What a wonderful time to come together as a National Movement to continue our strategic positioning and celebrate the 100th anniversary of Girl Scouting. Here are some new and exciting things planned for Houston.
- Streamlined National Council Session (Business Meetings) to give delegates and official visitors more time to enjoy other convention activities designed to celebrate Girl Scouting and to motivate and reinvigorate attendees
- Inspirational celebration sessions that incorporate tried and true elements of the convention (opening and closing ceremonies, keynote speakers, and Young Women of Distinction, to name a few) as well as the official launch of Girl Scouts’ 100th Anniversary
- Strategic Conversations that engage and involve participants in a rich dialogue that unites and inspires the Movement
- Girl Scout Leadership Institute, providing programming for girls on Thursday, November 10, as well as the opportunity for them to participate in other convention activities and strategic conversations throughout the entire week
- GSUSA booth in the Hall of Exhibits commemorating the first 100 years of the Girl Scout Movement and celebrating the next 100 years
- Educational and professional development opportunities for volunteers and Girl Scout Council staff members alike
- Community service project
- The NHPC looks forward to a History Conference celebrating 100 years of Girl Scouting
- Entertainment, surprises and FUN, including a special 100th Anniversary celebratory event
There are three (3) proposals for consideration at the convention. Click the proposal below to learn about them.
For answers about these proposals, ask your questions to the Council Delegation at firstname.lastname@example.org
I want to be a delegate – what do I do by October 1, 2010?
Download the National Delegate Information Packet
Download the National Delegate Application Form
Help - I wish to refer a candidate for consideration as a National Council Delegate!
Download for Candidate Referral Form
I would like to attend as a visitor – where can I learn more about activities and costs?
Details for this convention are still in the planning process. A schedule will be posted when received.
Costs have been shared for budgeting and planning purposes:
Registration Fees – will open in early spring, 2011
ADULTS - $295 ; $350 (late – after July)
GIRLS - $225; $275 (late) - both fees include the Leadership Institute
Celebration Sessions – opening and closing, speakers, Hall of Exhibits (excluding Council Session)
Adults - $195; $250 (late)
Girls – included in the Leadership Institute
Girl Scout Leadership Institute (GSLI)
Access to all dedicated GSLI sessions and items included in Celebration Sessions (see description above).
The GSLI registration fee includes materials and selected meals.
Thursday only GSLI sessions: $100 – includes access to Celebration Sessions taking place on Thursday only.
Girl Passport package: $150 – includes access to GSLI session on Thursday and all Celebration Sessions
during the Convention (described above)
Adult Chaperones: $195
(Girls who are NCS Delegates or Official Visitors may also attend the GSLI program at no additional charge.)
Day passes - Full access to one specific day of National Council Session, Celebration Sessions,
Strategic Conversations, and Hall of Exhibits.
Hall of Exhibits: Full access to Hall of Exhibits daily; no access to National Council Session, Celebration
Sessions or Strategic Conversations
Educational and Training Sessions: Access to educational offerings (does not include National Council Session,
Celebration Sessions, Strategic Conversations, Hall of Exhibits)
Single session: $75-$125, depending on topic and length of session
Two session package: $100-$200, depending on topic and length of session
Additional details about the session will be posted as information becomes available.
What about lodging in Houston?
Hotels have been block reserved for this event throughout downtown Houston. Housing arrangements
will open in February, 2011 with reservations made through our council’s convention contact, Karon Pilgrim.
Rates will run from $140-$190 per night, plus tax.
Where can I learn more about the Girl Scout Leadership Institute on November 10, 2011?
Details about the session will be posted as information becomes available as well as distributed at your
service unit meeting.
I have questions about this process. Who can I call to learn more?
South Carolina-Mountain to Midlands’ contact for the 2011 National Convention is Karon Pilgrim.
She can be reached directly in the following ways:
Direct Dial: 1-864-770-1407
Thank you to our 51st National Council Delegates for representing South Carolina – Mountains to Midlands during this three year term ending at the Annual Business Meeting on November 13, 2010.
Ginger Church, Alternate
Kim Neel, Alternate
Jean Shew, Alternate