Girl Scout Camp always offers fabulous activities and awesome adventures, but we can’t always say that camp will help you change the world. This year, we can. Thanks to a special grant from the Kappa Delta Foundation and Girl Scouts of the USA, we are able to offer two camps, packed with leadership development, service opportunities, and fabulous new friends. Read the rest of this entry »
It’s almost time for Comcast’s 12th annual Comcast Cares Day!
This year our 250 volunteers will be working at Centennial Elementary School in the Flowing Wells School District on Saturday, April 27 to make the school sparkle! We have a lot of painting to do along with some landscape projects.
We want you to join us! All volunteers receive lunch and everyone who registers by April 10 receives a t-shirt!
We also ask that all of our volunteers bring non-perishable buy cialis online without a prescription food to help the Flowing Wells Resource Center. You can use the link below to register, or just let me know if you and your family will be joining us on Saturday, April 27. It’s great fun!
SIERRA VISTA — Sierra Vista’s Habitat for Humanity affiliate has launched a new fundraiser this year, which offers local residents
a chance to host their feathered-friends in style.
For its first ever Battle of the Birdhouses raffle, Habitat joined forces with the Boys and Girls Club of Sierra Vista and the local chapter of the Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona, pitting the two organizations against each other to see which can make the best birdhouses, according to Cindy Bickel, executive director of the local Habitat affiliate. Between the two groups, 19 birdhouses were constructed and are currently on display near Sears in the Mall at Sierra Vista.
Happy World Autism Awareness and Acceptance Day! Below is a message from the President of the Autism Society of America
Today is world autism awareness day. Today, throughout the world, individuals will come together highlighting the needs and dreams of people living with autism. Today, all of us at the Autism Society honor and respect each individual living with autism for whom they are. We celebrate and honor parents, siblings, grandparents, teachers, and other professionals who provide support and love to those living on the autism spectrum. We celebrate those who, years ago, did not accept what they were told they couldn’t do and today have shown what they are capable of. We celebrate those elected officials, business and religious leaders who value the beauty of a person with autism.
But today, we also must realize that autism, in growing numbers, exists each day of the year. We also must remember that while we aim to increase awareness of autism, the larger societal need extends way beyond awareness. Our nation still lacks a strong commitment to assuring that each person living with autism is provided an opportunity to realize a quality of life so many are still denied. Our nation must stop talking about autism and do more than talk. Today, most people living with autism are discriminated against in employment and access to a quality public education. Parents regularly must battle with their child’s school to ensure their child receives the required and legally mandated opportunities to succeed. We are all aware of the issues people with autism still face today. Let’s use today to focus the conversation on making meaningful change.
Today promotes the need for awareness and the Autism Society joins in that effort. But it is not enough. But the real question that must be asked is will we as a nation on each day of the year really commit to allow each person living with autism to advance on a successful path, free of unnecessary obstacles to maximize his or her quality
of life. When that is the reality, we can then celebrate as a nation that we did something right. Autism impacts 1 in 88 individuals. It is time to allow each “one” on the autism spectrum a life of success and opportunity.
Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona will be at the Autism Society of Great Tucson 7th Annual Piece the Puzzle Walk/Run and Resource Fair on Sunday, April 7, 2013 a the University of Arizona Mall to provide parents and caregivers information on how to their their daughters involved in Girl Scouts. Several Girl Scout troops will also be participating in the walk.
GoPHR (Global Online Personal Health Resource) is a web-based software program that Individuals can use to gather, organize and securely store all their health information in one safe place. It’s easy to use – you get a personal online account and simply input information much like you would at a doctor’s office.
GoPHR has provided 1,000 free accounts to the Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona so that you may enjoy the benefits of a program like this.
· GoPHR can keep you safer in an emergency – EMTs have quick access to medical information that can be vital in the event of an emergency.
· GoPHR is also a great convenience. You can store everything, from Immunization records to birth certificates all in one safe place – and have access to them anytime, anywhere you have an internet connection.
· GoPHR also promotes healthy habits. Our daily journals help people to keep better track of nutrition, fitness, vitals and even diabetes if you track medications and glucose levels. The more you use GoPHR, the more involved you are in your health and
wellness – and that promotes better health.
To receive a free GoPHR account, please email email@example.com and we will provide you with a free access code and instructions to register. We encourage Girl Scouts and their Families to participate. The accounts are provided on a first come, first served basis – if you happen to miss the cut off on free accounts, you can purchase an account at an exclusive 60% discount off the regular price and pay only $20 for one year of unlimited use. Please visit http://www.gophrit.com/, select Subscribe Now, and use the Girl Scout Discount Order Code: 135153. A portion of each sale will be donated back to the Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona.
The accounts are for Girl Scouts and their Families so act now to get your GoPHR accounts!
2013 Annual Meeting Schedule
Saturday, April 27th 2pm-3pm
Fox Theater- 260 S. Church Ave. Tucson, AZ
- Official Call to Order
- Board Development Report
- Vote by delegates on the proposed slate- if quorum is not reached via electronic voting
- Stewardship Report
- Treasurer’s Report
- Presentation of 2012-13 Board of Directors
OFFICIAL STANDING RULE
The Annual Council Meeting is a time to come together in fellowship and celebration of girls! To help you understand how the meeting is conducted, here are some of the “standing rules” used to guide the Annual Council Meeting:
Rule 1: Wear your delegate badge for easy identification.
Rule 2: Only delegates may speak. Delegates wishing to speak shall rise, be
recognized by the chair and state their name.
Rule 3: A motion offered by an individual delegate shall be in writing and shall be sent directly to the secretary.
Rule 4: No one shall speak in debate more than once, unless all others wishing to speak have had their turn.
Rule 5: There shall be a two-minute time limit for each speaker.
GIRL SCOUT COMMITTEE OF 100 MEMBER AND COUNTY ATTORNEY BARBARA LAWALL ANNOUNCES
APRIL AS A MONTH OF AWARENESS AND ACTION TO AID VICTIMS OF CRIME
(Tucson, Arizona) Pima County Attorney Barbara LaWall encourages the community to participate this April in the many different outreach and educational activities that support victims of crime and promote efforts to prevent violence.
“April is a time to ensure victims of crime get the support and assistance they need and to raise awareness about how these crimes impact not only the individual victims, but our entire community. We must work together to make Pima County a place where everyone is free to participate fully in the life of our community without fear for their safety or that of their loved ones.” said LaWall.
April is both Sexual Assault Awareness Month and National Child Abuse Prevention Month. These crimes are all too common in our communities and too often go underreported and victims do not get the help they need. April is an excellent opportunity to raise awareness about the devastating impact of sexual assault and child abuse and take steps, as a community, to better support survivors while working to reduce and eliminate these crimes.
April 21-27th is also National Crime Victims’ Rights Week. This year’s theme – New Challenges, New Solutions – recognizes that while the issues facing crime victims continue to change, the Victims’ Rights movement continues to mature to better respond to these emerging needs. “I am proud of the new programs and initiatives that my office has implemented in the past few years to provide new solutions to these new challenges.” said LaWall.
Some of these innovations include:
The Pima County Attorney’s Office has a list of outreach and educational activities that will take place in April, which can be downloaded at www.pcao.pima.gov/victimservicesdivision.aspx. County Attorney LaWall urges everyone to participate in these community activities that support crime victims, support the work of non-profit agencies that help victims, and help promote violence prevention efforts.
Early Bird Registration-Ebiz Training:
This year, we will be in your area facilitating FREE eBiz trainings. We invite you to stop by anytime during the specified times listed below! (See dates & times listed below). Staff will be there to answer any questions you have regarding Early Bird registration process and using Troop Management in eBiz. Early Bird patches will be available to pick up if you have COMPLETED your online registration for our upcoming 2014 Girl Scout year. Remember, GSUSA registration fees are now $15 per year. Please inform your Troop members of this change. Please contact Mary Wood, Operations Coordinator, at 520-319-3162 or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Tucson and Pima County
April 24, 2013, 5-7pm , Council Office
May 8, 2013, 5-7pm , Council Office
May 22, 2013, 5-7pm, Council Office
June 5, 2013, 6-8 pm, Council Office (*this is after the Early Bird Deadline)
July 3, 2013, 6-8 pm, Council Office (*this is after the Early Bird Deadline)
August 14, 2013, 6-8 pm, Council Office (*this is after the Early Bird Deadline)
Yuma and Surrounding Areas
April 18, 2013, 2-7pm , Yuma Council Office
April 19, 2013, 9-12pm , Yuma Council Office
Nogales and Surrounding Areas-McDonald’s on Mariposa
April 29, 2013 3-6pm
May 15, 2013 3-6pm
Safford and Surrounding Areas Comfort Inn & Suites, 2577 W. Hwy 70, Thatcher.
May 7, 2013 3-7pm
Sierra Vista and Surrounding Areas-Girl Scout Resource Center, Fry Blvd.
April 23, 2013 3-7pm
May 14, 2013 3-7pm
Casa Grande, Eloy, and Surrounding Areas-United Methodist Church
Date TBA – Please check back for dates and times
Junior and Cadette girls and leaders, don’t miss out on this quirky, fun opportunity! MINI Cooper of Tucson is sponsoring “GnomeFest” next
Saturday, March 23rd. GnomeFest will be an attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the largest gathering of people dressed as garden gnomes (The current record is 468)! Come in your gnome gear and help MINI Cooper of Tucson dress up one of their cars as a gnome for this event. All the supplies to decorate will be provided by MINI Cooper of Tucson. If your troop is interested, please contact Kelsey Rendelman (Cadettes); 319.3164, email@example.com or Elisa Quiros (Juniors); 319.3178, firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more info on GnomeFest, click here.
Girl Scout Lock-in, Career Fair, Mercury Game & Concert!
Friday, August 9th, 2013
Phoenix Mercury vs. Tulsa Shock
an exciting game, your Girl Scout Lock-In night includes:
- Pregame Sports and Entertainment Career Fair
- Exclusive Post Game Concert presented by Chicks with Picks
- A secure lock-in for a once-in-a-lifetime overnight experience at the US Airways Center (Lock-in space is limited to the first 500 registrants)
- Post-Game Girl Scout Only Lock-In with:
- Pizza and Soda
- Movies on the Video Board
- Receive a Mercury Journey Book as your discover your world through the sports, beauty and music festivities of the lock-in! Earn credit toward Girl Scout recognitions and merit badges including: athlete, healthy living and beauty!
- Your favorite learning stations from last year plus brand new stations including a mini-sports clinic, a bullying prevention station led by Severson Sister and the chance to learn a dance to perform at halftime!
In order to secure a spot to sleep over, there is a $20 per troop deposit if they know girls will be interested in attending.
Questions? Call Jenny Doss 602.379.7539 or email email@example.com
For more information: Girl Scouts&Phoenix Mercury Lock In Flyer
To sign up: Girl Scouts Night Group Deposit Form