1/15/22: Join Kristina Lachaga for USA Girl Scouts Overseas' 2022 Cookie Rally!
Hey #Heartbreaker! 2022 is almost here (!!!), which means...it's almost time for Girl Scouts of the USA's Cookie Season! I'm so excited to announce that I'll be hosting and performing at USA Girl Scouts Overseas' 2022 Virtual Cookie Rally! Join me and your Girl Scout sisters from all around the world on Saturday, January 15th, 2022 for an epic event -- featuring an exclusive concert from me!! -- to help get you ready to climb with courage this Cookie Season!
Overseas Committees, Troops, & Service Units! Want to Bulk Register your Girl Scouts? Send an email to Overseascustomercare@girlscouts.org to register!
Get ready to embark on new adventures, with girls leading the way!
Join USA Girl Scouts Overseas for an epic celebration of Girl Scout adventurers as we grow and learn as a team through the Girl Scout Cookie Program®! This Cookie Rally, will be packed with inspirational and informational activities designed to help each girl push past boundaries, explore the unknown, and realize she can do anything-especially with her Girl Scout sisters by her side.
A special Cookie Rally message from me!
Cookie Rally is open to all Girl Scouts (& Girl Guides!) in all program grade levels (Girl Scout Daisies through Ambassadors, and corresponding Girl Guide program levels) and adult volunteers, no matter what Council you're in! The program takes place at 3am EST / 9am CET / 5pm JST -- please be sure to check what time that is in your specific location!
Time Zone Conversions...so you don't miss our Cookie Rally wherever you are in the world!
P.S. Can't attend Live? No worries! All registrants will receive the replay following the event!
Don't forget! Bulk registration is available! Send an email to Overseascustomercare@girlscouts.org to Bulk Register the Girl Scouts in your Overseas Committee, Troop or Service Unit!
Meet our Special Guests
Our Special Guests have been announced and we're SO excited to have these adventurous gals & total girl bosses join us to inspire you this Cookie Season! Meet our very Special Guests below!
Kristina Lachaga - Host & Musical Guest - USA Girl Scouts Overseas' Cookie Rally
Rising pop singer/songwriter Kristina Lachaga, "The Girl With The Big Pink Heart™," has shared the stage with many artists on the scene, including Olivia Holt, Skylar Stecker, Bea Miller, Shawn Hook, and stars from Disney and Nickelodeon at concerts and events, including iHeartRadio & Girls' Life magazine's Shawn Mendes and One Direction Concert Pre-Parties. Having visited over 150 schools across the country spreading her #FollowYourHeartsDream™ and 'Sticks and Stones Anti-Bullying' messages, Kristina uses her voice to help give teens and tweens the confidence to explore their passions, work hard, and be themselves. She made her television performance debut on CBS/WBTV performing her single "R.S.V.P." -- inspired by Simon and Schuster/Aladdin MIX's book series You're Invited -- in Charlotte, NC's Novant Health Thanksgiving Day Parade. Kristina, a former Girl Scout and Girl Scouts Lifetime Member, has loved headlining Girl Scout QuestFest 2018 & 2019 in Savannah, GA (and 2020 & 2021 virtually!) and USA Girl Scouts Overseas' Cookie Rallies & Girl Scout World Tour, as well as performing at G.I.R.L. 2017 (Girl Scouts of the USA's National Convention in Columbus, OH), Girl Scout Cookie Rallies and Expos. Kristina's covers and original songs have over 3 million views across Instagram. Kristina's original songs -- including her new summer anthem, "Hot Summer" -- are available on Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube, Deezer, Amazon Music, and more.
*JUST ADDED*: Jordan Chiles - Gymnast, 2020 Tokyo Olympics Silver Medalist and UCLA Freshman
HUGE NEWS! We're thrilled to announce that Olympian & Tokyo 2020 Silver Medalist, Jordan Chiles, will be joining us for our Cookie Rally!
Olympian, Jordan Chiles knows firsthand the importance of believing in the power of your dreams! Having aspired to be an Olympic athlete for most of her young life, the UCLA Freshman is currently living her dream as the winner of a silver medal at the 2021 Tokyo Olympic Games. Best known as half of the dynamic duo, "Biles and Chiles," Jordan famously trained alongside her best friend and the GOAT, Simone Biles, as she prepared to embark on the journey of a lifetime, performing gymnastics as part of the illustrious Team USA in Tokyo. But, it was an arduous road to get to this point…
Born in Tualatin, Oregon in 2001, Jordan Lucella Elizabeth Chiles is the youngest of five children born to Timothy and Gina Chiles. An animated bundle of energy, Jordan seemed destined for gymnastics when at the age of six she was enrolled in a recreational class at Naydenov Gymnastics and immediately approached with the opportunity to try out for pre-team, which was quickly followed by competing as a level 4 gymnast just one short year later. After cartwheeling and hand-walking her way into the gymnastics arena, Jordan was a clear natural and advanced levels quickly. At just 10 years old, Jordan qualified for the Junior Olympic Nationals, and then decided in 2013 (age 11) to attempt Elite level gymnastics. After attending a few national team training camps in the beginning of 2014, Jordan joined the Junior US National Team and the USA Junior Team for the City of Jesolo Trophy in Jesolo, Italy where she embarked on her first international competition and helped her team win gold. In 2015, Jordan once again made the Junior US National Team and in 2016 she was selected to represent the US again at the City of Jesolo Trophy where she won the all-around title and qualified to all four events, placing first on vault and second on uneven bars.
Jordan moved up to Senior Elite level competitions in 2017, made the Senior US National Team where she finished second with a silver medal, and was invited to attend the Worlds Selection Camp where she was named non-traveling alternate for the US Team. In 2018, she traveled to Germany, Colombia, and Boston and continued to medal at each competition. But, after all of the training and competing, her Olympic dreams didn't feel quite the same and she questioned if she even wanted to continue doing gymnastics anymore. Realizing that a change was needed, after Jordan's 2018 season she moved to Texas to train with coaches Cecile and Laurent Landi at World Champions Centre, alongside Simone Biles. After a year of not competing due to a wrist surgery in November 2019 followed by the global pandemic that turned the whole world upside down, Jordan found her mojo again and found herself at the top of her game at the 2021 WOGA Classic, finishing first in the all around and first on vault, uneven bars and balance beam! Jordan crushed a few more competitions, went 24 for 24 for the season, the only gymnast to perform at such a high capacity, and was rewarded in June 2021 when she was named to the USA Olympic Team at the U.S. Olympic Trials in St. Louis.
As a bonafide Olympian and Silver Medalist, Jordan embarked on the post-Olympic "Gold Over America Tour" in Fall 2021, featuring an all-star team of female gymnastics champions, headlined by her BFF Simone Biles, and celebrating powerful female athletes in a high-octane, fun-filled experience. Now, she's settled into Westwood, CA and beginning a new journey exploring the world of Collegiate Gymnastics as a UCLA Bruin and learning to compete at the college level while gearing up for the 2022 US Classic, National Championships and Worlds, and perhaps even training for another shot at gold at the 2024 Olympics.
Jordan Chiles' story is definitely To Be Continued….
Winter Vinecki - 2022 Beijing Olympian, Athlete, Entrepreneur and Motivational Speaker
Winter Lee Vinecki was born on December 18, 1998 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. She grew up in Gaylord, Michigan and Salem, Oregon and now trains in Park City, Utah.
After losing her Dad at the age of 9 to an aggressive form of prostate cancer, she formed TeamWinter.org a 501 (c) (3) non-profit to raise money for prostate cancer research & awareness. She has raised over $500,000 toward that effort and counting.?
Winter began racing triathlons at the age of 5 and completed her first Olympic triathlons at 9. She went on to become the Ironkids National Champion for 2010 & 2011 and spent three years as the official ambassador of the sport.?
Winter was also the 2011 recipient of the Annika Inspiration Award. At age 12, Winter was invited to an aerial skiing camp by two-time Olympian, Emily Cook. After completing the week long camp, Winter moved to Park City, UT to train and compete for the next three years on the Fly Freestyle elite development team. During that time, she set a world record by becoming the youngest person to run a marathon on all seven continents, the youngest person to run 26.2 miles on Antarctica and the first mother/daughter duo to run a marathon on all seven continents.
Winter was first named to the US Ski Team in 2016 after winning the North American Tour. She is now going on her sixth year on the US Ski Team and has garnered results such as the gold medal at the 2021 Moscow World Cup. She has also just qualified for the 2022 Winter Olympics and will be headed to Beijing for Team USA!
All the while, Winter recently graduated magna cum laude from the University of Utah with a major in Business Administration and a minor in nutrition. She is also a seasoned public speaker and speaks to thousands every year at conferences, schools, sports teams, cooperate events and more.
In competition, I've won 6 World Championships and 17 National Championships (including one in the US!). I was the second woman in history to climb a 9a (5.14d), and I have climbed more than 680 routes/boulders 8a (5.13b) and up.
2 of the most exciting climbing adventures that I went on recently are a 2 years World Tour that I did with my boyfriend (now husband) and that we called A World Less Traveled. It was the best time ever, with travels to 13 destinations over 5 continents with our life in our bags.
Last year I had the chance to go to the Olympics where Sport Climbing was represented for the first time ever!! I was not there as an athlete because I retired a few years ago, but as the commentator for French National TV during the Sport Climbing Event, and as an Experience provider for Airbnb, which was very fun!
*JUST ADDED*: Noa Mintz - Founder of Nannies by Noa, media maven and total girl boss!
Noa is the brain behind and chief of Nannies by Noa, the company she founded when she was just 12-years-old. An entrepreneur raised in New York City, Noa built a reputation among family and friends for using creative ways to find the city's most fun and engaging sitters, the kind she wanted in her own home-when she decided to turn her natural talent for matchmaking and her NYC-savvy sensibility into a thriving business.
Now 22, Noa has appeared on national television shows including NBC's "Today Show" and CNBC's "Squawk Box," "Money with Melissa Francis" on Fox Business and the Steve Harvey Show. She has been interviewed on Ryan Seacrest's national radio program and has been profiled on BBC Radio. Her remarkable entrepreneurial journey has been covered by publications and websites including The New York Post, Forbes, New York Magazine, Time, Teen Vogue, and Entrepreneur. Most recently named one of Fortune's "18 Under 18 Innovators Who Are Changing the World," Noa also made Crain's New York Business "20 Under 20" and was one of the Jewish Week's "36 under 36" in 2015. In 2016 came the Next Gen Humanitiarian award.
Noa has shared her entreprenurial journey with thousands of people in various venues and formats, including a Tedx Talk, MIT, and conferences. Noa is a student at Brown University, where she studies Cognitive Neuroscience
Lily Arispe is the founder and heart of Lilypad Prints. She is 9 years old and started her business at 8. She makes 3D printed jewelry and has a commitment to excellence with each pair of earrings she makes. Lily lives in Mount Airy, NC and has her earrings in local shops around town as well as online. For every pair of earrings sold in these shops, she donates a dollar to a local women's shelter. She is also new to Girl Scouts and takes pride in helping others as often as she can. She enjoys being homeschooled and learning new things every day.
Simone Bridges is an award-winning celebrity chef, author, and speaker. She is celebrated for her unique twist on traditional desserts and her work in increasing science, technology, reading, engineering, arts, and mathematics (STREAM) education using culinary concepts. She teaches STREAM concepts through her fun-filled, hands-on cooking classes. Simone founded Goddess Food Factory in 2017 and her delicious pastries have received raving reviews by celebrities and master chefs from around the globe. Additionally, she has graced the cover of several magazines for her work in increasing STEM/STREAM education, created the #1 educational baking kit for kids, and speaks to youth everywhere about embracing their inner superpowers.?
Simone's talents and personality placed her as a special guest on Steve Harvey's talk show, "Steve" and she's one of ten kids who are a part of LeBron James "Always Believe" campaign. She's appeared on several news outlets such as WJXT's Good Morning Jacksonville, River City Live, and Good Day DC. She's been featured on three Smile of a Child commercials via Trinity Baptist Network and two episodes of Wonderama. Simone is also a main cast member on BYUTV's new feel-good show, Operation Awesome which airs every Wednesday at 8:00 PM EST. Additionally, this young mogul is a regular keynote speaker at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).
As a STREAM and youth advocate, she serves her community and youth all over the world by providing education on topics such as culinary basics, STREAM, and kidpreneurship. Simone shares her passions with others and continues to empower and grow youth STREAM entrepreneurs through her nonprofit organization, Simone Bridges Inspires, Inc. She continues to be the change she wants to see in the world by spreading positivity and creating an impact wherever she goes.
Edinburgh Zoo is owned by The Royal Zoological Society of Scotland (RZSS). The Society was founded in March 1909, and the Zoo opened in July 1913. Set in 82 acres of sloping parkland, the Zoo is situated three miles to the west of Edinburgh city centre.
Apart from getting close to over 1,000 rare and endangered animals, there are many different ways to enjoy your day out. You can experience a busy programme of educational events and activities - ranging from keeper talks through to hands-on animal encounters - and a wide-range of eating experiences, several play areas and a fantastic gift shop.
As a former (and forever!) Girl Scout and now Lifetime Member of Girl Scouts, I can't wait to be a part of this super special Cookie-kickoff event!
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See you in 2022, Girl Scouts! xoxo
love, the girl with the big pink heart™
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