Listening Post Spring 2012
Spring 2012 issue of the Listening Post.
what’s inside? Save the Date 2 From Your CEO & Board President 2 The Future of Camp Sombrero 3 Troop Notes 4 Annual Meeting Recognitions Luncheon 6 Special 100th Anniversary Pullout Section 7 Summer Camp 2012 12 Girl Scout Silver and Girl Scout Bronze Awards 14 spring 2012 Happy 100th Birthday, Girl Scouts! After 100 years of developing girls of courage, confidence and character, GSUSA has declared 2012 the Year of the Girl. To add to the excitement and commitment, our national office has also unveiled a year-long campaign, ToGetHerThere, designed to bring awareness to the good that happens when girls everywhere are empowered to believe in themselves and their abilities. Participation starts with signing an online pledge (see box at right) at togetherthere.org. By taking this pledge you are doing your part to make sure girls everywhere have the opportunity to become the leaders of our future. Join us in our celebration. Dream big, and then let’s work together to make those dreams come true for girls everywhere! I pledge: To do my part in supporting today’s girls– to achieve the goal of equal and balanced leadership tomorrow–I pledge to join ToGetHerThere by being a leader who inspires girls and: »» Becomes informed, learning why we need to solve this issue for girls today and how a successful female leader positively impacts the world around her »» Speaks up for supportive environments in my community, such as advocating for healthy media images; helping identify effective mentors; increasing girls’ involvement in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM); and joining the fight against bullying »» Invests in girls to invest in our future Building girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place. 5k Thin Mint Sprint & 1 Mile Samoa Stroll March 10, 2012 Steele Indian School Park Bridge to the next century of Girl Scouting! Girl Scouts and family members are invited to participate in a 5k run or a 1 mile walk. Afterwards, you’ll take a symbolic walk over a bridge that links the first 100 years of Girl Scouting to the next 100 years. At the end of the bridging ceremony, there will be a variety of booths/ events. For more information and to register, visit www.girlscoutsaz. org/5k-thin-mint-sprint/. It’s in the Bag Capstone Event April 21, 2012 Phoenix Zoo The Capstone Event will be a celebration to commemorate all those who have participated in making our earth greener by collecting plastic bags to recycle as part of the “It’s in the Bag” project. This is a paid event presented by the Phoenix Zoo. All Girl Scouts who wish to attend must pay the entrance fee to the zoo. Join us to celebrate your accomplishments! For more information contact Margaret Spicer at firstname.lastname@example.org. GSACPC Annual Meeting April 28, 2012 Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa Please join us for this spectacular celebration of our 100th anniversary! We won’t spoil the surprise by giving you all the details here, but we expect this to be an Annual Meeting like none other, celebrating the achievements of the generations of girls at GSACPC. Mark your calendars- the Annual Meeting will start at 8 a.m.! from your ceo & president On January 31 in New York City, GSUSA brought together a high-powered panel of women to talk about where girls stand now in the world, and what they can become. To kick off the discussion, our new national CEO, Anna Maria Chávez, acknowledged the accomplishments of the last 100 years, then challenged us to think even more widely. “After a century developing exceptional girls and women leaders, why is it that women run just three percent of Fortune 500 companies?” said Chávez. “Why do they only account for 16% of all Board of Directors? And why is a girl’s desire to lead strongest when she’s eight years old but declines markedly when she’s sixteen?” The panel’s conversation dealt with the diverse issues that account for the current situation, including everything from financial education to acceptance of motherhood in the workplace. The women also delved deeply into a point that is becoming increasingly clear: the desire, by girls, to come up with a new definition of leadership. Panelist Linda Descano, president and CEO of Women & Co., noted that while money and a spot in the top executive office of a big company are excellent things to strive for, there are other roles that are equally important and valuable. Descano said, “When I heard that 80 percent of women business owners used to be Girl Scouts – I think we should celebrate that. Because that means more women see themselves as CEO material but they’re just creating their own style of leadership and redefining what success means.” It’s something we here at Girl Scouts–Arizona Cactus-Pine Council embraced long ago and continue to make a centerpiece of our work. We know girls pursue leadership that is collaborative and inclusive; is based on their self-discovered values; and serves quite literally to make the world a better place. The New York panel was uplifting and underscored our work. It also was the kickoff of a new campaign, led by GSUSA, entitled, “ToGetHerThere.” With something as simple as signing an online petition, you can express your support for girls and women, learn more about the current situation and be involved in the movement for change. You can read more about ToGetHerThere at www.togetherthere.org. Please continue to join us as we tap into the power of our girls! Tamara Woodbury, CEO Margaret Serrano-Foster, Board Chair listening post | 2 | spring 2012 The Future of Camp Sombrero a message from GSACPC Board Member, Cheryl Walsh Camp Sombrero is now closed, to allow us to prepare for the beautiful renovations that will transform the camp into the Leadership Center for Girls and Women at Camp Sombrero. How will we do this? As you know, we’ve begun a fundraising effort called The Campaign for Girls in Arizona. This campaign will run over the course of the next 2.5 to three years, with a goal to raise fund that will enhance the way Girl Scouting is able to meet the needs of Arizona’s girls. Although the campaign is in what’s called the “Quiet Phase,” we are still very busy, hosting tours of the camp to discuss the plans for the campaign, and the renovations to come. I attended one of the tours, and was inspired by the beauty and potential of the area. I spent a lot of my youth at Girl Scout camps in West Virginia, and I have wonderful memories of the native beauty of the area – the woods, streams, campfires and abundant outdoor activities. However, the travel to get there was something that prevented a lot of girls from such an experience. At Camp Sombrero, we have a majestic setting that is accessible to a large population of girls. What an enormous asset this camp is to girls and women! I attended a presentation and tour of the grounds in December, and I am now inspired and energized by the information and the vision provided in only an hour and a half. Camp Sombrero Tour Dates: I encourage you to view the tour dates and make sure you contact Marla Bassler (602.452.7075 or email@example.com) to schedule a time to view this picturesque camp. I also encourage you to bring with you others who could be inspired to ensure that this amazing camp vision becomes reality. March 7 @ 8:30am March 16 @ Noon April 11 @ Noon April 25 @ Noon May 9 @ Noon May 23 @ 8:30am listening post | 3 | spring 2012 Troop 2451 is Spreading Awareness and Saving Lives At the GSACPC Board of Directors meeting on Wednesday, January 18, Girl Scouts from Cadette Troop 2451 presented our council with five Automated External Defibrillator (AED) units to be distributed at each of our camp properties. AED units can save lives in the event of a sudden cardiac arrest, which is the nation's leading cause of death, killing over 300,000 Americans each year. These units represent a donation valued at more than $10,000. This donation was just one part of the troop’s Silver Award project. They also they raised funds to donate AEDs to various organizations, and taught the community about hands-only CPR and how to use AED units. Each girl accumulated over 50 hours of community service, and the troop plans to travel to each of our camps to instruct staff on how to use the donated AED devices. tragic situation into a potentially lifesaving service project, and learning opportunity for the community. Your efforts are making the world a better place! Great work! The Girl Scouts of Troop 2451 chose this project because they lost someone very dear to them to sudden cardiac arrest. From all of us at GSACPC, thank you to the Girl Scouts of Troop 2451 for turning a Troop 390 Presents Service Project to the Mayor of Tempe by Leigh Farr, co-leader of Troop 390 When Girl Scouts at Rover Elementary learned that their school was using non-recyclable lunch trays made of Styrofoam, they decided to launch a service project to help their school district go green. Styrofoam, they discovered, is a non-sustainable resource that is difficult to recycle and is made with Back row: Mayor Hugh Hallman Front row (l-r): Camille Morton-Sandy, Tai Christensen, Juliet Farr, Rebekah McFarland, Denecia Palomino styrene, a chemical that has been shown to cause negative health effects. In October 2010, with the encouragement of lifetime Girl Scout Barbara Gorton, the troop presented its ideas to their principal and to the superintendent of the Tempe Elementary School District. One month later, they were invited to give a presentation to the school district board. They shared samples of eco-friendly lunch trays with members of the board and served bags of homemade cookies decorated with Girl Scout stickers that read “Girl Scouts Go Green.” Based on the girls’ efforts, Rover became a pilot school for testing “No-Styrofoam Tray Mondays” in April 2011. The Girl Scouts didn’t want to stop there though. They took their presentation listening post | 4 | spring 2012 to the Mayor’s Youth Advisory Commission. The members of the Commission were supportive of their efforts and reported on the troop’s service project at the City Hall’s Issue Review Session. But their journey wasn’t over. The girls’ next step was to write a letter to the Mayor of the City of Tempe to request a meeting. On January 6, 2012, Mayor Hugh Hallman invited the girls to Tempe City Hall. The girls shared their extensive research with the Mayor about the environmental and health effects of Styrofoam lunch trays. They explained what other school districts are doing to save the environment and they outlined their goal to replace Styrofoam lunch trays with an eco-friendly alternative. They also presented a basket of Girl Scout cookies to the Mayor provided by GSACPC! Summer is around the corner – be safe around water! When it is summer season here in Arizona, the hot days don’t seem so bad when there is a cool swimming pool around! But before we jump in with both feet, we need to keep water safety in mind. If you haven’t already, look into getting your “Water Safety” Girl Scouts badge! Here are some more tips: »» Always ask permission to swim and have an adult watch you when you go into the pool. »» Always obey pool rules. »» If you are learning to swim, ask your mom or dad to make sure your flotation devices are Coast Guard approved. »» Walk slowly in the pool area, do not run. »» Swim at the depth that is safe for you. If you are learning to swim, stay in the shallow end. »» Don’t push or jump on others. »» Don’t eat food or chew gum while in the pool. Being safe around water is very important, something that 11-year-old Gillian Perdue, a Girl Scout in troop 1576, has experienced this first-hand. Just last year, Gillian used the skills she acquired as a Junior Girl Scout to prevent a drowning. Gillian was at a pool party with her mom at a family friend’s house. While playing, Gillian kept water safety in mind—keeping a watchful eye on two-year-old Abby, who was sitting in a floating safety ring at the other end of the pool. Abby reached over to touch the water, and when she did, the floating ring flipped. Abby was submerged under water and still stuck in the ring. Gillian jumped into action. She swam to Abby, pulled her out of the water, and patted her back. Within a few moments, Abby began to cough. Gillian’s quick thinking saved a life. Great work, Gillian! Let’s all follow her example, and be safe around water. Girl Scouts Support Soldiers Overseas! Troop 1542 got together to help pack boxes with items to be sent to troops, as part of Operation Marshmallow. Operation Marshmallow has been in existence for three years, and is a way of thanking soldiers by sending them boxes filled with hygiene items, candy and a bag of marshmallows. Anyone interested in donating items, adopting a soldier or helping pack boxes may contact the troop at 623.329.3568. listening post | 5 | spring 2012 For more tips about water safety, visit... www.kidshealth.org 2012 annual meeting recognitions luncheon Saturday, April 28, 2012 Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa 2400 E Missouri | Phoenix, AZ 85016 The Volunteer Recognition Luncheon honors outstanding volunteers. Please submit your reservations early. If you would like to obtain more information call the council office at 602.452.7053 or 800.352.6133, ext 7053. Reservation deadline is Friday, April 20, 2012 cut along dotted line Recognitions Luncheon Registration: Help Celebrate 100 years of Girl Scouting! Name Phone Address City State Zip Email Please make Please reserve lunch reservations at $30 each. Of this number, are vegetarian lunches. table(s) of 10 at $300. (List guest names below.) 1) vegetarian 6) vegetarian 2) vegetarian 7) vegetarian 3) vegetarian 8) vegetarian 4) vegetarian 9) vegetarian 5) vegetarian 10) vegetarian Please indicate any special food needs. Be specific. Enclosed is my check in the amount of $ Please charge my Visa MC Discover , payable to: GSACPC, Inc. for the amount of $ Credit Card # Name of Card Exp Date Signature Return completed registration form to: Girl Scoutsâ€“Arizona Cactus-Pine Council, Inc. Attn: Volunteer Regcognition Luncheon | 119 E Coronado Road | Phoenix, AZ 85004 Annual Meeting Recognitions Luncheon NA 02/12 . Security Code celebrating 100 years of Girl Scouting! â€œThe work of today is the history of tomorrow, and we are its makers." â€“ Juliette Gordon Low March 12, 1912 100 years of Girl Scouting in the US, 75 years of Scouting in Arizona! Girl Scouts founder Juliette Gordon Low begins first “Girl Guide” troop in US history. 1910s 1913 The name of the organization informally changes from “Girl Guides” to “Girl Scouts” and the first official GS handbook, “How Girls Can Help Their Country” becomes available. 1952 The March 1952 issue of Ebony magazine reports: "Girl Scouts in the South are making steady progress toward breaking down racial taboos." 1944 1 million members register in Girl Scouting nationwide 1950s December 7, 1941 The United States is attacked at Pearl Harbor and the US enters WWII. Girl Scouts become involved, operating bicycle courier services, investing more than 48,000 hours in Farm Aid projects, collecting fat and scrap metal, and growing Victory Gardens. 1953 419 cartons of cookies sold in Arizona, netting $8,000. 1957 3 million members are registered in the Girl Scouts. 1969 1960s 1942 The first Arizona Girl Scout Camp opens in Prescott. Dues are $10.50 per week. 1975 Eco Action, a nationwide environmental education project is launched. 1964 1970s 123 million + boxes of Girl Scouts cookies are sold. 1970 Shadow Rim Ranch Camp in Payson, Arizona is purchased. 2012 March 12, 2012 The 100th anniversary of Girl Scouting. 2011 2012 is Declared the “Year of the Girl” by GSUSA, and “ToGetHerThere” initiative is launched. 2012 In Arizona, membership reaches more than 25,000 girl members, and more than 11,000 adult members. Willow Springs Camp in Prescott, Arizona is purchased. GSACPC enters quiet phase of its Campaign for Girls in Arizona. Plans to renovate Camp Sombrero begin. 2012 National membership reaches 2.3 million girl members and 880,000 adult members. 2011 Kathy Cloninger retires as CEO of GSUSA, and GSUSA’s new CEO, Anna Maria Chávez is welcomed at the National Council Session/52nd Convention. The o c 1921 1914 Fay Probst began Troop #1 in Phoenix, Arizona, the first troop in the Phoenix Area. Soon after, Alice Marshall begins Troop #2 in Phoenix, Arizona. World War I Begins. Girl Scouts learn about food production and conservation, sell war bonds, work in hospitals, and collect peach pits for use in gas mask filters. 1920s 1916 1920 Maxie Dunning of Prescott, Arizona hears about the Girl Scouts, acquires a handbook, and begins a Girl Scout Troop. 1922 Girl Scouts membership includes 100 Girl Scout Councils, 3,000 troops and 70,000 girl members nationally. Girls informally began selling cookies in various councils across the country for 25 to 35 cents per box. 1936 1940 e first record of a Girl Scout cookie sale in Arizona. 414 boxes sold. Maricopa Girl Scout Council formed, with Alice Marshall as first President. Membership totals 7 troops and 134 girls. 1940s 1938 1936 Girl Scout membership reaches 500,000. More than 1 million boxes of cookies sold. January 17, 1927 Juliette Gordon Low passes away. 1930s First nationally franchised Girl Scout Cookie sale. 1980 1975 Girl Scout members elect the first African American National Girl Scout President, Gloria D. Scott 1980s The Silver and Gold Awards are introduced as the highest awards for Cadette and Senior Scouts. 1980s New badges included Computer Fun, Aerospace, and Business-Wise. Daisy Girl Scout program for 5-year-olds is launched. 1981 Girl Scoutsâ€”Arizona Cactus-Pine Council (GSACPC) awarded Juliette Low World Friendship medal for Multicultural Understanding. 1990s 2003 Cookie sales exceed 3 million packages nationally, and Kathy Cloninger becomes National Chief Executive Officer. 1984 1999 2000s The Barbara Anderson Girl Scout Museum is founded. 1993 Tamara J. Woodbury becomes Chief Executive Officer of GSACPC. 1998 More than 800,000 adult members registered nationally. 1990s Grants from Fortune 500 companies such as Lucent Technologies, Intel, and Lockheed Martin support science and technology exploration programs for girls. Alumni Tribute: Phyllis Kilcullen After a 45 year career of service to Girl Scouts, Phyllis O’Brien Kilcullen has passed away. Phyllis O’Brien Kilcullen served as a camp director, troop leader, and was particularly devoted to working on the Girl Scouts religious awards. She was also one of the original members of the GSACPC Historical Society. Phyllis graduated from the Hospital of St. Raphael’s School of Nursing in New Haven, Connecticut in 1945 and received a Bachelor of Science from Arizona State University in 1980. She worked as a nurse at the Veterans Hospital in Tucson, Arizona, and as a school nurse for our Lady of Mt. Carmel Elementary and St. Mary’s High School. Phyllis left us on January 8, 2012. She will be missed, and her contribution to the Girl Scouts will always be remembered. 100th Anniversary Activities Troop 1920 Pinning Ceremony Join us March 12, 2012 at a formal pinning ceremony to honor Troop 1920! Troop 1920 is an honorary troop of state female legislators, some of whom are already Girl Scout alumnae! This troop has committed to serve as a voice for girls at the Arizona State Capitol. Join us as we honor them! The event will take place from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. on the Senate Lawn in downtown Phoenix (1900 West Washington). For more information contact Sam Sanchez-Perez at firstname.lastname@example.org. It’s in the Bag Congratulations, Girl Scouts! You have collected more than 1.5 million plastic bags for the “It’s in the Bag” 100th Anniversary recycling project! Thank you to all the Girl Scouts, volunteers and supporters who have contributed, and an extraspecial thank you to our exclusive sponsor, Basha’s grocery stores. You are making our earth greener with every bag you collect. Keep up the fantastic work! Visit our website to get the most up-to-date information, including details about registering for the project, reporting bag totals, recognition for participation, and other information regarding the capstone event at the Phoenix Zoo. As always, feel free to contact the “It’s in the Bag” team with questions at email@example.com or Lindsay Johnson: 602.452.7096 or Sam Sanchez: 602.452.7025. Thanks for your participation, and happy bag collecting! Centennial Jamboree 2012 April 13-15, 2012 Join sister Girl Scouts from Arizona Cactus-Pine and Southern Arizona Councils as they camp out at the YMCA Chauncey Ranch for a wild weekend of fun, adventure and making new friends. Visit www.girlscoutsaz.org/jamboree for a list of the activities planned and to sign up! Let’s talk cookies! The kickoff to this year’s Girl Scout Cookie Sale has been a success! In early February, pre-orders were delivered to troops statewide, with excellent coverage from local media. There is so much more to a cookie than what you can see. From the youngest Brownies to our most experienced Seniors and Ambassadors, girls are who participate in the cookie sale are advancing their business skills, making progress toward individual and troop goals, and taking positions of leadership. Profits from the sale support individual troops and Councilwide programs. the customer has the option to donate a box (or lots of boxes!) of cookies to the St. Mary’s Food Bank, The Arizona National Guard, and USO Arizona. After the cookie sale ends on March 11, check our website at www.girlscoutsaz.org for news about how many boxes of cookies will be donated to these deserving organizations. From all of us here at the Girl Scouts–Arizona CactusPine Council, thank you to all the Girl Scouts, volunteers and parents who participate in the cookie sale. We can’t do it without you! GSACPC is please to again be involved in the Gift of Caring program. Whenever a cookie purchase is made, Cookie Media Day On February 3rd, we invited the media to come to the Dircks Moving Services Warehouse in Phoenix, and boy did they show up! Channels 12, 3, 10 and the Arizona Republic came out to interview and spend time with the Girl Scouts of Troop 2292 from Ahwatukee. The girls had a blast meeting a lot of great TV personalities, and enjoyed an in-depth interview by a reporter from the Arizona Republic. listening post | 11 | spring 2012 it’s your camp – love it! Get ready for Summer Camp! Summer camp 2012 begins in June, and registration has already begun. There is still time to register for camp sessions, just visit www.girlscoutsaz.org/summer-camp-2012. It’s time to get ready to build another summer’s worth of amazing camp memories! Take a look at what’s new at camp this year: Day Camp on the Road Since Camp Sombrero will be closed this summer, we’re taking Camp on the road and bringing the fun to YOU! Our day camp will travel across the state to provide amazing camp programming and field trips right in your neighborhood. Here are some of the programs to look forward to: Going for the Gold! – Phoenix Ever wonder how an Olympic athlete gets fit? Join us for a week of sporting fun behind the scenes at the U.S. Airways Center in Phoenix. »» grades 2-12 »» July 23-28, 2012 »» U.S. Airways Center 201 East Jefferson Street, Phoenix, AZ 85004 Crafty Campers & Crafty Daisies – Lake Havasu Join us for a week of crafts, guest speakers, and Girl Scout know-how. Make new memories with you new day camp buddies, while we sing camp songs and play games. »» grades k-12 »» June 18-22, 2012 »» Mohave Community College 1977 Acoma Blvd, Lake Havasu City, AZ 86403 Many more day camp options will be available in Glendale, San Tan Valley, Bullhead City, Window Rock and Flagstaff! For questions about Day Camp on the Road please contact Justina Burks at firstname.lastname@example.org. New Camp Director! Justina “Ooops!”Burks Director, Day Camp on the Road Ooops! has worked with youth in a variety of settings over the past 10 years. Although her BS is in Communications, her passion is in creating and coordinating engaging camp programs. She grew up in Girl Scout programs in Southern California and appreciates all scouting has to offer. Ooops! is looking forward to bringing the fun, challenge, and excitement of camp to a location near you this summer! listening post | 12 | spring 2012 More new camp sessions! Shadow Rim Ranch – Payson Willow Springs Program Center– Prescott »» Surf and Turf Travel and Trip Program for girls in grades 9-12. Girls will travel to Lake Mead and tour the Hoover Dam. »» D.I.Y Diva Art/Design program for girls in grades 9-12. »» On Belay Climbing program for girls in grades 9-12. »» Discover Aviation Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) program for girls in grades 7-12. »» Outdoor Lovers Primitive Living program for girls in grades 4-8. »» The Archer and Her Arrow Archery program for girls in grades 4-5. Camp Maripai – Prescott »» Camp Chemist STEM program for girls in grades 2-3. »» Cache In on Adventure STEM program for girls in grades 4 and 5. »» Back in the Saddle Horseback Riding program for girls in grades 9-12. For more information about summer camp programs and to register... www.girlscoutsaz.org/summer-camp-2012 New Camp Manager & Ranger at Shadow Rim Ranch! Please join us in welcoming our newest camp manager and camp ranger to Shadow Rim Ranch: Gary and Debi Baldridge. Gary and Debi are excited to bring their wealth of experience to Girl Scouts and are eager to learn what makes the Girl Scouts–Arizona Cactus-Pine Council so special. Gary is an excellent choice to fill some big shoes at Shadow Rim Ranch and he is up to the task. For the past 10 years, Gary worked for Camp Fire Girls and Boys of Arizona as the camp manager at Camp Wamatochick ( just a few miles down the road from Camp Maripai). Gary first moved to Arizona in the early 1970’s when he was stationed at the Air Force base and served as a weapons mechanic in Thailand toward the end of the Vietnam War. During his time in the service Gary met Debi and fell in love. After his tour of duty ended they settled down in Arizona. Over the years, Gary has worked for United Parcel Service and has been a licensed contractor. Debi volunteered during their time at Camp Wamatochick, and she is looking forward to making the listening post move to Shadow Rim. Debi also comes ready to work with a wealth of experience in a variety of administrative roles and will assist Gary with the day to day office and paperwork. Gary and Debi are warm and welcoming people, with a great sense of humor and a desire to be of service. They’re looking forward to meeting all our troops and neighborhoods this spring. So, next time you’re in Payson or have an event scheduled at Shadow Rim Ranch, take a minute and get to know Gary and Debi, they will make you feel like family! | 13 | spring 2012 100 Years of Celebrating Diversity Girl Scout founder Juliette Gordon Low once said, “to put yourself in another’s place requires real imagination, but by doing so each Girl Scout will be able to live among others happily.” As we celebrate 100 years of Girl Scouting, her words are more relevant than ever before. Effective leadership in the 21st century demands the ability to connect with others of different backgrounds, cultures, and perspectives. In Arizona, our communities are increasingly diverse and as technology continues to advance, the world grows smaller. Girls Scouts of today are truly global citizens. To provide girls opportunities for learning and selfexpression that celebrate diversity, in 2012 GSACPC will be honoring each federally recognized heritage month. Additionally, Troops and Individual Girl Members are invited to share their own ideas, via video, about why these months are important. Creativity is encouraged, and girls may consider recording an interview, skit, poem, song or story that in some way helps to celebrate a specific heritage month. Girls are especially encouraged to share their own stories when appropriate. Prizes will be awarded for the best videos which may be displayed on the Council YouTube site or Facebook page. To learn more, contact Amanda Martin at email@example.com or 602.452.7056 or visit www.girlscoutsaz.org. 2012 Heritage Months »» »» »» »» »» »» »» Starting with Black History Month in February, a page of the website was devoted to information and activities that celebrate the unique contributions of diverse communities in Arizona. Included in each month will be a patch program, rotating vignettes of prominent women, and a suggested reading list. Girl Scout SILVER Award Black History Month (February) Women’s History Month (March) Asian Pacific American Heritage Month (May) It’s Your Story Tell It Month (June) Hispanic Heritage Month (Sep 15 – Oct 15) Disability Awareness Month (October) Native American Heritage Month (Nov) The Girl Scout Silver Award represents a girl’s accomplishments in Girl Scouting and her community as she grows and works to improve her life and the lives of others. The requirements of the Girl Scout Silver Award help girls explore careers, gain leadership skills, and make a commitment to self-improvement. The Girl Scout Silver Award Project can be undertaken when the first four requirements are completed. It can be done as an individual or with a group. Girls earning the Girl Scout Silver Award from April 13, 2011 to December 31, 2011 Michelle Addington Sierra Aranda Alicia Baca Kaylee Baker Cassandra Beswick Daria Bickman Karriann Tess Blubaum Thea Boatwright Leia Boyce Amber Cameron Ivy Canizales Ariel Carr Victoria Carranza Sharone Chapa Bethany Clark Hannah Collins Aimee Crouse Angelina Cruse Rachel Danner Katarina Darnell Megan Davis Paige Delbridge Hannah Devore Lexi Doan Michaela Dye Jesseca Emery Leah Ferguson Ellie Fessler Carol Field Tiffany Flatt Carolyn Fogleman Sabrina Freidman Dulce Belen Gariepy Reyna Lionila Gariepy Elizabeth Gauntt Auriel Gilll Paige Goranson Natalie Grambo Heather Harrenstein Ashley Harrington Paige Henderson Miriya Hernandez Sydnee Hertle Alyssa Horgan Kate Howard Brittanee Hustad Brenna Hyduke Kaylyn Ills Laura Jenner Samantha Jones Ashley Jones Daniele Kennedy Caroline King Lindsay Koonsman Rachel La Mascus Addisen Lama Rebecca Libby Olivia Lira Essence Lott Erin Lucadamo Caitlyn McCullers Camryn McCullers Mackenzie McGuffie Ashlie McLaran Mallory McMurray Rachel McWhirter listening post Alyssa Meade Sara Meredith Nikki Milroy Katelyn Miyasaki Sydney Moorehead Chelsea Nolen Anne Okrah Susan Okrah Kaitlyn Petkowski Carla Poplawsky Kayla Quay Jennifer Raitter Sreya Ravi Eliza Ridley-Prevost Bailey Robinson Taylor Robinson Michaela Rolls Alison Romero Amber Root Delainey Rowland Katie Rumbaugh Ariana Schein | 14 | spring 2012 Brittney Scofield Ashleigh Sikora Emily Stricker Christina Tesarek Grace Timpany Priya Trivedi Sarah Ulbrich Tracie Ulbrich Jacqueline Urrea Cat Van Slyke Sydney VanHorn Laura Vargas Riley Vodicka Sterling Wade Olivia Warren Joscelyn Werhan Emily West Isabella West Alyssa Wilkes Sommer Williams Girl Scout BRONZE Award The Girl Scout Bronze Award, the highest honor a Junior Girl Scout can earn, requires her to learn the leadership and planning skills necessary to follow through on a project that makes a positive impact on her community. Working towards this award demonstrates her commitment to helping others, improving her community and the world, and becoming the best she can be. Girls earning the Girl Scout Bronze Award from January 2001 to December 2011 Olean Carmen Aguilar Abigail Alexander Sophie Alexander Katie Allen Catherine Anderson Rachel Anderson Caroline Arias Sabrina Arreola Madeline Ayers MacKenzie Baird Makenna Barton Emily Baughman Sarah Baughman Nikki Blake Isabella Bloomberg Hannah Boese Laura Boese Rebecca Bohnker Abby Boll Madison Bonfigt Megan Bosco Stephanie Boylan Lindsey Bridger Haley Briner Jordan Brockman Alex Brown Kelly Brown Latisha Brown Paige Brown Ashley Nicole Bruner Lauren Marie Bruner Emilee Burridge Terri Busha Tara Buzinski Hailey Byrne Michaela Campbell Victoria Cantrell Nicole Carloni Abbey Carpenter Rebekah Castillo Josie Cecil Kallie Chouanard Brenna Christensen Makena Christiansen Tatum Ciero Madelyne Coffman Gema Contreras Andrea Cooper Seaera Cooper Laney Corey Sarah Corey Maggie Cox Hannah Cusick Megan Davis Kira Dean Sierra Dean Julia Dempsey Maya Dervisevic Marina Doty Taylor Down Hannah Duffy Allison DuMars McKenna Dunn Joya Eans Rachel Eberson Taylor Ellis Kourtney Erick Kaya Evans Brooke Fallows Julia Feraldi Raven Fielding Risa Fish Trinity Flatt Jordan Flax Kristianna Flores Ashlynn Floyd Emma Fournier Kylie Fox Sydney Frank Grace Freeman Madison Frees Autumn Froitland Adrianna Garcia Emily Garde Brandie Gehron Hannah Ginn Sierra Gomez Rose Gooding Taylor Goodyear Julia Gorham Karli Green Morgan Greenlee Avery Greey Savannah Griffin Taylor Griffin Cecelia Guthrie Harmony Hagadorn Emily Hall Lisa Hall Windsor Hall Grace Halter McKenna Ham Lauren Hammers Sabrina Harris Jessica Heinstein Jillian Herman Abigael Hernandez Nethanya Hersey Tahlia Heuer Gabriella Hicks Jessica Hillsman Allyson Hirsch Maggie Hodan Brittani Hoffer Lily Hoke Elizabeth Hom Braylan Horned Sydney Horton Aly Houle Chelsea Howard Callie Huffman Grace Hulbert Rachel Hunt Katherine Iannucci Reina Jasper Demi Johnson Emily Johnson Madeleine Jones Megan Jordan Rebecca Jordan Lauren Jostes Lauren Jungbluth Janssen Kaitlyn Haley Kayo Zoe Keller Abby Kelly Tia Marie Kelly Gillian Kennedy Grace Kennedy Tatum Kerley Tara Kern Amanda Keyes Miranda Kilbride Emily King Addisen Lama Bethany Lane Dana Lapp Chloe Larson Devin Lawson Sydney Layton Alex Lebel Sarah Lemme Jenessa Lewis Isabella Lichtenburg Jessica Loeffler Allison Lozza Brilynn Lundborg Darcy Lyons Lauren Manning Trinity Manuelito Allison Martin Emma Martin Meaghan Maxwell Valerie McAllister Hannah McCauley Madilyn McFarland Kamryn McLane Amida McNulty Alyssa Mead Arianna Medina Chloe Medina Sarah Menard Mia Karynn Mendoza Madelyn Rose Millar Cassidy Milroy Hannah Minch Kailee Mollohan listening post Kaila Montague Madison Moore Tiana Mori Ciara Morris MacKenzie Morris Brenna Murphy Samantha Navarette Lawren Nevarez Lilia Nikoomanzar Andrea Norman Kenzie Norris Melissa Nossek Kaya Orona Raeann Orona Nicole Palm Eleni Pappas Ashley Parks Emma Parry Aliana Partida Denae Paul Valerie Payan Rayna Perez Ryan Perry Ariahna Pettigrew Lauren Phelan Claire Pierce Grace Poggemeyer Brooke Porter Anya Prapha-Phatana Erika Rathjen Halle Razo Gretchen Rea Katie Reed Emily Reyes JonElle Reyes Joellynn Reza Haleigh Richardson Paula Rivero Jessica Roberts Jennifer Robinson Julia Robles Alexis Rodriguez Regina Rodriguez Michaela Rolls Amber Rose Julia Ruiz Alena Rutherford Hannah Rutledge Hannah Sarmento Lindsay Schawelson Alexis Schemers Courtney Schollmeyer Samantha Schultz Courtney Schumacher Jena Schwartz Rebecca Seifert Oakley Seiter Alyssa Shapiro Peyton Sieler | 15 | spring 2012 Caroline Sloan Megan Sloniker McKenna Smith Ericka Danielle Snopko Genevieve Speros Samantha St. Louis Nicole Statler Rachel Statom Samantha Statom Kyra Stehly Este Stringham Kailee Sullivan Bonnie Szabo Karissa Szymanski Hailey Tacey Madison Tavis Makenna Tavis Makenzie Taylor Molly Taylor Hannah Tedpper Christina Tesarek Mackenzie Thomas Emilee Thompson Heather Thompson Brynn Toliver Julia Toliver Kathryn Tso Lilli Udarbe Victoria Vath Hannah Viquesney India Wadding Raven Wade Adyson Waite Jordan Walls Hailey Wasserloos Katie Weatherby Gabby Weber Hailey Weese Rachel Weiner Aimee Weissman Alexandrea Wheeler Juliana Williams Bella Willouby Lanae Wilson Madeline Wilson Nina Wilson Terry Wilson Grace Wodarcyk Rose Wodarcyk Kaitlin Wyse Elise Yeager Sabrina Young Victoria Young Cali Zamora Isabella Zane Samantha Zobott Dahlia Zouari NONPROFIT ORG. U.S. POSTAGE PAID PHOENIX, AZ PERMIT NO. 974 119 E Coronado Road Phoenix, AZ 85004 girlscoutsaz.org facebook.com/gsacpc @gsacpc What’s New shop hours & closed dates @ the council shop? Have you purchased your Girl’s Guide to Girl Scouting yet? The introductory price of $16.87 is available only until April 1, 2012. After that date, the price rises to $22.50. Hurry in the shop or order online! Tuesday - Friday 8:30am - 5:00pm The Council Shop will be closed on the following dates: Saturday 8:30am - 3:00pm November 24-28 December 8-9 December 23 - January 9 Sunday, Monday & Holidays CLOSED Looking for a way to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Girl Scouts and the Year of the Girl? Stop by the shop for one of a kind merchandise, like these Year of the Girl t-shirts! Indian School Rd 3806 N 3rd Street fax $15-19 Alumna Charm $6.75 Volunteer Pin $4.00 Like what you see? Take a trip down to the council shop or shop online at http://shop.girlscoutsaz.org. 602.274.4445 7th Street 3rd Street Central Ave Clarendon Ave Black Tee Thomas Rd location 3806 N 3rd Street, # 200 Phoenix, AZ 85012 phone 602.452.7137 800.352.6133 email firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com visit the shop online @ http://shop.girlscoutsaz.org