Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Trivia Contest 2010!

The Great Girl Scout Trivia Contest is back and now’s your chance to play, have fun and possibly win! You may have noticed that over the past year our Council has warmly embraced social media and you’ve been able to better interact with us using this “new” technology.  

The first Great Girl Scout Trivia Contest we held last year was such a success that we’ve decided to do it again! Each week for six weeks starting Monday, February 15th and ending the week of March 22nd, we will announce a trivia question via our Twitter and Facebook Fan Page sites. To play along simply answer the trivia question. If you answer correctly, you will be eligible to win a Girl Scout goodie bag which includes two boxes of our famous Girl Scout Cookies . Answers and winners will be announced on Friday at 12 noon of that week.

So stay tuned to our Twitter hashtag #GSNCTrivia and Facebook Fan Page for trivia question announcements every Monday at 12 noon for the next few weeks. We hope that you have fun! 

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Survey Shows Girls Have Mixed Emotions About the Fashion Industry

Check out this blog entry by GSUSA. It's worth a read...

In late 2009, The Girl Scout Research Instituteconducted a study with research firm TRU on girls, body image, fashion and media.The survey unearthed several interesting findings on the conflicted relationship between girls and fashion, along with an in-depth look at how girls define ‘skinny’ and how they feel about the images portrayed to them. The nationwide survey finds that many girls consider the body image sold by the fashion industry unrealistic, creating an unattainable model of beauty. Nearly 90 percent of those surveyed say the fashion industry (89 percent) and/or the media (88 percent) place a lot of pressure on them to be thin. However, despite the criticism of this industry, 3 out of 4 girls say that fashion is “really important” to them, illustrating many girls to be suffering from Stockholm Syndrome in regards to the fashion industry.

So far the study has gained quite a bit of pick up on Good Day Fox 5Huffington PostJezebel,Canada’s National PostUPIBusiness WeekEmpowher, and Shoptwix - to name a few.

Be sure to read the press release, and stay tuned for updates on the progress of the survey - in and out of the media. Furthermore - what are your opinions on body image and the fashion industry? Please do share.