- New Orleans Metro Real Time News, LA, reports that The Girl Scouts at John Dibert Community School report strong sales of Girl Scout cookies: They've collected orders for more than 1,000 boxes so far and hope to sell about 1,500 more. At a recent meeting, members of Brownie Troop 40200 cut hearts out of red and pink construction paper, licked the frosting off cupcakes and revealed their secrets for selling Thin Mints, Trefoils and Samoas.
- North Carolina's WRAL reports that community service and fitness are both a part of the experience for a Raleigh Girl Scout troop.
- The Globe Gazette in Mason City, IA, reports that about 100 Girl Scouts from across North Iowa had their passports in hand as they traveled around the world Sunday in Southbridge Mall. It was all part of World Thinking Day for the scouts. The girls, ages kindergarten through fifth grade, went from table to table - each table representing a different country - and did activities related to that country.
- The Taunton Daily Gazette, MA, reports that the meeting hall in Rehoboth Baptist Church was filled to the brim with frosting for the Girl Scouts cake decorating contest Saturday night. Organizer and troop leader Colleen McBride said each girl, or team of girls, brought in an unassembled cake with all of the edible fixings to be prepared on the spot.
- California's Republican Journal reports that Cub Scout Pack 235 from Stockton Springs held its Pinewood Derby at Stockton Springs Elementary School this past Saturday, February 26, 2011. Pack 235 invited Stockton's Girl Scout Troop 487 (which comprises Daisy, Brownie, Junior and Cadet Scouts) to join in the fun. The cars - ranging from hot rods to fire engines, lady bugs and a replica of the car from "Back to the Future" - all weighed in at the proper 5 ounce limit and measured within the strict size guidelines. A lucky thirteen cars took to the track. Six trophies were given out.