Construction Starts at Girl Scouts’ Leadership Center

June 11, 2015  /  News Blog,

The Weitz Company announces the start of construction on the Girl Scouts’ Leadership Center for Girls and Women in South Mountain, Ariz. This project will transform the current 14.5 acre Camp Sombrero into a Leadership Center with large and small meeting spaces, classrooms for STEM and other programs and trainings, cabins for overnight stays and sports facilities, including an archery range, pool and sports field.

“Weitz is thrilled to have been selected as the construction partner for Girl Scouts–Arizona Cactus-Pine Council,” said Mike Bontrager, executive vice president, The Weitz Company. “Our crew is excited to have started construction on a camp that provides the Girl Scouts with opportunities to try new things, improve skills, overcome fears and help other girls. We are looking forward to the unique opportunity to engage the Girl Scouts in various construction activities during the transformation of their camp.”

“We’re excited to have construction begin. This new Leadership Center will allow us to serve more girls and train more adult volunteers,” said Tamara Woodbury, CEO of Girl Scouts–Arizona Cactus-Pine Council. “We believe the leadership created in this space will, in turn, transform Arizona.”

Marlene Imirzian & Associates is the project architect.