Girl Scouts Arizona announces first-ever PowerUP G.I.R.L.s event

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PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) -

In an effort to educate girls and women about the power, impact and fun of Girl Scouting, Girl ScoutsArizona 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 both recreation and community centers and even libraries and churches, will feature a variety of activities for girls of every age, including interactive STEM projects.

Each event and activity will focus on showing how girl scouting is a safe place designed specifically for G.I.R.L.s (Go-getters, Innovators, Risk-takers and Leaders) from K-12.

PowerUP G.I.R.L. is also focused on engaging and educating adult women, and not just mothers of girls, about the benefits of volunteering for the GSACPC, be it as troop leaders, co-leaders, expert resources for troop events or programs, general volunteers and even special event assistants.

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Both girls and women will be at each event to share their experience, talk about how girl scouting has positively impacted their lives and share how to get involved in ones' own hyper-local 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 exhibit strong leadership outcomes, earn "excellent" grades, expect to graduate college, aspire to STEM, business, and law careers and feel hopeful about their future.

"In other words, 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 prepared for a lifetime of leadership," said 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 from top to bottom with only girls in mind. We created this event to shout this from the rooftops and help ensure every girl has a chance to be a part of our program."

The Bob and Renee Parsons Leadership Center for Girls and Women at Camp South Mountain will also host an event. Each location hosting a PowerUp G.I.R.L. event across Central and Northern Arizona can be found at www.girlscoutsaz.org/powerup

Arizona's leading organization dedicated to building girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place.

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 helps young women grow courageous and strong through girl-driven programs, ranging from product sales, to troop activities and special events.

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