Celebrating Arizona’s 100th Birthday!

Posted: Feb 09, 2012

Did you know that 2012 is not only the 100th anniversary of Girl Scouts, but it is also Arizona's 100th anniversary of Statehood?  That's right, Arizona became a state on February 14, 1912!

            
 
Here are some of the Arizona Centennial activities that Girl Scouts are participating in:
  • Troop 206, a brownie troop from Lukachukai Navajo Nation, Arizona will be going on a trip to celebrate our State’s centennial with 40 fellow students from their school.  Parents, students and teachers have raised $7800 for the 3 day trip around Arizona, where they will attend the Statehood Day celebration in Phoenix, Arizona on February 14th.
  • Volunteers and Girl Scouts will be attending the Arizona Best Fest at the Capitol on February 11th and 12th. They will display some historical items from our archives and celebrate the centennial. Also, our Lego Robotics team, the “Robo Peeps,” were selected to represent the First Lego League program on the 11th.
  • At the Official Centennial & Legacy Event in Peoria, the Cactus Trails Service Unit will be providing activities, crafts and more for attendees. The event will also feature the founding of Girl Scouting.
  • Troop 146 will be learning interesting facts and information about Arizona from 1912 to present.
  • A Prescott Girl Scout and volunteer will be attending the Prescott Statehood Day celebration on February 14, 2012 on behalf of the Girl Scouts.
  • Troop 2099 will be participating in an Arizona Centennial Parade at Sunset Ridge Elementary School on February 14th. They are creating a float to be pulled in the parade to honor the Girl Scouts 100th Birthday. 
  • A troop of Daisies will spend an afternoon with the Peoria Historical Society learning what it was like to be in school there in 1912.