As you walked about the Carolina Horse Park in April of 2012 you could hear the spirit of Girl Scouting all around you. Groups of girls could be seen gathered to try archery for the first time, create a new craft, learn a new dance move, and sharing their excitement with the their peers and adult leaders.
Little did the volunteer committee members know the impact this event would have in the celebration of 100 years of Girl Scouting when they started meeting to plan in August of 2011. Over the next months the volunteer committee would meet to discuss all matters Jubilee. Under the guidance of the committee co-chairs Lillie Thompson (Wayne County) and Cindy Sortisio (Durham County) the sub- committees would meet to plan this event. Sub-committees were formed to plan through the various needs of an event this size each committee had a focus that aided to create a great event!
Logistics Committee- headed by Kathy Peterson and Sherry Williams with committee members,
Robin Ball, Sylvia Brooks, Cathy Creech, Kathy Rush, Liz Gale, Sarah Dietrich, and Hariette Cooper-, created the master plan for all the needs of the site, from check-in and check-out to the great campsite set up.
Activities Committee- headed by Janet Kendall with committee members Peggy Anglin, Lou Bennett, Paula Lowe, Linda Peedin and Pam Albrecht- choose over 70 activities so each girl would have something to do, from moving around at a sport game, to creating a craft, to learning about Girl Scout Traditions and History and many more!
Vendors Committee- headed by Stacey Bryd and Belinda Parent- worked to bring in great help for the event from our wonderful interactive activities, climbing wall, bounce house, bands and all things vendor related!
Volunteer Committee- headed by Elizabeth Amends with committee members Trisha Wilson, Vickie Watson and Gail Wattt- worked to recruit and place over 150 adult volunteers to help from the set up to take down, and all the activities in between.
Girl Recruitment Committee, headed by Rebecca Daniels with Committee members Peggy Grantham and Vickie Slade, worked with girls from around the council to make sure the voice of the girl was heard in the planning process, as well as, to support our teen girls as they aided in running activity stations and event happenings!
It was truly inspiration to see the work of many women and girl volunteers from around the council put in endless hours in meetings, conference calls, and planning sessions to be a part of the creating this joyous celebration. Thank you for the memories!