Girl Scouts - Western Oklahoma accepts cash, check, and credit card for donations. These donations can be made on our website or by mail to 6100 N Robinson Ave., Oklahoma City, OK 73118.
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Girls Scouts in the United States was founded by Juliette Gordon Low in 1912, a time when women could not vote, hold public office, or own property. Since 1912, Girl Scouts of the USA has become the premier leadership program for girls and women.
- Create a culture within the organization that leads to greater retention of our employees and volunteers.
- Implement program improvements within Girl Scout pathways that create sustainable growth.
- Work closely with our governing board to create succession planning, engagement practices, and an improved board development.
Girl Scouts serves girls ages 5-17 with the Girl Scout Leadership Experience (GSLE). All Girl Scout program activities are part of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience. It begins with a definition of leadership that girls understand and believe in: a leader, girls say, is defined not only by the qualities and skills one has, but also by how those qualities and skills are used to make a difference in the world. The GSLE has three "keys" to leadership:
experiences in Girl Scouting incorporate these three keys. Experiences are also, girl led, and encourage learning by
doing and cooperative learning. Girls can experience Girl Scouting through any
one, all, or some of the six Pathways: Events, Series, Travel, Troops, Camp, and
In 2008, Girl Scouts of the USA redefined the Girl Scout program model as the Girl Scout Leadership Experience (GLSE), defining three keys and aligning those to 15 Outcomes. This model allows for the organization to create a consistent, quality and impactful program to all girls served in the organization. The Journeys, an award-winning curriculum developed as the foundation of our program, comes with some challenges. As you may imagine in a program that has over a 100-year tradition, there is some resistance to change, yet the changes are mostly in the delivery of the program rather than in content. Additionally, there is an investment in all change management and, in this case, the investment of retraining staff and volunteers, communicating and marketing the pathway model. Purchasing curriculum and aligning infrastructure has been a large investment taken on by councils. However, in all of this change is centered a desire to maintain a relevant program model for today's girls and volunteers. As we see girls facing different challenges than their mothers and grandmothers, it is important the program stay girl centered and thus girl led. All volunteer-based nonprofits struggle with the changing face of volunteerism. As both adults in the home are working more than ever outside the home, we must be agile in meeting the needs of those who want to serve their community through service.
The flexibility of the pathway service delivery model allows flexibility for girls and adults to engage in Girl Scouts in their chosen pathway(s). As a Girl Scout and Girl Scout volunteer, you choose your pathway and you choose your Journey. This model allows the Girl Scout organization to serve girls in ways we weren’t able to before. GSWest continues to strive to meet the needs of some of our most at-risk Oklahoma girls and serve them with quality programs that will provide the experiences and skills necessary to ensure their success.
Shannon Evers joined Girl Scouts - Western Oklahoma as Chief Executive Officer in September, 2012.
Shannon brings a wide scope of experience to this position. She has served as Chief Development Officer for the past four years with Girl Scouts - Western Washington. Prior to that, Shannon served as the Development and Marketing Director of Girl Scouts Columbia River in Portland, Oregon, and the Associate Director of Development for the YWCA of Greater Portland, Oregon.
Shannon is a graduate of the University of Oregon with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. She holds a Certified Fund Raising Executive Certificate and belongs to the Association of Fundraising Professionals. She holds a Girl Scout Gold Award, the highest award a Girl Scout may achieve, and is a lifetime member of Girl Scouts of the USA.
Shannon believes strongly in what the Girl Scouts Leadership Experience has to offer girls in every community. “I believe in the importance of Girl Scouting and want to give every girl the opportunity to become all they can achieve through Girl Scouts. I am eager to make a difference in the lives of girls and the volunteers who mentor them by promoting an open exchange of ideas and encouraging people to use their various talents and abilities to take this organization to the next level."
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