Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Girl Scouts Coast to Coast - October 23, 2012

Today's Coast to Coast starts with a celebration of Juliette Gordon Low in Cassadagga, NY, and ends with a city proclamation  recognizing Girl Scouts in Ponchatoula, Louisiana. Check it out!

  • In Dunkirk, NY, the Evening Observer reports that Girl Scout leaders, volunteers, alumnae, staff, parents and all friends of the Girl Scouts are cordially invited to the "Pearls of Wisdom" Tea. The event will celebrate Girl Scout founder Juliette Gordon Low's 152nd birthday during the 100th anniversary celebration of Girl Scouting in the United States. The tea is called "Pearls of Wisdom" in honor of Low who sold her rare set of matched pearls to finance the Girl Scout movement.
  • The Press-Enterprise, CA, reports that the Girl Scouts of San Gorgonio Council, serving more than 11,000 girls in Riverside and San Bernardino counties, will let you charge for Girl Scout Cookies through the PayAnywhere app and credit card reader. The company will provide free training and 24/7 customer service for the young ladies.
  • In Massachussetts, the Swampscott Patch has an interview about a program called Girl Scouts Trick or Treating so Others Can Eat - an initiative that aims to collect donations for their local food pantry.
  • American News reports that in Washington, Aberdeen Fire and Rescue now has the equipment to save pets who have inhaled too much smoke thanks to the efforts of a local Girl Scout. Sabrina Mount, 18, who has been a member of the Girl Scouts for 12 years, donated the mask kits as part of her Girl Scout Gold Award project.
  • Louisiana's Hammond Star reports that Girl Scouts from Ponchatoula were recently recognized for their relief efforts during Hurricane Isaac. Dawson Primes, director of the Tangipahoa Parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness, read a proclamation recognizing the girls for donating hygiene kits, clothing, food and other items in the aftermath of the storm. The girls worked toward their goals of “doing a good deed daily” and “being prepared,” the proclamation stated.