Girl Scouts across the country are busy preserving wildlife, honoring the victims of Sandy Hook, and learning the marketing side of the Girl Scout Cookie program. Check it out in today's Coast to Coast!
- Alaska's KTUU TV 2 reports that Anchorage Girl Scout Troop 301 has adopted the popular wildlife-viewing location, Potter Marsh, as a site it will help protect and manage. The Girl Scouts and the Alaska Department of Fish and Game came to the agreement that the Girls Scouts would be responsible for the upkeep of the boardwalk and other facilities, the assistance of public use and educational activities, the surveillance and protection of the wildlife, as well as other age-appropriate duties.
- Via Outward Bound: Costa Rica—"Every year, Girl Scouts from across the nation join us in Costa Rica to participate in meaningful service projects across the country. Some girls help protect the habitats of endangered sea turtles. Others visit remote villages to work on projects such as cleaning and painting cabins and up-keeping plant nurseries. This past summer, Katie Maher did both. Katie was one of the 20+ Girl Scouts to join us for our Service Challenge course, offered every year through our partnership with the GSUSA destinations program." Read more here.
- In Louisiana, The Advocate reports that two Girl Scout troops, moved to action following a mid-December shooting tragedy that claimed the lives of eight of their fellow Daisy Scouts, organized a day for remembrance, service and celebrated their “sisterhood” Saturday afternoon in Baton Rouge. Daisies, Brownies, Cadets and Junior Scouts recited “The Girl Scout Promise,” sang songs and gathered around a table containing eight green candles glowing in memory of each Sandy Hook Elementary School Girl Scout who died on Dec. 14 in Newtown, Conn., where a gunman killed 20 students and six adults.
- California's Marin Independent Journal reports that Girl Scout Troop 31092 is collecting gently used coats for the Bay Area Rescue Mission this week at Bacich Elementary School, 699 Sir Francis Drake Blvd. Girl Scout parent Katie Benson said the third-grade girls have been working hard. They had collected about 35 coats as of Monday.
- Also in California, The Hanford Sentinel reports that 200 Girl Scouts came to Naval Air Station Lemoore for the Girl Scouts Central California South’s Cookie Biz, a workshop in which the girls each earned a cookie badge by learning about cookie marketing and how to increase their cookie-selling skills. At the NASL Navy College, the girls were taken into classrooms in which volunteers and regional Girl Scout staff talked with the girls about selling cookies and did various activities with them.