Youth Organizations

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    March 31, 2014

    PDQ's National Children's Book Day Drive: Donate a Book, Get a Free Meal

    Obviously, if you're checking out Clean Plate Charlie, you're into two things: good food and a good read. So are the people at PDQ, the fast casual restaurants that stand for "people dedicated to quality". The Tampa-based chain that specializes in fresh hand-battered chicken tenders, made-to-orde ... More >>

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    March 4, 2014

    Riverside Market Restarting Beer Bingo Tomorrow

    Few things pair better than brew with games. From beer pong to flip cup to around the world to Edward Fortyhands, nothing is more entertaining than a bit of competition while drinking. While we do realize that most these are activities designed for college students looking to get sloshed, even mat ... More >>

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    February 13, 2014

    Girl Scouts Robbed While Selling Cookies (Video)

    Sure there's crime everywhere, but it takes a truly soulless character to steal from a Girl Scout. Nevertheless, that's what happened this past Sunday, February 9, when two teens robbed a troop of Girl Scouts selling cookies outside the Winn Dixie at 3260 Davie Blvd. in Fort Lauderdale. That's rig ... More >>

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    November 28, 2013

    More SeaWorld Backlash: Will Barenaked Ladies Cancel Show There?

    Jeez, didn't anybody see Free Willy? The important life lessons of that flick seem to have been forgotten as marine parks have blended in as an acceptable part of our landscape. In fact, Sea World saw record profits this year. Still, backlash against the theme park has grown since trainer Dawn B ... More >>

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    July 17, 2013

    Boy Scouts Not Allowing Obese Kids to Take Part in National Jamboree

    The Boy Scouts of America is currently holding its 2013 National Jamboree, where scouts from all over the country converge in West Virginia to whitewater raft, climb mountains, zip lines, mountain bike, and participate in other Boy Scouty things. But, apparently the scouts' body mass index criteri ... More >>

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    June 11, 2013

    New, Anti-Gay Boy Scout Splinter Group Is Taking Suggestions for Names

    Some say there really is no theory of evolution, just a list of creatures Chuck Norris allowed to live. Yet when the Boy Scouts voted last week to allow gay scouts in the organization, it proved that Norris -- in real life, an outspoken conservative who has advocated the exclusion of gay kids -- c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2013

    Beware "Sexual Activity on Campouts," Bigots Say After Boy Scouts Accept Gay Youth

    In an emblematic victory for clear thinking and common decency, the Boy Scouts of America yesterday voted an end to their long-running policy that denied membership to openly gay youth. Meeting in suburban Dallas, the 1,400 members of the group's national council enacted new standards, including thi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 23, 2013

    James Happell, Local Boy Scout Leader, Anxiously Awaits Today's Gay Discrimination Vote [UPDATED]

    Update: The Boy Scouts voted today to allow gay youth to participate. 61 percent of the voted in favor. Cue the trumpets and fanfare: today might be the day when the Boy Scouts of America finally cross into 21st Century. Sure, it's a little belated. For the last few years, the organization has tak ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2013

    Honey Boo Boo Gets Busted for Selling Girl Scout Cookies Via Facebook

    Honey Boo Boo and Mama June have turned their ridiculous antics and eating habits into an entire industry. From a few appearances on TLC's Toddlers & Tiaras (where we meet Honey Boo Boo and her fondness for Pepto-Bismol-colored pageant outfits and Go-Go juice), the miniature pageant queen has tu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 6, 2013

    Boy Scouts Delay Decision on Admitting Gays

    The Boy Scouts were all set to vote today on whether they would allow gay members to join, because for their entire existence, the Scouts didn't want no gays coming in and gaying up their khaki-short-shorts-bandanna-wearing boys-only club. But now comes the announcement that the vote has been dela ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2013

    Girl Scout Cookies and Craft Beer: Due South Brewing to Host Pairing Event

    The Clean Plate Charlie crew are huge fans of Girl Scout Cookies. Those once-a-year colorful boxes of deliciousness make over-indulging in sweets feel like a community service. The Girl Scout's message and mission are so wholesome, it almost seems gauche to match the cookies with a glass of fine cra ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 29, 2013

    Duffy's Has Girl Scouts Samoa Cupcakes

    One would think Duffy's Sports Grill would have the reputation of being a place where tough guys sit around to eat wings, drink beer, and talk trash during the game But really, this Palm Beach Gardens-based sports bar chain has a soft spot for little girls who sell cookies.Duffy's has teamed up with ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 24, 2013

    Local Girl Scouts Collecting Cookies for Troops Overseas

    It's Girl Scout cookie season, and whether you're loyal to Thin Mints, Tagalongs or Samoas, chances are you look forward to their annual arrival as much as the rest of us. And who deserves to chow down Cookie Monster-style more than our American heroes? Turns out, concerned citizens can send baked ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 24, 2013

    Girl Scout Cookie Eating Contest at South Florida Fair

    It's Girl Scout cookie time and that means everyone frantically running around trying to locate a troop of girls in green uniforms to stock up on Thin Mints and Samoas.More than 9,000 Girl Scouts participate in the annual cookie sale, which runs through February 17, which means that you'll probably ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2013

    Win a Pair of Tickets to JA World Uncorked!

    If you're wondering what to do this coming Saturday evening, but you've got no money after paying your bills, there are a few options. You could dive for couch change and go out for a burger (fun factor about a five); you could go out to the Everglades and hunt pythons (fun factor about a zero) -- o ... More >>

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    January 17, 2013
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    January 9, 2013

    Be a Judge at JA World Uncorked!

    We'll admit it. Being a judge at a food event is all kinds of wonderful. You get to eat delicious food, drink heavenly libations -- and critique everything. That's right! You get to do what your mom, every one of your teachers, and the bible have told you not to do -- judge others! Don't believe us? ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2012

    It's National S'Mores Day: Make Some Tonight (Video)

    Once again, here's a totally made-up holiday that just sounds like a good time. National S'mores day.  This campfire classic has dubious origins, but the first recorded recipe for this sticky mess of a snack dates back to the 1927 Girl Scouts publication, Tramping and Trailing with the Girl Sco ... More >>

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    January 16, 2012

    JA World Uncorked! II Is Saturday at Broward College -- Do You Have Your Tickets?

    ​Junior Achievement World Uncorked! II is just days away, but you can still nab general-admission tickets for the upscale fundraiser (sorry; VIP tickets have sold out) on Saturday at Broward College in Coconut Creek. Not sure what Uncorked! entails? A quick rundown of the event after the jump.

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    January 5, 2012

    Girl Scout Cookie Season Nears: There's an App (and a New Cookie)

    ​Q: What's green and tries to take all your money by being cute?  A: The Geico Gecko Girl Scouts during cookie-selling season!January 12 is the official start of Girl Scout cookie season in South Florida, which means you won't be able to set foot into a mall or supermarket without being hustl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2011

    Make Your Own Gluten-Free Girl Scout Cookies (Recipe)

    Do-si-dos -- safe for Celiacs!​The little hustlers, also know as Girl Scouts, have left their perches in front of Walmart and retreated into their human caves.You know what that means, right? No more girl scout cookies until next year.If you're a celiac -- and you can't consume gluten -- then this ... More >>

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    January 27, 2011

    Four Reasons to Hate Girl Scouts woodleywonderworks Innocent looking master manipulators Monday, January 24, was the most depressing day of 2011, according to a story by MSN Health & Fitness. A British researcher blames post-holiday blues and debt, unusually harsh winter weather, and failed New Year's Re ... More >>

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    January 27, 2011

    Where to Buy Girl Scout Cookies (Online Cookie Locator and iPhone App!)

    Flickr​It happens every year. You hear everyone talking about them -- the delicious Tagalongs, the sinfully good Thin Mint cookies (which taste better in a milkshake, BTW), the little girls manipulating you into buying four boxes. But poor you -- your office is one of those desolate hells that doe ... More >>

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    November 15, 2010

    The Rothstein-Salamone Emails

    Boca Raton attorney Chris Salamone founded a company called LeadAmerica with a goal of transforming children across America into natural leaders. Above, you can see him lecturing on the importance of children making good choices.  Salamone arranged student conferences around the coun ... More >>

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    February 4, 2010
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    October 21, 2009

    Girl Scout Leader Gets Badge for Credit Card Theft

    Flickr: wintrspawnApparently, this Girl Scout couldn't afford clothes, either, so she improvised!.​The Boynton Beach Police Department has arrested Magaret Ann Willett, a volunteer for the Girl Scouts of America, on suspicion of credit card fraud after a victim picked out Willett from a surveillan ... More >>

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    April 23, 2009