• Girl Volunteer Corps Helping out the Homeless

    By Kristi Pallack When you hear the words ‘knitting’ and ‘circle’ together you probably imagine a bunch of old women, most likely in rocking chairs,  knitting doilies and making ugly Christmas sweaters. Am I right? Get that out of your head and let’s start fresh. Now imagine 21 teenage girls sitting around a table knitting hats. No doilies or ugly sweaters here, these girls mean business! The Girl Volunteer Corps is a girl only club that makes Southern Arizona a better place. This past weekend, on October 27th, 21 young ladies from around the greater Tucson area came together with one mission: to make as many hats as they could for the homeless. But okay, wait. Teenage girls care about the homeless? You bet they do! And even more, they are doing something about it. Realizing that the …

    29 2013
  • Travel Opportunities

    Teen girl travel is one of the best reasons to stay involved in Girl Scouting.  Girl Scouts of the USA provides opportunities for troops to travel together- these are called Getaways.  There are also opportunities for individual girls apply to travel independent of their troops, these are called Destinations.   The trips offered for summer of 2014 are up on the GSUSA website now.  Find the trip that appeals to you and download the application and reference form.  Applications are due to Tnevels@girlscoutssoaz.org by Thanksgiving.    Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona is applying for a grant and should have some scholarship monies available to assist with Destinations expenses. Last year we had three girls travel to Destinations.  Here are highlights from their trips.  "I had such a wonderfu…

    23 2013
  • Local Ambassador Earns National Praise

    A special message from Anna Maria Chávez, CEO, Girl Scouts of the USA Earlier this year, I had the privilege of meeting high school senior Erika Yee when I returned to my home state of Arizona to attend the Girls and Women of Distinction Celebration with the Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona council. During the celebration, I was honored to present Erika with a Lifesaving Achievement award for her heroic act that saved the life of one of her fellow students at University High School in Tucson, Arizona.   On October 15, 2012, Erika, a Tucson native, was at band practice when her band mate Chris Miller suddenly collapsed. Erika had recently learned a technique known as Continuous-Chest-Compression CPR as a Girl Scout Junior at her local Girl Scout camp, Camp Fury. According to research, C…

    22 2013
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