We received this letter today:
We received this letter today:
Thank you to all of our cookie booth sponsors for supporting our girls! Cookie booths help our girl scouts to reach their
Arizona Market Place
Coxco Dairy Queen
Park Place Mall
Tucson Convention Center
U of A
Vantage West Credit Union
Westwood Village Apartments
Yaqui Hay and Feed
Yuma Indoor Marketplace
Yuma Palms Mall
Cookies by the Truckload Arrive Friday, January 18, 2013
Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona Begin 2013 Cookie Program
COOKIE FACT: Girl Scout cookie sales began in 1917 in Muskogee, Oklahoma when the Mistletoe troop began baking and selling cookies in its high school cafeteria as a service project.
For more information please contact:
Emily Martin, Strongpoint Marketing
Office: 520-795-1566; Mobile: 602-690-0265
WHAT: The Big Cookie Drop
WHEN: Friday, January 18, 2013 | From 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
WHERE: Bekins Warehouse | 4101 E. Columbia Street | Tucson, AZ 85714
Casas Adobes Church | 10801 N. La Cholla Boulevard | Oro Valley,
The first phase of the 2013 Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona Cookie Program launches Friday, January 18, 2013 when GSSoAZ volunteers stop by to pick up 384,484 boxes (that’s more than 7.6 million cookies) of Girl Scout cookies from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. in Pima County at the Bekins Warehouse and Casas Adobes Church.
“The Cookie Drop is a
n exciting time for all Girl Scouts as thousands of boxes are delivered and then distributed to all the local troops. So everyone’s favorite cookies soon will be available,” said Debbie Rich, Chief Executive Officer, Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona. “With the money earned, girls gain the resources to fund service projects, go to camps and try new activities.”
The next day, Saturday, January 19, 2013, Girl Scouts throughout the area begin neighborhood door-to-door sales. Cookie booth sales begin Wednesday, January, 30, 2013 and continue through Sunday, March 3, 2013.
The Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona Girl Scouts is the world’s preeminent leadership development organization dedicated to helping build girls of courage, confidence, and character who make
the world a better place. GSSoAz serves over 14,000 girls in Southern Arizona and includes over 3,000 adult volunteers. Our goals are to provide a wide range of contemporary programs that reflect the unique needs and interests of all girls living in Southern Arizona, to empower girls to reach their full potential, and to give girls a voice in their community and in their own lives. For more information, please contact Debbie Rich at (520) 319-3140.
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Our Cookie Rally is THIS Friday! Come on
out for pre-game Cookie fun and then stick around to watch
Coach Niya and the Lady Wildcats take on Oregon State!
Tickets are $3 per person with code COOKIES2013 here
If your troop wants to sell cookies, there’s still time!
Attend our make up Troop Cookie Manager Trainings and get all the information you need for a great Cookie Season! Only ONE troop
representative needs to attend.
Saturday, December 8, 10am-12pm
**Please note all make up trainings will take place at our Council headquarters, 4300 East Broadway Blvd.
**Please bring troop bank account information to training.**
Individual Cookie Seller Parent Meetings
January 9, 12pm-1pm
January 10, 6pm-7pm
January 14, 12pm-1pm
*All Individual Cookie Seller Parent meetings will take place at our Resource Center, 4300 East Broadway Blvd.
ATTEND A COOKIE MANAGER TRAINING
What can a girl do? Create a world of good! What can you do to help? Become a cookie manager or volunteer!
By becoming a cookie manager or volunteer, you can as
sist Girl Scouts participating in the cookie program, which is the largest financial literacy program available for girls. The six week cookie program teaches girls five skills that will last a lifetime: goal setting, decision-making, money management, people skills, and business ethics.
If you are interested in becoming a cookie manager, the first step is to attend a Cookie Manger Training program. To find a Cookie Manager Training time and location that work for you, click here. The training provides all cookie managers with a troop cookie manager handbook which includes all important dates, contact information, and much more! You will learn everything you need to know about Cookie Sales, receive all materials necessary, and have the opportunity to ask our amazing cookie team any questions you may have. The best part is you will get to sample all types of Girl Scout cookies to remind you just how amazing they are!
Don’t forget to attend all events preparing for the start of Cookie season including Cookie Col
llege on January 5th and the Cookie Rally on January 11th! For more information on these events visit our website, http://girlscoutssoaz.org/.
To become a volunteer and to view our other volunteer opportunities, click here.
For more information, please contact Megan Black at email@example.com
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Maria DeCabooter
Girl Scouts Blazing New Trails with Fall Snack Bar Sale
TUCSON- Girl Scouts in Southern Arizona are about to make history by participating in a pilot program with Little Brownie Bakers, the same company that brings you Girl Scout cookies, to sell two varieties of Girl Scout Snack Bars. Tagalongs and Double Dutch Snack Bars are packed with wholesome ingredients like hearty rolled oats, crispy cereal flakes and chewy granola and are perfect for on the go snacking!
Girl Scouts will be taking orders for snack bars from September 28th to October 7th and the snack bars will be delivered at the end of October. There will be no booth sales or other direct sales. This unique pilot program offers girls the chance to participate in very real market research. The simplified sale is designed to gauge customer feedback and to involve girl sellers as much as possible. In fact, Little Brownie has designed a website specifically for feedback and comments. Through the sale girls will earn extra funds for troop activities and will earn a patch for their participation. Girls will also practice the 5 skills learned through the Cookie Program: goal setting, decision management, money management, people skills and business ethics. “The sale reinforces skills learned through the Cookie Program and allows girls to tryout out their hand at marketing a different product,” notes Melissa Varga, Product Specialist. “We’re excited to see our saleswomen in action!”
Be among the first in the country to try these delicious snack bars and to decide if the bars should be introduced throughout the country. Snack bars are sold by the box for $4.00, and each box contains five snack bars. Tuck them in school lunches, in your gym bag, and in your briefcase. To find Girl Scout Snack Bars, please call the Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona’s Hotline and be connected to a Girl Scout seller near you! Product samples will also be on hand at the Girl Scouts Thin Mint Sprint 5k on September 29th at Brandi Fenton Park. Don’t delay, as these bars are sure to go quick! Help Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona make history in this pilot sale and determine the future of these delicious bars!
Nutritional Information: each Bar has 4g of protein, 4g of fiber and 110 calories. Bars contain no high fructose corn syrup, no trans-fat, and no artificial colors.
information on the Snack Bar Pilot Program please contact Melissa Varga at firstname.lastname@example.org, 520.319.3143.
About Girl Scouts
Girl Scouts is the world’s preeminent leadership development organization dedicated to helping build girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place. GSSoAz serves over 14,000 girls in Southern Arizona and includes over 3,000 adult volunteers. Our goals are to provide a wide range of contemporary programs that reflect the unique needs and interests of all girls living in Southern Arizona, to empower girls to reach their full potential, and to give girls a voice in their community and in their own lives. For more information, please contact Maria DeCabooter at (520) 319-3175.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DATE: April 16, 2012
CONTACT: Maria DeCabooter
Honoring the Leaders of Today and Tomorrow at Girls and Women of Distinction
The Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona will recognize over fifty amazing girls and women from across Southern Arizona at the 2012 Girls and Women of Distinction on April 21st at the Historic Manning House. This annual event is part of a national Girl Scout program that celebrates the accomplishments of girls and women for their Girl Scout achievements and the impact they make in their communities.
At the ceremony four girls will receive their Girl Scout Gold Award, which is the highest achievement a girl can be given. In order to earn this prestigious award, which only 5% of all eligible Girl Scouts receive, girls must demonstrate their leadership skills as they plan, promote, and manage a service project that has a sustainable impact in their community and beyond. In recognition of their achievements, Gold Awardees who join the armed services enter at one rank higher than other recruits. The recipients from Troop 484 earned their Gold Award through their Hearts for Diamonds Project, through which they raised $36,000 to outfit classrooms for young cancer patients in the Bone Marrow Transplant Ward at the Diamond Children’s Medical Center.
While the event is titled Girls and Women of Distinction, one man will also be honored. Martin Landon, known affectionately as “the Cookie Dad,” will receive the CEO Award in recognition of his outstanding service to Girl Scouts. Notes Megan Black, the Council’s Cookie Program Manager, “Martin supports new and returning troops as they grow in the Girl Scout movement. He has grown cookie sales in the Tri-Star Service Unit by 5,000 boxes, a 21% increase. He also visits booths to show support for local troops and basically goes out of his way for Girl Scouting.”
This year’s ceremony coincides with the 100th anniversary of Girl Scouts. As part of the 100th celebration efforts, Girl Scouts of the USA recently launched an ambitious campaign, ToGetHerThere. The campaign’s focus on girl leadership greatly excites CEO Debbie Rich, who believes that “leadership experiences are what make Girl Scouting unique. Girls need wise adults who not only inspire them but trust them. The adult volunteers being recognized have all shown their deep commitment to supporting girls and helping girls reach their leadership potential. For that we cannot thank them enough.” As for the girls, Rich emphasizes that “they have mastered our traditional 3 C’s: cookies, camps, and crafts, and they exemplify the modern 3 C’s: the courage to act, the confidence to achieve, and the character to change the world. Watch out, because these girls have a very bright future!”
Girl Scout awards will also be presented in the following categories: Silver Award, Pray Award, Graduating Seniors, Top 10 Cookie Sellers, and Top Selling Cookie Troop. Adults volunteers will be honored in the following areas: New Found Treasure (New Volunteer), Treasured Gem (Seasoned Volunteer), and CEO Award (exemplifies the Girl Scout Promise and Law).
For more information about Girls and Women of Distinction, please contact Maria DeCabooter at 520.319.3175 or email@example.com
2012 Girls and Women of Distinction Honorees
Gold Award Recipients: Ashley O’Neal, Jennifer O’Neal, Lauren Evans and Sharon Fass
Silver Award Recipients: Makenzie Koontz, Breanna Williams, Cayla Samson, Bethany Goad, Catherine Bean, Ellie Cline, Holly Hanson, Michelle Jaquette, Cheyenne Lockhart, Lora Lorenstein, Hannah McDaid, Jaclyn Melendez, Hallie Nitido, Pheonix Pittman, Brynn Sparling, Sara Anderson, and Ashley Counts
Pray Award: Sophia Compton, Leslie Courville, Hannah Draper, and Dulce Gonzales
Graduating Seniors: Amanda Metropoulis, and Danielle Adams
Top 10 Cookie Sellers: Mary Ruiz (5,007 boxes), Stephanie Urbina (4736), Cassie Jump (3359), Korbyn Davis (3037), Sarah Fowler (3007), Tiffanie Jump (3004), Elizabeth McCormick (3000), Dierdre Dimmick (2012), Tabitha Kellum (2007), and Jorden Zeng (2005).
Top Selling Troop: Troop#645 (sold 13,805 boxes) Sophia Compton, Rachel Whitaker, Nadira Mitchell, George Ballenger, Abigail Caldwell, Quinn Patterson, Leah Langejans, Jasmyne Godoy, Emily Bittman, Isabella Carrion, Mary Ruiz, Yazmin Romero, Kyla Ramon and Olivia Suzarrey
10 Year Pin: Ann Metropoulus
25 Year Pin: Cheryl Murphy
Volunteer of Excellence: Martin Landon, Carla Reiter, Jodi Sullivan, Cynthia Harris Smith
Treasured Gem: Christina Carlos, Rachel Coury, Dawn Henderson, and Patricia Small
New Found Gem: Crystal Smith, Susie Anderson
CEO Award- Martin Landon
We all know the girl scouts for their cookies so one little girl decided they’d be the right treat to lift the spirits of our local first responders.
They call her the cookie queen. Nine-year-old girl scout Mary Ruiz is big on sales, and she’s also big on giving. Mary gathered enough donations to surprise local cops with a sweet gift of girl scout cookies.
“When we were choosing our gift of caring I chose police officers to say thank you for keeping us safe,” says Ruiz.
Throughout the year, Mary asked cookie customers to pitch in a little extra. She wound up with more than 500 donated boxes of treats for police.
“It’s an excellent example of young ladies that are being taught and encouraged to engage in public service,” says Tucson Police Capt. John Stamatopoulas.
Mary has been making the delicious deliveries for several years now.
“I think it’s important because they put their lives on the line,” says Ruiz.
Officers presented the pastry princess with a coin to commemorate her good works.
“Public servants around the world exchange challenge coins as a gift to each other and a sign of comraderie,” says Stamatopoulas
Mary says she plans to continue giving to first responders for years to come. She also has other scheduled deliveries this month to other local police departments and fire departments.
What Can a Cookie Do? How about … What can 100 cookies do?!?!
Brownie and Daisy Troop 1011 decided to choose to local organizations to focus on for their “Gift of Caring” for the 2012 cookie season, Casa de los Ninos and The Marana Food Bank.
The 14 girls in this troop had so much support and worked many, many, MANY booths, that they ended up being able to also celebrate 100 years of girl scouting in a BIG way!
Troop 1011, had enough money and cookies donated to be able to donate 100 boxes of cookies to their recipients for the Gift of Caring.
Casa de los Ninos will receive 50 boxes to share with the children who are residing there. And Marana Food Bank will also receive 50 boxes to distribute among the families who benefit from the donations.
The girls also plan on visiting The Marana Community Farm to work and learn more what the food bank does as they complete their Journeys: It’s your Story– Tell it! and It’s your World Change it!
In this picture is Troop 1011, with the 100 boxes of cookies, ready to be donated. In the background is the quilt that they made, after guest Ellen Pott came and visited the troop and they earned their quilting badge. This picture was taken on March 12th, the 100th birth date of girl scouts.
So “Happy 100 years Girl Scouts”!!!
We celebrate with you all!
Hannah, Caitlyn, Chelsea, Alyssa, Laney, Amberly, Emily, Eliza, Eleanor, Tori, Mikayla, JoJo, Megan and Sarah
AKA: Troop 1011