Tuesday, December 7, 2021

Summer Day Camp 2022

What is Summer Day Camp?

An awesome, week-long summer day camp. The theme this year is 

Time 
Traveler.

Daily activities include swaps & crafts, science, dance, music, and sports. Our day camp fills up fast because it's so fun, so register as soon as registration opens!

Day Camp is planned and organized by Girl Scout Troops 2256 and 4727 multi-level Girl Scout troops from Pima Neighborhood (part of Girl Scouts―Arizona Cactus-Pine Council, Inc.). Camp activities are led by volunteer Cadette, Senior, and Ambassador Girl Scouts and supervised by adult volunteers. 

When?

We have  scheduled camp for tentatively for July 11-18 (Monday-Friday), 9 am-2 pm daily.  Girls can be dropped off starting at 8:45 each day so that they camp day can start promptly at 9 am.

Where?

Girl Scout Camp will be held at Notre Dame Preparatory.

Who Can Attend?

Day Camp is limited to 100 campers who are registered in a Pima neighborhood troop (Daisy, Brownie, and Junior Girl Scouts, who have just completed K-5 grades in May). An independent girl member living in our area may also attend. Our staff will be 20 older girl volunteers (grades 8+) and at least 20 adult volunteers (18+ years). 

If your daughter is in a troop outside of the Pima Neighborhood, she may attend day camp but you must be a registered and background checked volunteer who is willing to volunteer for at least two days to assist us in meeting girl/adult ratio. Cost for out-of-neighborhood Girl Scouts is $150 and registration begins May 1st for non-Pima girls.

**Girls must have current membership with Girl Scouts.** 

Girls living in the Desert Mountain High School complex or who attend Pinnacle Peak, Sonoran Sky, or Grayhawk elementary schools who are not Girl Scout members may also attend but will be required to join Girl Scouts. Membership is $25 and girls need not join a troop (although we are happy to assist you in finding a permanent Girl Scout home).  

Program Aide Program for Grades 6+

Girl Scouts who have just completed grades 6-9 may register for a special older girl program.  This program is designed to give them the leadership skills to be camp counselors and to assist with other neighborhood programs.  Girls who enroll in this program will earn their Program Aide award during the week.  This program is limited to the first 20 registrants.  If your daughter is just completing 5th grade, she may opt to be a camper or for this new PA program.  Please think about the choice carefully; a very mature 5th grader will do fine in this program but many girls this age will "fit" better in the regular camp program. 

What is the Cost?

$100.  There will be no refunds or partial refunds for any reason.  If we have space after May 1, the cost will be $150.  We generally fill before that deadline. 

We need adult volunteers who are registered/background checked members of GSUSA.  To guarantee a spot for your camper, agree to help as an adult volunteer!  

How Do I Register?

Information to come as soon as the date is confirmed.

Could Camp Be Cancelled?

We used to guarantee camp would happen, but the advent of COVID-19 in our world has changed all the rules.  We do not anticipate a cancellation beacuse of the pandemic but we do reserve the right to limit camp numbers or cancel in the event that we do not get enough adult volunteers to meet our safety ratios.

If cancelled, all campers will be notified and registration fees refunded. You can help us out by giving us a day or two of your time!

What Does my Girl Scout Need to Bring?

Everyone should bring their own sack lunch Monday through Friday. Everyone should also bring a bottle of water each day.  Refrigerators and microwaves are not available.  

Girls need to wear closed-toe shoes and we encourage girls to according to the theme each day.

The themes for the week are as follows:

  • Monday: Prehistoric Times
  • Tuesday:  Ancient Civilizations
  • Wednesday: Renaissance
  • Thursday: Revolutionary Era: the 18th and 19th centuries  
  • Friday: The Future

Drop Off, Pick Up, and Safety

We will strive to meet every Girl Scout safety recommendation.  All girls must be signed in and out by a parent/guardian each day.  If she is going home with someone else, we must receive a note from the parent.  Please pick up your camper on time.  No supervision will be provided before 8:45 or after 2:15 pm.  

What About...?

For more information, please contact Girl Scout Troop 2256 at girlscouttroop2256@gmail.com

May Morning Stroll at the Sears Kay Ruin Trail


When
: May 7th, 7:30 to 8 am

Where: Sears Kay Ruins Trail

Sears Kay Ruins, N Sears Kay Ruins Rd, Cave Creek, AZ 85331

The trail is a 1.6 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Scottsdale, Arizona that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, running, nature trips, and bird watching and is accessible year-round.""  This links well to study of Native American culture as the top of the trail has some really neat ruins and information about the people who lived there long ago. 364 ft elevation gain

What: Short hike and a Design with Nature badge workshop

Remember your closed-toe shoes, sunscreen, and water.

Sign up here







Outdoor Event: Bike Hike with Geocaching and Letterboxing!


When
: April 9, 7-7:30 am

Where: 9555 N. 120th St. Scottsdale, AZ 85259

Meet at Stonegate Equestrian Park, bike to Scottsdale Ranch Park and back (5 miles). Learn about geocaching and letterboxing and find one of each!

Notes: A registered adult is required to stay and ride with girls.

Helmets and water bottles are required.


  • Please remember your sunscreen and closed-toe shoes.









Get your ducks in a row.  


Shapes in Nature Badge Workshop and Morning Stroll


"Mayo Clinic Scottsdale Nature Trail is a 0.9 mile loop trail located near Fountain Hills, Arizona that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, running, and nature trips" 32 ft elevation gain

February 13th, 9-9:30 am.

Directions: https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/arizona/mayo-clinic-scottsdale-nature-trail
Please join us for a short hike and to earn the
Shapes in Nature badge.

Remember your sunscreen, closed-toe shoes, and plenty of water.


(Note: Pima's community service day is at 1pm.)









Get your ducks in a row.  


Morning Stroll at McDowell Mountain North Trail


When: Please join us at 9 am On January 9th for a beautiful morning stroll at McDowell Mountain North trail ($7 fee to get into the park).

Where: North Trail McDowell Mountain Regional Park, Scottsdale, AZ 85262

The McDowell Mountain North Trail is a 2.9 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Rio Verde, Arizona that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching." 137 ft elevation gain.

Sign up here

  • Please remember your sunscreen, closed-toe shoes, and plenty of water.









Get your ducks in a row.  


Brownie Book Club - January 2022


Our next Brownie Book club will be January 16, 2022 at 2pm.  We are planning to be in person for this session in January at Aztec Park - 13636 N 100th Street, Scottsdale, AZ 85260


We will be talking about the second book in The Sister’s Grimm, The Unusual Suspects and working on creating our own stories.

Monday, November 15, 2021

Cookie Rally 2022

 Cookie Rally!!!!!

January 7, 2022

Notre Dame Prep Cafeteria

6-7pm


  • Play fun games!

  • Practice selling cookies!

  • Learn about Digital Cookie!

  • Set cookie goals!

  • Learn about your favorite cookies!

  • Have fun!



Bring canned goods for Troop 4339’s food drive! There will be a drop-off box here!


Cost: $2 (covers patches)

RSVP by 12/13/21 here  (https://forms.gle/ugkJDsAVYRzEtjLRA)


Please include troop number, troop leader, and number of girls attending.  Checks should be payable to Pima Neighborhood.


Saturday, November 13, 2021

Brownie Book Club

Update - this meeting has been moved to Virtual on zoom. With Holidays approaching, I want to err on the side of caution. 

I am excited for us to have our next virtual Brownie Book Club on Saturday, November 20 at 3pm. We will be finishing the first book in our Sister Grimm series - The Fairytale Detectives! During our last meeting, we talked about fractured fairytales and how you can write your own fractured fairytale. The girls expressed interest in writing their own books, so I will be planning some activities to create our own books. Excited to continue our reading journey! 

If you want to join the fun, sign up via the Book Club interest form.  Once you are signed up, you will receive the Zoom link.

Wednesday, November 10, 2021

Camp B.A.S.I.C.

 **Save the Date**


Brownie troops and any first time campers (grades 2-5) are invited to Camp BASIC on April 2-3, 2022!

Grades 6+ are invited to join as junior staff!

Girls will learn camping skills such as: tents, first aid, knots, navigation, and much more during this fun weekend trip

The price will be approximately $50 to attend

More information and registration will be coming soon

Tuesday, November 9, 2021

December Leader's Meetings

 


Our leader's meeting will be at either 10 am or 7 pm on Monday, December 6.

Where: Meetings will be held in-person at the Boys and Girls Club (10515 E Lakeview Dr, Scottsdale, AZ 85258). The Boys and Girls Club require that all persons entering their building wear masks.

Social gathering at Goldies following the evening meeting (approximately 8:15 pm)
  • Older Girl Opportunities
  • Service Team Member Positions Available
  • Level books available (free-- arrange pick up at Diana's)
  • Robotics Workshops available in person and online 
  • Current Covid Guidelines from Council 
  • Leader Meeting Dates 2021-2022
  • 2020-2021

    December
    Community Service Project: Nursing Home Video
    December 7, 7 pm, Drop-In Cookie Training (Focus on Initial Orders)
    December 14, 6:30, Holiday Service Team Meeting
    December 18, 8 am, Jingle Bell Hike

    January
    Community Service Project: Food Drive for the Navajo Nation
    January 4, 7 pm, Drop-In Cookie Training (Focus on Inventory Management)
    January 7, 6 pm, Cookie Rally at Notre Dame
    January 11, 7 pm, Drop-In Cookie Training (Open Forum)
    January 16, 2 pm, Brownie Book Club

    February
    February 13, 9 am, Outdoor Badge Workshop
    February 13, 1 pm, Community Service Day
    February 27, Thinking Day (2256/4727)

    March
    March Community Service: Jared Boxes, due March 31 (2256/4727)
    March 20, 11 am, Outdoor Skills Day
    March 25-27, Spring Encampment, Marapai

    April
    April Service Project: Earth Day
    April 2-3, Camp B.A.S.I.C.

    May
    May Service Project: DIY Toys for Animal Shelters
    May 4, Older Girl Bridging

    July 11-18 (tentative): Day Camp: Time Traveler

    Pima Neighborhood Service and Leadership Shirts


    Pima has been ordering neighborhood  shirts for many years.  The back of the shirt is sort of a history lesson in all the activities that have been planned and hosted or enjoyed by older girl troops and groups in the neighborhood.  

    It changes to reflect the numbers of the current troops that have girls in grades 6-12 and are, therefore, considered what we used to call the Super Troop but we now call the service and leadership team.   All girls in these grades are welcome and encouraged to participate in the many volunteer opportunities we have to run events in Pima or to choose an event of their own to host. If you are an adult volunteer, you are also automatically a part of this team.

    The shirts became a "thing" one year when we watched the various troops group themselves at a cookie rally based on their troop or cookie shirts.  We could visually see that the girls weren't crossing troop boundaries and we thought that designing a shirt that we could all wear to emphasize that we are all on one team. Without hard evidence, it does appear that the strategy worked; we have many girls making friends across the neighborhood!

    We have a new design out in 2021 and we are devising an "on-demand" system to order shirts so it's time to let us know if you want a new shirt!  Older girl troops will be receiving a survey asking how many or each size they may want and we'll be sending out a call for other people to place orders soon.


    Pima's Daisy First Cookie Booth Program

    Pima has a program that pairs Daisy Girl Scouts and Daisy Parents with an older troop for their first cookie booth experience.  Here are the rules:

    • The expectation is that girls will attend for about 15 minutes to get just a taste of what it is like.  
    • Last year, girls chose to stay longer, and that is up to you when you are there.
    • A registered parent must attend with their Daisy.
    • Girls should come in uniform (white shirt, black bottoms, vest).
    • Daisies will receive a patch for attendance.
    Please note, if you open up your booth to Daisies, you must still adhere to cookie booth staffing guidelines. No more than FOUR girls at a booth at any time.  Troops 2010 and 2256/4727 have opted to staff to a maximum of two older girls per booth to accommodate Daisy slots.

    Once booth selections are set, we will set up a Sign Up Genius for Daisies to participate. The link will appear here in January.

    Sunday, October 24, 2021

    November Service Project

    November Service Project

    What: Holiday Song Video for Nursing Home/Assisted Living Residents  - Create a short video of your troop singing a holiday song/sending holiday wishes. If your troop is unable to meet in person, you may play an instrument or read a holiday poem. Wear festive clothes, holiday sweaters, jingle bells, santa hats, etc.


    When: Now until November 24th


    Who: Girl Scout troops or individual Girl Scouts

    Three Easy Steps to Participate....

    1. Sign up for a song you will be singing. Holiday song video
    2. Dress up and take a video of your troop performing
    3. Submit video to troop4361project@gmail.com

    Participation patches can be requested here: http://tinyurl.com/PimaServiceReport




    Saturday, October 16, 2021

    Desert Discovery Day


    Saturday, Nov. 13, 2021

    10 am - 2 pm

    at

    Jewel of the Creek Preserve

    click here for map and directions


    Unplug and join us for a day of 

    digital detox, fresh air, fun and adventure!


    Desert Foothills Land Trust presents the 9th annual Desert Discovery Day. A FREE fun-filled day of adventure and educational activities in a natural desert setting. Discover the Sonoran Desert, learn about all its dwellers, past and present, and interact with native wildlife.


    PREREGISTRATION IS REQUIRED


    For more information, please visit the 


     

    Wednesday, October 6, 2021

    October Daisy Book Club


    The Daisy Book Club will be meeting Saturday, October 16, 2021 at 1:00PM via Zoom. We will be reading Diary of a Worm by Doreen Cronin and making a fun craft!

    Supplies Needed for the Craft:


    • Craft print out (please print out prior to meeting - be 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




    If you are new to Daisy book club, please sign up here:
    https://forms.gle/ELCzQSzUC7uXADZv7