Monday, October 24, 2016

The Governor's Land 5k, Williamsburg, VA, October 29.

Join the Girl Scouts of the Colonial Coast for the 15th Annual Governor's Land 5K Ghoulish Run for the Girl Scouts. This 5K Run/Walk and 1 Mile Fun Run will benefit the Girl Scouts of Colonial Coast Annual Giving Campaign. 

Saturday, October 29, 2015, registration and packet pick up begins at 7:30 a.m.

Park East, The Governor's Land at Two Rivers Route 5, Williamsburg, VA

The course is a fast, scenic, certified (Va-07030-RT)5K course through the Governor's Land residential community. Out-and-back on Two Rivers Road, with horseshoe loops of Horne's Lake and Whittaker Island neighborhoods on return trip. All paved roads.

Go here for more information and to sign up.

Boost Your Fall Product Sales with this Bookmark Giveaway

Fall is a great time of year, full of traditional and fun events and festivals celebrating the harvest season. Some of those events include giving out treats. Consider using our fall Girl Scout bookmark as a giveaway. Help connect more girls to the fun and adventure of Girl Scouting!

This giveaway helps troops, too. It carries a special message about how the purchase of a Girl Scout fall product – nuts or candies – supports troop activities. Download for printing here.

First-Aid/CPR/AED Training

Did you ever wonder if First-Aid/CPR/AED training that is offered completely online meets Girl Scouts’ requirements? Per Volunteer Essentials 2016-2017 page 78, “First-Aid/CPR training that is available entirely online does not satisfy Girl Scouts’ requirements. Such courses do not offer enough opportunities to practice and receive feedback on your technique.”

Register for a classroom First-Aid/CPR/AED training today by visiting the EMTA Enterprises website or Hampton Roads CPR and Safety website.

Remember to ask the facilitator to sign your training card and remember to keep your certification card for your records.

Shop Promotions for the Month of November

November 9-11: Patriotic Appreciation
Receive a discount of 15 percent off entire purchase, when you show your “I Voted” sticker or Military ID. If you are unable to make it to the shops, feel free to call in your order, pay, and pick up at your convenience.

Activity Fun Patches:
  • Camping
  • Cooking
  • Helping Hands
  • Hiking
  • Thanksgiving

Safety First!

Keeping girls and adults safe are our top priority! You can do your part by viewing the online Risk Management learning module. Troop leaders as well as volunteer support team members are required to view this online learning module annually. See the Volunteer Learning Progression on page 21 of Volunteer Essentials 2016-2017 for requirements. You will learn something new each year!

Register on eBiz for the Risk Management online training before the next activity with your girls.

Take Me Back Fashion Show Update

Thank you to all the Girl Scouts who are planning to attend the Take Me Back Fashion Show. It is just about sold out. Because of the overwhelming response, we will open the Chesapeake retail shop on Sunday, October 30 from 3-6 p.m. Additionally, you will receive a 15 percent discount off your entire purchase during this special savings event. It is an awesome sale that you will not want to miss - start writing your shopping list now!

Make a Gift in Honor of YOUR Girl Scout Birthday

October is a special month when we celebrate the birthday of our Founder, Juliette Gordon Low. This year, we are inviting all Girl Scouts to make a gift in honor of your Girl Scout birthday. If you joined Girl Scouts in 1990, you would make a gift of $19.90. It is a perfect way to celebrate your Girl Scout birthday during this special month. Make your gift today.

Monday, October 17, 2016

Introducing Girl Scout Program Basics, Parts I and II

The Girl Scout Program Basics course is to be completed by all troop leaders. View the online learning module, Girl Scout Program Basics, Part I, and then attend the face-to-face Girl Scout Program Basics, Part II, where you will use everything you learned in the online module to help guide your girls in planning their year and their troop meetings.

Register through eBiz for one of upcoming classes:
  • Thursday, October 20, 2016
  • Sunday, November 6, 2016
  • Tuesday, January 10, 2017
For questions, contact

2017 Cookie Classic

Come back for S'more fun at the 2017 Cookie Classic 5K and 1-Mile on January 21, 2017!

Join Girl Scouts of the Colonial Coast for the 3rd Annual Cookie Classic in Chesapeake, VA. The Trefoil Trek is a 5K starting at 9 a.m., followed by the Samoa Stroll Kid's 1-Mile at 10 a.m. This event is open to the public and Girl Scouts can meet badge requirements! For those that want to do S'more running, the Thin Mint Challenge includes both races to help get you through those mid-winter exercise blues.

Product Sales News

2016 Fall Product Program
It’s not too late to join in the fun of the Fall Product program. If you are interested in participating please reach out to your troop leader or contact For information on the Fall Product program visit our website ( .

2017 Cookie Program
We are seeking volunteers for the following Cookie Program positions:
  • Cookie Cupboards are needed in the following areas:
    • Indian River/Kempsville area of Virginia Beach, VA
    • Kitty Hawk, NC
    • Elizabeth City, NC

“Getting to Gold” Meet and Greet for Girl Scout Seniors and Ambassadors

Sunday, November 6, 2016
2-4 p.m.
A Place for Girls
912 Cedar Road
Chesapeake, VA 23322
Free (Registration Required)

Come out and meet the volunteer Girl Scout Gold Award committee. Girls, bring your questions and project concepts.

Committee members will share tips to help you on your path to earning your Girl Scout Gold Award.

Committee members will be available to speak with parents, leaders and advisors on their role in helping to guide their girls in achieving the Gold Award.

Register today through eBiz.

For questions, contact

Forever Girl Scout Alumnae News

Take Me Back Fashion Show
Take Me Back Fashion Show volunteers are needed on Sunday, October 30 to monitor displays and help the fashion show participants. Contact Veronica Thomas at to volunteer.

Cookie Cupboards
Are you interested in being a Cookie Cupboard? At this time, we are in need of cupboards for the Kempsville area and the Gloucester/Matthews area. If you are interested in being a Cookie Cupboard, please contact Chris Ramos-Smith at for more information.

Take Me Back Fashion Show Models Needed

On Sunday, October 30 from 3-6 p.m. the Forever Girl Scout Alumnae are hosting a Take Me Back Fashion Show at A Place for Girls in Chesapeake. We are looking for Girl Scouts from Brownie to Ambassador level and adults to model the uniforms in our collection. If you are interested in being a model for this event, contact Betsy Kessler at for more information.

Become a School Representative

Are you affiliated with a local school? You could be a school representative!

Being a school representative is easy, as a school representative, you will:
  • Establish a relationship with school administrators and parent organizations. Already a PTA member or room parent? Perfect!
  • Share information on upcoming events at the school. Does the event need volunteers? Is there an opportunity to have a Girl Scout table at the event? Let us know and we’ll help to find coverage.

Model NATO Challenge

28 Students - 28 Nations. Become a Student Diplomat Today!
Represent one of the 28 NATO Member Nations while participating in a mock session of NATO's North Atlantic Council. Achieve consensus among fellow Student diplomats while addressing a crisis modeled after real world issues such as piracy, cyber-security or immigration. Develop your skills in diplomacy and leadership, as you are mentored by NATO Military Officers.

The Top Three Finalists will earn Scholarships! 3 levels of scholarships will be awarded:
  • First place - $2,500
  • Second place - $1,500 
  • Third place - $1000.
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