By Ginger Schneider, Service Team Manager SU 756
Having attended Leader’s Weekend every year since 2000, I was asked to share why I attend.
The short answer is because it is fun. I have met so many new friends from all over the council and I wouldn’t miss the chance to spend the weekend with them.
Leader’s Weekend gives us the chance to re-connect, catch up on each others lives, share our concerns and join the excitement of the Girl Scout Movement. I come for the whole weekend, but it is planned so you come and go as it fits your schedule.
There is a lot of time and travel spent by the committee to make this all happen. I have been a part of the committee since 2001. I wanted to help plan, find workshop presenters, and share. This event is planned by volunteers for volunteers.
Leader’s weekend becomes what you want it to be. There is lots of networking, and learning new skills to share with your girls, experiencing night at camp, exchanging ideas and contact information. The list goes on.
My favorites are being co-unit leader with Trina Keeler, my early morning bird hike, zip line at night, Sunday service at inspiration point and the many new friends I have met, to name a few. Oh and I can’t forget the fabulous food and not having to cook the entire weekend!
Looking back I am so glad in 2000 (having just moved to Missouri from Minnesota) that I left my comfort zone and went to an event where I didn’t know anyone.
Hope to see you there!
All Girl Scouts of the Missouri Heartland volunteers are invited to attend Leader’s Weekend: Windows to the Past on Friday, April 12 – Sunday, April 14 at Finbrooke Program Center. Join us for fun, friendship and learning! Come for the whole weekend, a day or just a few workshops. You won’t want to miss this exciting event!
All registrations must be postmarked by March 4, 2013.
If you have any questions contact Melody Hutchison, leadership and learning specialist-volunteerism at firstname.lastname@example.org or 877-312-4764 x1122.