Friday, October 31, 2014

Prudential Spirit of Community Award - Deadline November 4, 2014

If you know a girl who has made a difference through volunteering and who has provided significant community service over the past year, encourage her to apply for the 2015 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards.  Girls who have recently earned Girl Scout Silver and Girl Scout Gold Awards may be particularly good candidates.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

New Volunteer Open House

Date:  Sunday, November 16, 2014
Time:  Open House - 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
            Classes begin at 3 p.m.
Location:  A Place for Girls, Chesapeake

Don't miss this great opportunity to:
  • Tour A Place for Girls, The Lodge, and The Outback
  • Learn about camp and council programs
  • Make S.W.A.P.S. (Something Wonderfully Affectionate Pinned Somewhere)
  • Meet staff, network with other volunteers and visit the Girl Scout Shop
Classes that will be available are:
  • GS Program Basics - 3-6 p.m. 
OR

Enrichment Classes:
  • Conflict Management - 3-4:30 p.m. or 4:30-6 p.m.
  • GS Patchwork - 3-4:30 p.m. or 4:30-6 p.m.
  • Managing Troop Finances - 3-4:30 p.m. or 4:30-6 p.m.
  • Troop Organization Tips - 3-4:30 p.m. or 4:30-6 p.m.

If you have any questions, please contact Cheryl McGrenra, adult learning manager, at 410-0595, or email cherylm@gsccc.org.

Register here on eBiz.

Delegate Chair, Delegate and Alternate Delegate Training

It is that time of the year again when service units are electing their service unit delegate chair, delegates and alternates.  Once the election process has been completed, the delegate chair will need turn in the paperwork (available here) no later than November 15 to the council office.  Paperwork includes the following:

  • Completed Delegate and Alternate Delegate Consent Forms
  • Completed Special Service Unit Meeting Report Form

All delegate chairs, delegates and alternate delegates will need to register for the face-to-face training on Tuesday, November 4.  If you are unable to attend the face-to-face training, please make sure you register for one of the upcoming webinars on Thursday, November 6th, or Wednesday, November 12th.  For more information about registering for one of the upcoming trainings, go here.

Please plan on attending the Annual Council Meeting on Saturday, February 7, 2015.  Registration details will be forthcoming.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Girl Scout Day at The Virginia Stage Company - A Christmas Carol


Join us for our 5th Annual Girl Scout Day at the Wells Theatre for A Christmas Carol!
Saturday, December 13, 2014 or Sunday, December 14, 2014 
Experience behind-the-scenes tours, theater workshops, award activities, meet the actors, see a Christmas Carol, tea and cider reception and more!
$28 per Girl Scout
Troop Leaders receive a free ticket
Register SOON!
Our Girl Scout Days typically sell out by the end of October!
Online registration is now open!
Click here to register!
For more info: (757) 627-6988 x331 or mdummerth@vastage.com

Friday, October 24, 2014

Family Partnership Campaign

INVEST in your service unit’s Family Partnership Campaign today and get your ToGetHerThere “Investor” t-shirt while supplies last.

We are super excited to kick off the Family Partnership Campaign. Show your support of your Girl Scout, your service unit and the Council with your investment in the Family Partnership Campaign. Your gift helps girls and volunteers right here in our communities. You can make your contribution online, through the mail, or stop by the office.

Note: Sizes are limited – small, medium, large, extra-large, 4XL and 5XL. T-shirts run very small. Please indicate your size with your gift.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Shop Promotions for Month of November

November 4
Voter Appreciation
Receive a discount of 10 percent off entire purchase when you show your Voter Sticker.

November 11
Veteran Appreciation
Receive a discount of 15 percent off entire purchase when you show your Military ID.

November 16
Volunteer Appreciation
New leaders who attend the Volunteer Open House and make a purchase at the shop will receive a discount of 10 percent off entire purchase.

November 24 – 25
"Stuff-a-Turkey"
Receive a discount of 15 percent off all merchandise you can stuff into a bag provided by the shop.

Thanksgiving Holiday
The shops will be closed Thursday, November 26, and Friday, November 27, for the Thanksgiving Holiday. The Chesapeake shop will be open on Saturday, November 28.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Let YOUR VOICE be heard with Girl Voices!


We'd like to thank everyone who completed step one of our Girl Voices survey. Congratulations to the four winners who completed step one by September 30, 2014 and were selected to win. They each won a $25 program credit or shop certificate!
GIRLS you still have time to participate and have a chance to win a FREE week at summer camp to be used the summer of 2015. 
 
Complete Step1 - Go here www.girlscoutvoices.org to register to be a member of the Girl Voices panel. 
Complete Step 2 - Complete the Girl Voices Survey by November 1, 2014t to be entered to win a FREE week of Camp! Surveys will be sent to any girl who registers to become a Girl Voices panelist by November 1, 2014.

Community Service Opportunity with Operation Homefront


Volunteers are needed to sort donated toys for Operation Homefront. A national nonprofit, Operation Homefront leads more than 2,500 volunteers with nationwide presence who provide emergency and other financial assistance to the families of service members and wounded warriors. Operation Homefront has provided assistance to thousands of military families since its inception in 2002.

The following days we will tentatively be sorting at Pembroke Mall in Virginia Beach, VA:
Thursday, November 13, 2014 from 10a.m.-2p.m.
Thursday, November 20, 2014 from 10a.m.-2p.m.
Monday, December 1, 2014 from 10a.m.-2p.m.
Monday, December 8, 2014 from 10a.m.-2p.m.
Tuesday, December 9, 2014 from 10a.m.-2p.m.
Additional dates may be added the week of December 8-12, 2014.
Distribution will be held on December 13, 2014 from 9a.m.-4p.m. and December 14, 2014 from 12p.m.-5p.m. (Volunteers for the first shift will need to be there an hour early to help with set-up and the last shift will stay an hour late to help with break down.)

The following days we will tentatively be sorting toys in Hampton VA:
Friday, November 14, 2014 from 10a.m.- 2 p.m.
Friday, November 21, 2014 from 10a.m.-2p.m.
Tuesday,  December 2, 2014 from 10a.m.- 2p.m.
Thursday, December 4, 2014 from 10a.m.-2p.m.
Additional dates may be added the week of December 1-5, 2014.
Distribution will be held on December 6, 2014 from 10a.m.-4p.m. (Volunteers for the first shift will need to be there an hour early to help with set-up and the last shift will stay an hour late to help with break down.)

Please keep in mind that these dates are still tentative and that we might not be there the entire planned time. It all depends on the number of volunteers we have that day and the amount of toys to be sorted.

Thank you so much for your interest in helping Operation Homefront with our holiday toy drive and being able to provide over 3,000 military children in need with a joyous Holiday.

For additional information and to sign up to help, contact:

Lauren Cossel
AmeriCorps Member- American Legion Auxillary “Call To Service Corps”
Program Coordinator
Operation Homefront – Mid-Atlantic
Serving Washington DC, Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia
904-524-3193 – cell
757-806-6150 – office
Lauren.Cossel@operationhomefront.net

Friday, October 10, 2014

Let YOUR VOICE be heard with GIRL VOICES…and get the chance to win a WEEK OF SUMMER CAMP!



Girl Scouts of the Colonial Coast invites Girl Scout members to use our online survey system to tell us about their Girl Scout experiences. Feedback will help us better understand how Girl Scouting is benefiting girls and how we can make their experiences even better!

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Service Units can earn $50.00!

Now is a great time to be a Girl Scout!  Share an awesome Girl Scout Leadership Experience with more girls!  Service Units that achieve 75% of their girl goal by November 20, 2014 at 4:00 p.m. will receive $50! Contact your membership team member for more information.





Monday, October 6, 2014

Add a Friend - Earn Your Patch!



What's more fun than Girl Scouts? NOTHING! But bringing in just one more friend to join gives you double the fun!

Girls who bring a friend to join Girl Scouts between now and December 15, 2014, will receive the "Discover the Universe" patch. Your friend will also receive a patch.

Then you and your friend have the opportunity to participate in all of the fun Girl Scout activities together! Your troop can learn more or complete this form.

Have you registered for the upcoming 2014-15 Girl Scout membership year yet? We've got so much in store for you! Register here.

Community 2 - Spice Up Your Skills Fall Volunteer Development Day

Thalia United Methodist Church, Virginia Beach

Saturday, October 18, 2014, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Workshops include Girl Scout Program Basics, Risk Management, Tips for Trips, PB&J (Proficiency Badges and Journeys), First Aid/CPR/AED, Managing Troop Finances and Compass Skills.

Click here for more information and to register.

Volunteer Support Team (VST) Position Training - Saturday, October 25, 2014

Did you miss the 2014 Dare to Lead! VST Conference on Saturday, August 9, but still need to take your VST position training?  If so, you can register to attend the VST training that will be held on Saturday, October 25, 2014, at Great Bridge United Methodist Church in Chesapeake.

Go here to register.

Please contact cherylm@gsccc.org if you have any questions.

Effectively Facilitating Adult Learning Classes

Do you enjoy talking to adult volunteers?  Do you enjoy speaking in front of a group?  Are you ready to take the next step to become an adult learning facilitator?  If the answers to any of these questions are yes, you should register for one of our upcoming Effectively Facilitating Adult Learning classes.
  • Saturday, October 18, 2014 - 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Peninsula Service Center
  • Sunday, October 26, 2014 - 1 p.m. - 6 p.m. - A Place for Girls

Please register here through eBiz.

Please direct any questions to Cheryl McGrenra, Adult Learning Manager, at cherylm@gsccc.org.

New Volunteer Open House - Sunday, November 16, 2014

Date:  Sunday, November 16, 2014
Time:  Open House - 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
            Classes begin at 3 p.m.
Location:  A Place for Girls, Chesapeake

Don't miss this great opportunity to:
  • Tour A Place for Girls, The Lodge, and The Outback
  • Learn about camp and council programs
  • Make S.W.A.P.S. (Something Wonderfully Affectionate Pinned Somewhere)
  • Meet staff, network with other volunteers and visit the Girl Scout Shop
Classes that will be available are:
  • GS Program Basics - 3-6 p.m. 
OR

Enrichment Classes:
  • Conflict Management - 3-4:30 p.m. or 4:30-6 p.m.
  • GS Patchwork - 3-4:30 p.m. or 4:30-6 p.m.
  • Managing Troop Finances - 3-4:30 p.m. or 4:30-6 p.m.
  • Troop Organization Tips - 3-4:30 p.m. or 4:30-6 p.m.

If you have any questions, please contact Cheryl McGrenra, adult learning manager, at 410-0595, or email cherylm@gsccc.org.

Register here on eBiz.