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Take the Lead

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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.

Greater Philadelphia

Information

Save The Date! 
Tuesday, March 5, 2019
5:30-8:30 p.m.
 

NEW LOCATION:
Crystal Tea Room
100 East Penn Square
#9B
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Tickets & Sponsorship Opportunities
Sponsorship Levels
  • Presenting - $25,000
  • Senior Sponsor - $15,000
  • Cadette Sponsor - $10,000
  • Junior Sponsor - $5,000
  • Brownie Sponsor - $2,500
  • Daisy Sponsor - $1,000
  • Benefactor - $500
  • Patron - $175
Purchase sponsorships and tickets here. 
2019 Honorees
Madeline Bell (President & CEO, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia)
 
Caroline DiGiorgio (President & CEO, Congreso de Lantinos Unidos)
 
Dalila Wilson Scott (Senior Vice President of Community Impact, Comcast Corporation)
 
Jami Wintz McKeon (Chair, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP)
 

More information and bios coming soon!

Past Honorees

Take the Lead Past Honorees

Greater Philadelphia

Berks County

Information

Save The Date! 
Wednesday, April 3, 2019
5:30-8:30 p.m.
 

LOCATION:
DoubleTree by Hilton Reading
701 Penn Street
Reading, PA 19601

Tickets & Sponsorship Opportunities
Sponsorship Levels
  • Presenting - $15,000
  • Cadette Sponsor - $10,000
  • Junior Sponsor - $5,000
  • Brownie Sponsor - $2,500
  • Daisy Sponsor - $1,000
  • Benefactor - $500
  • Patron - $150
Purchase sponsorships and tickets here. 
2019 Honorees
Carey Babczak (Vice President, Business Services Officer, BB&T)
 
Laurie Peer (Partner, RKL LLP & President, RKL Wealth Management)
 
Marilu Rodriguez, Esq (Owner, RB Legal Counsel)
 
Tracy Schott, MS, MSW (Producer/Writer/Filmmaker, Schott Productions)
 

More information and bios coming soon!

Past Honorees

Take the Lead Past Honorees

Berks County 

Lehigh Valley

Information

Save The Date! 
Tuesday, April 30, 2019
5:30-8:30 p.m.
 

NEW LOCATION:
ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks
101 Founders Way
Bethlehem, PA 18015

Tickets & Sponsorship Opportunities
Sponsorship Levels
  • Presenting - $20,000
  • Senior Sponsor - $15,000
  • Cadette Sponsor - $10,000
  • Junior Sponsor - $5,000
  • Brownie Sponsor - $2,500
  • Daisy Sponsor - $1,000
  • Patron - $175
Purchase sponsorships and tickets here. 
2019 Honorees
Ashley Russo (President & Executive Producer, ASR Media Productions)
 
Councilwoman Olga Negron (Community Liason, HSGK Law Firm)
 
Cecelia Connelly-Weida, Ph.D (Dean of the School of Busness, Education, Legal and Social Services, Lehigh Carbon Community College)
 
Sue Drabic (President & CEO, Morningstar Senior Living)
 

More information and bios coming soon!

Past Honorees

Take the Lead Past Honorees

Lehigh Valley 

For more information on sponsor benefits and how YOU can support Take the Lead 2019, please contact us! Call: 267.332.6788 Email: takethelead@gsep.org

Girl Participants

Starting October 1, apply to be a girl participant using our Program/Event Registration System. Choose the girl leadering opportunity you are most interested in. Cost of the program is $5/girl. *Includes Take the Lead patch and rocker, snack and lunch at training, snack at rehearsal, and dinner at Take the Lead event. 

Roles

Emcee: Grades 10-12
Be a LEADER and grab the mic and take the stage! Narrate the program and get the crowd on its feet. 

Presenter: Grades 10-12
Be a RISK-TAKER by breaking out your notebook and preparing your best questions. Interview a Take the Lead honoree and present her award at the event. 

Campership Auction Lead: Grades 10-12
As an INNOVATOR, share your camp experience with the crowd and help lead a live auction to help send sister Girl Scouts to camp! 

Girl Co-Chairs*: Grades 11-12
Step up and be a LEADER  at Take the Lead! Join the GSEP Take the Lead staff members as you help plan and facilitate Take the Lead training, attend and report on the Girl Experience at two Take the Lead committee meetings, and lend a hand during event day. *Prerequisite: Prior Emcee or Presenter

Chorus Lead: Grades 7-9
Do you have a special interest in music and are you looking for a new leadership role? Warm up those vocal chords and help lead the chorus. 

Girl Photographer: Grades 9-12
Do you have an eye for photography? As a GO-GETTER, you can help us capture all the unforgettable memories (Camera and equipment not provided).

Social Media Girl Expert: Grades 9-12
Have you mastered Instagram and Twitter? We want YOU to be a leader and help us spread the word about Take the Lead. Go behind-the-scenes during the event! 

Color Guard: Grades 4-12
Represent GSEP as a LEADER in this ceremonial tradition to honor and respect the United States flag. Additionally, welcome guests and recognize our amazing sponsors!

Greeter & Usher: Grades 2-8
Show off your Girl Scout hospitality as a GO-GETTER while welcoming and directing guests throughout the event. Additionally, you'll get to recognize our amazing sponsors! 

Raffle & Campership Rover: Grades 2-5
Are you a #CookieBoss? If so, this role is right for you! Be an INNOVATOR  and come up with your best pitch to sell raffle tickets. You'll also engage with the audience during our live campership auction. 

Chorus: Grades 2-8
Be a GO-GETTER and warm up those vocal chords! Join your friends on stage to sing opening and closing songs. Additionally, you'll get to recognize our amazing sponsors! 

SIGN UP HERE

Training & Event Dates

Mark your Calendar!

NEW: Take the Lead Leadership Training Day
Sunday, January 6
11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
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 the stage! This training is mandatory for Emcees, Presenters, Campership Auction Leads, Girl Co-Chairs, and Chorus Lead. 

Take the Lead Greater Philadelphia

Lead Girl Interviews

  • Wednesday, November 7, 4 - 8 p.m. @ Camp Shelly Ridge

Girl Training* (Only need to attend one)

  • Saturday, February 2, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. @ TBD
  • Saturday, February 9, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. @ TBD
  • *Mandatory for Chorus, Photographer, Social Media, Color Guard, Greeter & Usher, and Raffle Rovers

Rehearsal

  • Saturday, February 23 or Sunday, February 24 (tentative) @ Crystal Tea Room

Event

  • Tuesday, March 5 @ Crystal Tea Room

Take the Lead Berks County

Lead Girl Interviews

  • Thursday, November 8, 4 - 8 p.m. @ Barnes & Noble Wyomissing

Girl Training* 

  • Saturday, March 2, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. @ Penske
  • SNOWDATE Saturday, March 9, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. @ Penske
  • *Mandatory for Chorus, Photographer, Social Media, Color Guard, Greeter & Usher, and Raffle Rovers

Rehearsal

  • Sunday, March 24, 9 - 11 a.m. @ DoubleTree Hotel, Reading

Event

  • Wednesday, April 3 @ DoubleTree Hotel, Reading

Take the Lead Lehigh Valley

Lead Girl Interviews

  • Wednesday, November 14, 4 - 8 p.m. @ Lehigh Valley Service Center

Girl Training* (Only need to attend one)

  • Saturday, March 30, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. @ PPL Walbert, Allentown
  • SNOWDATE Saturday, April 6, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. @ PPL Walbert, Allentown
  • *Mandatory for Chorus, Photographer, Social Media, Color Guard, Greeter & Usher, and Raffle Rovers

Rehearsal

  • Date to be determined @ ArtsQuest Center at Steelstacks

Event

  • Tuesday, April 30 @ ArtsQuests Center at Steelstacks

All girls MUST participate as indicated above 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 training at another location. No shows will be removed from the program and girl transfers will not be permitted.