• March with the Girl Scouts in the Holiday Parades

    Participating in community parades is part of the fun of Girl Scouting.  This year there are parades in nearly every community we serve.  While we can’t participate in every parade, this year there are a number of holiday parades that where Council Staff are organizing Girl Scout involvement.  We would love for your troop to be a part of the fun with us.  In communities where we haven’t been able to take on parade entry organization, we hope that you’ll sign on to participate and send us photos of your girls in action. Info to get involved in the Council sponsored entry is below for parades in your area. Council organized participation in Holiday Parades 2014 Oro Valley Saturday December 13th 9:30am Contact: Timalee Nevels 520-319-3159 tnevels@girlscoutssoaz.org Staging is at Ironwo…

    04 2014
  • Raytheon engineers teach science and math to spark girls' career path

    The challenge: build an electrical circuit using only a coat hanger, a piece of wire, aluminum foil, a block of wood and two AA batteries. The engineers: Three sophomore girls from Desert View High School in Tucson, Arizona. Their coach: Karen Christensen, a senior systems engineer for Raytheon. The project is part of a Raytheon program that teaches young women the basics of engineering and encourages them to seek careers in science, technology, engineering and math. Throughout the school year, women from Raytheon Missile Systems visit four days a week, working with girls on projects including the construction of a miniature solar house and the design of a basic alarm system. Other areas of study include computer programming and physics. "STEM-related careers are often viewed by girls a…

    25 2014
  • Girl Scout qualities help build leadership skills

    by LISA SHADE Special to the Gazette on November 05, 2014 10:53 AM   The mission of Girl Scouts is to build girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place. While the focus of the mission is on girls in grades K-12, adults can also feel more courageous and confident from being involved as a Girl Scout volunteer. Just ask Marie Miller, troop leader and service unit manager from Blairsville. Miller — who describes herself as shy and reserved — credits Girl Scouts with helping her be more confident in her ability to lead others. “If someone told me 10 years ago I’d be leading a Girl Scout troop, I wouldn’t have believed them,” Miller said. She didn’t consider herself to be “the leader type.” Despite her misgivings, she joined Girl Scouts to lead her daughter…

    06 2014
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