Monday, May 14, 2018

2017-2018 All-Star Troop Patch Report


Did your troop receive a well-rounded Girl Scout program this year? Is your troop eligible to receive a free All-Star Troop Patch? Complete the 2017-2018 All-Star Troop Patch Report and take the form to a GSCCC retail shop to pick up your patches.

Patches will be ready for pick up from June 1 through August 31, 2018.

Upcoming Adult Learning Opportunities

Girl Scout Program Basics Part II
Camden County Library
Camden, NC
Sunday, June 17, 2018
3-5 p.m.
Cost: $3

Learn how to teach your girls how to plan their year and their troop meetings.

Register on eBiz by June 11. Questions? Contact customercare@gsccc.org.

First Aid/CPR/AED Training
Does your troop have a first-aider? Has your first-aider's certification expired and now needs to attend an upcoming class? If so, register for a classroom First Aid/CPR/AED training today by visiting the EMTA Enterprises website.

Go Gold Workshop for Girl Scout Seniors and Ambassadors

First Christian Church
Hampton, VA
Saturday, June 16, 2018
1-3 p.m.
For Girl Scout Seniors and Ambassadors.

Attend this workshop to learn how to successfully plan and carry out a Girl Scout Gold Award project.

Register on eBiz by June 10.

Questions? Contact customercare@gsccc.org.

The Race to Seventy-Five



Will your service unit be the first to achieve 75 percent girl renewal and win the incentive money?

The service unit early renewal incentive is still anyone's race!

Early Renewal ends on June 4th, so now is the time to take advantage of the latest troop incentives and get your girls renewed.

Kids' Night Volunteer Opportunities

One Child Center for Autism
Williamsburg Indoor Sports Complex
Williamsburg, VA
4:30-9:30 p.m.

Volunteer opportunities available for the following days:
  • Saturday, May 19, 2018
  • Saturday, June 9, 2018
  • Saturday, August 11, 2018
  • Saturday, September 22, 2018
  • Saturday, October 20, 2018
  • Saturday, November 17, 2018
  • Saturday, December 15, 2018

Elizabeth River Project - Volunteer Opportunities

Natural Shoreline Planting and Oyster Castle Installation
Rivercrest Way
Chesapeake, VA
June 6th, 9 a.m.
June 7th, 10 a.m.
June 8th, 11 a.m.
June 11th, 1 p.m.
June 12th, 2 p.m.
June 13th, 3 p.m.
Girls in grades 9-12 and adult volunteers are welcomed.

Volunteers will help with the restoration of the Eastern Branch of the Elizabeth River, our most polluted tributary, by installing native grasses and plants along the bank. The project will be one of the largest plantings and natural shoreline installations undertaken by the Elizabeth River Project. This is a great opportunity for older girls to work alongside our scientists, learn more about the environment and play in the dirt!

Jefferson Lab - Free Open House Tour

Jefferson Lab
12000 Jefferson Ave
Newport News, VA
Saturday, May 19, 2018
9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Grades 6-12 only.

Jefferson Lab in Newport News is hosting an open house tour of their Electron Beam Accelerator Facility. The event provides the public with an ideal opportunity to explore this world-class research facility and features tours of research areas; lectures; and numerous exhibits, demonstrations and hands-on activities. During your visit, you can learn about superconducting materials, supercomputers, particle accelerators, particle detectors, nuclear physics research, and much more.

Shero Food Drive

Kroger Stores (five locations in South Hampton Roads)
Saturday, May 19, 2018
Shifts: 8-11 a.m. or 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
All grades are welcome.

We are teaming up with the Differences Foundation, The Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore, and Kroger supermarkets. It's time for the superhero in you to shine. This awesome one-day event will take place at five different Kroger locations throughout the south side of Hampton Roads. Girl Scout troops will compete to bring in the most pounds of food - food donated at the event and food donations leading up to your shift that you bring! When you come on the 19th to do your shift, bring your food with you to be weighed. A prize will be given to the troop with the most poundage. This is a first-come, first-serve, time slot registration. You may only choose one time slot and location when registering.

Register by noon, May 15.

Alum Paint Party



Gather with our adult Girl Scout alums and friends at our Alum Paint Party on May 20 at 2:30 p.m!

Being outside is a great way to inspire your creativity. Join us as we celebrate Art in the Outdoors. We will venture down the trail to the picnic shelters at Camp Outback to become one with nature and create your very own masterpiece, with a little guidance, of course.

Only $10 for current Girl Scout members (fee includes canvas, instruction and a snack).

Register now!

Monday, May 7, 2018

ODU 10th Annual Hampton Roads Conference for Girls and Young Women

Old Dominion University will host the 10th Annual Hampton Roads Conference for Girls and Young Women "Girls Rule the World," on Saturday, May 19, 2018 in Webb University Center.

The daylong conference provides workshops and presentations that are intended to inform and empower girls and young women to become productive citizens and leaders. Last year's conference was attended by almost 400 girls, young women, parents and other interested adults. The conference is free and open to all young women ages 14 - 17 and accompanying adults from the Hampton Roads region and beyond.

Register here.

Spots Still Available for Camp Fury Norfolk & Hampton

Day Camp Fury Norfolk
Monday, June 25 - Friday, June 29

Resident Camp Fury Hampton
Sunday, July 8 - Friday, July 13
Camp Skimino (overnight camping accommodations will be indoors and include air conditioning)

Join us in celebrating our 5th year!

Ready to shatter glass ceilings? Seize the opportunity to train alongside a team of firefighters and law enforcement personnel. Gear-up and experience hands-on fire, emergency service and law enforcement activities. Challenge yourself to take risks, participate in rigorous physical fitness drills and meet women who are breaking down barriers and stereotypes in non-traditional public service careers. At the end of camp, we will celebrate your accomplishments at a graduation ceremony with family and friends.

May Incentives Release!















The weather is getting warmer, the flowers are blooming, and the tell-tale sneezing must mean that it is officially spring.

May is a busy month! Troops are taking trips, planning end-of-year parties, attending service unit encampments and much more. As you are making your monthly to-do list, be sure to add "Renew My Troop" to the top. By renewing this month, you'll not only have a head start on the fun and adventure for next year but your troop may be entered into drawings for some incredible incentives. Does the name Great Wolf Lodge peak your interest?

Of course it does!

You can find out more information about this and other incentives here. This month always seems to go by fast. Make sure to renew today!

Monday, April 30, 2018

New Date: Girl Scout Cadette Entrepreneurship and Business Workshops

Kempsville High School
5194 Chief Trail
Virginia Beach, VA

Saturday, May 19, 2018
8:30 a.m. Registration begins
9 a.m.-noon Entrepreneur
12:30-3:30 p.m. Comparison Shopping
Girl Scout Cadettes only. Girls have the option to register for one or both workshops.
$7 per workshop (includes badge and all supplies)
$5.50 box lunch (optional for girls who attend both workshops)

Registration is now open for the Kempsville Entrepreneurship and Business Academy Workshops. The Academy faculty and students will be leading two workshops: Entrepreneur and Comparison Shopping. Girl Scout Cadettes will learn how to think like an entrepreneur and learn how to go online to find the best deals on the best products in the safest way possible.

This Academy-Girl Scout partnership is the Silver Award project of Sydney Brown, Troop 571.

Click here for more details and to register by May 14 (or until full).

Why Should I Renew Early?


Back to school time can be hectic as everyone adjusts to new schedules and activities. By renewing your Girl Scout membership now, you'll have one less things to worry about when September comes around. The process is quick and easy so why not take a few minutes today and have one less thing on your to-do list this fall?

Renewing your membership now may seem like a small thing but the impact is huge! Not only is it the first step to another year of life changing adventures, there are fun perks for both girls and troops. So whether you are enticed by the early renewal incentives (stay tuned for big news regarding May incentives) or just want to get a head start on next year, consider renewing your membership today!

Monday, April 23, 2018

Thank you Girl Scout Volunteers for All That You Do!

We cannot express our gratitude enough for all that you do to serve girls throughout our council. You are the core of our Movement because you work with girls every day to help give them courage to try new things and pursue their dreams in ways that they never imagined.

Because of you, girls are growing into confident young women who change the world...girls who will be leaders in their communities.

Thank you for inspiring generations of girls and women!