• Volunteer Spotlight: Volunteers helping our girls appreciate volunteerism

    As part of our Volunteer Appreciation Week, we will be showcasing volunteers throughout the week on our website and throughout social media. Here is a great example of troop leaders reporting back on their girls volunteering in the community: By Kate Ashe I want to share with you what Girl Scout Troop 1934 did to make the world a better place.  Through cookie sales the girls were able to raise $500 for the Diaper Bank of Southern Arizona.   I was thinking of just donating that money to the diaper bank.  It would have been easier, but the girls would not be able to get a hands on experience.  Someone (Becki Ahrendt) suggested that I get a wish list and take the girls shopping.  And that is what we did. We got the wish list and to our surprise the wish list contain things other than diape…

    15 2015
  • Girl Scouts are Outdoor Explorers

    Guest Post from Vicki Wright, GSUSA Outdoor Initiative Lead, Lifetime Girl Scout, Former CEO of multiple Girl Scout CouncilsGirl Scouts Launches Inaugural Badge Series Chosen by Girls This year, on its 103rd Anniversary, Girl Scouts is celebrating our commitment to providing fun and beneficial outdoor experiences for girls with the launch of a new series of outdoor badges, chosen by Girl Scouts themselves. Outdoor experiences are an integral part of Girl Scouts and are woven into Girl Scout program in such a way that girls feel comfortable trying new things and testing their limits, and gain confidence and acquire new skills in a safe and supportive all-girl environment. From a relaxed nature hike through the forests to teaming up on a wildlife conservation project to high-adventure …

    13 2015
  • Help Support this Gold Award!

    The Girl Scout Gold Award represents the highest achievement in Girl Scouting. Open only to girls in high school, this prestigious award challenges girls to change the world—or at least their corner of it, and be eligible for college scholarships, too. By the time final touches are made on their seven-step project, they will have solved a community problem—not only in the short term, but for years into the future.   This is an extremely empowering process that we should all support as sister Girl Scouts! Here is an example of a Gold Award project in the works right now, with directions on how you can support!  Please be a part of a long time, local Girl Scout's Gold Award Project: Hello! My name is Siobhan and I created The Locks Project for my Girl Scout Gold Award. The Locks Project wa…

    20 2015
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