FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 7, 2011
Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona-Sahuaro
Contact: Debbie Rich
Tucson- Summer camp for girls will go on! The U.S. Forest Service announced the reopening of theCoronadoNational Forest Wednesday night after monsoon rains significantly reduced the fire risk. As a result, the Girl Scouts’ Whispering Pines camp on Mount Lemmon, which was closed in June due to the fire hazard, is gearing up for the return of campers and a summer of fun!
The Girl Scouting community could not be happier. During the closure, campers, counselors, parents, volunteers and Girl Scout staff patiently waited and crossed their fingers for rain and the return of camp. Council CEO, Debbie Rich, was overjoyed by the reopening news and thrilled for the opportunities awaiting girls this summer stating, “All our rain dances paid off girls!” Registered campers were also ecstatic to learn that their summer plans were a go. Sophia, a Girl Scout Brownie, screamed after her mother told her she would be going to camp after all.
Currently, Sahuaro Council’s full program of camps for July will go on as scheduled, including this weekend’s Hooray for Hollywood Troop Camp where girls will discover acting and theater basics- enjoying their turn in the spotlight or being part of the backstage crew. Any troops signed up for cancelled June camps may register for this weekend’s camp. Other Girl Scout camps to look forward to are Muggle Magic, Da Vinci girls, Mom and Me, and Hollywood Hills.
The Sahuaro Council’s utmost priority is the safety and well being of our Girl Scouts and we appreciate your patience and understanding during this time. We are currently reviewing our procedures for re-registrations and will get this information out to our membership as soon as possible. In the meantime, if you have further questions, or would like to register for this weekend’s Hooray for Hollywood Camp, please contact our CEO, Debbie Rich, at 520-319-3169.
About Girl Scouts
Girl Scouts is the world’s preeminent leadership development organization dedicated to helping build girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place. Our goals are to provide a wide range of contemporary programs that reflect the unique needs and interests of all girls living in Southern Arizona, to empower girls to reach their full potential, and to give girls a voice in their community and in their own lives. For more information on Girl Scouting in Tucson, please contact Maria Manibusan, Advocacy Specialist, at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (520) 319-3175.