Friday, October 19, 2012

Girl Scouts Coast to Coast - October 19, 2012

Today's Girl Scouts Coast to Coast includes flocking, nanoscience, healthy living and much more. Check it out!

  • Brookhaven National Laboratory reports that in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Girl Scouts of the USA and the importance of science education, girls from Girl Scouts of Suffolk County, NY, visited Brookhaven National Lab recently, to learn how scientists “see the invisible.” They visited the Lab’s Center for Functional Nanomaterials (CFN), a leading research hub for the discovery and application of nanoscale materials (materials with dimensions on the order of billionths of a meter), for some lessons in fundamental nanoscience and nanotechnology. Research at the CFN focuses on the applications of nanoscience to energy-related devices, like more efficient solar cells and new kinds of transistors.
  • Vermont's Burlington Free Press has an interview with South Burlington’s Jennifer Goldberg, 23, membership growth and community development manager of Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains. Goldberg's motto is, “Everyone has a role to play in helping girls reach their full leadership potential.”
  • California's reports that Girl Scouts from San Gorgonio Troop No. 1654 sat along a stainless steel counter in the banquet kitchen at Hyatt Regency Indian Wells. Sous chef Geoff Bogorad was showing them how to make waffled grilled cheese sandwiches and strawberry banana smoothies. The girls were learning about making healthier food choices as part of the debut of the For Kids/By Kids menu at Lantana Restaurant.
  • In Massachusetts, the Medfield Patch reports that On Oct. 13, more than 200 Medfield Girl Scouts celebrated the national organization's 100th anniversary in typical Girl Scout fashion -- giving to the community by day and celebrating around a camp fire with songs and treats by night.
  • Arizona's Lake Powell Chronicle reports that Diana Greymountain was invited to Washington, D.C., last May because of her Girl Scout Gold Award project and a video that captures the story of a Navajo girl who has grown through scouting to embrace friendships, her  culture, school and community. On Oct. 4, Diana had her final interview with the Gold Award board and learned she met all the requirements. She is now among only 5.4 percent of Girl Scouts to achieve the award. She will be honored in Phoenix March 23 along with all the other Arizona Girl Scout Gold Award winners.
  • In Massachusetts, the Community Advocate reports that Senior Girl Scout Troop 30635 is currently running a flamingo “flocking” fundraiser to raise money for their April 2013 trip to Costa Rica. Julie Baldwin is the troop leader.
  • Utah's Salt Lake Magazine reports that Leigh Anne Tuohy, whose family inspired the film The Blind Side, gave the keynote speech at the Girl Scouts of Utah’s 100th anniversary gala at the Hilton Hotel in SLC on Oct. 12. Close to 400 guests came to the black tie celebration, raising $150,000 for local Girl Scouts’ programs.