Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Girl Scouts Coast to Coast - November 21, 2012

Today's coast to coast is as heavy on text as it is on substance. Check it out!

  • Ohio's Pickerington Sun-Times reports that each year at this time, the Violet Township Fire Department and the firefighters' union, IAFF Local 3558, through their "Annual Holiday Toy Drive," call upon the goodwill of Pickerington-area residents and businesses to help put smiles on the faces of area children in need. Girl Scout adult volunteer Rhonda van Arsdale said her troop, comprised of eighth-graders, is participating in the event as part of its requirement to-wards obtaining the Silver Award, the highest award a Cadette troop can earn at their level.
  • Also in Ohio, Dayton Daily News reports that U.S. troops stationed in the Middle East received sweet treats thanks to the efforts of the Tipp/Bethel Junior Girl Scout Troop 30732 and Jim Mason, a pediatric dentist. The troop collected 150 pounds of Halloween candy from the fourth and fifth grade students at L.T. Ball Intermediate School. The project earned the troop a Bronze Award.
  • Maine's WABI TV5 reports that Girl Scouts from seven central Maine troops rolled up their sleeves in a kitchen recently to help others. They met at Messalonskee high School to bake 200 pies, many from scratch. The treats will be served at the annual public Thanksgiving feast served at the high school on Thursday.
  • The Northwest Indiana Times reports that Twenty-five years ago, local Girl Scouts placed a time capsule packed with memorabilia at the Hammond Public Library in honor of the organization's 75th anniversary. Now as Girl Scouting turns 100, four of the Scouts involved with the capsule project in 1987 gathered at the library Tuesday to open it.
  • The Cassville Democrat reports that local Girl Scouts recently participated in a founder's day birthday celebration for Juliette Gordon Low, which included Dr. Seuss-themed activities. Girls also participated in the council-wide community service project, Birthday in a Bag." The evening ended with a viewing of "The Lorax" and treats.