by Super Kristi
On March 27th, the Catholic Committee on Scouting recognized Girl Scouts with Religious Awards. Dr. Virgina Robillard was presented with the Saint Anne Award. The Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Award was presented to Kathleen N (Troop 646) and Carla R (Troop 1022). Marie R (Troop 646) was presented with the Spread the Spirit Medal. The Marian Medal was presented to Brianna R (Troop 1022), Danielle R (Troop 1022) and Siobhan Frankiewicz (Troop 1073). The Family of God Medal was presented to Rhiannon M, Karla M, Solil C, Layla L, Heidi L, Brenna D, Ciela P, Stephanie S, Lily G, and Jillian S all from Troop 1217. The I Live My Faith Medal was presented to Kelly D (Troop 1217), Mikayla S (Troop 1217), Mireya E (Troop 1217), Jenna S (Troop 1217), McKenzie C (Troop 1217), Annie O (Troop 1212), Catherine S (Troop 1212) and Noelle S (Troop 1212). Congratulations to all of you!
On Friday, Kim met with a group of Cadettes for Fashion Remix. They spent their time learning about fashion and how to transform old clothes into something new and cool! How fun is that? Want to get in on the action? Join Ellen for Fashion Rewind on April 6th from 5-7 at the Resource Center!
Also on Friday, we had some staff changes happen at the office! Congratulations to Niki Hoffman, our new Customer Experience Manager; Karyn Synnestvedt, our new Retail Manager; and Kristi Pallack, our new Mission to Market Coordinator!
Saturday was a BIG day in Girl Scout land! In Yuma, Juniors got to enjoy a two hour horseback riding lesson at the Rocking Horse Farm! They learned to groom their horse, take care of their tack and then got to learn how to ride. Thanks Jonica for organizing such an awesome event!
If you were in Tucson on Saturday, you must have been busy! We had three amazing events for you to choose from! We started the day off at 10am at the Resource Center with Eatza Pizza where 40 Daisies and Brownies gathered to learn about what makes a pizza a pizza! They planted herb gardens to use on their own pizzas at home and built solar ovens to cook pizzas for a pizza party!
Also at 10am, we kicked off our 2nd Annual GreenFest- Presented by Bookmans at the Tucson Village Farm! Over 1,000 Southern Arizonans came out for this FREE, family event showcasing over 40 local, sustainable organizations. We had a farmer’s market, a green living exhibit, a recycled art show, live music on the solar powered stage and even an electric car show! We had over 30 Girl Scouts show up to volunteer at the event and even more bring their families to walk around. We made worm bins, challenged you with a recycle relay and had a solar robot demonstration! If you’d like to get involved with GreenFest 2012, become a fan of GreenFest Tucson on Facebook to keep up with the latest news and planning for next year!
On Saturday afternoon, the Flandrau Science Center hosted Brownies and Juniors for an afternoon of Insect Discovery! Girls learned about insects, why we need them and how they aren’t as gross as you may think! Insect Discovery is happening every Saturday in April so if you want to get in on the bug fun- contact Michelle for more info!
Well, that’s it for this week! Make sure you consult our Program Calendar for what’s coming up this week!
Do you want to cover Girl Scout events and write about them for the GS Blog Squad? It’s fun! If you don’t want to write about them, you can make a movie, record a podcast or even draw a picture! Sounds exciting, right? Let your voice be heard! Contact Kristi Pallack for info on how to get started as part of the Blog Squad!