessed to serve nearly 32,000 girls and experience the joy of seeing them blossom and grow into amazing young women.  We get to see our 15,000 adult members- many of them devoted “hands on” volunteers—support the work of our Mission with passion and enthusiasm.  We see the impact of our girls on the communities where they live and give back so much.

Speaking of building a better world-- here’s something new and exciting that will make this Thanksgiving even more special!  Make sure that you tune in tomorrow morning and watch this year’s first-ever Girl Scout-themed float, “Building a Better World,” at the 90th Anniversary Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade®, from 9:00 12:00 p.m. on NBC-TV! 

You can learn more information and see a behind-the-scenes video of our float on the Girl Scout Blog. Check it out and see all of the incredible things Girl Scouts does for girls not just here in Connecticut, but all over the world!

I wish you and your loved ones a very Happy Thanksgiving this year!

Yours in Girl Scouting, 

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Cast your vote and buy Girl Scout Cookies!

Happy Election Day! 

Today is Election Day, which means registered voters across the country will be voting for the next President of the United States! No matter which candidate you support, having the opportunity to vote is a great privilege, and we should all be out there making sure our voices are heard.

It’s incredible to think that the first Girl Scout troop started in 1912—years before women were even given the right to vote! Our founder, Juliette Gordon Low, had a vision and a dream to create a place for girls to thrive—to get outdoors and explore the world around them, like studying foreign languages, riding horses, camping, and telling time by the stars. Thanks to Juliette’s vision and persistence, girls have made incredible strides because of their Girl Scout experience!

Since 1912 and the inception of our highest award in 1916, young women have been standing up for what they believe in and taking action in the communities in which you live!
While you’re out at the polls, make sure to look for our Girl Scouts selling Girl Scout Cookies! Yes—you read that right—Girl Scout Cookies! From November 5-13, Girl Scouts will be selling Girl Scout Cookies at a number of polling and other community locations across Connecticut. Go to and click on the “Looking for Cookies” button to find a booth in your town!

Remember: When you buy a box (or two!) of Girl Scout Cookies, you are doing more than just purchasing a delicious treat –you are supporting girls in your community who will use those funds for incredible things! From service projects to camping trips, Girl Scouts in Connecticut are becoming great citizens and making strides to make our world a better place!

Happy Election Day!

Yours in Girl Scouting,