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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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    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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    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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    Workshop #2 – Complete!

    The November workshop was small, but absolutely a blast! Due to Hurricane Ian, we didn’t have a great turnout. However, the young women in attendance blew me away. They were attentive, interested, and great listeners. It was great to have some two-on-one mentorship time with them, and share my experiences on a more personal level. We had the wonderful Amanda Grossman as our guest speaker, a Certified Flight Instructor at Naples Air Center! Our event was at RexAir flight training center, giving us easy access to watch the planes take off and land at Naples Municipal Airport. They even had a Cessna and a Jet that we could walk around…