Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Girl Scouts Coast to Coast - December 11, 2012


Today’s Coast to Coast highlights some groundbreaking research, reports on Girl Scouts spreading Christmas cheer and ends with a very homecoming story. Check it out!
  • The Boston Globe reports that a new study by Simmons College finds that Girl Scouts are more self-confident and have broader career aspirations — less limited by gender stereotypes — than girls who are not involved in similar organizations. The report, done in conjunction with the Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts, shows that organizations that serve girls boost their confidence and should be part of a larger effort to improve women’s participation in top roles in society. (WOW).
  • In Iowa, The Gazette reports that Girl Scout trio Jenna, Isabelle and Megan, worked to create a prayer garden and labyrinth at their former elementary school. The project was to earn their Girl Scout Silver Award — the highest a Girl Scout Cadette can earn.
  • The Southeast Sun in Alabama reports that Girl Scouts recently performed “Feliz Navidad,” “Silver Bells,” and “Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer” to the crowd at the annual Fort Rucker Christmas Tree lighting.
  • The Girl Scouts of Colorado Blog reports that Kim Crawford, a Girl Scout from Brighton, has earned Girl Scouts’ highest honor, the Gold Award, for a project she did to collect 600+ toothbrushes and toothpaste for those in need in Africa. What makes this accomplishment even more special is Kim, who is a junior in high school, is developmentally delayed (she only reads at 1st grade level), but hasn’t let her disability hold her back. Additionally Kim’s inspiration for her project came from her cousin, Kerri, who earned her Gold Award when she was a Girl Scout and worked for the Peace Corp in Africa.
  • Virginia's WTKR News 3 reports that a local sailor surprised his daughters with an early homecoming during Girl Scout Night at an Old Dominion University women’s basketball game. Video below.