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Healthy Media for Youth Act Introduced in Senate with Girl Scout Support

U.S. Senator Kay Hagan (D-NC) introduced legislation that establishes a national taskforce that would develop voluntary guidelines and other measures to promote positive images of girls and women. A similar piece of legislation was introduced in the House of Representatives on March 24, 2010 by U.S. Reps. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV). S. 3852, The Healthy Media for Youth Act, which was developed in collaboration with the Girl Scouts of the USA and the... Read More
Posted by Kristen Posey-Russell at Thursday, September 30, 2010 | 0 comments

Spotlight on Hispanic Heritage Month!

  Girl Scouts of the USA is proud to celebrate the diversity and rich culture of Hispanics, across America and beyond. During this month we pay homage to Latinos who honor their indigenous, Spanish and African roots. Hispanic Heritage Month is the perfect time for girls of all backgrounds to come together to discover, connect and celebrate the Hispanic culture, as well as commemorate the amazing work that is being done every day by the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl... Read More
Posted by Kristen Posey-Russell at Monday, September 20, 2010 | 0 comments

Young People and Forestry: A Natural Connection

Tree identification, merit badges, forestry contests, Envirothon, and Project Learning Tree are just a few of the topics to be discussed at the upcoming “Young People and Forestry:  A Natural Connection” workshops hosted by Mississippi State University County Extension Offices throughout Northeast Mississippi on September 30, 2010.  Youth group leaders, home school parents, landowners, forestry leaders, and foresters are invited to attend this free program, designed to showcase... Read More
Posted by Kristen Posey-Russell at Friday, September 17, 2010 | 0 comments

Community Service Hours at Hattiloo Theatre

Girl Scouts who are interested in getting Community Service Hours can volunteer to be ushers at the Hattiloo Theatre   in Memphis, TN. Hattiloo Theatre is a black theatre that is accessible, reflective, and relevant of a multicultural community. All Service Hours are for Saturday matinees of the following performances: Joe Turner's Come and Gone - October 2 Tartuffe 11/6If Scrooge was a Brother - December 11 The Old Settler 1/15A Raisin in the Sun -... Read More
Posted by Kristen Posey-Russell at Friday, September 17, 2010 | 0 comments

Girl Scouts Model at Justine Magazine Event, Launch 2011 R.E.A.L. Girl Contest

  On Wednesday, September 1, Justine Magazine and Girl Scouts of the USA is launched its 2011 R.E.A.L (Remarkable. Energetic. Aspirational. Leader.) Girl contest with an interactive fashion show. The event featured a teen fashion show featuring Girl Scouts as models; a teen issues author panel including young-adult authors Alyssa Sheinmel and Sarah Mlynowski, Dr. Robyn Silverman and Jacqueline Wales; and a special guest appearance by 18-year-old rising country artist... Read More
Posted by Kristen Posey-Russell at Wednesday, September 15, 2010 | 0 comments

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