The Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona honored girls between five-to-17-years-old and adult volunteers who have made an impact in their community through service and leadership in Southern Arizona at The Girls and Women of Distinction 2013 Ceremony last month.
One of the highlights of the evening was the presentation of the Lifesaving Award to Girl Scout Mary Stofft from Yuma. In order to earn the Lifesaving Award, girls must have completed an act of heroism at a time where taking action was necessary. Mary earned her award by rescuing a seven-year-old boy from drowning in a resort pool by jumping into the water and pulling him to safety.
Debbie Rich, CEO of Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona says they are proud to say that Mary exhibited such bravery in a critical situation.