Rock the Mall
June 9, 2012
Contact: Troop Leader:
Rosi Southee 520.249.2077, firstname.lastname@example.org
Sierra Vista- Six Cadettes from Girl Scout Troop 1770 are on a mission to rock the mall! Not the shopping mall, but the National Mall in the nation’s capital. As part of Girl Scouts of the USA’s 100th anniversary celebrations, 200,000 girls and adults from around the world are expected to gather on June 9th for the world’s largest Sing-Along. The Girl Scouts are also aiming to break the Guinness World Record for the largest flash mob. Since the Girl Scout movement was founded in 1912 by Juliette Gordon Low, Girl Scouts have turned to the power of song to celebrate friendship and express commitment to girls’ leadership.
Troop 1770’s “AZ 2 DC” girls have been actively raising money since last October to join fellow Girl Scouts for a week of song, friendship and exploration. After receiving approval from the Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona’s headquarters in Tucson, they hosted a “Santa’s Workshop” where the girls offered babysitting services to allow parents to go Christmas shopping. The girls have also partnered with local restaurants including Peter Piper Pizza and Chili’s to hold Troop 1770 nights where the participating restaurants donated a percentage of proceeds to the Troop’s project. In addition, these go-getters have also been out in the community becoming skilled spokeswomen for their cause, visiting local businesses and making presentations about the Girl Movement and the upcoming 100th Anniversary Rock the Mall trip. To date, the Troop has raised over $2,800 and need only $2100 more to reach their goal.
“The dedication of these girls is inspiring” notes Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona’s CEO Debbie Rich. “They have been strategic in their planning and have received Council approval for all their fundraising efforts. Moreover, the “AZ 2 DC” girls worked from all angles, cookies and bake sales to meeting with community officials and perfecting their business pitch. I am extremely proud of their hard work and the skills they’ve acquired through the process.”
If you’d like to help these young ladies earn their way to D.C. and become part of the history books, there is still time. During Sierra Vista’s Heaping Helping on April 16-18th Lucky Wishbone has partnered with the Troop and will donate 10% of each check when a customer mentions Heaping Helping. On May 1st Chili’s will once again partner with the troop for a Girl Scout Night. On May 6th Troop 1770 will hold an “AZ 2 DC” car wash at Discount Tires. Lastly, the Troop will hold a Spaghetti Dinner at the Landmark Café on May 26th. Tickets for the Spaghetti Dinner will go on sale May 15th.
The young ladies of the troop have been overwhelmed by the community’s response and willingness to help. To show their appreciation the Troop will personally write thank you cards to all contributors and include a write up about their experiences in the nation’s capital.
For information please contact Maria DeCabooter at 520.319.3175 or email@example.com.
Note: Troop 1770 is part of the Girl Scout’s of Southern Arizona’s jurisdiction. All fund raising activity by troops must be submitted to the Council, documented, and approved before troop money-earning activity may begin. For more information on financial policies, please contact Kristen Hernandez, Chief Operating Officer at (520) 319.3172, firstname.lastname@example.org.