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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 by January 25th.  Who knows…your words might appear in the Listening Post!

Troop 390 Presents Service Project to the Mayor of Tempe

Posted: Jan 13, 2012

When Girl Scouts at Rover Elementary learned that their school was using non-recyclable lunch trays made of Styrofoam, they decided to launch a service project to help their school district go green. Styrofoam, they discovered, is a non-sustainable resource that is difficult to recycle and is manufactured with styrene, a chemical that has been shown to cause negative health effects.

Click on the link below the image to read about what this troop did to go green! (Article written by GSACPC volunteer, Leigh Farr.)

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! 

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