CONGRATULATIONS AND THANK YOU TO ALL THE PARTICIPANTS OF  #WTD2017  WHEN WE SHINE  – MUSIC VIDEO CHALLENGE

YOU ROCK!! It Was A One-of-a-Kind Global Art Event AND IT WAS AMAZING!!

And It’s Still Growing!! As of September 2017, the song When We Shine has been translated into Hindi, Malagasy, Burmese, Spanish and Swahili, and French and Arabic are in progress!!

VIEW ALL THE ENTRIES OF #WHENWESHINE2017 HERE! 

We received 56 shining entries from 23 countries that included thousands of participants! Your HeART-Full message is being heard Loud and Clear – WAGGGS is a Diverse Global Girl Movement that is Growing, Connecting and Helping Girls Make the World a Better Place. 

You took this multi-media Art challenge and made it your own showing your creativity, your uniqueness and powerfully sharing your story with your sisters throughout the world!

Congratulations to everyone who took part – You Are AWESOME! Now the World knows, When You Shine, We All Shine!

As of April 11th -16th, 2017, the winners of #WhenWeShine2017 were contacted and all of the entries are now posted on

Sangam World Center’s YouTube Channel.

For three days, girls will dominate Columbus, Ohio, and we want you to be a part of it! From October 6-8, 2017, G.I.R.L. 2017 will draw more than 10,000 of the brightest, toughest and most capable girls and women in the world for an event that only comes once every three years!

G.I.R.L. 2017 is for every G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader)™ who wants to stand up, take charge, and change the world, for her and for all of us.

This event will offer tons of one-of-a-kind fun, inspiring speakers and enlightening educational opportunities—it’s THE event of the year for everyone who wants to see girls and women rise and shine! At the event, girls will build a lifetime of friendships and connections, as well as experience the world-famous ‘Hall of Experience!’ Excited? We are too!

Let’s Connect!

While there, please join me, Melinda Caroll, for multiple Flash Mob Dancing and Singing Opportunities! Get the 2017 Girl Scout Convention App and subscribe to the notifications to stay up to date with exciting events as they occur. And Get your FREE Music Downloads here of WHEN WE SHINE and THE KEY, just for joining in the Fun! Plus there’ll be other FREE Give-Aways to take home and share with your council and Girls!

SEE YOU THERE!

 For More Information or to Contact Melinda, email: [email protected]

G.I.RL. 2017: Weekend Program (For Girls in Grades 2–5)

Friday, October 6 (optional – you can arrive Friday or Saturday)

• Check-In: Pick up your registration materials at your hotel or the convention center.

• Girl Central: Take part in interactive activities that celebrate the best of Girl Scouts.

• Hall of Experiences: Explore 200-plus booths and exhibits with activities just for you, plus speakers and entertainment throughout the day!

• G.I.R.L. 2017 Opening Celebration: Join all 10,000 attendees for our kickoff event, featuring music and plenty of inspiration!

Saturday, October 7

• Girl Central: Take part in interactive activities that celebrate the best of Girl Scouts.

• Hall of Experiences: Explore 200-plus booths and exhibits with activities just for you, plus speakers and entertainment throughout the day!

• Lunch: Visit one of the many vendors in the convention center, explore the restaurants of Columbus, or picnic in nearby Goodale Park. (Lunch is not included in your registration price.)

• Scavenger Hunt: Access a fun scavenger hunt on the G.I.R.L. 2017 app that can be completed at any time on Friday or Saturday—or grab a paper copy to take with you!

• Dinner: Enjoy fun and food (included in girl and chaperone registration price) at a celebratory dinner ahead of your evening sleepover adventure!

• Camp-In at COSI: Bunk down with a couple thousand new friends at Columbus’s renowned COSI museum! Your girl or chaperone weekend G.I.R.L. registration includes:

• Round-trip transportation between the convention center and COSI • Access to all the exhibits, activities, live shows, and theatres at the museum

• Dinner at the convention center, and even a snack and breakfast at COSI

• A Camp-in patch (which is also good for one Free Youth Admission until September 2018)

Sunday, October 8

• Breakfast at COSI (included in girl and chaperone registration price)

• Return to Convention Center: Hop on the shuttle bus with your new friends!

• G.I.R.L. 2017 Closing Celebration: Experience an epic closing celebration!