• Unfinished Business on Capitol Hill

    On March 20, 2014 Girl Scouts of the USA hosted a brown bag lunch briefing for staff on Capitol Hill to highlight the findings from the Girl Scout Research Institute’s report, The State of Girls: Unfinished Business. The panel included coauthor of the report, Dr. Kamla Modi from the Girl Scout Research Institute, Communications Director of Girl Scouts of the Colonial Coast council, Marcy Germanotta, and a Girl Scout from the council, Lily.  Dr. Modi highlighted many of the key findings in the report which includes major trends affecting girls’ leadership and healthy development in the U.S. today. In particular, she addressed key findings relating to girls’ emotional and physical well-being; 33% of girls in the U.S. are obese or overweight, while 30% of girls struggle with their emotional h…

    26 2014
  • Body Love

    There is a movement that is growing and gaining strength surrounding body love in our community.  Women are and girls are being encouraged to love themselves the way they are!  Imagine not looking at yourself in the mirror and immediately feeling shame. We want that for our girls don't we? Tucson has some amazing champions for this movement that have worked hard to put together a Body Love Conference coming up April 5th.  It is great to see Huffington Post recognizing Jes Baker and Jade Beall for their efforts.  They worked together on a series of photographs and quotes featuring inter-generational groups of women including Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona's very own, Desiree Gonzales. "I need body love because by deeply loving my body, I am holding space for for the women in my four ge…

    20 2014
  • Thank You Troop Cookie Managers!

    When you think of Girl Scout cookies, what comes to your mind?Thin Mints, Samoas, Do-si-dos, so many different kinds.Troop Cookie Managers come in assorted flavors too!Not many people realize just all these people do.  They order in December, Tagalongs and Do-si-dosJust how many will be needed, they always seem to know.Training, membership, becoming volunteersAll to give a helping hand as cookie season nears.  They’re moms and dads, grandparents, often leaders tooAll going that extra mile is often what they do.They have so many people who come into their homeThey’re always taking orders via email or by phone They put in so many hours, they’re constantly on callEven working cookie booths at Fry’s or in the mall.These very special people are ones who really careThey are always very willin…

    19 2014
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