Monday, July 27, 2015

Shop Promotions for Month of August


“GO!” Activity Fun Patches
•Biking
•Canoeing
•Duck Taping
•Running
•Swimming
•Tubing

New Item
GSCCC Rhinestone Tumblers: $10

August 5, 12, 19, 26 Fish Bowl Wednesdays
Hook a fish at checkout and receive a 10 percent, 15 percent, or 20 percent discount off the entire purchase. Not to be combined with any other offer.

August 1-31 Pre-Back-to-Troop Sale
Start shopping early for back-to-troop savings and receive a
free bag when you purchase a complete starter kit.

Summer Shop Hours

Chesapeake Shop:
Monday-Thursday
9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Friday
9:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday
Closed

Peninsula Shop:
Monday-Thursday
9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Friday
9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday
Closed

The shops will be closed for inventory on the following dates:
Chesapeake Shop: July 27-31
Peninsula Shop: August 3-7

Join Us for a Community Learning Event - Girl Scout to Girl Scout - Sharing Knowledge and Experience

Saturday, August 22, 2015
8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Great Bridge United Methodist Church
201 Stadium Drive
Chesapeake, VA 23322

Calling all volunteers! You are invited to attend the Girl Scout to Girl Scout – Sharing Knowledge and Experience event, presented by the 7 Sisters, 7 Cities Community.

New volunteer classes and enrichment classes will be offered free at this event. During your lunch break, browse displays, learn about the Girl Scout Leadership Experience and explore materials that can help you and the girls you mentor.

See this flier for more information and register today.

For questions, contact Cheryl McGrenra at cherylm@gsccc.org or 757-410-0595.

Outdoor I: Cabin Camping Classes

The Outdoor I: Cabin Camping course will prepare adult volunteers to introduce girls to outside adventures. Emphasis is on knowledge of outdoor skills: meal planning and preparation (involving actual cooking/clean up), use of kaper charts, propane stoves, knot tying, knife safety and protection of the natural world. This course allows adult volunteers to take girls camping in a cabin or other walled structure.

Saturday, August 8, 2015
9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Lynnhaven United Methodist Church
Virginia Beach, VA

Sunday, September 20, 2015
1-5 p.m.
Great Neck Park
Virginia Beach, VA

Canoe Classes for Volunteers

Introduction to Canoe Basics
Saturday, August 15, 2015
9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Camp Skimino
Williamsburg, VA

During this course you will learn basic tandem and solo strokes and more. Everything is provided. Be sure to dress in swimming attire and wear shoes that can get wet. This is an introductory course and does not certify you to take girls canoeing and is not a required class if you already have basic canoeing skills.

Register today through eBiz.


American Red Cross Small Craft Safety
Sunday, August 16, 2015
9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Camp Skimino
Williamsburg, VA

The Barn Life at Cedar Hill Farms

The Horse Lovers Forever Saddle Club welcomes beginners through advanced riders starting at age four through adult to enjoy riding lessons at The Barn Life at Cedar Hall Farms.

The Barn Life offers the NEW Girl Scout Junior Horse Badge program along with The Barn Life fun patch for all levels of Girl Scouts. Troops and service units are welcome to host their next event at the farm!

The Barn Life at Cedar Hall Farms
1501 Gum Bridge Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23457

Call 757-237-6253 for more information or visit www.facebook.com/thebarnlife or www.thebarnlife.com.

2016 Cookie Program

The 2016 Girl Scout Cookie Program theme is "Worth Sharing", and the mascot is "Daisy Belle".
  • Girl Scout Cookie Program starts January 9, 2016.
  • Booth Sales start February 20, 2016.
  • Tentative Service Unit Cookie Coordinator training dates are November 9-11, 2015.
Digital Cookie Update
  • Freight costs are being reduced.
  • There are no charges to customers for Gift of Caring orders.
  • Help us prepare - parents and guardians, make sure both your information and your Girl Scout's information are correct in eBiz (name, email, date of birth and grade).
The gluten-free Toffee-Tastics are back! 
  • Service units will be required to pre-order in October. 
  • Inventory will be available in cupboards.
Cookie Captains
This is a new program that inspires older girls to build leadership skills as they mentor younger girls keeping them enthusiastic and engaged in the Girl Scout Cookie Program.

2015-16 Fall Product Program

The 2015-16 Fall Product Program Theme is "Reach New Heights".
  • Fall Product Program starts October 3, 2015.
  • Booth Sales start November 7, 2015.
Register for Service Unit Fall Product Coordinator Training online here.

Training Schedule
August 10, 2015 - Virginia Beach
9:30-11:30 a.m.
Saint Gregory the Great Catholic Church
5345 Virginia Beach Blvd.
Virginia Beach, VA 23462

August 10, 2015 - Peninsula
6:30-8:30 p.m.
First Christian Church
1458 Todds Lane
Hampton, VA 23666

August 11, 2015 - Chesapeake
9:30-11:30 a.m.
A Place for Girls
912 Cedar Road
Chesapeake, VA 23322

Become a Low Ropes Facilitator

Did you know that challenge courses can help girls build confidence, become more courageous, develop problem solving skills and increase motivation? Besides – they’re also a lot of fun! Learn all the skills necessary to facilitate the Camp Skimino low ropes course for girls.

Complete this two-part series to become a facilitator:

Adventure Games and Initiatives Course
Saturday, August 15, 2015
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Camp Skimino
Williamsburg, VA

Challenge Course and Ropes and Initiatives Course
Sunday, August 16, 2015
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Camp Skimino
Williamsburg, VA

Cost: $15 each ($30 combined)

Effectively Facilitating Adult Learning Class

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, consider registering for the upcoming Effectively Facilitating Adult Learning Class:

Saturday, August 15, 2015
9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
A Place for Girls
Chesapeake, VA

Register here through eBiz.

For questions, contact Cheryl McGrenra at cherylm@gsccc.org or 757-410-0595.

Monday, July 20, 2015

Adult Learning Event in North Carolina

Saturday, September 19, 2015
8:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m.
Kitty Hawk United Methodist Church
803 W. Kitty Hawk Road
Kitty Hawk, NC 27949

Everyone is invited to attend the adult learning event in Kitty Hawk. Attend new leader classes or attend one of the enrichment classes free of charge. You’ll have the opportunity to network with other volunteers during lunch, which will be provided.

See the flier on our website for more information and register today.

For questions, contact Cheryl McGrenra at cherylm@gsccc.org or 757-410-0595.

Monday, July 13, 2015

Famous Formers Nominations Now Open

Girl Scouts of the Colonial Coast is accepting nominations for the prestigious Girl Scout Famous Formers Award. The deadline for nominations on Friday, July 31, 2015, by 4:30 p.m. Each year, a select group of Girl Scout alumnae are recognized for their leadership and service to the community at a special awards luncheon. This year the luncheon will be held on Thursday, October 29, 2015, at the Norfolk Yacht and Country Club.

To nominate someone, find details here.

For questions or more information, contact Robin Thomas at robint@gsccc.org or 757-548-3809.

Heritage Community Adult Learning Event – More Than S’mores – Helping Volunteers Remain Relevant in This Ever-Changing World

Saturday, October 10, 2015
8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Shiloh Baptist Church
105 Goosley Road
Yorktown, VA 23690

Everyone is invited to attend the adult learning event in Yorktown. Attend new leader classes or attend one of the enrichment classes free of charge. You’ll have the opportunity to browse displays during lunch and explore materials that can help you and the girls you mentor.

See the flier on our website for more information and register today.

For questions, please contact Cheryl McGrenra at cherylm@gsccc.org or 757-410-0595.

Join Us for the Volunteer Outdoor Sampler Event

Saturday, October 3, 2015
8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
A Place for Girls
Chesapeake, VA

Calling all volunteers! You are invited to attend the Volunteer Outdoor Sampler event on Saturday, October 3, 2015. Join us as you explore the world of outdoors, choosing the classes you want to attend.

Register here through eBiz. This is an adult only event.

For questions, please contact Cheryl McGrenra at cherylm@gsccc.org or 757-410-0595.

Join Us for the Third Annual Leader Launch

Saturday, September 19, 2015
9 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
Church of the Holy Family
1279 N Great Neck Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 23454

Calling all volunteers! You are invited to attend the third annual Leader Launch, presented by the Coastal Connection Community.

Join us as you browse displays, learn about the Girl Scout Leadership Experience and explore materials that can help you and the girls you mentor. New volunteer classes as well as enrichment classes will be offered free at this event.

See this flier for more information and register today.

For questions, please contact Cheryl McGrenra at cherylm@gsccc.org or 757-410-0595.