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Girl Scouts Arizona Cactus-Pine Council Social Media Guidelines

Posted: Apr 17, 2014

Thanks for being part of GSACPC’s social media community! Some of you may also have Neighborhood or Troop websites or troop-specific pages across a variety of social media platforms—and that’s great! We welcome all opportunities for our girls and volunteers to connect and share their contributions with the community. However, we want your social media connections to be safe and effective, so please take a moment and review these guidelines and best practices.

GSUSA and Catholic Church Relationship

Posted: Apr 03, 2014

Girl Scouts of the USA is proud of its 100-year relationship with the Catholic Church and is very pleased the US Conference of Catholic Bishops has included on its website pages titled "Questions and Answers About Girl Scouts of the USA and About Catholic Scouting" and "Background on Girl Scouts of the USA and USCCB Conversations." The following documents and resources will help you better understand GSUSA's relationship with the Catholic Church and gain useful information about some of our programs.

Help Girl Scouts win up to $18,000!

Posted: Mar 18, 2014

On April 9, Arizona will unite for Arizona Gives Day, a day that recognizes the valuable work that non-profits do in our community by encouraging people to donate to their favorite non-profit. Non-profits that receive the most donations can win up to $18,000. Girl Scouts would like to be that organization! 

Happy 102nd Birthday, Girl Scouts!

Posted: Mar 12, 2014

Founded by Juliette Gordon Low with 18 girls in Savannah, Georgia, on March 12, 1912—102 years ago—Girl Scouts of the USA was chartered by the United States Congress on March 16, 1950. Today, there are 3.2 million Girl Scouts in the U.S.: 2.3 million girl members and 890,000 adult members working primarily as volunteers.

Ban Bossy Today!

Posted: Mar 11, 2014

Ban Bossy Today! 

When a little boy asserts himself, he's called a “leader.” Yet when a little girl does the same, she risks being branded “bossy.” Words like bossy send a message: don't raise your hand or speak up. By middle school, girls are less interested in leading than boys—a trend that continues into adulthood. Together we can encourage girls to lead.

As part of Ban Bossy, Girl Scouts of the USA and have teamed up in partnership with Lifetime television to create a PSA featuring Beyoncé, Jane Lynch, Condoleezza Rice, Diane von Furstenberg, Jennifer Garner and others that points out that girls are discouraged from taking leadership roles because of labeling and name-calling.

Whether your are a parent, educator, or troop leader, there are great resources to help your daughter realize the importance of banning bossy and stepping into leadership roles.  

Help our girls change the future by changing the way we talk about it. Find out more and Pledge to Ban Bossy today!

A Girl’s World: Today & Tomorrow

Posted: Feb 06, 2014

Line up of internationally recognized experts scheduled to speak at February 20 Conference

PHOENIX- In comparison with the Nation, Arizona ranks third for women and children in poverty; second to last for total number of women with a high school diploma; and fifth for the rate of teen births to girls who are already mothers. Clearly, there is a huge opportunity gap for our girls and women, who make up more than half the state’s population.

Through A Girl’s World: Today & Tomorrow conference, Girl Scouts aims to engage and empower the community with more knowledge about girls today and how girls can be supported to enjoy productive, fulfilling lifestyles tomorrow.

Whose side are you on?: Team Cookie Contest

Posted: Jan 24, 2014

It’s that time of year again and cookie lovers everywhere are having the same argument: Which Girl Scout cookie tastes the best? 
Now is your chance to unite with your fellow cookie lovers and profess to the world what Girl Scout cookie your stomach grumbles for. Connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Vine or Pinterest and then take photos or videos of anything Girl Scout cookie related and post. It’s that easy!

Read on for more info.

Girl Scout Cookies Available Instantly in 2014!

Posted: Jan 10, 2014

Every year, Girl Scouts across the nation (and right here in Arizona) participate in the largest girl-led business in the world: the Girl Scouts Cookie Program.  Like clockwork, the community looks forward to this once a-year-treat. In 2014, the Girl Scouts–Arizona Cactus-Pine Council (GSACPC) is shaking things up with cookies arriving early and offering meaningful ways to support their big goals.

GSACPC has said “goodbye” to pre-orders. Beginning January 27, girls will be out at booths or on their way to your doorstep with cookies in hand! This new direct-sale model is sure to instantly please customers, and is one of several ways local Girl Scouts are working to boost sales.

Council Shop Closings

Posted: Nov 26, 2013

The GSACP Council Shop will be closed several dates during the remainder of 2013 and for the New Year:
  • November 28-December 2nd for Thanksgiving 
  • Dec 4, 5, & 6 for an All Staff Training 
  • December 24-27 to observe the holidays 
  • Jan. 1, 2014 New Year's Day
Don't forget, you can always shop from the comfort of your home - at the online shop. Free shipping until Dec. 3!

Host a booth at World Thinking Day!

Posted: Oct 24, 2013

Girl Scouts, celebrate the world's cultures at World Thinking Day!
February 22, 2014
Margaret T. Hance Park

Come together with your sister Girl Scouts and learn about cultures from around the world. Host a booth and share snacks, activities, songs, games  and more from a particular country! Girls who host a booth will receive a small gift.
Register to host a booth here.

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