Monday, April 25, 2022

Leader Meeting Dates 2022-2023

Leader Meeting Dates 2022-2023

August 8, 2022

September 12, 2022

October 3, 2022

November 7, 2022 **Cookie Training 10:00-11:30 a.m. and 6:30-8:00 p.m.**

December 5, 2022

January 9, 2023

February 6, 2023

March 6, 2023

April 3, 2023 **Leader's Gala, evening only starting at 6:30)

May 1, 2023

Sunday, April 24, 2022

Father/Daughter Dance

Mark your calendars and save the date for a Pima Father/Daughter dance.

When: November 5th

Who: All Daisies, Brownies, and Juniors can attend with their dad or other fatherly figure.

Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors, we'd like your help at the event so save the date!

More information to come!

Troop Resources 101


Service Ideas

Tranquility Trails--Pet Festival
ASU megadatabase
Sojourner Center
Scottsdale-Shea Children's Wing (Jared Boxes)
Via Linda Senior Center
Pueblo del Norte
Westminster Village
St Mary's Food Bank
Crisis Nursery
Heal House
Feed My Starving Children
Miracle League

Field Trip Factory
ASU Earth And Space Exploration Day (November)
Ivivva at Scottsdale Fashion Square (free yoga class)
Camp Surf
 Liberty Wildlife
Southwest Wildlife
Peter Piper Pizza
Scottsdale Fashion Week
Dunkin Donuts
Phoenix Herpetological Society
Pediatric Dentist 
Opus Orthodontics
English Rose Tea Room Etiquette Classes
Beauty Schools
Desert Stages
Kids' Art Days at the Phoenix Art Museum
Chandler Center for the Arts
Butterfly Wonderland
AZ on the Rocks
Pueblo Grand Museum
I.D.E.A Museum
Heard Museum
Arizona Museum of Natural History
City of Scottsdale Waste Transfer Station
Federal Reserve Bank
California Pizza Kitchen
Shamrock Farms
BMO or Wells Fargo Bank Tour
Vincent E. Jackson II, Business Advocate

Foothills Animal Rescue
Fry's at Tatum and Shea Cooking Classes
Ear, Nose and Throat Doctor
Dance Motion
Pampered Chef
Microsoft or Apple Store
Home Depot
AZ Dance Artistry
Desert Botanical Garden
Farmer's Market

Council Activities

Zoo (council event, usually in December)
Science Center (many council activities)
Museum of Musical Instruments (council activity available)

Early Registration Incentives


Early 2022-23 Renewal – April 1 - June 30

We welcome Troops and Service Units to renew memberships before the summer and before school lets out. They receive special perks for doing so! Here’s the breakdown this year. All Troops who renew before June 30 will receive a Spring Registration Patch.

Incentives to Troops

Register between April 1 and April 30

  • Up to four Troop Leader Renewals
    • Troops with 5-9 girls – 2 Troop Leader registration fees paid
    • Troops with 10-15 girls – 3 Troop Leader registration fees paid
    • Troops with 16+ girls – 4 Troop Leader registration fees paid

To take advantage of this offer:

  • Renew the girls in your troop by April 30
  • Submit this form to tell us which leaders you would like us to renew.

Troops must renew at least five girls and two adults to be eligible for ExclusiveCookie Booth Round selection. 

Grow your Troop!

Help engage more girls in Girl Scouting! If you grow your Troop by two girls by September 30, 2022, you'll receive an exclusive invitation to our Songfest Event taking place in October!

Paint Your World Purple

All members registered for the 2023 Membership Year will be eligible to attend an exclusive National Virtual Event “Kisten Bell and Girl Scouts: Paint Your World Purple” on May 19! Paint your world purple and join us for a virtual event on Thursday, May 19 with actor, producer, parent, and Girl Scout alum Kristen Bell, co-author of #1 New York Times bestseller The World Needs More Purple People, as she chats about what it means to be a Purple Person and completes fun activities to show off those Purple People skills.

This members-only event is open to Girl Scouts who join or renew their membership. New members and returning members can purchase their membership and sign up for this exclusive event at the same time.

May Leader's Meeting

May Leader's Meeting Agenda

Our leader's meeting will be at either 10 am or 7 pm on Monday, May 2nd.  

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)


Enrichment: Juliette's Pearls




May Service Project: DIY Toys for Animal Shelters (Troop 981)
May 4, Older Girl Bridging (Troop 2256/4727)
May 15, 1 pm, DIY Toys for Animal Shelters (Troop 981)

July 11-15: Day Camp: Time Traveler (Troop 2256/4727)

2022-2023 calendar is a work in progress.  Check back for updates

** Invite a Friend (Recruitment) Events

Late July/early August Volunteer in Training (for older girls)
**August 12, Feed My Starving Children (Community Service Team)
**August 21 (?) Back-to-School Ice Skating (tentative) (Recruitment Team/Taylor)
**Back-to-School Pool Party (Recruitment Team)

September 8, 7 pm: Ballet Under the Stars in Fountain Hills (free)
** September 18: Girl Scout Sampler
September 30-October 2: Encampment, Shadow Rim (Troop 2010/Outdoor Team)

Community Service Event: Community Service Day
October 18 and 19: First Aid 
October 22: Juliette Low Birthday Party (Troop 4202)

November 5: Father/Daughter Dance (Troop 7076)
Outdoor Event, November 6: Outdoor Skills Training (Outdoor Ed team)
November 7: Cookie Training
November 18: Songfest (Troop 7076)
November 30: Leader's Holiday Party

Outdoor Event, December 17: Jingle Bell Hike

January 2023
Community Service Event:
Pinewood Derby (Troop 4913)
January 6: Cookie Rally (Troop 2010)
January 16: Cookie Sales Begin

February 2023
Outdoor Event:
February 26: Thinking Day (Troop 2256/4727)

March 2023
Outdoor Event:

April 2023
Community Service Event:
April 3: Leader's Gala
April 22: Annual Meeting (tentative)
TBA: Mother/Daughter Tea (Troop 7076)

May 2023
May 3: Older Girl Recognition and Bridging (Troop 2256/4727)

July 2023

Financial Reports

All Financial Reports must be completed online.  To do this, you must log onto the Girl Scouts Arizona Cactus-Pines website and go to "My GS."  Once logged in, select "Volunteer Toolkit" and then "Finances."  The online form will then load to fill in using the numbers from your detailed cash report.

Please upload a copy of your last bank statement and your detailed cash report when you submit your finance report.

Troop Finance reporting is a condition of auditing and must occur yearly.  The due date for submission is June 30th but we highly recommend you complete this by the end of May before the summer lull hits.

Please direct questions to the Lesley, our neighborhood money manager, or to Karel Shoger who can be reached at council via:

Monday, April 18, 2022

Pima Neighborhood Girl Recognition

Pima Neighborhood

Girl Recognition 

Wednesday, May 4, 6:30-7:30 pm
 Laguna Elementary School Cafeteria

Pima is proud to host its seventh girl recognition event. If you have girls who have earned the Bronze, Silver, or Gold Award or are seniors in high school, please invite them to this event. This is an opportunity for you to present their awards (that you have purchased) or to publicly acknowledge their accomplishments. Pima will provide flowers for Ambassador bridgers and Gold Award recipients. There will be a reception for girls and their supporting troops and families.

Girls who have earned their Gold Award should plan to bring their gold notebook and board to the event. 

If you have a girls who are in eighth, tenth, or twelfth grade, they may bridge at this event.  All girls will bridge together with girls from other troops in their grade.  Please send me a list of names of girls who are bridging. 

This is a formal, "uniform" event.  Please ask your girls to wear white shirts and black bottoms plus a vest or sash.

For the program, I need the following:
  • Troop #
  • Correct spelling of all girls' names
  • A list of awards.  We recognize "metal" awards earned in since the beginning of the current Girl Scout year. "Metal" awards include Presidential Service Awards, service bars and leadership torches, as well as the Bronze, Silver, and Gold awards.  If you wish to recognize other accomplishments, please check with Diana.  
  • A complete record of neighborhood event volunteer service to the neighborhood by each girl.
Graduating Seniors! Please to submit a headshot (in uniform).

You may also email this information to
Deadline for submission is April 27
Absolutely NO Exceptions
If information is not submitted by April 27, it will not be included in the program

Tuesday, April 5, 2022

2022 Volunteer Recognitions


Volunteers of Excellence

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.

  • Karalyn Folmes
  • Kiri Arnold
  • Katie Honeycutt

Sustained Service Awards
The Sustained Service Award recognizes individuals for their continued outstanding service for 3 years after receiving the Volunteer of Excellence Award.
The following volunteers were received the sustained service award. We are particularly grateful to these long-serving volunteers of excellence.
  • Maria McDaniel
  • Teresa Dempsey
  • Terri Strelish
  • Diana Laulainen-Schein
Go-Get-Her Award
The Go-get-her Award recognizes a volunteers who have put significant effort and creativity into finding and recruiting more girls into Girl Scouts.
In Pima we use this award to recognize volunteers who serve as school organizers or who volunteer at recruitment events but we also recognize leaders who keep the circle of membership open and agree to merge troops or otherwise take new members into their established troops.
Pima's 2022 Go-Get-Her Award recipients:
  • Mandy Graham
  • Kelly Hurley
Standing Ovation Awards
The Standing Ovation award recognizes a product program volunteer (Fall or Cookie) who has gone above and beyond the expected product sales duties and given service of exceptional benefit which warrants recognition. 

Each year Pima uses this award to recognize individuals for their service to the council in working at the cookie cupboard and for those leaders and cookie managers whose troops post high sales numbers in the product sales, as well as those who manage multiple troops and who volunteer for cookie distribution and cookie rally.

Thank you and congratulations to 
  • Holly Snopko
  • Rebecca Blank 
  • Natalie Lamb 
  • Nadia Day  
  • Emily Sullivan
  • Kathleen McDowell 
  • Jessica Star
  • Urvi Mehta 
  • Sibylle Reuter 
  • Brenda Kimery
  • Kim Handy 
  • Susan Baer
  • Jessica Burton
  • Jessica  Holemon 
  • Teresa Senkarik 
  • Adriana Hammill
  • Marina Shulman
We also salute Teresa Dempsey, Lesley Shockness, and Melissa Caramucci who worked together to manage the sales in 2256/4727, which totaled over 11,000 boxes (approximately 21% of Pima's sales)

Rising Star Awards
Rising Star Awards are given to outstanding new troop leaders and recognizes a volunteer during their first three years for service beyond the expectations for the position. We particularly recognize this group of Rising Stars for their perseverance in the last two difficult years. Pima's 2022 Rising Stars are as follows:
  • Laura McNelis
  • Miranda McCustion
  • Russ Perry
  • Jessica Usleber
  • Stacey Reeves
  • Jennifer Oh
  • Ruth Francis
  • Cinda Hereen
  • Cheryl Florendo
  • Jessica Everton
  • Alma Hernandez
  • Brittany Seroy
  • Krystle Slump
Outdoor Pathfinder Awards
The Outdoor Pathfinder award recognizes volunteers who make outdoor experiences in Girl Scouts possible and provided creative, recreational, and educational outdoor opportunities for girls.

  • Susan Vargas
  • Kim Jansen

Years of Service
The following volunteers received their three years of service pins: Cheryl Graham, Jennifer Oh, Jessica Useleber, Jyoti Pillai, Kristen Warner, Margaret Prins, Monica Quitz Foster, Russ Perry, Chelsea Gilbert, Cinda Heeren, Jessica Everton, Krystle Slump, Anita Rawlings, Laura McNelis, Miranda McCustion, Jennifer Lickteig, and Susan Baer

The following volunteers received their five years of service pins: Andrea Augustine, Liz Sinkwitz, Stacie Macdonald, Dorothy Jokerst, Kathleen McDowell, Samantha Greeban, Elizabeth Beauchman, Kiri Anne Arnold, Kendra Vaughn, and Marni Steinberg

The following volunteers received their 10 years of service pins: Renee Burke, Kristin Brunatti, and Jamey Pugh

The following volunteers received their 15 years of service pins: Mary Cole

Last but certainly not least, Pima thanks Holly Snopko for 20 years and Sandy Stratton for her 23 years of service to Girl Scouts. Both received their 20 years of service pins.

Numeral Guards
Numeral guards are awarded for every five years of membership (girl + adult years). The following members received guards:
Five-year guards: Andrea Smith, Cinda Heeren, Jessica Everton, Krystle Slump, Andrea Augustine, Liz Sinkwitz, and Stacie Macdonald
Ten-year guards: Jennifer Lickteig, Elizabeth Beauchman, Kiri Arnold, Melisa Celaya,
Kristin Brunatti, and Renee Burke
15-year guards: Jamey Pugh, Emiko Bolton, and Mary Cole
20-year guard:
Marissa Watson and Sandy Stratton
25-year guard: Maxia Webb