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Posted on July 10, 2015 at 5:46 PM

E Pluribus Recycles ! A Play About Our Environment For Kindergarten - Fourth Grade

“E Pluribus Recycles!” features E Pluribus Packrat (the Tucson Clean & Beautiful mascot) and her new friend Martina, the City Environmental Engineer. The characters explain the REDUCE, REUSE and RECYCLE concepts in a creative and entertaining format to teach young children the consequences and alternatives to throwing everything away. Show length: 30 minutes.

Posted on May 08, 2015 at 11:26 PM

Girl Scout Troop Start-Up Guide

You have applied to be a volunteer troop leader and have received your Volunteer Approval letter, Now What.

Check out this simple one page checklist for starting up a new troop.

Question? Contact the Volunteerism team at

Posted on April 09, 2015 at 9:09 PM

Ceremonies in Girl Scouts

Ceremonies help Girl Scouts mark special events throughout the year, such as bridging to another level, earning a National Leadership Journey award, or getting a Girl Scout pin.

Ceremonies can commemorate accomplishments or simply make the beginning or end of a group's meeting special. Girls can plan a ceremony around a theme, such as friendship or nature, and express themselves in thought, words, or song. Whatever its purpose, every Girl Scout ceremony enables girls to share Girl Scout history and traditions and create their own special memories.

Learn more about ceremonies and view sample traditional ceremonies in the "Ceremonies in Girl Scouts" packet.

Posted on February 24, 2015 at 9:04 PM

World Thinking Day - Peace Corps Fair

Hello Girl Scouts,
Looking for something to do for World Thinking Day, well come on down to the Peace Corps Fair on Friday February 27th at University of Arizona. There will be a variety of activities for the girls to participate in. Girls will get a chance to learn about the world, and interact with Peace Corps Fellows who have served in many countries around the world. Travel the world in under just a few hours. Admission is free to everyone. Below you will find a link with more information about the Peace Corps Fair and other events that will be going on during Peace Corps Week.
Peace Corps Fair
Date: February 27th 2015
Where: University of Arizona Student Memorial Union, North Ballroom
1303 E. University Blvd., Tucson, AZ 85721
Time: 11am-2pm

Posted on February 09, 2015 at 8:29 PM

5 Skill Cookie Council Badge

5 Skills Cookie Council Badge
Leading a troop while serving as a Troop Cookie Manager can be overwhelming…but what if you had a parent, guardian, or friend step in to lead the troop meeting during cookie season? The 5 Skills Cookie Council Badge is a resource for you use when asking for help during the cookie season. The curriculum is written and formatted in a simple and customizable way that anyone, troop leader or not, can jump right in and take the lead.

The Cookie Program is our premiere financial literacy program, and with your support, the girls in your troop will learn valuable business skills. On this webpage you will find step by step instructions on how to lead a Girl Scout meeting while learning the 5 essential business skills: Money Management, People Skills, Business Ethics, Goal Setting, and Decision Making. The girls in your troop will not only gain important life skills in this program, but will also earn our one-of-a kind Council 5 Skills badge!

5 Skills Cookie Council Badge Level Packets

Additional Resources
5 Skills in Action
5 Skills for Girls
Cookie Outcomes
Financial Empowerment
Cookie Activity Pin
Having it All

Once you have completed all the requirements send the following information to Ellen Pott at
Troop Number
Leader/co-leader name
Number of patches
*Optional - pictures and stories about the girls experience with the 5 Skill Cookie Council Badge

Posted on December 16, 2014 at 5:51 PM

Meeting with Girls for the First Time

Meeting with Girls for the First Time
When you first get together with girls (and this meeting may also include parents/guardians, or you may decide to hold a separate meeting for the adults), you’ll want to get to know the girls, and give them a chance to get to know one another.

Check out the attached resources for detailed information about planning, preparing, and facilitating your first troop meeting.

Posted on November 14, 2014 at 9:30 PM

How to Plan, Prepare, and Host a Parent/Guardian Meeting

How to Plan, Prepare, and Hold Parent/Guardian Meeting
Meeting with parents/guardians is important to the success of your Girl Scout Troop. These meetings provide you with the opportunity to get to know the families of the girls in your troop, open the lines of communication, and discover what resources the parents can bring to the troop. Parent meetings are typically held at the beginning of the Girl Scout year in October. However, you can hold a parent meeting when it is best for you and your troop. You can also hold as many as you feel necessary throughout the Girl Scout Year. We recommend you hold at least two parent meetings a year – one to kick of the year and one prior to the cookie season. It is important to remember to communicate with girls, parents, and guardians on a regular basis and that can be accomplished through flyers, emails, phone calls, or parent meetings.

Check out the attached resource for detail information and checklists that will help you with your next parent/guardian meeting

Posted on November 14, 2014 at 9:19 PM

The Girl Scout Leadership Model

The Girl Scout Leadership Experience model engages girls in discovering themselves, connecting with others, and taking action to make the world a better place. This model begins with a definition of leadership that girls understand and believe in: a leader, girls say, is defined not only by the qualities and skills one has, but also by how those qualities and skills are used to make a difference in the world. Research suggests that the youth development field is moving from the model of one individual leader to a model of shared leadership. This more inclusive and empowering approach is also the one girls most value. It encourages girls to take increasing responsibility for designing and implementing activities, and this results in extensive opportunities for them to see how their actions can impact the lives of others.
Learn more about Transforming Leadership here.
Check out this fun video about Leadership Journey and The Girl's Guide to Girl Scouting here.

Posted on October 11, 2014 at 4:55 PM

Cookie Program and The 5 Skills

Once a year, Girl Scouts around the country venture into the entrepreneurial world to learn business and financial skills and earn money to fund their Girl Scouting goals. Through “learning by earning,” Girl Scouting aims to empower girls through the development of five essential skills: goal setting, money management, people skills, decision making, and business ethics.

Learn more about the 5 Skills here

Posted on October 11, 2014 at 4:39 PM

The Girl Scout Research Institution

It’s amazing what you can learn when you listen to girls
Since its founding in 2000, the Girl Scout Research Institute has become an internationally recognized center for research and public policy information on the development and well-being of girls. Not just Girl Scouts, but all girls. In addition to research staff, the GSRI draws on experts in child development, education, business, government, and the not-for-profit sector. We provide the youth development field with definitive research reviews that consolidate existing studies. And, by most measures, we are now the leading source of original research on the issues that girls face and the social trends that affect their lives.

Read the "Girl Scouting Works: The Alumni Impact" here
Read the "Unfinished State of Girls" here
For more research publications click here

Posted on October 11, 2014 at 4:31 PM

Let's Go! Traveling with girls


Travel teaches girls 21st century skills such as critical thinking, problem solving, global awareness and cultural sensitivity. It all starts with a Daisy troop’s first trip to their local fire station or library. Brownies can explore all around the state. Junior girls explore the state and the region. By the time a girl is a Cadette or older, she is ready to take flight and explore the whole country and the world.

Learn more here.

Posted on October 11, 2014 at 4:18 PM

All About Juliette Gordon Low

Juliette Gordon Low was an innovative woman who was ahead of her time. She is an awesome woman with an amazing story. Learn more about her and inspire your girls with her legend.
The Story of Juliette Low Part 1, Part 2, Part 3

Posted on October 11, 2014 at 4:13 PM

Re: Volunteer Conference

Hi Rose,

I am so glad to hear that you enjoyed the volunteer conference! I had a great time also and look forward to offering it again next year.


Posted on October 11, 2014 at 4:02 PM

Planning and Hosting a Council Event

Planning and Hosting a Council Event

Do you have an idea for an event in your area? Maybe your troop already hosts an event and you would like to offer it to girls throughout Southern Arizona?
Well it’s pretty easy! Check out the Planning an Event guide. The guide offers advice on how to host an event in 5 Easy Steps, checklists, budgeting, financial assistance, and marketing.

Submit Applications here.

Top 5 Reasons to Plan a Girl Scout Event
1. Girl Scout events create a stronger community
2. Girl Scout events create a stronger connection with Girl Scout Families
3. Girls enjoy meeting other Girl Scouts from their local neighborhood and surrounding areas
4. Teen Girl Scouts can become leaders and role models while completing requirement towards leadership and service awards.
5. Girl Scout events are fun!

Posted on April 18, 2014 at 8:37 PM


Welcome to Girl Scout Week!

One of the highlights of Girl Scout Week is the Girl Scout Birthday on March 12th. One hundred and two years ago Juliette Gordon Low held the very first Girl Scout meeting and kick started the largest organization for girls in America today. Juliette was an innovative woman with the insight to know just what girls needed in 1912 and in 2014 – a place where girls could explore, grow, and meet new friends.

So, have a Birthday Party and celebrate the wonderful gift of Girl Scouting.
Not sure what to do? Check out the following resources for stories, games, songs, and activities.


Posted on March 07, 2014 at 10:06 PM


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