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Katie Kazoo Switcheroo - Camp Rules!
Meeting will be Saturday, May 22 at 2pm.
Get ready to have some fun camp activities and get a chance to work through our virtual Escape room!
Day Camp Update
Lifetime Memberships for leaders with 10 years of volunteering --$200
They are also organizing a donation supply drive for the three shelters listed above as well as Foothills Animal Rescue. https://foothillsanimal.org/
Please see the following links for each shelter’s supply wish list and/or link to make a monetary donation.
Home Fur Good wish list: https://homefurgood.org/wp-
Fearless Kitty Rescue wish list: https://fearlesskittyrescue.
Foothills Animal Rescue wish list: https://foothillsanimal.org/
All DIY pet toys and donation supplies can be dropped off at either Diana’s or Maria McDaniel‘s house by Monday, May 24. Maria’s address is 9105 E. Hillery Drive, Scottsdale, AZ 85260.
When dropping off supplies and/or DIY pet toys, please indicate the individual names of each girl that participated in the event as well as the troop number. For supply donations, please indicate for which shelter the items are intended.
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INSTRUCTIONS FOR 6 DIFFERENT DIY PET TOYS:
DIY Rope Dog Toy Instructions
Supplies needed: numerous clean, old t-shirts, scissors, tape measure/ruler
1. Find multiple different colored t-shirts that are at least 20 inches in length or height.
2. Cut off both of the sleeves and cut through one side of the shirt.
3. Cut the shirts into strips that are 20 inches long and 2 inches wide.
4. Tie 3 strips together on one end.
5. Braid the strips.
6. Tie the other end in a knot.
Instructions for Cat Sock Toys
Sock (Preferably no-show socks)
Crumble a small piece of newspaper into a ball
Stuff the paper inside of the sock
OPTIONAL Add in a pinch of catnip
Tie a knot as close to the chunk of newspaper as you can
Cat Frayed Toilet Paper Roll Toys
Supplies: toilet paper rolls and scissors
Cat Wand Toys
Supplies needed: scissors, school or fabric glue, a binder clip, a few feathers, a spool of yarn, dowel sticks, and a paper towel in case there are any spills
Step 1: Tie the yarn in a knot about halfway on the stick. I would suggest a double knot which will help keep the yarn in place.
Step 2: Apply glue on one side of the stick then you can either spread the glue with your finger or a second stick. If you use your finger, make sure you wipe the remaining glue off using the paper towel.
Step 3: Now wrap the yarn around the glue and stick. Make sure there are no gaps between the yarn and wrap it tightly.
Step 4: After you wrap the yarn around the stick, use the clip to hold the yarn in place at the end of the stick. You may remove the clip when the glue dries. Next, unroll about a foot of yarn and cut the piece off from the spool of yarn.
Step 5: Now make a loop at the end of the yarn as if you are starting to make a knot as if you are tying a shoe. Now place the end of the feathers in the loop and tie a tight double knot.
Here is your toy ready for use! I hope your cat likes playing with it.
Rabbit Toy - Hay & Treat Filled Toilet Paper Rolls
Supplies: Clean, Empty Toilet Paper Rolls, Scissors, Timothy Hay, Large Oat Groats or Botanical Blends (purchase Timothy hay, oat groats, and botanical blend at Tranquility Trails Animal Sanctuary)
Step 1: Flatten toilet paper roll. Cut four to five little triangles in the sides of the toilet paper roll, making sure to not cut the holes too big.
Step 2: Put hay in one end of the toilet paper roll.
Step 3: Take a pinch of your large oat groats or botanical blends and sprinkle it in the center of the toilet paper roll on top of the hay.
Step 4: Put hay on the other end of roll and the toy is done!
Rabbit Toy - Hay & Treat Filled Paper Bags
Supplies: Brown Paper Lunch Size Bags, Hole Punch (of any shape), Rabbit Safe Twine (Hyper Tough 190’ Jute Twine Natural - $1.97 each - found at Wal-Mart in Hardware section - item #569924329), Scissors, Timothy Hay, Large Oat Groats or Botanical Blends (purchase Timothy hay, oat groats, and botanical blend at Tranquility Trails Animal Sanctuary)
Step 1: Fold brown paper lunch size bag lengthwise in thirds. Use the hole punch to punch holes randomly along the folded edges of the bag. Only punch the holes in the center third of the bag, as roughly measured from the top and bottom of the bag. You do not want to punch holes too close to the top opening of the bag or the bottom of the bag, as the hay and treats will fall out of the holes.
Step 2: Put enough hay in the bottom of the bag to fill it up approximately 1/4 of the way.
Step 3: Take a pinch of your large oat groats or botanical blends and sprinkle it in the center of the brown paper bag on top of the hay.
Step 4: Put additional hay on top of your oats/botanical blend to fill the bag up approximately half full.
Step 5: Cut a piece of the jute twine approximately 6 to 8 inches long. Gather the top of the hay filled paper bag and tie the twine tightly around the bag in either a knot or a bow. Your bunny treat bag is done!
The DIY pet toys will be donated to the following local animal shelters.
Home Fur Good - for dogs and cats https://homefurgood.org
Fearless Kitty Rescue - for cats https://fearlesskittyrescue.
Tranquility Trails Animal Sanctuary - for rabbits https://www.
For outstanding service providing the Girl Scout Leadership Experience to girls or supporting building girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place.
What is Summer Day Camp?
An awesome, week-long summer day camp. The theme this year is Around the World.
Daily activities include art, robotics, science, dance, sports, and more. We offer six different programs every day! Our day camp fills up fast because it's so fun, so register now!
Programs include sports with Ziggy, science with Marshmallow and Sassafras, mystery activities with Cucumber, and so much more!
Day Camp is planned and organized by Girl Scout Troop 2256/4727, a multi-level Girl Scout troop 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.
Day Camp is scheduled for June 14-18 (Monday through Friday). Camp will be held in two sessions with up to 50 campers each (limiting groups to 10 girls to ensure social distancing).
Session 1: 9:00AM-12:PM
Session 2: 1:00PM-4:00PM
Notre Dame Preparatory
9701 E Bell Rd
Scottsdale , AZ 85260
Who Can Attend?
Day Camp is limited to 100 campers (split into two sessions) who are registered in a Pima or Indian Bend neighborhood troop (Daisy, Brownie, and Junior Girl Scouts, who have just completed K-5 grades in May). Our staff will be 20 older girl volunteers (grades 8+) and at least 10 adult volunteers (18+ years)
If your daughter is in a troop outside of the Pima and Indian Bend Neighborhoods, 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.
**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 6-9
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, as well as get their first aid certification, and earn some cool robotics badges. There is limited space in this program. 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 per girl for regular campers. $50 for girls in grades 6-9 who register for the PA program
Please see the registration form for payment instructions.
How Do I Register?
Fill in this online form and then mail your completed permission slip/health form.
The registration link is here.
(Please note: if there is demand and staff, we will also offer a Zoom camp. Please follow the link and tell us if you prefer Zoom camp).
The registration link for adult volunteers is here.
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! Pima volunteers may earn a rebates of up to $100 if you agree to help as an adult volunteer. As an adult volunteer, you are free to read, work, or otherwise amuse yourself. I need your presence for ratio, but we do not need you to do more than attend. Many of our volunteers work remotely.
The registration link for older girl volunteers is here.
What Does my Girl Scout Need to Bring?
Everyone should bring a bottle of water each day. Lunches are not necessary, as campers will not be eating lunch at camp. Girls must also wear closed-toe shoes, and don't forget a mask!
Drop Off, Pick Up, and Safety
Day Camp will follow all council guidelines. Masks will be required and groups will be limited to ten girls to ensure social distancing.
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 8:45AM or after 12:15AM (session 1) / before 1:45PM or after 3:15PM (session 2).
For more information, please contact Girl Scout Troop 2256 at email@example.com
We are excited to offer some great ways for our Cadette, Senior, and Ambassador Girl Scouts to be part of the Girl Scout leadership and service team!
Take a picture of your troop or Girl Scout completing the activity and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org. Troop 981 will put together a video of all the pictures and share it to the Pima Neighborhood Facebook page.
We also can provide seeds, if you need some to plant. Contact email@example.com to pick them up.
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