Friday, April 16, 2010

Englewood Girl Scouts Celebrate Thinking Day!

Englewood Girl Scouts celebrate World Thinking Day

Girl Scout troops in Englewood gathered to celebrate World Thinking Day on February 23rd. Created in 1926 at the fourth Girl Guide/Girl Scout International Conference, Thinking Day is a time when Girl Scouts and Girl Guides all around the world think of each other, give thanks and appreciation to their "sister" Girl Scouts, and share their hopes for world peace. World Thinking Day offers Girl Scouts an opportunity to learn more about the world around them through activities that increase cultural awareness and emphasize the positive similarities between Girl Scouts and Girl Guides throughout the world.

To celebrate World Thinking Day, more than 100 Girl Scouts and adult volunteers from Troops 38, 75, 93, 208, 291, 411, 511, 538 and 565 learned about the United Kingdom, Mexico, Italy, France, Japan, and Switzerland. Pictured are some Girl Scout Juniors with a display on the United Kingdom created by Troop 208

Because the theme for this year’s international event emphasized ending world hunger, girls brought donations of nonperishable food items to donate to Englewood Helping Hands. Pictured are just some of the donations collected at the event.
-- By Niki LeVasseur, Troop Leader and Service Unit Manager

Girl Scout Junior Troop 925 collects Toys for Tots

Great Job Girls! Way to Take Action!

Julia Forkgen honored by the Women's Leadership Initiative!

Congratulations to Julia Forkgen who was selected to receive one of five Women’s Leadership Initiative, United Way of Manatee County “Heart to Heart” awards.

Julia is being recognized for her strives to make a difference and give back to the community through the contribution of time, talent and treasure .

The mission of the Women’s Leadership Initiative, United Way of Manatee County is to “Invest in the Youth in Our Community. In addition to this, one of the 4 goals of WLI is to celebrate the diversity of women in our community.

This year's Honorees include:

Julia Forkgen who gives generously of her time.
Marianne Moyer who gives generously of her time.
Sandy Groseclose who puts her great talents to use in numerous ways.
Barbara Johnson who is a treasure and shares unselfishly with others.
Kaycee Wells who is tomorrow’s face of leadership among women.

Girl Scouts in Lee County participate in Census Kick Off!

Girl Scout Junior and Cadette Troops 560 and 886 performed a Flag Ceremony for the 2010 Census Kick Off in Lee County! Did you mail in your form yet?

Girl Scout Junior Troop 353 promotes the Girl Scout Cookie Sale on WINK News!

Girl Scout Junior Troop 353 joined the news crew at WINK News for a Girl Scout Cookie Tasting and get the word out about the Girl Scout Cookie Sale!

Girl Scout Program Staff attend conference about TAKE ACTION

Program Staff Member Amy Gainey and Julia Onnie-Hay learned all about how to incorporate TAKE ACTION into more programs to guarantee the full Girl Scout Leadership Experience to every girl at GSUSA's Macy Training Center. They may also have gotten into a snow ball fight...