Monday, August 19, 2019

Healthy Habits = Healthy Communities

SUPAC - Substance Abuse Prevention Awareness Coalition
Saturday, September 28, 2019
Oscar F. Smith High School
Chesapeake, VA
9:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Open to Girl Scout Juniors, Cadettes, Seniors, Ambassadors and adults. This is a girl and adult event (only girls pay to attend).
Cost: $5 per girl.

Healthy habits for a healthy community begins with you. Become aware of how your healthy choices affect your lifestyle, relationships and community. This fun and healthy awareness day in partnership with the City of Chesapeake Police Department will be a day you do not want to miss!

Register by September 19th. Questions? Contact customercare@gsccc.org.

Healthy Habits Family Day

Saturday, September 28, 2019
Oscar F. Smith High School - Athletic Fields
Chesapeake, VA
11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Open to Girl Scout Daisies and Brownies (Juniors through Ambassadors may join after morning workshops). This is not a drop-off event.
Cost: $12

Join us for this super Saturday of fun! Attend this back to troop event and earn five patches in one day! Practice a new sport, paint your arts desire, learn about the science of happiness and much, much more.

Register by September 17th. Questions? Contact customercare@gsccc.org.

CommUNITY Day with the Virginia Symphony Orchestra

Sunday, September 8, 2019
Scope Arena
Norfolk, VA
4:30 p.m.
This event is free and open to the public.

Join the VSO in a celebration of brotherhood, unity and peace in remembrance of 9-11. Created in 2017 in the wake of the violence in Charlottesville, this annual event embraces our community's cultural richness and diversity, uniting people of all ages, faiths and backgrounds through participation in music, dance and spoken word. Music will be available for any instrument at any level, so come play and sing with us! There is also an opportunity for Girl Scout Cadettes through Ambassadors and adults to volunteer at this event.


Visit virginiasymphony.org/community for more information.
Register here to Play-In or Sing-Along with the Orchestra.
Register here by August 15th to volunteer as an usher and watch the show.
Questions? Call 757-892-6366.

Monday, August 5, 2019

We Are Hiring!

Do what you love, love what you do! We have a great opportunity available and need your help finding the right candidate to join our team. We are seeking a full-time Recruitment Specialist at our Elizabeth City, NC location. We are looking for an influential and persuasive communicator who can speak passionately and with conviction about the Girl Scout mission and its importance to the public. The successful candidate will be a results-driven, motivated individual who will champion efforts to increase awareness and participation in Girl Scouting. We offer a collaborative work environment with open communication and mutual respect. Work with a diverse group of professionals in a dynamic environment that empowers you to explore your full potential. To learn more or apply today, visit http://www.gsccc.org/en/our-council/employment.html.

Alum & Friends Jamestown Women Tenacity Event

Sunday, September 22, 2019
Jamestown Settlement
Williamsburg, VA
Cost: $15 per person
Open to all adult women.

Join us for a special presentation and guided tour of the TENACITY: Women in Jamestown and Early Virginia exhibit. Enjoy a light breakfast while hearing a docent presentation on the Tenacity of women in colonial America followed by a guided tour through the exhibit. At the conclusion of the guided tour, you are welcome to enjoy the rest of the Jamestown Settlement on your own. With the discounted price of only $15, this is a great opportunity to explore Jamestown's newest exhibit with your Girl Scout sisters!

Alum & Friends Women's Wellness Weekend - Open to All Adult Women

Noon, Friday, September 20, 2019,-Noon, Sunday, September 22, 2019
Camp Skimino
Williamsburg, VA

Join us for this adult-only fabulous weekend that will help you find balance in your life. Enjoy a short getaway while experiencing your Girl Scout camp favorites all over again, like the climbing wall, canoeing, archery and a campfire with s'mores! Women's Wellness Weekend also focuses in on activities and experiences that you can take back to use in your busy everyday life. Spend the weekend meeting new people and making memories!

Activities include:

Now accepting applications for She Believes She Can, So She Does Scholarship

The She Believes She Can, So She Does scholarship was created for Girl Scouts of the Colonial Coast to provide support to current Girl Scout Ambassadors pursuing higher education opportunities to include vocational training and undergraduate education. This scholarship will provide more opportunities for girls looking to further their skills and education all while fueling the leadership and workforce pipeline.

If you know any girls who could benefit from this scholarship, encourage them to complete the application by 5 p.m., Monday, September 2, 2019.

Interested in helping fund the She Believes She Can, So She Does scholarship this year and beyond? Please make a gift today!

Questions? Contact philanthropy@gsccc.org.

It's time to renew your troop!


Set your troop up for another year of success and adventure! Give them even more opportunities to prepare for a lifetime of leadership and the chance to explore the 42 NEW Girl Scout badges and one NEW Journey.

Renew your troop today!

Shop Promotions for the Month of August

August 1-31
Explore Patch of the Month
Explore va811: $2.50 each.
While supplies last.

August 1-31
Jump Start Back to Troop!
FREE bag with purchase of My Girl Scout Kit!

August 7, 14, 21, 28
S'more Wednesdays
Draw a s'more at checkout and receive a 10 percent, 15 percent or 20 percent discount off the entire purchase. May not be combined with any other offer.

August 9, 12
S'more Fun Days!
Receive a 15 percent discount off the entire purchase. Stop by the shops to create a s'more SWAP and enjoy a refreshment. Cannot be combined with any other offer.

August 19, 20, 21, 22, 23
Last Minute Staycation!
All Explore patches will be on sale for $2.75 each! While supplies last. In-stock patches only.

Monday, July 29, 2019

VTK Access Update

As we approach the roll out of new users into the Volunteer Toolkit, GSUSA is making every effort to ensure the system is ready for our administrative volunteers and individually registered member families.

After testing the recent release of the updated program resources, we have decided to delay the deployment of new user types until August 8th.

Volunteer Childcare Opportunity

Social Services Building
5249 Olde Town Rd
Williamsburg, VA 23188
(Corner of Longhill Road)

The Greater Williamsburg Regional Kinship Program is seeking childcare volunteers. They will be providing a 3-session support group to kinship caregivers on three consecutive Tuesdays from 6 to 8 p.m.:
  • July 30, 2019
  • August 6, 2019
  • August 13, 2019

Currently, it involves 5 children in attendance - no babies or toddlers. Childcare providers must be 16 years of age or older.

Any volunteer childcare help you can offer would be greatly appreciated. If you would like to participate, contact Debbie Delosreyes, Kinship Navigator, James City County Social Services, at debbie.delosreyes@jamescitycountyva.gov or 757-645-5457.

Upcoming GSCCC Shop Closures for Inventory

The GSCCC shops will be closed for inventory during the following weeks:
  • Chesapeake: July 29 - August 2, 2019
  • Peninsula: August 5 - 9, 2019

Shop anytime at girlscoutshop.com.

Monday, July 22, 2019

Volunteer Toolkit (VTK) - What's New?

Beginning Tuesday, July 16th, the 2020 Year Plan was open for customization by leaders who are registered for 2020 membership year. If you are not registered for 2020 membership, you will need to register to gain access to the VTK.

What's new in the VTK?
  • The primary contact/caregiver of an individually registered girl will now have access to the VTK. The primary contact/caregiver does not need to be a registered member of Girl Scouts to get access to the VTK, only the girl needs to be a member. This access will be through their member community login. Girls who are 13 years of age or older may use their caregiver's login to manage the VTK.
  • All Girl Scout Cadette badges are now on the VTK.
  • The three class Journeys for Girl Scout Cadettes, Seniors and Ambassadors are available in the six-session format. The Girl Scout Daisy, Brownie and Junior Journeys are now in the six-session format. This is a total of 287 plans for troop meetings on the VTK for volunteers to guide girls through the content.

Upcoming GSCCC Shop Closures for Inventory

The GSCCC shops will be closed for inventory during the following weeks:
  • Chesapeake: July 29 - August 2, 2019
  • Peninsula: August 5 - 9, 2019

Shop anytime at girlscoutshop.com.

Monday, July 15, 2019

PSC Retail Shop Closure on July 24, 2019

The Peninsula Service Center Retail Shop will be closed on Wednesday, July 24, 2019, for our all staff meeting. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Shop anytime at www.girlscoutshop.com.