Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Cupboard Guidelines

Some Rules...

  • You may not pick up your initial order at a cupboard. If you did not place a pre-order, you must go to the council warehouse to do that.
  • You must pick up by the case only.
  • You may NOT return cookies to the cupboard nut you may trade in any of the $5 varieties and you may exchange damaged boxes and cases.
  • Toffee-tastics and Smores may not be traded in for other flavors.
  • Please place your cupboard order in eBudde before you go to the cupboard.  Please do not place orders more than 48 hours in advance.
  • You must have your eBudde password when you go to the cookie cupboard. You cannot pick up cookies without it.
  • Cupboards *may* limit the number of cases per troop.

Cookie Booths


  • Enter all your self-scheduled booths into eBudde for approval.
  • Cancel any booths that you will not use.  If you can't make a booth offer it to a fellow Pima troop onf Facebook or send a note to Pima Neighborhood before cancelling so we can keep the booth in our neighborhood. 
  • Bring your own equipment and supplies (a SMALL table, tape, carts, signs, etc).
  • Talk to parents and girls about expectations and behavior.
  • Wear Girl Scout identification. You will do better at a booth if your girls wear matching/troop tshirts with vests/sashes.  The more professional you look, the better you will do.
  • Have girl health forms with you, as well as a MS-27 emergency card for reference.
  • Take written proof of booth scheduling from eBudde with you.
  • Take a signed agreement to AJs or Basha's to give to the manager. 
  • Arrive five minutes before your booth start and leave promptly when your time is over.
  • 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.
  • Be polite to customers, store employees, fellow Girl Scouts, and adult volunteers at all times but particularly if you encounter a confrontational situation.
  • Keep less than $100 in your cash box.
  • Leave the booth space cleaner than you found it. Take all your trash with you, especially your empty cases.


  • Do not contact Basha's, Food City, AJ's, Walmart, Sam's Club, Albertson's, Safeway, Fry's, Target, or ASU.  Booths for these places are only scheduled by council and are available via Ebudde.
  • Don't booth at locations that are not girl appropriate such as marijuana dispensaries or bars.
  • Do not fill store garbage cans with empty boxes.  Take them with you.
  • Do not sit on or use store merchandise (for example, do not sit on patio furniture that is for sale).
  • Do not use store property (for example, do not use store carts and do not sit on store furniture that is intended for their customers' use).
  • 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 block the door.
  • 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 6, 2017

November Agenda


Enrichment: National Convention Recap (short version: it was AMAZING!)

Leader Informaton
MSE Report -- Susan Rees
Recaps: Encampment, Birthday party, Songfest

Angel Tree — Diana 
Vista del Camino -- Susan V
Super Troop Tshirt -- deadline is 11/7

Caroling -- Maddie
Older Girl Safety Talk -- Diana
Father/Daughter Dance? Other Events?

Product Sales
Fall Product Sale -- Louise
Cookie Sign Up and Training -- Teresa
---Advice for training?


November 6: Leader's social at Goldies, 8:15 pm

Caroling --  December 10 -- Maddie 
Cookie Rally -- January 12 -- Marilyn/Maria
**Sleeping Beauty, Fountain Hills Theater -- February 18/February 24 (SOLD OUT!) -- Diana, 2256 
Thinking Day -- February 25 -- Diana, 2256
Encampment -- March 2-4 -- Lee, 2010
Leader's Gala -- April 7 -- Michelle, Diana, and Pat
Camp B.A.S.I.C. -- April 14-15 -- Lee, 2010
Neighborhood Cruise to Alaska -- June 3-10 -- Teresa
Day Camp: Myths and Legends -- June -- Troop 2256

Sunday, November 5, 2017


Come carol with us at Belmont Village December 10th at 2:00-3:00. RSVP to by November 28th to get your song sheet and patch order. RSVP with the number of girls and a troop number. It is $2 a girl to participate. There will be a hot chocolate party at the end. Troops of all ages are welcome!

Saturday, November 4, 2017


E.L.F stands for Experienced Leader Friend.

We have, at a minimum, 25 new leaders in our neighborhood this year.  For those of who are experienced, think back a bit and you will probably remember a leader who lent you a helping hand, listened, gave advice, and became a friend.  We would like to help all the new and experienced make new friends!

Please let me know if you can serve as an Elf to a new leader.  

Things New Leaders may Need Help with....

  • Badges and Journeys
  • Field Trips
  • Investiture
  • Bridging
  • Spring Registration
  • Cookie Booths
  • Neighborhood Communications 
  • School networks
  • Fall product
  • Training requirements
  • Girl Scout traditions
  • Much, much more!!

What do we want you to do?

  • Call 
  • Text 
  • Email
  • Have coffee
  • Attend leader meetings with your new friend 
  • Make sure they attend the leader gala with you
  • Share your wisdom
  • Introduce them to other leaders

Nothing too difficult in other words.  You do not have to do a front splits, as pictured above! Let me know if you can lend a helping hand.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Fall Product

The Fall Product Sale is coming soon!  Troops wishing to participate in the Fall Product program need a Fall Product Manager to sign the following form:

Go to the bottom of the page.  This is an on-line form and will only take 30 seconds to complete. 

After signing the form, a receipt will be emailed to you and that form can be forwarded to Louise Turner at  Packets for your troop can then be picked up at any time. When you forward your email, please let me know HOW MANY GIRLS are in your troop so I can have your packet ready.

I will have packets ready to pick up at Ice Skating and the next Leader's meeting on 9/11. At the Leader's meeting, I will also product samples and can pass around the incentives.

Important Dates

October 7: Sale begins 
October 25: Presale ends, orders due to troop product manager
November 4-5: Product delivered to Louise and ready for pick up
December 3: Sale ends
December 10: Deadline to submit a "Parent Outstanding Balance Form."
December 11: All money for Fall Product must be deposited into troop account
December 14: Council withdraws funds to pay for product from troop account



Unify Website Log In

Fall Product Reorders through 12/3

Metro Phoenix Reorders:  Troops can pick up reorders at the Council Warehouse.  Council will assign the product to the troop, the troop assigns it to the girl in UNIFY.

Council Warehouse Cupboard  Location

Council Warehouse Cupboard Hours
Nov. 6-Dec.2
9:00 am-6:00 pm
Closing Early!  Nov. 22:  9-3:30
Closed Nov. 23Nov. 24Nov. 25

Saturday Hours:
Nov. 11:  9-1
Nov. 18 9-1
Dec. 2: 9-1

Closed Nov. 23