Monday, September 17, 2018

Volunteer Kickoff: Speak Up and Lead the Way

Saturday, October 6, 2018
Old Dominion University Webb Center
Norfolk, VA
8:30 a.m.–2:45 p.m.
Open to all registered adults.
Cost: $5
Register by October 2.

Register between now and September 24th to receive a coupon for $5 off a $25 purchase, to be used at the GSCCC shop on the day of the Volunteer Kickoff. You will receive your coupon at the check-in table. This special coupon must be used on the day of the event. In addition, you will receive a special gift at check-in just for attending!

ALL registered adults are invited to attend this year's Volunteer Kickoff. Spend the day celebrating with fellow volunteers and GSCCC staff, attend THREE workshops of your choice, find out what's new, network with other volunteers, and get energized for a new Girl Scout year. In addition, you'll have the opportunity to talk with our Community Partners to get ideas on programming. Stop by the Volunteer Toolkit table and get all your questions answered about this awesome resource that will save you time preparing for your Girl Scout meetings.

Membership Renewal Blitz

Does your service unit want to go camping? Would you like to have $700 of your encampment fee paid for you?

Here is your chance!

We are conducting a Renewal Blitz from September 10 through September 21. The five service units with the highest percentage of renewals during that time will each receive $700 towards their encampment. If your service unit hasn't reserved an encampment yet, there are still weekends available! Encampment must be on a GSCCC camp property to receive the incentive.

The wilderness is calling...renew today!

Monday, September 10, 2018

Membership Renewal Blitz

Does your service unit want to go camping? Would you like to have $700 of your encampment fee paid for you?

Here is your chance!

We are conducting a Renewal Blitz from September 10 through September 21. The five service units with the highest percentage of renewals during that time will each receive $700 towards their encampment. If your service unit hasn't reserved an encampment yet, there are still weekends available! Encampment must be on a GSCCC camp property to receive the incentive.

The wilderness is calling...renew today!

Volunteer Kickoff: Speak Up and Lead the Way

Saturday, October 6, 2018
Old Dominion University Webb Center
Norfolk, VA
8:30 a.m.–2:45 p.m.
Open to all registered adults.
Cost: $5

You don't want to miss this year's Volunteer Kickoff! It only happens once a year and when it's done, you'll have to wait a whole year for the next one.

ALL registered adults are invited to attend this year's Volunteer Kickoff. Spend the day celebrating with fellow volunteers and GSCCC staff, attend THREE workshops of your choice, find out what's new, network with other volunteers, and get energized for a new Girl Scout year. In addition, you'll have the opportunity to talk with our Community Partners to get ideas on programming. Stop by the Volunteer Toolkit table and get all your questions answered about this awesome resource that will save you time preparing for your Girl Scout meetings.

Just Added...
During the Welcome session, volunteers will hear from Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities (VCIC), who will share how to include all girls of all abilities in all activities.

Disney On Ice presents Worlds of Enchantment

Thursday, November 8 – Friday, November 9, 2018
Hampton Coliseum
1000 Coliseum Drive
Hampton, VA 23666

Girl Scout Discount: $13 Tickets (includes patch) additional processing fees may apply. Discount valid on Thursday and Friday night performances only.
Minimum group order is 10 tickets.
Deadline for group orders is November 1.

Tickets available at www.Ticketmaster.com or charge by phone at 800-745-3000.

View flyer for details. Print, fill out and submit this Girl Scout Discount Order Form to purchase tickets.

Questions? Call the Hampton Coliseum at 757-838-4203.

Volunteer Opportunity- Virginia Beach Autism Walk

Saturday, November 4, 2018
24th Street Park
Virginia Beach, VA
8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. (Lunch provided)
Open to girls in grades 7, 8 and 9

Need volunteer hours? Start your school year off by earning volunteer hours early! Help at the refreshment tent or cheer on walkers as they return from the walk at the organized cheer tunnel.

For more information, questions, or to register, email Paige at paige.tanaka@autismspeaks.org.

Women's Forum: Equip. Engage. Empower.


Join the Virginia Council on Women for their inaugural Women's Forum: Equip. Engage. Empower.

Hear directly from women leaders on their journey in leadership and how you can get equipped, engaged, and empowered to lead in your respective field and community.

For more information and to RSVP, click here.

Questions? Email women@governor.virginia.gov.

Updated: Volunteer Essentials and Safety Activity Checkpoints

Volunteer Essentials
Volunteer Essentials (VE) is your guide to volunteering with Girl Scouts. This handbook will guide you through everything you need to know as a Girl Scout volunteer. From taking trips and staying safe, to managing finances and program materials, Volunteer Essentials is your Girl Scout encyclopedia that's there when you need it.

Volunteer Essentials has been updated for 2018. Review the Summary of Changes to see the latest updates.

Safety Activity Checkpoints 
Safety Activity Checkpoints (SAC) is a resource that provides safety standards and guidelines for Girl Scouts of the United States of America (GSUSA)-approved activities. While the basic guidelines for working with girls can be found in Volunteer Essentials, the Safety Activity Checkpoints contains guidelines for specific activities- including archery, hiking and selling Girl Scout Cookies.

Safety Activity Checkpoints has been updated for 2018. Review the Summary of Changes to see the latest updates.

Visit the Forms page of the Council website at gsccc.org to see the latest versions of these documents.

Monday, September 3, 2018

Girl Scout Discount at The UFC Gym Anniversary Event

Saturday, September 22, 2018
The UFC Gym
550 First Colonial Rd
Virginia Beach, VA
10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Open to all Girl Scouts and their families. Present this flyer to receive your Girl Scout discount.

Attention Girl Scout families: You're invited to help The UFC Gym celebrate their 2-year anniversary at this fun event - at a Girl Scout discount! Activities will include anti-bullying self-defense classes, an obstacle course, bubble ball, martial arts demonstrations and much more.

For more information, call 757-963-8784.

Shop Promotions for the Month of September

September 1-30
Explore Patch of the Month
Explore Portsmouth: $1.50 each

Starter Kits
Get started with Starter Kits. Receive a FREE bag when you purchase a complete Starter Kit. (Starter Kit includes: Girl's Guide, Journey book, vest or sash, flag, Council ID, troop numerals, insignia tab, World Association pin, and membership pin).

Back to Troop
Spend $75 or more on a single transaction through October 17, 2018, and receive a $10 coupon to spend on a purchase of $25 or more from November 1 to November 21. One $10 coupon will be issued per qualifying order, per visit, in-store. Orders over $75 will generate one $10 coupon regardless of merchandise total. Each coupon is redeemable separately on an order totaling $25 or more on qualifying merchandise. Only one coupon code can be redeemed per transaction and must meet the $25 minimum order threshold. Cannot be combined with any other offer.

Save the Date: 2019 Annual Council Meeting and Awards Luncheon

Mark your calendar for the 2019 Annual Council Meeting and Awards Luncheon.

February 2, 2019
Hampton Roads Convention Center
1610 Coliseum Dr
Hampton, VA

9:30 a.m. Annual Council Meeting
12:30 p.m. Awards Luncheon

Registration opens on October 1, 2018. More details coming soon.

Facility Rentals NOW on the VTK!

Are you a Girl Scout member who needs to rent a space for an upcoming meeting, day trip, camping weekend or a celebration? Our facilities are available for rent online. Simply login to the Volunteer Toolkit, select the Resources tab, and under Troop Leadership, click "Renting Locations/Facilities".

Back to School, Back to Girl Scouts


Labor Day Closure

All GSCCC offices and shops will be closed Monday, September 3, 2018, in observance of the Labor Day holiday.

Renew Your Troop


Renew your troop! Your unstoppable G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader) spirit has the unlimited potential to change girls' lives and make amazing things happen every single day. You have the strength to take on what others can't, the determination to keep going, and the drive to accomplish what you never thought possible. Because you're not just a volunteeryou're a Girl Scout!

And it's a G.I.R.L. like you who makes all the difference in your troop members' lives as they embark on another year full of the one-of-a-kind leadership, success and adventure that only Girl Scouts has to offer them. Andit's time to renew your troop!