Get your Girl Scout 411! At Lead the Way, Adult Volunteers along with Senior and Ambassador Girl Scouts can expect to connect with others in their area, learn new ideas, and continue to develop their leadership skills. And it’s free!
The upcoming Lead the Way is themed Beyond the Bully and will focus on how to be an active leader on the issue of bullies and healthy relationships. In addition, there will be a guest speaker from the Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona Leadership Team, interactive activities you can do with girls of any age level, resource handouts, round table discussions, and an Investiture of adult members new to the organization. Pick the date and location that works best for you and register now:
Thursday, April 4, 2013 | 6-8pm | Immanuel Presbyterian Church, 9252 East 22nd St. Tucson
Guest Speaker: Timalee Nevels | Register Now
Timalee Nevels is the Chief of Staff at Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona. Timalee was a Brownie Girl Scout in this council and spent several years leading troops and coaching Gold Award and Travel.
Thursday, April 11, 2013 | 6-8pm | 1496 Overlook Dr. Sierra Vista
Guest Speaker: Kristen Hernandez | Register Now
Kristen Hernandez if the Chief Operating Officer for the Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona. Kristen has been with the council for 4 ½ years and works with membership and volunteerism, cookies, community enrichment, retail stores and overall operations of the council. Her favorite thing about Girl Scouts is that there is a place in the Girl Scout family for every girl and woman at any time in their life and once you are a Girl Scout, you always are a Girl Scout. She is proud and honored to work for 14,000 amazing ladies across Southern Arizona.
Thursday, April 18, 2013 | 6-8pm | United Methodist Church of Casa Grande, 1515 N Trekell Rd
Guest Speaker: Michelle Higgins | Register Now
Michelle Stratton Higgins I am the Senior Director of STEM for the Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona. My formal education includes degrees in mathematics and physics. My goal was to be a teacher and to look for every opportunity to encourage girls and women to enter these fields of study. However, I found myself on a different, yet equally rewarding, career path – informal STEM education. I am extremely passionate about providing a “safe” place for women of all ages to explore their world, to discover their own leadership potential, and to define for themselves who can do science. In my spare time I train in a traditional Korean Martial Art with my husband and two children and compete in regional and national tournaments.
Thursday, April 25, 2013 | 6-8pm | Girl Scout Resource Center – Nogales, 1831 N. Mastick Way
Guest Speaker: Colleen Brinkley | Register Now
Colleen Brinkley is the Director of Operations for the Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona. Colleen has been with the council for 4 years and works with Human Resources, Social Justice, and Operations for the council. She comes to Arizona from the East Coast where she had experience with various non-profit organizations in Boston and Vermont. Colleen loves seeing doors open for girls and volunteers and being a resource for people in her community. She has three daughters and girl scouting is a family event for the Brinkleys.
Thursday, May 2, 2013 | 6-8pm | Wheeler Taft Abbett Sr, 7800 N. Schisler Dr., Tucson
Guest Speaker: Debbie Rich | Register Now
In 2009, Ms. Rich was appointed CEO for the Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona (GSSoAz), after serving three years as the organization’s Chief Operating Officer (COO). During her Girl Scout tenure she has led the development of operational strategy, focusing on sustainable growth, diversity and inclusion, engaging volunteers, and dynamic programs. In particular, she has worked to create a social service delivery model that engages college women in delivering the Girl Scout program to under served girls, redesigned the Council’s fund development model, secured capital gifts for improvements of Girl Scout properties, and increased the membership across Southern Arizona. Rich also helped found The Partnership for Women and Girls, Girl Scouts’ collaboration with Emerge! and the YWCA to support local leadership training for girls and women.