• Year 2 for National Inclusion Project Partnership

                      The National Inclusion Project has partnered with Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona for the second year to create an inclusive environment where children with and without disabilities can play, learn and laugh TOGETHER. As part of the partnership, the National Inclusion Project provides the Let’s ALL Play program model, training, expertise, annual Power of Play Conference and a wide network of inclusion experts ready to problem solve and share best practices on ensuring that no child sits on the sidelines. Funding from the National Inclusion Project will aid in our efforts to become a completely inclusive council. Our Including All Girls initiative honors the dignity of young girls with disabilities and advances their independence and productivity. It provides the opportu…

    23 2015
  • Vegan Thin Mints

    We are deeply disappointed to share with the vegan and southern Arizona community that some of the new vegan and allergen friendly recipe Thin Mints cookies were packaged in last year’s non-vegan ingredient boxes. While the cookies inside are this year’s recipe, the box does not reflect this.The old Thin Mint recipe contained whey (a form of dairy) was removed from the ingredient list from the previous Thin Mint nutritional labeling. Also a flavor enhancer was replaced with a non-dairy flavor enhancer but had no impact on the ingredient list. You should find the new Thin Mint cookie taste and texture are unaffected by these changes.The new ingredient labeling reflects these changes. Unfortunately, some of the new recipe vegan-friendly Thin Mints were distributed in last year’s boxes with t…

    19 2015
  • What's It All About? #tbt 1973

    Girl Scouting- What is can and should mean to today's girl as she prepares for the future. Article by Audrey Finkelstein, Leader Magazine 1973 What's Girl Scouting all about?  Is it just a program-an activity? Or is it an ideal, a philosophy, a way of life?  In other words, is it what happens to the girl during the activity itself?   We are a value-rooted, people-centered MOVEMENT, and "movement" means "a series of acts working toward some desired aim."  Our aim is better people; not better knot tiers; not better fire builders; not better artists, but better people. To be sure, when a Girl Scout has completed a part of the program, her badge of proficiency says that she is competent and can be relied upon in that, but that is a bonus.  Our reason-for-being is not fire-building, but cha…

    11 2014
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