The TCDS Girl Scout Junior Troop 486 – who were featured in last month’s Tucson Lifestyle magazine for their continued philanthropic work – received the award for “2014 Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy” at the Association of Fundraising Professionals awards ceremony on November 21.
Troop leader Tracy says it was an amazing day for the girls. The Girl Scouts got to go on stage and gave a speech in front of more than 650 adults. Tracy says several people even stopped by their table to congratulate the girls on their great work.
The Girl Scouts philanthropic events ranged from supporting juvenile diabetes research and collecting food for the Community Food Bank to helping at Casa Maria Soup Kitchen and even collecting books for the school’s library. Their latest event – donating food, toys and bedding to animals at the Humane Society of Southern Arizona.
What a wonderful and positive influence you are, Girl Scout Junior Troop 486, to all of us.