Friday, May 24, 2013

Media Wrap-up: May 18-24

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!

Cy-Fair Magazine has a great feature on former Girl Scout leader Jan McArthy, aka Mrs. Mac, in their
Summer 2013 issue. Her troop gathered together last year to celebrate her leadership and the 100th anniversary.

West University Examiner reported 15 Girl Scouts were recently recognized for earning the Gold Award, the organization's highest award.

This news comes from Maryland. We recently met Anna Foultz when she visited her daughter here in Houston and stopped by the Council offices. She wrote a nice little article about visiting with some kind words on the Goodykoontz Museum of Girl Scout History, which you can read here.

Several of our volunteers and service units have again been mentioned in the news for awards they received at our Adult Recognition event! Check them out:
  • Ultimate West U shared Cherie Chalk received the Appreciation Pin.
  • Ultimate Lake Houston shared Country Roads and Meadowbrook Service Units each received the President's Award and that Leaneta Eilers received the Appreciation Pin.
  • Ultimate Fort Bend shared Rainbow Stars and Texas Treasures Service Units each received the President's Award also.

And a couple national news notes from the GSUSA blog - there's a brand new Gold Award page on Facebook to check out. Like it for news on Girl Scouting's highest honor. If you are a Gold Award recipient, you are encouraged to join the Gold Award Alliance Directory.

We've also received lots of requests about how to help with tornado relief efforts in Oklahoma. Girl Scouts of Western Oklahoma has created a fund to help their local Girl Scouts replace Girl Scout uniforms, books and more lost in the storm. Text "GIRLS" to 20222 to donate $10 or click here for more information on what the area needs right now.

Don't forget, you can always submit your own troop news for consideration on the blog by emailing us at