Each year thousands of Girl Scouts take to the streets, grocery stores and parents’ workplaces selling their famous cookies, in hopes of winning cool prizes and learning a little bit about business.
Girl Scout Aliya McDonald knocks a brick or two off the remains of a wall in a demolition ceremony at the site of a long-vacant restaurant on Broadway. The Scouts' resource center will go up when funds are raised.
"Our dream is to have a place for girls," says Debbie Rich, CEO of Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona.
With historic YWCA pictures behind them, Executive Director Janet Marcotte, left, gets a retirement hug from board member Tiana Ronstadt. "I can't think of anywhere I'd rather have been for the last 25 years. It's been wonderful," Marcotte said.
Janet Marcotte confers with Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild before a press conference on Thursday. She is retiring today after a career of advocating for women and girls.
Janet Marcotte's last day as executive director of Tucson's YWCA is today, but she's expected to still be a bit of an office regular.
The Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona will be awarded a check for $10, 621 on Sunday.
Eighteen high school girls from across the region got a glimpse of what it's like to train to fight fires, while also battling their own fears, at a hands-on camp offered by fire departments in partnership with the Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona.
Mariah Albertie, 15, concentrates as she rappels off a five-story building at the Northwest Fire District Training Center during Camp Fury, a four-day Girl Scouts camp run by female firefighters from Southern Arizona and the Northwest Fire District.