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Girls Scouts
The Girl Scout of the USA mission is “Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.” This past March was a hundred years since girl scouts was started, thanks to Ms. Low. On March 16, 1960, GSUSA was charted by the U.S. Congress. “Juliette "Daisy" Gordon Low assembled 18 girls from Savannah, Georgia, on March 12, 1912, for a local Girl Scout meeting. She believed that all girls should be given the opportunity to develop physically, mentally, and spiritually. With the goal of bringing girls out of isolated home environments and into community service and the open air, Girl Scouts hiked, played basketball, went on camping trips, learned how to tell time by the stars, and studied first aid. Within a few years, Daisy's dream for a girl-centered organization was realized. Today, Girl Scouts of the USA has a membership of over 3.2 million girls and adults, a significant growth from its modest beginnings nearly a century ago. In fact, more than 50 million women in the U.S. today are Girl Scout alumnae. We invite you to learn about our robust organization and its rich history. From our willingness to tackle important societal issues, to our commitment to diversity and inclusiveness—Girl Scouts is dedicated to every girl, everywhere.” (Girl Scout History). I found this on their website but it is in every book, site or anything that has something to do with Girl Scouts. There is a two Girl Scout council in Louisiana. One is New Orleans, and one in Lafayette, which the Shreveport office is part of. Along with Shreveport, there are three more service offices in the Lafayette part of Louisiana Girl Scouts. They are in Monroe, Lake Charles, and Alexandria. The local primary staff of the Shreveport office includes 7 people. The website shows 8 people, but I know that one of them is no longer employed at Shreveport Girl Scout Service Center. Ms. Micki Blakely is the local Program Director. She runs the local Shreveport office and controls all local decisions regarding Girl Scouts under her group. Ms. Lori Taylor is the Retail Sales Director for Shreveport. She is over all merchandise and other items sold in the Shreveport store. Ms. Audrey Crosby is the Fund Development Specialist. This is a part time position. She was working the Ms. Verchelle Taylor, but Ms. Taylor is no longer at the Shreveport office. I have met Ms. Crosby before and she is a sweetheart. Ms. Claire Schroaeder is the Volunteer/Program Specialist. She helps the volunteers get any information that they need. That would be a hard job because there are a lot of volunteers in Girl Scouts. Ms. Denise Bourgeois is the Membership Specialist at Shreveport. Ms. Meighan Brown is also a Membership Specialist at the Shreveport office. She has the same job as Ms. Bourgeois. They help the troops get their members registered and maintain the local member’s records, at the Shreveport office, to make sure that everything is up to date. Ms. Valerie Corrao is the service center clerk. She is a very sweet lady. I have had the chance to meet her many times. She runs the store in the local office. This is the list of the local Shreveport office personnel. This does not include all the hundreds of volunteers and other Girl Scout moms, dads, aunts, uncles, and grandparents in the local communities that help the girls with all that they do. | | | |

The Chief Executive Officer’s is Ms. Anna Marie Chavez . Ms. Chaves has been in involved with Girl Scouts since she was a kid. She is over almost all decisions that are made about anything that has to do with Girl Scouts. Florence Corsello is the Senior VP and CFO of Girl Scouts of the USA. Ms. Corsello is responsible for all of GSUSA's business and financial operations. This includes merchandise sales and operations. She also helps with financial consulting services to all the local Girl Scout councils at the Juliette Gordon...
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