Monday, April 14, 2014

Join Us for Spring 2014 Community Conversations

This spring, there will be six Community Conversations.  These interactive meetings are your chance to share ideas, meet volunteer and staff teams, and keep up with important Council and Community updates. All volunteers are invited to attend the Community Conversation that is the most convenient. 

Community 1
May 20, 2014, First Christian Church, Hampton, 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Community 2
May 13, 2014, Thalia United Methodist Church, Virginia Beach, 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Community 3
May 6, 2014, A Place for Girls, Chesapeake, 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
May 29, 2014, Bethlehem Christian Church, Suffolk, 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Community 4
April 16, 2014, Elizabeth City Field Center, North Carolina, 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
April 24, 2014, Manteo Field Center, North Carolina, 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Because the meetings are 90 minutes, we will do our best to allow plenty of time for Q & A. Please submit any pre-meeting questions you might have to Mary Ella Douglas, Membership Services Director at

For your convenience, the Community Conversations agenda is available here.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

GSCCC Scrapbooking Group

The GSCCC Scrapbooking Group meeting scheduled for Saturday, April 12, 2014 in Elizabeth City, is cancelled.  For more information about the Scrapbooking Group, email

Monday, April 7, 2014

Darkness to Light - Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Training

Did you know that 1 in 4 girls and 1 in 6 boys will be sexually abused by their 18th birthday? The Protecting Children Foundation was founded to fulfill the vision of Hampton Roads as a network of safe communities where all children are respected and protected. Their mission is to enrich, educate and empower the community and survivors of childhood sexual abuse. Protecting Children Foundation is offering Darkness to Light classes for Girl Scout volunteers at a discounted rate of $5 (regular cost is $25). In this class, adults will learn seven steps to preventing, recognizing and reacting responsibly to child sexual abuse.

Two classes are currently scheduled for Girl Scout volunteers at A Place for Girls in Chesapeake:

Saturday, April 10, 9-11 a.m.
Saturday, May 10, 9-11 a.m.

Online registration is available here.

Earth Day Help Needed May 3, 2014

Girls and adults are needed to help with the craft tent at Earth Day on May 3, 2014 (rain date May 4, 2014) at Mt. Trashmore, Virginia Beach.

Please contact to schedule a time frame you would be willing to help cover.

We are also in need of a troop or girls that would be willing to cut material for the dog pull toy that will be done at Earth Day. Please contact Donna at

Early bird registration

The Membership Spring Re-registration “Early Bird” Campaign Began April 1 and We’re Going Green All the Way! Early Bird Registration gives current Girl Scouts and Troops the opportunity to register early for the upcoming Girl Scout Year (October 2014 through September 2015) before the fall rush!

Spring Registration Reward Program All registered Girl Scouts are encouraged to re-register for the 2014-2015 membership year during the Early Bird campaign, which runs from Tuesday, April 1 to Monday, June 2, 2014. For the 2014–15 year, girls will receive a special Early Bird patch

Friday, April 4, 2014

Girl Scout Day with the Richmond Kickers

April 19, 2014
Clinic 2-4 p.m.
Game 5 p.m.
City Stadium, Richmond

Established in 1993, the Richmond Kickers have consistently been one of the most successful professional soccer clubs in America. On Saturday, April 19, Girl Scouts of the Commonwealth of Virginia and the Richmond Kickers have joined forces for a great day of fun at City Stadium in Richmond. Kick-off against the Pittsburgh Riverhounds is at 5:00pm.

Added Bonus! Every Girl Scout that has a ticket to the game can participate in a Soccer Clinic with the trainers and staff from the Richmond Kickers! All levels and skill abilities are encouraged to attend! The clinic is before the game, from 2-4pm. Please register your Girl Scouts for this option when purchasing tickets. Girls who are not registered will not be allowed to participate in the clinic.

For more information and to register, contact Aaron Paula Thompson at 

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Shop Promotions for Month of April

April 8 - April 11: Pre-Bridging Sale
Receive a 10% discount off all bridging supplies.*
This promotion is good for in-stock items only.

April 22: Volunteer Appreciation Day
Receive a 20% discount off entire purchase.*

April 25: Support Food Drive Sale
Receive a 10% discount off entire purchase when you bring 2 cans of food for the Food Drive.*

*Cannot be combined with any other promotions, coupons, or discounts. This promotion is good for in-store purchases only.

Come into the shop to check out these new arrivals:

Monday, March 31, 2014

Early Bird Deadline for Camp Registration is April 1!

A $15 per session discount is offered for any registration received prior to April 1, 2014, that is accompanied by the required non-refundable $25 deposit.

While at Girl Scout camp, girls are encouraged to make new friends, learn to work and build a community with others, develop self-confidence and learn new skills. Girl Scouts and non-Girl Scouts may attend camp. (There is an additional $15 membership fee for non-Girl Scouts.) All campers must be at least six years old or entering 1st grade in the Fall.

Participation is open to all girls regardless of race, religion, ethnicity, national origin, abilities or socio-economic status. Our goal is to provide a beneficial experience for every girl, everywhere. Financial assistance is available for those who may have difficulty paying the fee.

Have questions? Join us for a camp preview, ask questions and get special sneak peeks. Attend an open house and qualify for a drawing for a discount coupon for one week of camp. Staff will be on hand to answer your questions and help you pick the perfect camp session.

Open House Dates

April 24, 2014 6:30 – 8 p.m A Place For Girls, 912 Cedar Road, Chesapeake

May 22, 2014 6:30 - 8 p.m. Meyera Oberndorf Central Library, Virginia Beach



Saturday, March 29, 2014

Home School Committee/Advisory Task Group

Are your children currently being homeschooled and enjoying their Girl Scout Leadership Experience? Would you be interested in helping Girl Scouts reach out and share our leadership program to the homeschool community? Then this is the task group for you. The Girl Scouts of the Colonial Coast is looking for four to six members to serve on this task group to spread the Girl Scout message in the homeschool community. If you would like to join this group, or you need more information, please contact Terri Washington at (757)410-0725 or email terriw@gsccc by April 21, 2014.

International Children's Festival

Join the young (and young at heart) and discover the world during the International Children's Festival. The rich array of sights, sounds, and tastes of distant lands will captivate the senses of children and adults alike. Experience the beauty and wonder of exotic places as over thirty countries and cultures showcase their unique heritages. This free event occurs Saturday, April 19, 2014. Go to for information.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Ban Bossy Resources

Let’s Ban Bossy Together!
We are proud to partner with LeanIn.Org to bring you Ban Bossy, a public service campaign that helps girls flex their leadership muscles (and have fun doing it)—something we’ve been doing at Girl Scouts for more than a century.
Girl Scouts of the USA has created some helpful resources to assist volunteers as they work with girls to Ban Bossy.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Blazing Blue Herons Canoe Team

Sunday afternoons in April and May (except April 20, 2014)
1 - 4 p.m.
First Practice - March 30, 2014
12:30 - 2:30 p.m.
Camp Apasus, Norfolk
$50 (Regatta expenses are additional)

The Blazing Blue Herons Canoe Team is open to all registered girls ages 11-17 in the Girl Scouts of Colonial Coast. The canoe team practices on Sunday afternoons in April and May at Camp Apasus. The team competes in the General Clinton Canoe Regatta in Bainbridge, NY Memorial Day weekend.

Please visit our website for more information, registration, gear lists, and permission forms,

Questions? Contact: Emilie McIntosh 757-508-8899 or Edwina Gonzalez 757-685-9804

Virginia Symphony Presents: Peter and the Wolf

A great event for the entire family is scheduled for March 30 at the Sandler Center. The Virginia Symphony will be performing Peter and the Wolf. This is a classic story of an enterprising little boy named Peter, who, together with a duck, a cat and a bird, outsmarts a wolf and hunters. Children and their parents will enjoy listening to this unique musical story as every character is portrayed by a different instrument from the orchestra. Find more information here.

Monday, March 17, 2014

Taste of India 2014

April 27, 2014
11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Ted Constant Center
Old Dominion University

This years theme is “States of India“. Hop on the “Mumbai Express” train and embark on a journey through different states of India. India is unique in that each state has its own traditions, customs, language, attire, music and dance. Come to Taste of India 2014 to experience this incredible diversity for yourself. Each state is a distinct musical note and all these notes together create a beautiful melodious song… India.

Enjoy Indian classical dance, Bollywood dance, fusion and folk dances like Bhangra and Garba.  Dances will be performed by not only residents of Hampton Roads but also competitive collegiate dance teams. You’ll even have the opportunity to see a live yoga demonstration.

Get the full Indian culinary experience with mouthwatering dishes and Indian delicacies. Shop till you drop: browse clothing such as Indian shawls, tunics, traditional Indian attire, beautiful jewelry, and handicrafts.

6th Annual International Festival at ODU

March 30, 2014
Noon - 5:00 p.m. 
Ted Constant Convocation Center

Join thousands from the Hampton Roads community for a phenomenal cultural experience! On Sunday, March 30, from noon to 5 p.m. at the Ted Constant Convocation Center, Old Dominion University will host the 6th Annual International Festival.
Global Marketplace | International Food Vendors | Cultural Performances | Global Educational Displays | Children's Cultural Activities | Animal Exhibit | Grand Finale Global Fashion Show | Free Admission and Parking

Click here for more information,  or contact the  Office of Intercultural Relations  at (757) 683-4406 or