Friday, January 4, 2013
It’s that time of year to indulge your hunger for Tagalongs, Thin Mints and even those coconut cookies.
The new year brings resolutions—and with new resolutions come familiar ways to break them. The Girl Scouts of America will start selling their tasty cookies on Saturday, Jan 5. 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. Wondering where the money from cookies sales goes? According to the Girl Scouts 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 …
Monday, May 14, 2012
Cindy Murray, a longtime active member in Girl Scouts, shares a few thoughts on the upcoming event and what she has learned from Scout activities.
Enrolling her children in Girl and Boy Scouts was a no-brainer for Cindy Murray. The Orland Township Clerk and Fernway Elementary PTO Treasurer, who is also a Certified Public Accountant and fills in as a teacher when needed, started in Girl Scouts back when her mother was a troop leader. She has since remained heavily involved, serving as troop leader for the last six years, and leads both a Junior and a Brownie Troop. The Orland Park Lions Club was looking for a Grand Marshall for the 2012 Orland Days Parade with dedicated involvement in Girl Scouts, and chose Murray after several recommendations. “The number of nominations and the input we received about the quality and dedication Cindy gives to the Orland Park Girl Scouts made her an …
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Hundreds of scouts and supporters gathered at Orland Square Mall to celebrate 100 years of empowering young women.
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Wednesday, March 14, 2012
The Girl Scouts have come a long way from Savannah. On March 12, 1912, Juliette Gordon Low founded what was called Girl Scouting. She believed girls were interested in sports, science, leadership and building the world up around them as much as their male counterparts. It started with 18 members, and today is comprised of about 3.2 million women and girls nationwide. On Monday, hundreds of girl scouts came to Orland Square Mall to participate in massive “promise circles,” to celebrate the organization’s 100th birthday. Special thanks to Wendy Post and Orland Square Mall for the pictures. See more pictures on Orland Square Mall’s Facebook page. For more information about the Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana, visit their …
Saturday, September 17, 2011
A tour of the Orland Fire Protection District's Station One, 911 call center and living quarters was given to the Girl Scout of Greater Chicago and Northwestern Indiana Junior Troop 60080.
The Orland firefighters at Station One greeted Girl Scouts on Tuesday as Junior Girl Scout Troop 60080 toured the facilities and received lessons in fire safety and first aid. Taking part in the tour were Carlee Cook, Kennedy Harris, Carly Hildebrand, Madena Mustafa, Alyssa Novak, Jenan Said, Jenna Salameh, Kaitlyn Stengel, Lauren Yazumbek and Halima Zegar. After visiting the kitchen area and learning how the firefighters shop for groceries and prepare their meals, the girls went on to view the living quarters of the firehouse. The 911 call center was quiet at first but soon after entering the room, several calls came in ranging in severity from false fire alarm from a local burger restaurant to a more serious incident of a small child …