Girl Scouts Receive 10 Trees in Honor of 100th Anniversary

Posted: May 01, 2012

On Friday, April 27th, Girl Scouts from Troop 2143 participated in an Arbor Day tree planting ceremony at the Arizona State Capitol!

This planting was part of our Centennial tree planting project: Celebrating the Past, Planting for our Future, a partnership between our council and the Arizona Community Tree Council (ACTC). Through this partnership, 100 trees have been donated to local Girl Scouts to plant in their communities.

To culminate this project, the ACTC joined with the U.S. Forest Service, Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Arizona Nursery Association to donate 10 trees to our organization: one tree for every decade of Girl Scouting in the United States. The trees were planted at the Arizona State Capitol. 

At the Arbor Day ceremony, Girl Scouts from Troop 2143 helped plant one additional tree with Secretary of State Ken Bennett. Bennett also read an Arbor Day proclamation written by Governor Jan Brewer.

[Click here] to hear one of the Girl Scouts from troop 2143, Allison Sierra-Kelly, discuss what it feels like to plant a tree in honor of Arbor Day and the Girl Scouts 100th anniversary.

Girl Scouts from troop 2143 listen to Secretary of State Ken Bennett as he discusses Arbor Day, and reads the Arbor Day proclamation
 Ken Bennett helps the Girl Scouts plant the ceremonial tree!

Troop 2143 stands proudly with the newly planted centennial tree