Girl Scout Cookie season kicked off this week – Delco Times

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The Eastern Pennsylvania Girl Scouts kicked off the 2022 Girl Scout Cookie Season in Eastern Pennsylvania. Consumers can support local Girl Scout entrepreneurs by purchasing their favorite cookies, including favorites like Thin Mints®, Caramel deLites® and Peanut Butter Patties®. Adventurefuls, an indulgent brownie-inspired cookie with creme caramel and a hint of sea salt, joins the entire line of iconic Girl Scout Cookies.

Supporting the Girl Scout Cookie program is essential to not only support local Girl Scout programs and events, but also to expand the reach of the Girl Scout experience as a whole. Through Girl Scouts, girls explore what interests them, discover their passions and take action on the issues that matter to them. Whether they’re using their STEM skills to solve a problem, changing a law to help their community, having a courageous outdoor experience, or starting an innovative nonprofit, Girl Scouts build themselves a better future for themselves and for the world. All cookie purchases support these experiences for the girls the cookies are purchased from.

Through the Girl Scout Cookie program, including earning new Cookie Business badges, girls get a taste of being entrepreneurs and learn important online and offline business skills – goal setting, decision making, money management, people skills and business ethics – which prepare them. to succeed in life.
“Girl Scouts across our nine-county footprint were challenged in 2021 to operate and market their businesses in new ways when sales were fully online. They proudly rose to this challenge with courage, confidence and character and creatively and innovatively like true entrepreneurs,” said Kim E. Fraites-Dow, CEO of Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania. “This year, Girl Scouts can choose to take over running cookie stands and sell cookies in their neighborhood while continuing to grow their online businesses. We look forward to seeing them back in the community to connect with their customers in person safely and create buzz for online sales on social media.

Girl Scouts are bringing the world’s largest girl-run business back to the community this year. To support local Girl Scouts and collect a box of your favorite Girl Scout cookies, contact a Girl Scout in the neighborhood or visit http://www.gsep.org/cookies Where http://www.girlscoutcookies.org, text “cookies” to 59618 or use the free official Girl Scout Cookie Finder app on iOS or Android devices to find socially distanced or contactless cookie booths. People can enter their zip code into the Girl Scout Cookie Finder at http://www.girlscoutcookies.org buy from a local Girl Scout troop online for delivery to your door or donate cookies to local causes.

People can also purchase Girl Scout cookies through the DoorDash website or app on certain dates/times. Cookies will be available for delivery, pickup or as a DoubleDash option.
Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania is the largest girl-serving organization in Pennsylvania and nurtures brave, confident, and strong-willed girls who make the world a better place. What was started in 1912 in Savannah, Georgia, by founder Juliette Gordon Low as a small, dedicated troop of diverse girls, today has grown to 2.8 million Girl Scouts across the United States. GSEP serves nearly 35,000 girls in partnership with over 15,000 volunteers in Berks, Bucks, Carbon, Chester, Delaware, Lehigh, Montgomery, Northampton and Philadelphia counties. Today, 80% of women in leadership and leadership roles in the United States were Girl Scouts. Girl Scout alum comprises 70% of women in the US Congress. For more information about Girl Scouting, how to join, volunteer, reconnect or donate, call 215-564-2030 or visit http://www.gsep.org.

Delco Selected by PA Department of Health to Host Regional COVID-19 Testing Site

Delaware County has been selected by the Pennsylvania Department of Health to be the host county for a new large-scale COVID-19 testing site for the Southeastern Pennsylvania Community Health District, which includes Berks , Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Lancaster, Montgomery and Schuylkill counties.

Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital, 1500 Lansdowne Ave., serves as a high-volume testing site capable of testing 1,000 people daily. The drive-thru COVID-19 testing site, located at Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital in Darby, will be operated under the direction of the Community Health and Social Services Increasing Access to Testing (ICATT) Team, in coordination with Delaware County and Trinity Mid-Atlantic/Mercy Fitzgerald.
The Delaware County location was chosen because it is in an area of ​​the state with a large population and a significant increase in COVID-19 cases and testing needs.

Free drive-through PCR testing will be provided seven days a week from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Pre-registration is encouraged at https://www.ineedacovid19test.com.

Results will usually be provided within 48 hours. No health insurance or ID required. This site is currently scheduled to be in place until February 7, unless an extension is approved by HHS. Monday to Sunday (7 days a week) from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Residents with questions regarding the testing site or test results can call 1-800-635-8611.
A complete list of county-sponsored or operated COVID-19 testing sites is available at http://delcopa.gov/testing The latest COVID-19 vaccination information, including vaccination eligibility details and opening times for county-sponsored vaccination clinics, is available at http://delcopa.gov/vax..

DCIU appoints a new administrator

At its January meeting, the Delaware County Intermediate Unit Board of Trustees approved the appointment of Sara Christianson as the organization’s assistant director for teaching and learning. The Delaware County Education Officer since 2005, Christianson begins his new role on or about March 7.
“The DCIU is thrilled to have Sara join our team,” said Dr. Joyce Mundy, Assistant to the Chief Executive of Teaching and Learning. “She comes to us as a synergistic administrator passionate about the mission of education. »

With more than two decades of experience in K-12 education, Christianson began her teaching career at Teach Philadelphia as an 8th grade teacher in West Philadelphia, where she led a team of leaders in revamping the middle school years into a Junior Academy. with a focus on social justice. She was elected National Teacher Leader by Edison, Inc. and recognized with the honor of being named Outstanding National Leader at the National Convention. Christianson was vice-principal at Interboro High School, where she served on several district-wide committees and headed up various federal grant programs. She transitioned to the Haverford Township School District in 2012 where she started as Principal of Chatham Park Elementary School. She currently serves the Haverford School Community as the Director of Learning and Assessment.

Christianson earned his BS in Psychology from Pennsylvania State University, his Masters in Elementary Education from St. Joseph’s University, and his Masters in Educational Administration from Gwynedd-Mercy College. She is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in K-12 Educational Leadership at Widener University, where she completed all of the necessary coursework for her EdD, as well as her letter of eligibility. For more information, visit http://www.dciu.org.

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