Monday, January 24, 2011

Weekend Run-Down

Let's take a look at weekend Girl Scout media stories:

  • Ohio's Chillicothe Gazette spotlights longtime Girl Scouts volunteer, cookie manager, troop leader and service unit manager Debbie Cade.
  • Paparazzi Journal takes a look at Extreme Makeover: Home Edition Season 8 Episode 14 ‘Graham Family’ Edition.
  • Through the efforts of Junior Girl Scouts in Troop 70181 of McKinleyville, CA, the children of Rehauhetsoe Primary School in Butha Buthe, Lesotho, Africa, will have a school library.
    Working on their Bronze Award, 10 girls helped to gather, sort and pack 585 pounds of books into 12 boxes for shipping in time to catch the December container ship destined for southern Africa. California's
    Times-Standard reports.
  • Massachusetts's 22News reports that Holyoke teenager Allison LaPointe hopes to reach the highest goal a Western Massachusetts Girl Scout can attain. Allison conducted a recycling program for kids on Saturday at the Holyoke Children's Museum. She told 22News, her goal is to earn the Girl Scout Gold Award for high achievement.
  • The Northwestern, WI, reports that an Oshkosh girl was recognized for reaching the highest award a Girl Scout can receive, the first from the city to earn the award since 2003. Sarah Benish, 17, spent about 60 hours building bluebird houses, benches and planting trees at the Coughlin Nature Area as a way to earn her Girl Scout Gold Award.
  • Suburban Journals reports that Troy, IL, High School senior Michelle Meloche recently earned the Girl Scout Gold Award for her efforts to help middle school girls with self-confidence issues. She created a workshop, "God Doesn't Make Junk: Loving Yourself is Divine," that focused on life skills. Meloche said it was motivated by her Christian faith and memories of how she struggled with low self-esteem.
  • Nevada's Action 13 News reports that The Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada are promoting healthy living with the first ever Thin Mint Sprint 5K and 1-mile Shortbread Shuffle.