Monday, October 26, 2015

The President’s Volunteer Service Award


The President’s Volunteer Service Award recognizes individuals, families and groups that have achieved a certain standard measured by hours of service over a 12-month period.

Eligibility:  United States citizens and lawfully admitted permanent residents of the United States who have achieved the required number of hours of service over a 12-month time period.  Court ordered community service is not eligible.

Award recipients will receive:
  • The official President’s Volunteer Service Award pin (or medal if you prefer – let me know)
  • A personalized certificate of achievement
  • A congratulatory letter from the president of the United States
Age 5-14
Young Adult
Age 15-25
Age 26+
50-74 hrs
100-174 hrs
100-249 hrs
200-499 hrs
75-99 hrs
175-249 hrs
250-499 hrs
500-999 hrs
100 + hrs
250 + hrs
500+ hrs
1000 + hrs

*Family/Group is 2 or more people. Each person must contribute at least 25 hours and group must collectively meet total hours shown above.

President’s Call to Service Award - All ages. Recognizes 4,000 hours or more of volunteer service over a lifetime. This is an individual award, not a group award.

 To request an award, please complete the following and return it to Jennifer Anderson.

Troop Leader:  ­­­­­­­­­­­­______________________  Phone or Email:  ______________________

Last Name
First Name
Age Level
Hours Served
Award Period
Start/End Dates

Attach your own separate spreadsheet if you need more space.

For more information, please visit

Each award covers one 12 month period – it does NOT have to be a calendar year.

REMEMBER:  If your girls were 14 & under when they did the service work, they have different hours requirements than girls ages 15+

Please email Jennifer Anderson if you have questions. 

Vista del Camino / Concerned Citizens Adopt-a-Family Program

For over ten years, our Pima Neighborhood Girl Scout troops have sponsored children for the Vista del Camino / Concerned Citizens for Community Health Adopt-a-Family program.  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 or more gifts chosen from the ‘wish list’ provided by each child (total child adoption costs $100-$125.)  I will provide directions after you sign up as far as labeling, bagging, etc.  I also ask that you please consider donating a $25 grocery gift card for the Christmas dinner.  In addition to Christmas, Vista will also honor other holiday traditions such as Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, and Ramadan.

In general, Vista del Camino Human Services in partnership with Concerned Citizens for Community Health, a non-profit agency helping families in crisis, provide 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, which equates to over 700 children.  

If you or your troop would like to adopt/sponsor a child or children for this holiday season, please email me how many kid(s) and if you have an age preference.  I will collect information through November 5th, and assignments will be made the following week.  Gifts will be due back at the December leader meeting, or at my house on Friday, December 11th, whichever is easiest for you/your troop.

Thank you!
Holly Snopko
Leader Troops 256 & 1265

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Halloween Candy Collection

Troop 9/Jen Anderson sent me a note that after nine years, she'd like to be done with Halloween candy collection.

Catherine and I thought it would be great to continue the tradition.  Our homes (the Fall Product place and the Cookie Cupboard) will serve as drop off points for any unwanted candy donations. Both Catherine and I will put coolers outside our front doors to keep chocolate intact, starting November 1.  No need to call ahead, just stop and drop.  Please see your email for our addresses.

You may also bring donations to the next leader's meetings (November 2nd).

Donations will be sent to the armed forces.  Last year over 150 lbs were collected!!

Thanks!! Happy Haunting!!

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Fall Product Update

Congratulations to all those troops who participated in Fall Product sales.

Troop 2256 was the top seller with 256 units sold and over $1500 in sales.

Sarah Bell, from 2256, was the neighborhood's top seller!!  Way to hustle Sarah!!

Laguna Troop 1710 was second in overall sales, and 2058 was third.

Together the neighborhood sold over $10,000 in product.  Great job Pima Neighborhood!!!