By: Falls Church Times Staff
May 28, 2012
George Mason High School English teacher Karin Tooze was honored at The Washington Post earlier this week as an Agnes Meyer Teacher of the Year. She was joined by other various winners from different school districts across the Washington, D.C. area. Click here for more from Lasso Online.
Bob Edgar, president of Common Cause, will speak on campaign finance reform at the annual meeting of the League of Women Voters of Falls Church on Saturday June 2. Non-members are invited to attend this year’s event, which will be held at La Cote d’Or Café, 6876 Lee Highway, in Arlington.
The League’s annual business meeting will begin at 11:30 a.m. Non-members are asked to arrive at noon, in time for the luncheon and Edgar’s speech. The cost of the luncheon for non-members is $35 and reservations must be received by May 24. A registration form is available at http://lwvfallschurch.org/files/2012_registration_and_meal_form.pdf.
Edgar served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1974-1986, representing a district in the Philadelphia suburbs. He served as general secretary of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA for seven years, before joining Common Cause in 2007. Common Cause is a national nonpartisan, non-profit “citizens” lobby working to make government at all levels more honest, open and accountable and to connect citizens with their democracy.
More information about the Falls Church League and its activities is available at http://www.lwvfallschurch.org/.
By VICTORIA KWASIBORSKI
May 28, 2012
The Girl Scout Bronze Award is the highest honor a Junior Girl Scout can receive. Included in the requirements for Bronze Award is a community service project; toward that requirement, these three Scouts from Troop 4861 collected donations of gently used blankets and linens to be distributed to area animal shelters and hospitals.
Here is an excerpted overview of the award from the GSA’s web site:
The Girl Scout Bronze Award is a leadership adventure and the highest honor a Girl Scout Junior can achieve. As you and your team plan and complete your project, you’ll develop more confidence, meet new people, and have the kind of fun that happens when you work with other Girl Scouts to make a difference.
Before beginning any work on your Bronze Award, please check with your Girl Scout council to know your council’s transition timeline.
Here is an overview of the requirements to earn the Girl Scout Bronze Award. In order to fully understand what councils expect from girls, please refer to the Bronze Award girl guidelines, the Bronze Award Adult guide, and the FAQs. For further information, please contact your local Girl Scout council.
Girl Scout Bronze Award Pre-Requisites
Girls must be in 4th or 5th grade (or equivalent) and be a registered Girl Scout Junior AND Complete a Junior Journey
An Overview to the Girl Scout Bronze Award Steps
- Build your Girl Scout Junior team.
- Explore your community.
- Choose your Girl Scout Bronze Award project.
- Make a plan.
- Put your plan in motion.
- Spread the word.
May 28, 2012 by Steven Valley · Comments Off