Howdy from Texas, and the GSCI Girl Scout Leadership Institute participants! We wish you all could be here with us!
After a long day of traveling we arrived safe and sound in Houston, Texas and enjoyed a reception Wednesday evening with more than 1500 other Girl Scouts. There was plenty of food and loud music. Our chaperones made us get up early this morning because for some reason they think that breakfast is a important start to the day – we would of rather slept. But after getting some food in our stomachs and more importantly the Starbucks coffee, we were ready to go.
Our day has been full of fascinating and awesome sessions. We have each attended different sessions in order to be able to come back and share a large variety of what we have participated in. One of the classes that we attended this morning was a speaker who had volunteered with Mother Teresa! She was very inspiring and helped us realize that we can make changes no matter how small we feel they may be, they can snowball into a major life change for someone. Some of us also attended a session called 1,2,3 Blast Off- this class was taught by professionals from NASA. We can reach the stars if we try!
The rest of our trip will be filled with several other workshops and sessions and a lot of fun! We were thrilled to be invited to the kick-off the National Convention and to be a part of the next 100 years of Girl Scouting. Saturday night we get to have our own 100th Girl Celebration and if the rumors are true there is supposed to be a big surprise.
So for now we will sign off from Houston and we are looking forward to getting home to share what we have learned. Thank you GSCI for this opportunity!
The girls from the GSLI Experience – Angel, Peyton, Jackie, Faith T., Faith S., Amy, Gabi, Jackie, Ashton, Chantel, Maria, Rachel, Elizabeth
GSCI Program Specialist