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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Girl 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 has become the premier leadership program for girls and women in the United States, with over 2.7 million girl and adult members.
Girl Scouts – Western Oklahoma, Inc. was formed in March, 2008, and serves girls and adult volunteers in 39 counties in central and western Oklahoma.
Today Girl Scouts is reaching girls in all walks of life with leadership, self esteem, outdoor education and other opportunities through traditional troops to innovative programming in schools, public housing sites, and juvenile detention centers.
Girl Scouts provides girls ages 5-17 with activities that build leadership skills, financial literacy, healthy relationships, STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) and outdoor skills in a unique all-girl environment that gives girls confidence to reach their fullest potential. Programming includes:
Girls who develop the 5 Girl Scout Outcomes…
A 2012 study by the Girl Scout Research Institute found that Girl Scout alumnae display positive life outcomes to a greater degree than non-alumnae on several indicators of success, including sense of self, volunteerism and community work, civic engagement, education, and income/socioeconomic status.
Alumnae with more than three years’ experience in Girl Scouts fare better than shorter-term alumnae regarding all of the above plus satisfaction with life, success, leadership, and relationship satisfaction.
In 2008, Girl Scouts of the USA redefined the Girl Scout program as the Girl Scout Leadership Experience (GLSE) with Girl Scout "Journeys," an award-winning curriculum, becoming the foundation of the program. This program model allows for Girl Scouts to create a consistent, high-quality, and highly relevant program to all girls. In 2016, Girl Scouts simplified the national program model to tell a more succinct and consistent story about the impact of Girl Scouting on girls.
The 5 Girl Scout Outcomes are:
The redefining of Girl Scouts was centered in a desire to maintain a relevant program model for today's girls and volunteers. Because girls face different challenges than those of their mothers and grandmothers, it is important that Girl Scouts remain girl centered and girl led while being accessible to any girl who wishes to participate.
The flexibility of the Girl Scout program allows flexibility for girls and adults to participate in the way they chose. Girls and volunteers choose how, when, and where they want to participate. This model allows the organization to continue to serve girls in traditional scouting and allows us to grow in new ways as well.
Shannon Evers has served as the Chief Executive Officer of Girl Scouts - Western Oklahoma since 2012. A lifetime member, Shannon earned her Girl Scout Gold Award, the highest achievement a girl member can attain and has worked professionally in the Girl Scout world for more than a decade. As CEO, Shannon has the primary responsibility for managing an operational budget of $4 million and assets of almost $10 million that support leadership development programs for more than 7,000 girls with the assistance of almost 50 employees and 3,000 adult volunteers.
At Girl Scouts, girls have tons of fun, make new friends, and go on fantastic new adventures. The program centers on something called the Girl Scout Leadership Experience—a collection of activities and experiences girls have as they earn badges, participate in cutting edge STEM programs, sell cookies, explore the outdoors, do Take Action projects that make a difference, and more. Put simply, in Girl Scouts girls discover who they are, connect with others and take action to make the world a better place.
A graduate of the University of Oregon, Lundquist College of Business and Warsaw Sports Marketing Center, Shannon is also a Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE). Shannon is especially adept at building and diversifying funding streams, increasing capacity and developing long term membership growth strategies. Shannon was recognized by the Willamette Valley Development Officers Association with the Starbright Professional Award.
A wife and mother of two boys (who are all active cookie connoisseurs), Shannon is also actively involved in the community and serves as a foster parent, soccer coach, Rotarian, and as a member of the John Rex Charter Elementary School PTA, the Board of Advisors for the Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce, and the State Superintendent of Public Instruction's Nonprofit Board for the Oklahoma State Department of Education. Working to improve our state statistics for women and girls, Shannon is a dynamic advocate for the needs of girls as a member of the Oklahoma Academy, a graduate of Leadership OKC Class 33, and through her work on various projects at the local and state level.
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