Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Third Annual Juliette Low Birthday Party


Pima Neighborhood is celebrating Juliette Low's Birthday at Scottsdale Ranch Park, Ramada #8 on October 28 from 2 pm to 4 pm.  Click here for a map of the park.

Cake will be served and Christopher the Magician will perform and then teach the girls simple magic tricks.  Each girl will receive a magician's goodie bag and a fun participation patch!  

Because of this special event with Christopher, we MUST have RSVPs to ensure all girls receive a magician's goodie bag.

Cost is $5 per girl (no charge for leaders). Checks should be made out to Pima Neighborhood. Troops will be issued a refund of up to $4 per girl after the event for those who attend. 

As always, for the safety of the girls, unregistered adults should not attend. In addition, please avoid bringing tagalongs if at all possible. 

Girls need to bring water bottles to this and every event.

All troops are welcome, but activities are geared for Daisies and Brownies.  If you have an older girl troop that would like to help run the game activities, please contact us.

Juliette Low is the founder of Girl Scouts.  She was born on October 31, 1860 in Savannah, Georgia.

Please email pima.neighborhood@gmail.com for further information.


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Theater Event: Sleeping Beauty

Put this event on your troop calendars now!

Tickets remaining 2/18: 0/Sold Out

Tickets remaining 2/24: 87/90 sold

"It’s Princess Aurora’s sixteenth birthday, and three fairies – Flora, Fauna and Merryweather – must use their magic to save her from the spell of the evil sorceress, Maleficent! The fairies ensure that Aurora only falls into a deep sleep that can be ended with a kiss from her betrothed, Prince Phillip. To prevent Phillip from rescuing Aurora, Maleficent kidnaps and imprisons him. The good fairies are the last hope to free Phillip so that he can awaken Aurora."

Pima is heading to the theater on February 18th and February 24th for a 2 pm showing of Sleeping Beauty at the Fountain Hills Theater: 11445 N. Saguaro Blvd. Fountain Hills, AZ 85268.

There will be a talk-back after the show with the actors, director, and stage crew.

Cost is $11 and includes a theater patch for all girls.

Please RSVP to pima.neighborhood@gmail.com and make checks out to Pima Neighborhood. 

This event is open to non-Girl Scouts, including family members and friends who may be interested in joining Girl Scouts.

August Enrichment: World Association Pin

At the August leader's meeting, we discussed the meaning and symbolism behind the World Association pin. All girls and leaders can wear this pin, symbolizing their membership in the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS).  If your girls do not have this pin, Thinking Day is a good time of year to talk about it and hand it out.

Blue and Gold: The blue represents the blue sky and the sun shining down on the all peoples of the world.

The Vein: A compass needle that points the way.

Trefoil: Represents the three parts of the promise that is present in all Girl Scout promises, worldwide.

Two Stars: Representing the promise and the law.

Flame: At the base, the flame represents the eternal love of humanity.

The Gold Circle: Shows that we are an growing movement; it is open at the bottom to symbolize that the circle is always open to new members.

Monday, August 14, 2017

Neighborhood Cruise to Alaska

Summer 2018 travel is planned to Alaska on the cruise ship Amsterdam, leaving and returning to Seattle (JUNE 3-10th).

Here is a pdf with some pricing information.


Troops may travel; pricing for inside cabins will be around $860 per girl with four to a cabin.


Families may take advantage of this reduced-price trip and travel in their own cabins.  

Prices range from $3878 for two ($4278 for four people in that same cabin) and go up or down from that price point, depending on your wishes. Family cabins include adult beverage packages (for two) and one dinner at their specialty restaurants. Verandah room reservations include a $100 pp onboard credit.


There's always a catch, right?  The low prices is contingent on a special being run right now, meaning you need to book now to get these prices.

Contact Teresa tdempseyaz@cox.net to book cabins.  A deposit of $350-$700 per room must be paid now to hold the cabins and lock in the reduced rate. Final payments won't be due until March, after the cookie sale :)


I may or may not have interpreted all of Teresa's pricing, rules etc correctly.  

The important part is that we're going, but we need RSVPs now and deposits very soon to hold the rates.  If we miss the special, the overall cost goes up by $1600 per room ($400 per girl!)

More information will be posted tomorrow (August 15).

Fall Encampment


When:  October 20-22, 2017
What:  Camping and fun in the pines!  
Where:   Willow Springs, outside Prescott
Who:   Camp Overnight:  3rd+ grade
Saturday Day:  1st/2nd grade
Leaders/Daughters can camp  
Cost:  $37 per person (+program fees).
Registration deadline:  Sept 11.   Late Registration until Oct 2:  $47.   Space is limited--first come, first served!

We are having our Fall Neighborhood Encampment at Willow Springs, our Girl Scout camp located near Prescott, about 1.5-2 hours from Scottsdale.  It's a beautiful camp.  You'll love it!  
Program Opportunities:  Our “Ghoul Scout Camp” will based around a halloween theme, and will include a costume contest!  The wide game on Saturday morning will have games and craft related to the theme.  The afternoon is open for your own troop's activities, so you can take a hike, work on a badge, prepare gourmet meals, or even give your girls some down time.  Whatever you wish!   Archery ($6) for girls 4th and up is available and the Challenge Course is available for girls 6th and up (Low Course: $8, High Course (Leap for Life or Zip Line): $14, Low+High: $12-20).  We'll have a campfire Saturday night.  
Meals:   We will serve Saturday Breakfast, Saturday Dinner, and Sunday Breakfast in the lodge.  All troops will cook Friday Dinner and Saturday Lunch and any snacks they want.  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.  Some buildings have beds, some have only mattresses.  Sites will be assigned beforehand.
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.   
Required Training:  All troops must have a troop First Aider with current First aid and CPR cards and a TCC person (Troop Camp Certification Levels 1 and 2).  (Leaders attending with just their daughters are exempt.  If you’re having trouble getting a TCC person, let us know.)  
To Sign Up:  Please fill out the registration form.  
More information:  See the general encampment packet (camp rules, directions, schedule, etc.), and the  Willow Springs map.  Also, don’t forget to send Lee your check and Roster/Car Form and submit your Troop Trip Form to Susan R.  Troop camping assignments will be available a week or two before the encampment.  

Friday, August 11, 2017

Pima Neighborhood Scholarship

Pima Service Scholarship Application

Pima Neighborhood wants to honor service to Pima and encourage girls to continue as Girl Scout volunteers in the future. Pima may award a one-time cash scholarship up to $1,000 and/or a GSUSA Lifetime Membership to graduating Ambassadors who have performed substantial volunteer service for Pima Neighborhood. The number of awards, and the dollar value, may vary each year as determined by Pima’s service team. Applicants may be asked to participate in an interview before final awards are determined. Applications must be completed by 5 pm on September 10th.

The link to apply is here:

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

August Leader's Meeting Agenda


Quick Day Camp Wrap Up
MSE Report -- Susan Rees
Finance Reports -- Pat/Stacey
Recruitment 2017 -- Diana/School Organizers
Event Planning 2017-2018 -- Diana
Super Troop Tshirt -- Diana
Scholarship Deadline -- Diana
Neighborhood Travel -- June 3-10 -- Teresa
Volunteer Recognition -- November 2017


TONIGHT: Leader's social at Goldies, 8:15 pm

**Pool Party -- August 19th -- Terri
**Ice Skating -- August 26th -- Diana, 2256
Community Service Day -- September 30 -- Stacey, 1578
Encampment -- October 20-22 -- Lee, 2010
**Juliette Low Birthday Party -- October 28 -- Diana/Teresa, 2256
Songfest -- November 3 --Terri
Cookie Rally -- January 12 -- Marilyn/Maria
**Sleeping Beauty, Fountain Hills Theater -- February 18 -- Diana, 2256
Thinking Day -- February 25 -- Diana, 2256
Encampment -- March 2-4 -- Lee, 2010
Leader's Gala -- April 7
Neighborhood Cruise to Alaska -- June 3-10 -- Teresa

Summer Splash Event

Neighborhood Recruitment Pool Party!

Bring your friends who may want to join Girl Scouts to this wet and wild, fun event.

Where:     McDowell Mountain Ranch Park and Aquatic Center

15525 N Thompson Peak Pkwy, Scottsdale, AZ 85260

When:       August 19th

Time:        2 to 4 pm

Cost: Scottsdale residents: $4 per child, $6 an adult (non-Scottsdale residents: $6 child, $9 adult). Patches available to order at the event.

Silver Award Project Request

Hannah Dempsey, a Cadette in Troop 2256, is currently working on her Silver Award.

She is creating a supply/arts and crafts closet for a Special Needs Ministry at Mountain View Presbyterian Church. This ministry helps kids with all types of disabilities. 

Here is a list of the needs:

  • Small whiteboards
  • Watercolors/paint
  • Paintbrushes
  • Canvases
  • Playdough
  • Dry erase markers
  • Construction paper
  • Post-It notes
  • Storage boxes or cabinets
  • Felt Squares
  • Sand paper squares
  • Sensory items (small toy-like items to fidget with that help with focus)
  • Recyclable items (paper towel rolls, egg cartons, etc.)
  • Gift cards (to stores to purchase various supply items)
  • Monetary donations (payable to Troop 2256)
    If your troop is not continuing, please consider donating some of your funds to this Silver Award project.