Wednesday, November 16, 2022

Girl Scout Astronomy Event

 PLEASE RSVP and pay by November 28th

Girl Scout Astronomy Night

Join us for a night filled with fun, food, and astronomy! On December 4th from 4:45 to 8:00, Pima Neighborhood will be hosting an astronomy night for Girl Scouts of all ages at Redmond Field Verrado. We will have badge activities for all levels of Girl Scouts, a constellation tour conducted by Astronomy Association expert George Cannelos, and various telescopes for girls to explore the galaxy with.

Pizza will be provided and parents and siblings are welcome to join. The fee for girls is $8.00 and for parents/siblings that who food and drink there is a $2.50 fee. The girls’ fee will cover supplies and the badges that the girls will receive at the end of the night. Make sure to bring camp chairs for the constellation tour and warm clothes because we will be outside. We look forward to you joining us! :)

Payments can be made through Venmo to Diana or via a check written to Pima Neighborhood.
Location for Event: 20895 W Hamilton St, Buckeye, AZ 85396

Tuesday, November 8, 2022

Top Three (+) No-no's During Cookie Season

 1. Raspberry Rallies are only available via shipped orders.  No buying to re-sell at booths or door-to-door or whatever else you might think is a good idea.  Any plan to resell them is a big, fat "NO."  Troop proceeds are forfeit if you violate this rule.

2. No selling at the Open of the Superbowl. Any plan to subvert this rule is also a big fat "NO." Troop proceeds are forfeit if you violate this rule.  

3. No Venmo.  Venmo is not to be used in any way for cookie sales.  You may NOT use it for personal sales or at cookie booths.  Just pretend it doesn't exist as far as cookie sales go.  Please use Digital Cookie for personal sales and Clover Go for booths.

Please remember that cookie money MUST be deposited into the TROOP ACCOUNT.  Under no circumstances should any cookie money ever go into a personal account.  It's not ok to deposit cash into your account and then write a check/Venmo to the troop!!! PLEASE please read that again. This is not ok for you and it's not ok for parents.  They have to turn in the cash they receive.

Here's the official "blurb" from the cookie manual on money handling:

Troop Bank Deposits

Properly handling cookie money is critical for a successful Troop Cookie Program. Please follow these simple, but effective steps: 

» Deposit cookie money into your troop account weekly (or more often). 
» Only deposit money into the troop bank account. Don’t ‘mingle’ Girl Scout money with personal money. 
» Provide parents with a signed receipt when collecting money (and checking out cookies). » Regularly verify account balance and deposits with bank records. 
» Confirm there are sufficient funds for ACH debits.

Cookie Top Ten List of Things to Do

 1. If you attended training, you will have received a TPM (Troop Product Manager Agreement) link. Read that and sign that today for eBudde access.  

2. Check with your cookie manager and troop leader friends to make sure they got this list via email.  If they did not, please ask me to add them to distribution list.

3. Get onto the Facebook group where you can ask questions and keep caught up:

4. Once you get into eBudde, check to make sure each girl is present under the "Girls" tab.  If a girl is missing, she is likely not registered.  Take care of that :)

5. Bookmark these:

Browse around those sites a bit to see what's there.

6. If you don't have Clover Go, set that up.  Training for Clover Go is under MyGS >> gsLearn (in the left-hand column, at the bottom)

7. Download Clover Go, Digital Cookie, and Cookie Finder on your phone.

8.  Make sure you have Kelley and Teresa's contact info for help and make a note of their future Cookie Chats (sign up for reminders here:

(Go find your email, their contact info is there).

9. Plan your cookie meeting with your troop where you can share the samples of Raspberry Rallies you received yesterday and collect information for your initial order.

10.  You probably need a glass of wine or sparkling water... treat yourself.

Monday, October 24, 2022

Camp B.A.S.I.C.

WHAT: Camp B.A.S.I.C. is for Brownie troops and new campers (grades 2-5). We will spend a fun overnight learning camping skills such as knots, outdoor cooking, tents, navigation, and much more!

WHEN: March 4-5, 2023 


COST: The cost is $48 per person. Late registration is $60 if space is available.

More details are on the signup form:

We welcome all girls in grades 6+ to attend as junior staff.  Please register here individually:

Sandy will be holding a TCC2 class (Troop Camp Certification Level 2 -- full class content) simultaneously and we can accommodate any leaders/adults who want to earn this certification while your girls are at Camp BASIC. Register for the course on the activities calendar on our council website (you must complete TCC1 in your GSLearn before registering for TCC2).

Sunday, October 23, 2022

Pima Outdoor Skills Day

 Pima Outdoor Skills Day

Sunday, November 6  1:00-3:30pm for 4th grades and up

At Scottsdale Ranch Park, (~100th St & Via Linda), Ramada #10 (west-most ramada)

HONE YOUR OUTDOOR SKILLS and learn some new ones!

Fire Safety, Tents, Outdoor Cooking, First Aid, Knife Safety, Knots, Leave No Trace, Navigation, and more!

$5, which includes snacks and patch.


Fill out the Outdoor Skills Day registration form.    

Submit payment to Lee, c/o RSI, PO Box 22400, Tempe AZ 85285-2400.  

Make troop check to Pima Neighborhood. 

Camp B.A.S.I.C. is sponsored by Troop 2010, 2256, and 4727 and is staffed by Pima Neighborhood Cadette, Senior, and Ambassador Girl Scouts.  Please contact Troop 2010 at with any questions.

Saturday, October 22, 2022

S'mores, Singing, and a Campfire!


Troop #4400 will be hosting a campfire sing along! Troops are encouraged to prepare a song or skit to share! Bring a blanket or sit-upons for your troop.

When: Friday, November 18, from 6-8pm
Where: Karalyn Folmes' home (address when you register)
Cost: $2 per girl - includes patch, hot chocolate and s'mores.

Optional: We are requesting donations for Hope Women's Shelter, especially toiletries. Their requests can be found here. Thank you!!

Registration: To RSVP and for payment information, click here.

Please remember that only registered members may attend neighborhood events. Unregistered dads, siblings, aunts, uncles, grandparents, and nice strangers may not attend events.  

Friday, October 21, 2022

Love our Schools Community Service Event

Calling All Older Girls - Cadette and up (6th grade and up)

What: Pima Neighborhood will be hosting a Service event called Love Our Schools at Redfield Elementary on Saturday, October 22nd.
Start time is 9am. Event should take 1.5 -2 hours based on how many girls we get.
Older Girls will be planting vegetable plants and painting their garden boxes to revitalize their garden and teach the elementary students about vegetation.
*Girls will need to bring shovels and tools to help plant. Girls should wear gloves as well.
Things to bring: Vegetable Plants, Wooden stakes (that tell what the vegetables are), Paint and Brushes

- Please sign up on Signup genius below
Please fill out the google form by Wednesday, October 19th.
Please fill out the signup genius by Thursday, October 20th. This will let us know what you are bringing.
Any questions, please feel free to reach out to Liz Sinkwitz or send me a message.
Thank you!