Girl Scouts are taking orders now for delivery of cookies starting Feb 6.
Sunday, January 13, 2013
Thursday, January 10, 2013
It's time to place your 2013 cookie order!
Since 1917, the Girl Scouts of the United States of America have been selling baked goods to raise funds to support local community service projects, maintain Girl Scout camps, develop programs and provide financial support to girls in need. Last year, in the Washington, DC, area alone, more than 4.5 million boxes of cookies were sold. While scouts still sell cookies door-to-door, the Girl Scouts have gone high-tech in the last few years, offering the "Cookie Club" website—which allows scouts to sell cookies via email—and launching the Girl Scout Cookie Locator app so that one is never more than a few clicks away from one's favorite cookies: So, we want to know, what is your favorite Girl Scout Cookie, and why?
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Somerset's Girl Scouts raised nearly $1,000 in a weekend bake sale to build a house for a Haitian family that has lived in a tent since the January 2010 earthquake.
Remember Michelda, one of many children in Haiti whose families have been living in tents since the January 2010 earthquake? Town of Somerset resident Lauren Rubenstein traveled to Haiti last summer and last winter to teach yoga to children living in the tent cities, and met Michelda, who was two years old at the time of the earthquake. Michelda has lived over half of her live in a tent. Rubenstein decided to sponsor Michelda (a $30-a-month commitment through Partners in Development) and to raise money to build Michelda and her family a home. After many months of fundraising, enough money (about $4,000) has been donated so that Michelda and her family will soon be living in a home again, Rubenstein told Patch. Rubenstein will travel to …
Thursday, December 1, 2011
Girl Scout Elena Crouch organized a photography contest for children visiting Walter Reed's hematology and oncology clinic. With money she raised, she framed and hung all of the children's photos on the otherwise bare walls of the clinic's new home.
Drab hallways and pediatric clinics are two things that should never go together. But for children visiting the new location of the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center’s hematology and oncology outpatient clinic, that’s just what their hallways were going to be—drab and dull. That is until Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School junior Elena Crouch heard about the situation through her father, who is a doctor at the hospital. Crouch, a Senior Girl Scout and a resident of Chevy Chase, has spent the last year working to spiff up those hallways, with help from the children themselves. As part of her Gold Award Girl Scout project, Crouch organized a photography contest for the children who visit the clinic on a regular basis for treatment. “…
Thursday, November 10, 2011
Four local girls from Potomac-based Girl Scout Troop 3288 have been recognized by the national organization for their leadership, community service and advocacy.
By Deborah Mark Four local Ambassador Girl Scouts from Troop 3288 have earned the prestigious Girl Scout Gold Award, symbolizing outstanding accomplishments in leadership, community service and advocacy. Katie Mark, a senior at Holton-Arms School, Kelly Seegers, a senior at Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart, Emma Glass, a senior at Winston Churchill High School and Chloe Hand, a senior at WCHS, were recently honored with the award. The Gold Award is the highest honor a Girl Scout can earn, and is awarded to only about five percent of eligible Girl Scouts nationwide. It requires successfully completing several prerequisites, then submitting a proposal which includes ties to community outreach and sustainability. Each girl commits …
Thursday, December 9, 2010
Trees will be raffled off at the Montgomery Mall.
Potomac and Bethesda girl scouts gathered at the Westfield Montgomery Mall recently to benefit charity and to make the holiday brighter for a family in need. Scouts representing troops from Seven Locks Elementary School, Carderock Springs Elementary School, Herbert Hoover Middle School, Thomas W. Pyle Middle School, Winston Churchill High School, Our Lady of Mercy School, Potomac Elementary School, Norwood School, McLean School and Connelly School of the Holy Child stopped by the mall last Friday to decorate trees donated by Benkhe Nurseries with ornaments they hand-crafted at scout meetings. Shoppers can stop by the mall until Friday to purchase raffle tickets to win the trees, and the proceeds will benefit the Girl Scouts and …