Updates About G.I.R.L. 2020 and the 55th National Council Session
Given that safety is at the heart of all Girl Scout activities and the continuing uncertainty regarding the spread and impact of COVID-19, the National Board recently held a special meeting to discuss G.I.R.L. 2020 and our 55th National Council Session (NCS). As a result, the board voted to hold a one-time virtual session for our 55th NCS in October 2020 as well as made the difficult, but necessary, decision to cancel all other in-person events that were planned as part of G.I.R.L. 2020/Girl Scouts’ triennial convention, including the Global Roundtable.
The board discussed various options and decided this was the best way to enable the business of Girl Scouting to continue in a timely manner and honor the significant business that was brought to the National Council, including four proposals initiated by councils and two that were co-created by councils and recommended to the board, as well as the business of electing the new board. We will be leveraging councils’ learnings, as more than half have already held/decided to hold their annual meetings virtually this year.
We know this news is disappointing for the girls, troops, volunteers, alums, and supporters who were looking forward to meeting in Orlando for a truly impactful, girl-led event. Although we can’t meet in person, we encourage our members to continue to connect with our unbreakable sisterhood via the many virtual events and activities we’ve recently launched for girls and their families, as well as our volunteers and alums, via Girl Scouts at Home™ and the Girl Scout Network's Campfire Chats .