Friday, December 7, 2012

Girl Scouts Coast to Coast - December 7, 2012


Today's Coast to Coast features a town called Latch Key, and much more. Check it out!
  • The Garden City News in New York reports that Forty-six enthusiastic Girl Scouts from various troops in Garden City and some tagalongs rallied to escape the continuing after-effects of Hurricane Sandy and the Nor'Easter for a fun-filled weekend of bravery and fun organized by Brownie Troop 1567. The happy campers attended the Adventure Sports Weekend at Frost Valley YMCA in Claryville, NY.
  • In West Virginia, The Journal reports that local Girl Scouts were busy packing thousands of food items in "Bags of Love" for area school children. It was a powerful sight to see what children can do for their friends so that no child goes hungry.
  • Brownwoodtx.com reports that Girl Scout Troop 84302 from Latch Key recently participated in the Girl Scouts of Central Texas Fall Product Sale. With only eight girls selling, their troop was the highest selling troop in Brown County. The money raised from the sale helps pay membership fees, program supplies, and parties throughout the year. Also, if any girls who want to go to camp, it will help pay a portion of camp fees.
  • In an era when symbols and slogans grab more media attention than substance and success, Girl Scouts of the USA have quietly wrapped up a year of meaningful and measurable service to the communities they serve,” reports YES! WEEKLY. 2012 marked the 100th anniversary of Girl Scouting in America, and was declared “Year of the Girl.”
  • New Jersey Hills reports that  Girl Scout Troop 81285 has been busy performing an important service for the community: Cadet Scouts Elizabeth Kapral, Kathleen Hogan, Daniela Roman and Camryn Burns have been marking storm drains that direct untreated stormwater into the water supply. The girls, who are in grades 6 through 8, are working toward achieving their Silver Award, the highest a cadet can earn in Girl Scouts.