Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Girl Scouts Coast to Coast - December 18, 2012


Today's Coast to Coast has robots, random acts of kindness and much more. Check it out!

  • The Associated Press reports that a group of Girl Scouts were a bit hesitant to approach "Dylan" and "Peyton", life-like patient simulators at Columbus Community Hospital in Nebraska. But before long, the girls were checking the simulation mannequins for pulses and using stethoscopes to hear heartbeats. The Girl Scouts Spirit of Nebraska launched the outreach program this year to help meet the needs of more girls in the community.
  • Alabama's OANow reports that Girl Scout Sara Koran installed bat houses at Pioneer Park in Loachapoka and educated the public on their purpose as her Girl Scout Gold Award project. Koran, a Girl Scout for 13 years, has already completed the Bronze and Silver Girl Scout Awards, and is working toward the Gold Award with this environmental community awareness project.
  • Tennessee's WMC-TV5 reports that DeSoto County soldiers will have some extra care this holiday thanks to some area Girl Scouts from Olive Branch. The girls sent 125 Christmas Care boxes to deployed service men and women from DeSoto County.
  • Alaska's Anchorage Daily News reports that A Girl Scout troop from the Bristol Bay village of Naknek is the top-selling troop for the Girl Scouts of Alaska's nut and candy sale for the second year in a row. KAKN-FM reports that the troop is trying to raise enough money to attend a Girl Scout camp in the Mat-Su Valley.
  • In Arkansas, The Baxter Bulletin reports that five Mountain Home Girl Scouts are taking the phrase “random act of kindness” to heart this Christmas season. They devised a list of 25 kindnesses they could do for individuals and groups of people in this community from Dec. 1 to Dec. 25. Jamie Bohannon knows all the girls well and is their chauffeur to accomplish their kindnesses after school on weekdays when the act of kindness is a group presentation — like poinsettias for police and deputies, or baked goodies for firefighters.
  • The Register-Mail in Illinois reports that members from three different Girl Scout troops joined up to form a local team, the Robo Scouts, which will compete Saturday in the Quad City Engineering and Science Council’s fourth annual First Lego League regional qualifier in Davenport, Iowa. This year, the First Lego League competition focused on Senior Solutions, and each team was tasked with creating a gadget to solve a problem senior citizens face. The teams also built robots that can navigate through a senior citizen-themed obstacle course.