Thursday, October 25, 2012

Girl Scouts Coast to Coast - October 25, 2012

There is a lot to celebrate in today's Coast to Coast. Check it out!

  • The Navajo-Hopi Observer reports that Arizona Girl Scout Diana Greymountain has earned her Girl Scout Gold Award, national recognition and a trip to White House recently. The 16-year-old Page High School junior 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, her school and her community. 
  • In Edwardsville, IL, the News Observer reports that the members of Edwardsville area Girl Scout Troop 370 have received the organization's Bronze Award for their summer project on bullying. To help educate their classmates about peer-to-peer cruelty, the girls scripted five different bullying scenarios they felt went unnoticed too often. They then produced and directed a video to help students recognize a bullying situation, and understand how to correct it.
  • Alaska's Homer News reports that Colleen McDougal's experience in Girl Scouts began when she was a Brownie, a level of scouting reserved for young women in grades 2-3. Now a 14-year-old Homer High School freshman, Colleen has taken the experience to a new level. In July she traveled to Peru with nine other scouts from across the United States through Girl Scouts Destinations program.
  • In Texas, the San Angelo Standard Times reports that for three generations of West Texas women, Girl Scouting has been their way of life. San Angelo's Stacy McGuire, who works at the El Camino Program Center as member services team lead for San Angelo, Brownwood, and Stephenville, joined Girl Scouts in the second grade as a Brownie. Her mother, Barbara Dossey, became an adult volunteer the following year, when another volunteer stepped down.
  • The Wichita Business Journal reports that Marlo Dolezal will serve as the interim CEO for Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland, the organization announced Wednesday. Dolezal, Girl Scouts’ chief operating officer and chief financial officer, will lead the organization until a permanent replacement for Shelly Prichard is in place. Prichard is leaving to become the president and CEO of the Wichita Community Foundation.