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A Message from Anna Maria Chávez

I stand with all Girl Scouts across the country and around the world in offering my thoughts and prayers to all of those who have been affected by the massive and devastating tornado that tore through the Oklahoma City area on Monday. As Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin said, it was a tragic day for the people of her state and, indeed, for all of us, as the death toll now stands at 24 and includes a Girl Scout, who was a member of the Girl Scouts-Western Oklahoma Council. All staff members of... Read More
Posted by News GSHS at Thursday, May 23, 2013 | 0 comments

Join the Girl Scout Gold Award Facebook Community and Conversation!

Girl Scout Gold Award recipients are young women of extraordinary achievement who have made the world a better place. The  Girl Scout Gold Award community  Facebook page pairs Gold Award Alumnae and its equivalent from 1916 with girls currently earning their Gold Award. Log onto Facebook and join the Girl Scout Gold Award community and conversation!  Share your stories and make new friends! Now check out this awesome Girl... Read More
Posted by News GSHS at Monday, May 20, 2013 | 0 comments

Girl Scouts Launches BFF Bully-Prevention Program, Local Girl Scout Produces Acclaimed Anti-bullying

Girl Scouts of the USA is excited to launch BFF (Be a Friend First), a national bully-prevention initiative for middle school girls. Based on GSUSA's popular aMAZE! leadership curriculum, the program helps girls to recognize and intervene in bullying situations and lead positive change in their schools and communities. Sadly, statistics show that when a girl is bullied, 85 percent of the time nobody steps in to help her. Additional research shows girls are more... Read More
Posted by News GSHS at Thursday, May 16, 2013 | 0 comments

May We All Continue to Search for Wonder and Adventure in the World.

Lindenwood Christen Church Girl Scouts celebrated their Court of Awards on Saturday, May 11, 2013. In addition to the awards and recognitions   bestowed on girls and volunteers, Rev. Sarah Peck gave an invocation that many thought was a powerful reminder of what Girl Scouts is all about.   Gracious God, you have called each of us to live with courage, confidence and character.  Thank you for each of the young women here who have answered this call. ... Read More
Posted by News GSHS at Thursday, May 16, 2013 | 0 comments

West Tennessee Girl Scout Scholarships Recipient: Where Are They Now

Girls who first received the West TN Girl Scout Scholarships are now beginning to graduate from college! We wanted to share with you what the West TN Scholarships really mean to the girls.  We received this note and update from Amy Rowe, a 2009 recipient:   I want to take this opportunity to thank the Girl Scouting Program for the support I received as a West Tennessee Scholarship Winner in 2009. I have been a Girl Scouts since I joined as a Daisy in kindergarten. I was able to... Read More
Posted by News GSHS at Friday, May 10, 2013 | 0 comments

Do It for Your Daughter PSA by NJ Troop 1701 Junior Girl Scouts To Air on National TV

Girl Scouts going for their Bronze Award with Do It For Your Daughter campaign get their public service announcement (PSA) on some of the biggest TV shows on the air.  Six 11-year-old Junior Girl Scouts–- Adriana, Francesca, Jacqueline, Joyce, Michele, Morgan—from Middletown, NJ created a campaign and PSA to encourage moms to get their mammograms. The powerful 30-second PSA will air today and tomorrow on: April 30 - Live with Kelly and Michael (around 9:45 a.m.-9:50... Read More
Posted by News GSHS at Wednesday, May 1, 2013 | 0 comments

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