• Ensure Our Girls' Safety - Improve the Affordability and Accessibility of Background Checks

      Girl Scouts is the world's premier girl-serving organization, and as such, our first priority has always been the safety and healthy development of the girls we serve. Congress is currently considering bipartisan legislation, the Child Protection Improvements Act, that will allow youth-serving organizations access to FBI checks and that will make volunteer and staff background checks more accessible, faster, and more affordable. Please Take Action and send a message to your elected Congressional representative about the importance of ensuring the safety of our youth! 

    09 2014
  • Six Girl Scouts and their Gold Awards

    By Veronica M. Cruz Six Southern Arizona Girl Scouts, who made a difference in their communities through service projects, have earned the organization’s highest award, the Gold Award. “The Gold Award recipients are part of an elite group of women who embody community leadership, whose Girl Scouting work leaves a sustainable legacy,” Debbie Rich, CEO of Girl Scouts of America, said in a news release. “... The highest awards challenge girls of all ages to take action in the community by developing projects that incorporate discovering, connecting and taking action to create community change.” Five of the six recipients are from Tucson. Mariah Weidner helped raise awareness about the increase of domestic violence in Arizona by organizing a Hand and Foot Walk to end Domestic Vio…

    26 2014
  • Volunteer Spotlight: Shannon Twilling

    Hi there! I’m Shannon Twilling and I’m the fearless leader of Troop #4, a mixed-level Daisy/Brownie troop. We’re just finishing our second year together and it’s been a blast! Some of the cool things we've done are: camped at the Hacienda (the first time camping for a lot of the girls – and a few of the adults!); made some fun art and science projects (did you know you can make slime from white glue and borax?!); painted beads at Ben’s Bells (supporting their mission of spreading kindness and learning about kindness as a sustainable act!); exchanged friendship letters with a sister troop in Connecticut; and learned about the world around us through a Girl Scout World Thinking Day postcard exchange! The girls have worked through several journeys at the Daisy and Brownie level and done some…

    03 2014
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