Monday, February 8, 2016

Outdoor I: Cabin Camping Class Just Added

This course will prepare volunteers to introduce girls to outside adventures. Emphasis is on knowledge of outdoor skills: meal planning and preparation (involving actual cooking/clean-up), use of kaper charts, propane stoves, knot tying, knife safety and protection of the natural world. Allows adult volunteers to take girls camping in a cabin or other walled structure.

Outdoor I: Cabin Camping
Saturday, February 27, 2016
9 a.m.- 1 p.m.
Kings Grant Presbyterian Church
745 Little Neck Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23452

Register here through eBiz.

For questions, contact Cheryl McGrenra, Adult Learning Manager, at cherylm@gsccc.org or 757-410-0595.

Girl Scout Cookie Question of the Week

Q: Our troop placed our initial cookie order. Can the girls keep selling?

A: Absolutely! All girls are encouraged to continue taking orders after the initial order is submitted. The troop will have access to additional cookies from several cookie cupboards. Cookies from cookie cupboards are used to fill orders that girls take after the initial order period. These cookies are also available for cookie booths. Cookie cupboards will open February 20, 2016 and will stay open until the end of the cookie program. Cookie cupboard locations are available in eBudde.

Girl Scout Discounts at Hampton Coliseum

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® presents LEGENDS
April 6–10, 2016
Hampton Coliseum
1000 Coliseum Drive
Hampton, VA 23666 

20 percent off select tickets!
Discount valid on tickets regularly priced at $25 and $20.
Minimum group order is 15 tickets.
Deadline for group orders is April 4, 2016.
Additional fees may apply.

Tickets available at www.ticketmaster.com or charge by phone at 800-745-3000.

Box Office Hours:
10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday - Friday
Closed Saturday and Sunday except event days.
Call 757-838-4203 of visit www.hamptoncoliseum.org for more information.

Free Bowling Jamboree for Girl Scouts

Free Bowling fun! Shoes included!
February 21, 2016
11 a.m –1 p.m.
AMF Chesapeake Lanes
112 E. Medical Parkway
Chesapeake, VA 23320

Join AMF Chesapeake Lanes for free bowling and league registration! Call 757-436-4444 to reserve lanes for your troop.

Outdoor IV: Backpacking Course

If you have the desire to introduce girls to a new level in outdoor progression, consider backpacking. Take a short trip to practice and visit one of the many trails within 3-4 hours of our Council.

Pre-Course Class (must attend):
Tuesday, May 3, 2016
6:30–9:30 p.m.
A Place for Girls
Chesapeake, VA

Backpacking Weekend:
Friday, May 27 – Sunday, May 29, 2016

Register today through eBiz.

For questions, contact Cheryl McGrenra, Adult Learning Manager, at cherylm@gsccc.org or 757-410-0595.

Become an Archery Instructor

This course will teach you the basic steps of shooting, preparing you to instruct archery courses for Girl Scout groups.

Sunday, March 20, 2016
Noon–6 p.m.
A Place for Girls - The Lodge
Chesapeake, VA

Register today through eBiz.

For questions, contact Cheryl McGrenra, Adult Learning Manager, at cherylm@gsccc.org or 757-410-0595.

Outdoor I and II: Combined Course

This course includes all of the content from the Outdoor I and Outdoor II courses in one weekend.

Outdoor I: This course will prepare volunteers to introduce girls to outside adventures. Emphasis is on knowledge of outdoor skills: meal planning and preparation (involving actual cooking/clean-up), use of kaper charts, propane stoves, knot tying, knife safety and protection of the natural world. Allows adult volunteers to take girls camping in a cabin or other walled structure.

Become a Low Ropes Facilitator

Did you know that challenge courses can help girls build confidence, become more assertive, develop problem solving skills and increase motivation? Besides – they’re also a lot of fun! Learn all the skills necessary to facilitate the Camp Skimino low ropes course for girls.

Complete this two-part series to become a facilitator:

Adventure Games and Initiatives Course
Saturday, March 5, 2016
9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Camp Skimino
Williamsburg, VA

Challenge Course and Ropes and Initiatives Course
Sunday, March 6, 2016
9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Camp Skimino
Williamsburg, VA

Monday, February 1, 2016

Girl Scout Gold Award

The Girl Scout Gold Award is the highest and most prestigious award that Girl Scout Seniors and Ambassadors can earn. There are seven steps to earning the Girl Scout Gold Award:
  • Choose an issue: Use your values and skills to identify a community issue you care about.
  • Investigate: Research everything you can about the issue.
  • Get help: Invite others to support and take action with you.
  • Create a plan: Create a project plan that achieves sustainable and measurable impact.
  • Present your plan and get feedback: Sum up your project plan for your Girl Scout council.

Safety Tips for Product Sales

The following safety tips are adapted from the Girl Scout publications “Volunteer Essentials” and the “Safety Activity Checkpoints”. For more detailed information on these and other safety practices and procedures, please refer to the aforementioned publications.

These safety tips should be shared and discussed with all girls prior to any product sales. They should also be reviewed periodically with the girls, as necessary.
  1. Show you’re a Girl Scout – Wear a Girl Scout membership pin, uniform or Girl Scout clothing (e.g. a Girl Scout t-shirt) to clearly identify yourself as a Girl Scout.

Harlem Globetrotters at Ted Constant Center

Sunday, February 28, 2016
2 p.m. – Doors open
2:10 p.m. – ABC's of Bullying Prevention
Ted Constant Convocation Center
4320 Hampton Blvd.
Norfolk, VA 23529
All ages
$19

Plan to attend the Harlem Globetrotters game and a bullying prevention presentation. Price includes admission ticket, a patch and attendance to the ABC’s of Bullying Prevention presentation. This presentation was designed in coordination with the National Campaign to Stop Violence. All ages are welcome to attend.

Tickets may be purchased at the Constant Center Box Office using the promotion code ABC, or enter the code at ynottix.com/promo. Groups of 10 or more call Todd McKeating at 757-683-7087.

Cookies on Ice

April 9, 2016
5:30–6:30 p.m. - Cookie donation to Soldiers’ Angels on the plaza
7:15 p.m. - Game plus National Anthem, Color Guard and Ceremonial Puck Drop
Scope Arena
201 E. Brambleton Ave.
Norfolk, VA 23510
All ages
$15

Show your Girl Scout pride by wearing your Girl Scout uniform or shirt to the Admirals hockey game! If you wish to have your troop seated together, list your troop number when placing your order.

This is a girl and adult event. Tagalongs are welcome. All must pay to attend.
Minimum: 50  Maximum: 1,000
Deadline: March 15, 2016

Order tickets online here. Select "Girl Scouts - Cookies On Ice Night" and enter promo code GS16. For content questions email jacquelineb@gsccc.org.

Tools of the Trade and Project Build with National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC)

March 12, 2016   
10 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
A Place for Girls
912 Cedar Rd.
Chesapeake, VA 23322
CD, SR, AB
$12

The Greater Tidewater Chapter #137 of the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) will host a Tools of the Trade and Project Build program. Girls will be instructed on how to use a set of basic tools and their functions, such as a hammer, tape measure, drill and screwdriver. Girls will also learn the necessary safety tips on how to use them and some inside tips on how their design can make them easier to use on the job. We will end the session by girls building a small project they can take home.

Girl Scouts Fly! - A STEM Program in Aviation Education

April 16, 2016
9 a.m.–noon
Horizon Flight Center at Chesapeake Regional Airport
2800 Airport Drive
Chesapeake, VA 23323
CD, SR, AB

Join the Hampton Road’s Chapter of The Ninety-Nines for a fun aviation seminar! This program is designed to introduce girls to flight and ignite dreams of a future in aviation. Girls will learn how airplanes fly, sit in an airplane as Pilot in Command and learn exciting facts about Amelia Earhart, the founder of The Ninety-Nines! Price includes event patch.

Visit ebiz.gsccc.org to register.
Deadline: April 1, 2016
Minimum: 16 Maximum: 50
For content questions email donnaf@gsccc.org.
For registration assistance email support@gsccc.org.

Explore Old Coast Guard Station in Virginia Beach

April 23, 2016
Old Coast Guard Station
2401 Atlantic Ave.
Virginia Beach, VA 23451
All ages
10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. - DS/BR
12:30 - 2:30 p.m. - JR
2:30 - 4:30 p.m. - CD/SR/AB

Come learn about one of the oldest buildings on the Virginia Beach Oceanfront, The Old Coast Guard Station. Built in 1903, the station was home to surfmen who worked for the United States Life-Saving Service. Learn all about the Life-Saving Service, the precursor to the Coast Guard, and the surfmen who served.
eNewsletter Pinterest facebook Volunteer Connection twitter GSCCC's Blog YouTube Instagram
About | Contact | Hours | Privacy | Website Feedback | Register | Shop | Forms | The Bridge
©Copyright 2016 Girl Scouts of the Colonial Coast. All rights reserved.