• Girl Scout Troop 172 Donates to Diamond Children's Hospital

    Girls Scout Troop 172, from the Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona, raised money through their cookie sales in 2014, to purchase and donate toys and games to Diamond Children’s Child Life Program for children staying at the hospital. The Troop, made up of nine-7th grade girls, wanted to focus on children for their community service project this year and chose to donate toys and games to patients at Diamond Children’s Hospital, to give them something to do and make their time there less frightening. The Troop met with Lori Mitts, Child Life Specialist at Diamond Children’s, to find out what the hospital needed and what would be the safest toys and games to purchase. The girls went shopping with a $550 budget and purchased items that fit all age groups and divided them into packets. The toys…

    22 2014
  • Spotlight on National Young Woman of Distinction, Monique Tinglin

    The National Young Women of Distinction honor is given by Girl Scouts of the USA to the top ten Girl Scout Gold Award recipients whose Take Action projects demonstrated outstanding leadership, had a measureable and sustainable impact, and addressed a local challenge related to a national and/or global issue. The girls and their projects will be showcased on the blog in advance of being honored at the 2014 Girl Scout Convention in Salt Lake City this October. Monique Tinglin: Take Action! Fight Youth Sex Trafficking! Age: 18 Hometown: Brooklyn, New York    Inspiration:   After listening to the story of Alexia, a 14-year-old sex trafficking victim, Monique knew she had found the issue for her Gold Award project. Alexia is one of 3,000 victims of sex trafficking within New York City,…

    10 2014
  • Tucson Bird Count: Bringing Birds Home, a chance for Girl Scouts to become engaged in citizen science and conservation outreach

    The Tucson Bird Count is a very well respected urban bird count that is moving into an exciting new phase of outreach. This outreach is focusing on encouraging Tucson residents to create bird habitat in their yards for the benefit of birds and our community. The count is currently coordinated by Jennie MacFarland of Tucson Audubon Society and we are hoping to partner with Tucson Girl Scout troops in STEM driven activities such as bird walks and presentations on the importance of urban bird habitat that allows us to share our city with native birds. Both of these activities would be led by Jennie in partnership with the troop leader with the goal of recruiting members of the troop to use community service hours in distributing free materials (known as “recipe cards,” more on this below) tha…

    04 2014
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