The Girl Scouts–Arizona Cactus-Pine Council (GSACPC) recently opened The Bob & Renee Parsons Leadership Center for Girls & Women at Camp South Mountain, an $18 million year-round urban program center that is fully ADA accessible.
The completion of The Parsons Leadership Center has contributed to a significant interest in Girl Scouting, which means a need for more adult volunteers to serve the growing roster of local girls.
As a volunteer, local mothers and women have the chance to introduce girls to new experiences and help them unleash their inner G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader).
Studies have shown that those who participate in Girl Scouts develop a strong sense of self, establish and stick to a set of positive values, seek out challenges, develop healthy relationships and are better equipped to solve community problems.
Girl Scout research shows it is not just girls who benefit from participating in Girl Scouts: 94 percent of volunteers have made new friends, 88 percent believe their life is better because they volunteer with Girl Scouts, and two-thirds believe their volunteer experience has helped them professionally.
If you can’t commit to being a troop leader, extra adults are always needed for trips and special events, as well as for Girl Scout Cookie activities. All volunteers are required to complete a background check prior to becoming involved. Visit www.girlscoutsaz.org and click “Volunteer” to get started helping out girls in your community.