Thursday, October 30, 2014

First Aid/CPR Class

Training will be held on Thursday, January 8 at the Congregational Church of the Valley located at 120th St. and Shea. The class is from 5:50 PM until approximately 9:00 PM. The cost is $40 per person and checks need to be made payable to Pima Neighborhood. 

You can give your payment to Julie Gregory at the November and December leader meetings or mail it to Julie at 9888 East Wood Drive. Payment is due no later that Monday, December 8. We need a minimum of 8 paid participants by this date or the class will be canceled!

If you have questions, contact Julie.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Halloween Candy for the Armed Forces

Troop 9 continues our annual tradition of collecting unwanted Halloween candy and delivering it to Packages From Home to distribute to soldiers overseas.

Please let your girls/parents know they are welcome to drop off donations between Nov 1 and Nov 10

We will have a cooler on the front porch.

Please check your email for the address! 

Thank you,  Hayl Daugherty & Ali Gilliland

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Pick up dates for Fall Product

Pick up dates for Fall Product are as follows: 

I'm home all day Friday till 4pm 

Saturday after 3 pm until 7pm
Sunday after 5pm 
Monday after 6pm
Tuesday after 6pm 

After that product will have to be moved to Diana's house as I will need the room for another project I'm working on . 

Thanks for understanding 

Michelle Johns 

Please check your emails for Michelle's address and contact information.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Last Chance to Register for Encampment

Please reply directly to Lee (refer to email for her email address).

For troops 6th grade and up.

Last chance to register to go camping Halloween Weekend!

We're tent camping at Willow.  Archery/challenge course are available if requested.  We'll do our own cooking.  Price will be $15 + food (should be able to eat for $15-20 unless we decide on surf & turf) + challenge/archery.

We'll need to come up with something yummy for menus.

Some girls want to come up on Saturday morning so they can trick-or-treat on Friday, which is fine.  Or we can tell ghost stories at the campfire on Friday.  Program ideas are welcome or we can just hang out or hike.

Let me know if you weren't already signed up and want to go ASAP.  So far I have troops 2010, 1169, 1618, 1870 going.

If any older girls want to come up without their troop, they're welcome.


Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Vista del Camino Christmas Service

Adopt-a-Family Program
Vista del Camino, Scottsdale Services
Vista del Camino Social Services provides food, clothing, and emergency assistance to Scottsdale residents in need.  Many members of our community need the support of others to provide their children with a special holiday.  Others may be disabled or elderly and unable to provide for themselves.  Each year over 400 families are helped for Thanksgiving and 550 for Christmas.  There are many ways to share.
Christmas Adopt-a-Family
The Christmas Program emphasizes the need of children.  Vista staff provides adopters with a brief biography about the family, including gift suggestions and sizes for the children.  You are asked to provide 3 gifts chosen from the ‘wish list’ provided by each child (total child adoption costs $100.)  Please consider also donating a $25 grocery gift card for the Christmas dinner.  If you wish to provide more for the holiday meal, please do so in the form of additional grocery gift cards (rather than one larger one.)  In addition to Christmas, Vista will also honor other holiday traditions such as Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, and Ramadan.
Troop signup for the Adopt-a-Family Christmas Program will be at the leader meetings.  If you are unable to attend, please email me how many children your troop would like to adopt by Monday, November 3rd.  I will email adopted family information as soon as I receive our assignments.
Thank you on behalf of 100s of families in need in Scottsdale!
We’re making the world a better place.
Holly Snopko, Troops 1265/256

First Aid Class to be Offered in January

Please reply to: Julie Gregory 

We are trying to put together a 1st Aid/CPR training in January. I need to know what date is best for those that plan on attending. The choices are Thursday, January 8 or Thursday, January 15. Please let me know ASAP if you would like to attend and what date is best for you.  I will go with the dates that gets the most votes.

Jenny's Registration and Banking Notes


It's October.  If you are a returning troop, your registration has expired.  Please contact Jenny to get your troop re-instated and re-registered.


All troop accounts are considered business accounts by Wells Fargo.  As such, you have 48 hours to report any fraud on your account.  Because these accounts have such low activity, Jenny is requesting that you go into Wells Fargo and set up your account to get alerts when there is any activity on the account.

If you need to make changes to the signers on your account, please use this link:

Daisy and Brownie Event: Princess in the Park

The East Valley Service Team is proud to present Princess in the Park.  Daisy and Brownie Girl Scouts can visit with their favorite princess, listen to stories, and do other activities at McCormick Railroad Park on November 1st.  There are two sessions available.  The first starts at 11 am and the second begins at 2:30.  The event is FREE.
IMPORTANT: Preregistration opens at 8 am on October 20 at 8 am.  This event will fill up within hours, so plan accordingly!

Contact Jenny Adams for more information.

Online Garage Sale

Diana has the following available for any interested parties:
  • old Brownie handbook and try it book sets
  • 2 Old Caring & Sharing Brownie Try Its
  • 3 Old Healthy Habits Brownie Try Its
  • 2 Old Sports and Games Brownie Try Its
  • 1 Old Smart Cookie Brownie Try It
  • 1 Old Creative Composing Brownie Try It
  • 1 Old Art to Wear Brownie Try It
  • 1 Colors and Shapes Brownie Try It

If you are interested in these old badges, they are still 100% earnable and can go on girl vests (and the instructions are in the books available above.

I also have 9 blank (make your own) badges for older girls (yellow background)

I also have the following fun patches available:
  • 2 Fitness patches
  • 2 Health patches
  • 3 Can Drive patches
  • 1 Bowling patch
  • 1 Beauty patch
  • 3 Hiking patches
  • 2 Gardening patches 
If you have old Try Its, badges, or patches and want to donate them to this pool, please let me know. I will keep an inventory and give them out to interested parties.  The more old badges we have in one place, the more likely it is that a troop may be interested.

To be clear, these items are FREE to a good Girl Scout home. Use Resources Wisely!

Monday, October 6, 2014

Jenny's October Office Hours

Einstein Bagels at FLW and 101 (Across the parking lot from Albertson’s)

Friday, October 3rd 11:30 PM to 12:30 PM
Friday, October 17th 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Tuesday, October 21st 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Tuesday, October 28th 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM

Fall Product

          Delivery will be 10/13 to Michelle Johns' house. Check back for pick up times.
  • 31 troops sold fall product
  • The neighborhood sold 1,763 units total

The top-selling troop was fourth-grade troop 2058 from Anasazi. They sold 352 units!!

Nutcracker Event for Brownies

Who: Any girl scout and her family. Special event for Brownie Scouts held after

the 2 pm showing to earn your dancer badge.

What: A performance of the Nutcracker performed by Arizona Dance Artistry

Cost: $15 per ticket (includes admission, meet and greet, goody bag, and dancer

badge walk through (Brownie only))

When: November 22, 2014. Choose from either a 2pm or 6pm show.

RSVP: Allyson Bradley 623-640-6480 or

Numbers Due 10/1/14 and Money Due by 10/5/14

October Service Project

Families Giving Back are asking Girl Scout troops to donate/decorate a faux/foam pumpkin to be given to a patient at Phoenix Children’s Hospital at Halloween.  
This organization has great volunteer opportunities for children and families. Here is there website where you can find out more information.

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Community Service Day

UPDATED!  (Apologies if you get this twice!)

If anybody has any of these and can bring to the Service Day event
tomorrow, please let me know:
Socks without a mate -- need LOTS -- (especially kids socks).  Rips are okay!
Fun Stickers or ? (for decorating)
Stuffing (need several bags, any amount helps)
Fleece -- need LOTS (up to 100 yards).
Silk or plastic flowers (to wrap onto pens)
Unused/gently used stuffed animals

Unused toothbrushes and toothpaste: Allison Daugherty from Troop 9 is
doing a dental hygiene supply drive for part of her Gold Award
project. She is taking toothbrushes and toothpaste to children on the
Navajo Reservation. It would be greatly appreciated if you and your
girls would donate extra toothbrushes and/or toothpaste that you might
have at the upcoming community service day. Children's toothbrushes
are preferable, but adult ones are still appreciated. There will be a
box for them at the event.

Borrows (will be returned after the event):
Stamps and stamp pads (making cards for the military servicepeople)
Scissors (sharp - for cutting fabric)
Cheap tablecloths (for covering the tables we're using markers and
messy stuff on)

What am I forgetting?


Friday, October 3, 2014

October 6, 2014 Agenda

Flag Ceremony
GS Promise
Shout outs (Encampment, Community Service Event)
  • Daisy/ Brownie Teddy Bear Picnic 11/2/14
  • Songfest 11/9/14, 2pm at Mountainside Middle School
  • Daisy Father-Daughter Dance, 5/8 at Mountainside Middle School
  • Spring Encampment 2/27 through 3/1 at Camp Marapai
  • Fiesta Bowl Parade (see post)  
Registration/Banking - Jenny (Jenny's Office Hours are here)
New leaders talk - Holly
Vista Del Camino - Holly
Fall Product (see accompanying blog post)
Cookies (see accompanying blog post)
Garage Sale - Laynee

Don't forget Margarita on Mondays at 8 to 8:15 after the meeting at Chili's.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Preliminary Cookie Information

Cookie Troop Product Manager Agreement

Remember troops must sign a separate Troop Product Manger Agreement for cookies.  Get a  head start, troops can start signing today.

Forward your receipt to Mary Cole after you have completed that step.

Cookie Training
November 17th: more information forthcoming

Cookie Booths

Early booth rounds: Troops may earn 2 early bird slots for selection on 11/24: One slot for early troop registration (July 1) and a second one for participation in the Fall Program.

All rounds start at 9:00 am
Round 1 -- 12/6
Round 2 -- 12/13
Round 3 -- 12/20
Round 4 -- 12/27
Final Round -- 1/3

Other Dates

Cookie Delivery 1/24 and 1/25
Cookie Cupboards Open 1/26-3/8