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In October 2017, thousands of Girl Scouts from around the world will gather in Columbus, Ohio for the 2017 Girl Scout National Council Session and Convention! While that might seem like a long way away, it takes a lot of time and woman power to plan the largest Girl Scout event that only happens every three years!

We are so excited to announce that Girl Scout Senior, Caroline Streb will represent our council and serve on the 2017 Convention Girl Planning Team. In fact, she’s already had her first meeting and she has begun her work!

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The National Council Session is the movement-wide business meeting for Girl Scouts, where our most important decisions are collectively made. The Girl Planning Team will be an integral part of the planning and implementation of all aspects of the National Council Session and Convention. From May 2016 until October 2017, Caroline and 19 other young women from councils across the country will help design the experience for older Girl Scouts at Convention, and provide input and feedback on areas such as activities, panel presentations, discussion sessions, special events, marketing Convention, and more!

Caroline is a sophomore at Blue Valley West High School and is a member of Troop 1872 in Olathe, KS and has been a Girl Scout since she was a Daisy living in Pennsylvania! Her family relocated back to the area when she was a freshman, and one of the first things she did was find a troop to in her area to join! Troop 1872 welcomed her into their tribe with open arms!

“I’m not afraid to say I’m a Girl Scout; it’s one of my favorite things about myself.”

Caroline as a young Girl Scout!

Caroline as a young Girl Scout!

Having been in Girl Scouts for 11 years, Caroline has experienced many things. She has earned her Bronze and Silver award as well as the Camp Program Aid (CPA) and Counselor In Training (CIT I) pins. One of her favorite Girl Scout memories comes from this past summer at Camp Daisy Hindman when she was working to earn that CIT I pin and her entire unit went night kayaking on Lake Odonata!

“Girl Scouts has shaped who I am. I’ve learned so much more than I would have, had I not been a Girl Scout.”

By serving on the 2017 Convention Girl Planning Team, Caroline is learning so much more about the organization as a whole. She is most looking forward to meeting Girl Scouts from all over the world, working with her team and seeing her peers learn from activities and events that she plans!

When Caroline isn’t doing Girl Scout things, you can find her in the pool practicing for her next swim meet, or at Deanna Rose Farmstead managing the baby goat stand!

We can’t wait to see what her and the other young women on the Girl Planning Team come up with! We’ll be sure to bring you the inside information on the 2017 Convention as it unfolds!

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