Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Weekend Run-Down

Let's look through some Girl Scout stories from the weekend:
  • Virginia's WDBJ7 TV reports that some Radford University nursing students are already using what they've learned to help save lives. On Sunday, they taught middle school Girl Scout troops in the New River Valley that hope to be babysitters soon about safe sleeping habits for infants.
  • In Oklahoma, KFOR 4 reports on one troop that's not only selling for this year, but trying to make up for money they lost last year due to embezzlement. The loss of that money left the girls without several opportunities but now an Edmond company has stepped in trying to help the girls. When Richard Milligan with WJ Bradley Mortgage heard the story, he knew they had to help. He says, "We just felt lead to do it."
  • Michigan's Flint Journal reports that The Friends of the Perkins Library and the Girl Scouts will hold a book drive the first week of March. Donated books either will be sold at the groups monthly book sale or will be donated to schools and other organizations in Genesee County, said Rosemary Robinson, treasurer for the Friends of the Perkins Library.
  • In Georgia, Troop 24528 of Conyers performed a Brazilian Carnaval dance Saturday as part of the annual World Thinking Day festival held at Conyers First United Methodist Church. Read more here.
  • Iowa's Telegraph Herald reports that "Love to Laugh," a night of comedy, will feature The Guys in Ties comedy troupe in a fundraiser for Girl Scouts of Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois. It is sponsored by Mystique Casino. Guys in Ties is an elite traveling improv group that tailors its act for special events.