The 53rd Convention of Girl Scouts of U.S.A. will be held October 16-19, 2014 in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Every three years, Girl Scouts gather together at the National Council Session and Convention to reinvigorate our Movement, celebrate our accomplishments, and chart our future. Our 2014 national Council Session/53rd Convention promises strategic conversations about the future and provide exciting educational opportunities for adults and girls.

At the upcoming National Convention, together we will:

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

Please visit the convention website for more information, including events, registration, and housing.

Be a National Convention Visitor

Why would I want to attend?
The National Convention is an exciting time for a Girl Scout. More than 10,000 girls and adults are expected to attend in Salt Lake City, Utah.

What is there to do at the convention?
You can attend the opening and closing ceremonies, attend the National Council Session as an observer, visit the exhibition hall, make new friends, collect SWAPS, and enjoy the many sights that Salt Lake City has to offer.

Are there requirements to be a visitor?
All official visitors, including family and friends of the National Council delegates, must be registered members of GSUSA and 14 years or older.

Please visit the convention website for more information!


Meet Our Delegates

Girl Scouts of Kentucky’s Wilderness Road is sending 7 delegates, as prescribed by a formula established by the Girl Scouts of USA. These volunteers were voted by the Council delegation to represent Kentucky’s Wilderness Road at the 2014 National Convention.

Autumn Chapman, Delegate, Bluegrass Cluster, Franklin County Service Unit

  • Autumn has been a troop leader for 6 years and the service unit manager for Franklin County. As a troop leader, she has led her girls to be very active in community projects related to the out of doors and supporting the local women’s shelter. As a Service Unit Manager, she has a strong commitment to increasing membership and retention for girls and adults in her area.

Christina Relich, Alternate, Bluegrass Cluster, Fayette G/H Service Unit, Cadette Girl Scout

  • Christina is a Cadette Girl Scout. She has been developing her leadership skills through her Bronze Award project and becoming a Counselor In Training at summer camp. She feels that Girl Scouting opens one up to multiple opportunities that might not be experienced otherwise.

Amanda Tackett, Delegate, Jenny Wiley Cluster, Pike County Service Unit

  • Amanda is currently the Service Unit Cookie Manager and a Troop Camp Trainer. She has also held previous positions, such as Leader, TLC Advisor, Service Unit Event Planner and Service Unit Manager. As a third generation Girl Scout, she uses the principles that were handed down to her to continue the legacy in her family as well as her community.

Shirley Huffman, Alternate, Ken-O-Valley Cluster, Boyd County Service Unit

  • Shirley serves as a Girl Scout Leader and as the Fall Product and Cookie Program Manager for Boyd County. As a Leader, she has taught her girls to give back to their community by giving service to the Shelter of Hope. As a Product Sale Manager, her role supporting girls to develop their financial literacy skills is what continues her commitment to the product programs. 

Jessica Nance, Delegate, Ken-O-Valley Cluster, Greenbo Service Unit, Senior Girl Scout

  • Jessica is a Senior Girl Scout. Her leadership is shown through her involvement as the Ken-O-Valley TLC President and non-voting Teen Board Member for GSKWRC. She believes that Girl Scouting has provided her with principles she can use in her everyday life, exemplifying being a sister to every Girl Scout.

Chelsea Fite, Delegate, Licking Valley Cluster, Boone County Service Unit, Senior Girl Scout

  • Chelsea is a Senior Girl Scout. Using her personal story, Chelsea decided to give back to a Homeless Shelter and create a safe place for people in her community as her Gold Award project. She uses the principles she has been taught through Girl Scouting to provide day camp programs for the girls of her service unit.

Amanda Osborne, Alternate, Licking Valley Cluster, Fort Mitchell/Villa Hills/Bromley Service Unit, Senior Girl Scout

  • Amanda is a Senior Girl Scout. She has held many leadership positions which include Counselor In Training, Program Aide, and being a Bronze Award and Silver Award recipient. Amanda loves that that she is able to discover new things and make new friends in a safe and welcoming environment. Girl Scouts has been an outlet for her to be with girls that are supportive and encouraging.

Vicki Chasteen, Delegate, Mountain Laurel Cluster, Rockcastle County Service Unit

  • Vicki serves as the Rockcastle Service Unit Manager. She has served the Mountain Laurel Cluster in many leadership positions, such as Leader, Troop Organizer, Product Sales Manager and Troop Mentor. Her interest is to support the Council’s Green Dot Initiative. She feels Girl Scouting has a unique opportunity to work with girls and help them learn the skills to stop bullying behavior.

Susan Hansell, CEO, Kentucky’s Wilderness Road Council

Carol Bierne, Board Chair, Kentucky’s Wilderness Road Council.