Monday, August 14, 2017

Become a Cookie Captain

Girl Scout Seniors and Ambassadors - are you experienced at selling Girl Scout Cookies?  If you answered yes, become a Cookie Captain!

Remember how hard it was to ask that first cookie customer? Become a superhero to some Girl Scout Daisies and Brownies who are selling cookies for the first time. Share what you know - and earn service leadership hours too!

  • Help new cookie sellers develop skills and confidence.
  • Show the ropes to troop leaders.
  • Lead activities at a cookie rally.
  • Receive training that includes lots of fun game and activity ideas.

Volunteer Team G.I.R.L. Kick Off

All volunteers are invited!
Saturday, September 23
ODU Webb Center, Norfolk
8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Cost is $5 and includes a box lunch (sandwich, chips, cookie, and bottle of water).

Register online via eBiz by Tuesday, September 19, 2017.

Fellow go-getters, innovators, risk-takers and leaders are invited to come out, recharge and energize with each other. Spend the day celebrating with fellow volunteers and GSCCC staff, take classes, attend our mid-morning plenary pep rally session and be inspired by what our council and fellow volunteers are doing.

Volunteer Opportunities

Dog Days of Summer Event
August 26, 2017
Virginia Beach History Museum
C/S/A
Come set up tents for this event and join in on the FUN!
View event flier for details or contact Kim Schmidtmann at kschmidt@vbgov.com or 757-385-5106 for more information.

Operation Homefront
Multiple dates and locations
All Grades
Operation Homefront is putting the finishing touches on Back to School Brigade to serve military children in our area. They are in need of great volunteers, like Girl Scouts, to help make this event a success.

Great News for Graduating Seniors

Girl Scout Lifetime membership is available to any individual 18 years of age or older, high school graduate or the equivalent.

Lifetime membership dues are $375. A special lifetime membership, at the reduced cost of $195, is offered to girls who are registered Girl Scouts at the time of their high school graduation.

Download the Lifetime Membership Registration Form (PDF).  Return the completed form along with your check, money order, or credit card information to GSCCC, 912 Cedar Road, Chesapeake, VA 23322 no later than 4 p.m. on August 31, 2017.

Upcoming Council Events

For complete event details and registration information, visit www.gsccc.org/en/events/event-list.html.

Science Alive (new activities this year!)
September 16, 2017
9 a.m.-2 p.m. (check in 8:30 a.m.)
Norfolk State University
Norfolk, VA
B/J/C/S/A
This is a girl and adult event. Both must pay to attend. No tagalongs.
$16 per girl (includes box lunch and event patch)/$13 for adults (includes box lunch)

Other Program Opportunities

Sign Language Boot Camp (for girls & adults)
Simple Signing, LLC
Come join the fun, learning Sign language!
Classes forming now—group rates available.
All grades

Learn in a fun, non-intimidating, relaxed atmosphere! Simple Signing, LLC offers a four-day express class that consists of alphabets, numbers and simple phrases to assist in light communication with the deaf community. Contact Michelle Jones at 757-589-9323 or email simplesigning2016@gmail.com.

Monday, August 7, 2017

Volunteer Team G.I.R.L. Kick Off

All volunteers are invited!
Saturday, September 23
ODU Webb Center, Norfolk
8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Cost is $5 and includes a box lunch (sandwich, chips, cookie, and bottle of water).

Register online via eBiz by Tuesday, September 19, 2017.

Fellow go-getters, innovators, risk-takers and leaders are invited to come out, recharge and energize with each other. Spend the day celebrating with fellow volunteers and GSCCC staff, take classes, attend our mid-morning plenary pep rally session and be inspired by what our council and fellow volunteers are doing.

Great News for Graduating Seniors

Girl Scout Lifetime membership is available to any individual 18 years of age or older, high school graduate or the equivalent.

Lifetime membership dues are $375. A special lifetime membership, at the reduced cost of $195, is offered to girls who are registered Girl Scouts at the time of their high school graduation.

Download the Lifetime Membership Registration Form (PDF).  Return the completed form along with your check, money order, or credit card information to GSCCC, 912 Cedar Road, Chesapeake, VA 23322 no later than 4 p.m. on August 31, 2017.

Celebrate National S’mores Day at Green Flash Brewing Co.

We are hosting a fun event at Green Flash Brewing Co., 1209 Craft Lane Virginia Beach, VA 23454, in celebration of National S’mores Day on August 10 from 5 to 8 p.m. As a special thank you to our volunteers, we are extending an exclusive price of $25 for all registered 2017-2018 adults over 21 for this event.  Your ticket includes a flight of four beers paired with a Girl Scout cookie, a full glass of your favorite beer and a food ticket.  Register online to attend.  For questions, contact Robin Thomas at philanthropy@gsccc.org.  We hope to see you there!

Monday, July 31, 2017

Shop Closure

The Newport News retail shop will be closed for inventory July 31–August 4.

New Girl Scout Journeys and Badges in STEM and the Outdoors!

Kick off your next Girl Scout year with access to brand new, girl-tested and approved programming and volunteer-driven enhancements in the Volunteer Toolkit (VTK)! Starting now, you'll find 4 new Journeys as well as 38 new badges and Journey awards to choose among, including the first-ever Daisy Outdoor and Citizen badges! Login to your VTK today to check it out!

Volunteer Opportunity

Rock N Roll Half Marathon
September 3, 2017
5-11:45 a.m.
Virginia Beach, VA
Girl Scout Brownies-Ambassadors, adults and tagalongs are welcome above the age of 8.
Deadline: August 24, 2017

Come out and cheer on your friends, neighbors, and community while handing them water at the Rock N Roll Half Marathon.

For volunteering, you will receive a:
  • T-shirt
  • Goodie Bag
  • Concert Ticket
To register, complete the following steps:
  • Input the password "WS7".
  • Select the WS7 - Girl Scouts shift and sign up!

Upcoming Girl Scout Events

Registration is open!  For complete event details registration information, visit www.gsccc.org/en/events/event-list.html.


Science Alive (new activities this year!)
September 16, 2017
9 a.m.-2 p.m. (check in 8:30 a.m.)
Norfolk State University
Norfolk, VA
B/J/C/S/A
This is a girl and adult event.  Both must pay to attend.  No tagalongs.
$16 per girl (includes box lunch and event patch)/$13 for adults (includes box lunch)

Moana on the Big Screen

August 8, 2017
10:30 a.m. (Doors open at 10 a.m.)
Ted Constant Center
Norfolk, VA
All Grades
This is a family event.  All must pay to attend. Group tickets are $5 per person (regular tickets are $7) and includes a small popcorn.

Join the Ted for the showing of Moana on the newly renovated scoreboard. With state of the art, four panel viewing, this will be a unique event for everyone! Bring your day care, come out as a group or individual, but do not miss this summer time adventure. The Ted Constant plays to ODU basketball, concerts and family shows.

Monday, July 24, 2017

Shop Closures

The Chesapeake retail shop will be closed for inventory July 24–28.

The Newport News retail shop will be closed for inventory July 31–August 4.