Excerpt from the 2016-2017 Annual Report:
Each new year in Girl Scouting presents the opportunity for growth and innovation, and our 2016-2017 year was no exception. This year was full of transition—new Council leadership, a renewed commitment to outdoor education and program, and the fulfillment of long-time commitment to find a new administrative home.
The Council completed the strategic plan that will take us through 2020 and will position us to bring leadership experiences to even more girls. Our emphasis on corporate and community partnerships will only enhance these efforts. We are off to a great start, but there is so much more to do.
And these girls are making an impact on their communities—completing 74,699 community service hours through a variety of Take Action projects. More than 7,000 hours went into projects that earned 67 girls the Girl Scout Bronze Award, 98 girls the Girl Scout Silver Award and 10 girls the Girl Scout Gold Award, Girl Scouting’s highest girl achievement.