Tuesday, September 16, 2014

ON-TIME Membership Deadline is Coming Fast

Wow! – The 2014-2015 Girl Scout year is taking off and 754 troops have claimed their spot for another year of fun. Way to go!

On-Time registration is a chance to register for the next membership year in Girl Scouting (October 1-September 30). Do it for the girls, help your service unit earn a free encampment, plan ahead, and claim your spot!

The 2014-2015 On-Time registration period ends September 25, 2014 at 4:00 p.m. Hurry! Time is running out to qualify for these On-Time rewards.

Renew online today!

Reminder: Lifetime Membership for Graduating GS Ambassadors

Don’t let our Girl Scout Ambassadors who graduated last spring miss this opportunity!

The Lifetime membership fee for adults 18 years of age or older is $375.

The discounted Lifetime membership that is only available to girls who graduated from high school in the spring of 2014 is $195. Because of this one-time discount opportunity, the 2014-15 Adult Membership paper form must be used. The final date for ensuring that payment can be processed and sent to GSUSA is September 18, 2014. Please send all Graduating Girl Scout Ambassador Lifetime registration forms directly to GSCCC by September 18, 2014, 4:00 p.m.

Friday, September 12, 2014

International Travel Opportunity - Peak 2015 with Girl Scouts of the Commonwealth of Virginia

International Travel Opportunity to Derbyshire England
Informational Meeting
September 16, 2014
Girl Scouts of the Commonwealth Council Office
4900 Augusta Avenue, Ste 200
Richmond, VA 23230
Phone: 1-800-4SCOUT4

6 p.m.– 8 p.m.

Join us for a discussion about attending Peak 2015, an International Scout / Guide Camp in England that takes place every five years. The girls will be camping in tents on a large grassy field. More information can be found on the website http://www.peakcamp.org.uk/international.html

Location: Chatworth Estate, Derbyshire England

Date of camp: July 25 – August 1, 2015. There will be travel days added to both ends of the trip.

Activities planned: 
Note: Not all activities will be available to Girl Scouts based on safety check points

Abseiling Adventure Course Air Rifle Shooting

Archery Bell Ringing Bush craft

Canoeing Caving Chatsworth Service

Competitions Climbing Crafts

Cricket Dance Football Skills

Hill Walking Mountain Bikes Mountain Boarding

Night Hikes Orienteering Pioneering

Raft Building Sailing Street Hockey

Table Tennis Tag Rugby


Girl Scout Programs at The Mariners' Museum

The Mariners’ Museum offers a number of innovative, educational and fun opportunities for Girl Scouts to earn their badges. Programs are designed to meet the badge requirements listed below or the education department can customize a program to meet specific troop needs.

Visit http://www.marinersmuseum.org/scouts/ to learn more.

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Thursday, September 11, 2014

Earn the Philanthropist Badge with Cover 3 Foundation

About Cover 3 Foundation
Headquartered in Franklin (VA), Cover 3 Foundation (C3F) devotes its energy to passionately reaching, teaching, and feeding more than 60,000 children in the southeastern Virginia region each year. Through C3F’s Young Philanthropist Program males and females ages 14-18 are already hard at work learning how to help those in need. Lead by Greg Scott, a hometown hero and retired NFL Redskin, the Cover 3 Foundation teaches outreach through its three principles of success - work ethic, great attitude and great commitment.

Earning the Philanthropist Badge through Cover 3 Foundation
To better spread the message of giving, the C3F team has developed a one-hour workshop that helps youth learn more about philanthropy and prepares scouts to earn their Philanthropist badge.

The Philanthropist badge helps girls “explore basic human needs” and empowers them to be a philanthropist - a person who gives to people in need.

To earn this badge, girls will:

1. Learn what every person needs

2. Investigate how to help people who are hungry

3. Find out how to help people who need clothing

4. Know how to help in times of emergency

5. Think -and act! - like a philanthropist.

To have a representative from Cover 3 Foundation come to your meeting to teach the girls about what it takes to be a philanthropist contact Greg Scott at (757) 562-2252 or via email at info@cover3foundation.org.

To learn more about how Cover 3 Foundation is changing lives every day here in southeastern Virginia, visit their website at http://www.Cover3Foundation.org .