Posts by Curran Abell

Happy World Thinking Day 2016

Aloha and Happy World Thinking Day! For many, February 22nd is the day we take a few moments to reflect and celebrate the warm friendships and connections that we’ve made throughout the world of Girl Scouts and Girl Guides! For me, this day is especially poignant as I remember highlights of singing with you in…

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3 Great Arts and Leadership, International Events 2016!

Aloha, It’s a New Year and a new opportunity to celebrate all that we have to be grateful! In 2016, you’re invited to sample any or all of the 3 unique International workshops and events that are taking Leadership to a whole New level for leaders and for girls! Experience and expand your creativity, passion…

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Yoga, Girl Scouts and Girl Guides at Sangam Google Hangout, June 21st

yo·ga, ˈyōɡə/, noun: a Hindu spiritual and ascetic discipline, which includes breath control, simple meditation, and the adoption of specific bodily postures for health and relaxation. Yoga is an ancient art based on a harmonizing system of development for the body, mind, and spirit. Are you into Yoga? Have you ever participated in a Google…

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Dana Marie Sings, Making Music and the World a Better Place.

This month’s spotlight is on rising young songwriter/singer, Dana Marie. I Love my job! As one of the judges in the Girl Scout Council of Nation’s Capital’s YouTube Contest in 2012, I had the opportunity to listen to Dana Marieʻs creative songwriting style before meeting her. A Senior Girl Scout at the time, her YouTube…

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The Evolution of Digital Music and Girl Scouts of the USA!

Girl Scouts of the USA has a new Digital Download Music Store! Girl Scout Sing-Alongs are Herstoric! In the early days of Scouting and Guiding at meetings and camps, you were expected to sing before your meals, at taps, campfire, the raising and lowering of the flag, plus every ceremony you can think imagine! And…

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Celebrate Earth Day and Leader Volunteer Appreciation April 22nd!

As you may know, this past week was Volunteer Appreciation Week for Girl Scouts of the USA. On this coming Wednesday, April 22, Girl Scouts will celebrate Girl Scout Leader’s Day and Earth Day! Coincidence?! We think not! Even before there was an Earth Day, Girl Guide and Girl Scout Leaders and Volunteers were helping…

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New Music Video for World Friendship Day 2015

Aloha and Happy World Thinking Day to Dear Friends Far and Wide! Happy World Thinking Day, aka World Friendship Day to all of our Global Family of Girls and Leaders in Guiding and Girl Scouting! In Celebration, we are announcing the Premier of our our latest music video, Please Donʻt Tease, featuring a new kind…

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WELCOME to Music4Girls – 2 New Albums and Website!

Aloha and Welcome, My name is Melinda Caroll and I am honored to introduce you to a new concept in Music Arts Advocacy for Girls! As a National Song leader and Songwriter for Girl Scouts of the USA over the last 25 years, it has been my deep honor and privilege to share in some…

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World Friendship Day Harnessing the Power of Song

Aloha, Love to Sing and Learn New Songs? World Friendship Day (February 22nd) is fast approaching and we have something special to inspire you to bring your Journey to Life!!You’re invited to join Kjersten Halinaka – Magic Mama, an Eco-Edu-Tainer, Shyla Nelson,founder of One Earth. One Voice.campaign, an International environmentally-focused movement through song, and myself, Melinda Caroll for a never before experienced virtual…

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IGNITE! – En Español

“IGNITE!” The Spanish Version is Here! Sung by Rising Star Ani Hesse CLICK HERE to Download.       ¡IGNITE! (Español)  English Words and Music by Melinda Caroll         Spanish Translation: Ingrid Schnell, Lidia Soto-Harmon, CEO Girl Scout Council of the Nation’s Capital, Gerardo Cardenas, Esther Valentín-Lopez, M.S., Implementation Consultant/Project Manager Membership & Volunteerism GSUSA, Gladys…

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Explore the World Centres Sing-Along Webinar with Melinda

Click image to Enlarge.   Join Melinda Caroll and USA Girl Scouts Overseas on the 16th of October 2013 at 2:00 pm EST, in a FREE “Explore the World Centres Sing-along Webinar”!   All Girl Scout volunteers, staff, members, girls, and friends are invited to Link With Us Around the World in this FREE LIVE Event!We are gathering to Celebrate…

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Girl Scouts of the Nation’s Capital Holds Flash Mob in DC

MONDAY, JUNE 20, 2011 Girl Scouts of the Nation’s Capital Holds Flash Mob in DC The Washington Post reports that The Girl Scout Council of the Nation’s Capital held a flash mob dance in the main hall of Union Station to announce the date for their signature 100th anniversary event, Girl Scouts Rock the Mall.…

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Girl Scouts Rock! Tour Headed to NYC

Roland Corporation U.S. and Girl Scouts of the USA have announced a New York City stop on May 21st, in conjunction with the national tour of the new Girl Scouts Rock! Initiative, which includes workshops designed to inspire and empower girls through music. Girl Scouts Rock! is designed to provide girls ages 8-14 with a…

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To Tug Hearts, Music First Must Tickle the Neurons

Re-posting here a NY Times article By PAM BELLUCK Published: April 18, 2011, that so eloquently explains the logical effects of music most of us just feel and take for granted…. comments (36) The other day, Paul Simon was rehearsing a favorite song: his own “Darling Lorraine,” about a love that starts hot but turns…

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Parents Choice Award for Ocean Motion!

Yeah!! An environmental album for children, to which we contributed, was just given a Parents’ Choice Award! Category: Audio : Music. Ocean Motion, Spring 2011 Music Ages: 3 – 11 yrs. Producer: Recess Music CD Price: $12.99 Such a fun CD celebrating the Ocean and her lovely residents! …Check it out! Review: Ocean Motion is the third CD…

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How “Gospel for Teens” is Saving the Music!

By Melinda Caroll: “My first introduction to music as a child was Gospel. This 60 Minute special by Lesly Stahl about a determined and passionate Song Leader, Vy Higginsen and her work with NYC Harlem young people was more than inspirational. It made me remember and realize the deep need for more music programs like…

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Girl Scouts Making Music!

Wednesday, March 30, 2011 Express Your Story Through Music Self expression is a large thread throughout the latest Girl Scout leadership journey It’s Your Story-Tell It! Music has always been one of the most popular forms of self expression. On Saturday, March 19, Roland Corporation U.S. and Girl Scouts of the USA launched the national…

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Girl Scouts Go Broadway

Previously Posted by GSUSA BLOG, Thursday, March 24, 2011, Girl Scouts Go Broadway New York’s Long Island Herald reports that Girl Scout Daisy Troop 1343 sang and danced to a song from the musical “Hairspray” recently at the West Hempstead/ Franklin Square Girl Scout Association’s “Broadway Musicals Night” at the Washington Street School in Franklin…

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Music and Girl Scout Journey Programs/ Webinar with Melinda Caroll

You’re invited to join us today, March 17, 2011, at 12pm Eastern, 9:00 am Pacific Time Zone for a look into the new Girl Scout Journey Programs as seen through a musical lens! To register, click here or copy and paste the URL into your browser: <https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/880072875> This Music and Girl Scout Journey Programs Webinar…

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Girls Rock!

With the new Journey Program books for Girl Scouts it’s easy to imagine music taking a whole new life form in the next hundred years of this beloved Girl Scout tradition! It’s not just the singing together that’s so fun – but it’s now all about creating your own songs; the writing, the music, playing…

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The Daisy Flower

You may have noticed that our Logo for Melinda Caroll Music consists of daisies connecting around the globe. This is no accident. Juliette Low, the founder of Girl Scouts of the USA, was often referred to as Daisy by her close friends and family. In fact our youngest level of Girl Scouts are called Daisies in…

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The First Girl Scout Songbook

The First Girl Scout Songbook By Corinne M. Murphy Did you know Girl Scouts have been singing for almost 100 years? When Juliette Low began Girl Scouting in the United States, she first used the songbooks she had used as a Girl Guide in England. This was the Kent County Song Book. It contained primarily…

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Kum Ba Yay…Afton’s Natural Anesthetic

By Annabeth Miller. I have a young friend whose name is Afton. Afton is a spunky, energetic 8-year-old, who loves her Barbie, Beanie Babies, and playing the piano – all the things little girls in the first grade enjoy. Her mother is my best friend and teaches vocal music at our high school and also…

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Juliette of the Vesper Plain

By Melinda Caroll. In August of 1997, the beginning stages of “Girl Scouts Greatest Hits”, I was contemplating songs for the album and looking in particular for one about Juliette Low, Founder of Girl Scouts of the U.S.A. My dear friend, Joyce Richards, Executive Director of Girl Scout Council of Hawai’i, was visiting me at…

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News & Highlights 1999

Aloha Girl Scouts, Looking back, 1999 will be remembered as a thrilling and insightful year on our journey to better provide for the musical needs of our girls and their leaders…It was a year of learning better ways for us to help revitalize Girl Scout music within our community. Music Highlights… Kentuckiana March1999 Songfest Songleaders,…

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GSMusic Beginnings & 1998 Wider Op

We officially launched our music production company, Legend Productions Inc. to the public, December 1, 1997. Since the release of our first album, “Girl Scouts’® Greatest Hits, We Change the World”, we have been overwhelmed by the positive response from Girl Scouts® throughout our National community and around the world! You have e-mailed, faxed and…

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