Monday, January 21, 2013
Forget that New Year's resolution and indulge in a sweet treat every now and then! It's that time of year again that Girl Scout cookies are available, and here's where you can find them locally.
It's that deLite-ful time of year again: Girl Scout cookies are available to order! Not sure where to buy them near you? You can plug your zip code into the cookie finder on the Scouts' website to find out. Can't remember which variety you like best? When in doubt, buy a bunch—or check out the Cookie Guide. And just in case you were wondering just where all that cookie money goes, we did our homework. According to the Girl Scouts of the United States of America, all of the revenue earned from cookie activities stays with the local Girl Scout council that sponsors the sale. This includes the portion that goes directly to the group selling cookies. Councils use their cookie revenue to supply essential services to troops, groups and …
Thursday, May 24, 2012
Several Girl Scout troops bridged to the next level of Girl Scouts May 18.
Editor's note: The following press release is by Jozie Arenz and Rachel Jeske of Girl Scouts of Troop 50258. Several Girl Scout Troops joined each other May 18 and had the ultimate 100 anniversary bridging ceremony. During this memorable community event, Girl Scouts from the level of Brownie to Ambassador were bridged to the next level of Girl Scouts. First, we had the Junior Troop 50258 help Brownie Troop 51357 fly up to be Juniors. Guided by their leaders, Diane Moca and Carissa Hunter, they all got bridged, they said what they learned and enjoyed in their Brownie experience, and then said what they wanted to learn as a junior. The Brownies, guided by their leaders wrote this down on an adorable paper owl and glued them to biodegradable…
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
How far have women advanced since Girl Scouts started 100 years ago?
Monday marked the 100th birthday of Girl Scouts. What an incredible accomplishment for a superior organization. All month, I've been thinking about how far we've come. In 1912, women weren't allowed to vote in any but five states. That right didn't come for another eight long years. (Comparatively, eight years is long enough to birth a child who grows old enough to complain how uncool his parents are.) In 1912, women were considered the property of men and relied on fathers and husbands to survive. Employment, if any, was domestic: cooks and servants. Social classes were paramount. The movie Titanic was staged in 1912, lest we forget the scene where the poor Irish mother quietly rocked her two babies to death. At the same time that …
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Dozens of Girl Scouts met at Meadowview Elementary School to celebrate the occasion.
The Girl Scouts have turned 100, and the Lisle and Woodridge troops of the Greene Wood Service Unit marked the occasion with a Promise Circle, games and anniversary necklaces Monday night. Juliette Gordon Low founded Girl Scouting on March 12, 1912, in Savannah, Georgia. At 7:12 p.m., military time for 1912, the troops of the Girl Scouts of Chicago and northwest Indiana formed Promise Circles in their respective locations to say the Girl Scout promise, law and to sing “Make New Friends.” Girl scouts gathered in downtown Downers Grove, the Promenade in Bolingbrook, Fox Valley Mall in Aurora and Meadowview Elementary School in Woodridge. Several of the adults and some of the Girl Scouts sported 100th anniversary T-shirts designed by 13-…
Thursday, December 8, 2011
Girls Scouts in Woodridge and Lisle in grades K-5 participated in a Greene Wood Green Event, collecting everything from crayons to eye glasses.
Girl Scouts in Woodridge and Lisle collected thousands of items from crayons to eye glasses last month. About 120 girls in grades K-5 and participated in the Greene Wood Green Event. They were given a list of used items and asked to collect as many as they could. All items have been recycled. They met up on Nov. 17 to pool their collections. Here's what they collected: As part of the event, the girls spent learned about the decomposition time of everyday, including many items on their list, and how recycling impacts the world.
Monday, August 1, 2011
The top five events and announcements in Woodridge for this week.
1. New month = new library art exhibit Each month, the Woodridge Public Library features a different art exhibit in its lobby. For August, see the mixed media works of Woodridge artist and resident Mary Yezek and Downers Grove artist and resident Pat Pope. 2. Swing Assembly Performs at Mending Wall Park "Swing Assembly" is a Chicago-based band of a dozen performers, most graduates of the Northern Illinois University School of Music. The concert starts at 7 p.m. Enjoy big band, swing, jazz, dance, Latin, blues, Rock Horn band and more. 3. Registration for Fall Park Programs Begins August 3 Yep, it's time to register for fall programs. Registration for non-residents begins August 10. 4. All-Village Garage Sale It's the 18th annual all-…
Monday, April 11, 2011
Someone broke into a building at Camp Greene Wood in Woodridge and stole the items last week.
A desktop computer, monitor, fax machine and television were stolen from a Girl Scouts camp building last week, according to police reports. Someone broke the glass section of a door to a building at Camp Greene Wood to gain entrance and stole the items between 5 p.m. April 4 and 8:30 a.m. April 5. No charges were listed in the police report, which was released at 5:12 p.m. Thursday. Julie Somogyi, director of integrated marketing and communications for Girls Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana, said the burglary took place in an administrative building on the campground. She said the incident was "very minor" and estimated the value of the items stolen as a few hundred dollars. Somogyi said she had not heard of an incident …
Saturday, November 20, 2010
The troops collected hundreds of personal and household items for Sharing Connections Furniture Bank in Downers Grove.
Almost two dozen local Girl Scout troops got a jump start Thursday night on holiday giving at Jefferson Junior High School. They gathered there to deliver hundreds of items they'd collected over the last few weeks. As members of the Greene Wood Service Unit, 23 troops took part in a scavenger hunt for items that will help low-income families served by Sharing Connections Furniture Bank. The Downers Grove-based non-profit provides furniture and household items to families throughout the year. Over the last few weeks, more than 200 Daisies, Brownies, Juniors, Cadets and Ambassador-Level Scouts collected mounds of scarves, hats and gloves, boxes filled with soap, lotion and paper towels and bags of linens, kitchen utensils and socks. Some …
Monday, November 1, 2010
Donated items will go to the Sharing Connections Furniture Bank in Downers Grove.
With the holiday season around the corner, the Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago & Northwest Indiana hope the spirit of giving has already begun. Until Nov. 18, 215 girls from 23 Daisy-, Brownie-, Junior-, Cadette-, Senior- and Ambassador-level Girl Scout troops in the Greene Wood Service Unit will be on the hunt for non-perishable items and gently used and new linens, winter items and household goods. The girls receive points for every item they collect. The troop that earns the most points will receive a special prize. All items collected will go to Sharing Connections Furniture Bank, a Downers Grove based non-profit that provides furniture and household items to low-income families. "This is the first year we are doing a scavenger hunt and…