Friday, October 13, 2017

Songfest 2018

Troop 83 is hosting a singalong and s'mores campfire on Friday, November 3rd from 6:30 to 8:30.    

Each troop should come prepared with a song or skit to share. Cost is $3 per girl to cover the cost of the s'mores and a patch. The event is limited to 60 girls, so register now. 

Please see your email for Terri's email and address.

Email your RSVP to Terri and include the number of girls and your troop #.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Travel Pearls from the National Convention

Travel is an important part of the Girl Scout Experience. GSACPC is working get the word out on travel opportunities available to girls. As a part of that push, I collected a lot of information from various companies at the GSUSA National Convention.

Girl Scout Trips



Girl Scout Destinations are the ultimate adventure for individual girls ages 11 and older! With different trips every year, there’s something amazing for everyone. Pack your bags full of life-changing experiences and make friends from all over the country as you travel with Girl Scouts from different states.

World Centers

World Centers offer Girl Scouts and Girl Guides a comfortable and safe place for short stays or long-term accommodations, seminars, training sessions, and international events. Members and their families are encouraged to visit the centers, meet girls from other countries, and build lasting friendships.

Domestic Travel

Passport to Chicago 

Ashley M. Christensen 
Senior Manager of ArtsCultural Awareness and Travel Programs Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana 312-912-6322

Space Camp

One Tranquility Base Huntsville, AL 35805
(256) 837-3400 

Explore the U.S. Space & Rocket Center, featuring special activities and group pricing for scouts!
Girl Scout Engineering Day: Saturday, April 14, 2018 ($20)
Girl Scout Destinations Week: June 17-22, 2018 ($875)
Weeklong, overnight summer programs
Scouts can earn merit badges as part of our weeklong, overnight summer programs. The U.S. Space & Rocket Center 12-acre campground offers outdoor camping amenities to groups wanting to enjoy nature together for an evening

National Park Service Girl Scout Ranger

Girl Scout Ranger Program (ages 5-18) Whether you are a Daisy, Brownie, Junior, Cadette, Senior, or Ambassador, the National Park Service has some fun activities for you. Become a Girl Scout Ranger and earn a patch! If you have earned your Gold Award, we want to congratulate you with a certificate. Check out what the Girl Scouts Journey program is all about!

Boundary Waters

Up for a challenge this summer? Then take off on a multi-day canoeing adventure through one of the most pristine wilderness areas in the country. Your adventure begins with learning to paddle, portage, and sleep in a backcountry tent. You will then test these skills with a three-, five-, seven- or 10-day canoe trip in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. Experience the great outdoors on water and reach your potential in ways you never thought you could on this high adventure experience.

Northern Lakes Canoe Base

Ann McNally

Director and Guide

Juliette Gordon Low National Trail

The Juliette Gordon Low National Trail is the first trail honoring the founder of Girls Scouts. 

The trail encourages girl scouts of all ages to embrace the outdoors, spreads knowledge about the importance of the outdoors and the importance of sustaining it, and teaches people about Girl Scouts and their founder Juliette Gordon Low.


Visit the birthplace, go on a ghost tour, travel on the historic trolley, and visit the wildlife center.


Join Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia for their Second Annual Girl Scout QuestFest on July 12-15, 2018. Drawing Girl Scouts from across the world, Girl Scouts and their families will participate in a massive “Quest” through Savannah’s Historic District to find items, do good deeds and tackle silly situations. Our rousing weekend of fun and friends will also include a Girl Scout Expo, camping at Girl Scout Camp Low, an unforgettable Bridging ceremony over the Talmadge, a blowout Celebration Concert and more! Between all of our events, the SWAPS, the swag and our beautiful city’s history, you’ll leave Savannah exhausted in the very best way.


Telfair Museums welcomes Girl Scout troops to embark on a journey of art and exploration while participating in badge earning activities! In this program, Girl Scouts achieve steps toward their Art Badge while also learning about an incredible woman, Mary Telfair, and her lasting legacy that made art accessible to the public.

Girl Scout Adventure Program $11

Mindy Shepherd
Tourism and Sales Manager
PO Box 10081
Savannah, GA 31412

Savannah Lodging

Katie Keener
Sales Manager
201 E Bay Street
Savannah, GA 31401

International Travel

EF Tours for Girl Scouts

Theme Parks

Cedar Fair Youth Programs

California's Great America Girl Scout Day: May 19, 2018
Carowinds (North Carolina) Girl Scout Day: October 2018
King's Dominion (Virginia) Girl Scout Bridging: June 9, 2018
Valleyfair (Minnesota) Girl Scout Day: June 2, 2018
Worlds of Fun (Missouri) Girl Scout Day: May 5, 2018
Michigan's Adventure Girl Scout Day: early June 2018

Scout Day: June 13, 2018
Save over $30 per person:
User name: GIRLSCOUT
Password: cookies
Group Sales: 800-448-2428, option 1

Kings Island 

Scout Day: June 18, 2018
Save over $30 per person:
Password: COOKIE
Group Sales: 513-754-5700

Disney Youth in Education Series

There are over 20 workshops to choose from at either Walt Disney World or Disneyland for groups of 10 or more.

Knott's Berry Farm

Scout Patch Program
Information is not available on the web, but programs include Transportation of the Past (grades 1-5), Geologist (grades 1-5), Early California (grades 1-5), Westward Movement (grades 1-5), and Early American Heritage (grades 3 and up). Cost is about $45-$7 per person and include park admission.  The programs are designed to meet activity badge requirements and girls can purchase an activity patch for $3.

Joel Barragan
Manager, Youth Sales

Universal Studios Orlando

Programs align with the Girl Scout Journeys and include the following:
  • Business Learning Series (Amaze, Girltopia, Your Voice, Your World)
  • Storytelling: It Starts with a Hero (Media)
  • Your Classroom in Motion: A Steam App Series (STEM Journeys)
  • Tours and Talks

Group Sales and Youth Programs
1000 Universal Studios Plaza
Orlando, FL 32819

Michelle Mugnaini
Sales Manager

Amber Pandohie
Sales Manager

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

World Thinking Day: 2018

Thinking Day 2018

WHAT: Each year on February 22, World Thinking Day, girls honor their sister Girl Guides and Girl Scouts by taking time to give thanks for their international friendships and remember that Girl Scouts of the USA is part of a global community—one of nearly 150 countries that are members of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS). 

WHEN & WHERE: February 25th, 1:30-4:30 pm
Horizon Park Community Center
15444 N. 100th St, Scottsdale, AZ 85260

COST: $5 per girl and includes a patch and passport.  No charge for leaders. Troops will be issued a refund of up to $4 per girl after the event for those who attend. Last day to register is February 5, 2018.

ATTENDANCE LIMITATIONS: the space will only accommodate 150 participants.  Please bring only enough adults to meet ratio guidelines. Tagalongs cannot be accommodated at this event. As always, for the safety of the girls, no unregistered adults should attend this or any other Girl Scout event.

Slots will be filled and countries assigned on a first-come, first-paid basis and then registration will be closed.  Please submit your check made out to Pima Neighborhood with the registration form below.

DIRECTIONS: Each troop needs to pick a country and prepare (and decorate) a booth that includes information, a food, a craft, a SWAP, and a physical activity (game or song, generally) related to their country.  Girls will be issued passports to travel from booth to booth, so a stamp or sticker is needed to have to mark those passports.  Your country choice will be confirmed as soon as you turn in your registration form.


Set up: 1:30 to 2:00
Rotations: 2:00 to 4:00
Clean up: 4 to 430

The following countries have been claimed so far: Germany, Iceland, Italy, Philippines, China, France, South Africa, Switzerland, Brazil, England, Hungary, Australia, Ireland, Canada, Mexico

Attendance count: 150
2010 - 5
1578 - 14
2256 - 10
1710 - 2
4995 - 14
882 - 5
7076 - 7
4307 - 10 
1612 - 10
4401- 9
2649 - 12
1627 - 10
7122 - 7
3356 - 9
3542 - 12
7222 - 8

(Mail to Diana: see neighborhood roster for address)

Troop #____________________ Level__________________________________

Leader Name______________________ Phone Number____________________ 

Leader Email_______________________________________________________ 

Number of Girls______________ X $5 = ________________________________ 
(Make checks payable to Pima Neighborhood) 

1st Country Choice________________2nd Country Choice__________________ 

Monday, October 2, 2017

Cookie Rally 2018

Friday January 12, 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 and 877 and Pima Cadette, Senior, and Ambassador Girl Scouts 

COST: $3/GIRL (includes patch!) 

Please make checks to Pima Neighborhood. Register by 12/18/2017 or turn in at the neighborhood meeting on December 4th. 

Send to: Marilyn Kashouh
(See emailed flyer for contact information)

Vista del Camino Adopt a Family

Holiday Adopt-a-Family Program
Vista del Camino

Vista del Camino (part of City of Scottsdale 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.

Holiday Adopt-a-Family
Vista partners with Scottsdale Community Partners, a non-profit organization supporting Scottsdale residents in crisis, to host this 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 gifts chosen from the ‘wish list’ provided by each child (total spend is ~$100/child).  Please also donate a $25 grocery gift card for the holiday 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 Holiday Adopt-a-Family Program is through Monday, November 13.  I will email sponsored child information as soon as I receive our assignments.  Gifts are due by Monday, December 11.

Thank you on behalf of 100’s of families in need in Scottsdale!
We’re making the world a better place.
Holly Snopko, Troop 1265

Troop Resources 101


Service Ideas

Ongoing Donations to Hacienda Heathcare's Prom
Tranquility Trails--Pet Festival 
ASU megadatabase
Sojourner Center
Scottsdale-Shea Children's Wing
Via Linda Senior Center
Pueblo del Norte
Westminster Village
St Mary's Food Bank
Crisis Nursery
Heal House
Feed My Starving Children
Miracle League

Field Trip Factory
ASU Earth And Space Exploration Day (November)
Ivivva at Scottsdale Fashion Square (free yoga class)
Camp Surf
 Liberty Wildlife
Southwest Wildlife
Peter Piper Pizza
Scottsdale Fashion Week
Dunkin Donuts
Phoenix Herpetological Society
Pediatric Dentist 
Opus Orthodontics
English Rose Tea Room Etiquette Classes
Girly Girlz
Beauty Schools
Desert Stages
Kids' Art Days at the Phoenix Art Museum
Chandler Center for the Arts
Butterfly Wonderland
AZ on the Rocks
Pueblo Grand Museum
I.D.E.A Museum
Heard Museum
Arizona Museum of Natural History
City of Scottsdale Waste Transfer Station
Federal Reserve Bank
California Pizza Kitchen
Shamrock Farms
BMO or Wells Fargo Bank Tour
Wells Fargo Bank
Vincent E. Jackson II, Business Advocate

Foothills Animal Rescue
Fry's at Tatum and Shea Cooking Classes
Ear, Nose and Throat Doctor
Dance Motion
Pampered Chef
Microsoft or Apple Store
Home Depot
AZ Dance Artistry
Desert Botanical Garden

Council Activities

Zoo (council event in December)
Science Center (many council activities)
Museum of Musical Instruments (council activity available)

TCC Training at Encampment

Registration for the Troop Camp Certification Level 2 (TCC2) that will be held at Willow Springs on October 21st, in conjunction with Encampment, is now open!

Because this is a Council training, you must register for it online through the Volunteer Academy:

Select Outdoor Training and then navigate to TCC 2 and the correct date and time.
This training is open to Girl Scouts Council-wide so it will fill up FAST.  Please don't delay in signing up!

If you have any trouble signing up, please contact the registration help desk (reghelp) at 602-253-6359 or Robin Haney at .

This is open to girls 14 and up as well as troop adults.

TCC1 must be completed before attending TCC2 (also online through the Volunteer Academy).