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GSACPC Girl Scouts led Fiesta Bowl Parade!

Posted: Jan 07, 2012

A total of 34 Girl Scouts and adult volunteers from the Desert Flower and Cactus Trails Service Units proudly led the Fiesta Bowl parade on December 30th!

[Click here] to view the coverage of the parade by ABC 15. Girl Scouts can be seen about 4 minutes into the footage!

Thank you to the Girl Scouts who participated! 

Our Just-Us Social Justice Programs received a grant from Arizona Foundation for Women!

Posted: Jan 06, 2012

The Arizona Foundation for Women has selected our Just-Us Social Justice programs (Girl Scouts Beyond Bars, Adelante Jovencitas and Baby Camp) to receive a $15,000 grant! The funding will provide 500 girls with education and prevention regarding child sex trafficking through the Child Sex Trafficking Education Program (C-STEP).

Congratulations to our Just-Us programs! For information about these programs, [click here.]

The Girl Scouts Cookie Sale: How it all Began

Posted: Jan 05, 2012

In 1917 in Muskogee, Oklahoma, a troop baked and sold cookies at their local high school—the first record of girls using cookie sale proceeds toward troop activities.

In 1922 in an article from the American Girl Magazine, a cookie recipe was given, with the suggestion that girls utilize cookie sales as a means for raising money.  They estimated a box of Girl Scout cookies could be sold for .25 to .35 cents.  Since then, the cookie sale has become the largest girl-led business in the world, and a leadership program unlike any other.

Click on the link below the image for a timeline of Cookie Sale History (in Arizona and across the country), with pictures and fun facts! 

Girl Scouts Volunteer at Phoenix Mayoral Inauguration!

Posted: Jan 03, 2012

This morning, four Girl Scouts volunteered their time at the 2012 Phoenix Mayoral and City Council Inauguration.  After watching the ceremony, the girls cheerfully welcomed attendees to the reception and passed out inspirational quotes.

Click on the link below the image for more information and photos from the event!

Alumni highlight: Jane Maienschein

Posted: Dec 21, 2011

Not only is Jane Maienschein a Girl Scouts alumni, she is a Regents’ professor in the School of Life Sciences at Arizona State University. Last year, she was named the 2010 Arizona Professor of the Year by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education.

[Click here] for an article about her recent accomplishments.

Amazing work, Jane!

Girl Scout wins local essay contest!

Posted: Dec 16, 2011

Congratulations to 10 year old Ariana Sokolov from Troop 275! After entering an essay contest hosted by the Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence, her essay was selected from more than 1,000 essays to be among the 100 published in the “Voices of Afterschool” publication. Her essay discussed why young people are important to the future of Arizona.

Ariana was then selected to read her essay at the 2011 Spotlight on Afterschool: Awards of Excellence Luncheon on November 9th.

Awesome job, Ariana!

Ariana Sokolov reading her essay at the November 9th "Awards of Excellence"  Luncheon

For more information about the “Voices of Arizona” book, [click here.]  For a PDF of the publication, [click here.]

Lu Gaetje: A Proud Girl Scout

Posted: Dec 15, 2011

Lu Gaetje used to proclaim that she shook Juliette Low’s hand (the founder of the Girl Scouts) in 1925, shortly after beginning her Girl Scouts journey. For years to come, after meeting someone new, she would inform them that they had just “shook the hand that shook the hand of Juliette Gordon Low.”

Lu Gaetje was a proud Girl Scout, dedicating over 75 years as a Girl member, a leader, and staff member.  

Click on the link below the photo to learn more about Lu.

‘Tis the season…

Posted: Dec 14, 2011

'Tis the season to reflect, to laugh and to give back.

To our Girl Scout families, friends and supporters:

As 2011 comes to a close, and the year of our 100th anniversary begins, consider supporting the Girl Scouts organization.  Your gift will ensure we continue to build girls of courage, confidence, and character right here in Arizona for another 100 years.

[Click here] to learn more about donating to the Girl Scouts.

May the spirit of the season and the timeless values of Girl Scouting live within our hearts this holiday season.  Happy holidays!

Girl Scouts win Presentation Award in Lego Robotics Competition!

Posted: Dec 13, 2011

This past Saturday, six Girl Scouts from troop 995 in Gilbert competed in the FIRST LEGO League (FLL) State-level Competition and received first place in the “Presentation” category!

Click on the link below the picture for more information.

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