Monday, October 19, 2009

Weekend Run-Down

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to this week's installment of Weekend Run-Down. From a Clue inspired fundraiser to a group of girls racing wooden derby cars, there is much to report...
  • In Amarillo, TX, Girl Scouts are learning about breast health. Watch the video here.
  • The Girl Scouts of Orange County, CA, held a jamboree in the form of a giant, living game of Clue. I, for one, am upset that I wasn't invited! Read about the event in The Orange County Register.
  • The Gloucester Daily Times, in Massachusetts, reports that the local chapter of the American Red Cross has received 70 care bags from Rockport Girl Scouts as part of their community service work — with emergency blankets and other elements literally made from scratch.
  • In Indiana, Girl Scouts and the American Association of University Women partnered to offer Girl Scout Science Day at Ball State University this past Sunday - with more dates pending. The science workshop falls in line with Girl Scouts' goal to create leaders by developing problem-solving and critical-thinking skills. Read all about it in The Star Press.
  • In Iowa City, Iowa, Brooke Miller, 7, wanted to build and race her own pinewood derby car since her brother got to do it in Boy Scouts. Read about her trophy (!) and the event in the Iowa City Press-Citizen.
  • In California, The Daily Democrat is reporting how Girl Scouts assist the City of Woodland by installing new storm drain markers in the central part of the city to raise awareness about storm water pollution.

Enjoy!