Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Community Award Nominations Due

Does your troop or group meet at an awesome location?  Have you used a venue for product sales booths who have gone out of their way to make you feel welcomed?

Recognize those great organizations or individuals in the community who have supported Girl Scouting over the past year by honoring them with a Girl Scout Community Award.

Nominations are due by 4:30 p.m. on March 2, and can be found here.

Please direct any questions to volunteer@gsccc.org.

Last call for Volunteer of Excellence Nominations - Deadline Approaching

Volunteer of Excellence award nominations will be accepted until 4:30 p.m. on Monday, March 2.

Recognize those outstanding volunteers who do amazing things for girls and the Girl Scout organization.  The Volunteer of Excellence award recognizes those volunteers who have contributed
outstanding service while partnering directly with girls in any pathway to implement the
Girl Scout Leadership Experience (GSLE) through use of the National Program Portfolio or
who have contributed outstanding service in support of the council’s mission delivery to
girl and adult members.

Nomination forms and at least two endorsement letters must be received for the nomination to be complete. The nomination form is available here.   Endorsement letters can be found here.

Please contact volunteer@gsccc.org with any questions.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

eXcel Leadership Academy


  

 

The eXcel Leadership Academy, created in 2006, provides high-potential rising high school juniors and seniors an opportunity to experience first-hand "the real world" of work and leadership. Forty students from both private and public schools across the region are selected to participate. They Travel "behind the scenes" of our region's most interesting assets and engage in conversation with prominent business and community leaders.  

 

 
     
Schedule: July 14-17, 2015 from 9am-5pm.
Students will begin and end each day at the Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce, located in downtown Norfolk. They will visit sites across Hampton Roads, traveling together by bus. 

 
Tuition is $250 and includes books and other materials, transportation during the sessions and lunch and snacks each day. Financial aid is available.  
 
 


 

OUTDOOR BADGE FOCUS GROUP - NEW DATE DUE TO WEATHER


OUTDOOR FOCUS GROUP
NEW DATE!! Rescheduled due to Weather!

 
GSUSA has asked us to host a group of Brownie to Ambassador Girl Scouts who would like to give feedback on the draft versions of the new outdoor badges.  This is a chance for our Girl Scouts to have input into what the new badge requirements will be.  They will get to see the proposed requirements and offer suggestions. 

When: February 23, 2015; 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

Where: A Place  For Girls
If you have girls who are interested in this opportunity please email Rebecca Schomburg Program Manager Camp/Travel rebeccas@gsccc.org  to register.

Girl Scout Night with the Lady Monarchs - Deadline Febraury 20,2015

 
 
 
Constant Center, Norfolk, VA
February 28, 2015
Noon Arrival & Check-in
$20 per person
Package includes game ticket, commemorative patch,concessions voucher, autographed team poster andvisits from the Lady Monarchs, ODU's Womens Basketball Team.
Pre-game: Learn the Monarch’s favorite “Ice Cream and Cake” dance with ODU Dynasty Dancers and Cheerleaders!
1 p.m. Lady Monarchs v. North Texas
Post-game: Lady Monarch Player Q&A

Deadline: February 20, 2015
This is a troop and family event. Tagalongs are welcome. All must pay to attend.

Questions? Event content: jacquelineb@gsccc.org
Registration: support@gsccc.org
Tickets and patches will be distributed at check in at noon at Ted Constant Center
 
 

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Volunteer of Excellence Award

Recognize those outstanding volunteers who do amazing things for girls and the Girl Scout organization.  The Volunteer of Excellence award recognizes those volunteers who have contributed
outstanding service while partnering directly with girls in any pathway to implement the
Girl Scout Leadership Experience (GSLE) through use of the National Program Portfolio or
who have contributed outstanding service in support of the council’s mission delivery to
girl and adult members.

Nominations and at least two endorsement letters must be received by March 1 in order to be considered. The nomination form is available here.   Endorsement letters can be found here.

Please contact volunteer@gsccc.org with any questions.




Community Award

Does your troop or group meet at an awesome location?  Have you used a venue for product sales booths who have gone out of their way to make you feel welcomed?

Recognize those great organizations or individuals in the community who have supported Girl Scouting over the past year by honoring them with a Girl Scout Community Award.

Nominations are due by March 1, 2015, and can be found here.

Please direct any questions to volunteer@gsccc.org.


Friday, February 13, 2015

Add-a-Member spring 2015!

Every girl should have the opportunity to
experience the benefits of Girl Scouts. You can help make this happen!

Between February 1, 2015 and May 15, 2015, every Girl Scout who invites a new girl to join Girl Scouts is eligible to receive the “Glad You Joined Us” patch. The new Girl Scout will also receive the patch. Add three or more girls to the troop and all the girls in the troop (including the new girls) will receive the “Glad You Joined Us” patch. (Patch is approximately 2 inches.) Add-a-Member form


It’s as easy as 1-2-3!
1. Invite a friend who has never been a Girl Scout or has not been registered for at least one membership year to join Girl Scouts.
2. Have your friend register for 2015 girl membership by registering online at ebiz.gsccc.org or by submitting a paper form with $15 annual membership fee.
3. Your troop leader submits this “Add-a-Member” form to your service unit registration coordinator to be forwarded to the Council office by May 29, 2015.


Camp Like a Girl Scout…and Get Paid!

If you love Girl Scouting and the outdoors, this job is for you! We are looking for a seasonal camp director to lead a high performing team to carry out the daily operations of summer resident Camp Skimino/Darden. Qualified candidates will be a minimum of 25 years of age with a BA/BS and two years’ experience in the field of youth program development/delivery in a camp or recreational environment. Supervisory experience is a must and Girl Scout experience is preferred. The camp director must reside on camp property while camp is in session from June 14 through August 7. Some part-time camp preparation is needed 4-6 weeks prior to camp.

If this is the perfect way to spend your summer, visit our website at http://www.gsccc.org/camp-staff-positions.aspx to learn more and to apply online. If you have questions, please email hr@gsccc.org or call 757-548-4743 (1-800-77SCOUT).

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.

Saturday, February 21 - 9 a.m. to 12 noon
Location:  A Place for Girls, Chesapeake

Registration closes February 16, so register today here.

Journey with Campus Girl Scouts!

Come join Christopher Newport’s Campus Girl Scouts in their Junior Journey Day!!


This year CNU’s Campus Girl Scouts will work on the aMUSE Journey.
Please bring 2 can goods to be donated to a local food bank to this free event.


Please click here to register for the event. 

March 21, 2015

1:00-4:00 p.m.

Christopher Newport University/ Joseph W.Luter III Building

Girl Scout College Tour at Old Dominion University


Come tour the campus of Old Dominion University 
with the ladies of Kappa Delta Sorority!!
March 15, 2015
11:00 a.m.
Webb Center at Old Dominion University
FREE

For more information: Contact Sierra Thorpe at 703-677-2683

Girl Scouts Tour of the College of William & Mary

Are you interested in attending the 
College of William and Mary someday? Come take a tour of the College ! The ladies of Kappa Delta will lead you on a fun, engaging and informative tour of campus. Get the best advice about how to navigate the ropes of college from girls just like you!
Open to Girl Scouts of all ages.

March 28th, 2015
9:30 - 11:00 a.m.
Meet and pick up at Sorority field at the College of William & Mary
Free!
Deadline: March 8, 2015

RSVP: To Alison Cohen avcohen@email.wm.edu 

The Cultural Alliance of Greater Hampton Roads - Youth Poetry Explosion



The Cultural Alliance of Greater Hampton Roads invites young people in grades K-12 to participate in a Youth Poetry Explosion at two locations.  Children may attend any one of the three sessions.



  • Visit the Chrysler Museum of Art 
  • Tour a gallery
  • Write a poem about a work of art
  • Read your poem and receive an award of participation
  • Members of The Muse and Hampton Roads Writers will assist you with writing your poems
  • Enjoy a day with friends and family at Chrysler Museum of Art


  • Saturday, April 11, 2015
    The Chrysler Museum of Art
    One Memorial Place, Norfolk, VA 23510
    Session 1 10:15 - 10:45 a.m.
    Session 2 10:50 – 11:20 a.m.
    Session 3 11: 30 a.m. – noon
    Deadline: April 10, 2015
    Register here: www.culturalli.org




    Saturday, April 18, 2015
    The Charles Taylor Arts Center
    4205 Victoria Blvd., Hampton VA 23669
    Time: 10:15 to 12:30 a.m. 
    Session I 10:15 - 10:45 a.m.
    Session 2 10:50 – 11:20 a.m.
    Session 3 11: 30 a.m. – noon
    Deadline: April 17, 2015
    Register here: www.culturalli.org

    Adventure Games and Initiatives Courses and Challenge Course and Ropes Initiatives Courses Coming Soon

    There is still time to register for the upcoming Adventure Games and Initiatives Courses and Challenge Course and Ropes Initiatives Courses.

    Part 1-Games and Initiatives Facilitator Training are appropriate for adults to do with Girl Scouts in all grade-levels, including Girl Scout Daisies and Brownies. Adventure Games and Initiatives are exciting activities which involve the whole group in a cooperative process where everyone wins and feels good about participating! The activities are designed to build self-esteem, teamwork, teach conflict resolution and enhance communications and problem solving skills.
    Cost:  $15
    Bring: Notebook and pencil, training card, bag lunch, drink and water bottle.
    Dress: Comfortable clothes and sneakers. The course will take place indoors and outdoors.

    Location: Camp Skimino, Williamsburg - March 7, 2015
    Location:  Camp Darden, Courtland, Virginia - March 14, 2015

    Part 2-Challenge Course Ropes & Initiatives Facilitator Training includes Girl Scouts activities that are appropriate for adults to do with Brownies, Juniors, Cadettes, Seniors, Ambassadors and adults.  (Girl Scout Daisies may not participate in ropes course and fixed element initiative activities.)
    Completion of the class meets the requirements for an adult to become a low ropes course facilitator using the Camp Darden course and meets the guidelines in Safety Activity Checkpoints.  Build on the