Friday, November 30, 2012

Girl Scouts Coast to Coast - November 30, 2012

Today's Coast to Coast highlights the many different ways Girl Scouts are active across the country. Check it out.

  • Florida's Naples Daily News reports that local Girl Scout leaders created new pathways that trade the traditional "troop" meeting method for a series of standout projects that appeal to a new generation of young female leaders. Funding from the United Way of Collier County helps the organization reach girls in high-risk areas and allows this life changing opportunity for all girls.
  • Virginia's Sun Gazette reports that to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Girl Scouts in the United States, Association 60 of Alexandria-Arlington voted to pool their service hours as part of “100 Service Projects for Girl Scouts’ 100th Birthday.
  • The Community Voice, CA, reports that Girls Scout troops from Sonoma and Marin counties hosted scouts from the United Kingdom in honor of the organization's 100th anniversary. The girls embarked in a number of activities around the Bay Area and Sonoma County.
  • reports that Amanda Swajger, a 2012 graduate of Jefferson Township High School and member of Girl Scout Troop No. 1764, recently completed her Girl Scout Gold Award by giving handmade stuffed penguins and storybooks to children at Goryeb Children’s Hospital in Morristown. Through earning the Girl Scout Gold Award, Amanda said she learned the value of perseverance and hard work.
  • California's Mission Times Courier reports that local Girl Scout troops have been busy cleaning up the coast, sending care packages to military units overseas, and earning top honors along the way. The article is a run-down of Girl Scout activity benefiting the community.