Monday, April 4, 2011

Weekend Run-Down

Let's take a look at Girl Scout stories popping up all across the country:

  • The Washington Examiner reports on Lidia Soto-Harmon, Chief executive officer, Girl Scout Council of the Nation's Capital. The article runs down her favorite spots in and around Washington, DC.
  • Indiana’s IndyStar reports that more than $42,000 was raised for Girl Scouts in Hamilton County at the Hamilton County Leadership Luncheon on March 25. Co-organizer Mary Sue Rowland said more than $24,000 was collected from donations the day of the event. About 600 Girl Scouts and supporters attended. She estimated, taking into account sponsors, in-kind donations, door prizes plus donors, the event brought in $42,419.
  • The Garden City News, NY, reports that the first ever Eco-Fest at the Garden City Bird Sanctuary was professionally presented by four girls in Cadette Troop 1241 for their Silver project. The idea was a product of brainstorming by the girls themselves last August as they began planning their Silver project together.
  • In Canada, Global BC reports that Jasmine Merali is a very successful, clever, shrewd and determined businesswoman - trapped in the body of a 10-year-old Scout. The North Vancouver girl has quickly made a name for herself inside the organization for her aggressive techniques that have crowned her the top seller of popcorn. But Jasmine isn't raking in chump change - in just one month, she sold enough bags of popcorn to make $17,185.
  • Pennsylvania’s Lehigh Valley Live reports that About 90 Girl Scouts and other members of Daisy Troop 90694 took part in a Mommy and Me Zumba class Friday at Greenwich Elementary School. The class was a fundraiser, with proceeds going to the Red Cross to benefit Japan, which is recovering from an earthquake and tsunami and battling a nuclear disaster. Zumba is a fitness program in which participants dance to Latin music to get in shape.