Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Girl Scouts Coast to Coast - October 17, 2012

Today's Girl Scouts Coast to Coast starts in Louisiana and ends in New Jersey. Check it out!
  • Louisiana's KATC TV 3 reports that at the 38th annual Festivals Acadiens et Creoles in Lafayette, Girl Scouts were commemorating by working toward the Girl Scouts of Louisiana Acadian Heritage Badge, started in Lafayette in the 1960's in honor of Acadian culture. Six year old Addison, a Daisy in the Girls Scouts Pines to the Gulf Council was working on her French.
  • California's Orange County Register reports that On Oct. 5 while Tustin Tiller Days got under way, Tustin Girl Scout Troop 1790 installed landscaping at Columbus Tustin Park. Troop members are working on earning their Flower Badge, and are taking part in a series of community outreach projects this fall.
  • Huffington Post reports that on the eve of Oct. 11, 2012, the first United Nations International Day of the Girl Child, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton addressed a group of Girl Scouts commemorating the organization's 100th anniversary.
  • In Illinois, The Oak Park-River Forest Patch reports that local Girl Scouts are set to lead a one-day drive for local food pantries. As many as 500 girls of all ages from Forest Park, Oak Park and River Forest will be collecting bags from front stoops and porches and taking them to pantries.
  • New Jersey's Asbury Park Press has a story on the 100th Anniversary of Girl Scouting. In celebration of the organization’s 100-year anniversary, the paper talked to four New Jersey Girl Scouts or former Girl Scouts, who spoke about what the organization means to them and how it inspired them to become who they are today.
Video from Lafayette, LA, below!