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February 28, 2014 | By Tony Perry
A 21-year-old Escondido man was arrested Thursday on suspicion of committing one of the highest profile petty thefts in county history: stealing Girl Scout cookie money. After a chase and struggle, David Betancort was arrested on suspicion of swiping a “tip jar” from Girl Scouts selling cookies outside an Escondido supermarket Saturday, law enforcement officials said. The tips were meant to buy cookies to send to military personnel overseas, a program known as Operation Thin Mint.
December 16, 1996 | ED BOND
Bertha Lara just could not find enough Girl Scouts to hug at a Valley Shelter Christmas party in North Hollywood. "I don't want to say goodbye," said Lara, a mother of two who came to this country from Mexico three years ago. She spoke in Spanish through an interpreter. "Thank you to God for this. This is a Christian country."
January 11, 1997 | SYLVIA L. OLIANDE
Dozens of Girl Scout troops are expected to converge on four area shopping centers today, offering shoppers a lesson in diversity. The Scouts' annual "Be Your Best" event brings together girls from all over the San Fernando Valley and demonstrates the cultural diversity of their troops. The event also allows the public to see "what a relevant organization we are," said Jason E. Katz, marketing and public relations manager for the San Fernando Valley Girl Scout Council.
April 8, 1998 | SYLVIA L. OLIANDE
San Fernando Valley Girl Scouts will canvass their neighborhoods Saturday, going door to door, but not selling those famous cookies. More than 2,000 Scouts from troops in the San Fernando Valley Girl Scout Council will drop off about 30,000 bags to collect items for the second annual Be Your Best/Good Turn Day Clothing Drive.
September 13, 1996 | Reuters
The Girl Scouts on Thursday unveiled a new patch that will be awarded to any Scout age 5 to 17 who has completed a program designed to help her reject smoking and stay healthy. The Scouts made the announcement at a special conference in Washington sponsored by the U.S. Public Health Service.
October 29, 1985 | Associated Press
First Lady Nancy Reagan will be honored by the Girl Scouts at a luncheon Wednesday as the group begins an anti-drug abuse campaign for its members, the White House announced Monday. The First Lady is the honorary president of the organization.
August 7, 2006 | From Times Wire Reports
Officials notified parents of nearly 1,000 Girl Scouts that their daughters may have been exposed to rabies at a camp after bats were found in some of the sleeping shelters. About 1% of bats are thought to carry rabies.
October 13, 1993 | JEFF SCHNAUFER
Cultural barriers combined with a rise in the Latino immigrant population in the eastern San Fernando Valley have prompted a shortage of volunteers to serve as Girl Scout leaders, officials said. The shortage is based on a misunderstanding that many Latino immigrants have about the organization, said Chris Edwards, a field executive with the outreach program of the San Fernando Valley Girl Scout Council. "They're just unaware of what Girl Scouts is about," she said.
March 5, 1987 | Associated Press
The U.S. Postal Service has announced that it will issue two new stamps, one honoring the Girl Scouts and the other featuring a canal boat. The 22-cent Scouting stamp will be issued in Washington next Thursday, the anniversary of the founding of the Girl Scouts. It will feature 14 Girl Scout badges. A 10-cent stamp featuring a canal boat will be issued on April 11. The stamp, part of the transportation series, will be released in Buffalo, N.Y., a terminus of the Erie Canal.
June 1, 1993 | KURT PITZER
The San Fernando Valley Girl Scout Council will offer six five-day summer camp sessions for 5- to 15-year-old girls. Girls become scouts by participating, if they are not already part of the organization. The camps include: * Folk arts and crafts, outdoor cooking and Girl Scout songs and traditions at the "In the Cool of the Night" camp. July 5-9, 2 to 8 p.m., at Chumash Park in Agoura; $40 for registered Girl Scouts, $46 for non-scouts. * More crafts at the "Summer Magic" camp.
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