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Girl Scouts of the USA

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Top Girl Scouts of the USA Articles

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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Women, girls herald Scouting's 100th anniversary

    Women, girls herald Scouting's 100th anniversary
    Soon after Melissa Contri gave birth to twin daughters 11 years ago, she looked up at her mother, who was in the delivery room, and said, "Mom, in five years they can be in Girl Scouts!" And why not? After all, Melissa had been a Scout, and her mother,...
  • Don't forget to put your flag out

    June 14 was Flag Day. I put my flag out early, as I do every day. In driving from North Glendale to downtown, I counted the number of flags displayed on homes, mainly on residential streets. I counted seven. What is wrong with people? Don’t...
  • Barbara Jan Yahn (BeGe)

    Barbara Jan Yahn (BeGe)
    Barbara Jan Yahn (BeGe), 81, of Newport Beach passed away on July 7, 2012 BeGe was born on New Years day in 1931 in Beverly Hills to Ruby and Francis Goldthwaite and had one older brother, Richard. She attended Anoakia School in Arcadia, International...