Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Cookies are Coming


Kelley and I wanted to update you with information for the upcoming cookie season. First off, please complete this Google Form for us by Friday, October 30th at 4pm. https://forms.gle/q2KbJQiPPU7jci7w8


We wanted to let you know that Cookie Training will be Virtual this year. The training will still be on Monday, November 2nd. There will be 2 sessions made available so you and your cookie manager can choose the session time that works best for each of you. The session times are 10-11:30 and 6:30-8.


Cookies will look very different this year for obvious reasons. So naturally the training will look quite different as well. As with every prior year, every troop leader and troop cookie manager are required to attend training in order to gain access to eBudde. However, this year we will be modifying the training a bit. Everyone must attend one of the two sessions. Leaders and/or Cookie Managers with 4 or more years of experience can choose to leave the meeting after our initial presentation that will take approximately 15-20 minutes. (You will be required to answer a quiz prior to receiving and signing your TPM and based on your answers, you may or may not need to watch some training modules.)


For those who have participated in the cookie seasons for 3 years to new, you will be required to stay on the training session. We will be covering much needed information and at the end there will also be a Q & A session. After the Virtual Cookie Training you will receive a link from us to sign your TPM and then will be granted eBudde access.


If you have any questions or concerns please reach out to Kelley or myself (Teresa).


See you on Monday!!

Saturday, October 24, 2020

November Junior Book Club

Come join us for our next book Holes by Louis Sachar.

Our next meeting will be November 14 at 2:30 pm.  If you haven’t signed up for the adventure, be sure to do so!

The Zoom link for Junior book club is the same every month.

November Brownie Book Club

Brownie Book Club

Come join us for our next book, The Tale of Despereaux!  

Our next meeting will be November 14 at 2 pm.  If you haven’t signed up for the adventure, be sure to do so!

Join here! https://forms.gle/2UKgQPayhtZ1CSqr7

Sunday, October 11, 2020

Coronavirus: Staying Safe at School Workshop

Abby is working on her Gold Award and is offering online informational health workshops open to all ages of Girl Scouts!

The workshop currently available is Coronavirus: Staying Safe at School, with The Importance of Vaccines to come in early November. Other topics such as mental health, general hygiene, and vaping will follow so stay tuned for updates! Sign up here if you are interested.

Haunted Yard

If you haven't visited Diana's house at Halloween, now's your chance to stop by and see the craziness.

To ensure social distancing, the goal is to set it up in time for viewing on October 30th and to allow visitors also on October 31 and November 1.  I will send up a follow up if we aren't ready for October 30th. The display will be on when it is dark until around 9 pm each day.

Much of the display will be OUTSIDE the gate (even viewable from a car) and there will be a limit to the number of people allowed in the courtyard.

Although the scariest "look" this year is to NOT wear a mask, we are asking that all guests wear a face covering over the mouth and nose.

Girl Scouts who visit and identify themselves to Diana will receive a Halloween patch!

Saturday, October 10, 2020

November Service Project: Cards for Veteran

Appreciation for our veterans!

For November’s service project, the Pima Girl Scouts will make cards for veterans through Operation Gratitude.  Operation Gratitude sends over 300,000 care packages each year to veterans, and the letters included are some of the most treasured items!  We are asking each girl who participates to make at least two cards, but girls who make five or more cards will earn a patch for their efforts!

Materials Needed:  Blank cards or blank paper, pens, markers, colored pencils, stickers and other decorative materials.  Please remember NO glitter or confetti.

Instructions:  Write a positive letter (send well wishes, hopeful messages, and thank you for your service messages) to the veterans.  Please do not mention Veteran’s Day since the cards will be sent throughout the year.  Do not write about politics, violence, injury, etc.  Younger girls can draw a picture, including their first name only and age with the drawing.  For safety, girls should omit last names and personal information from cards, such as contact information, school, social media contact information, etc.  Once we have collected all the letters, they will be shipped to Operation Gratitude in one large envelope for distribution.

Zoom Card Making Party:  Sunday, November 8 at 3 pm 

On Sunday, November 8 at 3 pm, Troop 4402 will lead a Zoom meeting for girls to come together to make cards.  The Zoom meeting is optional, but if girls want to share their cards and ideas, they are encouraged to join!

By December 4, please complete this form for girls who made 5+ cards so we can order patches.


Card Drop Off Deadline:  Monday, November 30.  Please drop off your cards at Maria's home so we can bundle them and send them to Operation Gratitude.

Maria’s Home

(Zoom link and address sent via email and posted on Facebook)

Sponsored by Troop 4402

Cadette Book Club

Welcome to the Cadette 2020-21 book club! We’ll be reading a variety of captivating novels through the year. Our goal is to read five books this year. We want to cater to your liking, so please fill out the form so we can decide on a book to read for our first meeting!

Saturday, October 3, 2020

November Daisy Story Time

 Daisy Story Time!

The Daisy Book Club will be meeting Saturday, November 14, 2020 at 1:00PM via Zoom. We will be reading The Great Turkey Race by Steve Metzger and making a fun turkey craft!

Supplies Needed for the Craft:

  • 1 sheet of construction paper (any color)

  • Turkey Craft Print Out (please print prior to meeting - make sure you DO NOT print double sided as these 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.

October Leader's Meeting

Our leader's meeting will be at either 10 am or 7 pm on Monday, October 12th.  The links to the meeting were emailed to you and are posted on Facebook.  Leader's Meeting Dates 2020-2021



Did you start a new level? Need some help? Check in with the level mentors.

New membership year started October 1; be sure all girls and adults are re-registered before any meetings. If you have not re-registered, your bank account could be in jeopardy



October 3, First Daisy Book Club meeting
October 15, Presidential Service Award Hours due (Louise)
October 17, Brownie Book Club
October 24, 6:30 am, Family Hike
October 24, 1 pm, Junior Book Club
October 26, Fall Product Orders due
October 21-23, Virtual National Convention (Lee/Ella)
October 30- November 1, Haunted Schein Yard


November 2, Council Adult Recognition Event
November 8, 1 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 

December Community Service: Caroling at Senior Centers Seniors (4361/Jennifer)
Outdoor Adventure: Jingle Bell Hike 

January Community Service: Canned Food Drive for the Navajo Nation
Outdoor Adventure: Letterboxing
January 8, Cookie Rally 

Valentine's Day Exchange and/or Party
February 21, Thinking Day (Diana)

March Community Service: Treasures for Teachers

April Community Service: Community Improvement Day in honor of Earth Day
Teddy bear tea
Annual Meeting

May Community Service: DIY Toys for Animal Shelters (2010)
Older Girl Bridging

Day Camp will happen either in person or virtually

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