Women's History Month, Girl Scouts of Utah
The Business Women’s Forum will host a special breakfast on March 18 in celebration of National Women’s History Month with a focus on the Girl Scouts Organization. Guest presenters, Girl Scout Kelly Lopez, a dynamic 14-year old young leader and Debbie Nielson, immediate past chair of the Girl Scouts of Utah, will share the accomplishments of women and those who are making an impact in our community.
Debbie Nielson, Past Chair
Debbie, a Wisconsin native, is a Lifetime Member of GSUSA and of Girl Scouts of Utah's Alumnae Association. After 23 years of operating a business with her husband, Debbie has become a professional volunteer. She has been a Girl Scouts of Utah volunteer for more than 25 years, beginning as a troop leader for her daughter's troop. She has also held multiple regional volunteer positions and has played a key role in shaping Girl Scouting in Utah.
Debbie has been a member of the board for more than 6 years. In her previous board terms Debbie served as Board Chair, Vice Chair, Member-at-Large, on the Nominating Committee (Renamed Board Development Committee), and as the Fund Development Chair. She recently received the Thanks Badge II Award which is Girl Scouts of Utah highest volunteer honor. In addition to her vital role as Board Chair of Girl Scouts of Utah, she is currently a member of the Rotary Club of Ogden.
Kelly is a highly decorated Girl Scout Cadette who has been involved in Girl Scouts for 8 years. She is a Utah Girl Scout Council Delegate which allows her to have a voice in council decisions. She has won several awards such as the Bronze Award and her Leadership Pin, She is a Junior Aide and she is currently working on her Silver Award. As a member of the Miss Media program, Kelly can always be counted on to deliver the Girl Scout message clearly and concisely, even under some of the most intimidating circumstances. Kelly has attended Summer Camp at both Trefoil Ranch and Camp Cloud Rim where she learned outdoor skills that challenged her to step out of her comfort zone and strengthen her overall courage, confidence, and character.
Girl Scouts Mission:
Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.
In Girl Scouts, girls discover the fun, friendship, and power of girls together. Through a myriad of enriching experiences, such as extraordinary field trips, sports skill-building clinics, community service projects, cultural exchanges, and environmental stewardships, girls grow courageous and strong. Girl Scouting helps girls develop their full individual potential; relate to others with increasing understanding, skill, and respect; develop values to guide their actions and provide the foundation for sound decision-making; and contribute to the improvement of society through their abilities, leadership skills, and cooperation with others.
Still Growing Strong:
Today, there are 3.2 million Girl Scouts—2.3 million girl members and 890,000 adult members working primarily as volunteers.
Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Hotel Monaco, Catered by Bambara | 15 West 200 South, Salt Lake City
$15 BWF Members | $20 BWF Non Members
Food & event sponsorship opportunities available!
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