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Girl Scouts Escape
an Approaching Alligator
Sep 14, 2023 1:42 PM CDT
Girl Scouts Escape an Approaching Alligator
Troop leader put herself between reptile and girls at Texas park
- "I always say I would do anything for them," says Girl Scout troop leader Nichole Glenn. "Now, I definitely know I would do anything for them." Glenn put herself between a member of her troop and a huge alligator as it moved toward the girls on...
to See Rockettes
Dec 21, 2022 12:10 PM CST
Mom's Attempt to See Rockettes Stymied by Facial Recognition
Kelly Conlon says she was booted from Radio City Music Hall because of where she works
- A mother and attorney from New Jersey is warning about powerful companies' use of facial recognition to target perceived enemies after the technology helped get her kicked out of a show at New York City's Radio City Music Hall. Kelly Conlon was escorting a Girl Scouts troop to a...
Gives Girl Scouts
Its Biggest Gift Ever
Oct 18, 2022 11:41 AM CDT
MacKenzie Scott Gives Girl Scouts Its Biggest Gift Ever
Philanthropist donates more than $84M to group
- Philanthropist MacKenzie Scott donated $84.5 million to Girl Scouts of the USA and 29 of its local branches, the 110-year-old organization said Tuesday, calling it a vote of confidence. "Her support of our organization means honestly just as much as the donation," Sofia Chang, CEO of GSUSA,...
Girl Scouts Honor Young Victim
Killed Trying to Call 911
Jun 2, 2022 3:47 PM CDT
Girl Scouts Honor Young Victim Killed Trying to Call 911
Organization presents family of Amerie Jo Garza with Bronze Star for risking her life to save others
- Amerie Jo Garza was proud of the Girl Scout badges she'd earned. At her funeral on Tuesday, the organization demonstrated its pride in the 10-year-old girl who was shot to death in a Uvalde, Texas, classroom while trying to call for help. The Girl Scouts of Southwest Texas announced...
Judge Tosses Girl Scouts' Suit
Arguing Branding Confusion
Apr 7, 2022 6:45 PM CDT
Judge Tosses Girl Scouts' Suit Arguing Branding Confusion
Boy Scouts can avoid gender references by using 'scouting,' ruling says
: The Girl Scouts have lost the legal argument that its brand and recruiting efforts have been damaged by the wording used by Boy Scouts in marketing. Because Boy Scouts are entitled to leave gender out of it by using "scouting" and similar terms, "there are no issues...
Girl Scouts Have 15M
Tasty Problems This Year
Jun 14, 2021 10:00 AM CDT
Girl Scouts Have 15M Tasty Problems This Year
Pandemic has led to a glut of unsold boxes of cookies
- The Girl Scouts have an unusual problem this year: 15 million boxes of unsold cookies. The 109-year-old organization says the coronavirus—not thinner demand for Thin Mints—is the main culprit, per the AP . As the pandemic wore into the spring selling season, many troops nixed their traditional cookie booths...
Virginia Girl Scouts Embrace
New Tech to Deliver Cookies
Apr 29, 2021 1:24 PM CDT
Virginia Girl Scouts Embrace New Tech to Deliver Cookies
They're using drones by Google affiliate Wing
- Missing out on Thin Mints in the pandemic? A Google affiliate is using drones to deliver Girl Scout cookies to doorsteps in a Virginia community, per the AP . The town of Christiansburg has been a testing ground for commercial delivery drones operated by Wing, a subsidiary of Google's corporate...
Girl Sells 32K Boxes
of Girl Scout Cookies:
'Nothing Is Impossible'
Apr 1, 2021 10:40 AM CDT
Girl Sells 32K Boxes of Girl Scout Cookies: 'Nothing Is Impossible'
Cancer survivor Lilly Bumpus, 8, also collected 5.2K donated boxes; some will go to other survivors
- The 2020 season for Girl Scout Cookie sales was cut short , but the 2021 season was, in a word, "insane." That's according to Trish Bauer, whose 8-year-old daughter just smashed the national record for most boxes sold in a single season, per the
San Jose Mercury News
Congratulatory Post for Barrett
Touches Off an Online Fury
Oct 29, 2020 6:05 PM CDT
Congratulatory Post for Barrett Touches Off an Online Fury
Girl Scouts take down sentiment after objections
- A tweet by the Girl Scouts congratulating new Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett drew such outrage that the youth organization swiftly deleted it—only to draw a new backlash from Barrett's supporters. The original tweet, posted Wednesday evening, said, "Congratulations Amy Coney Barrett on becoming the 5th...
Unsold Girl Scout Cookies
Lead to Federal Relief
Apr 27, 2020 10:45 AM CDT
Unsold Girl Scout Cookies Lead to Federal Relief
Alaskan council gets an emergency loan
- It may not be the first business you think of when it comes to coronavirus shutdowns, but the sale of Girl Scout Cookies was cut short amid the outbreak. And in Alaska anyway, that has resulted in federal relief through a Paycheck Protection Program loan, reports the
Anchorage Daily News
9 Girl Scouts Were Camping
When the Ground Came Alive
Jul 27, 2019 1:30 PM CDT
9 Girl Scouts Were Camping When the Ground Came Alive
2 were injured and held overnight in a Minnesota hospital
- A camping trip took a terrifying turn Friday when nine Girl Scouts were hit by lightning in the Minnesota wilderness, ABC News reports. The group was in St. Louis County near the Canadian border when heavy storms rolled in and electrostatic discharge lashed out of the sky. "The lead...
Jun 25, 2019 6:28 PM CDT
Girl Scout Hike Ends in Tragedy
Isabelle Meyer, 11, was hit and killed by a falling tree
- Isabelle Meyer was hiking along a gravel road with three others at a southern Indiana Girl Scouts campground Monday morning when a tree suddenly fell on the group, killing the 11-year-old. "They were there to have a good time," an emotional Perry County Sheriff Alan Malone said during...
To Hide Missing
Girl Scout Cash,
Dad Went to
Apr 4, 2019 9:35 AM CDT
To Hide Missing Girl Scout Cash, Dad Went to Extremes: Cops
Brian Couture accused of faking burglary in Oregon
- Brian Couture has missed his shot at "father of the year" in the eyes of Oregon police, who say he staged a burglary to hide the theft of $740 his daughter raised selling Girl Scout cookies. Couture, 40, was found unresponsive in his Forest Grove home on March 6...
Guy Who Spent $540
on Girl Scout Cookies
Arrested by DEA
Feb 27, 2019 6:11 AM CST
Guy Who Spent $540 on Girl Scout Cookies Arrested by DEA
SC man had been under surveillance for months
- So much for
feel-good story: The Drug Enforcement Administration says it has arrested Detric Lee McGowan, the South Carolina man who spent $540 on cookies to get a group of Girl Scouts out of the cold. Investigators say the 46-year-old could afford to be generous: He was allegedly involved...
Man Drops $540 on Cookies
to Get Girl Scouts Out of Cold
Feb 26, 2019 7:44 AM CST
Man Drops $540 on Cookies to Get Girl Scouts Out of Cold
SC's Troop 1574 'stood there in shock'
- A $540 cookie purchase has warmed Girl Scouts in more ways than one. After two hours on Friday of standing in 34-degree cold outside a store in Greenville, SC, Troop 1574 still had plenty of cookies to sell, reports
. That's when a man who'd already purchased...
Girl Scouts to Boy Scouts: You
Have to Keep the Word 'Boy'
Nov 7, 2018 5:33 AM CST
Girl Scouts to Boy Scouts: You Have to Keep the Word 'Boy'
GSUSA claims trademark infringement in new suit over gender-neutral 'scouts'
- The Boy Scouts program will soon have a new name, and a more "inclusive nature" as it allows girls into its ranks, but its sister group is rankled over the whole rebrand. Per MarketWatch and
, a complaint filed by the Girl Scouts of the USA on Tuesday in...
Cops: Driver in Girl Scouts
Crash Was 'Huffing'
Nov 5, 2018 1:01 PM CST
Cops: Driver in Girl Scouts Crash Was 'Huffing'
Colton Treu told police he was inhaling chemical vapors before crash that killed 4
- Police think they know why the driver of a pickup veered off the road Saturday morning and struck a group of Girl Scouts with fatal consequences : Authorities in Wisconsin's Chippewa County say Colton Treu, 21, admitted that he was huffing—or inhaling chemical vapors—shortly before the crash that...
Pickup Kills 3 Girl Scouts,
Adult Picking Up Trash
Nov 4, 2018 5:30 AM CST
Pickup Kills 3 Girl Scouts, Adult Picking Up Trash
Another girl is in critical condition in Wisconsin
- It's another hard-to-fathom road accident involving kids . A pickup truck in rural Wisconsin veered off the road Saturday morning and struck a group of Girl Scouts and their chaperones who were picking up trash, reports the NBC News . Three fourth-graders and one adult woman were killed, and a fourth...
After 'Incredibly Fun'
Deliberations, a New
Name for Boy Scouts
May 2, 2018 10:00 AM CDT
After 'Incredibly Fun' Deliberations, a New Name for Boy Scouts
Coming in February: Scouts BSA
- For 108 years, the Boy Scouts of America's flagship program has been known simply as the Boy Scouts. With girls soon entering the ranks, the group announced a new name: Scouts BSA. The change will take effect next February, reports the AP . Chief Scout Executive Mike Surbaugh said many...
Feb 7, 2018 7:13 PM CST
Girl Scout Takes Huge Advantage of California's Legal Weed
She sold 312 boxes of cookies in just 6 hours
- An enterprising young Girl Scout showed a natural instinct for capitalism when she set up outside a California marijuana dispensary last Friday and sold over 300 boxes of cookies in just six hours, KGTV reports. But she may have also broken the rules. The unidentified scout started getting attention after...
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