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    Girls Who Soar – Gold Award Video

    Here is my Gold Award video from Girl Scouts of Gulf Coast Florida! All of the Gold Award Girl Scouts from this council were recognized at the Young Women of Distinction Ceremony on May 21st, 2023. I also had the pleasure of being the master is ceremonies for the event! The video is below and some photos are below!

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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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    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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    Workshop #3 – Complete!

    This workshop was originally supposed to be in October, but had to be pushed back because of Hurricane Ian. However, the attendance did not disappoint! These girls were amazing and attentive, and made teaching so much fun. We built wing ribs, learned about parts of the plane, made a flight plan, and did a walk around of the EAA Chapter 66’s aircraft. Aviation is hard work, but they pushed through and learned a lot! Thank you to the EAA Chapter 66 for lending us your building for this event! What an amazing venue for such an amazing group of young women.

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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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    The Petition

    In the past, Girl Scouts has encouraged programs that introduce girls to a variety of career fields, like medicine or law. Several of these careers have been made into exploratory patches where girls can learn more about the career and see if it is something they might be interested in. In the Boy Scouts of America’s Aviation patch, they even encourage scouts to fly in a small aircraft as a part of the badge requirements. On the other hand, Girl Scouts has guidelines prohibiting the use of privately owned aircraft in affiliation with Girl Scouts for any purpose, including privately owned aircraft. This inspired me to create a petition that…