1. Rough wrestling. Wrestling is one of the many ways that dogs have to play, but it shouldn’t be the only way they play. Too much wrestling can cause dogs to become defensive and competitive. Wrestling should have breaks with play bows and chase games to dilute its intensity.
Ahwatukee Girl Scout Troop 470 is participating in a project to earn the gold award by creating a garden for Early Language Learning and Arts (ELLA) Studio Preschool. The goal of the garden is to create a sustainable project that can teach kids about nature.
It’s not often that girls less than 8 years old take the initiative to look beyond themselves to help others, but that’s exactly what Daisy Girl Scout Troop 592 of Ahwatukee did. They were recently discussing how to use more than $600 in proceeds they earned selling Girl Scout cookies. They wanted to do a fun outing as a troop and also do something to help other kids. They decided to give a batch of small toys to Phoenix Children’s Hospital to cheer up young patients who might need a boost for their spirits. They bought more then $300 worth of toys and delivered them in person.
Gov. Jan Brewer signed the bill allowing Girl Scouts–Arizona Cactus-Pine Council (GSACPC) to have a special license plate issued by the Arizona Department of Transportation. While it will be several months before there is an actual license plate that can be purchased, this is something that their membership and community of 35,000-plus girls and volunteers have been advocating for quite some time.
In 2011 hundreds of Girl Scouts descended on Club West Park grabbing paints, brushes and canvasses to help with the Great Ahwatukee Paint Out. The goal was to fill the walls of the Ronald McDonald House with love.
Madison Callan and Isa Rivers, left to right, junior Girl Scouts, won a contest for best wagon design and theme at the Arizona State University Women In Engineering/Advancing Women in Construction cookie wagon building workshop last month as part of the Girl Scout “Gift of Caring” program.
Third-grade Brownie Troop 864 and first-grade Daisy Troop 867 from Kyrene de la Colina Elementary School visited the new Mountain Park Senior Living Center recently to spread a little Christmas cheer. The girls sung carols as the residents with happy smiles joined in. A wonderful night of holiday celebration among generations in Ahwatukee Foothills.
Girl Scout Junior Troop 64 donated 167 new stuffed animals and 33 gently used stuffed animals to the Ahwatukee substation of the Phoenix Police Department on Nov. 10, which was also National American Teddy Bear Day.
The Girl Scouts of Ahwatukee Foothills recently hosted a Recruitment Rally at the Pecos Park Community Room. Girls from kindergarten through 12th grade were invited to the event to speak with school organizers, leaders and girls in troops. Many of the troops that were on hand shared hands-on activities showcasing what they like best about Girl Scouts. Leaders also shared what they like most about volunteering and how fun and rewarding it is to work with girls.
During the 100th anniversary of Girl Scouting, they are celebrating the impact Girl Scouts has made since 1912. On Dec. 1, Girl Scouts Arizona Cactus-Pine Council (GSACPC) invites the community to the Women & Young Women of Distinction Awards ceremony, where they will acknowledge how they empower girls to reach their full potential. At the ceremony, Leadership, Visionary and Courage Awards will be given to three women and three young women, characterizing their impact on the community.
Kyrene de la Altadeña Middle School seventh-graders Alexandra Gutierrez, Abigail Kany, Rebecca Kim, Ashley Ong, Nora Wagner, and Sonoran Science Academy seventh-grader Ryann Yount dedicated more than 52 hours each in planning, organizing, making, and teaching others how to make Positioning Pillows. In all, the girls from Girl Scouts Cadet Troop 2292 made 131 pillows that they donated to the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at Cardon Children’s Medical Center at Banner Desert Hospital in Mesa.
In honor of the Girl Scout Centennial, Troop 856, who attend Horizon Community Learning Center, donated an evergreen elm tree to the Arizona Animal Welfare League (AAWL) on March 30 and toured the new adoption center. The girls also participated in earning a wildlife badge and helping out with other volunteer activities this year at AAWL. The troop worked with staff members to ensure that the donated tree would provide a lot of shade and be animal friendly. The new Sonia Breslow Adoption Center at the AAWL is having its official grand opening on Saturday, April 21.
It’s that time of year. The weather is warming up, the school year is coming to a close, and many parents are wondering what their children are going to do over the summer. If you have a daughter, sending her to Girl Scout summer camp is a great place for her to have fun over the summer and experience unique programs at the same time.
Troop Leader Kim Artusa and the girls of Ahwatukee Junior Girl Scout Troop 1244 were treated to a fun and unique experience through the generosity and assistance of Lee Marino, owner of Vincent’s Pizzeria, 4905 E. Ray Road.