Posted: Mar 19, 2012
Girl Scouts from Daisy Troop 2636 visited 98.7 the Peak yesterday after winning the annual “Girl Scouts Cookie Buyout” contest. Chris and Monica from “Chris and Monica in the morning” put a call out to all Girl Scouts listening to their program in February to submit their best Cookie Selling pitch!
After all the submissions from Girl Scouts across Arizona, Troop 2636 was voted as having the best pitch of all. They were able to visit the station and were interviewed live on the air!
[Click here] to listen to their interview, and for more pictures of their visit to the station, click the link below the image.
Great work, Girl Scouts!!
Posted: Mar 13, 2012
On the 100th anniversary of Girl Scouting in the United States, March 12, 2012, Girl Scouts from across Arizona welcomed Governor Jan Brewer and state Legislators as members of the newly-created Girl Scout Troop 1920 during a “pinning” ceremony at the State Capitol. Troop 1920 – named in honor of the year in which women in the United States gained the right to vote – is an honorary troop with the special mission to continue as a strong voice for girls and women at the state level.
More than 200 attendees watched as Executive staff and Board members from our council and our sister council, the Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona, spoke of the 100th anniversary of Scouting, and the important role Girl Scouts and the State legislature can play in making the future brighter for the girls in Arizona. Our own Governor, Jan Brewer, also spoke about her time as a Girl Scout, and read a proclamation honoring the 100th anniversary of Girl Scouts.
After the ceremony, the Governor signed House Bill 2498 into law, which establishes March 12th each year as “Girl Scouts of the USA Day” in Arizona. Girl Scout cookies and milk from Shamrock farms was available in the senate lawn following the ceremony.
Thank you to all who attended and took part in the ceremony--particularly the Girl Scouts. You are the reason why we are celebrating! Happy 100th anniversary, Girl Scouts!
To see more pictures from the day, click below the image.
Posted: Mar 12, 2012
This past Saturday, 600+ Girl Scouts, families and other community members came together to celebrate the Girl Scouts 100th anniversary, and participate in the 100th Anniversary 5K Thin Mint Sprint.
Girl Scouts were decked out in Scouts attire, and came out in droves to run in the 5k Thin Mint Sprint, and walk in the 1 Mile Samoa Stroll. We even had two girls wearing a Thin Mint and Samoa costume!
After the race, Girl Scouts enjoyed the awards ceremony, a vendor fair, and, of course, pizza!
Click below the image for more pictures from the day!
Posted: Mar 07, 2012
At the Girl Scouts—Arizona Cactus-Pine Council (GSACPC) offices in Phoenix on Saturday, March 3, Girl Scouts from Troop 1393 in Avondale and Elizabeth Vicoryosmanson, an Independent Girl Member (IGM) from Chino Valley, participated in a ceremonial tree planting to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Girl Scouting. The event also kicked off a program in which 100 trees will be planted across Arizona through a partnership with the Arizona Community Tree Council (ACTC).
The Girl Scouts even had a surprise visit from Miss Rio Nuevo!
Click below the image to learn more about the event, and to see more pictures!
Posted: Mar 07, 2012
The Girl Scouts Night at the Coyotes was held Saturday, March 3! What a fun we had!
A total of 356 Girl Scouts and their families watched the Coyotes play the Columbus Blue Jackets. All girls received beautiful pink Coyotes patches, saw their troop numbers in lights on the scoreboard, and watched our own Camp Commercial at the game. We held a booth to distribute Girl Scouts materials, including summer camp guides and Women's History Month literature.
Thanks, Girl Scouts families, for coming out!
Posted: Mar 06, 2012
Daisy Troop 1252 sure felt lucky to have the rare opportunity to get to spend the 100th Birthday of Arizona in a classroom set back to 1912! There could not have been a better setting for these 1st Graders to learn about the differences between now and then. Even better, they were featured in “The Peoria Historian” for their involvement that day!
Looks like fun, Ladies! Click on the link below the image for more pictures!
Posted: Mar 01, 2012
On Saturday, February 25, Girl Scouts experienced activities, food from around the world
Every year at the Girl Scouts’ World Thinking Day, Scouts celebrate that they are part of a global community, one of the nearly 150 countries with Girl Scouts and Girl Guides. Girl Scout troops host booths representing various countries, and share food, crafts, activities and the culture of the country with other Girl Scouts and community members to enjoy.
At this year’s event on Saturday, February 25 at Margaret T. Hance Park in Phoenix, there was no shortage of fun: With food, dancing, music, homemade jewelry and games from countries stretching around the globe—the girls were eager to share what they had learned.
Click below the image to read more and see pictures from the day!
Posted: Feb 27, 2012
During their cookie booth on Saturday evening, Girl Scouts from Troop 631 were at the right place at the right time, and used their courage, confidence and character to help the police after a robbery.
Click below the image to read about their heroic efforts, and [click here] to see Channel 15's report of the incident!
Posted: Feb 23, 2012
By Leigh Farr
For two years, Girl Scouts from Troop 390 at Rover Elementary School have worked on a service project to stamp out Styrofoam lunch trays in their school district. Having presented their research and recommendations to school administrators, district officials and even the Mayor of Tempe, the girls in Troop 390 are excited to learn that the Tempe Elementary School District has selected Rover to test a new environmentally friendly lunch tray. The trays, which now are being used by Rover students, are made in the United States from 100% sustainable and renewable resources.
If the trays are a success, they could be used district-wide as early as next year!
Amazing work, girls! Your advocacy skills and determination are inspiring.
Posted: Feb 23, 2012
Check out the Girl Scouts of Troop 2402 in this clip from ABC 15! On Tuesday, they donated Girl Scout Cookies to the "100-ton Food Drive" at the Fry's Food Store at 40th St. and Thunderbird to help hungry Arizona families.
Thank you, Troop 2402, for making the world a better place!