Stories tagged: Girl Scouts
Sun., May 27, 2018, 5 a.m.
CEOs of local Boy Scout and Girl Scout groups show leadership is gender neutral
Eighteen months ago when Karen Meier took the helm of Boy Scouts of America Inland Northwest Council, she became one of just six female Scout executives in the organization, and …
Mon., March 12, 2018, 9:05 a.m.
Girl Scouts victims of crimes during cookie sale season
Several Washington Girl Scouts troops have been targets of crime during this cookie sale season including an attempted armed robbery.
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 18, 2018, 5:32 p.m.
Mead High’s Miranda Reed is a go-getter balancing school, volunteerism and Girl Scout cookie sales
A Mead High School junior has somehow learned to balance the demands of a 4.0 student, myriad school activities and community involvement to become the queen of the Girl Scout …
Sat., Jan. 13, 2018, 12:25 p.m.
Girl Scouts join fight over bridge named for segregationist
Lawmakers can expect face-to-face meetings with Girl Scouts from across Georgia next month at the state Capitol, where the young scouts plan on treating legislators to a milk-and-cookie reception.
Sat., Oct. 14, 2017
Christine M. Flowers: Girl Scouts have every right to be mad
The idea that we don’t need to acknowledge a child’s sexual or gender identity before they even hit puberty has gone out the window, along with common sense.
UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 12, 2017, 3:21 p.m.
It’s Boy Scouts vs. Girl Scouts as BSA moves to admit girls
Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts pledge to be friendly and helpful. But their parent organizations may find that promise hard to keep as they head into a potentially bitter competition …
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 11, 2017, 10:42 p.m.
In historic change, Boy Scouts to let girls in some programs
In its latest momentous policy shift, the Boy Scouts of America will admit girls into the Cub Scouts starting next year and establish a new program for older girls based …
Sat., Aug. 26, 2017
Scouting groups should bury the hatchet
An obvious solution to consider is a merger, which would assure strong membership and reflect social change.
Wed., Aug. 23, 2017, 5:21 p.m.
Girl Scouts accuse Boy Scouts of covertly recruiting girls
Inflaming a century-old and mostly cordial rivalry, the president of the Girl Scouts of the USA is accusing the Boy Scouts of seeking to covertly recruit girls into their programs …
Sun., May 7, 2017
Mary Sanchez: Girl Scouts unfairly trapped by politics
Nowhere does the organization Girl Scouts of the USA take a position on abortion or birth control, nor does it endorse political candidates.
UPDATED: Thu., March 16, 2017, 1:55 p.m.
It’s Thin Mint time!
Booth sales of Girl Scout cookies start Monday in the Inland Northwest.
Mon., Oct. 24, 2016, 4:03 p.m.
General Mills milks Girl Scout Cookie popularity with cereal
If you just can’t get enough of Girl Scout Cookies, rejoice – you can soon have them for breakfast.
Wed., May 11, 2016, 3:28 p.m.
Girl Scouts build greenhouses for Progress Elementary School
The greenhouse project will count toward the Girl Scouts’ Bronze Award, which honors groups who complete projects that benefit the community.
Wed., April 6, 2016, 8:12 p.m.
Girl Scout member’s project would provide Millwood with ‘Welcome’ sign
Emma Porter, 18, is working with the city of Millwood to place a “Millwood Welcomes You” sign at the northeast corner of Trent Avenue and Argonne Road for her Girl …
Fri., Feb. 19, 2016, 11:41 a.m.
St. Louis archbishop seeks to cut ties with Girl Scouts
St. Louis Archbishop Robert Carlson is urging priests to sever ties with the Girl Scouts, saying the organization promotes values “incompatible” with Catholic teachings.
Mon., Feb. 8, 2016, 10:48 a.m.
House panel introduces Girl Scout sales tax bill
Idaho Girl Scouts would get a tax break on each box of Thin Mints under legislation introduced in a House committee.
Thu., Oct. 8, 2015
Girls Scouts make ‘distraction toys’ for police to give to children
Officers can use the toys for children who end up in their custody after domestic disputes or accidents
Wed., Feb. 5, 2014
Fresh Sheet: Bruncheon opens in Kendall Yards
Chef Adam Hegsted’s new diner is opening today at Kendall Yards. The Yards Bruncheon is a light and airy eatery with chrome-trimmed booths and a walk-up espresso window.
Thu., June 20, 2013
Help everyone get in the pool with donation
The pools are open, but a lot of kids aren’t swimming. The Spokane Parks Foundation’s Make A Splash in a Kid’s Life campaign gave out 210 pool passes in 45 …
Thu., June 6, 2013
Scout pursues skills, dreams
Jason Bernardi is an aspiring engineer. Or maybe a DJ. But then again, he might be a race car driver. The dreams of this 11-year-old Spokane boy are endless. Wednesday …
Thu., April 5, 2012
Girl Scouts raise funds for Millwood pool
Monday afternoons are busy at the Porter house. That’s when members of Girl Scout Troop 2436 meet to work on their biggest project to date – raising money to save …
Thu., Jan. 5, 2012
Art class teaches creativity with community in mind
On a gray December morning, splashes of color warmed and brightened the Lied Art Center at Whitworth University. The color came in the form of rugs crafted by students in …
Thu., Nov. 10, 2011
Girl Scouts ramp up fundraising
Say “Girl Scouts” and people are likely to answer with “cookies, camp and crafts.” Everyone wants their Samoas or Thin Mints when cookie time comes around, and most organizations would …
Thu., June 23, 2011
Girl Scouts’ Camp Four Echoes gets new director
The Girl Scouts recently hired Jayn Courchaine as the seasonal camp director at Camp Four Echoes on Lake Coeur d’Alene. According to a press release from the Girl Scouts, Courchaine …
Fri., May 13, 2011
County parks rely on volunteers
Spokane County parks officials are preparing for summer with the assumption that last year’s budget crunch is the new normal. Parks Director Doug Chase is planning a more sustainable austerity …
Sat., March 26, 2011
PARMA, Ohio – The Girl Scouts were selling their cookies the old-fashioned way, pulling a creaky-wheeled red wagon laden with Thin Mints and Samoas down a suburban street. But the …
Sat., Jan. 29, 2011
Scouts craft self-image lesson plan for middle school girls
Girl Scouts Courtney Ramsey and Sadie Perry were recently awarded the Gold Award, the highest honor given by the Girl Scout organization. The prestigious award required a minimum of 90 …
Fri., Dec. 24, 2010
Here’s the Dirt: New lodge at Girl Scouts camp
Construction of a $1.2 million lodge at Camp Four Echoes, south of Coeur d’Alene, has begun. Pam Lund, chief executive officer of Girl Scouts of Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho, …