Wednesday, January 9, 2013
It's the season of all things sweet, savory and Thin Mint, which means readers need to track down their nearest Girl Scout Troop to place orders for their fix.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
Wednesday, January 9
By Jeff Graveline It's time to stock up on your favorite Girl Scout cookies. Not sure where to buy them near you? You can plug your ZIP code into the cookie finder on the Scouts' website to find out. Can't remember which variety you like best? When in doubt, buy a bunch—or check out the Cookie Guide. And just in case you were wondering just where all that cookie money goes, we did our homework. According to the Girl Scouts of the United States of America, all of the revenue earned from cookie activities stays with the local Girl Scout council that sponsors the sale. This includes the portion that goes directly to the group selling cookies. Councils use their cookie revenue to supply essential services to troops, groups and individual …
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
How far have women advanced since Girl Scouts started 100 years ago?
Monday marked the 100th birthday of Girl Scouts. What an incredible accomplishment for a superior organization. All month, I've been thinking about how far we've come. In 1912, women weren't allowed to vote in any but five states. That right didn't come for another eight long years. (Comparatively, eight years is long enough to birth a child who grows old enough to complain how uncool his parents are.) In 1912, women were considered the property of men and relied on fathers and husbands to survive. Employment, if any, was domestic: cooks and servants. Social classes were paramount. The movie Titanic was staged in 1912, lest we forget the scene where the poor Irish mother quietly rocked her two babies to death. At the same time that …
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Some girls also received bronze awards for developing a reading and writing program for younger students.
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Wild Rose Elementary School in St Charles hosted its third annual Girl Scout Bridging Ceremony on May 20. First-grade Daisies bridged to Brownies, third-grade Brownies bridged to Juniors and fifth-grade Juniors bridged to Cadettes. Fifth Grade Junior Troop 4253 members earned their Bronze awards, which is the highest award possible for Junior Girl Scouts. To earn this award, they developed the “Read With Me, Write With Me” program for use by students in kindergarten through second grades at Wild Rose. Get St. Charles news through your favorite social media. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.