Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Girl Scouts Coast to Coast - February 26, 2013

Today's Coast to Coast has Lucille Ball, scientists, mango salsa and much more. Check it out!

"What do Lucille Ball, Katie Couric, Jackie Joyner-Kersee, Sally Ride and Condoleezza Rice have in common?", asks Michigan's Grand Rapids Business Journal. "They were all Girl Scouts." The article includes an interview with Kathy Crosby, executive director of Goodwill Industries, who credits Girl Scouts for her introduction to business and networking.

In Delaware, The News Journal reports that DuPont scientists Carol Van Zoeren and Susan Smiley introduced girls to science and engineering and women who are actively engaged in STEM at DuPont's 23rd Annual Engineering Your Tomorrow event for two Girl Scout Councils. Video Below.

California's Redlands Daily Facts reports that a group of high school girls spent a recent Saturday finding out about issues affecting their communities and how they can change things for the better. The San Gorgonio Council of Girl Scouts hosted its Discover Challenges Workshop where girls were exposed to such topics as human trafficking, homelessness and sustainability.

Reuters reports that The  Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania (GSEP) highlights its mission of building girls of courage, confidence and character when Scouts "Take the Lead" to honor some of the area's most distinguished women, whose leadership and achievements have made the world a better place. GSEP provides Scouts the opportunity to run the annual Take the Lead  program from start to finish, showcasing their poise and maturity as emerging leaders.

The Daily Reporter in Indiana reports that the Hancock County 4-H Exhibit Hall was transformed into a multicultural hot spot with tasty treats from around the world. A visitor could start with mango salsa from the U.S. Virgin Islands, then sample some cucumber soup from Belgium. Finish with sweet potato cookies from Zimbabwe, and wash it all down with some Earl Grey tea from England. The festivities were a part of World Thinking Day.

"Girls are Doing a World of Good, One Cookie at a Time," according to Town Square Delaware."Girl Scout cookie season is in full swing, and many of us are stocking up on all those cookies we have been craving all year long. After all, it only happens one time a year and helps a great organization that focuses on helping girls grow into leaders and do great things."