Monday, June 29, 2009

Weekend Run-Down

Hello and Happy Monday,

From stories of land donations to a camp that teaches business skills to girls, there was no shortage of Girl Scouts in the media this weekend. Check it out:

  • Marian Oates, former CEO/Executive Director of the Girl Scouts of Tanasi Council, TN, has donated 510 acres to The Foothills Land Conservancy. Read about it in The Knoxville News Sentinel.

  • In Central Illinois, The Commercial News is reporting about girls learning business skills at Camp Exec.

  • Out of Fullerton, CA, a very uplifting story about Maja-Rei Caley, a scout who sold 1,000 boxes of cookies to pay for camp. Of his daughter's efforts, Aric Caley says "It helps build character, they learn about business and it gives them confidence". Read more here.

  • The Wisconsin State Journal has an extremely positive story about the combining of Madison-based Black Hawk Council with the Riverland Council in La Crosse IL, Badger Council in Beloit, IL, and part of the Green Hills Council in Freeport, IL.

  • Girl Scouts of California’s Central Coast CEO Sharon Reece will be retiring in the fall after 21 years as the group’s top official. Learn about her service to scouting in The Ventura County Star.

  • In Santa Cruz, CA, Girl Scouts are learning a vast array of skills from self defense to outdoor cooking.

  • Enjoy! Josh