Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Friday, July 23, 2010
This research prompted Girl Scouts of the USA to work closely with Congresswomen Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) to develop the Healthy Media for Youth Act (H.R. 4925). This bill supports media literacy programs and youth empowerment groups, facilitates research on how images of women and girls impact youth, and establishes a National Taskforce on Women and Girls in the Media to develop voluntary standards that promote healthy, balanced, and positive images of girls and women.
The importance of this bill is best summarized by the father of a Daisy Girl Scout from Colorado, who is “happy to see that GSUSA has put its support behind the bipartisan supported Healthy Media for Youth Act (H.R. 4925). Our kids are assaulted every day with negative images of girls and women and H.R. 4925 can help combat this. Thank you very much for always thinking of our precious girls first!"Girl Scouts is now seeking Congressional cosponsors for the bill. Join the Girl Scout Advocacy Network, www.girlscouts4girls.org, today to send a letter to your member of Congress asking them to sign on to the bill and be a Voice for Girls! Currently none of the Alabama representatives have signed on to co-sponsor. Please encourage them to do so!
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
Pictured: Riva, Michelle, Gracie, Grace, Jessica, Cara
Monday, July 19, 2010
|Pictured: (BR L to R) Jennifer, Emily, Kassey, Patience;|
(FR) Ashley, Lindsey, Dolly, Courtney
Sunday, July 18, 2010
Friday, July 9, 2010
The tournament will kick-off Friday, August 13 with a Captain’s Party from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at KPC. Following a 6 a.m. breakfast on Saturday, August 14, the tournament will begin with a shotgun start at Lake Alice on KPC and other private, local lakes. Lunch will be provided and an awards presentation will follow. Overnight accommodations can be provided.
Sponsorship levels range from $500 to $2500. Prizes will be awarded for bass weight an all other species including catfish and bream. Fish may be iced or put in live wells, and fish over 14” much be released back into the lake. All other fish may be taken home. No live bait will be allowed.
The fishing tournament started in 2004, and is now being revived in honor of a wonderful Girl Scout supporter, Bill Ireland, Sr. This year’s event is being chaired by Tom Clark. Current sponsors include Alabama Power, Barber’s Diary, EBSCO and Vulcan Materials.
For more information, please contact Julie Carter at firstname.lastname@example.org or 800-734-4541 x1030. You may visit www.girlscoutsnca.org/fishing.php for a sponsorship brochure.
Thursday, July 8, 2010
Yes! The Healthy Media for Youth Act is an important step towards a new reality for girls: one in which they see themselves in a new and stronger light.
We need your help NOW more than ever before. Our goal is to secure 75 co-sponsors before the end of this legislative cycle - and there is not much time left! With 41 co-sponsors, we are over half-way there, but your support is crucial. Send your letter today and help ensure that your U.S. Representative is the next one to support the bill. By using our GIRL POWER we can make real change!
If you want to make the world a better place for girls, TAKE ACTION! Join Girl Scouts as we advocate for healthier media images. Send a letter of support for the Healthy Media for Youth Act (H.R. 4925) to your Member of Congress today.