Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Girl Scouts Coast to Coast - January 23, 2013

Today's Coast to Coast has a cool athletic program, a town named Normal and words for the wise. Check it out!

FOX 6 NOW reports that Girl Scouts of Wisconsin Southeast has implemented a major change to the way Girl Scout Cookies are sold in Southeast Wisconsin – rather than placing orders for cookies and waiting a month for delivery, customers can now enjoy instant gratification when their neighborhood Girl Scout brings the annual Cookie Program to their door. The new selling process, called Direct Sales, has been implemented in about 50 other councils across the United States and has been shown to increase sales anywhere from five to 40%.

New York's Poughkeepsie Journal reports that an upcoming Ladies Empowering Athletic Programs (LEAP) event is set to give local Girl Scouts a chance to try their hand at eight sports: basketball, lacrosse, rowing, soccer, swimming, tennis, volleyball and softball. LEAP members, Marist student-athletes from every sport, will work with the youngsters throughout the evening. LEAP is open to every female student-athlete on Marist’s campus, some of whom serve as council members. The group holds monthly meetings, which usually draw between 30 and 60 female athletes, as well as a workshop and a community-service project each month.

In Illinois, the Pantagraph reports that Amanda Breeden of Normal has a message for the president. (sidebar: Normal is a pretty cool name for a town). The 15-year-old Normal Community West High School freshman is one of two Girl Scouts chosen to record a public service announcement after winning a nationwide contest. “Dear Mr. President,” the video begins before outlining the world the way it is and then how they would like it to be.

In North Carolina, WFMY 2 News reports that Greensboro Girl Scout Troop 40216's service project helped people of all ages. With the help of the Greensboro Police Department and Senior Resources of Guilford, the scouts made and distributed care packages. They collected personal hygiene items to give to senior citizens.They also collected teddy bears for the police officers. The bears will stay in the officers vehicles to be given to children who have experienced trauma.

Last but not least—please no more stories like this, or this. Thanks!