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CapiTalk News from the Girl Scout Council of the Nation’s Capital Winter 2010 | Forever Green Environmental Town Hall >> Boeing sponsors environmental program Boeing sponsored the first-ever Girl Scout Forever Green Town Hall on July 27. The event connected 100 Girl Scouts in the Nation’s Capital via satellite with Girl Scouts in Chicago, Southern California, Missouri and the state of Washington. Mary Armstrong, VP of Environment, Health and Safety for The Boeing Company, moderated a panel with Girl Scouts Maya Chung and Stephanie Girl Scouts Becca, Maya and James. The girls discussed their Forever Stephanie chat with Mary Armstrong. Green projects in their schools and communities. Girl Scout Becca Arbacher reported on her participation in the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen. Lauren Ashburn, Women’s Advisory Board member, moderated a panel with environmental leaders in business, non-profit and government sectors. Each panel proposed action steps that girls, citizens and communities can take to protect and preserve the earth’s natural resources and answered questions from Girl Scouts via satellite. Don’t Be Scared, Be Prepared >>Troop creates a PSA on emergency preparedness Girl Scout Troop 5127 of Potomac, Maryland knows a thing or two about being prepared. They earned the Be Prepared patch, created a public service announcement (PSA) and earned the Bronze Award. The girls created the slogan, “Don’t Be Scared, Be Prepared” and with the help of EMPOWER, an emergency management organization for women, produced and starred in their own Girl Scout Troop 5217 star in a PSA they wrote, directed and television and radio PSAs. The Be Prepared produced. patch program was developed by our Council and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The patch program provides critical emergency preparedness information and activities for all Girl Scout levels. Check out “Don’t Be Scared, Be Prepared” at:


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