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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.

Girl Scouts’ artwork featured in traveling art show!

Posted: Dec 07, 2011

Local Girl Scouts’ artwork was recently displayed in the Children’s Museum of Phoenix as part of the “Dream Rocket” project, which features artwork from around the world in a traveling art show.

Click on the link below the image to read more!

Recap: 2011 Women and Young Women of Distinction: World Awards Ceremony

Posted: Dec 06, 2011

This past Saturday, the Girl Scouts family came together to celebrate six extraordinary women and young women who are making the world a better place. We also honored three members of the community whose work epitomizes the values of Girl Scouting.

Also, through our inaugural "Fill the Bus" portion of the program, attendees were asked to give a girl the gift of camp. We are proud to announce that funds were raised to send 86 girls to camp this next summer!

We thank everyone in attendance, particularly the honorees, for making this day so memorable!

Visit the World Awards webpage for more details and photos.

2011 Young Woman of Distinction featured on Channel 12!

Posted: Dec 05, 2011

Check out one of our 2011 Young Woman of Distinction, Hayleigh Daugherty, in an interview on Channel 12 where she discusses what keeps her motivated, what inspires her and how Girl Scouts fits in the mix.

Anna Maria Chavez and Rep. Ed Pastor share a moment together in Washington

Posted: Dec 02, 2011

Girl Scouts of the USA CEO Anna Maria Chavez made a visit to the Captiol Hill office in Washington, D.C. to visit long time friend Rep. Ed Pastor of Arizona.

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