Sunday, November 23, 2014

Fall Products - It's not too late to participate! It's fun...easy...and fast! Awesome Patches!

The Fall Product sale is in it's final week!  Let's make sure that girls reach their financial and sales goals!

Our Goal is for each girl to sell at least one can of Thank You Nuts for the USO!  More than half of the girls have reached this goal....So how are your girls doing?  Let us know what we can do to help!

Selling magazines online is super easy and there's no money to collect! The council goal is for each girl to sell at least one magazine.
Simply follow these steps below to get started:
1.   To register, go to:
2.   Set your goals.
3.   Personalize and send emails to family and friends.
4.   Create a personalized welcome page.
5.   Check out the selections and order your family's favorite magazines and photo keepsakes!
  • You can order magazines as gifts.
  • You can renew existing subscriptions.
  • Customers pay online with a credit/ debit card - No money to handle!
  • Customers can make nut promises too!  They order online and you deliver and collect payment.
  • Send just 12 emails and receive a FREE PATCH!!!
If you need any assistance in helping your girls reach their goals, contact Jennifer McGowan at

Friday, November 21, 2014

Last Call for Adult Award Nominations

The deadline is fast approaching for submission of nominations for Thanks, Honor, and Appreciation Pins! Honor those outstanding volunteers you work with every day by recognizing them with a nomination for one of these prestigious awards.

Please submit completed nomination packets to the Volunteer Services department by December 1, 2014.

Award information and nomination forms can be found here:

For more information, contact

December Shop Promotions and Holiday Hours

December 2, 3, 4
Happy Holidays Blowout Sale
Receive a discount of 20 percent off all merchandise!
While supplies last.

December 10, 17
“Stuff-a-Stocking" Wednesdays
Receive a discount of 15 percent off all merchandise you can stuff in a stocking provided by the shop!

Visit the Council shops to see the new arrivals just in time for the Holidays:
GSCCC Tumblers in Green, Red, Orange and Blue: $10 each
GSCCC Hoodie: $30 each (all sizes)
GSCCC Tote: $16 each
Girl Scout Barbie: $12.99 each

Retail Shop Holiday Hours
The shops will be closed Wednesday, December 24, 2014, to Thursday, January 1, 2015. The shops will reopen Friday, January 2, 2015.

You're invited to Coastal Connection's Holiday Cookie Exchange!

Join your fellow Girl Scout Adult Volunteers at the Coastal Connection (Community 2) Holiday Cookie Exchange.

When: Tuesday, December 9, 2014 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Where: Thalia United Methodist Church, Seeker Room
               4321 Virginia Beach Boulevard, Virginia Beach

How to participate: Bake or purchase three dozen of the same cookie and bring to the event (If you would like to bring extras for tasting, feel free!). Bring at least 30 copies of your recipe for sharing. You will go home with three dozen different Christmas cookies just in time for the holidays! We will provide a box for you to take your cookies home.

Questions?  Contact Volunteer Support Organizer, Mary Ellen Fentress,

This is an adult networking event.  There will be a short community business meeting prior to the cookie exchange.

Hampton Roads Iceplex Hosts a Girls Scouts Holiday Ice Skating Day

Join us for Ice Skating just for Girl Scouts, friends and families!

Saturday December 27, 2014
9:00 – 11:15a.m. (doors open at 8:30a.m.)
$5.50 per person - Skate Rental $2.00
Hampton Roads Iceplex
401 Village Ave, Yorktown, Virginia 23693

Reservations are required for all groups small or large. Contact to register your group.

Free Lessons Available for beginners. Must call to reserve lessons. 

Refreshments will be served.     

Delegate Training

Delegate chairs, delegates and alternate delegates who were unable to attend the face-to-face meeting or one of the webinars can now view a recording of the webinar. Register through ebiz, and you will receive an email message with the link to the recording.  At the end of the recording, you will be asked to complete a short survey.  Please complete the survey so that you will receive credit for completing this training.  You will need to view the webinar no later than Monday, January 27, 2015.

Register for the webinar recording here.

For questions, contact Cheryl McGrenra, Adult Learning Manager, at

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Volunteer Invite-a-Friend offer – It’s not too late!

Do you hear that? The clock is ticking!

Only TEN more days to recruit a friend during our Volunteer Invite-a-Friend offer!

A $50 shopping spree, introducing a friend to volunteer and making memories with your Girl Scouts—what could be better?!

Tell us RIGHT HERE that you've recruited a friend to start a Girl Scout Daisy, Brownie, or Junior troop. Then make your shopping list here at the national online store!

Have a question? Contact

Monday, November 17, 2014

2014 Holiday Toy Drive - ForKids!

2014 Holiday Toy Drive
Help Make this Season Bright for the children of ForKids!

‘Tis the season for the second floor of Good Mojo to transform into the ForKids Holiday Shop!
Drop-off donations from December 1 - 13, 2014 from 10a.m. - 5p.m.
Good Mojo, 2411 Granby Street, Norfolk
(757) 622-1194

Contact Rachel Newnam at 622-6400 x113 or  to discuss your drive.
~Wish List~
New, unwrapped toys for boys & girls - with price tags attached, if possible.  Highlighted items are the most requested donations.

Aqua Doodle
Mozart Effect: DVD’s/CD’s
Baby Einstein DVD’s/CD’s
Bristle Blocks
Counting Toys
Fisher-Price Toys (especially snap and lock beads)
Little Tikes
Magna Doodle
Mr. & Mrs. Potato-Head
Musical Instruments
Wooden Puzzles
Snap Toys
Scooting Toys
Tool Sets
Tonka Trucks
Tupperware Shape-O-Toy

AGES 5-8
Arts & Craft Items
Board Games (Connect Four, Twister, Pictionary, Jr.Monopoly)
Diva Dolls
Bristle Blocks
Dress-up items
Flash Cards
Girls Nail Decorating Kit
Kitchen Play
Baby Alive
Phonics Games
Rescue Rangers Figurines
Magna Doodle
Good Luck Charlie items
Dora the Explorer Items
Diego Items
Super Hero Toys/Items
Harry Potter Items
Hello Kitty Items

AGES 9-12
Arts & Craft Items
Baking Sets
Diaries (electronic)
Hair Accessories
Imaginext Items
Leap Frog Items
Lincoln Logs
Match Box Sets & Cars
Musical Instruments
Polly Pockets
Science Sets
Skateboards, Bikes, Roller Blades, & Scooters w/ Helmets
Sports Items- Soccer/Basket Balls, Footballs, Nurf Balls
Super hero/Spider Man Items
Tonka trucks
Remote Control Cars

$10-$15 Gift Cards to WalMart
Art Supplies
Handheld Games
Video Games (non-violent)
Ipods / mp3 Players/ CD’s
Watches & Jewelry
Accessories, purses, beltsDigital Cameras
Skateboards, Bikes, Roller Blades, & Scooters w/ Helmets
DVDs & Players
Cell Phone Minutes

Twilight Series
Chronicles of Narnia
Harry Potter
Bluford Series
Hunger Games
Diary of a Wimpy Kid Series

*Please no toy weapons/weapon accessories, squirt guns, swords, machine guns or Ninja sets.
No need for puzzles, candyland, or chutes & ladders...we still have several from last year!

Rock Wall Climbing - Lock In

Lock In at Peak Experience in Richmond, This will be a great evening of indoor rock wall climbing all NIGHT! This event is available for Girl Scout Juniors, Cadettes, Seniors and Ambassadors. There is still space available, get signed up today! 

Peak Experiences
Richmond, VA
December 20, 2014
8:30 p.m.Saturday – 7 a.m. Sunday
$40 Climbers and $5 Adult non climbers
Minimum: 4 Maximum: 60
Deadline: December 6, 2014
Girls must bring a chaperone.

For questions or to register contact: Michelle Klausmeier at and cell 757-287-4009.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Have you heard about the Volunteer Invite-a-Friend offer?

Picture your favorite Girl Scout memory. Maybe when it’s the time one of your Girl Scout Daisies realized that swimming wasn't so scary with her Girl Scout sisters around… or maybe it’s the moment that your Girl Scout Junior found her voice and stood up to peer pressure… or maybe when you realized that without YOU, those moments may not have happened. Don’t you want to invite a friend to make even more of these moments happen? All registered volunteers are eligible!

Here’s what you need to know:
Volunteers who recruit a friend to start a new K–5 troop will receive $50 to use at Girl Scouts’ Official Online Store. The person you successfully recruit to volunteer will get a new Volunteer Resource Pack!

Click here to learn more.

Hurry!  Offer ends 12/1/2014.

Darkness to Light - Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Training

Did you know that 1 in 4 girls and 1 in 6 boys will be sexually abused by their 18th birthday? The Protecting Children Foundation was founded to fulfill the vision of Hampton Roads as a network of safe communities where all children are respected and protected. Their mission is to enrich, educate and empower the community and survivors of childhood sexual abuse. Protecting Children Foundation is offering Darkness to Light classes for Girl Scout volunteers at a discounted rate of $5 (regular cost is $25). In this class, adults will learn seven steps to preventing, recognizing and reacting responsibly to child sexual abuse.

Saturday, November 15 - 9 a.m. to 12 noon
Location:  A Place for Girls, Chesapeake

Registration closes November 11, so register today here.

New Volunteer Open House - Sunday, November 16, 2014

Date:  Sunday, Nov 16, 2014
Time: 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
Available Classes:
  • GS Program Basics - 3-6 p.m. 

      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

Register here on eBiz.

Friday, November 7, 2014

7 Sisters, 7 Cities Hosts Their First 5K

Saturday, January 31, 2015
Bells Mill Park
424 Albemarle Drive, Chesapeake
9a.m.     5K kickoff                          
10a.m.   1 mile fun run
Open to the Public!
Come join your local Girl Scouts as they JUMP START their Cookie Season

**This event will feature Best Costume, Best Spirit, and Largest Team Prizes**
For Registration and badge componentscompletedat this event please visit our facebook page here 

Trefoil Trek
Early Bird signup by November 15th                         $25
General sign up November 16-December 21st           $30
Late sign up   January 2-14th                                      $35

Early Bird signup by November 15th                         $10
General sign up November 16-December 21st           $12
Late sign up   January 2-14th                                      $15

Save the Date - The 7th Annual Samoa Soiree

The Samoa Soiree is Girl Scouts of the Colonial Coast's one-of-a-kind signature event where the finest chefs in Hampton Roads create original desserts and appetizers using Girl Scout Cookies as the key ingredient. Come with friends to spend an evening eating, dancing, laughing and bidding on our attractive silent auction items – all with one goal in mind – to raise money to help each girl in Hampton Roads become a Girl Scout.

North Carolina Governor's Page Program

North Carolina
Governor's Page Program
New Dates Posted!

Click Here to Apply

Governor McCrory believes it is important to inspire the next generation of leaders to get involved in public service. That's why the governor would like to personally welcome students to the Capitol City to participate in the North Carolina Governor’s Page Program. Established in 1973, the program provides students with an opportunity to gain hands-on knowledge of the function and roles of state government while learning about the importance of public service.

Each applicant must be a North Carolina High School student in good academic standing between the ages of sixteen and eighteen years old. Pages are selected to serve one week terms during the legislative sessions and summer with the exception of state and national holidays. Pages are expected to display professional behavior at all times.