Monday, August 25, 2014

Outdoor III: Advanced Camping Skills

This two-part course is designed for adults with camping experience to learn advanced cooking methods, program and outdoor skills.  Emphasis is on advanced lashing, compass skills and nature exploration. Attendance at a pre-course planning session is required.  The planning session will cover what items to bring, menu, and other details pertaining to the overnight portion of the course.

Pre-Course:  Sunday, September 7, 2014, 2 - 5 p.m., Camp Apasus
Overnight:  Saturday, September 27 - Sunday, September 28, 2014

Registration closes September 1, 2014, at 11:59 p.m. Register now through eBiz here.

Please direct any questions to Cheryl McGrenra, adult learning manager, at cherylm@gsccc.org.


Friday, August 22, 2014

Facility and Equipment Upgrades at A Place for Girls

Pardon our mess while our main office in Chesapeake receives necessary facility and equipment upgrades. Between August 25 and September 12, there may be a delay in responding to your requests as systems are relocated— but we will respond to all requests as quickly as possible. During this renovation, all GSCCC offices and shops will remain open and ready to serve you. Hours of operation can be found on our website www.gsccc.org .

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Level 1 Basic Archery Class

Archery Certification Class

Do you want to have your girls participate in archery?  Do you want to become an archery facilitator for girls?  If so, please contact Karen Holson to register for their upcoming training.

When:  Thursday, September 18, 2014
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.    
Address is: 4010 West Broad Street, Richmond, VA 23230
Cost:  $25

Please contact Karen Holson at Karen.Holson@dgif.virginia.gov if you would like to attend or you would like more information.

2014-2015 On Time Membership Rewards Reminder - Save Money!

A service unit encampment at one of GSCCC's beautiful properties is one of the most cost effective and fun ways for girls to enjoy traditional team building, independence, adventure, and an appreciation for the out-of-doors. It can be even more cost effective when your service unit takes advantage of these reward opportunities. Hurry!  September is just around the corner!

1. Earn a FREE service unit encampment -  All service units that register 80 percent of their 2015 girl membership goal before September 25, 2014, at 4:00 p.m., will receive a 100 percent discount on their next (fall 2015 OR spring 2016) annual service unit encampment for any GSCCC owned camp.* The first service unit to reach this goal will receive first choice of available service unit encampment weekends and choice of campsite for their fall 2015 OR spring 2016 encampment.

2. Earn a nearly free service unit encampment -  Service units that register 70 percent of their 2015 girl membership goal before September 25, 2014, at 4:00 p.m., will receive a 75 percent discount on their next (fall 2015 OR spring 2016) annual service unit encampment for any GSCCC owned camp.*

3. Earn a halfway to free service unit encampment - Service units that register 60 percent of their 2015 girl membership goal before September 25, 2014, at 4:00 p.m., will receive a 50 percent discount on their next (fall 2015 OR spring 2016) annual service unit encampment on any GSCCC owned camp.*

4. NEW – Service units that register 50 percent of their 2015 girl membership goal before September 25, 2014, at 4:00 p.m., will receive one Little Brownie Baker cookie costume for the service unit.

*Facilities and rented equipment such as canoes are included. Instructors and facilitators set and collect their own cost reimbursements.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Community 3 Learning Event - Building Leaders for the Future

Great Bridge United Methodist Church, Chesapeake
Saturday, September 20, 2014, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Workshops include Girl Scout Program Basics, Troop Organization Tips, Managing Troop Funds, Conflict Management, Focus on Ability, Games, Event Planning, Techbridge, Grade-Level Roundtables, Risk Management, Tips for Trips and much more!

Click here for more information and to register.

Volunteer Outdoor Sampler Event

Registration is now open for the Outdoor Sampler event happening on Saturday, September 13, 2014, at A Place for Girls, beginning at 8 a.m.  Come and spend the day or come for only one class...you choose!

Classes include:
  • Archery 101
  • Canoe the Outback
  • Night Fun
  • Take Only Pictures...Leave Only Footprints
  • Make-It Take-It (Box oven)
  • Dutch Oven Cooking
  • Nature Crafts
  • and SO MUCH MORE!!!!
Bring your own lunch!

Don't miss the opportunity to attend this outstanding outdoor enrichment event!  Register NOW here.



Contact Cheryl McGrenra, adult learning manager, at adultlearning@gsccc.org, with any questions.

Volunteer Community 2 Learning Event - Saturday, August 23, 2014

TODAY (Wednesday, August 20, 2014) is the last day to register for the Leader Launch.

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The 2nd Annual Leader Launch is almost here! All leaders, new and experienced, are invited to attend and start the year off with a BLAST! Based on feedback from last year, we have a larger venue and more enrichment trainings available.
   
The main event will feature booth style exhibits with a variety of topics presented by Service Units, Community Partners (area businesses with special offerings for Girl Scouts), and council representatives.

Lunch will be on your own - bring something with you or explore some of the local offerings. Following lunch, some vital basic training - including Service Unit Orientation and Girl Scout Program Basics - and a selection of enrichment trainings will be offered. You must register for the event and sign up for all training in advance. All training courses will be offered at no additional cost.

Check out the flyer (click the image above) or the event page for more information and to register.


Monday, August 18, 2014

Shop Promotions for Month of September


September 1 - 30 
Back to Troop!
Get started with Starter Kits. Receive a “Free Bag” when you purchase a complete Starter Kit.
(Starter Kit includes: Girl’s Guide, Journey Book, Vest or Sash, Flag, Council ID, Troop Numerals, Insignia Tab, World Association Pin and Membership Pin)


September 1 - 30
*Back to Troop Rocks!

Valid for one-time use only.
Spend $30, Get $5 Off
Spend $50, Get $10 Off
Spend $75, Get $15 Off 

September 1 - 30 
*Camp Blowout Sale!
During the month of September, receive a discount of 25 percent off all camp merchandise.

*While supplies last on in-stock items only; purchases must be made in-store; cannot be combined with any other promotions/discounts, and excludes Girl Scout Barbie, Journey books, Sets, Girl Guides and Council merchandise.

Visit the Council Shops to see the “New Arrivals”
“I Survived Camp” Bucket Hats in assorted colors: $10 each
GSCCC Tumblers in green, red, orange and blue: $10 each
GSCCC T-Shirts: $18 each 
Girl Scout Barbie: $12.99 each

Friday, August 15, 2014

Community 2 Volunteer Learning Event - Leader Launch - Saturday, August 23, 2014

There are still a few days left to register for the Leader Launch (deadline to register is Wednesday, August 20, 2014)!

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The 2nd Annual Leader Launch is almost here! All leaders, new and experienced, are invited to attend and start the year off with a BLAST! Based on feedback from last year, we have a larger venue and more enrichment trainings available.
    
The main event will feature booth style exhibits with a variety of topics presented by Service Units, Community Partners (area businesses with special offerings for Girl Scouts), and council representatives.

Lunch will be on your own - bring something with you or explore some of the local offerings. Following lunch, some vital basic training - including Service Unit Orientation and Girl Scout Program Basics - and a selection of enrichment trainings will be offered. You must register for the event and sign up for all training in advance. All training courses will be offered at no additional cost.

Check out the flyer (click the image above) or the event page for more information and to register.


Friday, August 8, 2014

2014-2015 On-Time Membership Rewards

1. All service units that register 80 percent of their 2015 girl membership goal before September 25, 2014, at 4:00 p.m., will receive a 100 percent discount on their next (fall 2015 OR spring 2016) annual service unit encampment for any GSCCC owned camp.* The first service unit to reach this goal will receive first choice of available service unit encampment weekends and choice of campsite for their fall 2015 OR spring 2016 encampment.

2. Service units that register 70 percent of their 2015 girl membership goal before September 25, 2014, at 4:00 p.m., will receive a 75 percent discount on their next (fall 2015 OR spring 2016) annual service unit encampment for any GSCCC owned camp.*

3. Service units that register 60 percent of their 2015 girl membership goal before September 25, 2014, at 4:00 p.m., will receive a 50 percent discount on their next (fall 2015 OR spring 2016) annual service unit encampment on any GSCCC owned camp.*

4. NEW – Service units that register 50 percent of their 2015 girl membership goal before September 25, 2014, at 4:00 p.m., will receive one Little Brownie Baker cookie costume for the service unit.

*Facilities and rented equipment such as canoes are included. Instructors and facilitators set and collect their own cost reimbursements.

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Calling All New and Returning Troop Leaders - Get Ready for the Fall with Learning and Networking Opportunities

You are invited to kick-off the 2014-2015 Girl Scout year with the following exciting workshop and learning opportunities.  You are welcome to attend any of these events:

Saturday, August 16, 2014 - Camp Skimino, Williamsburg
Back to Basics - FREE - Hosted by Community 1

Saturday, August 23,2014 - Star of the Sea Catholic Church, Virginia Beach
Leader Launch - $5 per person (includes take-home materials and special gift) - Hosted by Community 2

Click her to learn more about these events.

Friday, August 1, 2014

2014 Dare to Lead Volunteer Support Team Conference - LAST CHANCE TO REGISTER

Saturday, August 9, 2014
Oak Grove United Methodist Church
472 N Battlefield Boulevard
Chesapeake, VA

This VST conference will provide position training for community-level volunteers and members of the service unit volunteer support team, as well as offer enrichment classes.  Lunch will be provided.

8-8:45 a.m.                  Check-in and Registration 
9-11 a.m.                     Service Unit Volunteer Support Team Orientation                     
                                    Volunteer Position Training
11:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m.  Communicating Across Generations
12:30-1:15 p.m.            Lunch & Networking
1:15-1:45 p.m.              Announcements and Council Updates
2-4 p.m.                       Position Training and Workshops
4-4:30 p.m.                  Closing

        (Schedule is subject to change)

To register for this event, please click here. (Registration deadline is Monday, August 4, 2014.)

Not sure which class you should register for? Please contact Cheryl McGrenra, Adult Learning Manager, at (757)410-0595 or cherylm@gsccc.org.


Thursday, July 17, 2014

Volunteers Needed for Community 3 Kick Off to Girl Scouting Carnival

Volunteers are needed for the Kick Off to Girl Scouting Carnival, which will be hosted by Community 3 on October 4, 2014, at Bennett's Creek Park in Suffolk.

Volunteers roles include:
  • Running game and activity booths
  • Giving out prizes
  • Helping with the silent auction
  • Parking attendants 

Volunteers will be asked to stay for at least one of the following shifts: 8 to 11 a.m., 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. or 2 to 5 p.m.

Registered adult volunteers, as well as Girl Scout Cadettes, Seniors and Ambassadors can sign up to volunteer by contacting troop43gs@gmail.com

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Volunteer Opportunity: Old Coast Guard Station Museum

The Old Coast Guard Station Museum Virginia Beach currently has volunteer openings for Girl Scouts. Volunteers are needed as tour guides and docents in the galleries, shop assistants in the museum store and for special events, including receptions, special projects and fundraisers. The Old Coast Guard Station provides training for all volunteers.

Find details about volunteer positions here.

To find out more about volunteer opportunities at the Old Coast Guard Station, call 757-422-1587 or email education@oldcoastguardstation.com.