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As a Girl Scout growing up in upstate New York, Alice Weiss-Russell says she lived with a dark secret: The husband of her troop leader was sexually abusing her in the bathroom of a church basement where scout meetings were held in the 1980s.
About 200,000 boxes of Girl Scout Cookies have been sitting in local warehouses as Scouts awaited the all-clear to sell the popular treats. On Friday, troops sold cookies at a drive-thru event intended to help raise revenue for the local organization.
Hundreds of thousands of boxes of Thin Mints, Tagalongs, Samoas and other popular cookies are sitting in warehouses as the Girl Scouts of Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho council considers when and how to move forward with its annual cookie sale.
A new flavor and new messaging join the old standards hawked at tables outside grocery stores as a new Girl Scout Cookie season starts. Thin Mints, Trefoils, Samoas, yeah, yeah, yeah, you know about those.
Girl Scouts membership has has ticked up regionally, despite many challenges. New recruitment strategies may explain some of the success.
The Girl Scouts of Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho launches two-year, $300,000 fundraiser – the Campaign for Girls.
A year after the Boy Scouts of America announced it would admit girls, the Girl Scouts of the United States of America punched back Tuesday with a federal trademark lawsuit seeking to block the boys group from rebranding itself simply as “Scouts.”
As American women seek a larger role in politics, fairer wages and an end to sexual harassment, the Girl Scouts see an opportune time to show some swagger in promoting their core mission: girl empowerment.
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 locally the first ever female Scout executive. Earlier this month when Brian Newberry became CEO of Girl Scouts of Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho, he became the only male chief executive in the Girl Scout organization.
Several Washington Girl Scouts troops have been targets of crime during this cookie sale season including an attempted armed robbery.
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 cookie.
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.
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.
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 triggered by the Boy Scouts of America’s dramatic move to admit girls throughout its ranks.
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 on the Boy Scout curriculum that enables them to aspire to the coveted Eagle Scout rank.
An obvious solution to consider is a merger, which would assure strong membership and reflect social change.
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 while disparaging the Girl Scouts’ operations.
Nowhere does the organization Girl Scouts of the USA take a position on abortion or birth control, nor does it endorse political candidates.
Booth sales of Girl Scout cookies start Monday in the Inland Northwest.
If you just can’t get enough of Girl Scout Cookies, rejoice – you can soon have them for breakfast.