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Take the Lead

What is Take the Lead?

Take the Lead is the Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania’s signature fundraising event honoring our community’s most distinguished women whose leadership and professional achievements make the world a better place. Girl Scouts of all ages produce this unique leadership program and develop the skills necessary to become the future leaders of tomorrow. A true highlight of the Girl Scout experience, Take the Lead enables girls to forge long-lasting, valuable mentorships with honorees and connect directly with their community.

 

Girl Participants Training Dates

Check out all the required training days for each Take the Lead event below.

NEW: Take the Lead Leadership Training Day

Sunday, December 10, 1-5PM at Camp Laughing Waters

Join your sister Girl Scouts who are in other leadership roles and participating in any of the three Take the Lead events for an afternoon of leadership training. We’ll be joined by experts in public speaking, interviewing, business etiquette, and much more. Learn how to present yourself with confidence as you prepare to take to the stage! This training is mandatory for Emcee, Presenter, Campership Auction Lead, Girl Co-Chairs, and Chorus Lead.

All girls MUST participate in their Event’s Training AND Rehearsal prior to their selected Take the Lead Event! If you cannot participate in your event’s training date, please email takethelead@gsep.org to sign up for the training at another location. No shows will be removed from the program and girl transfers will not be permitted.

Take the Lead Greater Philadelphia Girl Dates
  •  Lead Girl Interviews- November 6, 4-8PM at Shelly Ridge Service Center
  • Girl Training*-February 3, 2018, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
    Snow date-February 10, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

*Mandatory for Photographer, Social Media, Color Guard, Greeter & Usher, Raffle Rover, and Chorus

  • Rehearsal- Sunday, February 25, 2018, 1pm at Hyatt at the Bellevue
  • Event-Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at Hyatt at the Bellevue
Take the Lead Berks County Girl Dates
  •  Lead Girl Interviews- November 9, 4-8PM at Location TBD
  •  Girl Training*- Saturday, March 3, 9am-1pm at Penske

*Mandatory for Photographer, Social Media, Color Guard, Greeter & Usher, Raffle Rover, and Chorus

  • Rehearsal- Sunday, March 25, 2018, 1pm at DoubleTree Hotel, Reading
  • Event-Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at DoubleTree Hotel, Reading
Take the Lead Lehigh Valley Girl Dates
  •  Lead Girl Interviews- November 14, 4-8PM at Lehigh Valley Service Center
  • Girl Training*- Saturday, March 10, 9am-1pm at PPL Walbert, Allentown

SNOWDATE: Saturday, March 17, 9am-1pm at PPL Walbert, Allentown

*Mandatory for Photographer, Social Media, Color Guard, Greeter & Usher, Raffle Rover, and Chorus

  • Rehearsal- Sunday, April 8 or April 15, 2018 at Sands Events 
  • Event-Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at Sands Event Center

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Take the Lead Greater Philadelphia

Tuesday, March 6, 2018
Hyatt at the Bellevue
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2018 Take the Lead Greater Philadelphia Honorees:

  • Patrice Banks, Chief #sheCANic and Founder, Girls Auto Clinic
  • Ann Thornton Field, Partner, Gordon & ReesLLP
  • Evelyn Marcha-Hidalgo, CEO, Intercultural Family Services, Inc.
  • Donna Torrisi, Network Executive Director, Family Practice & Counseling Network
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Take the Lead Berks County

Wednesday, April 4, 2018
DoubleTree Hotel, Reading
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2018 Take the Lead Berks County Honorees:

  • Tonya Butler, Magisterial District Judge, Elect
  • Patricia Giles, Foundation Associate, Wyomissing Foundation
  • Dr. Jodi Radosh, Co-Author of Shoot, Edit, Share/College Professor, Alvernia University
  • Jeanne Savage, Community Volunteer, Freedom Auto Group
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Take the Lead Lehigh Valley

Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Sands Event Center
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2018 Take the Lead Lehigh Valley Honorees

  • Makala Ashmar, Outreach Coordinator/Constituent Services Representative at U.S. House of Representatives 
  • Jeanette Eichenwald, Retired Vice President, DataSys Technologies
  • Dorota Gasienica-Kozak, Partner Attorney, King Spry
  • Michelle Griffin Young, Executive Vice President, Government and External Affairs-Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce

THANK YOU!

Thank you for attending our 2017 Take the Lead events! It was truly a memorable year for all three local celebrations of women in leadership, and it was inspiring to welcome so many friends, supporters, and members of the communities we serve. Together, we are building girls of courage, confidence and character, who are making our world a better place.

Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania would especially like to thank the following corporations and organizations for their generous sponsorship support of our 2017 Take the Lead events.

Interested in becoming a 2018 Take the Lead sponsor? Please contact Julia Dougherty, by calling 215.564.2030, ext. 1045 or email jdougherty@gsep.org