Sunday, May 24, 2015

New Volunteer Open House - Sunday, June 28, 2015

Sunday, June 28, 2015
1–3 p.m. (Classes begin at 3 p.m.)
A Place for Girls
Chesapeake, VA

Don't miss this great opportunity to:
  • Tour A Place for Girls, The Lodge and The Outback
  • Learn about camp and council programs
  • Make S.W.A.P.S. (Something Wonderfully Affectionate Pinned Somewhere)
  • Meet staff, network with other volunteers and visit the Girl Scout Shop

Available Classes:
  • GS Program Basics - 3–6 p.m. or
  • PB&J (Proficiency Badges and Journeys) - 3–6 p.m.

Enrichment Classes:
  • Troop Organization Tips - 3–4:30 p.m.
  • GS Patchwork - 4:30–6 p.m.

Registration, Recruitment and Placement Volunteer Support Team Training

Do you hold a membership volunteer support team position? Are you the recruitment coordinator, registration coordinator, placement coordinator or school representative in your service unit?

Registration is now open for membership volunteer support team position trainings:

Wednesday, June 3
6-9 p.m.
St. John’s Lutheran Church
Norfolk, VA 

Tuesday, June 9
6-9 p.m.
Bethlehem Christian Church
Suffolk, VA

Thursday, June 25
6-9 p.m.
Peninsula Service Center
Newport News, VA

Saturday, June 27
8:30 a.m.-12 p.m.
Thalia United Methodist Church
Virginia Beach, VA

Community Service Project

Larrymore Gardens (located in Norfolk near Little Creek Road) is looking for volunteers to help with a beautification project on their four acre parcel. Projects include digging, planting of vegetables, shrubs, weeding and creating a rock path.

The community is looking for Girl Scout Juniors, Girl Scout Cadettes, Girl Scout Seniors and Girl Scout Ambassadors to help with this project. An adult must stay with the girls. This is a community service project and may apply to various badges and/or Girl Scout Journeys.

 If interested, please contact Jennifer Wagner at larrymorelawns@gmail.com

Aladdin - Broadway’s Hit Musical Comedy

From the producer of  The Lion King, the beloved story of Aladdin comes to thrilling theatrical life in this bold new musical. Filled with daring adventure, classic comedy and timeless romance. Disney’s Aladdin is, as New York Magazine calls it, “Musical Comedy Wish-Fulfillment.”

Group tickets now on sale through January 3, 2016!  For the best group rates, book for fall 2015! For groups of 20 or more request pricing and availability by calling 800-439-9000 or visit  www.disneytheatricalsales.com.

Canoe Classes for Volunteers

Introduction to Canoe Basics
Saturday, June 6
9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Camp Darden
Courtland, VA

During this course you will learn basic tandem and solo strokes and more. Everything is provided, but be sure to dress in swimming attire and wear shoes that can get wet. This is an introductory course and does not certify you to take girls canoeing and is not a required class if you already have basic canoeing skills.

Register here through eBiz.

American Red Cross Small Craft Safety
Sunday, June 7
9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Camp Darden
Courtland, VA

Outdoor Recreation in Chesapeake, VA

Kayaxpedition Elizabeth River Park Grand Reopening
Saturday, May 30
4-10 p.m.
Free

Bird Walk at Bells Mill
Saturday, June 6
9-11 a.m.
$4 per person

SkyWatch at Northwest
Saturday, June 6
Sunset-11p.m.
Free

Kayak Demo at Battlefield & Waterways Park
Wednesday, June 17
4-8 p.m.
Register here

Kayak Festival at Oak Grove Lake Park
Sunday, June 21
10 a.m.–3 p.m.
Youth ages 6 – 17
$5 with adult, adults $10

Night Hike at Arboretum
Friday, June 26
7-9 p.m.
$4 per person

Visit Chesapeake parks in person or online. Subscribe to the “Chesapeake Outdoors” a publication from the City of Chesapeake, Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism. E-mail scallahan@cityofchesapeake.net with “Private CO News” in the subject.

Survey - Girl Scout Voices Count! Learning how girls, parents and volunteers experience Girl Scouting

We can't wait to hear from you! This girl survey is open! If you have NOT received an email, sign up your daughter for the Girl Scout Voices survey panel. Register her now by going to www.GirlScoutVoices.org.

We also want to hear from you and will be inviting you to participate in a parent/guardian survey starting June 1.

Girl Scout Offices Summer Hours and Closing

  • All GSCCC offices and shops will be closed Monday, May 25 in observance of Memorial Day.
  • GSCCC summer hours begin Monday, May 25 for all offices and Monday, June 15 for all shops.

Register Today for Our Girl Scout Leadership Insitute 2015!

Girl Scout Leadership Institute
Our leadership labs will consist of presenters providing the tools and experiments for girls to Lean In and take a challenging role in leadership through "Business Etiquette", "Learning your Business Profile" and "Transitioning into Adulthood Professionally". Our keynote speaker, Tori Molnar from www.utoria.com who started her very first business at thirteen, will present “Becoming An Entrepreneur Today”.

Just for fun, girls will complete team building exercises, participate in a ‘Think Tank” and present their business ideas to a “Shark Tank” panel. After processing all this business information, what better way to blow off some steam than with a great dance party?

You won’t want to miss this amazing weekend! Participate in our Career Café where you will meet and learn from successful business women from our region. Attend workshops on how to look your best and be your best in any situation. You’ll find time to kick back with some new friends and try out new things. It’s all good and it’s all just a click away!

View the event flier with more information here. Financial assistance is available.

When: July 31 - August 2, 2015
Where: Norfolk State University, Norfolk, VA and Nauticus, Norfolk, VA
Girl Scout Level: Girl Scout Senior, Girl Scout Ambassador
Questions / Event content: jacquelineb@gsccc.org
Deadline: June 30, 2015
Register: ebiz.gsccc.org

Monday, May 18, 2015

Spring 2015 Renewal - Claim your Spot!

“I am the leader and I wanted the girls to know I would still be there for them in the fall."
“Troop records are accurate and ready for fall.”
“Easier on me as a leader to get everyone registered in the spring rather than chasing $ in the fall just after back-to-school shopping.”

The 2015 Early Bird Registration Campaign begins on April 1, 2015.  This is an opportunity to re-register for the next membership year in Girl Scouting (October 1, 2015 through September 30, 2016).  Get prepared to plan ahead and get a jump start on your fall troop start-up activities!  Go here to download the flyer.

More membership forms and resources are here.

The 7th Annual Hampton Roads Conference for Girls & Young Women

Girls Rule the World Conference May 30, 2015
Girls and young women (ages 10-18), parents, and leaders are all welcome to attend the 7th Annual Hampton Roads Conference for Girls & Young Women. The day promises to be a fun and inspiring one – featuring keynote speakers, exciting interactive workshops, and a chance to meet other young female leaders in Hampton Roads.

Conference registration includes a light breakfast, lunch, and a t-shirt for young women participants.

Saturday, May 30, 2015
9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Old Dominion University
Norfolk, VA

Go here to register:
http://girlsruletheworld.eventbrite.com

Birdie Academy℠ Girl Scout Day - Sunday, June 7, 2015

Whether you are a beginner golfer or future LPGA tour player, don’t miss this amazing opportunity to come practice in a fun and positive learning environment with Birdie Academy℠ instructors!

Throughout the session, you will learn and experience the proper swing mechanics for putting, chipping, pitching and launching using SNAG® (Starting New at Golf) equipment. You will also be able to try out some golf specific strength, balance and coordination exercises. Finish your session with “Tee Talk,” an open forum discussion on the many ways golf can be experienced and how we can learn many life and leadership skills through the game of golf.

Monday, May 11, 2015

Are YOU Man Enough?

Man Enough to be a Girl Scout We invite you to be part of the Man Enough campaign, a new campaign that will lead to more supporters and volunteers for Girl Scouts!

The purpose of the Man Enough Campaign is to attract a whole new group of supporters for our organization - MEN. The hope is that not only men will see themselves as part of the organization, but that when they support the women in their lives (daughters, wives, mothers, etc.), they are making a strong statement about the value of Girl Scouts and our girls’ futures. You can be one of the 100 men who will support girls over the next year.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Registration, Recruitment and Placement Volunteer Support Team Training

Do you hold a membership volunteer support team position? Are you the recruitment coordinator, registration coordinator, placement coordinator or school representative in your service unit?

Registration is now open for the membership volunteer support team positions on the following dates at the following locations:

Wednesday, May 20 - Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina - 6-9 p.m.
Wednesday, June 3 - Norfolk - 6-9 p.m.
Tuesday, June 9 - Suffolk - 6-9 p.m.
Thursday, June 25 - Peninsula Service Center - 6 - 9 p.m.
Saturday, June 27 - 8:30 a.m. - 12 noon

Please click on the class you need to register for below to take you to the registration page:

Registration Coordinator

School Representative

Placement Coordinator

Recruitment Coordinator

New Volunteer Open House - Sunday, June 28, 2015

Date: Sunday, June 28, 2015
Time: 1 - 3 p.m.  (Classes begin at 3 p.m.)
Location: A Place for Girls, Chesapeake

Don't miss this great opportunity to:
Tour A Place for Girls, The Lodge, and The Outback
Learn about camp and council programs
Make S.W.A.P.S. (Something Wonderfully Affectionate Pinned Somewhere)
Meet staff, network with other volunteers and visit the Girl Scout Shop

Available Classes: 

GS Program Basics - 3-6 p.m.
OR
PB&J (Proficiency Badges and Journeys) - 3-6 p.m.

Enrichment Classes:
Troop Organization Tips - 3-4:30 p.m.
GS Patchwork - 4:30-6 p.m.

If you have any questions, please contact Cheryl McGrenra, adult learning manager, at 410-0595, or email cherylm@gsccc.org.

Register here on eBiz.