• Silver Award Boot Camp!

    As you may know, one of the best parts about being a Cadette Girl Scout is earning a Silver Award!  You get to look at your community through the lens of leadership, and use your resources to make an empowered change on an issue that you are passionate about.  So what better way to earn this prestigious award than with other likeminded leaders? This month, fourteen of our go-getter Cadettes signed up for the EPIC 5 day adventure at Silver Award Boot Camp!  The girls spent the first few days earning the MEdia Journey; They analyzed how young girls and women are represented in today’s media, and discussed the ways in which the media can be a help AND a hindrance to our daily lives.  After their research, the girls felt empowered to complete a Take Action Project by sharing their newfoun…

    12 2014
  • Ensure Our Girls' Safety - Improve the Affordability and Accessibility of Background Checks

      Girl Scouts is the world's premier girl-serving organization, and as such, our first priority has always been the safety and healthy development of the girls we serve. Congress is currently considering bipartisan legislation, the Child Protection Improvements Act, that will allow youth-serving organizations access to FBI checks and that will make volunteer and staff background checks more accessible, faster, and more affordable. Please Take Action and send a message to your elected Congressional representative about the importance of ensuring the safety of our youth! 

    09 2014
  • Six Girl Scouts and their Gold Awards

    By Veronica M. Cruz Six Southern Arizona Girl Scouts, who made a difference in their communities through service projects, have earned the organization’s highest award, the Gold Award. “The Gold Award recipients are part of an elite group of women who embody community leadership, whose Girl Scouting work leaves a sustainable legacy,” Debbie Rich, CEO of Girl Scouts of America, said in a news release. “... The highest awards challenge girls of all ages to take action in the community by developing projects that incorporate discovering, connecting and taking action to create community change.” Five of the six recipients are from Tucson. Mariah Weidner helped raise awareness about the increase of domestic violence in Arizona by organizing a Hand and Foot Walk to end Domestic Vio…

    26 2014
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