Girl Scouts get badges for camping, first aid and now ... cybersecurity

Aug 21, 2018
The organization has new STEM-themed emblems — think robotics and engineering.
Girl Scouts CEO Sylvia Acevedo in her office.
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Selling Girl Scout cookies in the digital age

Apr 6, 2015
CEO Anna Maria Chávez on upgrading the organization for tech-savvy girls.
As CEO of Girl Scouts of the USA, Anna Maria Chavez has been working to bring the organization into the digital age.
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Forget the IRS; investigate the Girl Scouts!

Jun 24, 2013
An Iowa congressman is calling for an inquiry by the House Ways and Means Committee into the finances of the Girl Scouts.

'Be prepared' ... financially

Apr 20, 2012
A new Girl Scout merit badged is aimed at preparing young women for their future with personal finance.

What do Girl Scouts learn from selling cookies?

Mar 9, 2012
It's Girl Scout cookie season and you know what that means: Swaths of girls and parents hawking Thin Mints and Do-Si-Dos in supermarket parking lots and workplaces across the country. But what's the real lesson here?
Courtesy Girlscouts.org

Small talk: New car smell, Girl Scout cookies

Feb 17, 2012
The news that didn't quite make the headlines. This week: Girl Scouts get high-tech, that new car smell is toxic and getting to Ecuador if you're a retiree.

Verizon and Redbox plan new streaming service

Feb 7, 2012
We already have a company that offers streaming movies and TV shows as well as offering DVDs and Blu-Rays. It's Netflix. So why, then, are Verizon and Redbox teaming up to offer the same thing?

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