Girl Scouts Impact Tourism

February 24, 2012 Updated Feb 24, 2012 at 5:00 PM EDT

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February 24, 2012 Updated Feb 24, 2012 at 5:00 PM EDT

The Girl Scouts of America celebrates its 100th anniversary this year! There's more to Girl Scouts than just cookie sales! A report in today's Business First shows how the Girl Scouts are even impacting tourism and the economy. To celebrate the Girl Scouts of America's 100th anniversary, and to promote scouting, the local council is throwing a party June 23 in Niagara Falls called "Rock the Falls." More than 4,000 people are expected to take part. Troops are coming from as far away as Long Island and Texas. Studies show that "eight out of 10 women attributed their personal and professional success to girl scouting." You can read more in today's Business First.

Fundraising is paying off for area colleges. A report in today's Business First shows how Canisius College saw a 64% jump in charitable contributions, between fiscal years 2010 and 2011, though private giving dropped by 46% between 2009 and 2010. So the school extended its Legacy of Leadership campaign and recovered. The goal is to raise $90 million before the end of May. Canisius is almost there, at about $87 million.

You can read more about what other colleges are doing in today's Business First.

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