Monday, April 6, 2020

Famous Formers Luncheon - Nominations Extended


Each Girl Scout membership year, Girl Scouts of the Colonial Coast recognizes local Girl Scout alums who are leaders in their field. These women serve as role models for girls today - the future leaders of tomorrow. This year, GSCCC will also honor a company that exemplifies our mission and supports girls with the Corporate Champion of the Year award.

Nominations open until May 1st! Click here to nominate a Girl Scout alum.

Deadline Extended to Earn Girl Scouts' Highest Awards

Bridging Girl Scout Juniors, Cadettes and Ambassadors will have an extension through December 31, 2020, to earn Girl Scouts' Highest Awards. This is relevant or 5th grade Juniors, 8th grade Cadettes, and 12th grade Ambassadors who will bridge to the next program age level officially on September 30, 2020, and typically would no longer be eligible to earn the Bronze, Silver or Gold Award, respectively.

For more information on how to earn these highest awards, visit the webpages on the Bronze Award, Silver Award and Gold Award.

Monday, March 23, 2020

Shop Promotions for the Month of April

Explore Patch of the Month
Explore Elizabeth City: $1.50 each

April 8, 15, 29
Egg-stra Special!

Draw an egg at checkout and receive a 10 percent, 15 percent, or 20 percent discount off the entire purchase. May not be combined with any other offer.

April 22
Leader Appreciation Day

Receive a 20 percent discount off the entire purchase including Bridging supplies! Leaders will receive a special “Volunteer" fun patch. While supplies last. In-stock merchandise only. Cannot be combined with any other offer.

Monday, March 9, 2020

Scholarship Opportunity - The Riley's Way Foundation Call for Kindness

Teens across the country can enter to win up to $3,000 to drive change that inspires kindness and build meaningful connections in their communities. Fifteen teen-led projects will receive this award, along with the opportunity to take part in the Riley's Way Kind Leadership Series. Applications are due March 31st.

This opportunity is perfect for Girl Scouts pursuing the Silver and/or Gold Award and who seek funding. This may also be a good fit for Girl Scouts seeking ongoing financial support to help sustain or build upon their highest award project (of course, it's deal for projects to sustain independently of Girl Scouts). Girls can visit the scholarship database to learn more.

The majority of scholarships and awards, like the Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes (apply by March 31st), are most relevant for Gold Award Girl Scouts, so be sure to keep this on your radar!

Monday, March 2, 2020

Harlem Globetrotters

Saturday, March 14, 2020
Chartway Arena
4320 Hampton Blvd
Norfolk, VA 23529
2 p.m. Game
7 p.m. Game
Open to all grades.
Call for discounted group tickets.

Join the Harlem Globetrotters for these awesome fan experience opportunities...
  • Anthem Buddies: Stand next to the Globetrotters during the National Anthem.
  • Color Guard: Present the colors during the National Anthem.
  • High Five Tunnel: Up to 20 members of your group can "high-five" the Globetrotters as they take the court after half time.
  • Bench Kids: Sit on the bench during warm-ups.
  • Pre-Game Court Time: Your group(s) can perform or play on the court live in front of the audience before the game.
  • Group Photo: Recognize your group in front of the crowd with a special announcement or picture on the court at half time.
  • YMCA on the Court: Up to 20 members of your group will perform the YMCA song with the players on the court.


Virginia Opera Guild –Volunteer Opportunity

Saturday, April 4, 2020
Merchant of Venice Rummage Sale
Virginia Opera House, Norfolk
160 W Virginia Beach Blvd
Norfolk, VA 23510
9 a.m.-3 p.m.

The Virginia Opera Guild of Norfolk, VA has its Merchant of Venice Rummage Sale on April 4th and needs Girl Scout volunteers for three shifts:

  • 9-11 a.m.
  • 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • 1-3 p.m.
Breakfast, snack and lunch will be provided for volunteers during their shift. Girl Scouts will help and greet guests and help them get their items for check out and helping with clean-up.

Register here. Questions? Contact Amber Reeves at amberlaru@gmail.com or 757-354-5658.

Space Adventurer

Sunday, March 15, 2020
Hampton Roads Academy
739 Academy Lane
Newport News, VA 23602
Check-in: 9:30 a.m.
Time: 10 a.m.-noon
Open to Girl Scout Daisies, Brownies and Juniors only.
Capacity: 30 only (space is limited).
This is a free event.

Enjoy learning about space and exploring the stars at this badge event for the Space Science Investigator badge lead by Hampton Roads Academy students! We will be diving deeper into the Earth's relationship to the other planets and discovering how our atmosphere works. Girls can expect a comprehensive and exciting approach to collaborative learning while boosting confidence and teambuilding skills.

Register by March 10, 2020. Event questions? Contact 20oferra@hra.org.

Cybersecurity Event at NSU on March 28th

Saturday, March 28, 2020
Norfolk State University
Norfolk, VA
9 a.m.-2 p.m.

Are your girls interested in Cybersecurity? Check out the Cybersecurity 4All Education Day hosted by Norfolk State University! See flyer more details and to register ASAP.

Alum Paint Pour Class

Saturday, April 4, 2020
d'Art Center
740 Duke Street
Norfolk, VA 23510
3:30-5 p.m.
Cost: $60

Join d'Art Center resident artist Deanna Strother for a private Alum event as she demonstrates and guides you in creating a 10x10 Straight Pour! Create your very own paint pouring art using Silver, Gold, Blue and Green.

Register by March 28th.

Earth Day 2020 - Craft Volunteers Needed

Saturday, April 18, 2020
Mount Trashmore
Virginia Beach, VA
Seeking volunteers of all grades and adults.
Free Community Service Patch or Rocker for each girl volunteer.

Volunteers needed for these shifts:
  • 9-11 a.m.
  • 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • 1-3 p.m.

The Alpha Pi Chapter of Kappa Delta at ODU presents Health, Wellness & Confidence

Saturday, March 21, 2020
Old Dominion University Webb Center
Norfolk, VA
9 a.m.-noon
Open to Girl Scout Daisies, Brownies and Juniors only.
Capacity: 100.
This is a free event.

The Kappa Delta Sisters of ODU will work with girls to help them focus on health and wellness activities. Confidence begins with health and wellness!

Register by March 9th. Event questions? Contact Emily Levy at kdthetaetacommunityservice@gmail.com.

Monday, February 24, 2020

Summer Camp Positions Still Available

Summer is right around the corner and do you know what you are doing?  How about joining us as camp staff!  Housing, meals, training and pay are provided.  Don’t sit on your couch and say, “I’m bored,”... join us and say, “What’s next?!”  Have fun with the girls climbing, boating, archery, and even axe throwing.  Experience four camps in one summer.  We have opportunities for anyone over the age of 18 prior to June 21, 2020.  Check our website to see camp staff opportunities.  Applying is easy... just click Apply Online.  We are in need of lifeguards, counselors, kitchen staff, and more.  For more information, call 757-548-4743 or email hr@gsccc.org.

UPDATE: Tomahawk/Axe Throwing Safety Activity Checkpoint

Safety Activity Checkpoint for Tomahawk/Axe Throwing on page 159 has been updated with this additional statement from GSUSA: For a four lane range, you need one trained facilitator or instructor plus one additional adult that is familiar with the range watching the throwing line. There then needs to be additional adults to meet regular girl-to-adult ratios for girls not actively on the throwing line.

Safety Activity Checkpoints is available on gsccc.org.

Active Threat Training

Friday, March 6, 2020
A Place for Girls
Chesapeake, VA
7-9 p.m.
Open to adults only.
Cost: Free

This course will be facilitated by Senior Police Officer Sarah Everette, Crime Prevention Specialist, Chesapeake Police Department.

Register by March 5th. Questions? Contact customercare@gsccc.org.

Monday, February 17, 2020

Shop Promotions for the Month of March

March 1-31
Explore Patch of the Month
Explore Newport News: $2.50 each

March 4, 18, 25
Shamrock Wednesdays
Draw a shamrock at checkout and receive a 10 percent, 15 percent or 20 percent discount off your entire purchase. May not be combined with any other offer.

March 9, 10, 11, 12, 13
108th Girl Scout Birthday Celebration
Draw a Gold or Silver coin and receive 19 percent or 12 percent off your purchase. Receive a FREE "Girl Scout Week" fun patch with a $50+ purchase. Pre-orders will be taken for Girl Scout graduation stole and cords, priced at $19.12 each. Pre-order bridging kits to be picked up or mailed for a flat rate of $5. Refreshments will be served. While supplies last. May not be combined with any other offer.