Wednesday, September 30, 2015

October 5th Leader's Meeting Agenda

Remember to Bring and Contributions for:

MSE Report
Neighborhood Communications - Blog, Calendar, Email -- Diana
Sister Troops -- Diana (last call)
Fall Product -- Diana 
Cookie Dates -- 11/16
Event Sign Up Reminder -- Michelle
First Aid Class -- Julie
Encampments -- Lee
Songfest -- Lee
Enrichment -- Troop Resources -- Diana


Tonight 8 pm, Leader's Social -- Red Robin,
 8970 E Shea Blvd, Scottsdale, AZ 85260 
First Aid/CPR Training - October 20 -- Julie
Maripai Fall Encampment - October 23-25 -- Lee 
Juliette Low Birthday Party - October 24 -- Troops 2256 & 231 (Julie, Michelle, and Diana)
Cookie Rally - January 8 -- Lee
Thinking Day - February 21 -- Diana/Troop 2256
Leader's Gala - April 4 -- Michelle/Julie/Diana
Camp Basic - April 9-10 -- Troop 2010 (NOTE DATE CHANGE)
Spring Encampment at Willow Springs - April 29-May 1
Brownie Father/Daughter Dance - April/May -- Holly
Summer Day Camp - tentatively June 20-24 -- Troop 2256 and a cast of thousands
Mother/Daughter Event - TBA - Kristen (366)

Ballet Under the Stars

Enjoy a FREE Evening of Ballet

Free and open to the public, “Ballet Under the Stars” allows Arizona communities to enjoy dance in a unique outdoor setting complete with a stage, lighting, costumes and beautiful Arizona weather. Bring a blanket or lawn chair and enjoy a varied program, ranging from classical to contemporary. You won’t want to miss this perfect show for the entire family – it is a great way to introduce ballet to your children for the first time.

This is a great FREE troop activity!!  Too late for this year? Put a note in your calendar for next year.

Sister Troops

Sister Troops: Sign up Now!

 Pima Neighborhood is once again pairing up troops who are interested in having a sister troop for the 2015-2016 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.
  • Attend Juliette Low's Birthday Celebration with your sister troop 
  • 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
  • Plan an event together
  • 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.  Please provide the following information:

Troop Information 

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

Troop Contact Information


Sister Troop Requests
Every effort will be made to honor requests, but please be flexible :)
Troop Level desired for sister troop:

Activities you want to do with a sister troop:

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Pima Neighborhood Summer Day Camp

Pima Neighborhood's annual day camp will be held June 20-24, most likely at Desert Mountain High School.  Troop 2256 is organizing the week but can't do it without a lot of help!

Here's the scoop:
  • Girls in Grades K-5 should mark the dates on their calendar and look for a registration form after the February leader's meeting. Registration will be due in April and there will be a cap of 120 girls.  First come, first-served.
  • Girls in Grades 6-12 should contact us NOW so that you can help planning the camp.  We need 30 older-girl volunteers to run the camp. First-come, first-served.  We will be meeting as a group at least monthly starting in January (most likely on Sundays from 3 to 5).
  • If you are a leader of a troop of Daisies, Brownies, or Juniors, please let us know if you will be available as an adult volunteer.  We can't run the camp without adult volunteers to meet ratio.  There will be a discount for your Girl Scout to attend camp.
Contact our troop at

Olivia (Tinkerbell)
Serena (Firecracker/Genie)
Lacey (Spryte)
Brynne (Ducky)
Rebecca (Flipper)
and their leaders, Diana (Captain Hawkeye), Catherine, and Ariana (Twister)