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Girl Scouts, San Diego-Imperial Council Blog

Monday, November 9, 2009

Welcome to our council blog!

Today's girls and volunteers "lead the way" in using social media, a top priority for Council.

People from all walks of our Girl Scout family–those who work with girl and adult members, on our property and with volunteers, donors and sponsors–will share their stories and ideas.

It's my turn today.

Don't you love the fall? It's my favorite time of year. The leaves turn color, the air smells fresh and clean. And the holidays are not far away.

I often look out my office window, as the sky begins to darken. Fall is troop season, so I see girls just starting to arrive at our Balboa Campus. They climb all over our "Leading the Way Statue Garden," a bronze sculpture of three girls who are running and laughing and having fun. Girls play with the figures, holding their hands or even dressing them in hats or backpacks.

It's so gratifying to see girls enjoy our facilities as they head to troop meetings, encampments or Girl Scout programs; discovering new things, connecting with others and taking action to make the world a better place.

We recently celebrated Girl Scout founder Juliette Low's birthday with a big party and open house for hundreds of Girl Scouts and their families. This 149 year old lady "visited" our Balboa Campus, and, as she did on her birthday every year, stood on her head, with her bloomers in the air. Can't you imagine the giggles? What fun! I'm proud to say we're still living Juliette Low's vision today, watching as girls become productive and responsible women.

By the way, have you been to our Balboa Campus lately? There's a lot to see: the open circle amphitheatre, a 40-foot tree house, new art and nature centers–and we're almost finished with our Adventure Zone!

Come see what's going on. We'd love to give you a tour.

I promise you'll learn a little bit more about Girl Scouting every time you read our blog. We're eager to hear your feedback.

Jo Dee C. Jacob
Chief Executive Officer

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