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  • It’s Girl Scout Cookie Time!

    19 Dec 2014

    Macedonia, OH - Beginning January 5, 2015 Girl Scouts of North East Ohio (GSNEO) is continuing the nearly 100-year tradition of the Girl Scout Cookie sale. The 2015 lineup includes Thin Mints, Samoas, Do-Si-Dos, Tagalongs, Trefoils, and Savannah Smiles. New this year is the Rah-Rah Raisin cookie. The cookie program activity is the nation’s largest girl led business and the leading financial literacy program for girls. Designed for girls in grades K-12, it is a key element of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience.

    For the first time, the Girl Scout Cookie sale is going online!  With Digital Cookie, customers will be able to buy Girl Scout Cookies through a digital platform.  In true Girl Scout fashion, Digital Cookie is girl-led, which means the girls initiative the sale.  Girls will market their online cookie business by inviting customers via email to visit their personalized cookie websites.  There, customers may order cookies from the comfort of their living room.  The platform can only be accessed if a customer has a direct link to the girl’s page, as provided by the girl.  For the safety of our girls and customers alike, it is not available via search engine.  Digital Cookie offers a girl-led, immersive online experience that teaches girls about money management and using dashboards to track their sales and goals.  Overall, the new platform teaches modern skills while aligning with the interests of today’s girls....



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  • Girl Scouts among “20 Under Twenty” awardees

    03 Dec 2014

    Macedonia, OH - This year, five Girl Scouts were among the recipients honored at the second annual Trumbull County “20 Under Twenty” awards dinner, which celebrates the extensive and altruistic volunteerism of 20 local youths.  The event was hosted by the Tribune Chronicle and Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley on December 2, 2014.

     

    The goal of the award program is to grow leaders of tomorrow from a young age.  From the 60 nominations, 20 young leaders were selected by school guidance counselors, principals and youth group leaders.  Those selected had to excel in community service, extracurricular activities and academics. 

     

    Sounds like a Girl Scout, doesn’t it?

     

    Then it probably does not surprise you that five of the 20 chosen were Girl Scouts, including Marisa Pipino, Meredith Brugler, Anna McCue, Maura Dixon and Elizabeth Kellar of Troop 80117.  Five finalists were selected, and again, Girl Scouts Meredith and Anna were in that top group.  And the big moment of the evening – when the top honoree was announced – it was a Girl Scout who was chosen as the overall winner.  Meredith received a $500 check to use for a volunteer project or to donate to a nonprofit of her choice.  

    "I might cry in a second," Meredith said after receiving the check. "This is going to go to my project and to my cooking class."

    Meredith created a program for...



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  • Girl Scout Named National Young Woman of Distinction

    21 Oct 2014

    Macedonia, OH – Girl Scouts of North East Ohio (GSNEO) is proud to announce that Catherine Riordan of Solon, Ohio was awarded the 2014 Young Women of Distinction Award by Girl Scouts of the USA, the highest honor in Girl Scouting.  Catherine is among 10 finalists who earned their Gold Award, an honor bestowed on only 5 percent of Girl Scouts nationwide, and she was among 200 applicants nominated for their dedicated efforts to better their communities and activate change in the world by creating and facilitating “Take Action” projects.

    A Girl Scout for 12 years, Catherine also served as a GSNEO National Delegate whose term ended in April 2014.  For her Gold Award project, Catherine worked with Hattie Larlham, a non-profit organization that provides long term disability care. She received two provisional patents for building wheelchair-accessible picnic tables, sensory boards for wheelchair trays, and custom benches that allow differently-abled people to enjoy the outdoors and feel like a part of the community. Catherine also held a picnic for the residents using the items that she designed and built.

    Catherine, a senior at Solon High School, is trained as a Girl Scout Program Aide, she loves camping, and she was presented with the Girl Scout Marian Medal by Bishop Lennon. In addition to Girl Scouting, she lettered on the Varsity Bowling team and is an active member in her church’s teen program.

    “We are so proud of Catherine,” said...



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