Dr. Cristina “Nina” Lim-Yuson is Girl Scouts of the Philippines’s newly elected national president for Triennium 2021-2024. She leads the 37-member Central Board, the highest consultative and deliberative body of the GSP, as they set the organization’s direction for the next three years.
Among the board’s priority projects is identifying measures that GSP could adopt in order to continue its relevant presence in Philippine society while travel and gathering restrictions are in place due to the pandemic.
Despite the pandemic, Girl Scouts continue working on the GSP Program through available digital platforms. This month, thousands of Girl Scouts were awarded for completing development projects in their communities under the following special programs: National Outstanding Awards (Girl Scouts, Troop Leaders, and District Field Advisers), Chief Girl Scout Medal Scheme, Pilar Hidalgo Lim Troop Achievement Awards, and Magic Spot Projects.
Globally, the Guiding and Scouting movement celebrates its Nobel Peace Prize nomination for their outstanding contributions that empower millions of young people in creating a lasting culture of peace in their communities.
Nina Lim-Yuson has come full circle as a Girl Scout, starting as a Brownie at 6 years old; as a Volunteer serving GSP in various capacities since the late 70s; and now, as its national president. In 2003, she was elected Chairman of the Asia Pacific Region of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS)
The election was held during the organization’s National Council Convention from May 25 to 27, 2021, via Zoom, and attended by 300 delegates from all over the country.