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Girl Scouts Cookie Sale draws Media Attention!

Posted: Feb 07, 2012

On February 3rd, we invited the media to come to the Dircks Moving Services Warehouse in Phoenix, and boy did they show up! Channels 12, 3, 10 and the Arizona Republic came out to interview and spend time with the Girl Scouts of Troop 2292 from Ahwatukee.

The girls had a blast meeting a lot of great TV personalities, and enjoyed an in-depth interview by a reporter from the Arizona Republic. Below is a photo of Troop 2292 with Fox 10 Arizona anchor, Kristin Anderson. 

Click on the link below the image to see more pictures from the day!





Girl Scouts featured on ABC 15’s Good Morning America

Posted: Feb 06, 2012

On January 31st, ABC's Katie Couric (a Girl Scout Alum!) discussed the future of the Girl Scouts on Good Morning America. This touching piece reminds us why we love this organization! 





Don’t buy Cookies from a Rooster!

Posted: Feb 03, 2012

No matter how old they are, this series of vintage Girl Scouts Cookie Sale commercials will always bring a smile!

Click on the rooster below to see them! 






600 Girl Scouts attend 11th Annual Mmmmilk & Cookies Event

Posted: Feb 01, 2012

On Saturday, Jan. 28th, 600 Girl Scouts toured St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance to learn more about the need for emergency food boxes in our community at the 11th Annual Mmmmilk & Cookies event, co-hosted by Shamrock Farms.

The event celebrated our Cookie Sale and more specifically, the Gift of Caring program, which invites members of the community to purchase additional cookies to donate to St. Mary’s Food Bank for families and individuals in need.

At the end of the sale, Shamrock Farms will donate 10,000 school-sized cartons of milk for the first 10,000 packages of Girl Scouts cookies donated to St. Mary’s through this program.

Thanks to all the Girl Scouts who came out for this awesome event!





Girl Scouts participate in local Martin Luther King Jr. Day Events!

Posted: Jan 31, 2012

On January 16th, local Girl Scouts from across our council celebrated MLK Jr. Day by celebrating his life, and giving back to their community.

Troop 436 attended the Martin Luther King, Jr., Day March in Phoenix, and the ASU MLK Day of Service. At the MLK Day of Service, the girls spent time at Tiger Mountain Foundation's Garden of Tomorrow in South Phoenix. They cleaned the area, pulled weeds and planted flowers.

 
(Troop 436 with newly inaugurated Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton. From left to right: Makayla H., Susan O., Zayn W., Michelle B., Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton, Sommer W., Monica B., Jasmine G.)

 
(Troop 436 at the ASU MLK Day Day of Service. Front row, from left to right: Alexus E., Zayn W., Destiny C., Sofiya G. Back row, from left to right:  Jasmine G., Susan O., Jada D., Joi F.)




Girl Scouts Beyond Bars follow up story on Channel 3 news!

Posted: Jan 26, 2012

In December, our Girl Scouts Beyond Bars program was featured on Channel 3's evening news. Yesterday, they aired a second story, following up with a mother and daughter who have now been reunited after the mother's release from prison. They thank the Girl Scouts for the monthly visits they shared.

[Click here] to see this amazing story. Thanks to the GSBB team for all you do to keep the bond strong between the mothers and daughters in this program!





Girl Scouts testify at the Arizona Legislature in honor of the 100th anniversary!

Posted: Jan 25, 2012

On Tuesday, January 25, Girl Scouts from Phoenix and Tucson testified before a committee of the state House of Representatives about the importance of Girl Scouting and our success in building girls of courage, confidence and character.  

Click on the link below the image to hear about the success we had!





Troop 2451 donates life saving AED units to GSACPC camps

Posted: Jan 24, 2012

At the GSACPC Board of Directors meeting on Wednesday, January 18th, Girl Scouts from Cadette Troop 2451 presented our council with five Automated External Defibrillator (AED) units to be distributed at each of our camp properties.  AED units can save lives in the event of a sudden cardiac arrest, which is the nation's leading cause of death, killing over 300,000 Americans each year. 

These units represent a donation valued at over $10,000.

Click on the link below the image to learn more about this wonderful Silver Award project!





The Joy of Girl Scouting

Posted: Jan 23, 2012

When Girl Scouts in Arizona prepared to load the bus for camp in the 1950s and 1960s, they were likely to have seen Dorothy Canfield Foster. Why? Well, she was hard to miss! With her big smile and even bigger, colorful umbrella, Dorothy could be spotted from a mile away.

Click on the link below the image to learn more about Dorothy Canfield Foster.





What is your vision for the next 100 years of Girl Scouting?

Posted: Jan 20, 2012

Calling all Girl Scouts! We want to hear from YOU as we write our 100th anniversary edition of the Listening Post! We will be discussing the future of Girl Scouting, and want your input.

What is your dream for the next 100 years of Girl Scouting? What do you hope girls can accomplish in the next 100 years? How can Girl Scouting help you reach your goals, and the goals of future Girl Scouts?

Tell us your story!

Email your responses to ljohnsonhintze@girlscoutsaz.org by January 25th.  Who knows…your words might appear in the Listening Post!



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