Greenwich teen educates local cheer team on concussion awareness and stunting safety.
Greenwich, CT (February 3, 2020) - Sarah Peng, a Greenwich High School Junior and Girl Scout has finished her Gold Award project for concussion awareness and stunting safety for the North Mianus Bull Dog Cheerleading Team in the Fall of 2019.
Sarah Peng has been a Girl Scout since the 2nd grade at North Mianus School. Peng was a previous Bulldog Cheerleader and is now a High School Assistant Cheer Coach for the North Mianus Bulldogs. She saw that there was a need to educate cheerleaders on concussion symptoms and awareness.
“I believe it was important for the cheerleaders to be more aware of the signs and symptoms of concussions because it promotes them to be safer cheerleaders and better teammates.” Sarah Peng, Girl Scout Ambassador
Peng reached out to Jennifer Rigg-Brandt, 2019 head of cheer for the North Mianus Bulldogs to share her Gold Project. She provided information on concussion systems and awareness of general concussion symptoms and awareness to the coaches and cheerleaders. There are three levels of cheer and each program was directed to the needs of the Bantams, Juniors and Seniors.
The prestigious Gold Award is the highest award a girl can earn in Girl Scouting, and it is often compared to the Eagle Scout in Boys Scouts. “An award with national standards, it acknowledges an individual’s accomplishments, leadership, commitment, creativity, and personal effort in trying to make the world a better place,” according to Girl Scouts of the USA.
Each Gold Award project solves a community issue and improves lives while girls build their personal leadership skills and inspire others to community action. In order to earn the Gold Award, Senior and Ambassador scouts in grades 9 to 12 spend at least 80 hours researching issues, assessing their community’s needs and resources, building a team and making a sustainable impact through their project. For more information contact Frances Wu Nobay at firstname.lastname@example.org
Greenwich Girl Scouts Announce Election Day Cookie Booths
A limited early release of Girl Scout cookies will greet voters on November 5, 2019 at select Greenwich school polling stations and locations. Voters can also donate cookies to current U.S. military and veterans through the Girl Scouts Cookies for Heroes Program.
Greenwich, Connecticut (November 1st, 2019) – Greenwich Girl Scouts will run cookie sale booths at school polling stations including Central Middle, Glenville Elementary, North Mianus Elementary, North Street Elementary and Old Greenwich Elementary schools. The November 5thsale is a limited early release of the famous Girl Scout Cookies which are normally only available during the March cookie season. The Girl Scouts will also be taking donations for Cookies for Heroes, which sends cookies to active duty service members and veterans stateside and overseas.
Cookie sales help support Greenwich Girl Scouts community service projects and educational programming. Participating Girl Scouts also benefit by observing the election process while learning valuable financial and sales skills.
“We love getting our Girl Scouts out and about on Election Day to learn about our nation's political process and practice the five skills of the Girl Scout Cookie Program: goal setting, decision making, people skills, money management, and business ethics.” Frances Wu Nobay, Greenwich Girl Scouts Co-Service Unit Manager (Volunteer).
The current cookie booth schedule shown below can also be found on the Greenwich Girl Scout website at www.greenwichgirlscouts.com.
CENTRAL MIDDLE SCHOOL6:00 am - 10:00 am
NORTH MIANUS SCHOOL10:00am-12:00pm
OLD GREENWICH SCHOOL9:00am-11:00am
STOP AND SHOP
161 W. Putnam Ave.
1:00pm-3:00pmIf you miss them at the polls, Girl Scout troops will also be holding some additional booths during the following dates and times.
11/2/2019 10:00 am - 1:00 pm Stop and Shop, 161 West Putnam Avenue
11/3/2019 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Stop and Shop, 161 West Putnam Avenue
11/9/2019 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm Vineyard Vines, Greenwich Avenue
About the Girl Scout Cookie Program:
Proceeds from Girl Scout cookies stay local and support local needs. Whether it’s a science, technology, engineering, or math activity that creates future opportunities, a service project to benefit our community, or a travel program that increases intercultural understanding, Girl Scout cookies make it possible! When you support the Girl Scout Cookie Program, you’re also giving girls the chance to build entrepreneurial skills and confidence .
About the Greenwich Girl Scouts:
The Greenwich Girl Scouts is a Service Unit of the Girl Scouts of Connecticut. Girl Scouts are the preeminent leadership development organization for girls. With programs from coast to coast and across the globe, Girl Scouts offers every girl a chance to practice a lifetime of leadership, adventure, and success. Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. For more information on our mission visit the Girl Scouts of Connecticut website: www.gsofct.org
GREENWICH, Connecticut - October 22, 2019 - The Greenwich Girl Scouts held a free Career Fair for Girls on Sunday, October 20, 2019 at the Greenwich YWCA featuring more than 25 local women from various professions.The interactive event highlighted the responsibilities and required education foreach job. Girls learned about careers in law, sampled delicious cookies made by a pastry chef, and observed a microbiologist performing ascience experiment. Women leaders in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math)focused careers, such as a software engineer, explained togirls about the opportunities available in these fast growing industries.
Donna Rosato, a professional journalist from Consumer Reports, gave the participants creative writing strategies they could use in their classes at school. Elizabeth Cleary from Lefebvre Financial Services used bills and coins to help girls visualize budgeting and smart money choices. Katie Fong, a Greenwich fashion designer, brought fabric swatches and paper dolls for girls to create their own dress designs.
Female representatives from the Greenwich Emergency Medical Services Explorer Post, along with Supervisor Eirinn Rickard, displayed a defibrillator as well as a fully stocked first aid kit for the girls to examine. The girls also enjoyed trying on turnout gear as Firefighter Lisa Wolak spoke about her experience in the Greenwich Fire Department.
"All girls dream about what they want to be when they grow up but they often don't know what is out there or how to attain it. It is hard to imagine when you're young that writing essays in school can translate into a career in journalism, or learning geometry can be the path to becoming an architect. This Career Fair gives girls of all ages an opportunity to meet successful women who transformed their early interests into their life's goals. We hope that this event gives young ladies the knowledge and inspiration needed to follow their dreams." Annie Brown, Greenwich Girl Scouts.
About the Greenwich Girl Scouts:
The Greenwich Girl Scout is a Service Unit of the Girl Scouts of Connecticut. Girl Scouts are the preeminent leadership development organization for girls. And with programs from coast to coast and across the globe, Girl Scouts offers every girl a chance to practice a lifetime of leadership, adventure, and success. Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. For more information on our mission visit the Girl Scouts of Connecticut website:www.gsofct.org
Any girls interested in joining the Greenwich Girl Scouts can contact Volunteer Recruiter Annie Brown 203-869-5344 or GreenwichGSRecruitment@gmail.com.