Friday, June 1, 2012

Weekly Media Wrap-up: May 26 - June 1

Each week Girl Scouts all over our Council are recognized by local media for their service projects, awards or even just for doing a good deed. Check out our favorites from the past week below!

The Houston Chronicle and  KHOU shared a great photos and video of local Boy and Girl Scouts honoring fallen veterans on Memorial Day by posting flags at Houston VA National Cemetary on Monday.

The Katy News and Ultimate Clear Lake recognized local Emerald Scholarship recipients. Girl Scouts in GSSJC who earn the Gold Award are eligible for this merit-based scholarship.

Ultimate Memorial, Ultimate Fort Bend and Ultimate Cy-Fair all shared stories on local volunteers who recently received Adult Recognition awards. We couldn't do our jobs without so many awesome volunteers working hard behind the scenes - congrats to these individuals on their recognitions!

Ultimate Bellaire reported Kirkland S. earned the Gold Award for her work with WOMAN, Inc.'s Destiny Village. Congrats Kirkland!


It's been a busy week for national Girl Scout news as well. On Tuesday, Juliette Gordon Low was presented posthumously with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian honor an American citizen can receive.

Watch the ceremony in the video below from whitehouse.gov. We also recommend reading 16-year-old Girl Scout Diana Greymountain's blog about preparing to attend the ceremony on the Huffington Post.


On Wednesday, GSUSA CEO Anna Maria Chavez visited the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. to speak about Girl Scouts marking its 100th anniversary with ToGetHerThere, an effort promoting equal representation of women in leadership positions. Watch her inspiring speech on C-SPAN.

And a little bit of sweet news to end this week's post - today's the day Nestle Crunch's Girl Scout candy bars hit stores! Marketwatch.com reports there's already a frenzy to grab these goodies. If you see them out and about this weekend, be sure to send your photos to us to share on Facebook! Email photos to communications@sjgs.org. Note: Per Nestle's Facebook page, these sweet treats can be found at Walmart, Walgreens or CVS.


We love reading so many good stories! Have you seen a great article in your local paper? Share it by emailing the link to menzor@sjgs.org.