Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Girl Scouts Attend National Women's Bassmaster Tournament

Girls Scouts got a special treat over the weekend as they were invited by ESPN and B.A.S.S. to attend the Women's Bassmaster Championship that took place on Lake Hamilton in Hot Springs. The event made history because that day the WBT Angler of the Year Kim Bain was decided. For the first time in history this woman will get to be the only woman to fish in the Bassmaster Classic, the Superbowl of fishing tournaments. It was great to be a part of such an event.

Of Course Girl Scouts got a lesson in fishing from Angler Robin Babb and practiced their skills at casting in a contest! Here are some pictures from the event.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Pumpkins in the Forest

Pumpkins in the Forest was a scream! Check it out.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Girl Scouts at Race for the Cure

Here are some pictures troop leaders have sent from the Girl Scouts - Diamonds team at Race for the Cure. To see your pictures and stories on the blog email kthornton@girlscoutsdiamonds.org

Monday, October 13, 2008

A Must See: Dove's "Evolution"

Dove's Campaign for Real Beauty seeks to improve self esteem in girls and women. Their website is an excellent resource for facts, studies and the truth on real beauty. The site also has a few interesting videos that give a glimpse into why we have such a distorted view of beauty. Please share this video with your troop, friends and family. They will be surprised when they see how Hollywood's standard of beauty isn't even real.

Check out their website at http://www.dove.us/#/cfrb/

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Harvesting Healthy Habits

Girl Scouts participated in the program "Harvesting Healthy Habits" this weekend. This was through Alliance for a Healthier Generation and Clinton Library. Girls learned the importance of eating healthy and exercise.

These Girl Scouts were drinking water and to pose for the picture they were told to act as if that was the best tasting water they had ever had!

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Girl Scouts Hold Radford House Dedication Event

The Girl Scout Radford House in Hot Springs recently underwent renovations to receive a new kitchen and bathhouse. On Thursday, September 25th Girl Scouts, volunteers and alumni met for a dedication event to celebrate the new and improved Radford House! During the event Flo Dietz was honored for her 55 years of service to the Girl Scout organization. Thank you to the volunteers who spent countless hours of work on the building and grounds. Radford House can now be enjoyed by more Girl Scouts from across the council and country. Here are a few pictures from the great evening.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

About Us

Girl Scouts is reinvigorating its structure to make the most effective use of community resources and to deliver a superior Girl Scout Leadership Experience to even more girls in the area. The five presently existing councils in Arkansas are combining into a single council. The new council, Girl Scouts-Diamonds of Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas will begin serving girls on October 1, 2008.

The new council will encompass all counties in Arkansas except Crittenden; will include Adair, Sequoyah and LeFlore counties in Oklahoma; and Cass and Bowie counties in Texas. While the geographic area of the council will change, the mission to build girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place, is unwavering. Council volunteers and staff remain fully committed to providing relevant and quality program opportunities for girls, and look forward to bringing the strengths of the NOARK, Mount Magazine, Conifer, Crowley’s Ridge, and Ouachita councils together for their benefit.

“We are excited about the opportunities this alignment presents,” said Debbie Jones, Little Rock, co- chair of the Council Realignment Committee. “It strengthens our position as a community-based organization and allows us to focus our efforts on working with girls to develop their leadership skills, connect with others, and take action to identify and address issues facing them and their communities.”

Through the new council, girls will explore outdoor and year-round program opportunities at the Council’s camps. Efforts to reach girls at risk will be expanded, and more resources will be allocated to provide programs and activities to girls who have not yet had the opportunity to experience Girl Scouting.

The organization’s larger territory will present more opportunities for volunteers and girls to work with and learn from girls and adults from diverse backgrounds.

Girl Scouts-Diamonds of Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas will serve more than 18,000 girls and more than 6,800 adult members. The council’s administrative headquarters will be located in Little Rock.

Girl Scouts - Diamonds DAY ONE!

This is the beginning of something great!!!!