We made history at our 2013 Annual Meeting on April 20, 2013!
Do you know why?
On Saturday, April 20, the business meeting began with a flag ceremony recognizing the flags for the United States, each sovereign nation/tribe in Montana and Wyoming and the Girl Scouts flag. Many of the flags were carried by a Girl Scout volunteer from the tribe being represented.
We want to thank each volunteer for making this historic flag ceremony so memorable!
The flags were:
The United States of America
The Blackfeet Tribe
The Chippewa Cree Tribe
The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes of the Flathead Reservation
The Crow Tribe
The Eastern Shoshone Tribe
The Fort Belknap Tribes
The Little Shell Chippewa Tribe, recognized by the State of Montana
The Northern Arapahoe Tribe
The Northern Cheyenne Tribe
The State of Montana
The Girl Scouts’ Flag
On Friday evening, April 19th, the Girl Scouts of Montana and Wyoming began the weekend with a Volunteer Recognition Dinner, with guest speaker, Wendy Samson.
After dinner and Wendy’s uplifting talk, awards were given to volunteers.
1. The Volunteer of Excellence award recognizes those volunteers who have contributed outstanding service while partnering directly with girls in any pathway to implement the Girl Scout Leadership Experience through use of the National Program Portfolio or who have contributed outstanding service in support of the council’s mission delivery to girl and adult members.
2. The Appreciation Pin recognizes an individual’s exemplary service in support of delivering the Girl Scout Leadership Experience. This service, which has had measurable impact on at least one geographic area of service, helps the council reach and surpasses its mission-delivery goals for that area.
•Chris Greytak Hower
3. The Honor Pin recognizes an individual’s exemplary service in support of delivering the Girl Scout Leadership Experience, which has had measurable impact on two or more geographic areas of service, allowing the council to reach and surpass its mission-delivery goals.
4. The Thanks Badge honors an individual whose ongoing commitment, leadership, and service have had an exceptional, measurable impact on meeting the mission-delivery goals and priorities of the entire council or the entire Girl Scout Movement.
Girl Scouts of Montana and Wyoming is the largest geographic Girl Scouts Council in the USA covering 245,000 square miles and serving 79 counties. Girl Scouts of Montana and Wyoming (GSMW) serves 7,836 girls and 2,861 adult members.
Learning the history of SWAPS and having a SWAPS’tacular time!
Juanita showing some of her SWAPS. Jami talking about SWAPS.
The Future is so bright… we gotta wear shades!
Fashion Show during lunch on Saturday
GSMW Annual Meeting attendees