Monday, October 25, 2010

Weekend Run-Down

An abundance of Girl Scout stories this morning from all over the map - Let's run them down:
  • In Ohio, The Beacon Journal reports that three hundred fifty people sampled desserts - all made with Girl Scout cookies - at Dessert First, which raises funds for Girl Scout programs.
  • In Illinois, two Batavia Girl Scouts received the Silver Award this October after helping Girl Scout Troop 4238 of the Batavia Apartments learn about healthy eating. Their Silver Award project took six months to complete and included planting a Community Garden with the help of the troop and Batavia Apartment residents. Read more here.
  • The Whittier Daily News, CA, reports that Rock n' Roll Robots, a Girl Scouts robotics team based in Pasadena, is having a tremendous run. The team took top honors at the global 2010 FIRST Tech Challenge - which earned them recognition from President Obama at the National Science Fair last week.
  • In New Hampshire, The Telegraph reports that Girl Scout Troop 10661 recently collected coloring books and boxes of crayons to donate to the children’s ward at Southern New Hampshire Medical Center in Nashua.
  • Nebraska's ABC NTV News reports that Girl Scout troops in Nebraska area have partnered with The Salvation Army for the second annual Fight Hunger Campaign.
    915 Girl Scouts from around the state are collecting nonperishable foods from their friends, families and neighborhoods.
  • In Louisville, KY, Fox 41 reports that girls interested in engineering got their first hands-on project. University of Louisville engineering students, professors and Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana all worked together to assemble a canine wheelchair. They're designed for dogs with limited mobility because of injury or illness.
  • Central Louisiana's The Town Talk reports that 1st Sgt. Gwen Haliburton of Leesville, a deployed soldier with the Louisiana Army National Guard, volunteers her downtime to work with the Iraqi Boy and Girl Scouts.