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Women's Museum of California

Preserving the Past, Inspiring the Future

From Military to Girl Scouts: A Career of Service

From Military to Girl Scouts: A Career of Service


Event Date:
Friday, August 25 2017

What is the event about?

Jo Dee Catlin Jacob, former CEO of  Girl Scouts, San Diego-Imperial Council, completed a 27-year U.S. Navy career, reaching the rank of captain and as commanding officer of the Naval Station in Guam. She joined Girl Scouts in 2001 and used her military savvy to originate Operation Thin Mint, through which San Diegans will send their millions of boxes of Girl Scout Cookies to deployed military troops over the years. Jacob also led a successful $5.5 million capital campaign for the addition of new structures and facilities to the Girl Scout properties that serve nearly 43,000 girl and adult members. 

Jo Dee will discuss both her military career and how her military career informed her second career with the Girl Scouts, empowering the next generation of women in leadership.