what’s inside? Save the Date 2 From Your CEO & Board President 2 Introducing Anna Maria Chávez 3 Latina Leadership Series 4 Troop Notes 4 Camp Sombrero Update 5 It’s in the Bag! 6 What Can a Cookie Do? 7 where we came from and where we are going – Celebrating 100 Years of Girl Scouting! The work of today is the history of tomorrow, and we are its makers. – Juliette Gordon Low These words – spoken by the founder of the Girl Scouts almost 100 years ago – carry great significance. Without the vision and determination of history-makers like Juliette Gordon Low, Girl Scouting might never have made it to Arizona. Thankfully, scouting did arrive in Arizona in 1916. It has grown and flourished over the years – from a lone troop in Prescott, Arizona to a council serving more than 25,000 Girl Scouts annually. We have come a long way. As we look toward the next 100 years of scouting, we can’t help but recognize the work of some of the trailblazing women that made Girl Scouting possible in Arizona: Alice Marshall and Maxie Dunning – two of the first troop leaders in Arizona – began troops on their own, armed only with handbooks and a love of the outdoors. Jean Clark, a member of the first troop in Phoenix, enjoyed a lifelong commitment to scouting as a troop leader and camp director. Her love of Scouting is evident even now: her vast collection of Girl Scouts memorabilia, diary entries and poems provided the foundation for our now – thriving archive collection and museum. These women epitomize what it means to be a Girl Scout. They found their passion and pursued it with endless determination. They, without a doubt, were women of courage, confidence and character. They set the tone for Girl Scouting in Arizona, and their influence is seen in everything we do at GSACPC today. Jean Clark and her troop in Palo Alto, circa 1930. Building girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place.