Monday, October 22, 2012

Girl Scouts Coast to Coast - October 22, 2012

From a fierce self-defense workshop to girls developing unique business ideas, today's Coast to Coast is full of fantastic examples of Girl Scouting in action. Check it out!
  • Pennsylvania's Bucks County Courrier-Times reports that Certified Public Accountants presented their "Take it to the Bank" program to several Girl Scout troops recently. Girls had the opportunity to earn a financial badge and the end of the program. Girls also developed unique business ideas.
  • Also in Pennsylvania, the York Daily Record reports that more than 450 Girl Scouts and volunteers participated in track and field drills, rock climbing, softball drills, soccer drills and dancing at the auditorium at Central York High School recently. Jill Jayne, a professional musician and nutritionist, taught them how to read nutrition labels and make healthy choices through song and dance. The world's only nutrition rock show wrapped up a morning of activities to kick off Healthy Promise, the new signature program of Girl Scouts in the Heart of PA.
  • Your Houston News, TX, reports that Girl Scout Alexandria Warren hosted an animal cruelty awareness workshop in her community for elementary school students to earn Girl Scouts of the USA’s Gold Award, the highest award a Girl Scout can receive. Less than five percent of girls who join Girl Scouts achieve this national recognition.
  • The Tennessean reports that Fairview area Girl Scout Troop #2686 recently hosted a shoe drive for the Soles for Souls project. With the support and donations of the community, the girls were able to exceed their initial commitment.
  • According to the Framingham Patch in Massachusetts, Girl Scouts held a self defense workshop for Brownie, Junior and Cadette level Scouts last Sunday at St. Bridget School. The Scouts learned how to be aware of their surrounding, how to have a proper distance and stance, and if a situation ever arises to use grab releases and clock and strikes to get away from an attacker or bully.