• Saving Lives Gone Gold

    By Kristi Pallack In October of last year, one of our Girl Scouts had to react fast when another student collapsed during band practice. Erika Yee, then 17, knew just what to do. By using continuous chest compression CPR, she was able to keep Chris alive until paramedics arrived on the scene. Things could have taken a different turn had she not learned this new skill earlier in the year at Girl Scout camp. Stunned that she was the only student out of 100 that knew how to respond in this situation, Erika knew what she had to do. Erika turned her incredible story into her Girl Scout Gold Award project, working in conjunction with the University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center to provide Continuous-Chest-Compression CPR training to over 500 high school students throughout Tucson, with plans …

    21 2013
  • Girl Scouts Go Sonoran!

    By Liz Baker, M.S. STEM SpecialistWe Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona are incredibly lucky to live in one of the most unique areas of the planet.  We share our homes with plants and animals that can only live in this region, and that others travel thousands of miles to see.  But when you live in the desert and see these creatures every day, it is easy to forget just how special they are, and how big of an effect we humans have on them.  Over 150 of our Girl Scouts changed all that at our first annual Sonoran Naturalists event Saturday, November 16th . Girls embarked on a desert adventure with their troops and families to earn their Naturalist Series Badge at Arizona Sonoran Desert Museum.  Each level followed a different journey through the Museum, exploring plants, ants, pollinators, and …

    19 2013
  • Raising Healthy Sons

    Raising Healthy Sons Saturday November 23, 2013 9:00 am - 12:00pm FREE! Want to raise your son to be the kind of man you’d want your child to marry? Generous, strong, confident, fair-minded, responsible, kind, and committed to justice & equality for all? Tim Wernette, Gender Equity Educator will address Gender Stereotypes/Messages for Boys: The Good, Bad & Ugly; Earl Hipp, Author of "Man-Making"; and member of Desert Men’s Council discusses Mentoring & Initiation: Powerful and Important and Pediatrician, Author; AZ Daily Star Columnist Marilyn Heins, MD will offer ParenTips for Raising Boys in Today’s World. Register Here!

    18 2013
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