Thursday, October 18, 2012

Girl Scouts Coast to Coast - October 18, 2012

Today's Girl Scouts Coast to Coast has  a lot to be celebrated! Check it out.

  • Michigan Live reports that the Girl Scouts organization in Grand Rapids is celebrating its 100th anniversary and the festivities include an Anniversary Gala and an exhibit in the main Grand Rapids Public Library. The Oct. 24 Anniversary Gala will feature Kathy Crosby, president and CEO of Goodwill Industries of Grand Rapids, as a keynote speaker, and television and radio personality Kim Carson will host the event.
  • reports that Katie Wyatt recently earned the Girl Scout Silver Award, the highest achievement possible in Girl Scout Cadettes, for an innovative sewing project she completed at the Family Preservation Center. The center, a facility providing temporary shelter and other aid in Trenton, is run by a group called HomeFront.
  • California's Pomerado News reports that children in South Africa will soon be playing soccer with real soccer balls instead of homemade balls made out of plastic grocery bags because of efforts by Del Norte High freshman Alexa Alyeshmerni. The 14-year-old Cadette Girl Scout in Troop 8097 recently organized the “Soccer 4 South Africa” soccer equipment collection drive as her Girl Scout Silver Award project.
  • The Schulenburg Striker reports that Girl Scouts from Troops 82, 824 and 508, along with Girl Scouts from other areas, participated in a Girl Scout event at Newman’s Castle in Bellville, TX. The event began with a scavenger hunt and hike around the castle. The girls then played dragon tag and made “Swaps.”
  • New Jersey's Hunterdon County Democrat reports that Girl Scout Troop 80856 earned the Girl Scout Bronze Award, the highest award that can be earned as Juniors, by organizing and running a Girl Scout Centennial Festival in Clinton Township. They also created a Girl Scout corner in Bundt Park between the playground and the basketball court by donating a Paper Bark Maple tree, two park benches and a bronze commemorative plaque.