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Our Local Just-Us Girl Scouts Send a Message of Hope to their Fellow Girl Scouts in Japan

Posted: Aug 25, 2011

After the towers fell in New York on September 11th, 2001, our nation was wrought with grief, and overcome by the loss of life, and what felt like a loss of freedom. 

In the wake of this tragedy, Girl Scouts of Japan reached out through a profound Japanese tradition:  In the months that followed the attacks, thousands of hand-folded origami cranes arrived at schools, fire stations and police stations in New York. The Girl Scouts folded these cranes, one-by-one, as an expression of support and healing—a tradition that originated after WW II.  

Nearly 10 years later, this thoughtful gesture has been returned.



1,000 origami cranes, folded by GSACPC Girl Scouts and ready to be sent to Japan.



Girl Scout Volunteers: Helping to create girls of courage, confidence and character

Posted: Aug 19, 2011

Check out the article that recently appeared in The Arizona Informant, profiling one of our volunteers.



A Hero Among Us

Posted: Aug 08, 2011

Eleven year old Gillian Perdue understands what it means to be a young woman of courage, confidence and character. On May 7, 2011, at a friend’s home in Scottsdale, Gillian used the skills she acquired as a Junior Girl Scout to save a life.

Check out the video below and to read more about her amazing story, follow the link!