Thursday, July 24, 2014

2014 Dare to Lead Volunteer Support Team Conference

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

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

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

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Shop Promotions for Month of August

*Fish Bowl Wednesdays
Let’s go fishing! Hook a fish at checkout and receive a discount of 10%, 20%, 30%, or 40% off the entire purchase. Excludes clearance merchandise.

August 1 - 31
*Pre-Back to Troop Sale

Start shopping early for Back to Troop savings and receive a “Free Bag” when you purchase a complete Starter Kit.

August 26
*Celebrate Women’s Equality Day
Show your voter registration card to receive a discount of 10% off the entire purchase.

*Applies to all specials: While supplies last on in-stock items only; purchases must be made in-store; cannot be combined with any other promotions/discounts, and excludes Journey Books, Sets and Girl Guides.

The Shops will be closed for inventory on the following dates:
A Place for Girls: July 28 - August 1
Peninsula Service Center: August 4 – 8

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: $15 to $18 each
Girl Scout Barbie: $12.99 each

Duck Tape Regatta at First Landing State Park

August 16, 2014

First Landing State Park, Virginia Beach

Teams have three hours to design and build their boat on the beach using only recycled cardboard and provided duct tape. Row your boat in the Bay. Will it float or will you take home the Titanic award? Trophies and glory await! Weekend camping option is available at First Landing State Park. Open to registered Girl Scout Juniors, Cadettes, Seniors and Ambassadors. For full details and to register visit


Virginia Musical Theatre will hold open auditions for the first two productions of its upcoming season, including the Virginia Premiere of Drewe and Stiles' PETER PAN: A MUSICAL ADVENTURE, which will be directed and choreographed by Pierre Brault (CHILDREN OF EDEN) and will play at the Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, October 10-12, 2014. After a 16 year hiatus, CHRISTMAS CAROL: A NEW MUSICAL, written by Chip Gallagher and Jeff Meredith, will play the first weekend of December. Chip Gallagher will direct with choreography by Jeff Warner.
Auditions will be held at the Governor's School for the Arts in the 3rd floor Musical Theatre department on Saturday, August 23 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Callbacks will be held the following day. GSA is located at 254 Granby Street, Norfolk, VA 23510. Parking in the adjacent McArthur Mall parking Garage is recommended.

Friday, July 11, 2014

Disney On Ice presents Frozen!

Friday, September 26, 2014  7:30 pm
Visit for other show times. Girl Scout discount: $13. Patches available upon ticket purchase. Ticket prices: $25, $20. Girl Scout discount is only available for Friday September 26, 2014 7:30 p.m. show.

Deadline for Girl Scout orders is Sept 23, additional fees may apply. 

For more information contact: Hampton Coliseum Group Sales
757-838-5650, Ext. 68943               
Visit for more information and group order forms.

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 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!!!!
Lunch will not be provided.

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

Contact Cheryl McGrenra, adult learning manager, at, with any questions.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Volunteer Opportunity: Walk to Defeat ALS

Girl Scouts are invited to volunteer for the Walk to Defeat ALS on Saturday, July 12 at the 24th Street Park in Virginia Beach. Volunteers are needed for set up, passing out food and water, distributing T-shirts, cheering on the participants and more. Volunteers who help with set up will need to arrive by 6:30 a.m., and all other volunteers will need to arrive by 8:30 a.m.

This event is organized to empower patients, friends, families and the business community to fight back against ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, which leaves many people feeling powerless. Get more information about the event here

If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Danny Pisani at or 301-978-9855 ext. 201.

Service Academy Day 2014

On Saturday, August 23, Representatives Rob Wittman, Scott Rigell and Bobby Scott invite high school and middle school students, their parents and guidance counselors to Service Academy Day 2014 at Thomas Nelson Community College.

Attendees will be provided with a comprehensive overview of the United States service academies and their admission process. Students will also be able to meet with officials from the service academies. Representatives from Virginia Congressional offices will be available to answer questions regarding application procedures for congressional nominations.

Doors will open at 8:30 a.m. for registration and the program will last from 9 to 11 a.m. The event will take place inside Moore Hall at Thomas Nelson Community College, located at 99 Thomas Nelson Drive in Hampton.

RSVP online here or by calling 757-874-6687 (Representative Wittman), 757-380-1000 (Representative Scott) or 757-687-8290 (Representative Rigell).

Family Partnership Campaign Update

Congratulations! Thanks to your hard work, we have achieved 100% participation in the Family Partnership Campaign from service units. Every single service unit in the Council has contributed a gift towards the Family Partnership Campaign.

A special SHOUT OUT to the following service units who met or exceeded their goal by the end of the incentive period (June 16): 611, 614, 615, 627, 645, 646, 672, 681, 690, 703, 710, 717, 720, 721, 722, 723, 735, 740, 745, 750, and 755!

More Great News – Family Partnership goals for the service units will remain the same for the 2014-2015 campaign year.

Important – All funds received during the 2013-2014 Family Partnership Campaign year (October 1, 2013 – September 30, 2014) must be submitted for that year. Donations received for Family Partnership cannot be held over towards next year’s goal. Family Partnership funds should be received by the Council within 45 days of receiving the gift.

Every single contribution makes a difference and there is still time to INVEST IN GIRLS at

Monday, July 7, 2014

Suicide Prevent Symposium - Save the Date

Mark your calendar!

Girl Scout volunteers are invited to attend a


September 19, 2014

9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.


Museum of the Albermarle
Elizabeth City, North Carolina

Sponsored by North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Youth Suicide Prevention Program, Local Mobile Crisis Unit and Local School Counselors

More information to follow.
This is a free event - registration will be required.

First Aid/CPR/AED Classes

Every troop must have at least one qualified first aider when participating in an activity where Safety Activity Checkpoints indicates that a first-aider must be present.  Make sure you are ready for the fall by registering for an upcoming First Aid/CPR/AED class.

Thursday, July 17, 2014 - 6:00 - 10:00 p.m. - Crooks Memorial United Methodist Church, Yorktown
Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 6:00 - 10:00 p.m. - A Place for Girls, Chesapeake
Thursday, August 14, 2014 - 6:00 - 10:00 p.m. - Crooks Memorial United Methodist Church, Yorktown
Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - 6:00 - 10:00 p.m. - Thalia United Methodist Church, Virginia Beach
Tuesday, August 26, 2014 - 6:00 - 10:00 p.m. - A Place for Girls, Chesapeake
Saturday, August 30, 2014 - 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. - A Place for Girls, Chesapeake

To register for one of these classes or to find a class in September through December:  click here.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Offices and Shops Closed July 4, 2014

All Girl Scouts of the Colonial Coast offices and retail shops will be closed Friday, July 4, 2014 in observance of the 4th of July holiday. Have a safe and enjoyable holiday!

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Free Being Me - Free Patch Program from Dove, GSUSA and WAGGGS

"Did you know? Six out of ten girls stop doing something they love because they feel bad about the way they look." Imagine a world where no-one is worried about the way they look. A world where people are free to be themselves…The World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts and Dove have joined together to work towards this incredible vision. Together, we want to empower girls to reach their full potential and strengthen their body confidence and self-esteem in the process.

 Click on the  Free Being Me link to download your grade level workbook and leader guide to complete this program.

Print the  Participant Log  and have each girl sign it and bring it to one of our Council shops. Be one of the first to get this free patch while supplies last!