Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Girl Scouts Coast to Coast - November 20, 2012


Today's Coast to Coast kicks off on the west coast and winds up in the east. Check it out!

  • The Times Standard in California reports that following an unfortunate turn of events, the Girl Scout community in Humboldt County came together to help a fellow Girl Scout. Look here for more.
  • Wisconsin's Marshield News Herald reports that The American Association of University Women (AAUW) has awarded Girl Scouts of the Northwestern Great Lakes (GSNWGL) with a $10,000 Community Action Grant. This two-year grant provides start-up funds for new projects that address needs of the community, develop girls’ sense of efficacy through leadership and advocacy opportunities and promote education and equality for women and girls.
  • Pressconnects.com reports that The Discovery Center in New York is now host to an exhibit of books, photos, uniforms, patches and a variety of other items on display to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Girl Scouts. Books including Girl Scout Pocket Songbook, Cooking Out of Doors, Primitive Camp Sanitation and Scouting for Girls offer a look at what scouts learned more than 40 years ago.
  • The Oakland Press, MI, reports that America’s Thanksgiving Parade happens in one day on Thursday, Nov. 22. But it is a celebration that takes all year to create and not only embraces yearly traditions but people from America’s past, present and future including the Girl Scouts of Southeastern Michigan, which has a special place in this year’s parade.
  • In New Jersey, The Sparta Independent reports that Betty Garger, of Sparta, was recently appointed as president and CEO of Girl Scouts of Northern New Jersey. “I am honored to have been selected by the board of directors as the new president and CEO and look forward to taking on this new position and continuing the great work we do to build strong, confident young women in our community,” said Garger.