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