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GSUSA CEO to be inducted into STEM Leadership Hall of Fame

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From Girl Scouts of the USA:

Girl Scouts of the USA Chief Executive Officer Anna Maria Chávez has long been a champion of making engagement with science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) a vital part of the Girl Scout experience.

Now, she’s being recognized for her leadership, guidance, and commitment toward improving STEM education—and advancing workforce development—as a recipient of a 2016 U.S. News STEM Leadership Hall of Fame award.

What’s more, Anna will be inducted into the STEM Leadership Hall of Fame during a special ceremony and keynote discussion at the STEM Solutions National Leadership Conference, on Thursday, May 19, 2016, at the Hilton in Baltimore, Maryland.

“America has a tremendous potential for economic growth by encouraging and supporting girls’ interest in science, technology, engineering, and math,” Anna explained. “When girls succeed, so does society.”

In addition to Anna, the incoming members of the 2016 U.S. News STEM Leadership Hall of Fame are: Norman C. Francis, president emeritus, Xavier University of Louisiana; Ellen Kullman, retired chair and chief executive officer, DuPont; Edward B. Rust Jr., chairman, State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company; and John J. Tracy, Ph.D., chief technology officer, The Boeing Company.

“These five trailblazers are an inspiration to all of us and are a driving force as the nation strives to bolster its STEM pipeline and equip America’s students with the science and tech skills they’ll need for both their personal and professional lives,” said Brian Kelly, U.S. News editor and chief content officer.

U.S. News is honoring valued innovators and visionaries whose initiatives collectively act as a blueprint for solving the STEM crisis.

Way to go, Anna!

It’s time for the 2nd annual National Girl Scout Cookie Recipe Contest

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Girl Scouts of the USA today announced the return of the National Girl Scout Cookie Recipe Contest, sponsored by Taste of Home, the leading multi-platform producer of information on food, cooking, and entertaining for home cooks around the world. From February 26 through March 25, Girl Scout cookie enthusiasts can create and submit their favorite dessert recipes using the iconic cookies as ingredients, for the chance to win prizes ranging from $250 to $500, plus a spotlight feature in Taste of Home magazine.

This year’s recipe contest kicks off during National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend (February 26–28), which has become a national holiday for Girl Scout Cookie fans. The weekend honors girls nationwide who positively impact their communities using their cookie earnings, funding “Take Action” projects and educational experiences such as raising awareness about Tourette’s syndrome and building a new storage shed for a school’s drama department. In short, selling cookies enables girls to make a difference that consumers support through their Girl Scout Cookie purchases. National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend also celebrates the essential “5 Skills” each #cookieboss learns through the Girl Scout Cookie Program—goal setting, decision making, money management, people skills, and business ethics—which are invaluable to a girl’s future.

“As we kick off National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend, I urge consumers to take pride in what buying a box of cookies really supports. Your purchase enables girls to learn important entrepreneurial skills and, through their earnings, positively impact their world,” said Anna Maria Chávez, CEO of Girl Scouts of the USA. “During this highly anticipated time of year, we are excited to collaborate withTaste of Home yet again, giving consumers a chance to share their fun and delicious cookie creations with the world while supporting girls. Now that’s a winning combination!”

The National Girl Scout Cookie Recipe Contest invites chefs of all levels, from home cooks to established professionals, to submit Girl Scout Cookie-inspired entries in one of four categories: (1) cakes, pies, cupcakes, (2) cookies, brownies, bars, (3) pudding, ice cream, gelatin desserts, and (4) candies. The culinary experts with the Taste of Home Test Kitchen, headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, will review and test each recipe, selecting the top 16—four from each category—based on taste, visual appeal, creativity, and crowd appeal.

From April 25 to May 1, members of the public will have a chance to vote for their favorite finalist recipes atgirlscouts.org/recipecontest. The recipes with the most votes in each category will win and be announced in May. Last year’s grand prize winner, 15-year-old Girl Scout Stephanie Salmento, created a recipe for Delightful Caramel Bars, a three-step, multilayered treat consisting of both Shortbreads/Trefoils and Caramel deLites/Samoas. The full recipes from all of last year’s 16 finalists—including delectable treats like Thin Mints Popcorn and Touch of Coconut Baklava—are available at girlscouts.org/recipes.

“As a Girl Scout alumna, I am so excited to be working with Girl Scouts for the second year in a row,” said Taste of Home Editor-in-Chief Catherine Cassidy. “We know how passionate people are about Girl Scout Cookies—last year’s contest received double the entries in half the amount of time of an average Taste of Home contest—and we can’t wait to see the delicious recipes entrants come up with this year!”

To learn more about the Girl Scout Cookie Program and to find Girl Scouts selling cookies near you, visit www.girlscoutcookies.org. To submit your favorite Girl Scout Cookie-inspired dessert recipe and view full contest guidelines, please visit girlscouts.org/recipecontest.

National Young Women of Distinction Livestream Tomorrow

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Submitted by Aimee Bianca

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Need a daily dose of inspiration? Look no further than Girl Scout Gold Award recipients! The Girl Scout Gold Award, which turns 100 in 2016, represents the highest achievement in Girl Scouting. And GSUSA’s ten 2015 National Young Women of Distinction represent the best of the best—their Gold Award projects demonstrated extraordinary leadership, have had measureable impact (and are sustainable), and addressed a local, national, and/or global issue. Also, GSUSA is excited to announce the participation of Robin McGraw as master of ceremonies, Jessica Minhas as moderator, and Frances Hesselbein as special guests.

Girl Scouts will be hosting the ceremony tomorrow, October 7, at 4:30pm MDT via Live Stream and will be presenting a moderated in-depth discussion with each 2015 National Young Women of Distinction. Click here to join the National Young Women of Distinction livestream event: http://www.captureandreleasemedia.com/nywod15/.

Share your thoughts and support during the livestream on social media using the hashtag #NYWOD15. Click here to learn more about all about this year’s National Young Women of Distinction and their Gold Award projects. http://www.girlscouts.org/en/press-room/press-room/news-releases/2015-NYWOD.html?utm_campaign=NewsFromGS_20150830&utm_medium=email&utm_source=NYWODtext&spMailingID=8026152&spUserID=MTUwOTA0MjU4MTYS1&spJobID=743400774&spReportId=NzQzNDAwNzc0S0

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Denver Metro Girl Scouts – International Campers Needing Host Famlies!

Calling on Colorado Girl Scouts in the metro Denver area!

Do you have a daughter between the ages of 11 and 13?

Would you like to be a host family for a girl between these ages (11 – 13) from the People’s Republic of China?

Five girls, participants of the CAPABLE TEENS program in China, are coming to the Denver for three weeks 17 July – 4 August 2013, chaperoned by Capable Teens representatives.  Host families in the metro Denver area are needed to provide room and board for a Chinese girl for approximately 10 days before and after Girl Scouts of CO (GSCO) resident camp during the three weeks.  By spending time with your family, these girls from the Suzhou area of China (near Shanghai) are hoping for a thorough immersion into American life.  The Chinese girls are already signed up for GSCO resident camp at Magic Sky  (“Moose Magic”, July 21-26) and for Girl Scout day camp (“Science in Our World”, Clement Park, Littleton, July 29-August 2).  Either girls will bring their own equipment or it will be provided by Capable Teens USA.

CAPABLE TEENS, modeled on the Boy Scouts of America scouting program, are bringing these young Chinese girls for an American girl experience as an American Girl Scout.  We need your help in welcoming these young girls to CO and the US and introducing them to the GSUSA way of Girl Scouting.  Small stipend per family available.

For more information and for an application, please contact:

Linda Fuller
Girl Program Coordinator, Capable Teens USA
linda.j.fuller@hotmail.com
303-909-2264