Monday, November 19, 2012

Girl Scouts Coast to Coast - November 19, 2012

Today's Coast to Coast highlights the diversity of Girl Scout activities across the country. Check it out!
  • WCHS Radio in West Virgina reports that The Black Diamond Girl Scout Council wants to put a stop to bullying. Their program 'BFF,' or Be a Friend First, kicked off Friday morning at Capital High School in Charleston. Statistics show one in three girls ages 12-18 say they have been bullied at school. More than 160,000 students miss school each day around the country because they're fearful of being targeted by bullies.
  • Florida's East Lake Patch reports that local Girl Scouts helped out at the recent ISPS Handa Legends Tour LPGA Legends Open Championship. The LPGA Legends golf championship benefited the Girl Scouts in a big way: All proceeds from ticket sales were donated to the Girl Scouts of West Central Florida. The Girl Scouts organization is celebrating 100 years of scouting this year.
  • The New York Times reports that The American Red Cross, Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts and local military families inked up for an event at the Red Cross National Headquarters this Saturday. The project: handmade holiday greeting cards for members of the military.
  • Chicago Tribune Business reports that in Buffalo, NY, Girl Scouts are diving into the digital age with Girl Scout Cookie Sales. For the first time, this fall Girl Scout troops here are using readers that attach to smartphones and tablet computers to accept credit card payments for their cookies.