Monday, November 8, 2010

Weekend Run-Down

There is no shortage of Girl Scout stories in the news from over the weekend:
  • Maine's Bangor Daily News reports that Girl Scouts explored engineering choices at the University of Maine.
  • In Vermont, the Burlington Free Press reports that local Girl Scouts marched in the 'Salute to Veterans Parade', honoring those who served in the military. The parade is a precursor to Veterans Day, which is Thursday.
  • Colorado's Times-Call runs the headline "Uniform flap a good lesson for Girl Scouts" - in response to last week's Girl Scout Uniform controversy.
  • Girl Scout Troop 8131 in Iowa received a $250 mini-grant in October as part of Kids Care Week from generationOn. The award will help the troop make animal toys, beds and other structures at the Iowa City Animal Care and Adoption Center to replace those lost during the 2008 flood. Read more in the Press-Citizen.
  • In St. George, UT, The Spectrum reports that Scouts from across the county competed for culinary honors in a Dutch oven cook-off Saturday at Sportsman's Warehouse that pitted the boys against the girls. The girls were the ones to walk away with the top prizes!
  • Tennessee's Blue Ridge Times reports that on Saturday, Girl Scout Troops learned about forensic science, examining a crime scene, interviewing victims, suspects and witnesses as well as other crime investigation skills at a mock crime scene. Hendersonville Police Department Detective Bobbie Trotter had the girls fingerprinted, showing them her tools of the trade and working with them to examine the scene.
  • In Florida, an "Invent It. Build It." event helped Girls Scouts calculate the benefits of pursuing engineering careers. ExxonMobil Foundation partnered with the Society of Women Engineers, Girl Scouts and PBS' "Design Squad" to encourage math and science education among high school girls.