Being a Girl Scout means different things to different girls. For some, it's a chance to do fun things they've never done before; some girls discover dream careers. For others, it's a chance to give back.
You make friends. You learn about things that will help you in later life. Of course you sell cookies. It’s all part of being a Girl Scout. And Girl Scouts of this area are all set for one of their favorite events of the year — It’s the LOL camp at Turtle River State Park this coming weekend. It will be running Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
The Girl Scouts will lose a lease for a summer camp facility northwest of Pick City, N.D., on Lake Sakakawea at the end of this year. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will terminate the lease for the 210-acre site because the camp is rarely used by Girl Scouts and more often by people who shouldn’t be using it.
The Girl Scouts are celebrating 100 years. And the Boy Scouts are 102 years old. You wonder in these times if the Scouts will survive. There is so much for youngsters to do. There are so few adults who want to be leaders.
In February, someone stole 252 boxes of cookies and $90 in cash from a Woodbury Girl Scout troop. A Stillwater, Minn., businessman has come to the rescue, donating the value of the cookies and cash — $972.
A recent study by the Girl Scouts found that isn't always the case when girls go online. Surveying 1,000 teen girls who use social media, the organization found those with low self-esteem were more likely to project themselves through Facebook, Twitter or MySpace in ways that didn't match their personalities.
Some Girl Scouts selling cookies witnessed an attempted bank robbery here.
A woman and her two daughters were selling the cookies at a TCF Bank in Minnetonka, Minn., when a man walked in and tried to rob it about 11:30 a.m. Friday.
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, February 19, 2011
Financial pressures and declining membership have led the Girl Scouts of Minnesota and Wisconsin River Valleys council to sell four of its 12 camps.
The sales have upset some Girl Scouts and leaders, who have formed an opposition group.
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