Posted: Oct 27, 2011
World Award Honoree Katie Dimpfel was on ABC 15 last week to talk about her Gold Award! Katie will be honored with the Visionary Award at the GSACPC Women and Young Women of Distinction: World Awards Ceremony on December 3.
[Click here] for more information about the ceremony.
Posted: Oct 26, 2011
We value all our staff here at GSACPC, and when they leave our organization, it is always hard to say goodbye. This is particularly true as we wish Cassidy Carlisle the best of luck as she leaves her position as Membership Program Specialist. Her commitment to going above and beyond and her excitement about bringing Scouting to underprivileged girls has been inspiring to all of us at GSACPC.
Click the link below to learn more about Cassidy's contribution to Girl Scouting.
Posted: Oct 26, 2011
[Click here] to read about how our Girl Scouts in Fountain Hills are making the earth greener by participating in the "it's in the Bag" project. Great work, girls!
To learn more about It's in the Bag [click here].
Posted: Oct 21, 2011
We are looking for volunteers and troops to participate in this year's Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer 3-Day on November 11th-13th.
From making encouraging cards and posters to being a cheerleader at the event, there are many ways to get involved! Click here for details about how to participate, and let's help make this event a success!
Posted: Oct 20, 2011
By: Lindsay Johnson
“Looking back, it seems to me now that she was always either roaring with laughter, often self-directed, or foaming with indignation about some injustice to man or beast.” Arthur Gordan, Juliette’s nephew (1956)
In the many black and white photos, biographical sketches and timelines that document Juliette Low’s life and her founding of the Girl Scouts, the full story about this quirky, hilarious, bull-headed and thoughtful woman often goes untold. This was what prompted Low’s nephew, Arthur Gordon, to write an article for the Reader’s Digest in 1956. His hope was that her name would be remembered not only as an icon of the Girl Scouts organization, but for her spirit and joy that the organization was born of. The above quote from Arthur is a peek inside the personality of our founder—a personality that created a legacy in many ways.
In honor of Low’s upcoming 151st birthday, take a moment to learn about the woman behind the Girl Scouts organization! Click on the link below the image to learn more.
Juliette Low with two Golden Eaglet Scouts in Georgia (1925)
Posted: Oct 12, 2011
ABC Reports on the new Girl Scouts badges and program portfolio, which includes new, exciting and culturally relevant badges.
Video Courtesy of ABC 15 News
Posted: Oct 06, 2011
By Lindsay Johnson
Jean Maddock Clark began her Scouting journey in 1922 as one of the first Girl Scouts in the first troop in the Phoenix Area. With Alice Marshall as her troop leader, 13-year-old Jean’s natural leadership abilities were quickly recognized. Her diaries document the responsibilities she was given as a young Scout: between leading hikes with younger girls and assisting Marshall with Troop activities, she realized early on her passion and skill for leading and teaching girls.
She also realized the important role Scouting can play in a girl’s life, and stayed active as a girl member through her formative years. By 1928, Jean was a Troop leader, and had her sights set on receiving the Golden Eaglet, the highest honor a Scout could receive at the time. In 1930, the day after graduating with honors from Phoenix Junior College, Jean became the first Golden Eaglet recipient in Arizona. She then studied at Stanford University (while leading a Girl Scouts troop, of course!) and after graduating in 1932, returned to Arizona to teach elementary education and continue leading troops.
Click on the link below the image to read the full story of Jean Clark's journey as a lifelong Girl Scout.
Jean Clark (far right) and friends at camp (year unknown)
Posted: Oct 03, 2011
GSACPC Girl Scouts perform a flag ceremony at the Mesa United Way luncheon that recognized the work of organizations, like the Girl Scouts, in the community.
Posted: Oct 03, 2011
Click here to read an article from the West Valley View about an awesome club that Scouts in Litchfield Park started!