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Smithville School was devastated in the April 27 tornado.  Students will finish out the school year in makeshift classrooms at Hatley School and the Advanced Learning Center in Becker.   Join Girl Scouts North Monroe Service Unit is collecting school supplies to help these students on Sunday, May 1 at 2:30 PM DC Cinema in Amory, MS.     Needed school supply items:   dry erase markers pens & pencils loose leaf paper... Read More
Posted by Kristen Posey-Russell at Friday, April 29, 2011 | 1 comments

Healthy MEdia to Launch Today

Geena Davis, Academy Award-winning Actor and Founder of the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media, and Deborah Taylor Tate, former FCC Commissioner, today joined together to launch Healthy MEdia: Commission for Positive Images of Women and Girls. Joined by Commission members, media partners, and teenage Girl Scouts, Davis and Tate launched the Commission saying: "We are proud to join together to transform how we approach gender equality and images of women and girls in the... Read More
Posted by Kristen Posey-Russell at Wednesday, April 27, 2011 | 0 comments

Girl Scouts Featured in The Daily News

“Calling All Girl Scouts”   JEREMY PARK Special to The Daily News   Last week we spotlighted the Dorothy Day House of Hospitality, which is providing homeless families with free, temporary housing and the means to re-establish their independence.  This week let us discuss a local organization, preparing to celebrate its 100th Anniversary and widely known for building girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place: Girl Scouts Heart... Read More
Posted by Kristen Posey-Russell at Thursday, April 21, 2011 | 0 comments

Help Girl Scouts Meet Their Challenge & Change Goal.

From Girl Scouts in Benton and Decatur Counties: We are girls participating in the Girl Scout Challenge and Change Project.  The information that we are providing focuses on a challenge that we all may potentially face someday in the near future.  We want at least a million individuals to accept our challenge, and change their future by being prepared for major earthquakes. The Great Central U.S. ShakeOut will also allow people to practice how to protect themselves when... Read More
Posted by Kristen Posey-Russell at Monday, April 18, 2011 | 0 comments

Beloved Girl Scout is Remembered

On Sunday, April 10, Girl Scouts Heart of the South lost a valued member of our Girl Scout family.   Margaret “Peggy” Jamieson, a Girl Scout mom, troop leader, council employee, avid council volunteer and grandmother of a Girl Scout, dedicated her life to Girl Scouting. Believing in the Girl Scout mission Peggy had been a pillar within the council for nearly 50 years.   “She was an avid camper and always willing to help other troops meet the requirements so that... Read More
Posted by Kristen Posey-Russell at Wednesday, April 13, 2011 | 6 comments

Girl Scouts Make Significant Brand Equity Gains in 2011

According to the 2011 Harris Poll EquiTrend Study , the non-profit sector shows improvement in brand equity, despite some high profile missteps. Overall, the non-profit sector has continued to show improvement in brand equity among consumers since 2007. Girl Scouts of the USA is among several non-profit organizations that have demonstrated strong brand equity gains this year, a list which also includes American Diabetes Association, American Heart Association, American... Read More
Posted by Kristen Posey-Russell at Wednesday, April 6, 2011 | 0 comments

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