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Get your Girl Scouts News here! The latest, greatest stories and community conversations about Girl Scouts are shared with you right here. Did you or your troop make the local news on TV, in the newspaper or on the radio (in 2017-2018)? Then let us know by sending us a link to the recent article (or paper version in the mail) or link to the TV or radio stations website: and in return we'll send you (for free) our exclusive GSVSC "Media Stars" patches in celebration of your great media accomplishment! We're looking for news stories that highlight your troop either in photos or as the main part of a media story. More details on earning the main patch and its segments can be found here.

Culpeper High grad, service dog partner win Girl Scout awards
Culpeper Star-Exponent, October 2018

Mountain Day Festival photo of Girl Scout Troop 8012
News-Gazette, Lexington, October 2018

Scout project is in the bag
The Roanoke Times, Roanoke & New River Valleys, October 2018

Girl Scout Troops 44 & 444 in Homecoming Parade
Jouett Elementary School Facebook page, October 2018

Girls Scouts Get Lesson in Engineering at PVCC
NBC-29, Charlottesville, October 2018

Girl Scout Troop #1302 Bridging Ceremony
The Enterprise, Patrick Co., October 2018

Girl Scout Day with the UVA Field Hockey
Virginia Field Hockey Facebook page, October 2018

CHIP Fall Festival made for fun-filled day for local families (Girl Scouts highlighted)
WSLS-TV 10, Roanoke & New River Valleys, October 2018

Resau earns Gold, Triumph awards 
Culpeper Times, September 2018

JMRL Screens a Movie for Girl Scouts
NBC-29, Charlottesville, September 2018

Visits Girl Scouts (Troop 718)
Virginian Review, Covington/Alleghany/Bath area, September 2018

Thank You to Troop 750 (pet supply drive)
Rockingham-Harrisonburg SPCA Facebook page, September 2018

Extra Credit: Troop 944's Bronze Award
The Daily Progress, Charlottesville/Central VA, September 2018

Badging Up: The Girl Scouts unveil over 30 new "STEM-focused" badges.
Valley Business FRONT magazine, Roanoke Valley, September 2018

Office of the Sheriff, Franklin Co Facebook page, August 2018

Attend Show (Girl Scout Troop 718)
Virginian Review, Covington/Alleghany/Bath area, August 2018

Teach girls empowerment and life skills with Girl Scouts
WFXR-Fox TV, Living Local Show, Roanoke Valley, August 2018

WMHS graduate finishes Gold Award project
Greene County Record, August 2018

National S'mores Day with the Girl Scouts
WSET-13, Lynchburg & Central VA, August 2018

Celebrate National S'mores Day with the Girl Scouts
What's News Today: August 10, 2018
WSLS-10, Roanoke & New River Valleys, August 2018

Girl Scouts go 'over the edge' to raise money
CBS-19, Charlottesville, August 2018

Fundraiser Participants Scale the Side of a Building to Support Girl Scouts
NBC-29, Charlottesville, August 2018

Local Girl Scout troops attend dog show to learn about dog ownership: Dog days of summer
WDBJ-7, Roanoke & New River Valleys, August 2018

Amherst Girl Scouts trade cookies for power tools
WSET-TV 13, Lynchburg, Southside VA & Central VA, July 2018

Girl Scouts expand summer camp, add new badges
WHSV-3, Harrisonburg, July 2018

New 21st century badges for Girl Scouts
RappNews, Rappahannock Co., July 2018

Thirty new Girl Scout badges now available to power girl leadership in key 21st century issues
Augusta Free Press, July 2018

Girl Scouts build benches for Neighbors Helping Neighbors
The News & Advance, Lynchburg & Central VA, July 2018

PHOTOS: Girl Scouts spruce up community garden at library
The Gazette-Virginian & Halifax County South Boston Public Library Facebook page, Halifax County, July 2018

Worrell says saving the environment starts with ‘small switches’
Carroll News, June 2018

Volunteers of all ages help repair Radford cemetery (Radford Troop 877 involved in cleanup efforts)
WDBJ-TV 7, Roanoke & New River Valleys, June 2018

Girl Scouts offer schools "buddy benches"
The Orange County Review, June 2018

Girl Scouts and Sweet Briar award first joint scholarship
Sweet Briar College News, June 2018

Girl Scout’s top cookie sellers celebrated
The Gazette-Virginian, Halifax County, June 2018

Girl Scouts’ ‘Over The Edge’ Event
WNRN, Community Connection, Charlottesville, June 2018

Madison Heights girls masters the art of the cookie sale deal
Amherest New Era-Progress, May 2018

Girl Scouts celebrate cookie sales champs
NRV Section, The Roanoke Times, May 2018

Sisters top list of Roanoke Valley Girl Scout cookie sellers
The Roanoke Times, May 2018

Botetourt County Girl Scouts among top cookie sellers
The Roanoke Times, Roanoke & New River Valleys, May 2018

Girl Scout Troop's Buddy Bench Project Aims to Help the Community Heal After August 12 Events
NBC29 TV, Charlottesville, May 2018

Girl Scouts During the Great War
The News Leader, Staunton, May 2018

Local Girl Scout sells thousands of cookies
CBS-19, Greater Charlottesville region, May 2018

Albemarle County 8 Year Old Sells Over 3,000 Boxes of Girl Scout Cookies
NBC29 TV, Charlottesville, May 2018

Flag Ettiquette Workshop with VFW (Troop 1323)
The Virginian Review, Covington/Alleghany/Highland, May 2018

Covington Memorial Day Celebration (Troop 1323 in parade photos)
The Alleghany Journal, May 2018

Food pantry donation (Troop 1302)
The Enterprise, Patrick County, May 2018

Girl Scouts role in WWI is topic of museum exhibit
The Southwest Times, Wytheville, May 2018

Down Memory Lane for May 24: Girl Scout Gold Award firsts in Rappahannock County
RappNews, Rappahannock County, May 2018

New Girl Scouts exhibit on display at museum in Wytheville
WDBJ-TV 7, Roanoke & New River Valleys, May 2018

Girl Scouts During the Great War
Daily News Leader, Staunton, May 2018

Vinton Dogwood Festival Parade (GS Troop 749 wins 3rd place in float competition)
The Vinton Messenger & VNM Facebook page, May 2018

CitySpace Art Exhibit Sends Message on Foster Care (GS Troop 5002 in parade footage)
WVIR-TV NBC-29, Charlottesville, May 2018

Girl Scout Day at Highland
CBS-19, Charlottesville, May 2018

Albemarle County Girl Scout Troop Lends Hand to Nonprofit with Dog House Construction
WVIR-TV NBC-29, Charlottesville, April 2018

Winners Announced for Vinton Girl Scout Troop 94 Pinewood Derby
The Vinton Messenger, April 2018

Camp Sacajawea, 'well-loved' part of the community, suffers damage from storm
The News & Advance, Lynchburg, April 2018

Camp Sacajawea hosting community cleanup for extensive tornado damage
WSET-TV 13, April 2018

Helping Hands: Martinsville Girl Scout works to support City of Hope
Martinsville Bulletin, April 2018

Olivia: Girl Scout cookie-selling phenom
The Cavalier Daily, Charlottesville, April 2018

Girl Scouts helping elderly community in Elkton
WHSV-TV 3, Harrisonburg, March 2018

Roanoke City Council Proclaims March 12 as Girl Scout Day
Roanoke Valley TV3 & City Council Facebook Live, March 2018

Junior Troop 5002 Bronze Award Project Kudos & Highlights
The Greene County Animal Shelter of Virginia, March 2018

Pair Your Favorite Cookies with Your Favorite Beer
WSLS-TV 10, Roanoke & New River Valleys, March 2018

Dan River Region youths race in Pinewood Derby to ‘teach the kids and let them have fun’
Danville Register & Bee, March 2018

Local women collaborate for International Women's Day panel in Roanoke (GS presenter & troop for flag ceremony)
WDBJ TV-7, Roanoke & New River Valleys, March 2018

Celebrate International Women's Day on Thursday
The Roanoke Times, March 2018

Girl Scout Patch Day at Wilson museum
The Roanoke Times, March 2018

Girl Scouts camping trip scheduled for April
Our Valley Media, New River Valley, March 2018

Bridgewater Ruritans Hold Meeting (Girl Scout Troop 1111 in photo & story for presenting program at meeting)
Daily News-Record, Harrisonburg, March 2018

Pop-Up Science: Local residents study new JOIDES exhibit 
Martinsville library set to host unique exhibit
Letter to the Editor: A chance to inspire
(Girl Scout collaboration)
Martinsville Bulletin, February 2018

Girl Scout troop celebrates World Thinking Day
Charlottesville Newsplex (CBS/Fox/ABC), February 2018

Troop 323 Thin Mint Ice Cream
WDBJ-TV 7, Roanoke & New River Valleys, February 2018

National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend this coming weekend
Augusta Free Press, February 2018

Names and Changes: New GSVSC Board of Directors
The Roanoke Times, Februrary 2018

Extra Credit: Rachel Schweitzer Makes GSVSC Board
The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, February 2018

Sweet Briar's Melissa Richards elected to Girl Scouts board of directors
Sweet Briar College News, Amherst County, February 2018

Girl Scouts Help Spring Hill Baptist Church Host Homeless
Greene County Record, January 2018

Thin Mint Mania (Troop 352)
C-Ville Weekly, Charlottesville, January 2018

Daytime Kitchen: Get Creative with your Favorite Girl Scout Cookies
WSLS-TV 10, Roanoke & New River Valleys, January 2018   

Cookie College teaches Girl Scouts the tricks of the trade for selling treats
The Roanoke Times, January 2018 

Girl Scouts of Virginia Skyline Council kicks off 2018 Girl Scout Cookie Season
Augusta Free Press, January 2018

Cookie College 2018
WSLS-TV 10, January 2018

Girl Scout Troop 32 (spotlight)
Forest Lakes Neighbors magazine, January 2018

Roanoke County Girl Scout focuses on animals for Gold Award project
The Roanoke Times, December 2017

Junior Girl Scout Troop 333 Bronze Award Service Project
Green Meadows Veterinary Service Facebook Page & Rockingham-Harrisonburg SPCA Facebook Page, December 2017

Rockburg Girl Scouts win 1st place in Christmas Parade (interviews)
Daily News-Record (Harrisonburg), December 2017

Nelson celebrates Christmas parade's return to Lovingston (photo of Nelson County SU Girl Scouts & quote from a Girl Scout member)
Nelson County Times, December 2017

Roanoke Valley Girl Scouts spotlighted for volunteering as Shopper Angels
Slam Duncan's Children's Charity Facebook Page, December 2017

Girl Scouts visit Cannery
Franklin County Times, December 2017

Girl Scout Troop 746 & 970 in Danville Christmas Parade
River City TV, December 2017

Girl Scout Troop 845 in Chatham Christmas Parade (photo)
Danville Register & Bee, December 2017

Amazing work by Girl Scouts of Virginia Skyline Council Troop #640 and Troop #290
Meals on Wheels of Charlottesville/Albmarle Facebook page, November 2017

Brownies and Daisies from Girl Scouts of Virginia Skyline Council Girl Scout Troop 170 came in and completed community service
Roanoke Valley SPCA Facebook page, November 2017

Bedford County Girl Scouts Help Decorate Tree at Elk Home
English Meadows -Elks Home Campus Facebook page, November 2017

Elkton Troop 333 Pet Food Donation to SPCA
Rockingham-Harrisonburg SPCA, November 2017

Girl Scout Troop 94 in Veterans Parade
WSLS-TV 10, Roanoke & New River Valleys, November 2017

Charlottesville Nonprofit Plants Trees in East McIntire Park (Girl Scout Troop 3080 a part of story)
NBC-29 WVIR-TV, Charlottesville, November 2017

Girl Scouts host a special Halloween celebration
CBS-19, Charlottesville, Oct. 2017

Girl Scout organizes dental project for Gold Award
The Roanoke Times, Roanoke & New River Valleys, Oct. 2017

Girl Scout Troop 845 Installs "Blessing Box"
Star-Tribune, Chatham/Pittsylvania Co., Oct. 2017

Centerfest fun (Bedford Girl Scouts display)
Bedford Bulletin, Oct. 2017

Death Before Dishonor (interview with local Girl Scouts on what honor means to them)
BackStory (internet radio & blog), Sept. 2017

Fabric retailer partners with local Girl Scouts
News Messenger, New River Valley, Sept. 2017

Over the Edge (GSVSC fundraiser event)
WINA NewsRadio, Charlottesville, Sept. 2017
CBS-19, Charlottesville, Sept. 2017
NBC-29 WVIR-TV, Charlottesville, Sept. 2017
The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, Sept. 2017

Pumpkin Patch Opening Day-Scout Day (Brownie GS interview)
WFXR-Fox News, Roanoke Valley, August 2017

Girl Scout to hold driver classes (Gold Award project)
The News-Virginian, Staunton/Waynesboro, Sept. 2017

Make a smile happen (Bronze Award project)
The News-Messenger, New River Valley, September 2017

Two local Girl Scouts raise 3,000 pounds in dog food donations for local SPCA
WDBJ-TV 7, Roanoke & New River Valleys, August 2017 

Anna & Olivia's Girl Scout Silver Award Project
Roanoke Valley SPCA's YouTube Channel & Facebook Page, August 2017

Girl Scout Camp Out at the Salem Red Sox Game
Thrasher United Methodist Church Bulletin, Vinton, August 2017

The new Girl Scouts: Racecars, robots, roughing it
Augusta Free Press, August 2017

Girl Scouts add STEM and outdoor badges
The Enterprise, Patrick County, August 2017

Girl Scouts of Virginia Skyline announce Daisy Fest
Girl Scouts announce inaugural Daisy Fest
WFXR-Fox News, Roanoke Valley, August 2017

Region's first LL Bean store joins a growing roster of outdoors retailers (GSVSC partnership mentioned)
The Daily Progress, Charlottesville region, August 2017

Nikki Williams: Girl Scouts have STEM badges
WINA NewsRadio, Charlottesville region, August 2017

Girl Scouts introduce new STEM badges
WHSV-TV 3, Harrisonburg, August 2017

Jeanne Snyder: Over the Edge with the Girls Scouts
WINA NewsRadio, Charlottesville region, July 2017

Feature: Girl Scouts of Virginia Skyline Council
Charlottesville Area Communinty Foundation Giving Opportunities newsletter, July 2017

Top Girl Scout cookie sellers in Roanoke become CEOs for the day
WSLS-TV 10, Roanoke & New River Valleys, July 2017

Girls Scouts made honorary CEO's
WFXR-Fox News, Roanoke Valley, July 2017

What's News Today: July 13, 2017 (Cookie CEOs)
WSLS-TV 10, Roanoke & New River Valleys, July 2017

Greene County Girl Scouts 13th Annual Summer Camp
Greene County Record, June 2017

Community Garden Renovated by Girl Scout Troop 697
The Daily Progress, Charlottesville region, June 2017

Learning The System: Girl Scouts work on camp cooking (Martinsville-Henry County Camp)
The Martinsville Bulletin, June 2017

Girl Scouts enjoy weekend outdoor adventure (Martinsville-Henry County Camp)
The Franklin News-Post, June 2017

Girl Scouts hold 2017 Awards Banquet and Bridging Ceremony
The Vinton Messenger, June 2017

Shelter Renovation Complete (GS Gold Award)
WHSV-TV 3, Harrisonburg, June 2017

Community gathers to pray
The Gazette-Virginian, South Boston, May 2017

Troop 823 singing the National Anthem at our Spring Sports Banquet
Goode Recreation Association Facebook Page, May 2017

Girl Scouts plan fundraiser for Humane Society
The Franklin News-Post, May 2017

Nikki Williams: Girl Scouts Need Your Help
WINA NewsRadio, Charlottesville region, May 2017

Hollins alum becomes Girl Scouts of Virginia Skyline CEO
WSET-TV13, Central VA, April 2017

Williams Appointed CEO of local Girl Scouts
WFIR News Radio, Roanoke Valley, April 2017

The Roanoke Tribune, April 2017

Williams Appointed CEO of GSVSC
The Roanoke Times, Roanoke Valley & New River Valley, April 2017

Patrick County Girl Scouts hold camporee
The Enterprise, Patrick County, April 2017

Troop 854 Donates Play Toys to Animal Shelter
Orange County Virginia Animal Shelter Facebook Page, April 2017

Charlottesville Albemarle SPCA Radio PSA
(Brownie Troop 559, Charlottesville, April 2017)
Z95.1 FM, Charlottesville Radio Group, April-May 2017

Caring for Creatures Animal Shelter TV PSA
(Junior Troop 739's Bronze Award project)
NBC29/WVIR-TV, Charlottesville, April-May 2017

(Christiansburg Troop 80 listed as participants)
Radford University Athletics Blog, April 2017

The Girl Scouts Is Raising Our Next Generation of Rippers
(mentions GSVSC's Adventurers)
Outside Magazine, nationwide, April 2017

‘Yes Means Yes’: Grappling With Teen Sexual Assault
(Danville Girl Scout's Gold Award project)
Pew Charitable Trust, nationwide, April 2017

Valley girl scouts spend Spring Break improving shelter
WHSV-TV 3, Harrisonburg, April 2017

Waynesboro YMCA, Girl Scouts partner on Couch to 5K program
Waynesboro YMCA Newsletter, April 2017

Say Cheese, March 2: Culpeper Girl Scouts Thinking Day
Culpeper Times, March 2017

Girl Scout Troop 434 Fundraiser
Tanglewood Mall's Facebook Page, Roanoke Valley, March 2017

Girl Scout Troop 434 Scouting Opportunities & Fundraiser
Riverdale Farm Neighborhood Assoc. newsletter, Roanoke Valley, March 2017

Silver Award (Kimberly Resau)
Culpeper Times, March 2017

Hip Hip HOORAY to these AMAZING girls from Roanoke County's Girl Scout Troop #1049!
Feeding America Southwest VA Facebook Page, March 2017

GSVSC Over the Edge Kickoff Celebration PSA
The Charlottesville Radio Group, March 2017

Girl Scouts Patch Day
Edith Bolling Wilson Birthplace Museum Newsletter, March 2017

W&L Helps Girl Scouts See the World — in Lexington
Washington & Lee University The Columns, March 2017

Radford Girl Scouts donate bags for Meals on Wheels program
Radford News Journal, March 2017

Waynesboro YMCA, Girl Scouts partner on Couch to 5K program
Augusta Free Press, February 2017

Girl Scout Troop 815 earns CPR, AED, First Aid Certifications
The Botetourt View/The Roanoke Times, February 2017

Warming the hearts, hands and toes of the community
The Central Virginian, Lousia County, February 2017

Girl Scout cookie booths start Friday
WSLS-TV 10, Roanoke Valley/New River Valley, January 2017 

Girl Scouts hold lock-in
The Enterprise, Patrick County, January 2017

100th Anniversary of Girl Scout cookies
CBS-19 Newsplex, Charlottesville, January 2017

THE BIG PICTURE: Girl Scout Cookie Mural on Bridge
The C-ville Weekly, Charlottesville, January 2017

Amherst Girl Scouts partake in Cookie Fest
Amherst New Era-Progress, January 2017

Celebrating the Chinese New Year (Troop 8012's Chinese exchange student helps the troop learn about China while making the news in China!)
TV station in China, January 2017

Girl Scouts celebrate selling cookies for 100 years
WFXR Fox-TV, Roanoke Valley, January 2017

Woodbrook Elementary Students Honor Dr. Martin Luther King (Junior Troop 873 in uniform speaking & waving)
NBC29/WVIR-TV, Charlottesville, January 2017

Girl Scout Cookie Sale Time
Q101-Harrisonburg Radio Group, Rockburg, January 2017

Girl Scouts have a new cookie to celebrate 100 years of sales
WDBJ-TV 7, Roanoke Valley/New River Valley, January 2017

Girl Scouts Decorate Beta Bridge for Cookies' 100th Anniversary
NBC29/WVIR-TV, Charlottesville, January 2017

Girl Scouts Paint Beta Bridge
The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, January 2017

Girl Scouts change up classic recipes for annual Cookie Fest Saturday
The News & Advance, Lynchburg, January 2017

Girl Scout Cookie Season!
Daytime Blue Ridge, WSLS-TV 10, Roanoke Valley, January 2017

Girl Scout Cookies going on sale again this weekend
Greene County Record, January 2017

Girl Scouts Cookie Fest
Living in the Heart of VA, WSET-TV13, Lynchburg-Roanoke-Danville, January 2017

Virginia Skyline GS Council: 100th Anniversary of Cookie Sales
Lynchburg Macaroni Kid Newsletter, January 2016

Girl Scouts celebrates 100 years by introducing new s'mores cookie
WSET TV-13, Lynchburg-Danville-Roanoke, January 2016

Girl Scout cookie sale turns 100 this year
Augusta Free Press, January 2016

Bronze Award: Girl Scouts have fundraiser for spay, neuter clinic
The Floyd Press, December 2016

Girl Scouts earn philanthropy badge in teddy bear drive
Amherst New Era-Progress, December 2016

Girl Scout Troop 234 Visits TV13 (and makes the midday news)
WSET-TV13, Lynchburg-Roanoke-Danville, December 2016

Bedford Christmas Parade Winners: Bedford County Girl Scouts
The Bedford Bulletin and Bedford Main Street, Inc. Facebook Page, December 2016

Grinch leads, Santa concludes Seussical themed parade in SoBo (Virginia Skyline Girl Scouts highlighted for winning 3rd Place in float division)
The Gazette-Virginian (online & front page of newspaper), December 2016

Veterans Parade Stirs Emotions (GS Troop 358 front page photo)
Carroll News (front page of newspaper & Facebook), November 2016

Troop 1018 members are now Girl Scout Juniors
The Roanoke Times, Botetourt View, October 2016

Fluvanna Troop 1484 - Bronze Award Service Project
Fluvanna Review (newspaper & Facebook cover photo), October 2016

Local Girl Scout earns Gold and Triumph awards
Culpeper Star-Exponent, October 2016

Valley girl scouts spend day off from school helping community
WHSV-ABC-3, Harrisonburg, October 2016

Lauren Jones earns Girl Scout Gold Award
Danville Register & Bee, October 2016