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Girl Scout 2017 National Convention

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Wed Oct 04, 12:00 AM - Sun Oct 08, 12:00 AM
Columbus, Ohio

Columbus is a vibrant city with a wide range of fun activities, shopping, professional sports teams, and great food all close to the Greater Columbus Convention Center where our convention will be held. Columbus is home to the The Ohio State University and Big Ten sports, the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, and the Center of Science and Industry (COSI) where more than one million Girl Scouts have participated in the COSI Camp-In over the years.

Girl Scouts of the USA is planning events to reinvigorate our membership, deepen our commitment to our Movement, and celebrate our successes. Together we will:

• Engage in conversations on important topics facing Girl Scouts and all girls;
• Participate in an array of educational opportunities and
• Network, mingle, and renew friendships, while we celebrate the work we do together.

Not sure what happens at a National Convention? Check out highlights from the 2014 Convention and mark your calendars now to join us in Columbus in 2017!

The application period for national delegates is now closed, and we are no longer accepting proposals/topics for the national convention. 

Visitors Info: 2017 Girl Scout National Convention
Every three years, Girl Scouts from all over the country gather at the Girl Scout Convention & National Council Session to reinvigorate our Movement, celebrate our accomplishments, and chart our future. Besides attending as a national council delegate, members may attend as visitors.

Wednesday-Friday: National Council Session (business meeting)
Friday-Saturday: Hall of Experiences (exhibitors & sponsors)
Friday-Sunday: G.I.R.L. 2017 Kickoff, Plenary and Breakout Sessions (The Adventurers are planning a bus for girls/volunteers to attend this event; email for more info:

Registration is now open, and the visitor’s fee is $345. If you are interested in attending as a visitor and would like to stay with the GSVSC delegation at their hotel, please complete this interest indicator. Lodging costs are estimated between $153-$271/night. You will be responsible for your own travel arrangements as well as costs associated with attending the meeting (registration fee, hotel, travel, food, etc.).