Monday, January 14, 2019

Outdoor Adventure Trainings Coming Soon

It is never too early to plan for your service unit encampment or for an outing with your girls at one of our camp properties.

Register for these trainings today!

Climbing Wall
Sunday, January 20, 2019
Camp Darden
8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Grade-Level Trainings Now Available

You asked, and we heard you!

Grade-level trainings - Girl Scout Daisy through Ambassador - are now available for you to view!

View your grade-level training now by visiting the Learning Opportunities page of the website, under Enrichment Courses. Once you have viewed the grade-level training, return to the website and take the survey to receive credit for the training.

Questions? Contact customercare@gsccc.org.

Register for the 2019 Annual Council Meeting and Awards Celebration

Saturday, February 2, 2019
Hampton Roads Convention Center
Hampton, VA
8 a.m.

You're invited to register and attend the 2019 Annual Council Meeting and Awards Celebration!

Schedule of Events

Outdoor II: Basic Troop Camping Course


There is still time to register for the Outdoor II: Basic Troop Camping Course, but make sure to register no later than Tuesday, January 22, 2019. In addition to attending the camping weekend February 16-17, 2019, you will need to attend the pre-course on Sunday, January 27, 2019, from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.

After successfully completing the course, you will be able to:

VFW Scout of the Year Program – Apply by March 1st!

Annually, the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States awards three individuals including Girl Scout Gold Award recipients who have risen above their peers in exemplifying the qualities of this rank.

Awards are as follows:
$5,000 1st place National scholarship
$3,000 2nd place National scholarship
$1,000 3rd place National scholarship

Deadline for entry to VFW post is March 1, 2019.

Monday, January 7, 2019

Virginia Council on Women's 8th Annual STEM Essay Contest

The Virginia Council on Women (Council) is pleased to announce the 8th Annual STEM Essay Contest. Each year, the Council provides one scholarship to a high school junior or senior in each of five geographic regions across the Commonwealth of Virginia. While scholarships may vary, each year students receive at least $5,000.

Over the past five years, the Council has awarded nearly $200,000 in scholarships ranging from $2,500 to $10,000 to deserving high school junior and senior girls pursuing STEM majors at institutions of higher education.

The contest runs from January 4 through February 22, 2019. Click here to view contest eligibility requirements and guidelines.

For more information, visit commonwealth.virginia.gov/advisory-boards/council-on-women or email women@governor.virginia.gov.

GSCCC is Hiring - Consider a Career in Girl Scouts

Are you our next Outdoor Adventures Manager? You could be! This full-time position develops and implements year round programming to get girls off the couch and outdoors. To view a detailed job posting with instructions on how to apply, visit http://www.gsccc.org/en/our-council/employment.html.

If you would like more information about this fantastic opportunity, contact Human Resources Director Tammy Carlson at hr@gsccc.org or 757-548-4743.

Girl Scout Summer Camp Jobs

Do what you love. Love what you do!

You love the outdoors. You love hiking, boating and campfires. And, your friends say you’re great with kids. Does this describe you? If so, the perfect job is waiting for you—Girl Scout camp!!!

You know the value of Girl Scouting and the fun of Girl Scout camp. Camp jobs offer invaluable skill-building, leadership, training and enrichment opportunities that can’t be found anywhere else!  Whether you are looking for something for your student or for yourself, we offer a variety of positions in food services, administration/management, recreation, and general counseling.
             
We offer:

Powder Puff Derby Sponsored by GSCCC Troop 759

Saturday, February 9, 2019
A Place for Girls
912 Cedar Rd
Chesapeake, VA 23322
Noon to 4 p.m.
Sponsored by GSCCC Troop 759

Girl Scout Level and Open Class Races! Trophies are awarded to the 1st, 2nd, 3rd place and Best Design. Car must be built this current year.

Register for Summer Camp!

Summer Camp registration is now live so be sure to check out the GSCCC Camp Guide, filled with all the exciting details about camp offerings this year! New this year, we've added a softball camp at Darden, mini-week for Fourth of July, and the two winning themes from the girl-led Camp Theme Contest! Register by February 1, 2019, to receive the Early Bird discount!

Register and submit camp forms by May 15, 2019.

Questions? Contact customercare@gsccc.org.

Camp Song Video Contest!

Calling all Girl Scouts! We want to hear your voices in our Camp Song Video Contest! Choose your favorite camp song, sing it loud and proud in the outdoors, and send in your video for a chance to win.
Questions? Contact Customer Care at customercare@gsccc.org or 757-547-4405.

Girl-Led Solutions to Sea Level Rise

Attention Girl Scout troops!

The Elizabeth River Project needs your help solving our community's sea level rise and flooding issues. Think you have a great solution? Contact Mindy Carbonneau at mcarbonneau@elizabethriver.org or 757-392-7132 with your idea this January for a chance to present your project at the April event at Nauticus!

View this flyer for more information.

Next GSCCC Destination? Iceland!


The next GSCCC Destinations trip has been selected. We are off to Iceland!

Experience stunning fjords and breathtaking waterfalls, then travel to a red mountain where mud boils and steam flows out of the earth. Journey through the Dimmuborgir lava formations, which some believe are trolls exposed to the sun, then walk along the gap separating two tectonic plates. This adventurous trip is not for the faint-of-heart or weak-of-limb; it will keep you moving, climbing, and hiking—and constantly questioning how your surroundings can possibly be real.

Monday, December 31, 2018

Upcoming Holiday Closings

All GSCCC offices and shops will be closed starting Monday, December 24, 2018, through Tuesday, January 1, 2019, and will resume regular hours Wednesday, January 2, 2019.

Please visit gsccc.org for regular office and shop hours.

Happy Holidays!

Monday, December 17, 2018

January Shop Promotions

January 1-31
Explore Patch of the Month
Explore Southampton County: $1.50 each.

January 1-31
Booth-In-A-Bag
Receive a 2019 Cookie Tote, 5’ Table Cloth, Money Pouch, Banner, Roll-a-bana, and Magnet for only $40! (A value of $49.95) Available for pre-order. Free delivery to your cookie pick-up location.
While supplies last. In-stock merchandise only.

January 22, 23, 24
Are You Ready for Annual Council Meeting?
Receive a discount of 15 percent off adult apparel and official uniform items. While supplies last. In-stock merchandise only.