As the largest girl-serving organization in the U.S., Girl Scouts has incomparable reach. The organization is:
- In virtually every residential zip code,
- Socioeconomically diverse,
- In schools, churches, temples, and mosques, and
- Inclusive of all racial and ethnic groups.
|GSAK serves 5,000 girls in 90 communities south of the 63rd parallel|
Held October 15-17 in Chicago, the Board Chair & CEO Conference gave Sue the opportunity to:
- Network with other CEOs,
- Meet board chairs from other Councils,
- Hear from other Councils that have implemented GSUSA's latest software, and
- Discuss ways GSUSA can support Councils and learn how Councils can increase membership.
|GSAK CEO Sue Perles, center, with Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains |
CEO Patricia Mellor, left, and Girl Scouts of the Desert Southwest CEO Diane Flanagan
More than 30 percent of girls served by GSAK identify as Alaska Native. They participate in all our Pathways including:
- Troop membership, which enables girls to earn badges and complete Journeys promoting community service, skill building, environmental stewardship, world cultures, arts, sports, STEM, and collaborating as a team to set and accomplish goals;
- Summer resident and day camps;
- Women of Science & Technology Day in nine communities, including Bethel and Dillingham; and
- Our own Council Patch series, which includes the Alaska Native Heritage and Alaska Traditions patches.
|2015 summer day camp in Bethel|
“Only five percent of eligible Girl Scouts earn Gold Awards. It is a prestigious award that speaks boldly of each recipient’s commitment to community service, maturity, and integrity," Sue said. "We would love to see more girls pursue their Bronze, Silver and Gold Awards. They are a fantastic learning experience for girls and a wonderful way to give back to the community."
- Higher education and career
- Distinguish yourself in the college admissions process
- Earn college scholarships
- Enter the military one rank higher
- Life skills
- Be seen as a role model and distinguished leader
- Master time management skills
- Make the world a better place
- Use your vision for change
- Tackle an issue, locally or globally
- Establish a lifetime network
- Create your community legacy with a sustainable solution to a problem
|GSAK's 2015 Gold Award earners|