• Imagine Engineering: STEM at the Hacienda

    Sunday April 19th we held our 5th annual Imagine Engineering Event. 60 girls attended, and spent the day learning about various STEM fields. Each girl attended 5 different sessions on a variety of STEM subjects, went on a nature scavenger hunt, and learned about Mining Engineering from the key-note speaker. This year Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona partnered with 7 different community organizations to put on the event. The Southern Arizona Research, Science, and Engineering Foundation talked to parents about the importance of STEM Education and the Science Fair. The girls heard from the University of Arizona Mining Engineering College students, who gave a great presentation on how to become a mining engineer. PediCats gave a presentation on germs and taught girls how to make hand saniti…

    30 2015
  • Girls and Women of Distinction 2015

    On Saturday, April 18th Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona celebrated accomplishments of girls and adults. The opening ceremony included a presentation of the Colors by troop 471 and opening remarks by GSUSA CEO Ana Maria Chavez, via video. Faith Trejo and Siobhan Frankiewicz earned the Gold Awards, You can hear them talk about their projects on the Girls and Women of Distinction video. The following Girl Scouts were honored for earning the Silver Award. Projects ranged from coordinating an eight-week after school series at Doolen Middle School designed to raise awareness about the problems in our modern day food culture to hosting a Read-A-Thon at the Oro Valley Public Library.  Ashelza DiAnna                      Alendra Lake-Wright               Allison Sauer Arianna Cundiff         …

    29 2015
  • The MoveMent Volunteer Team

    On April 11th the MoveMent Volunteer hosted its 2nd annual Family Zoo day.  Over 80 Girl Scouts and family members attended as well as the public.  At the event Girls and their families were able to create a take home bird feeder, fuzzy caterpillar, create treat bags for use in the animal exhibits, a fun patch and feed the giraffes. The MoveMent Volunteer team is made up of currently registered male Girl Scouts.  The group was started just over two years ago and has since hosted events in mini golf, bowling and fishing.  Our goal is to show other men how they can take an active, fun and rewarding role in their own Girls Girl Scout experience. Volunteering in the MoveMent is a flexible way help all the Girl Scouts in Southern Arizona.  We meet the first Tuesday of the month at 5:30p, at…

    17 2015
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