Passenger in Wisconsin hit-and-run that killed 3 Girl Scouts and a woman pleads no contest for role in crash
John Stender, 24, of Eau Claire, entered the plea Monday to aiding a felon-falsifying information. A misdemeanor charge relating to huffing from an aerosol can was dismissed.chicagotribune.com
Girl Scout troop from homeless shelter sells 26,000 boxes of cookies
A Girl Scout troop in Iowa just shattered their goal for cookie sales – but Troop 64224 is unlike any other. The number of Girl Scouts in the troop varies depending on how many live at MICAH House. "I have a couple girls that will stop me in the hallway and say, 'When is the next Girl Scouts?' Like all Girl Scouts, this troop sells cookies each year. "Not unusual for a Girl Scout troop to have an event for people to come pick up their cookies.cbsnews.com
What’s News Today: STEM Center, food collection drive
The Pittsylvania/Danville Health District is holding a COVID-19 testing clinic today. You can get a test between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. at the Frith Fine Arts Center at Averett University. Roanoke Mutual Aid is holding a food drive today. It’s unveiling a Mobile STEM Center today, allowing the Girl Scouts to take STEM Opportunities to communities throughout the region. The Virginia Department of Health holds a COVID-19 vaccine clinic today.
You can soon order Girl Scouts cookies right from Grubhub
ROAONKE, Va. – It is that time of year when Girl Scouts across the country and here at home turn into cookie CEOs. This year, you don’t even have to leave your home to get the delicious treat as the Girl Scouts are partnering with Grubhub to deliver cookies right to your door. Local Girl Scouts will track and fulfill orders, manage inventory, and more while using Grubhub’s technology and delivery service. Grubhub is waiving its fees so proceeds will continue to benefit Girl Scout troops. “When people put in their order through Grubhub for their Girl Scout cookies a Grubhub delivery driver will show up here in Roanoke at the Girl Scout headquarters and there will be a troop there to give them the cookies and then the Grubhub driver will deliver it right to your doorstep, so contact-free delivery,” explained Jennifer Pfister with Girl Scouts of Virginia Skyline Council.
Girl Scout cookies available for delivery from Grubhub
For the first time, the Girl Scouts will partner with food delivery service Grubhub to deliver its beloved cookies that its members sell annually to support youth programs and activities. The partnership will allow the Girl Scouts to safely sell cookies during the pandemic through contact-free pickup and delivery. The Girl Scouts sell roughly 200 million packages of cookies — nearly $800 million worth — during each cookie season. To find out if Grubhub will be delivering Girl Scout cookies in your area, you can enter your zip code on a special page of its website. To find contact-free cookie booths in your area visit www.girlscoutcookies.org or text COOKIES to 59618 (message and data rates may apply), or download the official Girl Scout Cookie Finder app.cbsnews.com
Girls Scouts accuse Boy Scouts of poaching members in legal battle
Teen girl to become one of the first female Eagle ScoutsTeen girl to become one of the first female Eagle ScoutsThe Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts are locked in a battle over recruiting, with the Girl Scouts accusing the Boy Scouts of poaching potential members. The girls organization says that the Boy Scouts of America, or BSA, have been unfairly recruiting girls to its ranks, essentially raiding its membership base, amid dwindling enrollment in both groups, according to a legal brief. "As a result of Boy Scouts' infringement, parents have mistakenly enrolled their daughters in Boy Scouts thinking it was Girl Scouts," lawyers for the Girl Scouts said, adding that this hadn't been an issue prior to 2018, when the change was first made. Last month, the Boy Scouts called the suit "utterly meritless" and asked a judge to toss it out. "The rampant confusion and damage to the girl scouts brand was the predicted, and intended, result."cbsnews.com
Girls Scouts of Virginia Skyline educating next generation about election process
ROANOKE, Va. – Taking time in an election year to educate the next generation on voting. The Girl Scouts of Virginia Skyline launched a Future Voter Series. For seven weeks, Girl Scouts will learn about the party system, different branches of government, the electoral college and more. The idea came about after scout leaders started asking questions themselves about the election process. Anyone can register for the Future Voter Series by clicking here.
Girl Scouts rescued by boat after lightning strike at campsite
A group of Girl Scouts were rescued by boat Friday night after lightning struck their campsite near the Minnesota-Canada border, authorities said. The Girl Scouts of Minnesota and Wisconsin posted on Facebook that all the girls were "back at the canoe base and have changed into dry clothes and were sipping on warm beverages." The Girl Scouts said no one was injured, and initial reports that scouts were struck by lightning turned out to be incorrect. We're happy to share that all nine members of the Girl Scouts are safe! Tim Walz called the rescue "Minnesota at its best."cbsnews.com
Rescuers reach Girl Scouts struck by lightning in Minnesota
The St. Louis County Rescue Squad confirmed early Saturday that crews had reached the scouts on a Knife Lake island and would bring the entire party out. The "patients and uninjured scouts" arrived at Moose Landing just before 4 a.m., according to an update from the squad.chicagotribune.com
Tom Hanks helps Girl Scouts sell cookies
Tom Hanks helps Girl Scouts sell cookies Tom Hanks went above and beyond to help some Girl Scouts in the Bay Area sell cookies. In addition to making an extra donation, the Oscar winner took pictures with fans -- as long as they bought cookies, too.cbsnews.com
Girl Scouts fall victim to counterfeit cash
Girl Scouts fall victim to counterfeit cash A Girl Scout troop in California is a few dollars lighter after crooks used fake 50-dollar bills to purchase cookies. A pen used to detect counterfeit cash did not identify the bill as fake at the time of purchase, but the girls uncovered the scam when they attempted to break the bill with a cashier. KCAL-TV's Crystal Cruz reports.cbsnews.com