Elizabeth G. O’Donnell of Bangor, president of Abnaki Girl Scout Council, joined 6,200 Girl Scout delegates and visitors Oct. 20-23 at Miami Beach, Fla., for the 45th National Council Session-Convention of Girl Scouts of the U.S.A.
First lady Barbara Bush, who launched the national Girl Scout literacy progject, “Right to Read,” appeared at the event.
Maya Angelou, author and educator, was keynote speaker. Louis Harris, national pollster, announced results of a survey on the impact of Girl Scouting on today’s girls.
The National Council meets every three years to elect national board members, to review the past year’s activities and to plan the next three years’ direction in scouting.
Also representing Abnaki Council were Margaret McKinney of Eddington; Linda Howard of Dover-Foxcroft; Jo Stevens, executive director; and Rebecca Roy of Glenburn, Senior Girl Scout. Alternate delegates were Sally Medina of Dixmont, Marcia Bernhardt of Machias, and Senior Girl Scouts Kelly Keenan of Dover-Foxcroft and Meridith Schaller of Sullivan. Guests were Sally Clason of Islesboro and Hilda Roderick of Bar Harbor.