Monday, February 28, 2011

Girl Scout Week 2011

March 12, 2011, marks the 99th anniversary of Girl Scouting. Serving as a Girl Scout today means being part of a worldwide organization that builds leadership skills by providing girls with opportunities to discover their interest, connect with others, and take action to make the world a better place.

Girl Scout Week is celebrated in conjunction with the Girl Scout birthday, starting with Girl Scout Sunday (March 6) and ending with Girl Scout Sabbath (March 12). During Girl Scout week, girls of all ages celebrate being a by demonstrating leadership and commitment in ways that leave a lasting impact on their communities.

Girl Scout Sunday and Girl Scout Sabbath give girls an opportunity to attend their place of worship and be recognized as Girl Scouts. If a place of worship is the group sponsor, girls may perform a service, such as greeting, ushering, or doing a flag ceremony. These days can also be a time when girls explore other faiths.

In celebration of Girl Scout Week, Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada is having a drawing to win a gift basket full of Girl Scout shop items. Come visit the Girl Scout Leadership Center during Girl Scout Week to enter.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Doodle 4 Google!

Girl Scouts of the USA has partnered with Google for the fourth annual Doodle 4 Google contest. Open to K-12 students in the U.S., Doodle 4 Google is an opportunity of a lifetime: design the homepage doodle for millions to see, and take home a $15,000 scholarship and a $25,000 technology grant for your school. In the spirit of thinking big, the theme this year is "What I'd like to do someday..." - giving all of the talented young dreamers an opportunity to flex their creative muscles.

Get started today! Whether you're a parent of a leader, register your girl(s) by March 2, 2011. Then get out the crayons, paints and marketers and throw your own doodle party!

Please note that all entries must be postmarked by March 16, 2011. Check out contest rules and download the google template here.

Last year, eight-year-old Girl Scout, Indira was a finalist in the Doodle 4 Google contest - view her entry here. Will your Girl Scout be next?