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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 17, 2008
Girl Scouts of the USA
New York, N.Y. — Girl Scouts of the USA elected a new National Board of Directors during the 2008 Girl Scout National Council Session/51st Convention in Indianapolis, Oct. 30 – Nov. 2.
The new National Board members will serve the organization over the next three years, a period during which the Girl Scout movement will continue its historical mission to build girls of courage, confidence, and character.
"I feel confident that through their efforts our new National Board will promote the heart of the Girl Scout mission – to make the world a better place," said Kathy Cloninger, CEO of Girl Scouts of the USA. "The guidance they provide will help to ensure that Girl Scouting remains a relevant and dynamic opportunity for girls and young women."
The Girl Scout National Board of Directors consists of 30 men and women, with expertise in fields ranging from financial services to publishing and hail from the Latino, African-American, Asian-American, and Caucasian communities, a reflection of Girl Scouting's strong commitment to diversity.
The 2008-2011 National Board of Directors includes:
Members of the Girl Scout National Board are elected every three years by members of the National Council, which consists of delegates representing Girl Scout councils across the country and USA Girl Scouts Overseas, the National Board, the National Nominating Committee, past presidents of Girl Scouts of the USA, and other persons who may be elected by the National Council.
This year, the National Council Session, held concurrently with the 51st Triennial Convention, brought together more than 9,000 Girl Scout members and volunteers. This landmark gathering celebrated 96 years of Girl Scouting while focusing on a new strategy for the 21st century – one which emphasizes leadership and encourages girls to Discover, Connect and Take Action.
About Girl Scouts
Founded in 1912, Girl Scouts of the USA is the preeminent leadership development organization for girls with 3.6 million girl and adult members worldwide. Girl Scouting is the leading authority on girls' healthy development, and builds girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place. The organization serves girls from every corner of the United States and its territories. Girls Scouts of the USA also serves American girls and their classmates attending American or international schools overseas in 90 countries. For more information on how to join, volunteer, reconnect or donate to Girl Scouts, call (800) GSUSA 4 U (800-478-7248) or visit www.girlscouts.org.