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56th National Council Session

Girl Scouts around the world are counting down the hours until our 56th National Council Session (NCS),which will be held this July in Orlando, Florida. 

NCS ties into Girl Scouts’ long history of civics education, a history that found new momentum last summer with the launch of new civics badges. 

Find more information about the 2023 National Council Session here!

USA Girl Scouts Overseas members, we want to hear from you! During the NCS, our Delegates will be voting on  seven proposals. Please help them represent all of USAGSO by reveiwing this information about the proposals and then by taking a moment to complete the official feedback form.

Thank you for being a part of this historical moment.

Meet our National Delegates!

Victoria Adams

Vicki has been a Girl Scout for 29 years and has worn a variety of hats in our movement: Gold Award Girl Scout, troop leader, camp counselor and director, staff member and delegate.  In 2016, she became a member of USA Girl Scouts Overseas, helping rebuild the community in Panama City, Panama.  She joined the staff in 2018 and served as a membership manager Camp Zama office in Japan for three years.  Vicki later transitioned into a volunteer role on Yokosuka Navy Base.  Vicki looks forward to continuing to support Girl Scouts around the world in their journey

Laura Anderson

As a Lifetime Member, Laura has spent only seven years of her time in Girl Scouts at a stateside council; the rest of her time has been spent in several different USAGSO communities, which means she is keenly aware of the challenges that we face – as well as how rewarding it can be to be a Girl Scout overseas! Laura has represented USAGSO on numerous occasions within GSUSA and through WAGGGS and served as a delegate for a stateside council during the last in-person convention in 2017.  Laura currently lives in the UK, where she works as a civil servant for the UK’s Ministry of Defense. She spends her free time playing hockey and going on adventures with her family; that is, when she’s not working on projects as a member of the Advisory Team for the newly formed Overseas Volunteer Partners! Laura has previously been the Camp Director for both Camp Lachenwald and Camp Tama and is a recipient of the Thanks Badge.

Annika Carle

Annika Carle is a third-generation Girl Scout originally from rural New York.  She grew up in South Korea and participated for years in a troop there and is now a Juliette in Barcelona.  Annika is finishing up her silver award and says she SO excited to be the alternate delegate selected to participate with the USAGSO delegation at this year’s Convention and NCS.

Rebecca Dinari

Growing up in Illinois Rebecca was a Girl Scout in her youth. Now a lifetime member, she has lived in France intermittently for the past 30 years and has two grown daughters who are both lifetime members. In her more than 10-year service as a USAGSO Paris Adult Volunteer, Rebecca has served as Leader, Co-Leader, Adult Facilitator, Higher Awards Committee Chair, Brownie Advisor, Adult Awards Chair, Overseas Committee Co-Chair, Overseas Committee Chair, USAGSO Alternate Delegate for the National Council Session 2020 and currently USAGSO National Delegate for the 2023 NCS. Believing it is very important to give back to the local community, Rebecca has been a strong advocate for involving Girl Scouts in community service events in and around Paris. She has also assisted several troops in leading all four of the USAGSO Paris major annual events multiple times. Excited to participate and serve as Delegate at the 56th National Convention Session, Rebecca hopes to help shape the movement by discussing and sharing ideas with other delegates. Rebecca has been awarded the Volunteer of Excellence Pin, Appreciation Pin and Thanks Badge.

Rachel Kluger

Originally from California, where she was a Girl Scout for 10 years, Rachel grew up in the L.A. area. Fast-forward four decades, and she  is now in my 11th year as an adult volunteer for the Madrid, Spain Overseas Community. Rachel has a PhD in Feminist and Gender Studies, and in an effort to expand upon her areas of expertise, she started a master’s degree in Human Rights, Democracy and Globalization.  So Not surprisingly, Rachel is working as a university researcher for an international project that studies the educational inequities that migrant and racialized students face.  As a Delegate representing USAGSO at the upcoming 56th National Council Session, Rachel brings over 20 years of Girl Scouting experience from two different countries and continents, and from the perspectives of differing roles, combined with a passion for gender equity and human rights, as well as a love and concern for the future of our planet.

Darcy Lin

Darcy is a Gold Award Girl Scout from Girl Scouts Overseas in Hong Kong! This is her thirteenth year of Girl Scouting and she looks forward to bridging to Adults at the National Bridging Ceremony in Disneyworld! As a Girl Scout, she loves fostering an inclusive community and supporting younger girls in their leadership journey. She also loves camp songs! 

Lucy Vedra

Lucy has been a Girl Scout for 10 years, and she has enjoyed the experience going from Daisy to Senior.  Though her family is from the Midwest she has spent the past 10 years overseas, in The Netherlands, Germany and her current home country of Belgium.  She loves meeting people from around the world and hearing their stories. As a delegate, she looks forward to analyzing and debating the issues and connecting to the people behind the changes we hope will happen.