Girl Scout adult volunteers from throughout mid-Missouri will meet in September to take official steps to form the largest geographic Girl Scout organization in Missouri.

Girl Scouts – Heart of Missouri Council volunteers will meet on Sunday, Sept. 7, to take the legal steps necessary to realign with four other Missouri area Girl Scout councils to form a new regional council.


Girl Scout adult volunteers from throughout mid-Missouri will meet in September to take official steps to form the largest geographic Girl Scout organization in Missouri.
Girl Scouts – Heart of Missouri Council volunteers will meet on Sunday, Sept. 7, to take the legal steps necessary to realign with four other Missouri area Girl Scout councils to form a new regional council.
Girl Scouts of the Missouri Heartland will be formed from the five legacy councils. The new council will serve nearly three-fourths of the counties in Missouri as well as selected counties in Oklahoma and Kansas.
The Girl Scouts – Heart of Missouri Council special corporate meeting will be held at 3 p.m. at Capitol Plaza Hotel in Jefferson City, Mo. The meeting will be preceded at 2:30 p.m. by a tea party featuring a special guest:  Juliette Gordon Low impressionist Lindsey Godfrey. 
Girl Scouts over the age of 14, volunteers and friends of Girl Scouting are invited to attend the meeting. Girl Scouts – Heart of Missouri Council’s voting delegates will vote at the meeting to approve the merger of the councils. 
Once all five of the realigning councils officially approve the merger, it will become reality on Oct. 1.
Working toward the realignment of the five councils has been progressing for more than a year, with Girl Scout professionals and volunteers from each of the five councils participating. The move is part of a national program implemented by Girl Scouts of the U.S.A. and affects every Girl Scout council in the country. 
The new chief executive officer of the new council, Jennifer Orban, will be on hand at the Sept. 7 meeting in Jefferson City to meet Girl Scouts, volunteers and supporters in mid-Missouri.  Orban was selected as the CEO of Girl Scouts of the Missouri Heartland after a nationwide search.
Girl Scouting is the preeminent leadership development organization for girls, with 3.7 million girl and adult members worldwide.