Tuesday, September 25, 2018

October Meeting Agenda


  • Introductions
  • MSE Report -- Susan Rees
Old Business
New Business


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

October 21Community Service Day (Kelly/231)
October 23, First Aid/CPR training (Susan V)
October 26-28Encampment at Willow Springs (Lee/2010)
October 29, Next Leader's Meeting

November 4, 2-4 pm, Juliette Low Birthday Party (Maria/4402)
November 17, Powder Puff Derby
November 17Older Girl Event: Own the Night at ASU East (2256/2010/Council)
November 30Songfest (Terri/83)

December 13, Leader Holiday Party (Teresa/2256)
December XX, Caroling (Dorthea/Kendra)
(​Gift Wrapping)
January 11, Cookie Rally (Marilyn/Maria/ 2064)
January 12-13, Camp B.A.S.I.C.

February 24, Thinking Day (Diana/2256) 
  • Countries taken: Japan, France, Hungary, Turkey, India
​Father/Daughter Hike + Breakfast (Cindy/6275)​
Mother/Daughter Tea (Laura/3722)
March 1-3, Spring Encampment at Shadow Rim (Lee/2010)
Father/Daughter Dance (Holly/1265)
Safety Workshop for Older Girls (Savannah/Diana)
​April 1, Leader's Gala (Michelle/Pat/Diana)​
* April 7Theater: James and the Giant Peach (Kelle/Diana; 2010/2256)​ 
  • 41 Seats Available
Feed My Starving Children (Tracey/4307)
Annual Meeting

May 1Older Girl Celebration/Bridging (Michelle/Diana​​)​

 * Day Camp/PA Training (Diana/Lee)

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Presidential Volunteer Service Award


Presidential recognition sets you apart from your peers. It is a tremendous honor. Even though you may not seek recognition, your example can deliver a powerful message that encourages others to take action.
The President’s Volunteer Service Award recognizes 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 or cumulative hours over the course of a lifetime.


Individuals, families and groups that meet the criteria are eligible for the PVSA.
  • Recipient(s) must be a United States citizen or a lawfully admitted permanent resident of the United States.
  • Awards are issued for service hours served within a 12-month time period or over the course of a lifetime.
  • Awards are issued for volunteer service only; additional levels of participation with the organization (i.e., charitable support) are not a factor considered for the award.
  • Court-ordered community service does not qualify for the award.
  • Awards are issued by approved Certifying Organizations.
  • Service must be with an approved Certifying Organization that is legally established in the United States, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico or one of the U.S. territories.


Hours are measured over a 12-month period and awards are designated based on cumulative hours. The awards are offered in multiple levels and are designed to recognize each milestone of your service achievement. Levels include bronze, silver, gold and the highest honor, the President’s Lifetime Achievement Award for those who contribute more than 4,000 hours of service in their lifetime.

Hours by AwardBronzeSilverGold
Kids (5-10)
26 – 49
50 – 74
75 +
Teens (11–15)
50 – 74
75 – 99
100 +
Young Adults (16-25)
100 – 174
175 – 249
250 +
Adults (26 and older)
100 – 249
250 – 499
Families and Groups*
200 – 499
500 – 999
President’s Lifetime Achievement Award: Individuals who have completed 4,000 or more hours in their lifetime
* Two or more people, with each member contributing at least 25 hours toward the total
Along with the ultimate honor of presidential recognition, recipients will receive a personalized certificate, an official pin, medallion or coin and a congratulatory letter from the president of the United States. 

For more information, please visit www.presidentialserviceawards.gov

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 contact Louise Turner if you have questions. 

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Fall Product Information

The Fall Product Sale is coming soon, beginning on September 28.  This is a great way to earn money for your troop - $1-$2 per product.  If your troop sells $350 during the Fall Product sale, you will earn an early Cookie Booth selection!

If your troop is participating, please have the Fall Product Manager (or troop leader) sign the form at this link.  This is an on-line form and will only take 30 seconds to complete. Be sure to select "Pima" from the drop down menu for your service unit.

After signing the form, a receipt will be emailed to you; please forward to Louise Turner.  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.  If you picked up your packet at the leaders meeting, please also forward me the confirmation so I know you have completed the form.  After this, I will give you access to the online system, Unify, where you will enter your orders.

Important Dates
  • September 28: Sale begins 
  • October 21: Presale ends, orders due to troop product manager
  • November 6-7: Product delivered and ready for pick up
  • November 23: Money due to Troop Leaders
  • November 26: All money for Fall Product must be deposited into troop account
Training and Resources

Unify is the online system for entering your troop's orders by October 21.  Below is the link to login. 
Questions? Please contact Louise Turner. See Neighborhood Roster for contact info. Texts preferred.

Sunday, September 2, 2018

Destinations: Girl Travel for Ages 11 and Up

Did you know there are opportunities for travel in Girl Scouts outside of your troop?  

Girl Scout Destinations are the ultimate adventure for individual girls age 11 and older! With different trips every year, there's something amazing for everyone to experience. Make friends from all over the country as you explore different states with Girl Scouts, see and learn new things, and pack your bags full of inspiring, life-changing experiences and memories.

Visit this page to learn about upcoming travel opportunities


Deadline for applications is in November.

In addition, the council is hosting two events to learn about travel opportunities to Hawaii and to New York. To register for either of these informational sessions, please go here: http://www.girlscoutsaz.org/en/activities/activities-list.html

Hawaii 2019 Information Night
Date: Sun Sep 09, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM MST

Location: Claim Jumper, 3063 W. Agua Fria Fwy, Phoenix, AZ 85027

Join us for another adventure to Hawaii! Oahu and Maui travel information night! We will be traveling to Oahu, HI from 7/8/19—7/15/19. Your trip will include round trip airfare from Phoenix, AZ to Oahu, HI; 7-day stay in a beachfront hotel, some ground transportation, select daily activities, a luau, and a floral lei upon arrival. Activities will include: Visit to Pearl Harbor, The Queen's Palace, a hike to the rain forest, a catamaran sail, visit the Dole Plantation, the Polynesian Cultural Center, and an all island tour, etc. **BONUS** Have you already experienced Oahu? Then let’s spend the week in Maui!! Attend this information meeting for more details!


New York 2019 Information Night
Date: Sun Sep 09, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM MST

Location: Claim Jumper, 3063 W. Agua Fria Fwy, Phoenix, AZ 85027

Join us for an adventure to New York! March 16th, 2019—March 23rd, 2019 for an adventure to one of the best cities of our land! We will explore local museums, concert halls, historic sites & more. Your trip will include roundtrip airfare from Phoenix to NYC; some ground transportation; 7-night stay at a local hotel in Times Square; select daily activities; a Broadway show; subway transportation; and an exclusive patch!