David Crary, Ap National Writer Updated 1:35 am CDT, Thursday, July 26, 2018 Now Playing: As American women seek a larger role in politics, fairer wages and an end to sexual harassment, the Girl Scouts see an opportune time to show some swagger in promoting their core mission: girl empowerment to counter declining membership. (July 26) Media: Associated Press As American women seek a larger role in politics, fairer wages and an end to sexual harassment, the Girl Scouts see an opportune time to show some swagger in promoting their core mission: girl empowerment. They recruited Queen Latifah to narrate a video featuring famous former Girl Scouts — Venus Williams, Katie Couric and many more. And they indulged in a little bragging when Girl Scout alumna Meghan Markle married into Britain's royal family. "Life is always better with a Girl Scout by your side, and Prince Harry truly hit the jackpot," enthused a post on Girl Scout Blog. But the marketing … [Read more...] about Girl Scouts stress ‘girl power’ in new recruitment efforts
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Haley Brown earned the highest honor in Girl Scouts: the Gold Award.“I wanted to find a way to help lower the rate of hunger in our community,” she said.Her project for the Eastern Shore Chapel food pantry was titled “Pallets for the Pantry.” Her goal was to help raise money for the pantry, and also awareness about hunger.The 18-year-old in Girl Scout Troop 333 said she put her “skills as an artist to the test” and also helped make the environment healthier.She re-purposed pallets used to transport shipments of food purchased and donated for the pantry. Instead of being discarded at the landfill, they were transformed into items including towel racks, planters, and decorative art. The finished products were donated to the food pantry coordinator and sold to benefit the pantry.Haley is the daughter of Mike and Elizabeth Brown of Great Neck Meadows and has been in Girl Scouts since kindergarten. The Cox High School senior is a member of the marching … [Read more...] about Virginia Beach Girl Scout earns Gold Award by helping church’s food pantry
NEW YORK (AP) — For 108 years, the Boy Scouts of America's flagship program has been known simply as the Boy Scouts. With girls soon entering the ranks, the group says that iconic name will change.The organization on Wednesday announced a new name for its Boy Scouts program: Scouts BSA. The change will take effect in February. Chief Scout Executive Mike Surbaugh said many possibilities were considered during lengthy and "incredibly fun" deliberations before the new name was chosen."We wanted to land on something that evokes the past but also conveys the inclusive nature of the program going forward," he said. "We're trying to find the right way to say we're here for both young men and young women."The parent organization will remain the Boy Scouts of America, and the Cub Scouts — its program serving children from kindergarten through fifth grade — will keep its title, as well.But the Boy Scouts — the program for 11- to 17-year-olds — will now be Scouts … [Read more...] about Why are the Boy Scouts changing their name? And what do the Girl Scouts think?
When Nansemond River High School student Tara Grady needed a Girl Scouts Gold Award project, she knew exactly what she’d choose. Her project, “What Makes Me Tic,” represented the struggles that she has had as someone with Tourette’s syndrome.To look at her, one wouldn’t realize that she has Tourette’s, but she says that it takes quite a bit of concentration and energy to control the tics. With a big heart and a desire to help others, she made this her mission.“She has always tried to help people understand and have more acceptance of the disorder,” said Marcy Germanotta, spokesperson for the Girl Scouts Council of Colonial Coast. “She also hopes that by educating others, those who live with the disorder won’t be bullied because of their tics. Something, unfortunately, she has gone through.”Tara’s project included her giving school and community presentations and making an online support community, Teens that Tic. … [Read more...] about Girl Scout with Tourette’s syndrome creates online support community
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page By Julie Watson Associated Press February 07, 2018 SAN DIEGO — The San Diego Girl Scout council is looking into whether a scout who was photographed selling cookies outside a marijuana dispensary broke any rules.Officials were trying to identify the girl and talk to her family because she was in a commercial area, which is not allowed, council spokeswoman Mary Doyle said in an e-mail Monday.Urbn Leaf posted a photograph of the girl on Friday outside the shop that sells medical and recreational marijuana and invited customers on its Instagram account to come get some Girl Scout cookies. Advertisement The girl — wearing her green vest of badges — is clutching boxes of cookies outside the front doors of Urbn Leaf in the photo, which was widely shared on the Internet. Get some Girl Scout Cookies with your GSC today until 4pm! Have a friend that … [Read more...] about A girl sold Girl Scout cookies outside a marijuana dispensary — and some people were not happy