|Pictured: Lew McCravy, Barber's General Manager |
and GSNCA CEO Trish Coghlan.
Monday, May 24, 2010
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Pictured: Mandrea and Faith
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
|Pictured: Girls from Service Unit 34 with Mike Sublett|
Thursday, May 13, 2010
Friday, May 7, 2010
Troop 141 members Stephanie, Anna, Abbey, Haley, Cameron and Elizabeth learned that bottle caps are not always properly disposed of can be thrown in the ocean and cause sea animals to choke. For their Bronze Award project, the troop decided they would collect and recycle bottle caps. The girls sent a note home at a local elementary school to let the students know about their project. Their instructions were to put the bottle caps in Ziploc bags in multiples of five and ten. They handed out baskets for the bottle caps to be put in and at the end of every two weeks they collected them and counted them and then turned over the bottle caps to be recycled. Over nine weeks, these Girl Scouts collected more than 52,000 bottle caps. They liked that they could help the earth, but also wished they could have spent more time at the school teaching the students more about the importance of recycling. The girls really felt a sense of accomplishment that they had made a difference in their world by helping protect animals that might have been in danger from the bottle caps.
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
The Girl Scouts of Virginia Skyline Council was selected as one of several finalists for the Pepsi Refresh Grant at the $25,000 award level. The grant was written by two GSVSC girl members, Sam and Meredith, and requests money to build the first platform tent units at Icimani Adventure Center. But we need your help! The grant recipient is selected based on the number of votes received. To vote, visit the Pepsi Refresh by following this link: www.refresheverything.com.
Once on the site, look for the project in "The Planet" section, then under the $25,000 section. The project is entitled “Inspire girls to appreciate, advocate for and protect the planet,” then simply click to vote. You can vote once a day from each email address. This is a wonderful opportunity so please remember to VOTE everyday from as many email accounts as you have and PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD to family, friends, co-workers, etc. The deadline to vote is May 31st. Pepsi awards the top 10 vote getters and we are currently number 14.
2. Click “sign in” in the bottom left hand corner. You may sign in with your e-mail account, facebook account, or both. Use your facebook password if you sign in with facebook. Make up a password if you sign in with your e-mail account.
3. Click “Vote for this idea” in the top right hand corner.
4. The website gives each account 10 votes per day. You may not give an idea more than one vote though. The best way for us to win is if you ONLY vote for our idea.
5. Voting lasts until May 31st
6. Add this page to your “favorites” so you can vote everyday! Please tell all your friends and spread the word to help our sister Girl Scouts!
Monday, May 3, 2010
Haley, Christiana and Sara from Troop 108 decided they wanted improve the life of those women and children who were staying at Jessie’s Place for their Bronze Award project. The girls met with the center and determined their needs. Haley decided that she would reorganize their library, which was very cluttered and it was hard to find anything. She organized the movies, and removed ones that were broken. She did the same for the books and put them into categories. Sara took on the task of creating a reading center. This gave the moms and children somewhere quite to read and reflect. She created a place in the nursery near the toys and rocking chairs which made it easy for a mom to watch one child read and another one play. Christina came up with activities that the girls could present during the summer when the children at Jessie’s Place were bored. They bought supplies included crayons, coloring books, educational books and crafts. These girls made a real impact on Jesse’s place while learning about patience and versatility.
The Girl Scout Bronze Award is the highest award a Girl Scout Junior can earn. This award recognizes that a Girl Scout Junior has gained the leadership and planning skills required to follow through with a project that makes a positive difference in her community.