Girl Scouts of the Southern Appalachians selected two girls to represent the council at the Girl’s World Forum. Emory Humphrey of
Knoxville and Chesnee Lawson of Elizabethton joined girls from around the globe at the July forum in Chicago.
The forum focused on ending extreme poverty and hunger, empowering women and promoting gender equality, and ensuring environmental
The girls spent five intense days learning how to make an action plan, learning how take that plan back home, and then put that plan into
Chesnee and Emory even got to talk to the CEO of Girl Scouts of the USA, Anna Maria Chávez. She took the time to answer every question they asked, as well as ask her own questions of them.
Both Emory and Chesnee will put the forum’s plans in action as their Gold Award project.
Adults Rynn Dupes and Amanda Meade were council representatives accompanying the girls.