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2011-04-27 07:00:00

New "Healthy MEdia" Commission to Promote Positive Images of Women and Girls WASHINGTON, April 27, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Geena Davis, Academy Award-winning Actor and Founder of the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media, and Deborah Taylor Tate, former FCC Commissioner, today joined together to launch Healthy MEdia: Commission for Positive Images of Women and Girls. Joined by Commission members, media partners, and teenage Girl Scouts, Davis and Tate launched the Commission...

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2011-04-21 08:44:46

And win up to $20,000 to patent it in inaugural First® Global Innovation Award A group of Girl Scouts from Ames, Iowa, has invented a prosthetic hand device to help a three-year-old girl write and will receive up to $20,000 to patent their invention as the winner of the inaugural FIRST® LEGO® League (FLL®) Global Innovation Award, presented by the X PRIZE Foundation. The 11- to 13-year-old girls, an FLL all Girl Scout...

2011-04-20 13:05:00

NEW YORK, April 20, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A group of Girl Scouts from Ames, Iowa, has invented a prosthetic hand device to help a three-year-old girl write and will receive up to $20,000 to patent their invention as the winner of the inaugural FIRST(®)( )LEGO(®) League (FLL(®)) Global Innovation Award, presented by the X PRIZE Foundation. The 11- to 13-year-old girls, an FLL all Girl Scout team named Flying Monkeys, topped...

2011-03-30 10:08:00

Former Girl Scouts and Georgetown Cupcake owners Sophie LaMontagne and Katherine Kallinis earn their cooking badge with local Girl Scouts WASHINGTON, March 30, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Former Girl Scouts and Georgetown Cupcake owners Sophie LaMontagne and Katherine Kallinis teach Girl Scouts how to bake while offering the girls inspirational advice on how to follow your dreams on DC CUPCAKES on TLC, Friday, April 1 at 10:30 PM (ET/PT). Batter will splatter and icing will fly as the...

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2011-03-28 07:10:00

Girl Scouts in northeast Ohio who are adapting to modern times in how they do business. The beret and vest-clad girls are completing an increased number of cookie sales by being able to accept credit cards using a device called GoPayment, a free credit card reader that clips onto smartphones. Troop leaders believe paying with plastic will increase sales in a society where carrying cash is declining rapidly. As the Girl Scouts prepare to celebrate its 100th anniversary next year, keeping pace...

2011-03-19 18:51:00

LOS ANGELES, March 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Roland Corporation U.S. and Girl Scouts of the USA launched their national Girl Scouts Rock! Powered by Roland initiative at the Los Angeles Theatre Centre today. Many Girl Scouts and their parents attended and participated in the fun, interactive music workshop co-developed by Roland and Girl Scouts designed to get girls pumped up about making music. Girl Scouts Rock! Powered by Roland is committed to providing girls ages 8-14 a hands-on...

2011-03-10 15:47:00

The Go-Go's and Former Girl Scout and Disney Star Shelby Spalione Give New Generation the Beat LOS ANGELES, March 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Roland Corporation U.S. and Girl Scouts of the USA have announced the launch of a national Girls Rock! initiative which includes workshops designed to inspire and empower girls through music. Girls Rock! Powered by Roland will reach thousands of Girl Scouts and their parents, delivering the message that you can have a "Better Life with...

2011-03-02 10:32:00

Partnership Encourages Environmental Education, Conservation NEW YORK, March 2, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Earth Hour and Girls Scouts of the USA today announce a collaboration to increase environmental education, awareness and action. This collaboration is part of the Earth Hour global campaign, launched today in Singapore, that marks the beginning of a new phase for Earth Hour to "go beyond the hour" - encouraging people to capture, share and inspire environmental conversation and...

2011-02-23 04:40:00

SAN DIEGO, Feb. 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Girl Scouts San Diego and mophie(TM) announced today a partnership that will transform the traditional Girl Scout Cookie Program into a tech-savvy-affair. Starting this week, a sampling of local Girl Scout troops will begin using a mobile payment solution, accepting all major credit cards at select cookie booth locations rather than just accepting cash, traditionally the only way to pay for Girl Scout cookies. (Logo:...

2011-01-27 10:58:00

NEW YORK, Jan. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, tmg-e*media, Inc., announced the launch of the first-ever Girl Scout® Cookie Locator Mobile app. The Little Brownie Bakers project was led by Anna Murray, a tmg-e*media principal, whose team developed the mobile phone app that allows consumers to search for Girl Scout® Cookie sales using their mobile phones. Anna Murray had this to say about the Little Brownie Baker project, "The Girl...