Monday, April 11, 2011

Weekend Run-Down

Let's highlight some Girl Scout stories from the weekend:
  • The Times-Tribune, PA, reports that two Susquehanna County Girl Scout troops are on a mission to help local animals. Harford Girl Scout Troops 067 and 777 are collecting used blankets and towels this month to give to veterinary offices.
  • Denver's NBC News 9 claims the world's largest display of Girl Scout memorabilia is tucked into the basement of one home in Denver. Carol and Ernie Altvater's collection, with its estimated 8,000-11,000 items, is open for tours by Girl Scout troops. The basement of their home, a converted duplex, is packed with display cases and drawers of meticulously labeled items from all 100 years of Girl Scouts history.
  • In Washington, The Yakima Herald reports on the winner of the first-ever Girl Scout Powder Puff Derby, held Sunday.
  • In New Jersey, Millburn Girl Scouts toured the Academy Square building. It is a very 'green' building with its gold LEED certification, but it also has two art galleries that boast two current shows with the theme of the environment and recycling. The Millburn-Shorthills Patch reports.
  • Wisconsin's Journal Times reports that five local Girl Scouts are hosting a large-scale, nature-focused event as part of attaining a high-level Girl Scout award.