Local Council to host national Girl Scout convention Nov. 10-13
Houston, we have a party and you're invited!
HOUSTON, Texas (October 19, 2011) – For a few days this November, the history and the future of Girl Scouts will come together in Houston, Texas for the 2011 National Council Session / 52nd Convention, which will be held Nov. 10-13 at the George R. Brown Convention Center. The event is also launching a year-long celebration of the 100th anniversary of Girl Scouting in the United States.
The convention is open to everyone. Current and former Girl Scouts, parents or volunteers, alumnae and members of the community are welcome and encouraged to take part in the event and 100th anniversary celebrations.
- Opening night keynote speaker Katie Couric, American journalist and author
- A Texas-size Hall of Exhibits on Thursday, Nov. 10 through Saturday, Nov. 12 where guests can enjoy an appearance by the Harlem Globe Trotters, a girl fashion show hosted by Justine Magazine, live penguins at the SeaWorld booth and plenty of interactive and fun activities (Visit www.girlscouts.org/convention for specific activities and a full schedule.)
- Kick-off Girl Scouts of USA Forever Green Take Action Project. Unveiling of Rain Garden, November 12 at the Houston Arboretum.
- 100th Anniversary girl and adult celebrations on Saturday, Nov. 12
Visit www.girlscouts.org/convention for more information or to register to attend. Tickets can also be purchased on site.
Girl Scouts of the USA is the world's preeminent organization for girls, with a membership of more than 3.7 million girls and adults. Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. Chartered by GSUSA to provide Girl Scouting locally, Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council is one of the largest Girl Scout councils in the country serving more than 76,000 girls served and nearly 18,000 adult members in 26 southeast Texas counties.
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