Last Saturday the Girl Scout Council of the Nation’s Capital bid farewell to CEO Lidia Soto-Harmon. She will now helm the Student Conservation Association.

She presided over the largest council in the United States for 18 years, through Covid, quarantine, and hurricanes. She also hosted national events such as the anniversary singalongs and Rock the Mall.

Lidia Soto-Harmon, Girl Scout History Project
Ann Lidia at Frederick Center Dedication

Under her leadership, the council released a pictorial history, created a new history and program center in Frederick, Maryland, and accessioned the archives of the former Shawnee Council.

Best wishes!!

© 2023 Ann Robertson, writer, editor, Girl Scout historian

2 responses to “Farewell to Lidia Soto-Harmon”

  1. Renee B. Johnson Avatar
    Renee B. Johnson

    Thank you Lidia. Once a Girl Scout, Always A Girl Scout
    Would that we had more champions of or history and our movement.

  2. Jo dee Nicosia Avatar
    Jo dee Nicosia

    Thank you for your leadership and support of the movement! I have the book in my Amazon cart and can’t wait to get it!

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