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For a few days this November, the history and the future of Girl Scouts will come together in Houston, Texas for the 2011 National Council Session / 52nd Convention, which will be held Nov. 10-13 at the George R. Brown Convention Center. The event is also launching a year-long celebration of the 100th anniversary of Girl Scouting in the United States.

The convention is open to everyone. Current and former Girl Scouts, parents or volunteers, alumnae and members of the community are welcome and encouraged to take part in the event and 100th anniversary celebrations.

Event highlights include:

  • Opening night keynote speaker Katie Couric, American journalist and author
  • A Texas-size Hall of Exhibits on Thursday, Nov. 10 through Saturday, Nov. 12 where guests can enjoy an appearance by the Harlem Globe Trotters, a girl fashion show hosted by Justine Magazine, live penguins at the SeaWorld booth and plenty of interactive and fun activities (Visit www.girlscouts.org/convention for specific activities and a full schedule.)
  • Kick-off Girl Scouts of USA Forever Green Take Action Project. Unveiling of Rain Garden, November 12 at the Houston Arboretum.
  • 100th Anniversary girl and adult celebrations on Saturday, Nov. 12

Visit www.girlscouts.org/convention for more information or to register to attend. Tickets can also be purchased on site.

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