• How Troop 179 Celebrated Women's History Month

    On March 24th, the Brownies and Juniors of Troop 179 celebrated Women’s History Month by getting a once in a lifetime experience with some female aviators! With support from the Yuma Proving Ground Airfield, the girls got to speak with a Navy 1LT Pilot, built wooden airplanes for flight, and toured the airfield where the girls were able to jump in and out of a plane and helicopter.  What amazing memories that will last a lifetime! Want to get in on the fun? Visit http://girlscoutssoaz.org/join today!

    March
    27 2014
  • 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…

    March
    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…

    March
    20 2014
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