My troop meets Upper Management tomorrow
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|Wed, 05-12-2010 - 12:00am|
Well, tomorrow might be my last day as GS leader? It's been suggested by others that once you get a red "X" on your forehead that your days are numbered???
Anyway, my troop of juniors has been following the GS model of discover, connect, take action and they've been doing it "at the speed of a girl" in learning about our council's merger and the property study and the camp closings. I feel it's important for them to know about the organization they belong to. So, at a meeting not too long ago we invited a reporter for a local paper and talked about what we knew and also earned part of our communications junior badge by finding out about his job. He wrote a story that appeared in the newspaper the following day saying "Local Girl Scouts Fight to Save Camp" and we've had tons of positive feedback from people we know and people we don't. The only ones I have heard about who aren't happy are the GSWPA upper management. I had a call that next day telling me to expect a call from them. Well, my local person called and said I should read page 120 in the volunteers essentials manual about media and such... which I already had and deemed that it didn't apply to what we did. Then I got a call from another and she was told to ask if she could set up a time where they could come to one of our GS meetings... they meaning the CEO, the head of the property study committee, a board member, the head of membership, and 2 local paid staff... talk about intimidating for the girls. Well, I accepted and that meeting is now tomorrow.
I feel honored that my girls will be able to present their side to the upper management. I have also been warned to expect many other possibilities. I feel extremely anxious about tomorrow, but also proud that I've been the leader for these girls and I've shown them how to peacefully get across their own thoughts and desires and that I've paved the way for them to be educated, and confident, and brave and caring, and all the other things in the GS Law.
Please keep these young ladies in your thoughts tomorrow as they attempt to do something that I don't believe has ever been done before... so they will not be intimidated and so they speak clearly and effectively.
I'll update late tomorrow night... so until then...