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Girl Scouts of the USA

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  • Girl Scout sells cookies outside pot dispensary: 117 boxes in 2 hours

    Girl Scout sells cookies outside pot dispensary: 117 boxes in 2 hours
    It's that time of year again. Time when your local market entrances are flooded with Girl Scouts selling boxes of Samoas, Tagalongs and Thin Mints. But one 13-year-old Girl Scout in San Francisco and her mother made a rather business-savvy decision to...
  • Sheryl Sandberg's wrongheaded campaign to ban the word 'bossy'

    Sheryl Sandberg was born bossy. As a child she commanded her younger brother and sister to follow her around, listen to her monologues, then scream “Right!” when she was finished. For the neighborhood children, she created shows that she...
  • Young Scouts learn tricks of cookie selling

     Young Scouts learn tricks of cookie selling
    In the middle of 1,000 Orange County Girl Scouts at the Bren Events Center in Irvine on Saturday, about a dozen Daisies — those in kindergarten and first grade — crowded around a mock front door made out of cardboard. The girls, mostly 5 and...
  • Advocacy groups ask Girl Scouts to drop Barbie partnership

    A partnership between Mattel's Barbie and the Girl Scouts is under fire by two advocacy groups who say the deal harms young girls.  Announced in August, the partnership introduced a new Girl Scouts patch for Daisies and Brownies -- girls in kindergarten...
  • Thoughts from Dr. Joe: A package from home makes a difference

    In December 1970, 280,000 American troops remained in Vietnam. The scuttlebutt at Khe Shan, the isolated outpost eight miles from the Laotian border, was that the war was winding down. No one actually believed that. The Marines were supporting combat...
  • In Watts, a Girl Scout uniform levels playing field for young girls

    In Watts, a Girl Scout uniform levels playing field for young girls
    Outside the police station in South Los Angeles, a group of girls assembled, colorful boxes in tow. "Do you want to buy some cookies?" "Delicious cookies!" They called out, crowding passers-by and, in their excitement, forgetting the pitches their...
  • BFF program for all 5th grade girls - how to thwart a bully

    BFF program for all 5th grade girls - how to thwart a bully
    On Saturday, June 1, from 1 to 4 p.m., Girl Scouts of the Colonial Coast will present a special program, BFF, for ALL girls in Grade 5 -- non-Girl Scouts included -- at Warwick High School in Newport News. Guest speaker is Ariane Aramburo, host of the...
  • 2013 ALMA Awards – date, time, channel

     
    What: 2013 ALMA Awards When and Where: Friday, Sept. 27, live at 10pm ET on MSNBC About: Eva Longoria returns to co-host the ALMA Awards (American Latino Media Arts Awards) when the 2013 ALMA Awards ceremony airs as a live, one-hour special on MSNBC....
  • More after-Christmas clearance and other weekend deals

    More after-Christmas clearance and other weekend deals
    Now that two full weeks have passed since Christmas, we're getting into the really low prices for the leftover decorations, artificial Christmas trees and leg lamp window posters. My CVS went 75% off earlier this week, but other locations should do that...
  • Girl Scout Cookies and other sweets offer confusing labeling on trans fats

    Girl Scout Cookies and other sweets offer confusing labeling on trans fats
    Girl Scout Cookies, whose ordering season finished last week in the Chicago area, came with an extra pledge this year. For the first time ever, the scouts could promise that the majority of the cookies on the order form — five of eight varieties &#...
  • Youth can learn the power to make a difference

    In late November and early December, I attended the two-week United Nations Climate Change Conference in Durban, South Africa. I was selected to represent the Girl Scouts of the USA as part of a youth delegation for the World Assn. of Girl Guides and Girl...