Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Girl Scouts Coast to Coast - January 22, 2013

Today's Coast to Coast has Bigfoot, robots, badges and much more. Check it out!

HULIQ reports that a group of Girl Scouts in Colorado were in store for a fun camping trip recently, when they participated in the filming of Animal Planet's Finding Bigfoot. Although it may have been likely that a Sasquatch might come screaming out of the woods in search of Girl Scout cookies, luck was not on the producer's side. Either there were no Squatches in the area, or they had prior engagements.

NBC Montana reports that Missoula Girl Scouts took advantage of a day off from school yesterday to commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The girls are working for the Girl Scouts' Global Action Award. The girls walked downtown to meet people on this holiday of peace and positive action. They asked passersby their definition of peace and got lots of good answers.

Missouri's Chesterfield Patch reports that Girl Scouts from Chesterfield Elementary School recently visited the offices of the Chesterfield Chamber of Commerce as part of an effort to earn their Business Owner badge. The troop met Chamber Executive Director Nora Amato and Membership Director Bridget Nations to learn about the role the organization plays in the Chesterfield community. They also had an opportunity to meet with Wendy and Sarah April of Crown Trophy, who talked about being a business owner.

Alaska's KTUU TV 2 reports that nearly 500 aspiring engineers gathered at South Anchorage High School to compete in the FIRST LEGO League robotics state championship Saturday. Six of the 52 teams of kids ages 9-14 were Alaska Girl Scouts, and represented the only all-girl teams in the competition. Challenges included programming a robot, demonstrating teamwork, and friendly competition. Sue Perles, C.E.O. of Girl Scouts Alaska, said the girls started working on their entries last August and are expected to be among the top performers in the competition.

Tennessee's Johnson City Press reports that 80 Girl Scouts took over East Tennessee State University’s Bill Gatton College of Pharmacy Saturday morning in pursuit of the Generation Rx Awaremess badge. Jake Peters, second-year pharmacy student and committee chair for Generation Rx, said the group “focuses on prescription drug abuse and educating the community about what it is and how we can help ourselves and help those around us to avoid the situation or get help for those that have fallen into that trap.” Peters said the group of pharmacy students visit middle and high schools, as well as colleges, because the topic of drug abuse affects every age group and said that’s why they were especially excited to host the Girl Scouts Saturday.