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Jul 24, 2012 10:47 AM

Southern Arizona Girl Scouts are making renewable energy a top priority

TUCSON- When you think girl scouts you probably think of those tasty cookies.

But they do a lot more than sell cookies. They are also busy taking care of their future.

This summer thirty of them teamed up to give back. They took part in "power up camp," a week-long camp teaching the girls about renewable energy.

The focus was learning how to "power up" houses and vehicles through technology like solar, wind and water resources.

The girls ranged in age from 11 to 14. They all learned how to keep Tucson clean using clean resources the earth provides naturally.

"It's been pretty fun we do different activities each day. We did a tour of TEP and showed us all the different solar panels they were testing," said Girl Scout Calen Geisercseh.

TEP actually funded this camp so the girls could get a head start on renewable energy. Camp counselors included volunteer students from the U of A engineering and design program.

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