Monday, May 2, 2016

8th Annual Hampton Roads Conference for Girls and Young Women - at ODU

Registration is open for Old Dominion University's 8th Annual Hampton Roads Conference for Girls and Young Women "Girls Rule the World," on Saturday, May 21, 2016 in the Webb University Center.

The daylong conference provides workshops and presentations that are intended to inform and empower girls and young women to become productive citizens and leaders. Last year's conference was attended by almost 400 girls, young women, parents and other interested adults. It was a rousing success and we expect this year's conference to bring an even larger audience! The conference is free and open to all young women ages 10 - 18 and accompanying adults from the Hampton Roads region and beyond. Learn more and register here.

Volunteer Support Team Webinar Series

Calling all volunteer support team members! Join us for the Volunteer Support Team Webinar Series!
  • Monday, May 9, 7–8 p.m. – End-of-Year Financial Statements – for all support team volunteers, especially finance coordinators.
  • Monday, May 23, 7–8 p.m. – Assessing Your Volunteer Year – for all support team volunteers.
Register here through eBiz. Once you have registered through eBiz, you will receive a link to register for the webinar.

Public Service Survival Kits

Sunday, May 22, 2016
1:30–2:30 p.m. D, B, J
3–4p.m. C, S, A
Chesapeake Central Library
Chesapeake, VA $13 (includes rocker)

During this community service project, Girl Scouts will make kits to honor police and fire public service personnel. Girls and troops will take their kits to hand deliver to police and fire personnel as they make the world a better place. Police and fire personnel will visit to talk about their careers.

This is a girl event. One adult may be asked to stay with troop to meet ratios but does not pay.

For event content questions contact donnaf@gsccc.org.
For registration questions contact support@gsccc.org.
                                   

Be a Star

The Greatest Pirate Story Never Told!
Sunday, May 15, 2016
1-2:30 p.m. (workshop)
3-5 p.m. (play) 
C, S, A
$25 - workshops and play (includes event patch)
$15 - play only (includes event patch)

Calling all Ye Girl Scouts! It’s YAAR day at the Suffolk Cultural Arts Center! Come and experience “The Greatest Pirate Story Never Told!” The New York Times raves that this show is packed with “More laughs than there are bones in Davey Jones Locker!”

STEAM in the Outer Banks

Saturday, May 14, 2016  
9 a.m.-noon C 
1-4:15 p.m. S, A
Coastal Studies Institute
Manteo, NC
$11 (includes event patch)

Girls will dive into coastal science with a day of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) activities on North Carolina’s Outer Banks. Girls will learn and interact with local women scientists who are solving global problems facing the world’s coastlines right here in our own backyard.

Girl Scout Night at the Norfolk Tides

Friday, May 13, 2016
7:15 p.m. - Game (gates open at 6 p.m.- pre-game)
Harbor Park
Norfolk, VA
Game: $12 per person (includes patch, hot dog and soda)
Overnight: $5 per person (register for overnight at ebiz.gsccc.org)
Deadline: May 13, 2016

Join us for a fun night of baseball with the Norfolk Tides at Harbor Park. If we sell 1,000 tickets, 600 girls will have the opportunity to sleep under the stars on the field at Harbor Park. 

The game is a family event. The overnight is for girls and the minimum number of adults required to meet ratio only. No drop-off for overnight.

Strong Girls

Saturday, May 7, 2016
10 a.m.-noon D, B, J
9 a.m.-1 p.m. C, S, A
Eastern Virginia Medical School
Norfolk, VA
$13 (includes patch)
Deadline: May 1, 2016

Are you a strong girl? Do you want to learn more about health and the professionals that help us get and stay healthy? Then Strong Girls is for you! Join us for this hands-on learning event at Eastern Virginia Medical School (EVMS). Girls will tour the facility and learn what it takes to attend medical school.

Dove and Daisy Spa

Free Being Me Party 
Every third Saturday
10 a.m.–2 p.m. (1 hour)
Ages 7-10 and 11-14
Up to 8 Girl Scouts
$20 per Girl Scout

Earn hours towards earning your Free Being Me patch*.
Ages 7-10 includes dress-up & karaoke. 
Ages 11-14, includes makeup, nail polish & karaoke. 
*Patches are while supplies last only.  

BFF Birthday Bash
1.5 hours 
Up to 8 Girl Scouts
$28 per Girl Scout

Celebrate friendship and your birthday with us!
Party includes friendship bracelets, nail polish, karaoke, and jar of love.

Book events online at doveanddaisyspa.com or call 757-529-1101.

Join Us at Spring 2016 Town Hall Meetings

Join us at the spring Town Hall meetings for your chance to share ideas among volunteer and staff teams. All volunteers are invited to attend the Town Hall meeting that is the most convenient. RSVP here at least 24 hours in advance to indicate the meeting you plan to attend. We value your input to help create the agenda.

Go to this survey to RSVP and to provide input for the agenda. The survey will remain open until Tuesday, May 10, 2016, at 4:30 p.m.

Monday, April 25, 2016

Save the Date - Girls Rule the World ODU

Old Dominion University will host the 8th Annual Hampton Roads Conference for Girls and Young Women "Girls Rule the World," on Saturday, May 21, 2016 in Webb University Center.

The daylong conference provides workshops and presentations that are intended to inform and empower girls and young women to become productive citizens and leaders. Last year's conference was attended by almost 400 girls, young women, parents and other interested adults. It was a rousing success and we expect this year's conference to bring an even larger audience! The conference is free and open to all young women ages 10 - 18 and accompanying adults from the Hampton Roads region and beyond. Learn more here.

Join Us at Spring 2016 Town Hall Meetings

Join us at the spring Town Hall meetings for your chance to share ideas among volunteer and staff teams. All volunteers are invited to attend the Town Hall meeting that is the most convenient. RSVP here at least 24 hours in advance to indicate the meeting you plan to attend. We value your input to help create the agenda.

Go to this survey to RSVP and to provide input for the agenda. The survey will remain open until Tuesday, May 10, 2016, at 4:30 p.m.

Shop Promotions for the Month of May

May 1-31: End of Year Gifts
All fleece vests and pullovers: $19.99 each
While supplies last. In-stock items only.

May 31: Memorial Day Sale
Receive a 15 percent discount off entire purchase when you show your active duty or retired military ID card.

“GO!” Activity Fun Patches
  • Archery
  • Biking
  • Camping
  • Canoeing
  • Caving
  • Helping Hands Food Drive
  • Hiking
  • Rock climbing

Trip Approval at a Glance

Through travel, girls gain enormous benefits. They develop self-confidence and learn leadership skills by planning, earning money, and venturing out.

Thanks to you, girls can experience unforgettable, life-changing adventures.

This chart provides at a glance information for the trip approval process. Detailed information is available in Volunteer Essentials, pages 110-115.

MEETING TIME, DAY, AND SINGLE OVERNIGHT TRIPS WITHIN THE COUNCIL BOUNDARIES with activities that are not high adventure/ high risk. Approved by the TROOP LEADER.
MEETING TIME, DAY, AND SINGLE OVERNIGHT TRIPS that have activities that are high adventure/high risk*. Submit the Trip Approval Form to the SERVICE UNIT PROGRAM CONSULTANT or designee at least two weeks prior to the trip.

Be a Star at the Suffolk Cultural Arts Center

The Greatest Pirate Story Never Told!
Sunday, May 15, 2016
1-2:30 p.m. (workshop)
3 p.m. (play) 
Grades 6-12
$25 - workshop and play (includes event patch)
$15 - play only (includes event patch)

Calling all Ye Girl Scouts! It’s YAAR day at the Suffolk Cultural Arts Center! Come and experience “The Greatest Pirate Story Never Told!” The New York Times raves that this show is packed with “More laughs than there are bones in Davey Jones Locker!”

Relay for Life

Saturday, May 7, 2016
Any time between 9 a.m–midnight
9 a.m.-noon (set-up)
Noon–midnight (event)
Greenbrier Middle School
1016 Greenbrier Parkway
Chesapeake, VA 

Relay for Life (Chesapeake) Activities and Entertainment is looking for assistance. If you or your troop have some time to spare, please consider volunteering. It will be a fun day for a great cause.

For additional information or to RSVP please contact Jenni Wilson at 440-935-7514 or Tonya Hays  at 757-286-9332
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