A Message To Girl Scouts From Justine Magazine

Update: Justine magazine just wants to let you know that the deadline for the Justine Magazine/Girl Scouts R.E.A.L. Girl Contest has been extended until March 25, 2011! That gives all of the girls in the council plenty of time to get their entry forms filled out and mailed in! This is a great opportunity to reward a girl in our council for being R.E.A.L: Remarkable, Energetic, Aspirational, Leader!

Click the image at left to enlarge and see details on how to enter.

A guest post from Justine magazine:

Hey Girl Scouts!!

Here at Justine magazine we are busy finishing up our Feb/March 2011 issue and are counting down to the holidays as we know you are!
Hang in there to do your best in these last days of school in 2010. . .your hard work will definitely pay off!

We are so excited to be working with Girl Scouts of the USA once again for our R.E.A.L. Girl contest which will feature one Girl Scout who is Remarkable*Energetic*Aspirational*Leader on our April/May 2011 cover. Your applications are beginning to roll in and we can’t wait to get to know each of you and to read about your amazing accomplishments. Entry forms are available at http://justinemagazine.com/real_girl_contest.htm or by clicking on the contest link below. Good luck to each of you . . .you could be our next winner!

AND . . . MORE EXCITING NEWS . . .to give you a snapshot of what Justine magazine is all about . . .we have created a special Justine E*Buzz just for you Girl Scouts. So throw on your comfy sweats and flip through the E*Buzz for tips on skincare, beauty, style and fitness and to meet last year’s R.E.A.L. Girl winner and finalists . . .plus read about former Girl Scouts Keke Palmer and Katie Armiger. To access your Justine E*Buzz, go here: http://www.justinemag-digital.com/justine/justine2010fall?sub_id=XMB3H7uWYKky

So . . . have a great holiday, and we will see you in 2011.

Our best,
Jana Pettey and the Justine Team


Girl Scouts Give A Gift, Get A Better One In Return

When the Girl Scout Cadettes in Girl Scout Troop 50088 heard that there would be girls living in the new Habitat for Humanity home in Marble Hill, they knew they wanted to do something special for those girls. They saved $250 from troop fundraisers to support their service project idea. But when they asked the girls who lived in the Habitat for Humanity home what they needed for their rooms, the girls said they had everything they really needed – but that they had a neighbor in Marble Hill who had just moved, and had no furniture or decorations in her room.

The Girl Scouts didn’t miss a beat, taking this new friend shopping for  bedroom furniture and accessories. They even set up the room and did a suspenseful room unveiling for her. “The look on her face was priceless,” wrote troop volunteers BJ Grindstaff and Cherly Dowd, “[We] all learned a very important lesson that day.” And they’ll continue to learn lessons together; the new neighbor is joining Girl Scouts!

“This is such a wonderful example of Girl Scouts taking action in their local community,” says Girl Scouts of the Missouri Heartland CEO Jennifer M. Orban, “These girls, and the girls who generously passed up the troop’s gift, really demonstrate the power that girls have.” For more information on how to join, volunteer, reconnect or donate to Girl Scouts, contact Community/Membership Development Specialist Amy Ybarra at 877-312-4764 x 1525 or aybarra@girlscoutsmoheartland.org.

(see original release here)

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