Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Girl Scouts Coast to Coast - January 16, 2013

Today's Coast to Coast is a mixed bag of goodness. Check it out!
  • Girl Scouts of Greater LA’s CEO, Lise Luttgens, was named a Southern California Community Champion by PBS SoCal. They will be running a PSA, below, constantly and consistently through the month of January and sporadically throughout the year.
  • In Pennsylvania, The Tribune-Democrat has an article titled, "Girl Scouting evolves to meet today’s challenges, provide for future". “Just as it was in 1912 – when Girl Scouts were founded – right through today, it is always about what is best for the girls,” Pat Burkhart, chief executive of Girl Scouts Western Pennsylvania, told The Tribune-Democrat Editorial Board on Monday.
  • Also in Pennsylvania, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that Girl Scouts USA has set an ambitious goal of achieving gender equality in all forms of national leadership within a generation. Locally, the Western Pennsylvania council is advocating more participation of girls and women in science, technology, engineering and technology and in trades, such as plumbing, welding and construction. In addition, the Girl Scouts have been increasing efforts to recruit participation among urban girls.
  • reports that The Girl Scouts Heart of Michigan is relocating its Ann Arbor regional office to a 30,000-square-foot building in Ypsilanti Township.
  • And yes, along with countless others, ABC News reports that alongside Tagalongs, Thin Mints and Samoas in this year's Girl Scout cookie repertoire are Mango Crèmes. Not to fret Mango Crèmes, as the saying goes—"If there is anything more annoying in the world than having people talk about you, it is certainly having no one talk about you.