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The new Girl Scouts: Racecars, robots, roughing it

Girl Scouts of Virginia Skyline Council and Girl Scouts of the USA released new badges in STEM and the outdoors.

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Girl Scout cookie sale turns 100 this year

Girl Scouts of Virginia Skyline announced today the movement-wide celebration of the 100th season of Girl Scouts selling cookies.

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Something to look forward to: National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend

Girl Scouts of Virginia Skyline will join councils across the country this Feb. 26-28 to participate in National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend 2016.

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It’s Girl Scout Cookie time!

Girl Scouts in our local communities will become young business entrepreneurs as they learn goal setting, marketing skills, and money management.

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New running club for girls in Waynesboro

Join the Waynesboro YMCA and the Girl Scouts for a new experience – Skyline Runners – a running club for girls and their families. Running combats childhood obesity, promotes pride and goal setting, establishes a life-long healthy habit, and is a fun experience for the whole family in a non-competitive environment.

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Girl Scout Open House in Verona on Sunday

If you’ve ever thought of volunteering for or enrolling your daughter in the Girl Scouts, then now is the perfect time to participate. Girl Scouts of Virginia Skyline is putting out a call to the community for both adult volunteers and girls to sign-up.

Local Palmyra girl earns highest Girl Scout award

By completing a significant community service project, Kiersten Parkinson, of Palmyra, has earned the Gold Award, the highest achievement given by Girl Scouts of the USA (similar to the Eagle Scout Award).

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It’s time: Girl Scout Cookie time

It’s that time again for the Great American Girl Scout Cookie Sale! From January 1 to March 31, Girl Scouts in our local communities will become young business entrepreneurs as they learn goal setting, marketing skills, and money management.

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Girl Scout Cookies will be sold online Jan. 1 in Virginia Skyline

Girl Scouts of the USA today announced that for the first time in its history, girls will be able to sell cookies online as part of a new national Digital Cookie platform

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Girl Scouts of Virginia Skyline calls for new members, volunteers

Girl Scouts of Virginia Skyline is making its back-to-school push for girls and adult volunteers to join Girl Scouts, the country’s preeminent leadership development organization for girls.

Faith Ailsworth: Girls are ‘naturally dramatic’

The article “Study Examines Impact of Reality TV on Girls” says that watching reality television makes teenage girls act too dramatic. Being a teenage girl myself, I can tell you that we do not need reality TV to make us portray being “too dramatic.” I think if anything impacts this generation it is video games. […]

Study examines impact of reality TV on girls

As reality TV has become staple entertainment for young people and adults alike, tween and teen girls who regularly view reality TV accept and expect a higher level of drama, aggression, and bullying in their own lives, and measure their worth primarily by their physical appearance, according to Real to Me: Girls and Reality TV, […]

Volunteers honored during Girl Scout Annual Meeting

Volunteers — the lifeblood of any nonprofit organization — were honored Jan. 29 by Girl Scouts of Virginia Skyline Council during its annual business meeting. Virginia “Jinx” Weary of Trefoil service unit in Roanoke, received the Thanks Badge, the most prestigious award presented to an adult in Girl Scouting. The Thanks Badge recognizes outstanding service […]

Girl Scout Cookies: Something old, something new

The 2011 Girl Scout Cookie Sale starts Jan. 1, 2011, with a new “sensibly sweet” cookie and new packaging for a returning favorite. Shout Outs! — this year’s new Girl Scout Cookie — is a Belgian-style caramelized cookie with zero grams of trans fat per serving, no hydrogenated oils, no artificial colors or preservatives, and […]

Local Girl Scout earns prestigious award

Girl Scout Karri Greenlee of Staunton wanted to teach younger girls about responsible citizenship. In doing so, she has earned the Silver Award, the highest award a Girl Scout Cadette can achieve. Greenlee, a 10th-grader at Robert E. Lee High School, is passionate about politics and government. She decided to incorporate her interests and knowledge […]

Girl Scouts learn about the weather

Edited by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net   Members of Girl Scout Troop 553 from Waynesboro recently visited NBC29’s Charlottesville studio to talk with meteorologist Eric Pritchett about weather and meteorology. The visit helped the Scouts complete work toward Weather and Journey badges. Members of the Troop who took part in the visit were Emmie Reger, Raven […]

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Local Girl Scout honored

A local Junior Girl Scout has received a PRAY award for completing the Scouts’ God and Me program. Kelsey Gray, a member of Junior Girl Scout Troop 2064 of North Augusta, received the award through the Programs of Religious Activities with Youth organization.

Staunton Scout earns Gold Award

Item by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net A recent Riverheads High School graduate has given the reading room at the Booker T. Washington Community Center in Staunton a new lease on life.

Day camp for girls

Item by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net A Wild Safari theme will greet campers at the Staunton Day Camp scheduled for the Grand Caverns Regional Park in Grottoes July 14-18. Girls of all ages are welcome at the camp, which is sponsored by the Girl Scouts of the Virginia Skyline Council. Girls don’t have to be involved […]

Local Girl Scouts PRAY

Item by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net Six members of a local Brownie Girl Scout unit have received PRAY awards for completing the Scouts’ God and Church program. Those receving the award are Sara Fairbanks, the daughter of Jill and Randy Fairbanks; Kayla Folsom, the daughter of Tish and Keith Folsom; Alyx Fravel, the daughter of Karen […]