Monday, March 21, 2011

Weekend Run-Down

Here's a snapshot of Girl Scout stories from the weekend:
  • In Oregon, KTVL News 10 reports that 50 Girl Scouts in Medford helped fold and link 1,000 paper cranes Saturday night to be sent to Girl Scouts in Japan as a token of friendship. After September 11th, Girl Scouts from Japan sent over strings of 1,000 cranes. In Asian countries the crane is a symbol of happiness, and the act of stringing together exactly 1,000 is a gesture of healing. Fifteen-year-old Girl Scout Cassie Pollock said it takes about 25 folding steps to make the cranes, but it was well worth it.
  • The Austin Statesman, TX, takes a look at three Girl Scouts who recently earned the Girl Scout Gold Award.
  • In Morganton, NC, three groups of Girl Scouts lined up to enter Grace Episcopal Church and begin the observance of Girl Scout Week's 49th anniversary. Girl Scouts also attended many other church services in the Morganton area as one of the features of the week. The Morganton News-Herald reports.
  • The Staten Island Advance reports that The Girl Scout Crop, a 12-hour scrapbooking event for adults, will be held Saturday, April 2, at All Saints Episcopal Church in Willowbrook. This event is for adults only. To register, no affiliation with the Girl Scout organization is required. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Girl Scout Council of Greater New York.
  • In Michigan, The Flint Journal's David Harris reports that "the girl scouts were selling cookies outside of a Kroger’s in Burton when (a) man came up to them and, instead of grabbing cookies, took the cash box and fled. The mother of one of the girl scouts, took off chasing after the man showing she is one tough cookie (ha!). She helped track down the man to a nearby apartment complex where he was arrested by police."