Monday, September 30, 2019

October Meeting

Our leader's meeting will be at either 10 am or 7 pm on October 14th at the Boys and Girls Club located at 10515 E Lakeview Dr, Scottsdale, AZ 85258.  The evening meeting will be followed by our usual outing to Goldies, starting at about 8:15 pm. 

All volunteers are welcome and we ask that at least one leader from each troop attend. This is the single, best way you can enrich your troop's experience in Girl Scouts and make your job as a volunteer easier.

AGENDA


NEW BUSINESS

Introductions Compliments
Neighborhood Tshirts
Cookie Training 
Fall Product Update/Questions (Louise) 
Songfest (Terri)
Vista Del Camino (Susan)

Enrichment

OLD BUSINESS

Registration

Service Team Positions Open

2019-2020 NEIGHBORHOOD PLANNING
Potential Events
OdySea
Butterfly Wonderland (Troop 2153)
Father/Daughter Dance
Leader's Gala (if a troop wants to be responsible for this, we can make that work!)
Badge Workshops
Medieval Times
Great Wolf Lodge

OCTOBER
October 18-20, Encampment at Willow Springs (2010)
October 27, Community Service Day 
(2010)

NOVEMBER
November 2, Juliette Low Birthday Party (4402/Maria)
Vista del Camino (1265/Holly/Susan V.)
November 22, Songfest (83/Terri)
November 23Outdoor Skills Day (2010/2256/4727)

DECEMBER
December 7, Caroling
December 10, Leader's Holiday Party
December 15, 2 pm, Fountain Hills Theater, Mom-and-Me Holiday Party and Theater Event: Elves and the Shoemaker (2010/2256) 72 tickets sold
Gift Wrapping?

JANUARY
January 10, Cookie Rally (2010/2256/4727)

FEBRUARY
February 23, 1:30 to 4:30, Thinking Day (2256/4727)
February 29-March 1, Camp B.A.S.I.C. at Usury Park (2010)

MARCH
Cupcake Wars, Juniors-Ambassadors (Troop 83)
March 28, Powderpuff Derby 

APRIL
April 17-19Spring Encampment at Camp Maripai (2010)
April 25, Annual Meeting
April 26, Mother's Day Tea, (2469/Ashlye)

MAY
May 6, Older Girl Recognitions and Celebration (2256/4727)

JUNE
June 22-26, Day Camp: Time Traveler

Adult Volunteer Holiday Party

Please join me to celebrate the holiday season! On Tuesday, December 10, 2019 at 6:30 pm. I will be hosting a GS Leaders Holiday Celebration at my home. Please sign up below to bring something.
Also, there will be a white elephant gift exchange so be clever! Please wrap the white elephant gift and limit it to $10.
Sign up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0B4EAFAF2EA20-gsleaders

Sunday, September 22, 2019

Songfest


Troop #83 will be hosting a campfire sing along

When: Friday Nov 22, from 6-8pm
Where: Terri Strelish's home (address when you register)
Cost: $2 per girl, includes patch, s'mores

Optional: we are requesting donations for an animal shelter- tough dog toys, cat toys, copy paper, poop bags, powder free gloves, dog treats
troops are encouraged to prepare a song or a skit to share. (new this year- online sign up in advance)

Registration: Please RSVP your troop #, number of girls, grade level, name of adult/adults who will be supervising your troop to Terri (check neighborhood roster for email address). Make payment to Pima neighborhood via a check or Venmo.

Thursday, September 19, 2019

How to Complete a Journey




This is the Pima-approved route to journey completion.

As always, you can modify or alter the steps, but I have found following this route is a good way to really earn the journey in a way that the girls can dig in but also enjoy themselves.


Journey Steps:

Step 1: Watch a movie that relates to the topic.

Step 2: Complete 1 related badge:

Step 3: Complete any requirements in the Journey book:

Step 4: Complete a related service project:

Step 5: Take a related field trip: 

Step 6: Complete a Take Action Project:

Other related Activities:




Monday, September 9, 2019

September Leader's Meeting

Our leader's meeting will be at either 10 am or 7 pm on September 9th at the Boys and Girls Club located at 10515 E Lakeview Dr, Scottsdale, AZ 85258.  The evening meeting will be followed by our usual outing to Goldies, starting at about 8:15 pm. 

All volunteers are welcome and we ask that at least one leader from each troop attend. This is the single, best way you can enrich your troop's experience in Girl Scouts and make your job as a volunteer easier.

AGENDA


NEW BUSINESS

Introductions
Compliments
ELF (Diana/Riley)
Fall Product (Louise)
Encampment: TCC (Lee)
Outdoor Skills Day (Lee)
Community Service Day (Lee)
Field Trips and Other Resources (Diana)
          Add to this list or let me know what to delete.
Destinations
United Getaways

OLD BUSINESS

These are items from August's agenda.  We will address any questions on these topics.

Registration
    Monitoring the Volunteer Toolkit for registration and background checks

Pima Outstanding Seniors Recognition (Older Girl Celebration)

First Aid/CPR (Susan V) 

Money Matters
  • Delinquent Finance Reports (Kelle/Lesley)
  • New Credit Card Service/Cancel PayAnywhere and replace with FirstData
  • Use can use Venmo to accept payments (from parents or for cookies)
Service Team Positions
  • Older Girl Representative
  • Sonoran Sky Organizer
  • Pinnacle Peak Organizer
  • Recognitions/Leader's Gala Planning
  • Brownie Level Mentor

2019-2020 NEIGHBORHOOD PLANNING

Potential Events
OdySea
Butterfly Wonderland (Troop 2153)
Father/Daughter Dance
Leader's Gala
Badge Workshops
Medieval Times
Great Wolf Lodge

SEPTEMBER
September 14, 6:15 to 8:15, Back-to-School Ice Skating (2256/4727)
September 29, 2 pm , Frozen Jr at Fountain Hills Theater ($11 pp) (SOLD OUT)

OCTOBER

October 18-20, Encampment at Willow Springs (2010)
October 27, Community Service Day 
(2010)

NOVEMBER
November 2, Juliette Low Birthday Party (4402/Maria)
Vista del Camino (1265/Holly/Susan V.)
November 22, Songfest (83/Terri)
November 23, Outdoor Skills Day (2010/2256/4727)

DECEMBER
December 7, Caroling
December 15, 2 pm, Fountain Hills Theater, Mom-and-Me Holiday Party and Theater Event: Elves and the Shoemaker (2010/2256) 
Gift Wrapping?

JANUARY
January 10, Cookie Rally (2010/2256/4727)

FEBRUARY
February 23, 1:30 to 4:30, Thinking Day (2256/4727)
February 29-March 1, Camp B.A.S.I.C. at Usury Park (2010)

MARCH
Cupcake Wars, Juniors-Ambassadors (Troop 83)
March 28, Powderpuff Derby 

APRIL
April 17-19, Spring Encampment at Camp Maripai (2010)
April 25, Annual Meeting
April 26, Mother's Day Tea, (2469/Ashlye)

MAY
May 6, Older Girl Recognitions and Celebration (2256/4727)

JUNE
Day Camp: Time Traveler

Spring Encampment

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Spring Encampment
April 17-19, 2020 at Camp Maripai

For 3rd grade and up.  Join us at our beautiful camp near Prescott for a fun-filled weekend with horseback riding, archery (4th and up), and camping in the pines.  

For more information and to register:  https://tinyurl.com/PimaCampSpring2020

Pima Outdoor Skills Day

Pima Outdoor Skills Day

-->for 4th-5th grades
-->for more information and to register:  https://tinyurl.com/PimaSkillsDay2019

At Scottsdale Ranch Park, Ramada #10 (west-most ramada)
HONE YOUR OUTDOOR SKILLS and learn some new ones!  Fire Safety, Tents, Outdoor Cooking, First Aid, Knife Safety, Knots, Leave No Trace, and more!  (Lunch will be provided)

Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors are invited to help.  Sign up here:  https://tinyurl.com/CampBASICVolunteers2020

Camp BASIC 2020

Camp B.A.S.I.C.
Brownie-Aged Skills and Interest Camping
February 29-March 1, 2020  at Usury Mountain Park, north of Mesa.
Camp BASIC is a beginning camping experience designed for Brownie troops and any first-time campers, grades 2-5. Troops learn how to camp and have fun! Learning includes: Fire Safety, Tents, Outdoor Cooking, SWAPS, Knife Safety, Knots, Leave No Trace, Songs, First Aid, and more!

For more information and to register: https://tinyurl.com/CampBASIC2020


Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors are invited to help.  

Friday, September 6, 2019

ELF: Experienced Leader Friend

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 Riley 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? (not all of them! your choice)

  • 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.