what’s inside? Save the Date 2 From Your CEO & Board President 2 The Future of Camp Sombrero 3 Troop Notes 4 Annual Meeting Recognitions Luncheon 6 Special 100th Anniversary Pullout Section 7 Summer Camp 2012 12 Girl Scout Silver and Girl Scout Bronze Awards 14 spring 2012 Happy 100th Birthday, Girl Scouts! After 100 years of developing girls of courage, confidence and character, GSUSA has declared 2012 the Year of the Girl. To add to the excitement and commitment, our national office has also unveiled a year-long campaign, ToGetHerThere, designed to bring awareness to the good that happens when girls everywhere are empowered to believe in themselves and their abilities. Participation starts with signing an online pledge (see box at right) at togetherthere.org. By taking this pledge you are doing your part to make sure girls everywhere have the opportunity to become the leaders of our future. Join us in our celebration. Dream big, and then let’s work together to make those dreams come true for girls everywhere! I pledge: To do my part in supporting today’s girls– to achieve the goal of equal and balanced leadership tomorrow–I pledge to join ToGetHerThere by being a leader who inspires girls and: »» Becomes informed, learning why we need to solve this issue for girls today and how a successful female leader positively impacts the world around her »» Speaks up for supportive environments in my community, such as advocating for healthy media images; helping identify effective mentors; increasing girls’ involvement in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM); and joining the fight against bullying »» Invests in girls to invest in our future Building girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place.