(PHOENIX – June 22, 2018) — In an effort to educate girls and women about the power, impact and fun of Girl Scouting, Girl Scouts–Arizona Cactus-Pine Council (GSACPC) is hosting its first-ever PowerUP G.I.R.L.s event Saturday, July 14 at more than 50 locations across the Council’s Central and Northern Arizona footprint. The free events, which will take place from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at retail locations such as JOANN Fabrics, Blaze Pizza and Kneaders Bakery as well as local recreation and community centers, libraries and churches, will feature a variety of activities for girls from K-12, including interactive STEM projects. Each event will offer a taste of Girl Scouting and its safe, no-limits space designed specifically for G.I.R.L.s (Go-getters, Innovators, Risk-takers and Leaders)TM.
PowerUP G.I.R.L. is also focused on engaging adult women – and not just mothers of girls! – about the benefits of volunteering for GSACPC to support girls’ experiences, be it as troop leaders, co-leaders, expert resources for troop events or programs, and even general volunteers for special events. Both girls and women will be at each event to share their adventures, talk about how Girl Scouting has positively impacted their lives and how to get involved in ones’ own hyperlocal neighborhood this summer and beyond.
According to a recent national study by the Girl Scout Research Institute (GSRI), there is compelling evidence that Girl Scouts stand out significantly from non-Girl Scouts, demonstrating more well-rounded lifestyles and a stronger propensity for success. Compared to non-Girl Scouts, Girl Scouts are more likely to:
“Girl Scouting works! The Girl Scout Impact Study confirms that Girl Scouting has a strong, positive impact on girls, helping them develop into citizens who are responsible, caring, and engaged—and most of all, prepared for a lifetime of leadership,” says Tamara Woodbury, CEO of GSACPC. “The research also shows that girls learn best in an all-girl, girl-led and girl-friendly environment like the Girl Scouts, which is tailored to girls’ needs. We created this event to shout this from the rooftops and help ensure every girl has a chance to be part of our program.”
The Bob and Renee Parsons Leadership Center for Girls and Women at Camp South Mountain will also host an event. Locations for the PowerUp G.I.R.L. events held across Central and Northern Arizona can be found at www.girlscoutsaz.org/powerup.
“We’re not stopping until every girl is prepared to empower herself for a lifetime of success and adventure,” says Woodbury.
About Girl Scouts
We’re the best girl leadership experience in the world. It began over 100 years ago with one woman, Juliette Gordon “Daisy” Low, who believed in the power of every G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader)™ to change the world. Today, we continue her vision through the Girl Scout Leadership Experience which helps girls uncover and develop their potential through activities in science and technology, business and economic literacy, and outdoor and environmental awareness, to discover their values, skills, and the world around them; connect with others in a multicultural environment; and take action to make a difference in the world. And with hands-on, girl-led, cooperative learning, every G.I.R.L. has a chance to do something amazing.
Girl Scouts—Arizona Cactus-Pine Council (GSACPC)
In partnership with more than 10,000 adult volunteers, GSACPC serves 21,000 girls grades K-12 in more than 90 communities across central and northern Arizona. Since 1936, GSACPC has helped girls develop leadership skills and tools for success in a rapidly changing environment. We know that given the opportunity, every girl can become a leader, act confidently on her values, and connect with her community. Girl Scouts grow courageous and strong through girl-driven programs, ranging from summer camp to troop activities and product sales. For more information, visit www.girlscoutsaz.org, like us on Facebook or follow us on Instagram.