Knoxville, TN (January 26, 2015): The Girl Scout Council of the Southern Appalachians (GSCSA) will welcome the head of its national organization to East Tennessee. Anna Maria Chávez, Chief Executive Officer of Girl Scouts of the USA, is coming to inspire and be inspired by local Girl Scouts.
The national organization has 2.8 million members, but Chávez is setting aside January 30 to focus on East Tennessee girls.
Girls need the skills, confidence, and friendships that Girl Scouts helps them develop so that they can thrive in a world that’s more dynamic, fast paced, and challenging than ever. Chavez’s visit is about the future of girls; it’s about stimulating their imaginations and empowering them to fulfill their highest aspirations; and it’s about following where they lead, as we prepare a new generation of girls to change the world.
Chavez will meet with leading business and civic leaders, tour the facilities at the Oak Ridge National Laboratories with Girl Scouts, and spend an afternoon talking with local Girl Scouts, many of whom have earned the organization’s highest national honor, the Gold Award.
The visit also honors GSCSA for piloting new technology and systems to better serve members in today’s fast-paced environment.