Monday, December 6, 2010

Weekend Run-Down

Let's take a look at a number of Girl Scout stories appearing in the news from the weekend:
  • In Missouri, The Carthage Press reports that Girl Scouts of today are not just about learning homemaking skills. In fact, they spend a lot of their time in the community, helping out anywhere they can.
  • California's San Gabriel Valley Tribune reports that Girl Scouts across Los Angeles County are doing their part to fight hunger during the holiday season.
  • Girl Scouts across the Girl Scouts of NYPENN Pathways are taking part in the first council-wide take-action project based on the topic of body image. The topic was chosen by the Girl Advisory Board, made up of 15 Girl Scout seniors and ambassadors, who chose the topics important to girls today. Read more in New York's
  • The Charleston Daily Mail, WV, reports that Charleston Town Center announced the winners for this year's Christmas Parade Float competition. The nonprofit organization winner is Girl Scout Troop 4847 for its Frosty's Snow School float. The Girl Scouts, dressed in white sweatshirts with faux coal buttons down their fronts, rode in a trailer decorated with lights as part of Frosty's Snow School while their troop leaders and parents walked behind them handing out candy in the same snowman garb.
  • Nevada's Las Vegas Sun reports that online registration for the Thin Mint Sprint 5K and the 1-mile Shortbread Shuffle opens on Dec. 13. The inaugural races, organized by the Girls Scouts of Southern Nevada, begin at 9 a.m. on Jan. 22, 2011, at the Girl Scout Service Center, 2941 Harris Ave. Interested residents may register for the event online at starting Dec. 13.