Girl Scouts of the USA Wins 2 Awards from Association of Educational Publishers


June 13, 2007

Girl Scouts of the USA
Michelle Tompkins
(212) 852-5074

New York, N.Y.— For the fourth year in a row, Girl Scouts of the USA is the recipient of awards from the prestigious Association of Educational Publishers (AEP). Established in 1895, AEP instituted its award programs approximately three decades ago to recognize significant and excellent achievement in supplemental educational products and education marketing.

"With these two awards, the Association of Educational Publishers has recognized the professionalism, expertise and dedication GSUSA staff brings to their work each and every day," commented Kathy Cloninger, CEO of Girl Scouts of the USA.

GSUSA received honors for two educational programs aimed at helping girls develop more confidence in dealing with the situations they will face in life. The programs honored were:

"The programs developed through our partnership with the Girl Scouts helps empower girls with the skills they need to be more independent when it comes to cars, and when it comes to life," said Victoria Condell, Firestone Complete Auto Care's Director of Public Affairs. "Firestone Complete Auto Care helps girls explore their abilities and interests so they have the confidence needed to succeed in school, work and whatever they take on in life."

GSUSA shares the AEP awards with such respected organizations and companies as Scholastic, PBS, the American Museum of Natural History and Time, Inc., KIDS.

About Girl Scouts
Founded in 1912, Girl Scouts of the USA is the preeminent leadership development organization for girls with 3.6 million girl and adult members worldwide.  Girl Scouting is the leading authority on girls’ healthy development, and builds girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place.  The organization strives to serve girls from every corner of the United States and its territories. Girls Scouts of the USA also serves American girls and their classmates attending American or international schools overseas in 90 countries.  For more information on how to join, volunteer, reconnect or donate to Girl Scouts, call (800) GSUSA 4 U (800-478-7248) or visit www.girlscouts.org.