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TUCSON – Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona has officially launched Virtual Girl Scouts as an innovative way for girls to participate in Girl Scouting from home, in light of COVID-19 (Coronavirus).
COVID-19 has school-aged children across the state and country confined to their homes, limiting their activities and changing the ways in which they are learning. The new Virtual Girl Scouts platform gives Girl Scouts access to exciting new content every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.
“We felt it was critical to provide all girls a way to stay positively engaged during this challenging time,” said Interim CEO Kristen Hernandez. “Girl Scouts is, and always has been, a movement to build girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. We want the community to know that girl leadership never stops, especially in a pandemic – Girl power can’t be quarantined.”
Virtual Girl Scouts activities range from exploring the outdoors to experimenting with coding, to creating beautiful art. Each activity gives girls a new lens to view their world around them while building critical skills and providing opportunities to engage in virtual service projects. Registered Girl Scouts have opportunities to earn badges or fun patches throughout the program.
To ensure all girls can utilize this content— and to give non-members a taste of what Girl Scouts is all about— membership is not required to access the platform at this time. In one week of being live, Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona’s Virtual Girl Scouts program has reached 40,000 people over social media, including members and non-members across the country and overseas. For more information about Virtual Girl Scouts, please contact Coco Horner at (520) 319- 3187 or email@example.com.
About the Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona
Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona is comprised of more than 8,000 Girl Scout members from Pima, Cochise, Santa Cruz, Pinal, Graham, Greenlee and Yuma counties. The organization is one of 112 Girl Scouts of the USA councils. Nationwide, Girl Scouts is 2.6 million strong— 1.8 million girls and 800,000 adults who believe in the power of each and every girl to change the world. Girl Scouts build girls of courage, confidence and character, who help make the world a better place through our one-of-a-kind leadership development program.