Monday, April 12, 2010

Weekend Run-Down

From "Girl Scouts Beyond Bars" to an anti-bullying forum, Girl Scouts are, as always, active in the press:
  • In Pennsylvania, The Tribune Democrat reports that Girl Scouts Western Pennsylvania will hold its 33rd annual Awards of Distinction awards dinner April 19 at Sunnehanna Country Club.
  • Georgia's Dalton Daily Citizen shares that area Girl Scouts hosted a Community Carnival and Parent Information Expo Saturday. Activities included carnival games, face painting, hayrides, pony rides, laser tag, tattoos, karaoke, nail painting and crafting. Sounds like fun!
  • KPVI 6 News in Pocatello, ID, ran a story on "Girl Scouts Beyond Bars" - Girl Scout's mother-daughter visitation program that teaches life lessons such as making good choices, budgeting, accountability, and effective communication.
  • According to Oklahoma's Express-Star, Girl Scouts across Western Oklahoma are getting ready for summer camp. Although registration for summer camp has only been open for a week, over 200 girls have already registered for camp sessions.
  • On Thursday, April 8, Girl Scouts of Greater Iowa hosted a free community forum in Mason City on bullying in girls grades K - 8. Read more in the Forest City Summit.
  • In more bullying news, The Girl Scouts of Eastern Oklahoma ushered in "Powered Up" - a program “aimed at creating an environment where girls and adults are in partnership to eliminate bullying behavior.” It also teaches them how to “recognize bullying and effectively intervene when they see it.” Read more about that in The Durant Daily Democrat.