Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Jenny's August and September Office Hours

Jenny Adams
Office Hours (August and September 2014)
Einstein Bagels at FLW and 101 (Across the parking lot from Albertson’s)

Wednesday, August 27th 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM
Tuesday, September 2nd 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Tuesday, September 16th 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Wednesday, September 24th 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

First Aid/CPR Course

We have a 1st Aid/CPR Class set up for Monday, September 15 from 5:50 PMapproximately 9:30 PM. The class will be held at The Congregational Church of the Valley located on the Southeast corner of 120th Street and Shea. The cost for the class is $40 per person and needs to be paid in advance. You can send checks, made payable to Pima Neighborhood to Julie Gregory at 9888 East Wood Drive, Scottsdale, AZ 85260.

We need a minimum of 8 people for the class, so get your payment in early. The cut off for registration is Monday, September 8. You are welcome to invite parents from your troop to attend.

Remember - every troop needs a First Aid Certified adult in order to attend encampment. You can use troop funds to pay for this class. 

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Silver Award Project

Donations Needed!

Click here for the original flyer.

“Since 1977 Sojourner Center has provided shelter and support services to tens of thousands of women and children affected by domestic violence. Through empowerment, families discover hope and have the opportunity to build new futures free from violence. As one of the nation's largest domestic violence shelters, Sojourner Center is a tireless advocate for domestic violence victims and survivors. With the continued support of the community, Sojourner Center can help women and children overcome the impact of domestic violence, one life at a time.” http://www.sojournercenter.org/go2/index.php

Troop 1265 is working on our silver award, by collaborating with the Sojourner Center.  We are painting and redecorating their phone room, computer lab, homework room, and main family room.  We will be painting the rooms to give them a warmer, friendlier feel and have received great support by Home Depot who is supplying the paint and supplies.

In addition to painting, we would like to redecorate where we can.  If anyone has area rugs, bookshelves, coffee tables and lamps, and living room chairs, we’d really appreciate those donations.  We also are collecting donations so that the children and teens can play games, catch up on learning, and have fun.  We are hoping to collect educational materials and any of the below for both boys and girls of all ages.  Thanks!

What to donate (new or almost-new):
Any type of game
Stuffed animals

We will be collecting your donations at the next leader meeting on September 8th.  

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

MOM's Night Out

Please join your fellow leaders for a bite to eat and/or a drink (MOM Maragaritas on Mondays) at Chili's on Shea following the monthly evening leader's meeting. 

For those of you attending the morning meetings, our estimated arrival time each month is about 8:15. 

Chili's has agreed to give us Happy Hour pricing each month!

Ice Skating

Please join us for ice skating at the Ice Den this Saturday, August 16th from 6 to 8:15.  Girl Scouts and their guests get in for just $6. Ask them for the Girl Scouts Pima rate.

Sister Troops: Sign up Now!

 Pima Neighborhood is once again pairing up troops who are interested in having a sister troop for the 2014-2015 year.  A sister troop can be a troop of the same level as your troop or you can opt to sister up with a troop of a higher or lower level.

Sister troops of the same level can plan activities together once or throughout the year.  Pair up to take a field trip or to earn a badge.  This is a great way to broaden your troop's world of Girl Scouting and encourage girls to make new friends.

Older girl troop who pair with younger girl troops can practice their leadership skills by leading activities or meetings.  Bridging activities require that girls spend time with girls at the next level, and sister troops make fulfilling that requirement a snap.  Mutli-troop, multi-level bridging can also be a very meaningful sister troop activity.

Other ideas for sister troops:

  • Share activities: cookouts, songs, crafts, games, camping trips, and more.
  • Have a Friendship party with your sister troop on or around Juliette Low’s Birthday (October 31st)
  • Exchange friendship pins, swaps, or bracelets.
  • Sing friendship songs
  • Teach your sister troop a new skill
  • Walk in the Parada del Sol together
  • Plan a joint community service project
  • Visit a nursing home together

Ask your girls what they’d like to do as a group!

Please email Diana through this link if you are interested.  Pleaswe provide the following information:

Troop Information 

Troop# and school:
Number of girls in troop:
Troop Level:

Troop Contact Information


Sister Troop Requests

Troop Level desired for sister troop:

Activities you want to do with a sister troop:

Monday, August 11, 2014

Pima Service Day

Pima Service Day

Together we can make the world a better place!

Sunday, October 5 2-4pm
Mountainside Cafeteria

Troops of all ages are welcome!

Come join us for an afternoon of small service projects to help others in our community:

• Make a no-sew blanket for a baby in need
• Make Christmas or holiday cards for soldiers
• Decorate placemats for Meals on Wheels
• Make a cat toy for a homeless cat
• Make birthday cards for the elderly 
• And more!

Bring your gently used stuffed animals to donate to the local police / fire department for them to give away to children in emergencies.

We're looking for more ideas! :) Please RSVP to lee@reality.com by September 30. Thank you!

Encampment Details

Survivor Camp

Click here for the pdf file and registation form
Troop Trip Form
Challenge Course Waiver
Trip Travel Safety Checkpoints

September 26-28, 2014

Who: All troops, 3rd grade and up.
Second grade Brownie leaders may attend overnight with their daughters.
Whole second grade Brownie troops are invited to attend for the day on Saturday.
What: Camping and fun in the pines! Our neighborhood encampment!
Where: Willow Springs Program Center, west of Prescott, Arizona
When: September 26-28, 2014
Cost: $35 per person. $15 for troops attending Saturday only (no meals are included for any day-only people). Registration is due September 1. Space is limited--first come, first served!

Get ready! We are having our fall Neighborhood Encampment at Willow Springs, our Girl Scout camp located outside of Prescott, about 1.5-2 hours from Scottsdale. It's a beautiful camp. You'll love it!

Wide Games! We will plan a wide game on Saturday to reflect the theme with fun outdoor challenges. The remainder of the time is open for your own troop's activities, so you can take a hike, work on a badge, or even give your girls some down time. Whatever you wish! We will need adult and older girl volunteers to help plan and run the Wide Game. Please email Lee (lee@reality.com).

Older Girl Program: We will try to have archery available for 4th graders and up (approx 1 hr/group, $6/girl). The challenge course will also be available for girls 6th grade and up.

Meals! Saturday breakfast, Saturday dinner, and Sunday breakfast will be provided. Each troop will provide their own lunch on Saturday, dinner on Friday, and any snacks they wish. Feel free to buddy up with another troop! (This is a great bridging or friendship building opportunity!)

Accommodations! There are various cabins and buildings for us to stay in, each of which accommodate a different number of people. Younger girls and first-time campers are generally most comfortable in the larger buildings, while older girls will stay in cabin sites or even platform tent sites. Some buildings have beds, some have only mattresses. The price for accommodations is included.

Swaps! Once again, we will have a swap exchange. Please prepare your swaps around a wilderness/camping/outdoors theme or the encampment theme. We suggest that each girl bring at least ten swaps, but that's up to you and your troop. We will be having a SWAPS Contest this time so get creative!

Required Training! All troops must have a troop First Aider, with current First aid and CPR cards. All troops must have an adult present who has completed Troop Camp Certification Levels 1 and 2. (Leaders who are attending with just their daughters are exempt.)

More information soon! The full registration packet will be distributed soon. In it, you will find detailed information including directions to the camp, the schedule, the menu, and so forth. Troop camping assignments will be available a week or two before the encampment.

August Leader's Meeting Agenda

August 11, 2014
> GS Promise> Shout outsEncampment - LeeNeighborhood Service Day Event > 10/5/14 Lee Getting Started - Susan
Registration - Jenny
Open Service Team Positions

·         Secretary
·         Redfield Organizer
·         Laguna Organizer
·         Getting Started Mentee
·         Service team -meeting agenda/facilitator
> Fall Product - Diana 

Troop Product Manager must go online and sign the agreement http://girlscoutsaz.org/forms/troop-product-program-manager-agreement-fall 

>>Troops who participate get first shot at cookie booths on November 24th

o   Girls can begin selling September 20, 2014.
o   Troop Product Manager enters all pre-orders into Nut-E by October 4, 2014.
o   Pre-orders are delivered October 11-17, 2014.
o   Girls continue to sell through November 9, 2014.
o   Additional Product can be picked up at the Warehouse through November 7, 2014.
o   Sale ends on November 9, 2014.
o   All product is assigned to individual girls by November 11, 2014.
o   Council Proceeds are deducted from the troop account (ACH) on November 20, 2014

Sister Troops - Diana
> Ice Skating Saturday, 6:00- 8:15, $6, not a drop-off event
> Events - Michelle
National convention - Laura 
Silver award - troop 1265
Cookies (cookie mom) - Mary 

> Margaritas on Monday Announcement