Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Correction: Girl Scout Gold Award Proposal Deadlines and Interview Dates

Approval of the Girl Scout Gold Award proposal is by the Council Gold Award Committee. Once a girl submits her proposal, attends a Gold Award interview, and receives approval for her project, she is ready to start her project.

Important dates to remember:
Gold Award Proposal
Submission Deadline
Interview Date Interview Location
 July 15, 2017  August 5, 2017
 9 a.m.–noon
 Wycliffe Presbyterian Church
 1445 N. Great Neck Road, Virginia Beach, VA
 August 17, 2017  September 7, 2017
 6–7:30 p.m. 
 A Place for Girls
 912 Cedar Road, Chesapeake, VA

For questions, contact CustomerCare@gsccc.org.


Correction: Go Gold Workshops

Before girls can set-up their Girl Scout Gold Award interview, they need to view the online Go for Gold training and then attend a Go Gold Workshop.

Date Location Time
 Sunday, July 9, 2017  Virginia Beach Rescue Squad Building 1
 2837 Shore Drive, Virginia Beach, VA
 1–3 p.m.
 Saturday, August 12, 2017  A Place for Girls
 912 Cedar Road, Chesapeake, VA
 1–3 p.m.

Register online via eBiz .

For questions, contact CustomerCare@gsccc.org.

Monday, June 26, 2017

Upcoming Holiday Closure

All GSCCC offices and shops will be closed Tuesday, July 4, 2017, in observance of the Independence Day holiday.

Shop Promotions for the Month of July

July 1-31: Explore Patch of the Month
  • Explore The Mariner’s Museum: $1.50 each.
  • While supplies last.

July 5, 12, 19, 26: Fish Bowl Wednesdays
  • Hook a fish at checkout and receive a 5 percent, 10 percent, 15 percent, or 20 percent discount off the entire purchase. 
  • May not be combined with any other offer.

July 17: National Emoji Day
  • Receive a 15 percent discount off all emoticon items.
  • While supplies last.

New Items
  • GSCCC Luminesque pens (blue, green, gold, burgundy, purple): $1.00
  • GSCCC portfolio file folder (blue, green, burgundy, purple): $10.00
  • GSCCC Troop Rules t-shirt: $19.99 (All sizes)

Monday, June 19, 2017

Get the Inside Scoop on New Journeys and Badges

You are invited to attend a special webinar covering updated program content to be released this summer. You will be among the very first to learn about our new science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) and Outdoor Journeys and badges, which will be rolled out to troop leaders this summer.

Please join us for a webinar hosted by GSUSA’s Volunteer and Girl Experience team. You will get detailed insight into these new badges and Journeys, hear about the timeline for roll-out, and have the opportunity to ask questions.

Reserve a space for the upcoming webinar on Thursday, June 22, from 7–8 p.m.

Reading and Writing Workshops

Differences Foundation
1505 Competitors Court
Virginia Beach, VA
Every Wednesday, July 12-August 2, 2017
6-8 p.m.
Grades: 3-5 (tagalongs in the same grade are welcome to pay and attend)
Cost: $20 per session, per person

Want to keep your child’s reading and writing skills engaged this summer? This workshop series covers reading, writing, character development, and story boarding. Girl Scouts who attend session 1 on July 12 will earn My Family Story and Scribe badges.

For more event information, contact: info@differencesfoundation.org
Register online by July 5. (Register each child separately.)

Monday, June 12, 2017

Summer Shop Hours

All GSCCC shops begin summer hours Monday, June 12:
  • Chesapeake shop:
    Monday-Thursday 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Friday 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
    (no Saturday hours)
  • Peninsula shop:
    Monday-Thursday 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Friday 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

The shops will be closed for inventory on the following dates:
  • Chesapeake shop: July 24-28
  • Peninsula shop: July 31-August 4

All GSCCC offices are also currently observing summer hours:
  • Chesapeake office:
    Monday-Thursday 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Friday 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • Peninsula office:
    Monday-Thursday 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Friday 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Get the Inside Scoop on New Journeys and Badges

You are invited to attend a special webinar covering updated program content to be released this summer. You will be among the very first to learn about our new science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) and Outdoor Journeys and badges, which will be rolled out to troop leaders this summer.

Please join us for a webinar hosted by GSUSA’s Volunteer and Girl Experience team. You will get detailed insight into these new badges and Journeys, hear about the timeline for rollout, and have the opportunity to ask questions.

Reserve a space for either of these dates:

•    Saturday, June 17 from 3-4 p.m.
•    Thursday, June 22, from 7 – 8 p.m.

Volunteer Toolkit (VTK) Features

The Volunteer Toolkit (VTK) gives you program content and other resources to manage your troop planning all year long – and keep it going smoothly!

You can:
  • Access Journey and petal and badge troop meeting plans.
  • See step-by-step activity guides for each troop meeting.
  • View and edit your troop roster.
  • Manage renewals for both girls and adults.
  • Email parents and caregivers with a single click.
  • Share troop meeting activities with parents and caregivers.
  • Log girls’ petal/badge and Journey achievements.
  • Add events and your own troop activities.

Girl Scouts Taekwondo!

Saturday, June 17, 2017
10-11:30 a.m.
Lynnhaven Taekwondo Academy
Virginia Beach, VA 
Grades: 2-5
Cost: $10 girls, $5 adults

Girls explore an introduction to traditional Taekwondo and self-defense. Learn basic kicks, blocks and punches. Want a badge in Taekwondo? Learn the basics, then join us for a Taekwondo badge workshop to earn your badge*.
*Workshop to earn your badge is $25 per participant.

Contact Lynnhaven.tkd@gmail.com to register.

Monday, June 5, 2017

Summer Hours Reminder

All GSCCC offices are currently observing summer hours:
  • Chesapeake office:
    Monday-Thursday 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Friday 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • Peninsula office:
    Monday-Thursday 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Friday 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

All GSCCC shops will begin summer hours Monday, June 12:
  • Chesapeake shop:
    Monday-Thursday 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Friday 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
    (no Saturday hours)
  • Peninsula shop:
    Monday-Thursday 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Friday 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

The shops will be closed for inventory on the following dates:
  • Chesapeake shop: July 24-28
  • Peninsula shop: July 31-August 4

Volunteer Toolkit (VTK) Tip

To start planning your year or even one meeting, sign in to the Volunteer Toolkit and click on the “Year Plan” tab. From here, you will click on “Add Meeting” to the plan and select your Girl Scout level. Select Daisy, Brownie, or Junior. Multi-level troops have the option to select more than one level.

Next, choose the type of meeting you want to plan by selecting one of the following:

Virginia Children’s Chorus - Auditions Announcement

Do you know a child who loves to sing? The Virginia Children’s Chorus will hold auditions for new students for the 2017-2018 season June 10-13 and August 19-22, 2017 at Talbot Park Baptist Church, 6919 Granby Street, Norfolk. 

We welcome boys and girls entering grades 1 to 12 – from young beginners to serious high school singers. We have a choice of Norfolk or Virginia Beach rehearsal sites for singers in the two younger choirs (approximately grades 1 to 7). Group try-outs are available for children entering grades 1 through 3. All students receive excellent voice training and perform in concert while making new friends and having fun!

Monday, May 29, 2017

It’s Time For a New Girl Scout Year!

May 31 is the last day for a chance to win! 

Troops that renew 90 percent of their registered girls and two adults by 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday May 31, will be entered into a drawing to win a Thin Mint cookie costume.  The drawing will be held on Thursday, June 1, and FIVE lucky troops will win a costume! Don't miss your chance,  Renew today!

Spring is coming to a close, and fall will be here before you know it.  Make sure to reach out to every fabulous girl in your troop to get them all signed up and ready to go for another year of Girl Scout fun. Renewing now will make your life easier, will help get everyone organized and all set for adventures ahead, and might get your troop a cookie costume!

Memorial Day Holiday and Summer Hours

Memorial Day Closure
All GSCCC offices and shops will be closed Monday, May 29 in observance of the Memorial Day holiday.

All GSCCC offices will begin summer hours Tuesday, May 30:
  • Chesapeake office:
    Monday-Thursday 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Friday 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • Peninsula office:
    Monday-Thursday 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Friday 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

All GSCCC shops will begin summer hours Monday, June 12:
  • Chesapeake shop:
    Monday-Thursday 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Friday 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
    (no Saturday hours)
  • Peninsula shop:
    Monday-Thursday 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Friday 9 a.m.-1 p.m.