Monday, August 22, 2016

GSCCC Offices and Retail Shops Closed for Holiday

All GSCCC offices and shops will be closed Monday, September 5 in observance of Labor Day.

2016 Fall Product Program

This fall, Girl Scouts of all ages will have a great opportunity to participate in the Fall Product Program where they will take nut, candy and magazine orders from their friends and families. This is a voluntary program activity and a wonderful way for troops to generate funds. With your help and support, your Girl Scout will have the opportunity to participate in a quality program, develop five key business and leadership skills, as well as generate funds for girl-selected troop activities and projects.

All who participate win! Girls learn new skills and can earn cool rewards. Troops generate funds for supplies, activities and trips. Your participation helps the Council continue to offer affordable, quality programs and events for girls, adult training and to maintain our camps. This year, our goal is to raise $125,000 to support the troops’ funds. We invite you to participate and take part in this fun activity.

The Fall Product Program begins October 1, 2016. For more information, visit our website or email fallproducts@gsccc.org.

Get Your Troop Information Ready for the Fall Product Program

As we near the beginning of the Fall Product Program we are sending a plea to caregivers and leaders to take some time to review the following KEY fields needed to sell nuts/candy and cookies online. Login to eBiz and make sure these fields have the most up to date information for your family and/or troop:
  • Girl name
  • Girl date of birth
  • Parent/guardian name
  • Parent/guardian email
Thank you for taking the time to help ensure the success of our girls in our Council-sponsored product programs.

For help accessing and updating eBiz email customercare@gsccc.org.

2017 Cookie Program

Introducing the Girl Scout S’mores™ cookie! Do you want to be the first on your block to try the Girl Scout S’mores™ cookie? Ask a Girl Scout for a link to their online Digital Cookie store - you can have them shipped to your door in a matter of days!

Girls will begin taking traditional orders on January 7, 2017, and will be delivering cookies the week of February 19, 2017.

For more information email cookies@gsccc.org.

Monday, August 15, 2016

Volunteer Kickoff - Register Today!

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 fun, interactive and informative workshops
  • Enjoy refreshments
Schedule
  • 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

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, Learning Manager, at cherylm@gsccc.org or 757-410-0595.

Monday, August 8, 2016

Customer Engagement Initiative (CEI): Organizational Alignment at GSCCC

On August 1, 2016, GSCCC aligned our staff to new teams in preparation for new technology enhancements coming later this year. This organizational alignment creates an improved volunteer and membership experience. The new structure provides more specialized task-focused functions for staff so member questions and concerns are managed in a more effective way, volunteers can spend more time with girls, and staff can spend more time helping new members get started with Girl Scouts.

More details and descriptions of new teams can be found here.

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). In this module, you will 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. You will also learn about the paperwork you need to complete, reporting guidelines and policies.

Monday, August 1, 2016

Newport News Shop Closed for Inventory

The Newport News shop is closed August 1-5 for inventory and will reopen Monday, August 8.

Girl Scout Senior and Ambassador Opportunity – Apply to be a Girl Innovator with GSUSA

GSUSA is seeking qualified Girl Scout Seniors and Ambassadors to serve as National Girl Innovators. This group is made up of 12 girls from across the country and directly advises the Girl Experience team at GSUSA. In addition to providing relevant and rapid feedback for evolving girl programs, these girls have the chance to inform new marketing assets, merchandise items, surveys, and much more. The members of the National Girl Innovators are exemplary Girl Scouts who share a common interest in making this organization better for their fellow Girl Scouts.

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
Schedule
  • 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.
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