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National Council Session | G.I.R.L. 2017

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Wed Oct 04, 1:26 PM - Sun Oct 08, 1:26 PM
Columbus, OH

In 2017, we're putting the spotlight squarely on girls and refocusing our Girl Scout convention to make it the premier event for every G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader)™ who wants to make the world a better place—and we’re calling it G.I.R.L. 2017.

The time is now—time to give girls and young women the tools to empower themselves for a lifetime of leadership, to connect and share ideas with one another in friendship, and to act together in true team spirit to let the world know girls can make awesome, game-changing things happen!

In October 2017, you can join Girl Scouts, the biggest girl-serving organization in the world, as we come together to celebrate girls in a big, big way. From educational sessions to inspiring speakers and tons of one-of-a-kind FUN, this is the girl-power event of the year. You don’t want to miss it.

And guess what? You don’t have to be a Girl Scout to participate. Everyone’s welcome—EVERYONE! Be part of the magic. Meet us in Columbus, Ohio, October 4-8, 2017! 

We're finalizing details now and will be opening up the call for national delegates from the Girl Scouts Heart of the South!


 What to Do in Columbus, Ohio

As you’ll see, Columbus is a vibrant metropolitan area with lively arts and entertainment, great shopping, and one of the country’s most innovative food scenes. There’s also plenty in the way of sports to enjoy, from Ohio State Buckeyes football and other Big Ten collegiate athletics, to a wide range of professional teams. In addition, Columbus is home to the Center of Science and Industry (where they make science fun for kids and where more than 1 million Girl Scouts have participated in the COSI Camp-In), the world-famous Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, the Columbus Museum of Art, and lots more! 

There’s always something fun happening in Ohio’s capital city, and in October 2017, that fun will be our next Girl Scout convention. So mark your calendars now, stay tuned for details—and make plans to join us in Columbus!