Friday, April 12, 2013

Girl Scouts Coast to Coast - April 12, 2013

Today's Coast to Coast has zombies, baseball, the Indianapolis 500 Festival Princesses and of course, good deeds! Check it out.

Nevada's ABC Action 13 News reports that the Las Vegas 51s baseball team will hold its home opener on April 12 and the night will benefit our local Girl Scouts. Don Logan, vice president for the Las Vegas 51s, appeared on Action News Midday with Girl Scouts Mary Smith and Sheyenne Howard to talk about the special night. reports that six local Girl Scouts began a book drive campaign for the Big Book Drive in early March with a goal of 500 books. After just a few days, they already had 5,000 books, so they ambitiously increased their goal to 10,000, hoping to replace all of the books destroyed at Paterson’s Northside library branch during Hurricane Irene.

The Girl Scouts of Colorado Blog reports that on Monday, April 8th, 11 of this year’s 38 Colorado Girl Scout Gold Award recipients from throughout state visited the State Capitol in Denver. The girls had a chance to sit on the floor of the House of Representatives as well as take a tour of the capitol grounds, among other activities. Many of the recipients family members joined them for the visit.

New York's Nanuet Patch reports that The Faith Temple Church Food Pantry in Spring Valley re-opened its doors on March 10 thanks to the hard work of two Nanuet Girl Scouts and volunteers. Erin Devoy and Helene Carey took on the task of helping the food bank return to serving the community as their Girl Scout Gold Award Project.  In November 2011, their Girl Scout Troop #40504 went to deliver Thanksgiving items to numerous food banks and discovered the Faith Temple Church had shuttered its food bank earlier that week due to dilapidated conditions. Devoy and Carey realized what an impact the closure would have on the local community and decided to look into what it would take to get it operational again.

Indiana's WLFI News 18 reports that Indianapolis 500 Festival Princesses were out in the community this week to educate kids about the big race. The princesses helped Girl Scout Troops 1436, 1502 and 2748 in West Lafayette make black and white bracelets, color race car pictures, and also learn about the meanings behind the racing flags.

New Jersey's Warren Reporter reports that nearly 50 Girl Scouts from Warren County recently participated in a murder mystery overnight at the Holiday Inn Express in Easton, Pa. The murder mystery, which took place in Zombietown, was played out in two meeting rooms simultaneously so that each girl could take an active part in the mystery. The girls, aged 13-17 were from Franklin Township, Washington Borough and Washington Township.