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River Valleys’ Tisha Bolger Named Board President for American Camp Association

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Girl Scouts River Valleys congratulates Tisha Bolger, Girl Scouts River Valleys chief operating officer, on her recent president-elect position for the American Camp Association (ACA). Ms. Bolger currently holds a board member position with ACA and will begin her term as president in April 2012. The mission of ACA is to preserve, promote, and enhance the camp experience for children and adults.

See the press release below for the complete story:

ACA National Board of Directors Announces President-Elect

Indianapolis, IN (November 8, 2011) — The American Camp Association ® (ACA) is pleased to announce Tisha Bolger as the president-elect for the ACA National Board of Directors. Bolger, a current member of the board, will assume the role of president in April 2012.

Bolger serves as the chief operating officer of the Girl Scouts of Minnesota Wisconsin River Valleys, overseeing one of the largest Girl Scout councils in the country. She has also been a member of ACA’s Transition Team, using skills and experience from Girl Scout mergers to help ACA unite separate sections across the country into a unified association.

Bolger has received numerous awards for her work and has served on boards and advisory councils — including a term on the ACA, Northland Section Board.

“We are excited to continue our work with Tisha,” said Peg Smith, ACA’s chief executive officer. “She is unflappable, and her experience and leadership will be tremendously beneficial to ACA as we continue our transition to ACA, Inc.”

Of ACA’s future, Bolger says, “ACA has a lot of energy. By looking at the brutal truths and using our attributes to help us, we will be successful for the next 100 years. We have to identify our leverage points — public policy and serving as an advocate is one, working collaboratively with the business sector and nonprofits are others. Understanding these points of leverage will take us places we haven’t been before, deepening our market share.”

Bolger holds a master’s degree in Education, Recreation, and Outdoor Education from the University of Minnesota, and a bachelor’s degree in Social Work from Carroll College in Helena, Montana.

About ACA

The American Camp Association® (ACA) works to preserve, promote, and enhance the camp experience for children and adults. ACA-Accredited® camp programs ensure that children are provided with a diversity of educational and developmentally challenging learning opportunities. There are over 2,400 ACA-accredited camps that meet up to 300 health and safety standards. For more information, visit www.ACAcamps.org.

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