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Girl Scouts ensure old flags get proper respect

Carina Baxter, left, and her twin sister Alaina pose by the flag retirement box they built for their Girl Scout Silver Awards. Residents are encourages to drop their tattered flags in the box at El Dorado Hills Fire Station 85. Photo by Roberta Long

For people who don’t know what to do with their old, tattered, torn and faded American flags, El Dorado Hills Girl Scouts Alaina and Carina Baxter have a solution. The 14-year-old twins, freshman students at Oak Ridge High School, designed and built a flag retirement box to earn their Girl Scout Silver Awards. It sits […]

1 Comment / November 16, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Girl Scouts promote literacy

Girl Scouts Zini, Natalia and Katie recently held a bake sale to raise funds to send books to Africa. They're still raising funds for the project. Courtesy photo

When it came time to choose a service project to earn their junior Girl Scout bronze award, three Troop 907 scouts in El Dorado Hills banded together through their mutual love of reading and decided to see to it people who may not otherwise get a chance to read get books. Katie, Natalia and Zini […]

Comments Off / May 04, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

EDH Girl Scouts donate bags to Shriners

Girl Scouts do good — left to right, Lauren Rodenberg, Chloe Erickson, Brooke Black, Julia Bird, Kate Morgan, Emma Wise, Christina Lindblom, Reese Ferriman, Ryan Cummings, Shelby Green, Elizabeth Ramin and Nikki Spies gather outside the hospital where they dropped off waiting room bags. Not pictured,  Charli Gaal. Courtesy photo

Girl Scout troop 1879 assembled and delivered more than 200 waiting room bags filled with coloring books, notepads, crayons, colored pencils and stickers for young patients at Shriners Hospital earlier this month. Each waiting room bag is filled with items to keep 2- to 16-year-olds busy, said co-leader Julie Cummings. At the start of the school year the […]

Comments Off / November 22, 2013 | Posted in News | Read More »

Girl Scouts turn lunch waste into cash

Girl Scouts proudly pose with all the juice pouches they collected. Courtesy photo

Girl Scout Troop 1126 helped reduce waste at Oak Meadow Elementary School in El Dorado Hills, all while raising money for school supplies for homeless children. The troop of fifth-grade girls recently completed a year-long Journey program exploring electricity and energy savings. The troop chose to participate in the TerraCycle program as its final project. […]

Comments Off / June 12, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Girl Scouts celebrate World Thinking Day

Girl Scout Kaitlyn Shedd shows off Japanese sushi (sort of). The sushi served at World Thinking Day was made with rice krispy treats, gummy fish and green fruit wrap in place of seaweed.  Photo by Julie Samrick

More than 200 El Dorado Hills Girl Scouts ages 5 to 16 years old met at Lake Forest Elementary’s multipurpose gym Saturday afternoon to celebrate the organization’s annual World Thinking Day. According to the Girl Scouts, each year on or around Feb. 22, the official World Thinking Day, “Girls honor their sister Girl Guides and […]

Comments Off / March 11, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Girl Scouts part ways after 12 years together

Troop 240 is Kirstin Martini, Ashley Newcomer, Asha Camper-Singh, Nicole Guaglione, AJ Slepian, Kaitlin Seligson, Deb Jolette (co-leader), Emily Kopania, Danielle Jolettea dn Wendy Slepian (co-leader). Courtesy photo

What began 12 years ago with 13 vibrant and enthusiastic Brownie Girl Scouts forming Troop 240 has reached its final meeting and squeeze. “It’s bitter sweet that our troop meetings have come to an end. I’m so excited for all of these young women as they move on to college,” co-leader Deb Jolette said. “They should be […]

Comments Off / June 19, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Crib notes: Happy Birthday Girl Scouts! May you have at least 100 more

Julie Samrick

The experiences I had as a Girl Scout back in the 1970s and ‘80s still rank in the top 5 memories of my childhood — like the “tippy test” at camp each summer, when we had to flip a canoe over in the middle of a cold lake, fully clothed, and then get back in […]

Comments Off / March 09, 2012 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

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