Shoreline Girl Scout selected for 2017 Global Action Team

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Delaney Browne of Shoreline has been selected for a second year to be part of the Girl Scout Global Action Team.

The goal is to spread awareness and take action to promote the importance of access to healthcare for women and girls worldwide.

The Global Action Team is a group of teens in grades 9-12 who will spend a year researching this important topic impacting our local and global communities. Through collaborations with local organizations and community members, Global Action Team members become advocates for women everywhere, and help educate and inspire others to do the same.

Team members can reapply each year that they are eligible (9th through 12th grades). Since the focus areas change each year, the team members get the unique experience of researching a new global issue and taking action on that issue with their fellow team members.

This year, they decided to focus on access to healthcare for women and girls worldwide. The team researched this issue and its impact in South Asia, Western Europe, and West Africa and developed a Take Action Project of making reusable pads to distribute to regions where access to feminine hygiene products is difficult.

The program focuses on three main themes each year even though the area of focus changes. The team members change and the summit attendees will change each year as well. Below are the three consistent themes of the Global Action Team:

  1. Taking Action: In this program, the team creates a Global Take Action Project that has an impact in the community and inspires others to act—creating change for the better.
  2. Global Awareness: Girl Scouts develop cultural awareness through the project by collaborating with a World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS) member organization in another country.
  3. Leadership: The team leads the annual Global Action Summit—a weekend retreat for younger Girl Scouts. During this exciting event, team members teach younger girls about action through advocacy, making global connections, and how to follow through on large projects that impact in their community.

Delaney says, “I wanted to be a part of the Global Action Team because I have a lot of opinions on how the world can be a better place and I'd like to be in a position to be able to spread awareness and make changes on global issues. 
"I have experience on this team and have learned that every year is completely different from the topics to the members. Going into the experience with an open mind is key. My goal for this year is to be a strong member of the group, helping when and where ever I can.”


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