Region – The Girl Scouts of Central & Western Massachusetts (GSCWM) recently elected its delegates to the Girl Scouts of the USA 55th National Council Session to attend this important meeting and vote on behalf of GSCWM. Originally slated to take place in Orlando, Fla., the National Board held a special meeting and voted to hold a one-time virtual session in October.
Delegates will attend the National Council Session virtually where they will elect the GSUSA National Board of Directors, provide input on strategy, and vote on measures as representatives of GSCWM. They will also deliberate on six proposals that will affect the entire Girl Scout organization as well as GSCWM board leaders for the next three years.
According to GSCWM CEO Pattie Hallberg, “GSCWM is planning a COVID-19 compliant local event where the delegates can plug into the national event together and still have a convention experience.”
Two Westborough High School students were named delegates. Bridget Lord, a rising senior, has been a Girl Scout for 11 years. She is currently working on her Gold Award to create a consent curriculum for elementary schools in Westborough.
Rachel Martin, a rising 10th grader has been a Girl Scout for 10 years. She has earned both her Girl Scout Bronze and Girl Scout Silver Awards.
The other delegates included: Rutland student Addison Witkes; Holyoke student Esme Powers; Jennifer Johnson, Clinical Director for CareScout and Medical Service Corps Officer for the United States Air Force Reserves and Auburn resident; and Dr. Shirley Konneh, assistant director at the Center for Career Development at the College of the Holy Cross and Worcester resident.
For more information about GSCWM, visit www.gscwm.org.