Girl Scouts In the News: April 2010 Archives

There's a really entertaining article in The New York Times on Girl Scouts in NYC's elite private schools.  Initially, it made me think of the movie Troop Beverly Hills when I saw the article.

 

The girls are doing things like Project Runway, and learning about skin care from a dermatologist.  It's funny that Girl Scouts isn't appealing to some of the more "sophisticated" parents as one principal pointed out.

 

On the surface, it's probably pretty different than the Girl Scout experience we're used to in southern Alabama, but as you read the article and look at the pictures, you see the girls are just like our girls...  I'd recommend checking this out to not only parents, but girls, too.

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You might be one of our moms wondering if your daughter is ready for camp... United Way of Baldwin County recently featured an article about Girl Scout camp written by Girl Scout volunteer, Cori Yonge. The article, aimed at helping parents decide if their daughter was ready for camp, gave parents tips on making the camp decision. The informative article offered advice and answered questions even returning campers parents might have.  Thank you Cori for writing this article and increasing awareness of Girl Scouts!

Here are the facts: 90% of girls say the media places a lot of pressure on girls to be thin. 46% of girls think that the fashion industry does a good job of representing people of all races and ethnicities. 55% of teenage girls admit they diet to lose weight, and 37% know a girl with an eating disorder.

 

A bill that supports media literacy programs, promotes research on the effect of media images and encourages the adoption of voluntary guidelines to promote healthier media images for young people was recently introduced to congress. The bill, the Healthy Media For Youth Act (H.R. 4925), was written by Girl Scouts and introduced to Congress by Representatives Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV). Contact your U.S. representative and encourage him or her to become a Voice for Girls and support H.R. 4925. GSUSA has created a draft email for your use. You can edit this to reflect your reasons on why this issue is important to you.  


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