Friday, October 26, 2012

Girl Scouts Coast to Coast - October 26, 2012


From anti-bullying programs to Halloween celebrations, there is never a dull moment in Girl Scouting. Check it out in today's Coast to Coast!

  • In Illinois, the News-Democrat reports that members of Edwardsville area Girl Scout Troop 370 have received the organization's Bronze Award for their summer project designed to rid their schools of the scourge of 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.
  • The Garden City News, NY, reports that Girl Scouts from eight Garden City Troops recently decorated scarecrows on the lawn of the Garden City Public Library. Girl Scout adult volunteers Jill Debany and Regina Van Blenis organized this fall event, which was judged by Gloria Weinrich, Vice Chair of the Garden City Library Board Trustees, and Amelia Alford from the Library’s Children’s Department.
  • Greg Peck, a columnist with Wisconsin's Gazette Xtra asks, "What's your favorite Girl Scout cookie?". In his community, Girl Scout Cookie Season starts this Saturday.
  • The South Jersey Times reports that Girl Scout Kailyn Sooy, who hopes to someday work as an occupational therapist, organized a Halloween-themed event for children with special needs. She’s hoping to someday earn the Girl Scout Gold Award.
  • In Florida, The Ledger is happy to announce that The Bartow Crickette Club announced the names of the girls chosen from Bartow Girl Scout troops to ride the club's royalty float.