The 411 on the new Girl Scout logo
By: Leka G.
In 1978, Saul Bass, a graphic designer, created a Girl Scout logo that we have used for the past 32 years. Just recently, the logo was slightly changed; the lips open, the noses higher and the most noticeable, added bangs. Though many think the new logo looks better, some disagree. They believe the bangs make it look “awkward” or the change does not even look like bangs. Girl Scouts of the USA has even changed the color palette, as it will “revitalize and energize the brand.”
Girl Scouts has also added new bags for when you sell cookies door to door. For more information on all this, visit:
Michelle Obama and Girl Scouts team up
By: Eilidh G.
This past summer, Michelle Obama, our First Lady, partnered up with Girl Scouts for her Let’s Read. Let’s Move. initiative which seeks to get America’s youth more engaged in reading and in physical activity through community service. Mrs. Obama has challenged Girl Scouts to read more, to exercise more and to encourage others to do the same. This initiative also collaborates with the United We Serve organization. Girls are encouraged to track their progress along with that of their friends on the Girl Scouts website.
As the First Lady, Michelle Obama serves as the honorary National President of Girl Scouts, which is a tradition that originated with former First Lady, Lou Henry Hoover back in1929.
For more information about the Let’s Read. Let’s Move. initiative, go to http://www.girlscouts.org/readmove/.
Volunteering with a passion
By: Stephanie G.
Do you volunteer? If so then this is for you! If not, get started and join the fun!
I think volunteering gives you the opportunity to make a difference. The main reason I volunteer is because I don't like to see someone in the need of help. We all need a little guidance and sometimes a hand to hold.
I had been volunteering for awhile when I found this awesome award you could earn from volunteering, The Presidential Volunteer Services Award. In order to earn a President's Volunteer Service Award, an individual and or group must keep a record of their volunteer service hours. The mandatory hours are different for kids and adults. There are different award levels, Bronze, Silver, Gold and the President's Call to Service Award. Kids and adults must log at least 4,000 volunteer hours for the President's Call to Service Award. The award includes: an official President's Volunteer Service Award pin, a personalized Certificate of Achievement, a note of congratulations from the President of the United States and a letter from the President's Council on Service and Civic Participation.
I am honored to say that I have earned my Gold Presidential Award. I am now working for my President's Call to Service Award. If you would like to find more information on this award please check out http://www.presidentialserviceawards.gov.
In the beginning of 2010 I formed my own foundation! I wanted give the opportunity to others to join me in making a difference. My foundation always needs volunteers. The name of it is The CBA Foundation. I named it this because I feel that with anything you need to conceive a dream, believe in it and then achieve it. If you would like to check out my website and join in on helping making a difference go to http://www.thecbafoundation.com. We always need people like you for help. Look out for upcoming events!
When volunteering, you need to do it not because it makes you feel good but because you really want to make a difference. When you really want something, the effect is larger in the end. I don't keep volunteering for all of the pins and awards but because I really truly want to help make a difference. I have learned so many things from volunteering and have had so many great experiences.
Volunteering gives you a different way to look at things, suddenly a bad hair day or even a blemish on your face isn't all that horrible. I hope you have the same experience. Start helping making a difference today!
It's Girl Scout cookie time!
How much do you know about the history our famous Girl Scout treats?
Test your knowledge with our quick quiz and then hit the kitchen and try out one of the early Girl Scout Cookie recipes.
- When did Girl Scouts start selling cookies?
- What was the first type of cookie sold?
a. Thin Mints
c. Sugar Cookies
- What was the price for a dozen cookies in 1922?
d. 1 dollar
An early Girl Scout® recipe
1 cup butter
1 cup sugar plus additional amount for topping (optional)
2 tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking powder
Cream butter and the cup of sugar; add well-beaten eggs, then milk, vanilla, flour, salt, and baking powder. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour. Roll dough, cut into trefoil shapes, and sprinkle sugar on top, if desired. Bake in a quick oven (375°) for approximately 8 to 10 minutes or until the edges begin to brown. Makes six- to seven-dozen cookies.
LGG at work
In October, the LGG staff joined Georgia Tech’s OPA sorority for a park clean up project.
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