Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Alyssa Fine explains to the Glen Oaks Girl Scouts what all the buzz is about over honeybees. The discussion took place at the nature center in Sewickley Heights.
There are 20,000 kinds of bees and honeybees are just one of them, Alyssa Fine told a group of Glen Oaks Girl Scouts Tuesday evening. That was just one of many interesting tidbits about bees the 2012 American Honey Queen offered the fourth grade scouts during a presentation at Fern Hollow Nature Center about bees. Fine also explained that a queen bee lays 2,000 to 3,000 eggs per day and that most reach adulthood. She said 30 percent of honeybees on average die each year. “So many things impact them,” Fine said. In her tiara and white sash, Fine discussed the importance of bees and beekeeping with the help of enlarged photos, a stuffed Bee Movie character, and props like yellow bee wax and honeycomb. The Girl Scouts also posed questions. "…
Saturday, May 5, 2012
This is the highest award earned by a Cadette Girl Scout that acknowledges achievements in leadership development.
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Saturday, May 5, 2012
Girl Scout Troop 50994 from Glen Oaks celebrated with a Silver Award Ceremony on April 20, 2012. This troop is comprised of 17 seventh graders in the Quaker Valley area. The Silver Award is the highest award earned by a Cadette Girl Scout. This award acknowledges achievements in leadership development, with community based actions having a sustainable element and incorporating personal growth. The first four requirements of the Girl Scout Silver Award helps girls build skills, explore careers, gain leadership skills and make a commitment to self-improvement. First the girls had to complete two Studio-2B books, earn three Interest Projects Awards, spend 15 hours in a leadership role and explore careers. Then they were able to begin their…
Monday, March 12, 2012
Sewickley mayor's proclamation declares Monday as Girl Scouting in Sewickley Day.
Sewickley Mayor Brian Jeffe presented the Glen Oaks Girl Scouts with a proclamation declaring Monday as Girl Scouting in Sewickley Day. "I encourage all citizens to join in celebrating 100 years of service to our community," Jeffe said. The proclamation was read to the Glen Oaks scouts as part of the 100th birthday celebration at the municipal building, joining the nationwide centennial celebration. Leading up to the centennial, the local scouts tied green ribbons and trefoil to 100 trees marking the 100 years of Girl Scouting. Monday's ceremony included a color guard and the reciting the Pledge of Allegiance and the Girl Scout Promise. The girls also sang two songs, "Make New Friends" and "On My Honor." In conjunction with the special …
Barbara Cooley Thaw's giving spirit has influenced Girl Scouts and many others throughout her years of volunteer service. Today, she'll join about 20 local troops in celebrating the Girl Scouts centennial.
Barbara Cooley Thaw has received a lot of hugs from young Girl Scouts over the years. Whether hiking through the woods, doing a holiday craft or working on badges, she knows it’s not the activity, but rather how she treats the girls that prompts the affection. Still, it may be years before they realize just how much their leaders care for them. “You may never see it. It’s not necessarily instant gratification,” she said, “but it’s there.” Cooley Thaw, service unit manager of the Glen Oaks Girl Scouts, has been involved for almost 20 years as a volunteer with the scouts and even longer as a volunteer committed to service in the Pittsburgh region. She'll join today in the local Sewickley celebration when the Girl Scouts mark their 100th …