Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Girl Scouts Coast to Coast - November 28, 2012

From a new CEO in New Jersey to an inaugural Glow Dance in Iowa, there is no shortage of Girl Scouts in the media today. Check it out!

  • In New Jersey, The Star-Ledger reports that Betty Garger of Sparta has been named president and CEO of Girl Scouts of Northern New Jersey. Garger has worked for the Girl Scouts for 25 years, holding positions as assistant executive director, communications director, fund development director, product sales director and membership manager. She is currently the chief operating officer of GSNNJ.
  • Ohio's 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.
  • In Missouri, St. Louis Today reports that local Girl Scouts will learn leadership skills as they begin the Fall Products Program booth sales. The Girl Scouts will sell candies, nuts and magazine subscriptions and learn skills necessary for leadership including goal setting, decision making, money management, people skills and business ethics. They also will learn about online business as they sell products online that will ship directly to the customer or gift recipient.
  • New York's Democrat and Chronicle reports that Taylor Frankenburger is on track to become a top-seller with more than 850 boxes of cookies sold, the most of any Rochester-area Girl Scout this year. Frankenburger gets satisfaction out of knowing the proceeds from her sales go a long way toward funding the troop’s activities, trips and merit badges.
  • Iowa's De Moines Register reports that Girl Scouts of Greater Iowa held their first Glow Dance at the mall. Under a disco ball and sporting glow-in-the-dark bracelets, the girls enjoyed a chocolate fountain, cotton candy, popcorn and door prizes. The event celebrated the Girl Scouts’ goodwill and hard work throughout the past year.