Girl Scout Leader Visit Fulton Rotary

FULTON, NY – At a recent Fulton Rotary Club meeting, Rotarian Nancy Kush Ellis introduced Pam Hyland.

Pam is the CEO of Girl Scouts of NYPENN Pathways.

She spoke on “The Year Of The Girl.”

Pam Hyland and Nancy Kush Ellis, right
Pam Hyland and Nancy Kush Ellis, right

Pam said that she started with the Girl Scouts in fourth grade and has never left the organization.

She began her working career with the Girl Scouts in 1977 and she has advanced in the organization to become the current CEO.

Girl Scouts are now in their 100th year.

Pam was very excited to tell the Rotarians about the many ways the Girl Scouts work to achieve their mission of “developing leaders.”

An example she shared with the Rotarians was the sale of the famous Girl Scout Cookies.

The girls learn decision making, goal setting, financial management, people skills and marketing.

Pam pointed out that a very high percentage of women in leadership positions were once members of their local Girl Scout troop.

The NYPENN Pathways District is made up of 26 counties in Central New York and Northern Pennsylvania.

The District serves as a service vehicle to the 18,000 girls and 8,000 adult volunteers in her area.  There are 3.2 million Girl Scouts currently in the US and more than 50 million women who have participated in the Girl Scouts.