Our last day was on the low key side, but still very beneficial. A number of great organizations came in for a networking session in the morning. That list includes the Peace Corps, Care, Forever Green (yes, the GSUSA project was out there being represented!), Care, Heifer International and a number of other wonderful organizations. Each stop offered a number of amazing materials that could benefit all of the scouts and guides in any of the take action projects they were already formulating.
From there, we split up for one last session. For the adults, it was a chance to learn about a number of projects already going on within GSUSA and WAGGGS and do some last minute networking. At the end of our session, we had the opportunity to make a commitment and add our "leaf" to the "tree." I made two commitments on my leaf, but more about that in my wrap up post later!
The real work began after that. A few nights before, I had given Sa'Haara and Madison a homework assignment to help them start thinking about what they wanted to do for their projects. I was very glad I asked that, because we were then tasked to sit down and finalize their projects. That too I will save for my wrap up, since I happen to think they chose very ambitious, amazing projects!
Such a crack up they were!
The declaration was re-presented, to affirm our commitments to the work we have been doing. We are committed to making the Millennium Development Goals a reality!
Ok, confession time.... when the girls began thanking the adult members who helped them plan GWF, I started crying. Then, the crying turned into bawling, and let's just leave it at that mmk?
Up, up and away we went! The elevator we rode in took exactly 40 seconds to climb 94 floors!
And, what's a good party without some dancing?!
The next morning, we headed out bright and early.