Monday, October 29, 2012

Girl Scouts Coast to Coast - October 29, 2012

Today's Girl Scouts Coast to Coast starts with Hurricane Sandy in Boston and winds up in Texas. Check it out!

  • The Boston Business Journal reports that the arrival of Hurricane Sandy has prompted the Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts to postpone its annual Leading Women Awards Celebration breakfast event, scheduled for Monday morning at the Sheraton Boston Hotel. Five hundred people had bought tickets for the event, which was scheduled to start at 7 a.m. and will be rescheduled for another date in 2012, according to Jan Goldstein, a spokeswoman for the Girl Scouts.
  • South Carolina's Morning News Online reports that to help welcome a new Girl Scout year, Girl Scouts of Eastern South Carolina is celebrating with a fall festival. The day’s activities will feature face painting, inflatables, take-home crafts, trunk-or-treating, Girl Scout merchandise for sale, music, food and more.
  • The Milwaukee-Wisconsin Journal Sentinel has a feature on Girl Scout Anjana Murali. A junior at Shorewood High School and honor roll student, Murali already has a robust résumé. Murali hopes to earn her award with "Queen's Game," an all-girls chess camp she has been organizing for months after receiving a $1,200 grant from Lead2Change, an organization that supports community service projects developed by young people.
  • The Vindicator, OH, reports that Youngstown Area Goodwill Industries and girl scouts in Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana counties are teaming up for a Good Turn Day donation drive Saturday.
  • Connecticut's Hartford Courant reports that over 600 Girl Scouts, their families, and friends attended Girl Scouts of Connecticut's Energy Expo on Saturday, Oct. 20. The Energy Expo featured a variety of exciting science activities, including how energy is created and how girls can conserve it.
  • In Texas, Town Square Buzz reports that Sierra Francis, has been working for 11 years toward earning her Girl Scout Gold Award. First, Sierra decided to put on a first-of-its-kind livestock show for special needs children. That decision was a no-brainer because of her experience in FFA and years of showing livestock.