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$732,638.37 in Troop Profit!

Congratulations to Girl Scout Heart of the South troops - you earned $732,638.37 in profit from this past year's Girl Scout Cookie Program.  Girls make an impact when they choose how to spend their Cookie profit - on troop registration fees, community service, trips - What could $732,638.37 do?...It could... Buy 146,527 teddy bears for a shelter Purchase 122,106 admission tickets to Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace Register 61,053 Girl Scouts Get 46,516... Read More
Posted by Kristen Posey-Russell at Tuesday, May 31, 2011 | 0 comments

Local Girl Scout Bridges on the Golden Gate Bridge

More than 5,400 Junior Girl Scouts from 13 states were invited to walk across one of the country's most famous bridges to commemorate their advancement through Girl Scouting at the 30th Annual Golden Gate Bridging, and Kamryn "KK" Keilty was a part of this West Coast tradition!   KK ceremoniously became a Cadet Girl Scout while crossing the Golden Gate Bridge on May 7, 2011 in a day-long event in San Francisco's Presidio.  The celebration not only included crossing the... Read More
Posted by Kristen Posey-Russell at Wednesday, May 25, 2011 | 2 comments

Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace Girl Scout Heritage Visit Travelship Grant Summer 2011

The Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace is offering approximately 20 travel'ship grants of up to $100 to support the travel needs of Girl Scout troops and groups that have reserved a Girl Scout Heritage Visit this summer. Funds will be granted to Girl Scout councils for distribution to traveling troops to offset costs for travel expenses or to support one or more girls from a troop may be experiencing difficulty in raising the necessary travel funds. Special consideration will be given to... Read More
Posted by Kristen Posey-Russell at Friday, May 20, 2011 | 0 comments

Early Exposure to Science and Technology for Girls

According to " Why So Few? Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics ," a 2010 study by the American Association of University Women, women have surpassed men in the number of both bachelor's and graduate degrees earned, yet remain outnumbered in the science, technology, engineering and math fields, earning only 20 percent of related bachelor's degrees. The Chicago Tribune caught up recently with Maria Wynne, CEO, Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest... Read More
Posted by Kristen Posey-Russell at Thursday, May 19, 2011 | 0 comments

Preparing Girls With Financial Literacy

The Wall Street Journal reports that the key to preparing youth with tools to navigate the economy is an early start. According to reporter Emily Glazer, "financial experts say it's essential to get kids on the road to financial literacy at an early age". It's highlighted that Girl Scouts of the USA will soon roll out 13 types of "Personal Finance" badges for girls ages five to 18. Girls will have to complete five activities based on age. A five-year-old must recognize different... Read More
Posted by Kristen Posey-Russell at Tuesday, May 17, 2011 | 0 comments

Congratulations Girl Scout Volunteers

At the Girl Scout Annual Meeting on Saturday, April 30 we recognized the hard work and dedication of several Girl Scout volunteers.  The Outstanding Volunteer Award recognizes an adult in a position other than leader, or in addition to leader whose service benefits a geographic or program delivery unit in a way that is beyond the expectations for the position.  We honored fourteen volunteers who had been approved by our council recognitions committee to receive... Read More
Posted by Kristen Posey-Russell at Monday, May 2, 2011 | 0 comments

Congratulations to a Royal Brownie!

Hello Magazine uncovered some childhood photos of Kate Middleton recently and it appears she was a Brownie under Girlguiding UK! Kate, Duchess of Cambridge is the wife of Prince William, Duke of Cambridge. Kate Middleton's wedding dress was designed by Sarah Burton of Alexander McQueen. Fashion critics are pleased. Read More
Posted by Kristen Posey-Russell at Monday, May 2, 2011 | 0 comments

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