Apparo “positioned our organization to be responsive for a meaningful virtual pivot.”
Faced with stay-at-home orders due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Girls Scouts Hornets’ Nest Council (GSHNC) leadership has launched several new initiatives to keep girls engaged and continue to fulfill their mission. GSHNC CEO, Angela Woods, credits their Apparo partnership and Jabian Consulting skilled volunteer engagement in supporting these efforts. “Apparo rebuilt our technology strategy, positioned our organization to be responsive for a meaningful virtual pivot, and provides ongoing support, resources and training.”
Today, GSHNC is:
- Collaborating with parent organization, GSUSA, in their launch of a portal Girl Scouts at Home to engage parents and troop leaders and offer them programs and virtual ways for girls to earn badges and stay connected to their Girl Scout family.
- Continuing to augment virtual programs
- Working to add more local program partner options
- Hosting virtual trainings for Troop Leaders to give them the tools to continue working with our girls (ex. Tips & Tricks for hosting a great Girl Scout meeting virtually).
Colleen Young, SVP, GSHNC, shares that she is “also really proud of [their] Girl Scouts who have stepped up during this time to do great things on behalf of their community in the greater Charlotte area. Girl Scouts are creating homemade masks responding to a call to action from Atrium Health for Girl Scouts to sew masks in the case they have to utilize them once their supplies are exhausted. Just one example of another way Girl Scouts are staying engaged during this time.”