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Maxie Dunning: A small-town leader

Posted: Nov 17, 2011

In 1916, the small town of Prescott was the first to host Girl Scouting in Arizona—an impressive feat, considering its population was only 5,000 at the time (half the population of Phoenix), not to mention that Arizona had only been a state for four years.  Somehow, however, the news about Girl Scouting traveled the 2,000 miles from Savannah, Georgia to this little mining town, and reached Maxie Dunning, who knew exactly what to do with it…     

Click on the link below the image to learn more about this small town leader.


Maxie and her husband, Charles, in front of their home in Prescott (1912)



Girl Scouts pay tribute to Veterans!

Posted: Nov 16, 2011

About 74 Girl Scouts and Girl Scout volunteers from the Page-Lake Powell neighborhood received an honorable mention in the Towns Veteran Parade.





Arizona Girl Scout Receives National Recognition

Posted: Nov 16, 2011

For her fight against human trafficking in Arizona, Chandler Girl Scout Alexis La Benz has been named “Young Woman of Distinction” by Girl Scouts of the USA. Follow the link to read more about her!



Volunteer for the Breast Cancer 3-Day and host a cheer station!

Posted: Nov 08, 2011

We are looking for volunteers and troops to participate in this year's Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer 3-Day on November 11th-13th.

From making encouraging cards and posters to being a cheerleader at the event, there are many ways to get involved! Click here for details about how to participate, and let's help make this event a success!
For a list of cheer station locations, click here.



Girl Scout troop 1561 makes birthday bags for those in need

Posted: Nov 04, 2011

Girl Scout  troop1561 made a very unique and special donation recently to St. Mary's Food Bank. With one in four children in Arizona not knowing where their next meal is coming from, celebrating a birthday is also a difficult if not impossible experience without the resources for a cake and decorations. The fifth-graders of Troop 1561 took it upon themselves to create and deliver 30 “Birthday Bags” to the food banks Surprise location last week. Each bag contains all the items needed to decorate a birthday cake – candles, sprinkles, etc – along with packages for crepe paper, balloons, party plates, napkins and other assorted party favors.




Girl Scouts SWAPS: The tradition of friendship

Posted: Nov 02, 2011

By Lindsay Johnson

So, what is a SWAP? Well, it’s a Special Whatchamacallit Affectionately Pinned Somewhere.

Still wondering what a SWAP is? Keep reading…

In 1956, at the first National Senior Roundup, the tradition of SWAPS began. Girls were instructed prior to attending to make charms, trinkets or other objects that represent themselves or their home state. The idea—Girls would “swap” their homemade objects with girls they meet at the Roundup, and pin them to their Roundup hat to symbolize the many friends they met.  At the end of the Roundup, each girl had a hat full of swaps from her sister scouts from across the country.  

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Girl Scouts at the 1956 Senior Roundup, proudly wearing their SWAP hats



One of our World Awards honorees was interviewed by Channel 15!

Posted: Oct 27, 2011


World Award Honoree Katie Dimpfel was on ABC 15 last week to talk about her Gold Award! Katie will be honored with the Visionary Award at the GSACPC Women and Young Women of Distinction: World Awards Ceremony on December 3.  

[Click here] for more information about the ceremony.



We’re sad to see you go! A thank you to Cassidy Carlisle

Posted: Oct 26, 2011

We value all our staff here at GSACPC, and when they leave our organization, it is always hard to say goodbye. This is particularly true as we wish Cassidy Carlisle the best of luck as she leaves her position as Membership Program Specialist.  Her commitment to going above and beyond and her excitement about bringing Scouting to underprivileged girls has been inspiring to all of us at GSACPC. 

Click the link below to learn more about Cassidy's contribution to Girl Scouting.


 





“It’s in the Bag” project featured in Fountain Hills Times!

Posted: Oct 26, 2011

[Click here] to read about how our Girl Scouts in Fountain Hills are making the earth greener by participating in the "it's in the Bag" project. Great work, girls!

To learn more about It's in the Bag [click here].



Volunteer with the Susan G. Komen 3-Day!

Posted: Oct 21, 2011

We are looking for volunteers and troops to participate in this year's Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer 3-Day on November 11th-13th.

From making encouraging cards and posters to being a cheerleader at the event, there are many ways to get involved! Click here for details about how to participate, and let's help make this event a success!



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