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Girl Scout Leaders and Gold Award Recipients Meet with President Obama

June 8, 2012 — Today, Girl Scouts of the USA CEO Anna Maria Chávez, National President Connie Lindsey, and eight outstanding Girl Scout Gold Award recipients from across the country presented President Obama with the Girl Scouts National Report, and met with him on the pressing issues impacting girls everywhere.

At the meeting in the Oval Office, Chávez stressed the urgent needs of girls, and the importance of mentorship ToGetHerThere - to achieve balanced leadership within a generation.

"Our Girl Scout Gold Award recipients who met the president today are the embodiment of girls of courage, confidence and character that make the world a better place," said Chávez. "It's critical we continue to inform our national leaders on the urgent needs of all girls across the country, and stress that together, we can achieve balanced leadership within a generation."

In addition to the meeting with the president, the Girl Scouts also met with senior staff at the White House about their Gold Award projects.