Friday, January 4, 2013

Media Wrap-up: Dec. 22 - Jan. 4

 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 few weeks below!

YourEasTexNews.com shared the Girl Scout Cookie Sale starts tomorrow, January 5! The Girl Scout Cookie Program is the largest girl-led program in the world and teaches girls skills essential to success and life, including goal setting, decision making, money management, people skills and business ethics.

YourBayAreaNews.com and YourPasadenaNews.com reported Clear Creek ISD recently celebrated the end of Girl Scouts' 100th Anniversary year with a special piece by CCISD's Superintendent, Dr. Greg Smith.

The Vindicator shared Girl Scout Jessica B. is working on her Gold Award project and is searching for local firemen, police officers, EMTs, military veterans and more to participate in her project. More details are at the link.

Finally, we are encouraging all GSSJC Girl Scouts to participate in this service project for Girl Scouts of Connecticut:
In honor of the Girl Scouts killed in the Newtown, Connecticut shooting, Girl Scouts from across the country are encouraged to write down thoughts and prayers, or to create art in the shape of the Girl Scout trefoil, and send them to Girl Scouts of Connecticut Hartford Service Center, c/o Trefoil Project, 340 Washington St. Hartford, CT 06106. In mid-January, the council will present them to the Newtown Service Unit during a memorial service. 
In addition, Girl Scouts of Connecticut has set up a fund in honor of the Girl Scouts who died during the shooting. The fund will assist girls in attending Girl Scout Summer Camp. If you would like to give, go to www.gsofct.org, and on the online giving form linked from the site indicate “Sandy Hook Girl Scout Campership Fund” in the “What is this gift for?” box. See here for instructions.
Don't forget, you can always submit your own troop news for consideration on the blog by emailing us at communications@sjgs.org.