FORT MYERS, FL (December 3, 2009) ) –The Communications Department at Shell Point Retirement Community recently hosted a “Media Mavens Madness” event for local Girl Scouts to learn about the variety of careers available in the field of communications. Shell Point residents who were former Girl Scouts were also on hand to offer a look into what activities they participated in when they were Girl Scouts.

More than 20 Girl Scouts from multiple troops in the Girl Scouts of Gulfcoast Florida participated in brief classes on making a good impression, career opportunities in communications and public relations, and were even given the opportunity to record as an “anchor” at the Shell Point TV news desk in the on-site television studio. At the end of the day each Girl Scout received an award of participation.

“The Media Maven Event was phenomenal. The staff at Shell Point was great with the girls, very organized, and put on an excellent program,” said Amy Gainey, program specialist for Girl Scouts of Gulfcoast Florida. “The girls enjoyed being on camera and left with a better understanding of the media. I feel this event made an impression on the girls, and for some of them, really encouraged them to think more about careers in media or public relations.”

“It was a delight to see the enjoyment on the girls’ faces while several of our residents shared their own scouting experiences with them,” said Lynn Schneider, assistant vice president of marketing and communications.

Girl Scouting builds girls of Courage, Confidence and Character who make the world a better place. Girl Scouts of Gulfcoast Florida, Inc. is chartered by Girl Scouts of the USA and serves over11,000 girls in ten counties including: Manatee, Hardee, Highlands, Sarasota, DeSoto, Charlotte, Glades, Lee, Hendry, and Collier. For more information about the Girl Scouts of Gulf Coast Florida visit .

Shell Point Retirement Community is a not-for-profit continuing care retirement community in South Fort Myers near Sanibel Island and is a nationally recognized leader in the retirement industry. The community offers retirement living in a resort-style environment with an 18-hole championship golf course, deep water boating access, and recreational and fitness facilities. To learn more about Shell Point, visit us at or call 1-800-780-1131.

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