Girl Scouts In the News: January 2010 Archives

troop9318.bmpTroop 9318 was recently recognized by TerraCycle for their recycling efforts. The troop has been collecting Kashi packages since April 2009 as a part of the Kashi Package Brigade. The troop, who also participates in the Candy Wrapper Brigade, the Cookie Wrapper Brigade, the Toasted Chips Brigade and the Drink Pouch Brigade, tries to recycle at every chance they can. The troop recently just created benches for one of the Girl Scout camps made completely of recycled wood. Troop leader, Tracey Brown, said "What better way to live by the Girl Scout Law than by recycling and reusing!" The troop leaders also motivated the girls by letting them choose a gift of upcycled TerraCycle produced once they contributed 100 pieces of packaging to the brigade. Aside from having a lot of material to collect, they can also appreciate what their efforts are helping to create. Way to go, Troop 9318!

Girls everywhere are working on making the world a better place. Girl Scouts of the Chesapeake Bay Council recently built an energy efficient and environmentally friendly Science and Technology lodge in Hockessin, Del. It is the first building in Delaware to be awarded the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) award. 

 

The LEED certification was developed by the U.S. Green building council. This certification is internationally recognized and proves a building was designed and built to be more environmentally and energy efficient. The facility improves energy savings, water efficiency, reduces CO2 emissions, and promotes awareness of the impact of resources on environment. Delaware Gov. Jack Markell stated, "The new building will help our environment by reducing pollution and help the Girl Scouts by reducing their energy costs."  Way to go, Girl Scouts!

The Girl Scout Cookie Sale has officially begun, and our local media is doing a great job to help promote it!  We've had calls from all around the council, and hopefully this will help increase your girls' success in the program.  Here's a sampling of what our local media is saying about the sale:

LiteMix 99.9 in Mobile had Press Rep Maggie on their morning show: http://www.litemix.com/cc-common/mainheadlines3.html?feed=137696&article=6552311

·         Lu Valentino at WABB in Mobile is promoting the sale: http://www.wabb.com/luvalentinoblog/blogentry.aspx?BlogEntryID=10078082

·         Girl Scout Cookies Rich in History and Flavor by the Dothan Eagle: http://www2.dothaneagle.com/dea/lifestyles/local/article/girl_scout_cookies_rich_in_history_and_flavor/119932/ 

·         Girl Scout Cookies on sale January 5 in the Selma Times-Journal: http://www.selmatimesjournal.com/news/2009/dec/28/girl-scout-cookies-sale-jan-5/

·         Pre-orders for Girl Scout Cookies available now in Opelika-Auburn Now: http://www2.oanow.com/oan/news/local/article/pre-orders_for_girl_scout_cookies_available_now/120051/

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