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Cadette Troop #10476 wins "Greenest"

Cadette Troop #10476 won "Greenest" at the 2011 Lichterman Nature Center Scarecrow Contest with their entry "Girl Scouts Can". The Troop designed their scarecrow using mainly soda cans and strung can tabs. She wears a "sash" and a sign saying she will be recycled! All the scarecrows remain on display at Lichterman Nature Center through September for the public to vote on most popular. Read More
Posted by Kristen Posey-Russell at Friday, September 30, 2011 | 0 comments

Girl Scouts of the USA Convene African American and Hispanic Leaders in Washington D.C.

Last week, Girl Scouts of the USA led two major events in Washington, D.C. to help connect with African American and Hispanic leaders from across the country. These events were part of Girl Scouts’ long-standing tradition of advancing diversity and pluralism and engaging like-minded organizations to help promote Girl Scouting for all girls. The centerpiece of both of these discussions was a report by the Girl Scout Research Institute (GSRI), The Resilience Factor,... Read More
Posted by Kristen Posey-Russell at Tuesday, September 27, 2011 | 0 comments

Hillary Clinton: World Leader, Girl Scout

Joshua Hersh at the Huffington Post reports that on the eve of high-level meetings for the United Nations' General Assembly, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton attended an event designed to highlight the importance of women's participation in public life. Together with a selection of major female world leaders, including Catherine Ashton, the European Union's top diplomat, and Michelle Bachelet, the former president of Chile and the head of U.N. Women,... Read More
Posted by Kristen Posey-Russell at Thursday, September 22, 2011 | 0 comments

"Original" Girl Scout Cookie Recipe

This recipe is from the cookbook, "Pocket Stew" published by the South Louisiana Girl Scout Council. Kathy Clark found this recipe billed as the "original" Girl Scout cookie recipe used in the 1930's. If cooking outdoors, try preparing the dough in advance. 1 cup butter 1 cup sugar 2 eggs, well beaten 2 Tbs. milk 1 tsp. vanilla 2 cups bread flour 2 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp. salt Cream butter and sugar. Add eggs, milk, vanilla and flour which has been shifted with... Read More
Posted by Kristen Posey-Russell at Friday, September 16, 2011 | 0 comments

The Resilience Factor: A Key to Leadership in African American and Hispanic Girls

Today, Girl Scouts of the USA CEO Designate, Anna Maria Chavez, addressed the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute and released key findings about Hispanic girls by the Girl Scout Research Institute (GSRI). In “The Resilience Factor: A Key to Leadership in African American and Hispanic Girls,” Girl Scouts found that African American and Hispanic girls aspired to leadership more than Caucasian girls and had more frequent and more positive leadership experiences. “For... Read More
Posted by Kristen Posey-Russell at Tuesday, September 13, 2011 | 0 comments

Teddy Bear Drive to benefit the Memphis Child Advocacy Center

The motto of the Memphis Child Advocacy Center is "helping victims become children again." The Center's mission is to help children who are victims of sexual abuse. The organization offers support for children who are victims of sexual abuse with counseling and provides each child with their choice of a new teddy bear friend.  These comforting teddy bears are made possible through donations from the community. Up to a new challenge? Girl Scouts Heart of the... Read More
Posted by Kristen Posey-Russell at Monday, September 12, 2011 | 0 comments

Girl Scouting 101

This just in – the promised “ Girl Scouting 101 ” has been released!  This fantastic orientation resource has been finalized and is now ready for use by all volunteers.  Girl Scouting 101 is a 45- minute, self-paced online orientation to Girl Scouting. This fabulous resource replaces the existing Online Volunteer Orientation, the Leadership Essentials Online, and GSLE Overview (commonly known as “Ask  Sophia”). While its immediate intended audience is volunteers... Read More
Posted by Kristen Posey-Russell at Wednesday, September 7, 2011 | 0 comments


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