Recognizing 100th anniversary of Girl Scouts at next session of IRP

At the Feb. 2 session of the Institute for Retired People (IRP), Pam Hyland, CEO of Girl Scouts of NYPENN Pathways, Inc., will provide an overview of the first 100 years of Girl Scouts from a Central New York perspective, as well as a glimpse of the next 100 years. The Girl Scouts of America was established in March 1912.

Prior to her position as CEO of Girl Scouts of NYPENN Pathways, Inc., Hyland served as vice president of direct services at Girl Scouts in South Carolina for nine years; in mainland Japan, Okinawa and Korea for three years, and at other locations throughout the U.S. She holds a bachelor’s degree in recreation from the University of Northern Colorado and a master’s degree in adult education from Virginia Tech University.

The IRP program runs from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., and is free and open to the public. IRP sessions are held at the First Baptist Church of Syracuse, 5833 East Seneca Turnpike, Jamesville. For more information, call 315-443-4846 or email