Our second annual Badge Bash was a success! More than 500 guests enjoyed a night of Girl Scouting. Each guest received a sash and earned patches by completing fun and educational activities provided by generous sponsors.
Upon arrival at the Parsons Leadership Center for Girls and Women at Camp South Mountain, guests visited the Learning Hall where The Bob and Renee Parsons Foundation opening station was. This is where the night kicked off by rallying their troops and creating their camp names! “Troops” (groups of families, friends and/or coworkers) spiced things up arriving in themed attire to distinguish themselves such as plaid shirts, Troop Beverly Hills, Happy Campers, and Troop Pearl!
Guests enjoyed appetizers and refreshments, patch activities and a silent auction. The activities ranged from archery and s’mores to balloon dart splatter painting and Zumba classes! After earning patches and badges, guests enjoyed a “glampy” dinner under the stars.
A short program about the power of Girl Scouting highlighted community leaders. As You Wish Pottery was honored with the Promise Award for being a remarkable community partner for so many years and for demonstrating the values in the Girl Scout Promise and Law. The Woman of Courage Award was presented to Phoenix Police Chief Jeri Williams for being a champion for issues that have far-reaching impact on our communities.
Guests participated in a silent auction throughout the night and a live auction after dinner resulting in a total of $42,500 raised for girls!
The evening culminated in the Campfire Wind-down, hosted by Isagenix where the CAT (Council Advisory Team) Troop won the Most Spirited Troop Award for their neon cat ears and light up glasses.
A special thanks to all our generous sponsors for supporting Badge Bash and providing so many fun activities: Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona, Isagenix, Cardinals Charities, The Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation, American Airlines, APS, Helios, Lovitt & Touche, PIXA, SRP, University of Phoenix and Wells Fargo.
We hope to see you next year! Save the date: Oct. 25, 2019.