Stories tagged with: Girl scouts

August 23, 2014 - 5:42pm
1 year 44 weeks ago

What combines rockets, archery, and obstacle courses? It's the Scouts.

From 1:00p.m. to 4:00p.m. Saturday afternoon, current and potential Boy and Girl Scouts attended a Scout About at dillon state park.

"The purpose of the event is to, build up interest in girl scouting and boy scouting and let people know that were around that were very active in the community and its a lot of fun," said Lindsay Collett of the Girl Scouts.

Jeff Pickett of the Boy Scouts...

February 4, 2014 - 12:06pm
2 years 20 weeks ago

Everyone has a favorite Girl Scout Cookie whether its Thin Mints, Tag-A-Long's or Savannah Smiles.

Now is the time to start stocking up on your favorite of the eight flavors as the Girl Scout Cookie Sale is underway. The sale helps the girls develop skills that will support them through life including goal setting, decision making, money management, business ethics and people skills.

"Our mission is to develop girls of courage, confidence and characters to make the world a...

September 7, 2013 - 6:00pm
2 years 42 weeks ago

The Girl Scouts took over Dillon State Park for their 2013 Friends and Fun Day.

Girls were able to try their hand at archery while others sampled items from their food catalog. There were different activities going on throughout the park for the community to get involved in.

"We also have these things called swaps where they do little activities for everybody. We also have field day games like egg carry, three legged race, ring toss and then we also have a first aid skill-a-...

April 1, 2013 - 11:26am
3 years 13 weeks ago

Some local girl scouts learn what it takes to be a leader.

The scouts are taking part in a three day leadership journey that uses activities to teach them the skills they need to be successful. The event focuses on working as a team. It began Friday with outdoor team activities.

"I think for the girls it's making friends. They learn the skills. They make new friends. A lot of these girls didn't even know each other when they got here and a lot of them were exchanging numbers...

January 12, 2013 - 2:37pm
3 years 24 weeks ago

Be on the lookout for Girl Scouts as they start selling some of the most famous cookies around.

Whether it's Tag-a-longs, Thin Mints or Samoas this time of year Girl Scouts have your favorites.

Saturday, they kicked off their annual cookie drive in a fun way by having a cookie recipe relay, making a craft to show their selling goal and even a cookie tasting.

"Part of the proceeds will stay in the troops," said Regional Director Kendra O'Reilly. "The other...

September 15, 2012 - 6:00pm
3 years 41 weeks ago

Two girl scouts are hoping to put a smile on the faces of suffering children.

Paige Stillion and Jasmine Jewell are working on their Girl Scout Silver Award but they aren't simply focused on achieving recognition, they also want to help burn victims. Their goal is to raise funds for burn unit patients and raise awareness for fire safety. They came up with the idea after local girl Payten Newell was badly burned in an accident last June.

"We"ve spent a lot of hours...

April 1, 2012 - 4:56pm
4 years 12 weeks ago

Area Girl Scouts are giving back to the community...

The Heart of Muskingum Service Unit gathered at Zanesville High School on Saturday to continue the organization's 100 year anniversary. Service Unit Manager Debbie Poulton said the celebration focused on ways to serve others.

"We have Salvation Army, that we're doing the craft bags for the people there. We have bookmarks and everything for the residents of Cedar Hill. And we have, just, we're trying to give back for 100...

March 24, 2012 - 5:33pm
4 years 14 weeks ago

Girl Scouts hit the century-old mark this month and the celebration continues...

Girl Scouts from the River Valley Service Unit recognized the milestone with a birthday tea party Saturday afternoon. Service Unit Co-Manager Joy French said the organization celebrates its birthday like anyone else would.

"They're making friendship knots and they're making paper dolls that are in a traditional uniform. They brought gifts with them to donate as part of the birthday party that...

March 12, 2012 - 5:35pm
4 years 15 weeks ago

A well-known organization celebrates 100 years...

Girl Scouts of the USA hit the century old mark Monday. Regional Director Kendra O'Reilly said 100 years is a big deal for them, and she's glad that local Girl Scouts could celebrate together.

"Today we've invited local girls, alumni, people who have been Girl Scouts in the past, and community members to come join us to celebrate our 100th anniversary," said O'Reilly.

Girls participated in games and activities...

February 9, 2012 - 7:42pm
4 years 20 weeks ago

A girl scout's good deed is going a long way.

Seven-year-old Julia Gantzer wanted to do something special for our men and women serving overseas in Afghanistan.  Her mother Sarah said Julia asked her girl scout troop to raise enough money for 100 boxes of cookies, but then she had another idea.

"I wanted to talk to the pawn stars," said Julia.

Julia wrote a letter to the television show "Pawn Stars", and the cast agreed to donate $2,000 to the...

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