Date Earned: May 7, 2012
Step(s) Completed (click badge to view page):
- Gold — Helping to plan/run a Girl Scout 100th Anniversary event at the Council level.
To honor the 100th anniversary of Girl Scouts, my council, GS of Eastern MA, hosted the All TogetHER Volunteer Celebration on April 28, 2012. This event combined our Annual Meeting, Adult Recognition Luncheon and a learning conference into a single day of recognition and thanks for our volunteers. I enjoy planning events (hence the Student Affairs career) and strongly feel that volunteers don’t always get the recognition/thanks they deserve, so was eager to join the planning committee.
With the planning committee, I participated in several live meetings and conference calls with other committee members, where we selected a Keynote speaker, planned service projects for attendees to participate in, brainstormed workshops that would be of interest including songs, history/traditions, etc and mapped out the logistics of the event space. I also served in the role of point-of-contact/escort for our Keynote Speaker, Mel Robbins.
Helping to plan this event was an incredibly rewarding experience; it was wonderful being able to give the volunteers a day to celebrate themselves and thank them for all their hard work.