Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Girl Scouts Coast to Coast - November 14, 2012

There is a lot of great Girl Scout activity to report across the country. Check it out!
  • In Illinois, WTVO 17 reports that Rockford rolled out the "red carpet" Monday for the premiere of the movie called, I Am the Music: A Rock Operetta.  The movie was locally produced by Rockford filmmaker, Joseph Arco, and filmed onsite at Boylan Catholic High School.  The movie targets erasing bullying from schools and it stars local Girl Scouts.
  • In Nashua, NH, The Telegraph reports that volunteers recently wrapped their 50,000th care package for troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. Among them were members of Girl Scout Troop 10417 from Manchester. Girl Scout cookies have been an important part of the care packages – with estimations of more than 4 million cookies have been sent to troops through Moore Mart.
  • Colorado's Cortez Journal reports that Cortez saw a massive crowd of supporters gather on Friday, Nov. 9, to witness the Capitol Christmas Tree’s journey to Washington, D.C. Girl Scouts from Troops 2619 and 1199 are providing decorations for this year's tree.
  • Delaware's Cape Gazette reports that Girl Scout Troops 1485 and 1482 in Lewes will be offering holiday gift wrapping in downtown Lewes beginning Black Friday, Nov. 23. The girls in the troops are raising money for a 2016 trip to Europe.
  • Also in Delaware, The News Journal reports that the American flag should be lighted at all times, it never should hang upside down unless to signal distress, it shouldn’t be used for advertising purposes and no part of it should touch the ground when it’s being lowered. Emma Brown knows this and is sharing her knowledge . Brown, 18, made a flag kit to help children and adults learn about the flag for her Gold Award project for the Girl Scouts.
  • New York's MYFOXNY reports that Girl Scouts troops in New York City were out selling cookies for one day to give to families affected by Superstorm Sandy. Girl Scouts were stationed at 25 corporate offices and public venues on Monday, when schools were closed for Veterans Day.