Friday, July 12, 2013

Media Wrap-up: June 15 - July 12

Media Wrap-ups have been a little quiet this summer. Why? Because everyone's too busy having a blast at camp! We'll continue sharing some camp photos with you guys next week, but for now here's a quick look at some of the fun things our GSSJC Girl Scouts have been recognized for in the media!

Hopefully you saw this news on our Facebook page - Commissioner Jack Morman recently unveiled the Bay Area Citizen and for more details and photos!
Scout Hut at Bay Area Park, which GSSJC Girl Scouts in the area will have access to for day camps, meetings and other events. If you missed it, check out the stories on

This is a neat story: in the fall of 2011 GSSJC Troop #19172 adopted Barton House, an assisted living facility for those with Alzheimer's, as a one-year service project. The Girl Scouts planned to make cards and visit with residents - but the project turned into an ongoing one because the troop enjoyed it so much! You can read more on their activities here.

There's also lots of great Gold Award news happening this summer:
  • Ultimate Bellaire reported Girl Scout Lyla L. recently earned the Gold Award. Lyla's project included teaching children in her community to swim as well as water safety.
  • Ultimate Fort Bend reported Girl Scout Elizabeth S. earned the Gold Award by creating a raised table garden for the residents at Oyster Creek Assisted Living Center in her community.
  • Ultimate Fort Bend reported Girl Scout Karesha W. earned the Gold Award by holding a workshop to educate her community on diabetes care.
  • Ultimate Fort Bend also reported Girl Scout Madeleine H. earned the Gold Award by installing a garden fence at the Mamie George Catholic Charities Community Center.

Finally...remember waaay back at the start of the year when Daisy traveled to Thailand (read here and here) and visited Girl Guides there? Well, her trip caused quite the excitement and she ended up in a magazine! Our friend Korrapin was kind enough to share these articles and translate them for us. Click "Read More" to see the pages and read the articles in English.

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Updates from International Relations Department
Juliette Gordon Low was a founder of the GSUSA. Girl Scouts in the US celebrated their 100th Anniversary in March 12th, 2012. The Wall Street Journal also published the article about the Girl Scouts "The Six Secrets the Girl Scouts Have Kept for a Century".

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Daisy's Journey and Girl Guides in Satri Si Suriyothai School
On December 26th 2012, Girl Guides in Satri Si Suriyothai School, Thailand were glad to welcome Miss Darinee (Dana) Suttajit, Community Outreach Manager and Daisy from The Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council, GSUSA to our school. Darinee shared ideas of Daisy's Journey from USA to Thailand and she had Girl Guides to make Flat Girl Scouts to exchange with the Girl Scouts from GSSJC. Girl Guides also learned English and leaders got some ideas for their activities. Thanks Korrapin Lertkittisuk for taking Darinee to share her sisterhood at our school.

Updates from Wat Khunying Somchin School
We started Girl Guiding in Wat Khunying Somchin School in 2012 with 15 Blue Birds (Brownies) by Piyamas Jaroenwongsanon. We have different kinds of activities, such as Marching Parade on The National Scout Day, Camping, and Visitting from Girl Guides and Girl Scouts from abroad. Recently, we were glad to welcome Miss Darinee (Dana) Suttajit, Community Outreach Manager, Daisy, and Korrapin Lertkittisuk from The Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council, GSUSA to our school. We had about 60 of Girl Guides, Boy Scouts, and Girls in Boy Scouts joined activities with them. We made a promise puzzle, played games, and danced. We were enjoy and had a good time with them. Thanks for coming.

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