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July 4, 2005
A record number of Senior Girl Scouts from Mt. Wilson Vista Council, were awarded the highest honor in Girl Scouting, the Gold Award, at a ceremony on June 26 at St. Luke's Catholic Church in Temple City. Earning the Gold Award is the equivalent to the Boy Scout's Eagle Scout Award and is a two-year process in which a girl plans and implements a challenging, large-scale project that is innovative and of lasting value to her community and involves collaboration or interaction with other youth and adults.
NEWS
January 17, 2004
JOYCE RUDOLPH Having her painting on display in an international competition has been an exciting experience for Korin Faught of Glendale. Making the experience even sweeter is receiving the Gold Award in the student category from event sponsors, The Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles. The society is having its 42nd Illustration West Competition exhibit through Thursday at the Creative Arts Center in Burbank. With the Gold Award came a $1,000 scholarship that Faught will put toward tuition at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena where she is in her senior year.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Joyce Rudolph | December 31, 2010
Several area Girl Scouts are seeing a longtime dream come true today as participants in the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade. The young women have all received their Gold Award, the organization’s highest in honor, qualifying them for the Tournament Troop, which carries the banners announcing the award-winning floats in the parade. Boy Scouts who have earned the rank of Eagle Scout are also members. Participating in the Rose Parade provides Girl Scouts with an opportunity to showcase the importance of community service, said Mary Broomfield, marketing manager for Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 24, 2005
Once Upon a Time Bookstore presents a storytelling fund-raiser day to assist Childrens Hospital of Los Angeles in setting up a library. Girl Scout Troop 304 member Meagan Decker is undertaking this project for her scout Gold Award. Local high school students will be reading popular children's stories every 30 minutes. Admission to the readings is a new or used children's book. Book should be at the fourth grad reading level or below. Decker hopes to collect 150 for the hospital.
FEATURES
January 5, 2007
La Cañada Presbyterian Church's youth ministry will screen the "Invisible Children" at 7 p.m. on Jan. 12 in Burcham Hall, at 626 Foothill Blvd. in La Cañada. A follow-up question and answer session will follow, moderated by Ruth Barber, a senior Girl Scout working to achieve her Gold Award. This project will serve Ugandan children who flee their homes each night to escape abduction into the rebel army, where the rebels abduct young children into its ranks. Additionally, these children need donations of blankets, mats, pillows, clothes, shoes, stuffed animals or money.
LOCAL
January 7, 2005
Selected from among the most honored Girl Scouts in the Pasadena area to carry banners during the 2005 Tournament of Roses Parade were several Crescenta Valley residents. Scouts selected to be part of the Tournament Troop are Gold Award honorees, the highest award in Girl Scouting. Each had been a scout for at least 10 years and had spent a minimum of 50 hours on a project to benefit the community. In addition, troop members provided a letter of reference with their application and passed a personal interview.
LOCAL
By Mary O'Keefe | November 19, 2004
Last weekend at Dunsmore Park a group of girls learned first-hand how much fun science can be. The event was a science fair especially for girls, presented by Senior Girl Scout Meghan Ehrlich from Troop 213, who conducted the science camp as part of her Gold Award project. In order to earn an award equivalent to Boy Scouting's Eagle rank, Ehrlich had to get her science fair idea approved by the Mount Wilson Vista Girl Scout Council. Gold Award projects must improve the community.
FEATURES
By Ruth Longoria | November 14, 2008
Crescenta Valley High School senior Holly Stevens has a passion for plants and people. The youth loves to garden and encourage the planting of drought tolerant plant, as well as work with young people at area middle schools through Builder’s Club, a younger version of Kiwanis’ Key Clubs. Stevens — who was recently honored for her community service efforts with the Senior of the Year award from the Crescenta Valley Chamber of Commerce — is this week’s CV Sun All Star.
NEWS
December 24, 2003
Robert Chacon Spurred by an interest in history and a desire to earn the Girl Scouts of the United States of America's highest award, a local teen has written a children's version of the history of the Crescenta Valley. La Crescenta resident Christine Schaefer earned the Girl Scouts Gold Award by writing a 22-page book, called "The History of the Crescenta Valley: The Kid's Version." The book begins with a description of the local Native Americans who named the valley where they lived Tujunga, and ends with the completion of the Foothill (210)
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ENTERTAINMENT
By Joyce Rudolph | December 31, 2010
Several area Girl Scouts are seeing a longtime dream come true today as participants in the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade. The young women have all received their Gold Award, the organization’s highest in honor, qualifying them for the Tournament Troop, which carries the banners announcing the award-winning floats in the parade. Boy Scouts who have earned the rank of Eagle Scout are also members. Participating in the Rose Parade provides Girl Scouts with an opportunity to showcase the importance of community service, said Mary Broomfield, marketing manager for Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles.
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SPORTS
By Gabriel Rizk | May 10, 2010
GLENDALE — The following are updates on area athletes at the collegiate level.   Danny Casey (Glendale Community College, 2009) junior, Concordia University Irvine baseball: Casey was awarded for his slick glove work at third base this season by being named to the 2010 Golden State Athletic Conference Gold Glove team on Thursday. While helping the Eagles (27-22), who are seeded sixth for the first round of the GSAC tournament at California Baptist University on Monday, post their highest win total since 2007, Casey made eight errors in 103 chances, started four double plays and enters the postseason with 64 assists.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Joyce Rudolph | August 15, 2009
Girl Scout Kelly Arthur, 17, looked to her passion when deciding what volunteer project she’d like to explore for her Gold Award. Arthur is a member of Troop 2801 and she received the award, which is similar to becoming an Eagle Scout in Boy Scouts, in June. “It’s a culmination of all you’ve learned in Girl Scouts and you apply that to a project,” she said. The La Cañada High School senior has raised funds to purchase cleaning supplies and toys for the Glendale Humane Society since ninth grade as an officer of the Animal Aid Club, a campus organization, she said.
FEATURES
By Alison Kjeldgaard | February 26, 2009
Barbie Butters saw her Girl Scout gold award project come full circle Monday when she delivered foster-care bags to Hathaway-Sycamores Child and Family Services, a nonprofit children’s mental health and welfare agency in Pasadena. Barbie, 16, is a student at Glendale High School and a member of troop 826 in the Girl Scouts’ Mt. Wilson Vista Council. After months of preparation and fundraising, she and her mother, Beverly, delivered 50 bags full of hygienic supplies and comfort items to the Hathaway-Sycamores office, where they will be given away to children as they are placed in a foster home.
NEWS
By Christina Zdawczyk | January 12, 2009
SUBMITTED BY: Christina Zdawczyk La Cañada Flintridge, California 818.790.6546 HEADLINE:  Girl Scout urges "Recycle Me Please!" at Women’s Club Federation Meeting COPY:  Tina Zdawczyk, a Senior Girl Scout from La Cañada Troop #989, spoke to an audience of about 75 women’s club leaders at a meeting of the General Federation of Women's Clubs (G.F.W.C.), San Gabriel Valley District, last Friday, January 9, at the Covina Woman's Clubhouse about the pressing need for more organ donors.
FEATURES
By Ruth Longoria | November 14, 2008
Crescenta Valley High School senior Holly Stevens has a passion for plants and people. The youth loves to garden and encourage the planting of drought tolerant plant, as well as work with young people at area middle schools through Builder’s Club, a younger version of Kiwanis’ Key Clubs. Stevens — who was recently honored for her community service efforts with the Senior of the Year award from the Crescenta Valley Chamber of Commerce — is this week’s CV Sun All Star.
FEATURES
June 29, 2007
For her Gold Award project, Montrose resident and Senior Girl Scout Jennifer Kang increased awareness about the treatment of women in Africa who are ostracized for a trauma they endured during childbirth. She hopes to one day turn her Gold Award project, the result of efficient planning, innovation, and extraordinary leadership skills, into a non-profit organization. Kang and 84 fellow Senior Girl Scouts from Mt. Wilson Vista Council were awarded the highest honor in Girl Scouting, the Gold Award, for their achievements at a ceremony on Saturday, June 16 at the Arcadia council.
NEWS
By Joe Puglia | May 25, 2007
I inspected their ranks with a meticulous eye for detail and distant memories kindled a distant past. It was déjà vu and required a sense of self-imposed discipline that brought me back to the present. One does not escape the past and as I crossed the bridge I realized that these were little girls, not U.S. Marines. Straighten up. Face forward. Stop laughing. Focus! These were gentle reminders as I prepared the color guard of Girl Scout Junior Troop 899 and frantically wiped the remnants of chocolate pudding from noses and lips.
FEATURES
January 5, 2007
La Cañada Presbyterian Church's youth ministry will screen the "Invisible Children" at 7 p.m. on Jan. 12 in Burcham Hall, at 626 Foothill Blvd. in La Cañada. A follow-up question and answer session will follow, moderated by Ruth Barber, a senior Girl Scout working to achieve her Gold Award. This project will serve Ugandan children who flee their homes each night to escape abduction into the rebel army, where the rebels abduct young children into its ranks. Additionally, these children need donations of blankets, mats, pillows, clothes, shoes, stuffed animals or money.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 13, 2006
Violist Danielle Farina, for whom the Concerto was written, will appear as guest soloist for the performance on Jan. 21When The Pasadena Symphony presents its first concert of the New Year on Jan. 21, the program will include a work that couldn't possibly be any newer -- the world premiere performance of composer Peter Schickele's Concerto for Viola and Orchestra. However, those who also enjoy hearing works from the traditional classical music repertoire will be pleased to learn that the orchestra will perform Schubert's Symphony No. 6 in C major and Tchaikovsky's Serenade for Strings.
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