Thursday, March 14, 2013

Girl Scouts Coast to Coast - March 14, 2013

Today's Coast to Coast has STEAM, Smart Cookies and much more! Check it out. reports that on March 7, 2013, Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois hosted a White House Roundtable on Women in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Agriculture and Mathematics). The Women in STEAM meeting was part of the White House Roundtable series “Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, Agriculture and Mathematics.” Dr. Ann Bartuska, Deputy Undersecretary for Research, Education and Economics at the U.S. Department of Agriculture, met with Girl Scouts  and other community members to talk about STEAM and workplace development.  As part of the USDA’s celebration of Women’s History Month, Dr. Bartuska is traveling and meeting with various groups to see firsthand successful STEAM programs, to share ideas and to encourage STEAM workplace development.

California's SFGate has a great look back titled, "Sixty years of Girl Scout cookies in San Francisco".

Oregon's KTVL News 10 asks local Girl Scouts what Girl Scouts means to them. One Girl Scout said the program has helped her come out of her shell and have a lot of fun!

New York's Long Island Herald reports that The Smart Cookies, a local robotics team comprised of 4th and 6th grade Girl Scouts, won an innovation award at the First Lego League (FLL) Long Island championship tournament on March 3 in Middle Island. Three of the Cookies hail from Baldwin, one is from Freeport and one is from Bellmore. The team is sponsored by the Girl Scouts of Nassau County and consists of members from three different troops, said coach Denise Bryne.

In St. Louis, KMOV TV 4 wants you to imagine using a credit card to pay for Girl Scout cookies? AT&T and Girl Scouts introduced a pilot program recently, allowing consumers to do just that!


Last but not least, CANDY INDUSTRY reports that Nestlé Crunch has announced its Girl Scout themed candy bars have been named the 2013 Product of the Year (POY) in the candy category by Product of the Year USA. Launched as a limited-edition product in 2012, the bars give consumers something to tide them over until the next Girl Scout cookie season. In addition, the product marked the first time the Girl Scouts had ever licensed their flavors for use in a candy bar.