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Mary B. McIntire Elected President of Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council

Dr. Mary McIntire is the newly elected president of Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council (GSSJC), effective June 1, 2007. She is the first woman to serve as president while also maintaining her career.

“I am honored to serve as Council president and board chair and pledge my best efforts to build on the fine work of the many capable women who have come before me,” said McIntire.

Dr. McIntire is the dean of the Susanne M. Glasscock School of Continuing Studies at Rice University. She was named founding dean of the school in 1986 and was the university’s first female academic dean.

She is no stranger to working with the community and the Girl Scouts. A member of the Council board since 2000, she is also a past president and lifetime member of The Emerald Circle, a society that funds college scholarships for Gold Award recipients and provides uniform assistance.

Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council have awarded her hard work with the Honor Pin and The Appreciation Pin. Both awards are nationally recognized by Girl Scouts of the United States of America.

McIntire is also active with many other community organizations, including Leadership Houston, Leadership America, United Way and Yes Academy.

As a girl Dr. McIntire was unable to join Girl Scouts, so the opportunity to be involved as an adult means even more to her.

“Since becoming involved as a ‘mature’ adult, I’ve enjoyed being active in The Emerald Circle, helping with Urban Campout, and serving on committees such as Nominating and Fund Development,” said McIntire. “I feel blessed finally to be a Girl Scout volunteer.”

Girl Scouts of the USA is the world's preeminent organization for girls, with a membership of more than 3.7 million girls and adults. Today, as when founded in 1912, GSUSA helps cultivate values, social conscience, and self-esteem in young girls, while also teaching them critical life skills that will enable them to succeed as adults. Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.

Chartered by GSUSA to provide Girl Scouting locally, Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council is one of the largest Girl Scout councils in the country serving over 63,000 girl members and 18,000 adults in 25 southeast Texas counties. For more information call 1-800-392-4340 or visit www.gssjc.org.

GSSJC Pluralism Statement
Embracing and promoting pluralism is an integral part of every activity and plan of Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council, not disconnected or separate projects. Only individuals willing to accept and be educated about the basic tenet that Girl Scouting is for all girls may serve in volunteer leadership or staff positions.

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