Monday, June 24, 2019

Shop Promotions for the Month of July

July 1-31
Explore Patch of the Month
Explore The Mariner's Museum: $2.50 each.
While supplies last.

July 1-31
Summer Blowout Sale!
Receive a 50 percent discount off the clearance rack.
May not be combined with any other offer. While supplies last.

July 3, 10, 17, 24
Flip Flop Wednesdays!
Draw a flip flop at checkout and receive a 10 percent, 15 percent or 20 percent discount off the entire purchase. With a $35 purchase, you will receive a FREE flip flop patch. May not be combined with any other offer.

Girl Scout Alert: Tell Lawmakers to Prioritize Civics Education!

We need your helpplease ask your Member of Congress to support the Civics Learning Act (H.R. 849), a bipartisan bill that would increase the federal investment in civics education and provide more students with meaningful, hands-on civics learning and community service opportunities from organizations like Girl Scouts!

TAKE ACTION

Volunteer Toolkit (VTK) Important Information

The Volunteer Toolkit (VTK) will be unavailable for 24 hours starting the evening of Monday, July 1, to accommodate the annual archiving process. What this means is that any year plans created in the "Year Plan" tab will be moved to "Past Years." You will be able to access prior year plans by clicking on "Past Years" and then selecting the year you want to view. Do not set up your year plan for the upcoming membership year, yet. Wait until after July 1st!

Also, if you are not yet registered for the 2020 membership year, you will not have access to the VTK after July 1. Renew today!

The system will be functional on July 2, however, from July 1 to July 16, the "Explore," Year Plan" and "Meeting Plan" tabs will not be available. During that time, new badge and Journey content will be added to the VTK.

NEW! On July 25, new users (service unit/administrative volunteers and individually registered members) will gain access to the VTK.

Questions? Contact customercare@gsccc.org.

Monday, June 17, 2019

Volunteer Toolkit (VTK) Important Information

The Volunteer Toolkit (VTK) will be unavailable for 24 hours starting the evening of Monday, July 1, to accommodate the annual archiving process. What this means is that any year plans created in the "Year Plan" tab will be moved to "Past Years." You will be able to access prior year plans by clicking on "Past Years" and then selecting the year you want to view. Do not set up your year plan for the upcoming membership year, yet. Wait until after July 1st!

Also, if you are not yet registered for the 2020 membership year, you will not have access to the VTK after July 1. Renew today!

The system will be functional on July 2, however, from July 1 to July 16, the "Explore," Year Plan" and "Meeting Plan" tabs will not be available. During that time, new badge and Journey content will be added to the VTK.

NEW! On July 25, new users (service unit/administrative volunteers and individually registered members) will gain access to the VTK.

Questions? Contact customercare@gsccc.org.

The 2019-2020 Council Program Guide is Here!

Get excited for your 2019-2020 Girl Scout year by checking out our upcoming programs created just for our girls! Any changes to the details included in the Program Guide located here will be updated on our Events web page directly. Additional events may also be added to the Events web page throughout the year, so be sure to check back often. We look forward to seeing you at the programs!

Earn a Performers Patch

Tuesday, October 8 – Sunday, October 13, 2019
The Zeiders Proteus Festival!
Open to girls in grades 9-12.
Cost: FREE (option to purchase patch at the Zeiders Theatre after completing the festival).

  • The Proteus Festival is a celebration of creativity & community with performances, panel discussions and community participation.
  • At the heart of Proteus Festival are the creative teams working to create new artistic pieces in three disciplines: music, film and theater. Teams will create their pieces over the festival weekend with mentorship from professionals in the field. On the closing day of the festival, all of the creative teams will present their new works to the public, and a panel of judges will award a “best of” prize in each category and an overall “Best of Proteus Festival” prize to the work deemed to best embody the creative spirit of the festival.

24th Annual Children’s Fishing Clinic

Saturday, July 20, 2019
Rotary Club of Newport News & Coastal Conservation Association
700 Town Center Dr, Ste. 320
Newport News, VA 23606
8 a.m.-noon
Open to girls 8 to 12 years old.
Cost: FREE (advanced registration required).

The Children’s Fishing Clinic is a great group event for youth to be educated on marine environment, the sport of fishing and saving the bay. Fishing equipment, bait, instructions, t-shirts and lunch will be provided. This event takes place on the James River Fishing Pier. Space is very limited – so please register your group as early as possible. Participation will be first come, first served. This is not a drop off event.

Earn Your Business Badge

Mondays-Thursdays (all year)
Duck Donuts
Chesapeake, VA
6:30-8 p.m.
Open to Girl Scouts in all grades.
Cost: $15 (includes workshop, grade-level badge, and two Duck donuts). Registration required (minimum of 10 girls needed for this workshop to be held).

Join the Duck Donuts staff as they walk you through all business badge stations at their store. Earn your Money Counts, Meet My Customers, Business Owner, It’s Your Business Run It! (Customer Insight) and It’s Your Business Run It! (Marketing) badge. Design and market your very own donut and a chance to win one of the famous ducks!

Register here. Questions? Email chesapeake.085@duckdonuts.com.

Effectively Facilitating Adult Learning Course

Do you like to work with adults?
Do you like to have fun?

If you answered "yes" to either of those questions, the adult learning facilitator volunteer position might be for you! A facilitator delivers courses, workshops and resources to individuals and/or groups of volunteers in order to prepare them throughout their appointment. We offer classes that are indoors as well as outdoors. You decide what you like!

Register on eBiz to attend the upcoming Effectively Facilitating Adult Learning class on Saturday, July 20, 2019, beginning at 10 a.m., at A Place for Girls, to begin your journey in becoming an adult learning facilitator.

Questions? Contact Learning Manager Cheryl McGrenra at cherylm@gsccc.org.

Monday, June 3, 2019

Early Renewal is Ending Soon - Don't Miss Out!

If you haven't already renewed your troop, now is the time! In addition to ensuring that your girls are on the path for a successful year of adventure, learning, and leadership skill building, you also still have the chance to win one of our incentives.

All troops who renew 90% of their girls plus two adults by midnight on June 15th will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win a $250 gift card to Great Wolf Lodge OR a $250 gift card to Build-A-Bear. Two troops will win!

We also added an additional incentive for service units. We're giving away an encampment...actually, two of them! For every 25 girls renewed between June 1st and June 15th, your service unit will receive one entry into the drawing for a free encampment. As an added bonus, for every 25 NEW girls added to your service unit during the same time period, the service unit will receive 5 additional entries into the drawing.

New friends, old friends, free encampment-sounds like the perfect recipe for a great Girl Scout year!

RENEW TODAY!

Going for Gold - Mini Mentoring Sessions

The Girl Scout Gold Award Committee is now offering mini mentoring sessions. Girls Going for Gold who are looking for help developing a project or have questions about Going for Gold may request an appointment time slot to meet with a committee member one-on-one. These mini sessions are being offered before or after current interview scheduled dates. The next meeting is June 6th, at A Place for Girls, and available time slots start at 4 p.m. and are by appointment only.

To request an appointment time, email the committee at gsgoldaward.gsccc@gmail.com.

Next GSCCC Council Trip? Iceland!


The next GSCCC Council trip has been selected. We are off to Iceland!

Experience stunning fjords and breathtaking waterfalls, then travel to a red mountain where mud boils and steam flows out of the earth. Journey through the Dimmuborgir lava formations, which some believe are trolls exposed to the sun, then walk along the gap separating two tectonic plates. This adventurous trip is not for the faint-of-heart or weak-of-limb; it will keep you moving, climbing, and hiking—and constantly questioning how your surroundings can possibly be real.

Monday, May 27, 2019

STEM Incentive Winners


The news that you have all been waiting for… the winners of our STEM Incentives are (drum roll please…)

Virginia Aquarium Overnight
Troop 361
Troop 916

Zoo Snooze at Virginia Zoological Park
Troop 396
Troop 4159

Coasters 101 at Busch Gardens
Troop 126
Troop 656

Each of the winning troops will receive an email with instructions on how to redeem their prize. 
If you haven’t already renewed your troop, there is still time! There are more incentives being released soon. Don’t forget that Early Renewal runs through June 15th. All girls who renew by that date will receive the GSCCC Early Bird patch in addition to helping their troop qualify for incentives.

RENEW TODAY!

Summer STEAM Academy

Monday, July 22 - Thursday, July 25, 2019
Norfolk State University
Norfolk, VA
8 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Rising 7th - 9th grade girls are invited to apply to participate in NSU's free 9th annual Summer STEAM Academy. See flyer for more information.

Apply by June 9. Questions? Contact j17johnso@odu.edu.

STEM Girls Day Out

Friday, July 26, 2019
Norfolk State University
Norfolk, VA
8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

Rising 7th - 9th grade girls are invited to apply to participate in NSU's free STEM day of fun for girls! See flyer for more information.

Apply by June 9. Questions? Contact ssclantgdo@gmail.com.