Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Weekend Run-Down

With Cookie Sales and school underway across much of the country, Girl Scouting is in the news:
  • Colorado's Longmont Times-Call has a fantastic story about Carbon Valley Girl Scouts selling cookies for South Korean orphanage through the Gift of Caring/Hometown Heroes program, troops can designate an organization to receive cookies. People who pass up buying for themselves can buy boxes in honor of that group. The girls also hope to establish a relationship with the orphanage and become pen pals with the children, many of whom are learning English.
  • Kentucky's Courrier-Journal reports that The Girls Scouts of Kentuckiana's fifth annual fundraiser January 27 will feature an assortment of desserts and appetizers created by area restaurants using Girl Scout cookies - Thin Mints, Trefoils, Do-Si-Dos, Samoas, Tagalongs, Dulce de Leche, Thank U Berry Much and Lemon Chalet Cremes. A favorite is the Cafe Samoa, a Consumers Choice Coffee concoction of Seattle Roast coffee topped with whipped cream, caramel, coconut and a crumbled Samoa Girl Scout cookie.
  • Missouri's St. Louis Today reports that Laurie Roberts, Kathy Rayand about a dozen other Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri district chairwomen recently met the organization's new CEO and shared their experiences from volunteering as Girl Scout leaders. One chairwoman talked about how the girl members in her Girl Scout troop were more like her children in many respects, and how they were able to help each other live more successful lives because of the respect and friendship developed over years.
  • New Jersey's Republican Herald reports that Hannah Sawicki, a Girl Scout from New Jersey traveled to Pottsville on Monday to donate a trunk-load of used musical instruments to a local non-profit group. Sawicki, a musician who plays flute and piccolo, came up with a way to give the gift of music to needy children. In early 2010, she started collecting used instruments and donating them to organizations promoting music education. This is her Gold Award Project.
  • New York's Riverhead News-Review reports that The Riverhead Garden Club has continued its educational outreach with the Girl Scouts at Roanoke Avenue School. The program has been designed with activities that earn the students both pins and certificates of achievement as Junior Master Gardener (a 4-H Youth Program), as well as badges that meet scouting goals.