• Girl Scouts Congratulates Nobel Peace Prize Recipient Malala Yousafzai, Youngest Winner Ever

    Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarth won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for risking their lives to fight for children's rights. The decision made Malala, a 17-year-old student and education activist, the youngest-ever Nobel winner.   Malala was injured by a Taliban gunman two years ago in Pakistan for insisting that girls also have the right to an education. Surviving several operations, she continued both her activism and her studies.   Raised in Pakistan, Malala was 11 years old when she began championing girls' education, speaking out in TV interviews.   Also awarded is Kailash Satyarthi, 60, who has been at the forefront of a global movement to end child slavery and exploitative child labor since 1980, when he gave up his career as an electrical engineer. Satyarthi led the re…

    10 2014
  • October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

    Know the Stats One in every four women and nearly one in seven men in the U.S. report having experienced physical violence by an intimate partner at some point in their lifetime. National domestic violence related costs exceed $5.8 billion annually, including $4.1 billion in health care expenses. One in five teens will experience dating abuse in Arizona. Emerge! answers more than 5,000 calls on its crisis hotline every year. There are over 12,000 domestic violence calls to 911 in Pima County each year. In Arizona, a child witnesses a domestic violence incident every 44 minutes. On average, someone in Arizona dies every three days due to domestic violence. Resources If someone told you they were being abused, would you know what to do? Hearing about someone’s abusive si…

    04 2014
  • End hunger one bag at a time

    Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona will be teaming with Edward Jones to help provide meals for struggling families in Arizona. From now until November 8th you can collect non-perishable food items and contribute to Edward Jones’s 8th annual BAG-A-THON! All donations will be taken on November 8th, 2014 from 8:00 am-12:00pm on the corner of La Canada and Lambert drive in Oro Valley. We ask that all donations please be dropped off on November 8th,   during the main collection day. We are very excited to help Edward Jones meet their goal of 100,000 pounds!  *If you need bags for collecting donations, we have Trader Joe's bags at our Resource Centers that you can use.

    24 2014
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