• $25,000 grant from S.L. Gimbel Foundation Fund to support Social Justice Programming

    Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona (GSSoAz) has received a $25,000 grant from the S.L. Gimbel Foundation Fund through the Community Foundation serving the Counties of Riverside and San Bernardino.  The grant is to be used for our Social Justice Program through which GSSoAz serves over 8,000 of the most vulnerable and disenfranchised girls in the community, ensuring they have the same enrichment opportunities as their peers.  The funds will be used to serve girls with incarcerated mothers through Girl Scouts Beyond Bars, girls who are in detention or on the brink of incarceration through Adelante Jovencitas, girls who live in foster care group homes, and girls who live in low-income and underserved areas through 40 school and community based settings a week. The Social Justice Team team's …

    February
    04 2015
  • 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…

    January
    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…

    January
    19 2015
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