August 17, 11-2, Ice Cream Social & Recruitment Event, Piccolo's Italian Ice (2256/Diana)
August 31, 6:15 to 8:15, Back-to-School Ice Skating at the Ice Den (2256/Diana)
Pool Party (83/Terri)
SEPTEMBER Bowling (Lucy/1612) OCTOBER October 18-20, Encampment at Willow Springs Juliette Low Birthday Party (4402/Maria) JANUARY January 10, Cookie Rally FEBRUARY February 23, 1:30 to 4:30,Thinking Day (2256/Diana)
It's that time of year when we honor all of our fantastic volunteers and give special recognition to those that have gone over and beyond to give their girls a fantastic experience and to contribute to the neighborhood. We need your help to point out those volunteers that deserve this special recognition.
Neighborhood Awards (due March 25th)
The Volunteer of Excellence Award is given to a volunteer within a service unit who has contributed outstanding service while directly partnering with girls in support of the Girl Scout Mission. To nominate a volunteer, please follow this link. Previous recipients are not eligible. Please feel free to email Diana and ask her if your candidate has already received this award.
There are some new volunteer awards available this year. If you are interested in nominating someone for one of these awards, please email Diana. The Outdoor Pathfinder Award recognizes volunteers who make outdoor experiences in Girl Scouts
possible and provided creative, recreational, and educational outdoor
opportunities for girls. Service can go beyond a troop experience to
make the outdoor experience available to a wide number of girls.
GSACPC will provide this pin at no expense to the Service Team.
The Innovator Award Recognizes a volunteer who brought the Girl Scout program to her/his
service unit in the most creative or innovative way.
The Rising Star Award is for an outstanding NEW troop leader and recognizes a volunteer during
their first three years, for service beyond the expectations for the
position, or recognizes volunteers who have volunteered a minimum of
6 months to maximum of 36 months who have contributed outstanding
service while partnering directly with girls in any pathway.
The Standing Ovation Award recognizes a product program volunteer (Fall or Cookie) who has gone
above and beyond the expected product sales duties and given service
of exceptional benefit which warrants recognition.
The Sustained Service Award recognizes continued outstanding service for 3 years after receiving the
Volunteer of Excellence Award. Contact Diana to find out if your nominee is eligible for this award.
The Go-Get-Her Award recognizes a volunteer who has put significant effort and creativity into
finding and recruiting more girls into Girl Scouts.
Nominations and endorsements need to be completed and turned in by September 1
In a effort to streamline Financial Reports this year, Council is requesting that all Financial Reports be completed online. To do this, you must log onto the Girl Scouts Arizona Cactus-Pines website and go to "My GS." Once logged in, select "Volunteer Toolkit" and then "Finances." The online form will then load to fill in.
The Financial Form (MS-23) can be found in "Forms Library." It is not a mandatory requirementthis year to complete your detailed cash summary or include your bank statement. However, you should know all your income and expenses for this current year; random audits will occur. Please keep copy of your MS-23 and your bank statement.
Troop Finance reporting is a condition of auditing and must occur yearly. Due dates for Troop Finance Reports should be turned in at time of troop renewal. GSACPC is requesting all reports must be submitted to them by September.
I strongly suggest that you complete your MS-23 by end of May. It is the completion of your Girl Scout Year, and your year's accomplishments are fresh in your mind.
Wednesday, May 1, 7-8 pm Location: Laguna Elementary School Cafeteria
Pima is proud to host its fifth girl recognition event. If you have girls who have earned the Bronze, Silver, or Gold Award, have hosted a neighborhood event, or are seniors in high school, please invite them to this event. This is an opportunity for you to present their awards (that you have purchased) or to publicly acknowledge their accomplishments. Pima will provide flowers for high school bridgers, as well as Silver and Gold Award recipients, as well as a reception for girls and their supporting troops and families. Girls who have earned their Gold Award should plan to bring their gold notebook and board to the event.
If you have a girls who are in eighth, tenth, or twelfth grade, they may bridge at this event. All girls will bridge together with girls from other troops in their grade. Please send me a list of names of girls who are bridging. This is a formal, "uniform" event. Please ask your girls to wear white shirts and black bottoms plus a vest or sash. For the program, I need the following:
Correct spelling of all girls' names
A list of awards. We recognize "metal" awards earned in since the beginning of the current Girl Scout year (October 1, 2018). "Metal" awards include Presidential Service Awards, service bars and leadership torches, as well as the Bronze, Silver, and Gold awards. If you wish to recognize other accomplishments, please check with Diana.
A complete record of neighborhood event volunteer service to the neighborhood by each girl
You may also email this information to firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline for submission is April 24 Absolutely NO Exceptions If information is not submitted by April 24, it will not be included in the program