Nine Greenwich Girl Scouts Earn Gold Awards
News 19 Jun 2013 | 1:26 am
GREENWICH, Conn. -- Nine Greenwich Girl Scouts recently earned their Gold Awards, the highest achievement in Girl Scouting given to high school girls. Danielle Annunziata, Nicole Annunziata, Christina Brown, Cara English, Caroline Feda, Gabrielle ......
Group to Scouts: Admit gays or lose funding
News 18 Jun 2013 | 9:56 pm
Some Boy Scouts councils will have a hole in its budget this year because United Way funds have been withheld in the wake of the decision by the Boy Scouts of America to continue its membership ban on openly homosexual adults....
Milford Girl Scouts receive Silver Award
News 18 Jun 2013 | 9:20 pm
Nine Girl Scouts from Milford Troop 30147 received the Silver Award - the highest leadership award - at a June 9 ceremony at Mechanics Hall. ...
Girl Scouts beautify school
News 18 Jun 2013 | 3:07 pm
Girl Scout Troop 54254, fourth-graders from Forest Lake Elementary, planted the container gardens at their school for a community service …...
Ask the Expert: Rapid-fire FAQs, round 3
Blog 18 Jun 2013 | 1:13 pm
The Ask the Expert floodgates are wide open.
I’m now getting roughly 50 emails a week with Ask the Expert questions, a sign that Scouters out there care enough to seek out the right answer to their burning BSA queries. (By the way, ask your question by emailing email@example.com, subject “Ask the Expert.”)
For the third round of rapid-fire FAQs, I’ve picked out nine popular questions and tracked down the right answers.
We’ll cover parents who make light of a Scout earning lots of merit badges, a troop that won’t count the same leadership position twice, a discussion of who should pin on an...
Jobs@GSUSA- Shonda Prince
Blog 18 Jun 2013 | 10:26 am
Once a month, we show how our readers a behind-the-scenes look at our work here at Girl Scouts' national headquarters. In each profile, we spotlight employees from different departments and the work they do to serve our 3.2 million members. Today, we are looking at Shonda Prince, Manager of Corporate Communications at Girl Scouts of the USA.Shonda Prince never has a typical day working at GSUSA, and she likes it that way. When she first joined the organization in 2006, she worked as a communications consultant, writing articles to showcase the work we do on behalf of girls. Now, as...
Day camp fun for Girl Scouts
News 18 Jun 2013 | 8:16 am
Girl Scouts from across Clermont County participated in a week of day camp at the Kathryn Stagge-Marr Community Park recently....
Wilderness First Aid Training
Blog 18 Jun 2013 | 8:03 am
When we started planning adventures in the back country with our kids, we knew it was time for some more thorough first aid training. I decided to sign up for a Wilderness First Aid training through RMI in Seattle. Originally we wanted my wife to go as well, but they don't let infants attend. So, that left just me.
The course is two days and 16 hours of both classroom and outdoors training. I was really impressed with the amount of material covered, despite the obvious time constraints of a weekend course.
The first day was a lot of basics and a...
He was one merit badge from earning Eagle when …
Blog 18 Jun 2013 | 7:00 am
With the finish line tantalizingly close, you’ll never guess what slowed down John L. on his trail to Eagle.
John, a Life Scout from Texas, had finished his position of responsibility requirements and completed his Eagle Scout project. He had signatures from his counselor and Scoutmaster on the blue card for his final required merit badge.
But enter the washing machine, an enemy of any teenage boy. You see, John’s blue card was in the pocket of his pants, and this photo from his Scoutmaster shows what was left after the spin cycle.
Of course, John’s Scoutmaster, Bob Olafson, shouldn’t have any trouble getting...
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The SCOUTS-L list was moved today to its new server home hosted by the US Scouting Service Project. As part of the move, all of the...