Local Girl Scout Council Raises $280,000 in One-Night Event

Girl Scouts–Arizona Cactus-Pine Council | November 5, 2019

At its third annual Badge Bash, Girl Scouts–Arizona Cactus-Pine Council (GSACPC) raised $280,000 to benefit Girl Scouting in Arizona. GSACPC was joined by more than 500 attendees, including Girl Scout alum, Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego, and dozens of sponsors including Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona and Arizona Cardinals.

Mayor Kate Gallego at Badge Bash 2019

Guests enjoy Girl Scouts – Arizona Cactus-Pine Council Badge Bash 2019

This adults-only event gave attendees the opportunity to experience Girl Scouting first-hand and see how it can transform girls into G.I.R.L.s – go-getters, innovators, risk-takers, and leaders. Attendees gathered their “troop” of friends for a night of fun program-inspired activities to test their outdoor, healthy living, entrepreneurship and life skills, earning badges along the way. The activities ranged from archery to balloon dart painting to trivia.

After the festivities, guests enjoyed dinner under the stars and a short program on the power of Girl Scouting. The Bob and Renee Parsons Foundation was honored with the Promise Award for their inspirational leadership and continued support of Girl Scouting in Arizona. The award was accepted by executive director Laura Mitchell on behalf of the foundation.

To close out the night of fun and badge earning, attendees enjoyed an after-party filled with music, dancing, s’mores, dessert and drinks.

For more information on the annual event, please visit girlscoutsaz.org/badgebash.

For interested sponsors, please review sponsorship opportunities at girlscoutsaz.org/badgebash or contact Margaret Evans at mevans@girlscoutsaz.org.

About Girl Scouts—Arizona Cactus-Pine Council (GSACPC)

In partnership with more than 10,000 adult volunteers, GSACPC serves 20,000 girls grades K-12 in more than 90 communities across central and northern Arizona. Since 1936, GSACPC has helped girls develop leadership skills and tools for success in a rapidly changing environment. We know that given the opportunity, every girl can become a leader, act confidently on her values, and connect with her community. Girl Scouts grow courageous and strong through girl-driven programs, ranging from summer camp to troop activities and product sales programs. For more information, visit www.girlscoutsaz.org, like us on Facebook or follow us on Instagram.

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