This Friday, Oct. 12, Girl Scouts of America celebrates 100 years with an exclusive black tie gala, and you can go!
In the comments below, tell us who your number one female role model is and what impact they have made on your life, and you could win two tickets to the event, valet parking, plus two VIP passes which include a meet and greet with the key note speaker Leigh Anne Tuohy, who, along with her family, inspired the movie The Blind Side.
When you leave your comment, make sure you enter your email in the designated field or you will not win. All entries must be in by Oct. 11 at 1 p.m. The winner will be notified via email on Oct. 11, and the prize will be picked up at the Salt Lake magazine offices in Salt Lake City.
Doors open for the event at 6:30 p.m. on Oct. 12 at the Hilton Hotel, 255 S. West Temple, SLC.
The Girl Scouts of America have been building girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place for 100 Years. This Friday's Gala celebrates the past, present and future. Today we spoke with Nathan Measom, Development Manager for Girl Scouts of Utah, to find out a little more about the gala and about what's coming up for the scouts in the near future:
Q: What are the strengths that the Girl Scouts encourage, and how is that reflected in your prestigious speaker, Mrs. Touhy?
A: "From anti-bullying to healthy media initiatives and programs specifically targeted to emotional well-being, we are offering girls the opportunity to learn about themselves, their connection to others as well as the world around them. All of our programs are designed to recognize the full potential of youth in our community. Leigh Anne Tuohy’s experience with Michael Oher makes her a perfect fit for our mission of strengthening youth through education, empowerment and self-esteem. She is a prime example of the change we want to see happen right here in Utah."
Q: What are some of the future plans for Girl Scouts of Utah?
A: "In 2014, Salt Lake City will be host to the National Girl Scout Convention. We expect more than 10,000 people to be coming from all over the globe, so we’re excited about the opportunity to show the world exactly what Girl Scouts of Utah is capable of."
Q: And there's so much debate over cookies—please settle it for us—what Girl Scout cookies are the best?
A: "As far as I’m concerned you can never go wrong with Thin Mints. Especially when they’ve been in the freezer!"