Thursday, December 20, 2012

Girl Scouts Coast to Coast - December 20, 2012

Today's Coast to Coast illustrates the magnitude of good Girl Scout deeds underway around the country. Check it out!

  • In Texas, Austin Culture Map reports that a lot about Girl Scouts' programming has changed over the past 100 years, but one thing has not: its mission. The Girl Scouts of Central Texas will face the new year with new leadership. Long-time CEO Etta Moore recently retired and the board is searching for her replacement. As she pioneered many cutting edge programs, Garcia-Baab says Moore's innovative leadership will be missed, but the organization looks forward to continued success in shaping the lives of young girls.
  • In Maryland, The Gazette reports that about 40 Girl Scouts from southern Prince George’s County met Saturday at MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital in Clinton where they crafted greeting cards and stuffed bags full of toys for sick children at the hospital.
  • New York's Times Union reports that Girl Scouts from Cohoes, Green Island and Watervliet partnered with Santa Claus to raise money for their programs and to help the Marine Corps League with its annual toy drive this past weekend. Families from the area joined the Girl Scouts on Saturday at Shawn P's restaurant at Van Schaick Island Country Club for a breakfast buffet.
  • Virginia's Belvoir Eagle reports that Fort Belvoir Girl Scouts brought holiday cheer to shoppers on the installation by singing holiday carols at the Commissary and Post Exchange Saturday evening. Close to 50 Scouts of all ages, representing 11 different troops on Fort Belvoir, heralded Families with “Frosty the Snowman,” “We Wish You a Merry Christmas,” and other seasonal favorites as they navigated through the stores, while Family, friends and Scout leaders joined in.
  • The Times and Democrat, SC, reports that CSX Railroad and North Girl Scout Troop 196 have agreed to partner to landscape the railroad’s property in the town. Councilwoman Patty Carson updated North Town Council on the project during the December meeting. As a result of that meeting and subsequent meetings, CSX Regional Vice President John Dillard and North Girl Scout Troop 196 agreed to landscape the property owned by the railroad that is located within the town limit.
  • New Mexico's Silver City Sun-News reports that Girl Scouts Troop 142 recently visited the Emergency Medical Services at the Gila Regional Medical Center. The girls got to get inside the ambulance and see what supplies are carried and the staff told them about the care they give on the truck and attached the some the girls to the cardiac monitor on the truck and let them take tracing from the monitor home with them.