Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Weekend Run-Down

Hello, and welcome back to another Weekend Run-Down, where Girl Scout news stories from the weekend are highlighted - on a Tuesday today because, for some, it was a long weekend:

  • In Ohio, The Newark Advocate celebrates a large group of Girl Scouts who made Christmas cards and stockings to be sent to U.S. soldiers around the world as part of Operation Spirit.

  • California's Victorville Daily Press has a call touting the need for Girl Scout Leaders in their community - spread the word!

  • In Arizona, The Ahwatukee Foothill News has a fun and inspirational piece about National Guard medic Shawn Malkind making an appearance at a room full of Girl Scouts - He was there to thank them for cookies he received while abroad.

  • KARE 11 News in Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN, reports that Kristin Rachor has been collecting Halloween costumes for several months. She's gone to church rummage sales, put out donation boxes and hit up family members to help. The effort is to ensure that kids, especially those who can't afford it, can still enjoy the holiday. The Plymouth Girl Scout chose the project for her Gold Award.

  • In North Carolina, The News Observer reports that three Raleigh Girl Scouts have been awarded the Silver Award, the second-highest achievement in Girl Scouting. For their Silver Award project, the three girls asked local youth to paint canvases representing their lives and showing diversity. The paintings were then displayed at Triangle Town Center mall in North Raleigh.

  • In Massachusetts, The Cohasset Mariner reports that Eighteen-year-old Jennie Curley is well on her way to officially receiving her Girl Scout Gold Award - Her final project was about looking back at how girl scouts influenced women’s lives.