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    Progress with Girl Scouts of the USA

    The petition is now over 1,700 signatures! The support is incredible, so much so that we finally got the attention of Girl Scouts programming leadership! I recently had the privilege of meeting with two incredible women that serve as director and vice president on the Girl Scout programming and experience sectors. They reached out to me initially via email after them receiving word of the petition and advocacy efforts, and seeing the petition’s support. Major strides have been taken in the Girl Scouting program, including reevaluating curriculum and badges to better serve the Girl Scouts of the future. Due to these initiatives, the creation of an aviation or engineering badge…

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    Petition – 700+ Supporters!

    I have not gotten any word from GSUSA regarding my proposal, initiative, or petition. I am hoping to receive news soon from National, especially since the petition now has over 700 supporters! We are so close to the 1,000 mark. With the continued networking and interest, nationally and locally, I am positive we can get there. I am so grateful to all of the Girl Scout councils that have reached back, shared the petition, and advocated for my cause. Many councils even want to start their own aviation program to inspire young women. It is so empowering to see the comments on the petition explaining people’s reasons for signing and…

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    Outreach and Sustainability Update

    I recently sent out an email to councils across the nation to gain traction on the Girls Who Soar Program. The more signatures on the petition, the more likely the GSUSA Board of Directors are motivated to make a change! Several councils have contacted me back about distributing my information and flyer below, or even collaborating with me to create their own program. I hope that Girl Scouts all of the nation can learn about and be exposed to the wonders of aviation.

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    The Fly Day! ✈️

    The day finally arrived. Fly Day! 17 girls, and tons of community volunteers, gathered at the Punta Gorda EAA 565 Building at Punta Gorda Airport. We had everything from simulators to drones to crafts for the students to learn from. We also had an amazing guest speaker Sydney, a former Certified Flight Instructor at Aeroguard Flight Training Center. Our two amazing pilots were Bob DiCello and Terry Carbonell, both incredible and generous pilots. The girls had such a blast, and we even got one signed up for her Student Pilot’s Certificate and joining as a member of the Paradise Coast Ninety Nines. A huge success, considering most of the girls…

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    Hurricane Ian Causing Setbacks

    On Wednesday, September 28th, Hurricane Ian hit the SouthWest Florida area, devastating Fort Myers, Sanibel, Punta Gorda, Naples, and Bonita. Due to the impact and damage of Ian, we have decided to post-pone the second Girls Who Soar workshop to December 3rd, 2022. We are wishing everyone good health and safety during this stressful time. As of right now, the November 12th workshop is still happening at RexAir in Naples, FL.

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    Workshop #1 – Complete!

    The workshop for Saturday, September 10th is complete! We had 10 girls in attendance, which was great considering the stormy weather. It was such an exciting session, and I’m so proud of all of the girls for pushing through the day and learning with me! We build wing ribs, made a flight plan, called WX BRIEF, learned about the phonetic alphabet, made keychains, and so much more. We also had two incredible speakers – Katie Truedson and Cheryl Lynn – that talked to the girls about recreational and career flying. I’m so grateful for everyone who came out for this workshop.