Monday, July 29, 2013

Girl Scouts Coast to Coast - July 29, 2013

Today’s Coast to Coast highlights outstanding examples of Girl Scouts in action. Check it out!

In Missouri, The St. Louis American reports that Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri recently partnered with St. Louis Community College for the seventh annual Science and Engineering Day Camp. More than 50 girls from the area, along with instructors and mentors from the college, explored activities in biology, physics, chemistry, computer-aided design, computers, genetics, aerodynamics, sustainability, geometry, algebra, chromatography and environmental engineering.

The Southern Illinoisan reports that Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois will host Big Kids Day at Camp on Aug. 10 to celebrate the 60th Anniversary of Camp Cedar Point, near Makanda. GSSI invites all past campers, as well as the community, to join them at the all-ages event.

Ohio’s WDTN News 2 reports that a Beavercreek Girl Scout is changing the art scene in her neighborhood and she hasn't even hit her teenage years. To earn her Silver Award, Evelyn came up with "Art in the Park", an event to bring artists and art lovers together. Evelyn's vision will bring all that art to the path around the pond at Dominick Lofino Park in Beavercreek.

"I don't just want paintings and I don't just want sculptures. I do want a big variety of anything you can possibly relate to art, so you can get that big picture."



Oregon’s Portland Tribune reports that local volunteers aren’t waiting until July 27 to raise money for the Milwaukie Police Department, when the Milwaukie Public Safety Foundation’s annual signature 9K for K9 Walk is scheduled. Girl Scouts from Happy Valley’s Girl Scout Troop 42610 surprised foundation members and Officer Les Hall on July 1 by donating $100 worth of returnable cans and bottles for the care of MPD’s new canine officer, Yago.

NJ.com reports that Allison Kurlak and Joanna Miller, both of Chatham, recently completed their Gold Awards. The Girl Scout Gold Award is the highest award a Girl Scout can earn and requires the completion of a leadership project of at least 80 hours. Each girl must discover an issue in the community, connect with experts and community members, and take action to affect positive change.