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Girl Scouts of the USA Wins Nine Awards From the Association of Educational Publishers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

June 21, 2005

CONTACT:
Girl Scouts of the USA
Marion F. Swan
(212) 852-8012
mswan@girlscouts.org

NEW YORK, N.Y.—Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) is proud to announce that the organization is the recipient of nine awards from the prestigious Association of Educational Publishers (AEP). Established in 1895, AEP instituted its awards program approximately three decades ago to recognize significant and excellent achievement in supplemental educational products and education marketing.

"With these nine awards, the Association of Educational Publishers has recognized the excellence of Girl Scout programs, designed to serve girls by the expert and dedicated staff at GSUSA," commented Kathy Cloninger, CEO of Girl Scouts of the USA.

Sharing honors with such respected organizations and companies as Scholastic Inc., PBS, the American Museum of Natural History and Time for KIDS Media Group, GSUSA received honors for:

One judge for the AEP awards process commented that the STUDIO 2B retention kit "captured so accurately the experiences of tween and teen girls, through its use of design, graphics and language … by the end of the competition, every judge wanted to be a Girl Scout."

Girl Scouts of the USA is the preeminent organization for and leading authority on girls, with 3 million girl and adult members. Now in its 93rd year, Girl Scouting cultivates character, confidence, and social conscience in girls while teaching them the critical life skills to succeed as adults. In Girl Scouting, girls discover the fun, friendship, and power of girls together. The organization strives to serve girls from every corner of the United States, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. For more information on how to join, volunteer, or donate to the Girl Scouts, call (800) GSUSA 4 U [(800) 478-7248] or visit www.girlscouts.org.

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