The Girl Scouts–Arizona Cactus-Pine Council History Committee is made up of volunteers who are passionate about Girl Scouting and its history. We conduct ongoing research, preserve archives and run the Barbara Anderson Girl Scout Museum. New History Committee members are always welcome. Contact us for more information.
In 1912, Juliette Low said, "I've got something for the girls of Savannah, and all of America and the entire world." It didn't take long for Girl Scouting to travel from Savannah to the southwest.
In 1916, Maxie Dunning unofficially began activities with a group of girls from the Girls Friendly Society using the Girl Scout Handbook. There were a few lone troops scattered across the state and the first registered troop for Arizona was in Ajo, Arizona in 1918.
The first troop in this area began in 1921 in Glendale and disbanded in 1922. A second troop, sponsored by Trinity Cathedral, began in 1922. This troop, led by Alice Marshall became Troop #1 of Phoenix.
History is an ongoing process. If you have any information that would add to our knowledge, especially about Girl Scouts in Arizona, please contact us.
Donations of Girl Scout items are welcome. Please do not dispose of your Girl Scout memorabilia, uniforms or handbooks without consulting your Girl Scout History Committee.
A tour takes approximately one hour. A volunteer docent will work with you to plan a program for your visit.
602.452.7000 or 800.352.6133
806 N 3rd Street, #200
Phoenix, AZ 85012