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WAGGGS Chair Team in the Philippines

The Girl Scouts of the Philippines is a member of a bigger organization, the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts or WAGGGS. Last February 9, we have been privileged to be able to meet with the Chair’s Team which decided to meet in the Philippines.

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Nicole Grinstead is the current World Board Chair. The very first time I met her was during the 34th WAGGGS World Conference in Edinburgh back in 2011. At that time, she was running for the World Board. I have admired her ever since, seeing her passion to serve the organization.

The event aimed to have a dialogue with GSP’s young adult member and active girl scouts. One segment of the event was sharing about our experiences in participating WAGGGS events in different parts of the world. I myself have been representing the organization in various events, which has widened my horizon and unleashed my potentials. And of course, meeting friends from all over the world.

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It was really a great opportunity to share our vision with the WAGGGS Chair’s Team. Seeing them intently listening to us had renewed our faith that they are doing everything just to give chance for our voices to be heard. Truly, we are empowered for the chance to influence decision-making body for the organization.

I will be forever proud that I am a girl scout, and girl scouting empowers me as a woman.

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I have prepared a short video presentation of girl scouts in WAGGGS events, see it here: “We are stars” Happy watching! 🙂