Hundreds of local Girl Scouts are earning their Horse Badge with the help of some amazing community partners! Girl Scout volunteer Katie La Touf spearheaded the program, which has quickly grown into a beloved Girl Scout program.

Triple R Horse Rescue, a shelter that rescues in-need horses, and Spur Cross Stables have come together to provide girls this incredible opportunity. Triple R Hose Rescue volunteers taught girls about horse safety, anatomy, tack and grooming. Following the lesson, girls hit the trails on their own!

The program ran for the first four weekends of November, but will run again in spring (exact dates TBD). If interested in joining Girl Scouts, visit

The program is made possible by the generous donation of time from Triple R Horse Rescue volunteers and Spur Cross Stables, who have provided a discounted rate for Girl Scouts.

Girl Scouts—Arizona Cactus-Pine Council (GSACPC) is Arizona’s leading organization dedicated to building girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place. In partnership with more than 11,000 adult volunteers, GSACPC serves 24,000 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 helps young women grow courageous and strong through girl-driven programs, ranging from product sales, troop activities and special events. For more information, visit our website, like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.

Triple R Horse Rescue is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization based in Cave Creek, Arizona whose mission is to rescue, rehabilitate and re-home horses in need. Triple R is a 100% volunteer-run organization with a facility that can accommodate up to 15 rescued horses on any given day. Foster homes accommodate additional horses that are available for adoption.

Spur Cross Stable is located on the site of an 1870′s gold mine. A visit to the ranch gives visitors a chance to step away from the hectic hustle of the city and enjoy the quiet solitude of the desert on our trusty horses, guided by our very informative, professional wranglers. We offer scenic trails, exceptional service, and reasonable rates.