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Girl Scouts in Lexington, Northern Kentucky use ingenuity for safe, social-distant cookie sales

Girl Scouts of Kentucky’s Wilderness Road (GSKWR) kicked off the 2021 Girl Scout Cookie season earlier this year with safety in mind and using new digital tools: Girl Scout Digital Cookie and Smart Cookies Mobile App platform. Now, Kentucky Girl Scouts announces its participation in a national collaboration with food ordering and delivery platform Grubhub, for facilitation of contact-free cookie...

Girl Scouts of Kentucky’s Wilderness Road receives nearly $50,000 to support STEM programs

Girl Scouts of Kentucky’s Wilderness Road (GSKWR) received nearly $50,000 in grant funding from Toyota, Lexmark, LGE-KU, Berea College Appalachian Fund, and United Way of the Bluegrass to provide STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) programs to 250 kindergarten through 12th grade girls in the state of Kentucky. GSKWR offers experiential STEM opportunities through badge workshops, events...

Girls Scouts Sisterhood Giving Challenge campaign gives gift of membership to 250 Kentucky girls

Girl Scouts of Kentucky’s Wilderness Road (GSKWR) launched a Sisterhood Giving Challenge on Giving Tuesday with a phenomenal outcome – providing the opportunity for 250 Kentucky girls, who could otherwise not afford to be involved in Girl Scouts, to be part of the Girl Scout Sisterhood. Traditional Bank’s Erin Soard, left, presents a check for $1000 to Girl Scouts of Kentucky’s Wilderness...

Northern Ky. Girl Scout Ashlynne Wind receives ‘Life Saving Medal of Honor’ for saving drowning girl

Girl Scouts of Kentucky’s Wilderness Road (GSKWR) Ambassador Girl Scout, Ashlynne Wind of Ludlow, is one of a handful of Kentucky girls to ever receive a GSUSA ‘Life Saving Medal of Honor’ for saving a young girl from drowning. Ashlynne Wind receives Girl Scouts’ ‘Live-Saving Medal of Honor’ Girl Scouts have been honored since 1913 for deeds that help save lives. The Medal of...

NASA engineer Stephanie Johnston to headline Girl Scout’s annual GEMS program Nov. 14

Girl Scouts of Kentucky’s Wilderness Road (GSKWR) has announced NASA Engineer Stephanie Johnston as keynote speakers for the 2020 Girls in Engineering, Math & Science (GEMS) virtual program Nov. 14. Stephanie Johnston (Poto from GSKWR) As an Engineer at Johnson Space Center, Johnston started out training astronauts how to spacewalk in microgravity and is now working on spacesuits for the next...

Girl Scouts of Kentucky’s Wilderness Road to present awards this Saturday in ‘drive-in ceremony’

Girl Scouts of Kentucky’s Wilderness Road (GSKWR) has designed a new, innovative “drive-in ceremony” to recognize 100 young women from 66 Kentucky counties with two of Girl Scouts highest levels of achievement – the Bronze Award and Silver Award. Girl Scouting’s highest awards program represents girls’ dedication to making a difference for people in areas such as social services, healthcare,...

Girl Scouts of Kentucky’s Wilderness Road donates $28,000 worth of cookies to God’s Pantry Food Bank

Girl Scouts of Kentucky’s Wilderness Road will donate more than $28,000 worth of cookies to God’s Pantry Food Bank, as part of the Council’s ‘Operation Sweet Treat’ program, whereby Girl Scout customers purchase cookies and then donate them to important causes locally. God’s Pantry Food Bank is Kentucky’s largest food bank, and offers critical assistance to those struggling with food...

Girl Scouts of Kentucky’s Wilderness Road calls on businesses to buy nearly 50,000 boxes of cookies

Girl Scouts of Kentucky’s Wilderness Road (GSKWR) relies heavily on cookie sales as they represent more than 80 percent of its annual operating budget. The cookie sales also provide girls and their troops the opportunity to set goals and earn their own money, used to fund rigorous programs and growth opportunities. Because GSKWR Girl Scouts must sell cookies door-to-door and at public gathering places,...

Secretary of State to kick off third annual statewide food drive with Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana

Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes has kicked off the third annual Commonwealth of Kentucky Bowl. This is a collaborative effort between the Office of the Secretary of State, Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana, Girl Scouts of Kentucky’s Wilderness Road and Feeding Kentucky. The Commonwealth of Kentucky Bowl food drive is a friendly competition between Girl Scout troops in Kentucky and Southern...