Monday, April 30, 2012

Troop #1710 Has Run-in with ‘The Law’

Roseville Girl Scout Daisies had the pleasure of meeting Sacramento County Deputy Sheriff Aimee Eagleton on April 16. Fresh off a visit to the local firehouse, the troop learned all about authority and respect from the veteran officer. “The police, firefighters and teachers are just some of the many people who are here to help children,” Deputy Sheriff Eagleton said. Having graduated from the academy in 2005, Eagleton was an inspiration to the girls, exhibiting the idea that American females can do whatever they set their mind to. Learning about authority, emergencies, respect and safety, the Daisies got to examine the police interceptor and its communication, computer and tracking systems, as well as crawl through the back seat where those in police custody are transported. Lifting each Daisy to see the aerial identification number emblazoned across her shiny interceptor’s roof, Eagleton explained one of her favorite parts of the job: “…know[ing] you have truly made a situation better for someone, no matter the circumstances.” This nobility of purpose as well as the fraternity of law enforcement—revealed by the black ribbon draped across her seven-pointed badge in honor of slain Modesto P.D. Deputy Bob Paris—was not lost on the troop or their dedicated leaders, Kristin Crossman and Stacey Garcez. Girl Scout Daisy Troop 1710 gives a hearty thank you to Sacramento Deputy Sheriff Aimee Eagleton and the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department, both for taking the time to share about this important job and for keeping Roseville safe for law-abiding citizens.

Submitted by Peter von Bleichert, Girl Scout parent and volunteer

Roseville Girl Scout Daisy Troop 1710 learns about authority, emergencies, respect and safety.


Thursday, April 26, 2012

We can’t say it enough: Thank you to our event sponsors.

For 100 years, Girl Scouts has helped girls discover, connect and take action in their communities through fun events and workshops. Our event sponsors make these large-scale, inclusive and innovative programs possible year after year. When Girl Scouts are learning, smiling and growing, our mission is accomplished. So here we go, saying it again: Thank you, sponsors, for supporting our mission of building girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place. We couldn’t have put on the biggest event in our council’s history without you!
CONTRIBUTORS Alhambra • CA Grown • Granite Arch Climbing Center • Green Acres Nursery & Supply Icing on the Cupcake • Kohl’s • Let’s Go Chipper • Nancy Easton, Event Coordinator Neilson and Stayner families • Paul Mitchell, MTI • Redwood Barn Nursery • Talini’s Nursery UC Davis Arboretum

Monday, April 23, 2012

Imagine how working with a scientist could change a girl’s life.

Girls push boundaries, test limits, and look at the world around them with inquisitive eyes. They’re natural scientists! Girl Scouts introduces girls of every age to science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) activities that are relevant to everyday life.

Whether they’re discovering where bugs make their home or becoming naturalists in their neigh-borhoods, girls are moving forward into the future. They can discover how medicinal flowers and herbs can help others, recommend ways to reduce light pollution, engineer improvements to a dam, and more.

Girl Scouts’ approach to STEM is unique because it’s framed in leadership. Girls use their leader¬ship skills to make the world a better place. Research shows that girls need to be hands-on, active learners and are more interested in STEM careers when they know how their work can help others.

Our program intentionally engages girls using three unique processes:
• Learning by Doing: This process involves a reflection step that engages girls in thinking about how an activity worked and what they would do differently in the future—a key skill set when conducting experiments or scientific testing.
• Girl Led: This process encourages girls to decide which topics they want to explore and how they want to go about it.
• Cooperative Learning: This process gives girls the opportunity to develop their leadership skills in the way they feel most comfortable.