Monday, November 26, 2012

Girl Scouts Coast to Coast - November 26, 2012

From coat drives to science workshops, Girl Scouts are active across the country. Check it out!

  • In Texas, Your Houston News invites people to experience fun and amazing science at the “The World of Science” – a free Family Science Night at on Jan. 18, 2013. The event, sponsored by SMS Science and Robotics Club in conjunction with Girl Scout Kalpana Vaidya’s Girl Scout Gold Award project, aims to introduce families to science and how much fun science can be. The World of Science will feature at least 15 hands-on activities focusing on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Activities are designed to engage children and their families in science exploration.
  • In Connecticut, The Hartford Courant reports that until last month, many gravestones lay buried under dirt and grass behind the Connecticut Humane Society's headquarters on Russell Road. That's when Girl Scout Troop 10487 launched a community service project to unearth the memorials and clean up the pet cemetery.
  • WNEP 16 NEWS, PA, reports that a local Girl Scout troop is doing its part to keep drivers awake and alert on the roads. Girl Scouts from Troop 1116 set up shop at a rest stop off Interstate 80 west near Danville Sunday, serving food and drinks to those who were driving home from visiting friends and family on Thanksgiving.
  • Also in Pennsylvania, My Pequea Valley News reports that Girl Scouts in the Heart of Pennsylvania has awarded Erika Phillips, of Gap, the Girl Scout Gold Award. For her project, Erika cleaned, sanded and refurbished 32 picnic tables and benches in the Salisbury Community Park. Read more here.
  • Georgia's Newnan Times Herald reports that Girl Scout Troop #12345 of Coweta needs help in collecting new or gently used winter coats to help those in need. Coats may range in size from infants to adult sizes. The Girl Scouts will also accept hats, mittens and gloves, and scarves.