• 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
  • $25,000 grant from S.L. Gimbel Foundation Fund to support Social Justice Programming

    Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona (GSSoAz) has received a $25,000 grant from the S.L. Gimbel Foundation Fund through the Community Foundation serving the Counties of Riverside and San Bernardino.  The grant is to be used for our Social Justice Program through which GSSoAz serves over 8,000 of the most vulnerable and disenfranchised girls in the community, ensuring they have the same enrichment opportunities as their peers.  The funds will be used to serve girls with incarcerated mothers through Girl Scouts Beyond Bars, girls who are in detention or on the brink of incarceration through Adelante Jovencitas, girls who live in foster care group homes, and girls who live in low-income and underserved areas through 40 school and community based settings a week. The Social Justice Team team's …

    04 2015
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