• 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
  • STEM Club at Flandrau Science Center.

    Our STEM Club girls wanted to thank the Flandrau Science Center for allowing them to meet there every week.  After talking to some of the staff the girls learned that the science center would be having a day camp and needed some help getting their youngest room ready for campers. The girls helped with turning an old storage room in to a bright new classroom by cleaning and painting the wall. The girls had an awesome time helping with this as it was many of their first times painting a room. STEM Club meets every other Thursday during the Summer and weekly during the school year. The club consists of girls Juniors and up who love doing hands on Science, Engineering, Technology and Math activities. In the past the girls have worked with the Girl Scout guinea pig, Gordon, and trained him to …

    28 2014
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