There's no hood like sisterhood.
For more than 100 years, the Girl Scouts have been admired for their core attributes: camping, crafts, and cookies. The foundation of this life-changing organization has united women of all ages through its cherished traditions.
Every three years, Girl Scouts gather at the National Council Session and Convention to reinvigorate their movement, celebrate their accomplishments, and chart their future. On October 16-19, the 2014 National Council Session / 53rd Convention took place in Salt Lake City, Utah, and kept its promise to honor their roots and, at the same time, propel their Movement forward into the next 100 years of leadership for girls and young women.
On Thursday, October 16, PRETTY GIRLS SWEAT founder Aeshia DeVore Branch and Samantha Jo Alonso flew to Salt Lake to meet a courageous and confident group of Girl Scouts who were filled with excitement and absent of fear as they participated in a local FOX news segment and workout.
Aeshia and The Hollywood Trainer Jeanette Jenkins joined forces again on Saturday to instruct an incredible dance and strength training workout amongst a convention hall packed with more than 6,500 scouts, volunteers, staff members, the infamous Harlem Globetrotters (including Joyce "Sweet J" Ekworomadu and Tammy Brawner), and others.
Guests quickly joined in the fun by busting a move or capturing the sweat session on their smartphones. The workout, which incorporated a variety of dance moves and sports assimilation, such as basketball dunks and volleyball spikes, ended in a health and nutrition quiz that helped Girl Scout members score free PRETTY GIRLS SWEAT merchandise. As Girl Scout alum, Aeshia and Jeanette felt right at home amongst the young girls looking for motivation mixed with a great time.
In Girl Scouts, girls discover the fun, friendship, and power of girls together. They were so proud to contribute to that
Jeanette Jenkins is the President of The Hollywood Trainer, author and producer of the internationally successful Hollywood Trainer DVD Collection with 17 DVD’s sold worldwide online and on her downloadable platform on TheHollywoodTrainer.com. Her List of Celebrity clientele includes Kelly Rowland, P!nk & Alicia Keys, Mary J. Blige, Tracee Ellis Ross, Nia Long, LL Cool J & wife Simone Smith, Terrence J and many more. Jeanette has over 24 years of experience in the health and fitness industry. She studied Human Kinetics at the University of Ottawa, is a graduate of the Institute of Integrative Nutrition and has earned over 18 international certifications covering nutrition and various methods of training. Jeanette is a 13 year Nike Athlete & a featured trainer on the Nike Training Club App that reaches millions worldwide. She gives her time, money and support to many philanthropic organizations including: The Boys & Girls Clubs of America, School on Wheels, The Samburu Project, The Somaly Mam Foundation, The Right to Play Organization, Women’s Sports Foundation and many more. Most importantly her mission is to help everyone find the athlete inside them and enjoy the benefits of healthy living!
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