Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Pima Outstanding Senior Service Award

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 grant  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 9th.

Award recipients are expected to attend the neighborhood bridging and awards celebration to receive their award.  That event will be held on May 6th at 6:30 pm.

The link to apply is here:

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Frozen Jr at Fountain Hills Theater

Frozen JR. is based on the 2018 Broadway musical, and brings Elsa, Anna, and the magical land of Arendelle to life, onstage. A story of true love and acceptance between sisters, Frozen JR. expands upon the emotional relationship and journey between Princesses Anna and Elsa. When faced with danger, the two discover their hidden potential and the powerful bond of sisterhood. With a cast of beloved characters and loaded with magic, adventure, and plenty of humor, Frozen JR. is sure to thaw even the coldest heart!

Pima is heading to the theater on September 29th for a 2 pm showing of Frozen Jr 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.

Seating is limited to 90. SOLD OUT.

Troops should RSVP to and make checks out to Pima Neighborhood. 

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Leader's Meeting Dates 2019-2020

Please mark the following dates on your calendar now for our leader meetings next year.  ANY adult volunteer is welcome to attend these meetings. Please make an effort to send one adult volunteer to each meeting, and alert your cookie managers about the November 4th training dates.

Meetings will once again be held at the Boys and Girls Club at 10 am and 7 pm. The evening meeting will be followed by a social hour, starting at 8:15 pm, generally at Goldies.

The Boys and Girls club is located at 10515 E. Lakeview Drive, Scottsdale AZ 85258. 

August 12
September 9
October 14
November 4 **COOKIE TRAINING** (cookie training will be held 10-11:30 and 6:30 to 8 pm)
December 2
January 13
February 3
March 2
April 6 **LEADER'S GALA** (location: TBA)
May 4

Back-to-School Ice Skating

Come one, come all to cool off at the annual back-to-school ice skating event. This is a great event to invite potential new Girl Scouts to attend! 

When: September 14th
Arrival Time: 5:45
Skate Time: 6:15 to 8:15
Where: Ice Den,  9375 E. Bell Road
Cost: $6 (includes skate rental)

  • Each troop should have at least one adult in attendance (adults generally sit in the lobby and socialize).  Collectively we will then have enough leaders to meet ratio guidelines.
  • Payment is made at the window at the Ice Den. Lines can be long so come early.
  • Siblings may attend as well, since this is a public skate but parents are responsible for their supervision.
  • If you have a Girl Scout t-shirt, wear it to the skating rink!
  • Please drop a note to with a guess on attendance and also let me know if you are interested in me ordering participation patches.  Cost will be $1.  

Patches will be available at the Ice Den.  If you are not doing troop orders for patches, please convey to your parents that they have to find Diana in order to order and pay for and get a patch!

Limited change is generally available, so it's easier if everyone brings exact change (or a check made out to Pima Neighborhood) for patches.

Second Annual Ice Cream Social

Please join Pima Neighborhood Girl Scouts for the second annual (Italian) ice cream social at Piccolo's.  Enjoy a discount of $1 per cup and learn about opportunities in Girl Scouts.

Italian Ice prices start at $2 for two scoops for this event and gelato starts at $3 for two scoops. View the full menu here.

When: August 17, 11-2

WherePiccolo Family Italian Ice
10135 E Vía Linda C112, Scottsdale, AZ 85258

Proudly hosted by Girl Scout Troops 2256 & 4727

Please also enjoy 20% of your entire purchase through the month of September with a coupon attached to the event flyer (ask your troop leader for a copy).

Participation patches available at the event. $1 per patch. Please bring exact change.

Spring Renewal Incentives

Get exciting perks from GSACPC when you renew memberships online May 1 - June 30.  
Spring Renewal Patch Design Contest
This year’s patch design contest will complete our Spring Renewal Circle. The contest is open to all girls who will register for the 2019-20 membership year through Early Bird Registration. The winner will also receive a $25 gift card to the Girl Scout Shop. Download the flier!

Spring Renewal
available May 1 – June 30 (5 girls and 2 adults to qualify)
Renew troop memberships May 1-30 and earn the first pick of Council grocery partners’* high-impact booths for the 2020 cookie program.
Renew May 1 - June 30 to receive a Spring Renewal patch, and the option to purchase an exclusive Spring Renewal t-shirt at $6.50 each.

Service Unit Incentive
Service Units that renew 60% of current membership or higher will receive 50% off of their 2020 encampment fees. Percentage off is limited to building reservations only and does not apply to activities or catering charges.

Monday, May 6, 2019

Share the Adventure

The council has a patch program for girls who step up to help with recruitment efforts.  The patch has rockers to be earned.  For Pima troops, this is an easy process because of how we recruit.

Te review their guidelines, click here.

To earn all the main patch, do two of the following:

1. Attend one of our Pima recruitment activities (pool party, ice skating, ice cream social, or bowling).

2. Post a photo of any Girl Scout activity on social media, tagging it with @GSACPC. Notify Susan Rees when you share a media story and also email

3. Create a marketing material for any school recruitment event (posterboard, video, or other display). (Please coordinate your efforts with the school organizer at your school of choice.)

4. Set up an information table at any of Pima's recruitment activities to answer girl and parent questions. (Please let Diana know if you want to do this at an event.)

5. Create your own recruitment event or marketing idea.  Ideas should make Girl Scouts visible in the community and/or encourage girls to join Girl Scouts.

Additional Rockers are available.

HOLIDAY ROCKER: Host or assist at a Girl Scout Holiday event, such as Juliette Low Birthday Party, Thinking Day, Girl Scout Week, or Leader Appreciation Day (Ninja Night).

EXTRAVAGANZA ROCKER: Plan a service area recruitment event. (Already being planned: Ice Skating (2256), Pool Party (83), Cosmic Bowling (1612), Ice Cream Social (need a troop to host!), Juliette Low Birthday (4402).

Girls can also assist back-to-school nights at their school to complete this requirement.

EXPERIENCE ROCKER: Invite a non- Girl Scout to a Girl Scout meeting or event to check it out.

PRIDE ROCKER: Attend a public event in Girl Scout uniform (Flag ceremony, award ceremony, parade, etc.)

Get your patches by filling in the application form here: adventure