Monday, November 22, 2010

Weekend Run-Down

Let's take a look at Girl Scout stories from the weekend news round:
  • The Asheville Citizen Times, NC, reports that Weaverville Girl Scout Troop 30026 collected and donated 200 pounds of food to Manna Food Bank. They learned that 200 pounds of food will provide 167 meals for the hungry.
  • Oregon's KCBY TV 11 reports that for more than a quarter of a century now, local Girl Scout Troops have been maintaining a Holiday Tree of Joy, a staple for people to come to, and help others in need this time of year. Branch by branch, young Girl Scouts brought some holiday cheer, as they worked together inside Pony Village Mall early Sunday morning.
  • reports that local Girl Scout Krysta Scimeca's project to bring the first dog park to the borough to achieve Girl Scouting's highest honor could come to fruition in the near future. Scimeca, a 16-year-old Morris County School of Technology student, found out from the Girl Scouts on Nov. 11 that she can proceed to build a dog park in the borough and have it count toward her Gold Award project.
  • Virginia's Franklin News-Post reports that local Girl Scouts recently got the opportunity to go dog scootering - Scootering helps train dogs of the Siberian Husky Assist Rescue Organization for dog sledding.
  • California's Lompoc Redord reports that Girl Scout Troop 50054 is sending smiles overseas. The troop has “adopted” a military troop stationed in Afghanistan. Each Girl Scout writes to her own soldier and sends ‘comfort and care’ packages. The soldiers write back and share their war experiences, home life, dreams and hopes, and mostly their sincere appreciation.
  • Pennsylvania's Daily Courrier reports that he Crawford Community Girl Scouts' Little House in Connellsville will turn 70 in May. The Little House Society is a nonprofit organization that houses Girl Scouts as well as a Cub Scout troop.