Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Girl Scouts Coast to Coast - October 30, 2012

Today's Coast to Coast starts with a new service unit for Girl Scouts overseas and winds up at Girl Zone, a hotel-like facility for Girl Scouts in West Virginia.
  • Saipan Tribune reports that The Northern Marianas Housing Corp. board unanimously approved Thursday a request by the Girl Scouts of the Northern Mariana Islands for a housing unit it could use as headquarters.
  • South Carolina’s WSPA News reports that The Pearls To Sash Bash was held Monday night in Spartanburg to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Girl Scouts. An estimated 300 women gathered for the event, which also included food and entertainment. Among those in attendance was guest speaker Susu Johnson, who spoke about the importance of the organization for girls.
  • The Post-Standard in New York reports that Girls Scouts throughout Central New York are collecting new pajamas, slippers and robes for women and children living in emergency shelters. The public service project, called "PJ Round-Up," is a joint venture of the Girl Scouts of NYPENN Pathways and Summit Federal Credit Union.
  • In Texas, The Cypress Creek Mirror reports that Girl Scout Nikki Demarchos created welcome packets for new residents at Grace Care Center of Cypress, a rehabilitation and nursing center, to earn Girl Scouts of the USA’s Gold Award.  For her project, Nikki led a team of volunteers in creating and assembling the packets for new residents. Nikki also held several workshops where she led volunteers in making blankets that were included in the welcome packets.
  • West Virginia’s Charleston Gazette reports that Girl Scouts have different tastes than their moms and grandmothers, says Susan Thompson, CEO of the Girl Scouts of Black Diamond Council. Rather than craving an outdoor adventure, many would prefer a trip to the big city, where they can shop at the mall and shower at night. To meet those needs, the Black Diamond Council plans to build what it calls a Girl Zone, a hotel-like facility with a dozen bunk beds, in a former auto parts store on Charleston's West Side.