Thanks to Jinny Haines, our volunteer in charge of ICAN, for writing this post about her very successful adult training weekend!
ICAN Conference 2012 checked all the boxes for success: 74 leaders came to learn new skills, remember Girl Scout traditions and network with each other.
ICAN offered 24 workshops, covering everything from beginning backpacking to lashing to conflict resolution. The big favorite is always the Crafts workshop, and this year the leaders were excited about the Girl-Led Ceremonies workshop.
Our Saturday night campfire was full of laughter, songs and games. Our emcee, “Miss Canada,” hosted team competitions that included the sleeping bag roll and the cotton ball carry. The winning team took home the fabulous trophy, “The TP Cup.”
Leaders who attended gave strong positive feedback:
“Loved it wish it was twice a year.”
“Very rich place to connect with others – very empowering, motivating and making me feel successful.”
“This was my first I CAN. It was awesome and I look forward to coming back.”
And best of all, “I learned new things that I can take back to my girls, made new friendships and shared Girl Scout values.”
Did you miss out on ICAN? Fear not! There will be another ICAN next fall. Watch for information starting in Spring 2013 - and if you sign up early, there's a discount!