Sunday, November 22, 2015

Cookie Booth Do's and Don'ts


Cancel any booths that you will not use.  If you can't make a booth offer it to a fellow Pima troop (i.e. sister troop) or send a note to Pima Neighborhood before cancelling so we can keep the booth in our neighborhood.

Take written proof of booth scheduling from Ebudde with you.

Do arrive five minutes before your booth start and leave promptly when your time is over.

Leave the booth space cleaner than you found it. Take all your trash with you.  

Bring your own equipment and supplies (tables, chairs, tape, signs, etc).

Enter all your self-scheduled booths into Ebudde for approval.

Check in and out with the store manager and give him/her a thank you note.

Follow store set-up rules.

Follow any directions given to you by the store managers and employees.

Wear Girl Scout identification.

Keep less than $100 in your cash box.

Have girl health forms with you, as well as a MS-27 emergency card for reference.


Do not contact Basha's, Food City, AJ's, Walmart, Sam's Club, Albertson's, Safeway, Fry's, or ASU.  Booths for these places are only scheduled by council and are available via Ebudde.

Do not fill store garbage cans with empty boxes.  Take them with you or break down and throw into the store's dumpsters behind the stores.

Do not sit on or use store merchandise (for example, do not sit on patio furniture that is for sale).

Do not eat or allow your girls to eat at a cookie booth.

Do not let girls sing, shout, or chant.

Do not bring bags from other stores to a booth. (No Fry's bags at Walmart, for example).

Do not bring non-Girl Scout friends and/or siblings.

Do not staff your booth with more than four girls at a time.

Do not take bills over $20.

Do not take checks.

Do not ask store managers to mediate any conflict.

Do not argue in front of customers, girls, or store employees.

Monday, November 16, 2015

A Note from your Cookie Cupboard Goddess

Please fill out your cookie cupboard card NOW.  

Take a picture of it with your phone.  This is what you can show as a back up if you forget your card.  (Most people do as some point in the 8 weeks of cookie sales!)  

When you come and get cookies from the cookie cupboard, bring your card or your phone with a picture of your card and your driver's license.

Please remember that there are limits to how many cases of each flavor you you can pick up each day at the cookie cupboard.  Generally, that means 2 cases each of Trefoils, Savannah Smiles, and Do-si-Dos, and 5 cases each of Thin Mints, Samoas, and Tagalongs.

Cookie Rally!

Friday January 8, 6-7:30pm 
Mountainside Middle School Cafeteria

- Best blinged booth 
- Best blinged wagon 

  • Sample the new cookies!
  • Play Cookie Bingo!
  • Practice your Sales Pitch
  • Learn about the new Digital Cookie 
  • Vote for your favorite Cookie
  • Learn to set your Sales Goal
  • Get Ideas for Gift of Caring, Troop Trips, and Troop Activities
  • Crafts
  • Cookies
  • Fun!


Sponsored by troops 2064, 2010, and Pima Cadette, Senior, and Ambassador Girl Scouts 

COST: $1/GIRL (includes patch!) 

Please make checks to Pima Neighborhood. Register by 12/18/2015 or turn in at the neighborhood meeting. 

Send to: Lee Kline 
(See emailed flyer for contact information)


Songfest for all ages 

Sunday, January 10, 2-4 pm by troops 2010, 83, 1294 & 959 at Ellen's Home: (see email for address).

Cost is $1 includes and patch. 
Make checks to Pima Neighborhood. 
Please register by January 4 to gstrp2010 @ (remove spaces to email) or at the neighborhood meeting.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Cookie Sales Information

Cookie training will be held November 16 at the Boys and Girls Club (our usual meeting location: 10515 E. Lakeview Drive, Scottsdale) at either 10 am or 7 pm.  Training will last an hour and is mandatory for any troops participating in the 2016 cookie sale.  Troop sales items will be available at that meeting.

If you did *not* attend the November leader's meeting, please send Diana an email with your troop # and the number of girls selling ASAP.

Please have your cookie manager and anyone else who wants/needs access to Ebudde sign the Troop Product Manager Agreement located here:

Please remind him/her that our service unit is Pima.

The following troops still need to take this step: 587, 1478, 2052, 3281.

Cookie Contacts

  • General Questions to Lee, Diana, or Michelle
  • Cookie Distribution and Cupboard questions to Catherine
  • Cookie Training questions to Holly

Please refer to the neighborhood roster sheet for phone numbers and emails.

Cookie Sale Dates

  • November 14 Cookie Booth Rounds Begin – troops may earn 2 early bird slots – one for early troop registration (by July 1) – a second for $250 troop sales in the Fall Program.
  • November 21: Cookie Booth Round 1 – starts at 9:00 am – one pick only
  • November 28: Cookie Booth Round 2 – starts at 9:00 am – one pick only
  • December 1: Girls uploaded to Ebudde by Council
  • December 5: Cookie Booth Round 3 – starts at 9:00 am – one pick only
  • December 12: Cookie Booth Open Booth Slots – starts at 9:00am
  • December 15, 2015: Troop Initial Order Due  
  • January 8: Cookie Rally 
  • January 16-17: Delivery  
  • January 18: Cupboards Open
  • February 11: First ACH draw 
  • February 25: Second ACH draw
  • February 29: Cupboards Close
Sale Dates:  January 18 - February 28, 2016
Please remember to stress to all girls/families that they may not sell before January 18 at 9 am.

Monday, November 2, 2015

Camp Basic 2016

Camp B.A.S.I.C. 
Brownie-Aged Skills and Interest Camping
 April 9 - 10, 2016 

WHO: Brownie troops and any first-time campers, grades 2-5. 

WHAT: Learn how to camp and have fun! Fire Safety Tents Outdoor Cooking SWAPS Knife Safety Knots Leave No Trace Songs and more! 

WHERE: McDowell Mountain Park, north of Fountain Hills. 

WHEN: Saturday April 9th and Sunday April 10. Campers will arrive at noon on Saturday and leave at 10am on Sunday. 

COST" $37, which includes all meals, snacks, lodging, training, SWAPS, crafts, and patch. 

Camp B.A.S.I.C. is sponsored by Troop 2010 and is staffed by Cadette, Senior, and Ambassador Girl Scouts. Please contact Troop 2010 if you have any questions.

Registration form is here.

Sunday, November 1, 2015

November Meeting Agenda

Meeting is at 10 am or 7 pm 
at the Boy's and Girl's Club on November 2nd


MSE Report
Sister Troops -- Diana (assigned/patches)
Fall Product -- Diana (email)
Presidential Volunteer Service Awards -- Troop 1870
Gift Wrapping -- Troop 1870
Halloween Candy Donations -- (drop off at Catherine's or Diana's)
Vista del Camino Adopt a Family -- Holly
Cookie Dates -- 11/16 training, 2015 Patches (Susan)
Event Sign Up Reminder -- Michelle
Event Planning Budget -- Pat
Encampment Wrap Up -- Lee
Juliette Low Birthday Party Report -- Diana/Michelle/Julie
Discussion about event RSVPs


Tonight 8 pm, Leader's Social -- Red Robin, 8970 E Shea Blvd, Scottsdale, AZ 85260 

Cookie Rally - January 8 -- Lee
Songfest - January 10 -- Lee
Thinking Day - February 21 -- Diana/Troop 2256
Leader's Gala - April 4 -- Michelle/Julie/Diana
Camp Basic - April 9-10 -- Troop 2010 
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 
*Volunteer slots are filled but you can be put on a waitlist
Mother/Daughter Event - TBA - Kristen (366)

Leader Investiture and Rededication -- Michelle