Monday, April 24, 2017

Join Us at Spring 2017 Town Hall Meetings

Join us at the Spring Town Hall meetings to converse with Council staff, meet other volunteers and share your thoughts and ideas. All volunteers are invited to attend the Town Hall meeting that is convenient for you. RSVP in advance to indicate which meeting you will attend. Your input is valuable in helping us create an agenda.  All meeting times are 6:30–8 p.m.

RSVP online and provide input for the agenda.

Monday, April 24
First Christian Church
1458 Todds Lane
Hampton, VA 23666

Thursday, April 27
St. Andrews by the Sea Episcopal Church
4212 S Virginia Dare Trail
Nags Head, NC 27959

A Chance to Win a Great Early Bird Prize

Only a Few Days Left!  A New Chance for Troops to Win at Early Bird!

Troops that renew 90 percent of their current registered girls and two adults by 4:30 p.m. on April 27 for the 2018 membership year will be entered to win one of two $200 gift cards:  Build-A-Bear OR Dave & Buster's. Two troops will win.    
 
Hurry!  Renew today!  Only troops that meet the above criteria by 4:30 p.m. on April 27 are eligible. The drawing will be held on Friday, April 28, and two lucky troops will be on their way to an awesome end-of-the-year party! 
Girls who renew now get a FREE Power of G.I.R.L. patch!

Upcoming Girl Programs and Events

Looking for some fun things to do before the end of your troop year?  Check out these great Council programs/events.  There are only a few spots left. Act quickly—registrations close soon!

STEM Fun Day-Ocean Experiences
May 20, 2017, 10 a.m.–1:30 p.m.
Jennette’s Pier, Nag’s Head, North Carolina
Grades: 2–8
$13 per girl (includes event patch). 
Register by May 1 at ebiz.gsccc.org

GEICO Car Care Clinic
May 16, 2017, 6–8 p.m. 
Elite Body Shop, Norfolk
Grades: 9–12
$15 per girl (includes event patch). 
Register by May 10 at ebiz.gsccc.org 

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Dear Girl Scout Volunteers

That’s right—we’re talking to you, our extraordinary volunteers, who tirelessly give of their hearts and time to help us unleash the leader in every G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader)™.

This Girl Scout Leader Appreciation Day, we want you to know that we see you, we appreciate you, and yes—we love you! We know we don’t say it nearly enough, but we didn’t want today to go by without letting you know how we truly feel. April is National Volunteer Month.  This month is about community, and that’s what you build. It’s about sharing your heart, and that’s exactly what you do—without limits and without hesitation. You’re the real MVP!

Monday, April 17, 2017

A Chance to Win a Great Early Bird Prize

This Just In!  A New Chance for Troops to Win at Early Bird!

Troops that renew 90 percent of their current registered girls and two adults by 4:30 p.m. on April 27 for the 2018 membership year will be entered to win one of two $200 gift cards:  Build-A-Bear OR Dave & Buster's. Two troops will win.    
 
Hurry!  Renew today!  Only troops that meet the above criteria by 4:30 p.m. on April 27 are eligible. The drawing will be held on Friday, April 28, and two lucky troops will be on their way to an awesome end-of-the-year party! 
Girls who renew now get a FREE Power of G.I.R.L. patch!

Learning Opportunities

Go Gold Workshop

Open to girls in high school, this workshop will prepare girls to go for their Girl Scout Gold Award. Learn how to successfully plan and carry out a project.

Date: Saturday, April 22, 2017
Time: 1 – 3 p.m.
Location: First Christian Church, Hampton, VA
Deadline to Register: Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Register here.
Questions? Contact CustomerCare@gsccc.org.

Shop Promotions for the Month of May

May 1-31: Celebrate Cookie Goals
  • Receive a 20 percent discount off all 100th Anniversary cookie apparel.
  • While supplies last. 
  • In-stock items only.

May 1-31: Explore Patch of the Month
  • Explore Boykins Tavern: $1.50 each
  • While supplies last.

May 9-11: Honor Girl Scout Moms
  • Receive a 15 percent discount off all adult active wear, jewelry and accessories.
  • While supplies last.
  • In-stock items only. 
  • Cannot be combined with any other offer.

May 31: Memorial Day Sale!
  • Receive a 15 percent discount off entire purchase, when you show your Active Duty or Retired Military ID Card.  
  • Cannot be combined with any other offer.

Upcoming Girl Programs and Events

Looking for some fun things to do before the end of your troop year?  Check out these great Council programs/events.  There are only a few spots left but act quickly—registrations close soon!

Math and Movement, Young Audiences
May 7, 2017, 1:30–4:30 p.m.
A Place for Girls, Chesapeake
Grades: 4–5
$15 per girl (includes event patch). 
Register by April 22 at ebiz.gsccc.org

STEM Fun Day-Ocean Experiences
May 20, 2017, 10 a.m.–1:30 p.m.
Jennette’s Pier, Nag’s Head, North Carolina
Grades: 2–8
$13 per girl (includes event patch). 
Register by May 1 at ebiz.gsccc.org

National Park Week

This month, girls have the perfect opportunity to jump-start their spring through National Park Week. Running through April 23, the celebration allows free access to national parks across the country during the weekend of April 22–23 (including on Earth Day!). What better chance for girls to discover all the wonders of the natural world in a fun, healthy way? Visiting girls can also work toward their Outdoor badges and patches and start thinking about the other ways they want to get outdoors this season, whether it’s through camp or using suggestions from the Play in the Park: The Girl Scout Ranger Program guide.

Girl Fest 2017

Saturday, April 29, 2017
9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Military Aviation Museum
Virginia Beach, VA
Grades K-12
Tickets are $17 for everyone (includes event patch).
Bring the whole family: adults, girls, and tagalongs.
Deadline to register: April 21, 2017
Girls/children must be accompanied by an adult.
Bring a bag lunch.

Launch into an adventure in science and history while discovering there’s no limit for girls with wings! Girls can spend the day touring the museum’s aircraft collection and learning about the prominent role innovative and risk-taking women have played in the history of aviation. Girls can also meet local pilots and learn about careers in aerospace.

Monday, April 10, 2017

Are You Ready to Plan for Your New Girl Scout Year? There’s a VTK for That.

Early renewal is here! After you have renewed your troop’s membership through “MY GS” at www.gsccc.org, set aside a meeting to start planning the coming year with your girls. Sign-in to the Volunteer Toolkit (VTK). As you plan for the next Girl Scout year, the girls will be excited and anxious to start Girl Scouts again because they helped plan their year.

How can you get started?
Go to www.gsccc.org, and:

1. Click on the yellow "MY GS" link located top right.
2. Click “Volunteer Toolkit”.
3. Sign in using your member user name and password.
4. Click on “Volunteer Toolkit” to get started.

The possibilities are endless!

Questions? Contact CustomerCare@gsccc.org.

Publishing Workshops with Blue Dragon Publishing

May 20, 2017
A Place for Girls
912 Cedar Road
Chesapeake, VA 23322

The Road to Publishing - Workshop 1
10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Where Do Ideas Come From? - Workshop 2
12:30 – 3 p.m.

Grades 9-12; adults are welcome to pay and participate
$15 per participant per workshop
Sign up for both to save! (Cost: $25)
Minimum 15, maximum 60

Have you always wanted to get published but don’t know where to start? Blue Dragon Publishing will walk you through the steps and get you on your way with the “Road to Publishing.” Think about being able to put “published author” on your college application!

New Leaders, Did You Know ...

BadgesAll grade level badges  are awards girls earn by completing skill-building activities. There are level-appropriate badges in each Journey book and Girl’s Guide to Girl Scouting. Badges are worn on the front of vests or sashes.

JourneysAll grade level Journeys identify a problem you want to do something about:
     - Come up with a creative solution.
     - Create a team plan to make that solution a reality.
     - Put your plan into action.
     - Talk about what you learned—and what you can’t wait to do next!

Hickory Ridge Farms

Need an outing for your Girl Scouts that is fun and educational? Take advantage of a strawberry picking field trip on the weekend of May 6-7. Join other local Girl Scout troops to pick, learn and play! Call 757-560-6763 for more information.

Girl Scout Brownie Journey Jam: Wonders of Water

Saturday, June 3, 2017
1-5 p.m.
A Place for Girls
912 Cedar Road
Chesapeake, VA 23322
Cost: $25 (includes Journey patch and a light snack)

Girl Scout Brownies will learn about water around the world, conservation of water, do fun crafts, see a cool experiment and have a themed snack.

Registration and Payment
Register online via Eventbrite (Eventbrite fees will be charged).
You may also email lalareb3@gmail.com to register and mail payment.

View event flier for complete details. Contact Shannen at lalareb3@gmail.com for additional information.

Note: this event is a money-earning project for Girl Scout Ambassador Troop 292.