Tuesday, April 27, 2010

One Girl can Make a Difference

One Junior Girl Scout named Isabel has been working hard everyday to make the world a better place. She has been working on several recycling projects that have spread to her household, school and community.
Isabel is collecting old shoes to donate to Nike's Reuse-A-Shoe program. This program prevents old shoes from ending up in the landfill, and the shoes are instead turned into a raw material that can be used to make local running tracks, zippers or soles for new shoes.
She started her recycling adventure by recycling juice pouches for two cents each and donating the money to her sister's Daisy troop. With juice pouches alone she raised $124 for her sister's troop.
Kids at Isabel's school, and now her sister's school, have begun to donate their shoes, and recyclable items, to her cause. She also makes regular stops at sandwich shops to collect chip bags to recycle.
All proceeds are donated to Girl Scouts and Placer Hills Education Foundation.
If you want to help you can drop off used athletic shoes at Sierra Hills School, 16505 Placer Hills Road in Meadow Vista or Weimar Hills School, 200 W. Weimar Crossroads through April 30.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Harriet Antonides, resident of Eskaton Village in Roseville, turned 100 years old on April 5, 2010, and as a new member of Eskaton's centenarian club, she will participate in their "Thrill of a Lifetime" program by becoming a Girl Scout, which has been her lifelong dream.
To give Harriet the full Girl Scout experience, we put on a vintage Girl Scout uniform fashion show, demonstrated a Girl Scout color guard ceremony and held an investiture ceremony where she was presented her sash and membership pin.

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