Girl Scouts Hike, Climb and Camp to Celebrate 100 years!

Posted: Apr 17, 2012

1400 Girls attended “Jamboree” In Mayer, AZ this weekend (13th thru 15th)!

This year, at the Girl Scouts “Turn Back the Clock: Centennial Jamboree 2012,” 1400 Girl Scouts from across Arizona participated in all the traditional camp activities—archery, hiking, dancing and more—and also enjoyed historic activities in honor of the Girl Scouts 100th anniversary. Held in Mayer, Arizona, the activities were similar to those that would have been enjoyed in “1912”—the year the Girl Scouts organization was founded.

All activities were tied to the 5 key program areas in Girl Scouting: STEM (science, technology, engineering and math), healthy living, financial literacy, global citizenship and environmental responsibility. Girls learned Morse Code, how to use signal flags, and even played basketball in vintage “bloomers,” all in the name of building skills and having fun! On Saturday evening, girls also rocked out to a concert by the music group Chicks with Picks.

Historically, the Girl Scout Jamboree is a partnership between Girl Scouts–Arizona Cactus-Pine Council, and Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona (located in Tucson). This year was no different, and girls from both councils endured the unseasonably chilly weather for the festivities.

“The best thing about jamboree is ice cream making and also, the camping," said Jessica Peebles, Girl Scout from Troop 467, "because you get to see what it is like camping and living in 1912."

This Girl Scout braved the chilly weather and made a pink bandanna!

This Girl Scout joined her sister scouts and made leather straps, just like they would have in 1912


These Girl Scouts huddled around the fire and roasted apples to get warm!


Listen to Jessica Peebles talk about why she loves Girl Scouting, being a Program Aide (PA) and Jamboree.