Thursday, November 8, 2012

Girl Scouts Coast to Coast - November 8, 2012

Today's Coast to Coast takes us from Chicago to Baltimore, takes a detour to California and ends up in Madison, WI. Check it out!
  • TIME reports that Girl Scout Olivia Ottenfeld applied a basic business principle to sell Girl Scout Cookies: appeal to as broad a customer base as possible. Instead of carrying boxes door-to-door to her neighbors, she sold cookies at Union Station in downtown Chicago. She texted and emailed friends and family to make sales pitches. She even used her father’s Facebook account to reach the very outer limits of her family’s social circle. By selling 2,012 boxes generating around $8,000 in revenue, Ottenfeld has certainly picked up the five skills associated with the Girl Scout Cookie Program.
  • In Florida, the Clearwater Patch reports that More than 5,000 people turned out for Girl Scouts of West Central Florida’s celebratory 100th anniversary event, gs fest, on October 27. It featured a unique bridging ceremony across the Memorial Causeway Bridge, symbolizing Girl Scouts’ transition into its next 100 years as an organization. There was fun and engaging activities for children of all ages at the Clearwater event, each with a special emphasis on core Girl Scout focus areas including: STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math), Healthy Living, Arts & Culture, Financial Literacy and Outdoor Education.
  • The Baltimore Sun reports that Katy Schwartzweller will step into the lead role of Clara when the Baltimore Ballet Company performs "The Nutcracker" at Goucher College next month. She is the youngest dancer from the Baltimore Ballet Company to be given the role.
  • California's Orange County Social Scene reports that more than 300 guests came together during Girl Scouts’ 100th anniversary year to recognize 12 extraordinary local female leaders, all Girl Scout Alumnae, and raise $218,000 for Girl Scouts of Orange County at the Third Annual Celebrate Leadership Gala on October 26 at the Island Hotel in Newport Beach.
  • The Girl Scouts of Colorado Blog reports that Girl Scouts of Colorado recognized Day of the Dead with a community event at Regis University. More than 100 girls and their families participated in the event, which celebrated the life of Girl Scouts’ late founder, Juliette Gordon Low, who would have been 152 on Oct. 31st. 
  • The Wisconsin State Journal's food blog Table Talk has a write up on Girl Scout Cookies. "This year, the Girl Scouts have the cookies on hand when they take orders," says reporter Rob Thomas, "so we don't have to wait weeks to tear into the box of Lemon-Ades or Samoas — excuse me, 'Caramel DeLites'. And the other new thing this year is a limited edition new flavor, Mango Cremes."