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2018-08-08 / Editorials

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Clarence Editor


The Girl Scout Difference Campaign unleashes the power of the G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader) and shows why Girl Scouts is a pre-eminent leadership development experience for girls in the world. The awareness and recruitment campaign runs from Aug. 1 to Nov. 30.

This Girl Scout Difference Campaign raises the voices of local Girl Scouts and female professionals about the difference Girl Scouts makes in the lives of women.

During the campaign, current members and alumnae will share how Girl Scouts has made a difference in their life or the life of someone they care about with quotes and photos on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter using the hashtag #GirlScoutDifference.

According to the organization, Girl Scouts takes the potential of girls, combines it with skill-building programming, and adds caring adult mentors and strong female role models. The Girl Scout program reportedly helps girls thrive in five key ways: develop a strong sense of self; seek challenges and learn from setbacks; display positive values; form and maintain healthy relationships; and identify and solve problems in the community.

MONKEY SEE, MONKEY DO — Kids summer camps at Monkey See, Monkey Do Children’s Bookstore, 9060 Main St., are in full swing. Morning sessions run from 9:30 a.m. to noon while afternoon sessions run from 12:30 to 3 p.m. The cost for camp sessions is $30 per child for one day, or $129 per child for a full week. Visit monkeysread.com for a full listing of sessions.

Aug. 13-17 — The morning session will feature the latest story of the “Princess in Black,” where kids will learn about how everything can be a little better with the help of a friend as they read, write and play. They’ll make a picture story of their favorite play date, play games and do outdoor activities that require teamwork. The afternoon session will follow the adventures of “Magic Tree House,” featuring mystery-solving quests through time and space with Jack and Annie. Campers will embark on one magical mission a day and engage in book discussions, art projects and science-focused activities.

Aug. 20-24 — The morning session will be focused on Razzle Dazzle Unicorns & Magical Creatures Art Camp. Inspired by the artwork found in books, the children will use their imagination to create their own magical creatures using a variety of techniques and media. The afternoon session will see campers read and write with Lisa Ann Scott, local author of Scholastic’s Enchanted Pony Academy series. Write your own story, make two crafts each day and celebrate the end of camp with a party.

Aug. 27-31 — This session will consist of the popular stories of Biscuit and the strong, brave puppies of Paw Patrol. Meet author Alyssa Satin Capucilli at the 2018 WNY Children’s Book Expo this November.

NEWS TIPS — If you have news about upcoming events or new businesses in Clarence, or know of community leaders who could be profiled, feel free to call me at 204-4921, email epowers@beenews.com or contact me by mail at 5564 Main St., Buffalo, NY 14221-5410. Tips can consist of everything from fundraisers to human interest pieces.

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Clarence Special Events 2018
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