Tuesday, December 29, 2020

January Daisy Book Club


The Daisy Book Club will be meeting Saturday, January 16, 2021 at 1:00PM via Zoom. We will be reading Bear Snores On by Karma Wilson and making a fun sleeping bear craft!

Supplies Needed for the Craft:

  • 1 sheet of construction paper (any color)

  • Craft Print Out (please print prior to meeting)

  • Crayons, washable markers, or colored pencils (anything to color with)

  • A pair of scissors

  • A glue stick

Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Brownie Book Club


The next Brownie Book club book is The Boxcar Children - Special #1 - The Mystery on the Ice!  We will talk about solving mysteries, solve some virtual escape rooms and plan out writing our own virtual escape room!


Our next meeting will be Saturday, January 23 at 2pm!

See you next year!  Have a great holiday

Saturday, December 19, 2020

Junior Book Club

 


Mark your calendars for these dates at 2:30 pm:


January 23, 2021
February 20, 2021
March 20, 2021

The January book is The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett

Monday, December 7, 2020

Navajo Nation Food Drive


Troop 4339 hopes that all Pima troops can help us send much needed supplies to the Navajo Nation. The Navajo Nation has been the hardest hit nation due to COVID-19 and they need our help. They have the highest infection and death rate and have been devastated with this ongoing pandemic. 

 

The following items are the items that have the greatest need: 

·         Non-perishable canned goods and dry food (beans, flour, rice, canned goods, etc.)

·         Water 

·         Paper products

·         Masks, Gloves & Other Personal Protective Equipment

·         Hand Sanitizer

·         Personal hygiene products (soap, feminine products, etc.)

·         Cleaning Supplies (disinfectant sprays and wipes, paper products, trash bags, etc.)

·         Baby Formula & Baby Wipes & Diapers

·         Blankets

 

They will not accept homemade food or used items for health, safety, and cultural reasons. Please respect this request.

 Please drop off all items to my house between January 9-23rd. We would like to drop off all items to the Navajo Nation by January 24th.   Address for drop of in email.


December Service Project: Virtual Hug

Who: All Pima Girl Scouts

What: A holiday video sending a “virtual hug” to family, friends, etc. who we won’t be able to see this holiday season

 

Where: Record a short video (no longer than 15 seconds): “I am looking forward to:__________”  (thinking of something they will do once it is safe in the future – ex. visiting grandparents, celebrating birthdays with friends, camping with Girl Scouts, etc).


AND Take a photo with a picture that you’ve drawn (8X10 or larger). Include a heart on your drawing. Include your name and troop number in the email – no names in video or picture.

 

When: Videos and pictures due by Tuesday, December 15, 2020

(submit follow-up form for patches by December 31st)


Troop 4361 will compile the segments into one longer video and return the finished product to the participants for dissemination.

 

 Submit videos and pictures to Troop4361project@gmail.com

Cadette Book Club


The Cadette 2020-21 book club will be reading Between Shades of Gray for their first book. They will have their first meeting on Saturday, December 19th, at 2pm via Zoom.

Sign up here to join for this meeting and more to come and to get the Zoom link.


Thursday, December 3, 2020

Flat Juliette set to Explore Pima!


The Flat Juliette Program is a pen pal-type activity that promotes international literacy and friendship. It is based on the Flat Stanley/Stacie projects, started by a school teacher. 

Juliette usually travels far and wide but is interested in staying closer to home during the pandemic. She wants to spend time with her friends in Pima and see what they are up to during these trying times.

You can download a packet here. These packets include: 

  • Several choices for making your flat Juliette.
  • A sample journal page that you can send out with your flat Juliette.
  • Information on Juliette Low.
There is a complete pdf journal you can use to send along with Juliette here. Written with new Daisies in mind.

Your girls can send your troop flat Juliette back and forth and can ask other troops if they have Girl Scouts who would like to host her.  Girls then mail back Juliette with pictures and notes about what they did. 

Another option is to have each girl in the troop create her own Flat Juliette.

Flat Juliette would like to attend the following activities:

  • Jingle Bell Hike
  • Great Pima Scavenger Hunt
  • Cookie Rally
  • Cookie Delivery
  • Thinking Day
  • Troop Zoom Meetings

Add to the fun by getting a map to mark the places she’s been in and around Pima.  Your girls might also like to create a scrapbook with the pictures and notes they get back.


Notes for Flat Juliette Activity: 

 1) Cut her out of cardstock or poster board. You can even laminate her to keep her neat and make a stand to help photograph her. Unless you plan on using tape to hold them on, remember to add tabs to her outfits and accessories. 

2) Send a cover letter with her in the mail describing your project. Include a return address label to facilitate her return to your proper address if you are not doing door-to-door delivery. 

3) Keep a notebook/binder of what is returned to you. (journal pages, photos, souvenirs, etc.), along with a map showing where she’s been. 

4) Here are some ideas for outfits and accessories that you could make for Juliette: doctor with scalpel, firefighter with axe, tennis player with racket, artist with paintbrush, cowgirl with lasso, sailor with life preserver, construction worker with hammer, safari outfit with butterfly net, chef with whisk, baseball player with mitt or bat, zookeeper with animal, pirate with sword, karate uniform, Halloween costume, scuba gear, Greek/Roman toga, international outfits, etc.

Monday, November 30, 2020

Thinking Day 2021



Thinking Day 2021

WHAT: Each year on February 22, World Thinking Day, girls honor their sister Girl Guides and Girl Scouts by taking time to give thanks for their international friendships and remember that Girl Scouts of the USA is part of a global community—one of nearly 150 countries that are members of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS). 

WHEN & WHERE: February 21st, 1 to 4 pm via Zoom
Use Leader's Meeting Link

COST: Free, patches provided by the neighborhood

You can sign up through the Great Pima Scavenger Hunt or send Diana an email.

OPTION 1 DIRECTIONS: Each troop needs to pick a country and prepare a five-minute (maximum) Google slide presentation that includes the following information:

1. Basic Info: country's name, official language, currency, flag, and capital etc.
2. A traditional recipe (and photo of what the food looks like)
3. Instructions for a craft or SWAP
4. Information on Girl Scouts/Guides in that country

Troops are encouraged to include lots of photos and short videos in their presentations.  Please have each girl contribute something to the overall presentation.  Older troops should use the shared editing feature in Google slides so that all the girls can assist.

Please work with your girls to teach them how to present their country.  Even Daisies can do this! You can have each girl do a part of this presentation or assign it to a few.

OPTION 2 DIRECTIONS: If you would like to do a craft, a cooking demonstration, a dance, or any other activity related to your country, please let me know what you wish to do and if you need to add to the supply list that I send out to the parents to have ready for the session.  Please be mindful of the time and limit these activities to 5 minutes.  It is probably best if you run these plans by Diana ;)

Use your resources wisely; troops with families from other countries have a great resource available.

Your country choice will be confirmed as soon as you turn in your registration form.  Please share the link to your presentation to Diana no later than February 19th.

TAKEN
Mexico, Australia, France, England, and South Korea

PROPOSED PROGRAM: 
  • Information on Thinking Day and the World Centers 2256/4727
  • Parade of Nations
    • Mexico
    • Australia 
    • France
    • South Korea
    • England
    • Japan

Cookie Rally 2021



January 8, 6 to 7:30pm

Zoom (use the leader's meeting link)


Come to the virtual cookie rally to get ready for cookies 2021 and earn requirements for your cookie pin.

  • Play Cookie Bingo!
  • Practice your Sales Pitch
  • Learn about Digital Cookie 
  • Vote for your favorite Cookie
  • Learn to set your Sales Goal
  • Get Ideas for Gift of Caring, Troop Trips, and Troop Activities
  • Fun!

GET EXCITED ABOUT COOKIES!!! 

Sponsored by the Pima Cadette, Senior, and Ambassador Girl Scouts 

COST: FREE!
Patches will be awarded.

Annual Meeting 2021

                                            

We’re getting ready for the 2021Annual Council Meeting! It will be held Saturday, April 24, 2021, starting at 8 am over Zoom or at the Parsons Leadership Center at South Mountain. If you are a Girl Scout aged 14 and older as of September 30, 2020, you can represent Pima at this meeting.  

We need xx delegates for the meeting.

Please fill in this form if you would like to be a delegate: Pima Annual Meeting Delegates

Deadline to sign up is February 1st.

December Leader's Meeting

 December Leader's Meeting

Our leader's meeting will be at either 10 am or 7 pm on Monday, December 7th.  The links to the meeting were emailed to you and are posted on Facebook.  They do not change from month to month.  

Leader's Meeting Dates 2020-2021

2020-2021


December
December Community Service: Virtual Hug Project (4361/Jennifer)
December 5: First Cookie Booth Selection
December 12, 2 pm, Brownie Book Club 
December 12, 5:30 pm, Stargazing
December 13, Initial Cookie Order Due
December 19, 8 am: Jingle Bell Hike 
December 19, 2:30 pm Junior Book Club
December 27, 3 pm Senior/Ambassador Book Club

January
January Community Service: Canned Food Drive for the Navajo Nation
January 4, Digital Cookie Pre-orders Start
January 8, 6 pm, Cookie Rally
January 9, 7:30 am Teddy Bear Hike
January 18, Cookie In-person Sale Begins

February
February 4, First ACH 
Valentine's Day Exchange and/or Party
February 18, Second ACH
February 20, 7:30 am, Hieroglyphic Hike
February 21, Thinking Day 
February 28, Cookie Sale Ends

March
March Community Service: Treasures for Teachers
March 11, Final ACH due
March 27, 7:30 am, Scavenger Hunt Hike

April
April Community Service: Community Improvement Day in honor of Earth Day
April 17, 7 am, Birds and Butterflies Hike
Teddy bear tea
Annual Meeting

May
May Community Service: DIY Toys for Animal Shelters (2010)
May 8, 7 am, Mother's Day Hike
Older Girl Bridging

Day Camp will happen either in person or virtually

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

December Daisy Story Time




 Daisy Story Time!

 

The Daisy Book Club will be meeting Saturday, December 19, 2020 at 1:00PM via Zoom. We will be reading The Gingerbread Man and making a fun “Gingerbread Girl Scout” craft!

 





Supplies Needed for the Craft:

  • 1 sheet of brown construction paper

  • "Gingerbread Girl Scout" Craft Print Out (please print out prior to meeting - make sure you DO NOT print these double sided, as they will be cut out)

  • Crayons, washable markers, or colored pencils (anything to color with)

  • A pair of scissors

  • A glue stick


Zoom Invites will be sent to everyone who has signed up here.


If you have signed up in the past, you do not need to do so again.

Saturday, November 21, 2020

Senior/Ambassador Book Club



Pima's Senior and Ambassador book club invites you to join them on a journey into literature written by women.  Here is the plan for the rest of 2020-2021.  We know high schoolers are busy! so we have deliberately chosen some short but thought-provoking pieces for discussion.  All of the books are available in the public domain and download links are provided.

All meetings will be over Zoom from 3 to 4 pm.  Please sign up here to join and get the Zoom link.

December 27th
Virginia Woolf, A Room of One's Own
Get it here: https://www.globalgreyebooks.com/room-of-ones-own-ebook.html 

February 28th
Charlotte Perkins Gilman, The Yellow Wallpaper
and
Kate Chopin, The Awakening
April 18 Nelle Larsen, Passing


Thursday, November 19, 2020

Jingle Bell Hike


Troops 6222, 4727, 2256, and 2010 are inviting you to a Jingle Bell Hike!

When: December 19, 2020 starting at 8 am

Who: Girl Scouts and their families

Where: Pinnacle Peak Park
26802 N. 102nd Way
Scottsdale, AZ 85262 

Trail map is here

What: Jingle Bell hiking either up to the peak and back or do the whole trail. 

Please plan to hike in family groups only as a COVID precaution.

Meet your hosts at the base to get your jingle bells (look for the Girl Scout flag!) and Pima neighborhood Girl Scouts receive a holiday surprise at the summit.

Please register here so that we have enough jingle bells and surprises!  

Please remember to bring water, closed toe shoes, and put sunscreen on before you leave.





Monday, November 16, 2020

Congratulations to Pima's Pearl Recipients

Pearl Awards


The Pearl Award is presented to Girl Scout volunteers whose actions directly support the Council’s wide range of response team efforts to deliver service to girls and adults across our jurisdiction. The following Pima volunteers were awarded pearls on November 7th at the virtual recognition ceremony:

  • Catherine Bell
  • Lee Kline
  • Diana Laulainen-Schein
  • Serena Schein
  • Sandy Stratton

The Great Pima Scavenger Hunt

 


Calling all troops. Time for a team scavenger hunt.  The hunt can be done completely virtually with various troop members contributing to an overall troop point total. Submissions for points will be photographs, videos, or GPS check ins.  

The "hunt" begins on December 1 at 8 am and runs through December 31 at 10 pm.  Girl Scouts can complete challenges to add to their troop's total throughout the month.  There are 50 challenges so there should be something for everyone.


All participants will get a participation patch and the winning troop, in addition to bragging rights, will get a surprise grand prize.

Troops should sign up before 12/1 to participate in the hunt. Sign up here.

Saturday, November 14, 2020

December Brownie Book Club


The Brownie Book club will be reading The Boxcar Children - The Great Turkey Heist for their next book.


The next meeting will take place on Saturday, December 12 at 2pm via zoom.




Zoom Invites will be sent to everyone who has signed up here.

Upcoming Dates for the Junior Book Club


Mark your calendars for these dates:

December 19, 2020
January 23, 2021
February 20, 2021
March 20, 2021

The December books is Hoot by Carl Hiaasen 





Zoom Invites will be sent to everyone who has signed up here.

Monday, November 2, 2020

November Hike


When:
November 21, from 6:30am-8am 

What: A hike up to a hill 

Where: Lousley trail at 16300 McDowell Mountain Park Dr, Fort McDowell, AZ 85264

Why: So that you can get outside and see nature's true beauty 

The Lousley hill trail is a loop that is about 1.2 miles that goes up slowly about 300ft where you will be able to the valley. You will be able to turn around at any point if it becomes too much. 

*There will be an entrance fee of about $7 per vehicle*

Please sign up here.

Please remember to bring water, closed toe shoes, and put sun screen on before you leave

Hiking Badges if you haven’t already seen them

Daisy Badge 

  • Daisy Trail Adventure 

Brownie Badges 

  • Brownie Trail Adventure 
  • Outdoor Art Creator 
  • Bugs
  • Hiker

Junior Badges

  • Junior Trail Adventure
  • Outdoor Art Explorer

Cadette Badges

  • Cadette Trail Adventure
  • Outdoor Art Apprentice

Senior Badge

  • Senior Trail Adventure

Ambassador Badge

  • Ambassador Trail Adventure


Astronomy Evenings at Pinnacle Peak Park


On November 14 at 5:30pm or on December 12 at 5:30

You must be over the age of 8 to go 

Registration opens two weeks before each event

https://www.scottsdaleaz.gov/parks/pinnacle-peak-park/tours-and-events 


Pinnacle Peak Park has guided “tours of the sky” where a NASA Solar system ambassador will highlight the planets, star systems, and globular clusters NO hiking is required but it is recommended to bring binoculars and a small flashlight. This is not a group event and you only need to sign up with the City of Scottsdale link above you do have to scroll down a little to get to this specific program


November's Leader's Meeting

Our leader's meeting will be at either 10 am or 6:30 pm on Monday, November 2nd.  The links to the meeting were emailed to you and are posted on Facebook.  They do not change from month to month.  

Leader's Meeting Dates 2020-2021

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Here's what's also happening in November.

2020-2021


November

November 7, Council Adult Recognition Event
November 81 pm, The Road to College
November 8, 3 pm, Community Service: Operation Gratitude: Cards for Veterans 
November Community Service: Adopt a Family (Susan/Holly)
November 14, 1 pm: Daisy Book Club
November 14, 2 pm: Brownie Book Club
November 14, 2:30 pm: Junior Book Club 
November 14, 5:30 pm: Stargazing
November 21, 3 pm: Senior/Ambassador Book Club
November 20: Fall Product Delivery
November 21, 6:30-8 am: Monthly Hike

December
December Community Service: Caroling at Senior Centers Seniors (4361/Jennifer)
December 12, 2 pm, Brownie Book Club 
December 12, 5:30 pm, Stargazing
December 13, Initial Cookie Order Due
December 19, 8 am: Jingle Bell Hike 
December 19, 2:30 pm Junior Book Club
December 27, 3 pm Senior/Ambassador Book Club

January
January Community Service: Canned Food Drive for the Navajo Nation
January 4, Digital Cookie Pre-orders Start
January 8, 6 pm, Cookie Rally
January 9, 7:30 am Teddy Bear Hike
January 18, Cookie In-person Sale Begins

February
February 4, First ACH 
Valentine's Day Exchange and/or Party
February 18, Second ACH
February 20, 7:30 am, Hieroglyphic Hike
February 21, Thinking Day (Diana)
February 28, Cookie Sale Ends

March
March Community Service: Treasures for Teachers
March 11, Final ACH due
March 27, 7:30 am, Scavenger Hunt Hike

April
April Community Service: Community Improvement Day in honor of Earth Day
April 17, 7 am, Birds and Butterflies Hike
Teddy bear tea
Annual Meeting

May
May Community Service: DIY Toys for Animal Shelters (2010)
May 8, 7 am, Mother's Day Hike
Older Girl Bridging

Day Camp will happen either in person or virtually

Other Events
Camp BASIC
Spring Encampment
Powder Puff Derby
Butterfly Wonderland
Fountain Hills Theater Events