Monday, July 25, 2016

Chesapeake Shop Closed for Inventory

The Chesapeake shop is closed July 25-29 for inventory and will reopen August 1.

The Newport News shop will be closed for inventory August 1-5.

Shop Promotions for the Month of August

August 1-31: Pre-Back to Troop Sale
Start shopping early for Back to Troop savings and receive a free book bag when you purchase a complete Starter Kit.

August 3, 17, 24, 31: Fish Bowl Wednesdays
Hook a fish at checkout and receive a 10 percent, 15 percent, or 20 percent discount off the entire purchase. Cannot be combined with any other offer.

August 10: S'more Fun Day
Receive a 15 percent discount off the entire purchase. Cannot be combined with any other offer.

Activity Fun Patches
  • Biking
  • Camping
  • Canoeing
  • Duck Taping
  • Hiking
  • Running
  • Swimming
  • Tubing

Volunteer Kickoff - Register Now!

Saturday, September 10, 2016
Old Dominion University Webb Center
Norfolk, VA

We can’t wait to...kick off another awesome Girl Scout year! Come kick off your Girl Scout year at this FREE event for all volunteers!
  • Check out the new Volunteer Toolkit
  • Hear the latest information about the Customer Engagement Initiative (CEI)
  • Visit with community partners
  • Choose from dozens of fun, interactive and informative workshops
  • Enjoy free refreshments
  • 8-9 a.m. Check-in and networking
  • 9-10 a.m. General Session and Council update
  • 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Workshops
  • 1:15-1:30 p.m. Closing Ceremony

Brick Ceremony

Thursday, August 18, 2016
4:45 p.m.
A Place for Girls
Chesapeake, VA 23322

In celebration of the 20th anniversary of A Place for Girls opening its doors in 1996, Girl Scouts of the Colonial Coast launched a Buy a Brick campaign. Thanks to nearly 60 thoughtful donors who purchased bricks, many volunteers, girl members and alumnae will be recognized or remembered with a “brick of honor.” Donors and many of those being honored through this effort will be joining us on Thursday, August 18 at 4:45 p.m. for the inaugural brick dedication ceremony. The ceremony will be followed by a reception and social with the Council’s board of directors.

Famous Formers Luncheon – November 16, 2016

The Girl Scout Famous Formers Luncheon will be held on Wednesday, November 16, 2016 at 11:30 a.m. at the Norfolk Yacht and Country Club. Join us in congratulating our 2016 Famous Former Honorees:
  • Mary Kate Andris, Ed.D.
  • Terri Hathaway, MA Ed. 
  • Kirkland Kelley, Esq. 
  • Eileen Livick
  • Linda Rice, Ph.D. 
  • Mariah Rule, Commander, USN
  • Carolyn Tyler 
We are honored to welcome Janine Latus, author of the international bestseller, If I am Missing or Dead: A Sister’s Story of Love, Murder and Liberation as our guest speaker.

Opportunity to Earn Service Hours - Visibility Events Help Needed

Sign up to share the opportunity for more girls to join Girl Scouting – and earn community service hours at the same time!

Volunteers are needed to staff a Girl Scout table where they will talk to parents and girls about Girl Scouts. Volunteers will help parents fill out an interest form in person or online. These opportunities are open for adults as well as girls (Girl Scout Cadettes, Seniors and Ambassadors).  Girls will earn volunteer hours towards their Community Service to Girl Scouts bar.  See the deadlines below to register to volunteer for each event. Contact Kim Lincoln at to register.

Science Alive

Saturday, September 17, 2016
9 a.m.-2 p.m. 
Norfolk State University
Norfolk, VA
Grades: 2-12
Cost: $13 (includes event patch)
Deadline: Friday, September 2, 2016

Enjoy hands-on activities led by faculty and students in the fields of STEM at the 6th annual Science Alive event. Learn about engineering, chemistry, medicine, biology and physical science! Spend time on campus, meet sorority sisters and take part in the traditional lunch time dance party.

Managing Troop Finances Online Learning Module

Introducing the new Managing Troop Finances online learning module that is required for all troop leaders and troop treasurers handling funds.

Helping girls earn and manage money is an integral part of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience (GSLE). Learn how to work with girls to cooperatively set goals, make decisions, manage a budget, maintain records, learn people skills, and develop good marketing, entrepreneurial, math and financial skills. During this module you will also learn about the paperwork you need to complete reporting guidelines and policies.

Community Awards are Now Available Year-round

Is there an individual or community organization that you would like to recognize with a Community Award certificate? You can now request certificates at any time of the year. Simply fill out this online form, and you will receive a certificate signed by the CEO within four weeks of request.

Access the online Community Award request form here.

For questions, contact

Culinary Cooking Summer Programs

Chef Dedra Blount has a few openings in her Culinary Cooking summer programs. Different classes are offered each week. Visit for dates, times and ages. Classes are held at the Now You’re Cooking location at 1128 N. Battlefield Blvd. #105 in Chesapeake.

Call 757-401-4400 or email for more information.

Monday, July 18, 2016

First Aid/CPR/AED Classes

Do you need to take a First Aid/CPR/AED class? Review the EMTA Enterprises and Hampton Roads CPR schedules for upcoming classes. Complete registration and payment through these sites:

EMTA Enterprises

Hampton Roads CPR

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

Become an Adult Learning Facilitator

Do you enjoy conversing with 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:

Sunday, October 23, 2016
1–6 p.m.
A Place for Girls
Chesapeake, VA 23322

Register today through eBiz.

For questions, contact Cheryl McGrenra, Adult Learning Manager,  at or 757-410-0595.

PB&J (Proficiency Badges and Journeys)

Saturday, July 23, 2016
9 a.m.–noon
St. Joseph Catholic Church
512 Buckroe Ave.
Hampton, VA 23664

This course will teach you how to integrate the badges and Journeys together.

Register on eBiz.

Questions? Contact Cheryl McGrenra, Adult Learning Manager at

Upcoming Shop Closures for Inventory

The GSCCC shops will be closed for inventory on the following dates:
  • Chesapeake shop: July 25-29
  • Newport News shop: August 1-5

Monday, July 11, 2016

Upcoming Shop Closures

The GSCCC shops will be closed for inventory on the following dates:
  • Chesapeake shop: July 25-29
  • Newport News shop: August 1-5
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