Friday, February 1, 2013

Girl Scouts Coast to Coast - February 1, 2013

Today's Coast to Coast is skewed to the East, a trend we will reverse next week! Check it out.

University of Delaware Daily reports that as a Girl Scout, Jazmine Tooles participated in activities like self-defense classes and mock space shuttle missions, so it’s not surprising that she chose the organization as a way to teach young girls about the field of physical therapy. Now a student in the University of Delaware’s doctor of physical therapy (DPT) program, Tooles and her colleagues in the class of 2013 recently hosted a workshop called “Explore the Magic of Motion” for Girl Scouts ranging from 6th to 12th grade. The workshop used four stations — “Technology that Treats,” “Muscles and Machines,” “Follow Your Heart,” and “Stress Strategies” — to teach the participants many of the principles incorporated into the badges.

Connecticut's Oxford Patch reports that Oxford Girl Scouts raised $750 for Sandy Hook Campership Fund. The Girl Scout Campership Fund has been established in honor of Girl Scouts who died at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

In Dunkirk, NY, The Observer reports that Forestville Junior Girl Scouts are holding a pop can/bottle drive to help out fellow Girl Scouts affected by Hurricane Sandy. Girl Scouts Heart of the Hudson was affected with extensive tree damage at many of the camp's properties. Community members are asked to help the Girl Scouts with their goal of assisting their fellow troops in need.

In Massachussetts, The Westbourough Daily Voice reports that the Girl Scouts of Westborough take time every year to recognize those who put in the time to help their causes - most recently recognizing four community members for contributions. The Girl Scouts of Central and Western Mass. recognition program is still open, and nominations can be entered until Sunday, Feb. 10.

Also in MA, The Wayland Town Crier reports that the Wayland junior varsity and varsity girls basketball teams hosted the Wayland Girl Scouts at their recent game versus Concord-Carlisle. The players invited the Girl Scouts on the floor at halftime for drills and a shooting contest. After the game, the girls shared snacks and gave the players their posters.