Monday, November 19, 2018

Senior Living Facility Looking For Girl Scouts Interested In Community Service

The WindsorMeade senior living facility is looking for Girl Scout Troops to visit this holiday season. Consider volunteering to do crafts and sing carols!

Get details of the center at www.windsormeade.org. They are located at 3900 Windsor Hall Dr, Williamsburg, VA 23188.

Contact Caroline Kaliris at ckaliris@pinnacleliving.org or 757-941-3663.

Thanksgiving Holiday Closings

GSCCC offices and shops will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday starting at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, November 21, through Saturday, November 24. Normal business hours will resume on Monday, November 26.

Refer to our website for regular office and shop hours.

Have a safe and happy holiday!

Monday, November 12, 2018

Ladies in the Lab - IGEM Team

Sunday, November 18, 2018
The College of William & Mary
540 Landrum Dr
Williamsburg, VA 23185
Open to Girl Scout Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors
Check-In: 9:50 a.m.
Event: 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Free event. Patch is available for purchase in GSCCC retail shops.

The IGEM Team of William & Mary is offering a "Ladies in the Lab" event. If gel electrophoresis & DNA extraction, plating isolated colonies, bacterial art & titration and bacteria morphology and microscopes & gram stains sound like fun to you, this is your day. If you are unfamiliar with all this, register and learn all about it!

Register by November 11.

Questions? Contact jelaury@email.wm.edu

Girl Scout Cadette Workshops

Saturday, January 5, 2019
Salem High School
1993 Sundevil Dr
Virginia Beach, VA
9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. - Screenwriter workshop
1 to 4 p.m. - Public Speaker workshop
Cost: $7 per workshop (includes badge and all supplies). A box lunch option is available for an additional $5.50.

Girl Scout Cadettes are invited to register and attend workshops, Screenwriter and Public Speaker, organized by Girl Scout Cadette Sydney from Troop 571 and hosted by the Virginia Beach Visual and Performing Arts Academy. Girls may register for one or both workshops and will learn how to create a screenplay for a show or movie and find their inner performer and be unafraid to speak up!

Registration deadline is December 22, 2018.
For more information and to register, visit https://girlscoutcadetteworkshops.weebly.com/.

National Internship Opportunity for Girl Scouts in Grades 8-10

G.I.R.L. 2020 will be planned over the course of two years by a group of 25 Girl Scouts known as the G-TEAM (girls together empowering and mobilizing). Members ("interns") will guide the overall direction of the Orlando event and have chances to participate in field-specific internships in areas such as marketing, event production, governance, and logistics. In-person planning sessions will take place in Orlando, Florida, and New York City, with all expenses paid by Girl Scouts of the USA. At the event in 2020, the G-TEAM will serve as leaders both behind the scenes and on the stage.

All Girl Scouts currently in grades 8-10 are eligible to apply. Applications are accepted from October 19 to November 19, 2018, at 12 a.m. ET.

Click here for more information and to apply.

Harlem Globetrotters

Saturday, March 16, 2019, at 2 p.m.
or Sunday, March 17, 2019, at 3 p.m.
ODU Ted Constant Center
Norfolk, VA
Cost: Starting at $20.50 (includes patch).
Free parking.

Come out for a fun event that includes receiving a Globetrotter patch and a special meet-and-greet before the game! You can pick up the patch the day of the game. If you're interested in performing in the Color Guard, contact Todd McKeating at todd_mckeating@comcastspectacor.com.

For more information or to purchase tickets, contact Todd McKeating at 757-683-7087 or todd_mckeating@comcastspectacor.com.
For the complete group savings, view this flyer.

Wisconsin Tragedy

As many have read, a terrible tragedy occurred Saturday, November 3 in Lake Hallie, Wisconsin, involving a hit-and-run crash that killed three girls and one adult volunteer from Girl Scouts of the Northwestern Great Lakes’ Troop 3055, leaving at least one other girl who was listed in critical condition and has since been reported as stabilized and improving. The girls and volunteers were all living our mission, making their community a better place while following proper safety protocols, including being dressed in bright vests and, in the case of the girls, properly supervised by adults, as they cleaned up a stretch of highway they had adopted. The driver, who was reported to be driving while intoxicated, turned himself in and is in police custody.

GSUSA and GSCCC posted Facebook messages on Sunday to alert our members:
At this difficult time, we turn our thoughts to our sister Girl Scouts in Wisconsin, who are mourning the tragic news. Girl Scouts of the Northwestern Great Lakes is holding a candlelight vigil at 6:00 p.m. CT – 7 p.m. ET today; we invite Girl Scouts everywhere to join the council in honoring the lives of the deceased by lighting a candle, observing a moment of silence, or engaging in other meaningful rituals. Girl Scouts of the Northwestern Great Lakes is inviting anyone who would like to send a card to send it to their Eau Claire Service Center: 4222 Oakwood Hills Pkwy, Eau Claire, WI 54701.

We are aware this accident impacted Girl Scouts everywhere and that some GSCCC troops would like to dedicate meetings to creating cards and sending them to Girl Scouts of the Northwestern Great Lakes Council. We understand that activities of this type may result in discussions of a sensitive nature. Therefore, we ask that troop leaders use the sensitive issues program permission slip for this purpose.  We also suggest that they refer to a GSUSA resource - leading difficult conversations with confidence. Cards may continue to be mailed to the address we posted earlier - Eau Claire Service Center: 4222 Oakwood Hills Pkwy, Eau Claire, WI 54701.

Register for Camp Early and Other Important Camp Dates

Whether you’re giving the gift of summer camp this holiday season or just planning ahead, you’ll be able to register your Girl Scout for camp starting December 10, 2018! Our Camp Guide, filled with all the exciting details about camp offerings this year, will be available December 3, 2018, online. New this year, we’ve added a softball camp at Darden, mini-week for Fourth of July, and the two winning themes from the Camp Theme Contest! Register by February 1, 2019, to receive the Early Bird discount!

All summer camp registrations and forms are due by May 15, 2019.

Questions? Contact customercare@gsccc.org.

Camp Song Video Contest!

Call all Girl Scouts! We want to hear your voices in our Camp Song Video Contest! Choose your favorite camp song, sing it loud and proud in the outdoors, and send us your video for a chance to win!


Questions? Contact customercare@gsccc.org or call 757-547-4405.

Monday, November 5, 2018

Camp Song Video Contest

Calling all Girl Scouts! We want to hear your voices in our Camp Song Video Contest! Choose your favorite camp song from the approved list, sing it loud and proud in the outdoors with your troop/group, and send us your video for a chance to win! The winning troop/group will receive a credit towards summer camp, camp sampler weekends or Spring Break camp for the 2019 season. There will be 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners. For contest rules and to submit your contest entry, visit: https://tinyurl.com/ycp444mk.

Check Out Our New Community Partners Page

We've recently updated our Community Partners page to help you find local event partners, resource partners and service partners. We've even organized them by our four pillars - Entrepreneurship/ Financial Literacy, Life Skills, Outdoors, and STEM - to make it easier for you to locate the type of partner you're seeking. Additionally, we have provided a link for those partners with Explore patches.

Register for Summer Camp Earlier This Year!

Mark your calendars! New this year, summer camp registration begins December 10, 2018! The Camp Guide will go live on gsccc.org on December 3, 2018, and will include new and exciting opportunities such as Softball Camp at Darden, mini-camp week for Fourth of July and the first ever girl-led Camp Theme Contest winning week! Register by February 1, 2019, (Early Bird deadline) to receive a discount.

Consider giving the gift of camp this holiday season!

Ladies in the Lab - IGEM Team

Sunday, November 18, 2018
The College of William & Mary
540 Landrum Dr
Williamsburg, VA 23185
Open to Girl Scout Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors
Check-In: 9:50 a.m.
Event: 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Free event. Patch is available for purchase in GSCCC retail shops.

The IGEM Team of William & Mary is offering a "Ladies in the Lab" event. If gel electrophoresis & DNA extraction, plating isolated colonies, bacterial art & titration and bacteria morphology and microscopes & gram stains sound like fun to you, this is your day. If you are unfamiliar with all this, register and learn all about it!

Register by November 11.

Questions? Contact jelaury@email.wm.edu

Monday, October 29, 2018

Nominate a Deserving Girl Scout for the Buck Harris Award

The Buck Harris Award was established upon the retirement of Buck Harris, a former executive director of the Virginia Tidewater Girl Scout Council. Buck dedicated her life to providing the finest in camping and outdoor education programs.

This award is presented at the Annual Council Meeting each year to one Girl Scout who has made a difference in troop meetings, service unit events and/or Council events during the past two years. She will receive a framed certificate and a certificate towards attending a GSCCC-sponsored summer camp.

To qualify for the award, a girl must be nominated by the girls in her troop, group or service unit, or by an adult who is aware of her qualifications. As girls decide on their nominee, help them understand this is more than a popularity contest.

Nomination forms can be found here on the GSCCC website. Email completed nominations to customercare@gsccc.org by Thursday, November 1, 2018.

Volunteer Years of Service Pin Application

The Years of Volunteer Service Pin recognizes an adult member registered with Girl Scouts of the U.S.A. for her/his years of active volunteer service at five-year intervals. If you have been an active volunteer for Girl Scouts for 20 years or more (in five-year intervals), complete the Volunteer Years of Service Pin Application and submit it by Thursday, November 1, 2018. You will be recognized at the Annual Awards Luncheon and Celebration.