Monday, December 11, 2017

GSCCC Participant of Coats for Families

The Hampton Roads Show, WAVY-TV 10, WVBT FOX43 and community partners – including GSCCC - encourage you to help keep Hampton Roads’ families warm this winter. You can drop off new or gently used coats at Albano’s Cleaners, Ames Cleaners, 1st Advantage Federal Credit Union and Hampton Roads Honda dealers across our region. The gently used coats will be cleaned at Albano’s Cleaners on the Southside and Ames Cleaners on the Peninsula. The cleaned coats will be transported by Harrison’s Moving & Storage to our partnering distribution locations – one of those locations is GSCCC - near you.

10 On Your Side Coats for Families distributions will be on December 16, 2017, and January 20, 2018, from 9 a.m. to noon. GSCCC Marcomm team will be on hand December 16 and January 20 to make sure those visiting and needing coats will be provided service.

Thanks in advance for your help in spreading the word!

Read details on www.WAVY.com.

Camp Skimino High Ropes Instructor Training

Saturday, December 16, 2017
8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Camp Skimino
$20 per person
Prerequisite: each participant must have attended a Challenge Course training.

Do you have a service unit encampment coming up at Camp Skimino and want to offer your older girls the opportunity to try out the High Ropes course? Attend the High Ropes training now to be ready for the spring. This course will prepare you to instruct girls on the Camp Skimino High Ropes Course.

Register on eBiz by December 15.

Questions? Contact customercare@gsccc.org.

Monday, December 4, 2017

Girl Scout High Adventures: Cracks, Crevices and Crawlways

Saturday, January 27, 2018, OR Sunday, January 28, 2018
9:30 a.m.–2 p.m.
Camp Skimino – Enmeier Center
Williamsburg, VA
$8 per girl with patch / $6 per girl without patch

This event is open to all Girl Scout Brownies, Juniors, Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors (2nd Grade – 12th Grade girls). Parents/Chaperones are required to stay with the girls and are welcome to sign up and participate! All activities are indoors. Girls will be participating in caving type activities that will require crawling, climbing and scooting on the floor. Participants must wear long pants and tennis shoes.

For more information, contact Theresa Wiggs at 757-482-7146 or Theresa.Wiggs@cox.net. To register, visit www.ccgscavers.org.

Deadline to register is January 20, 2018.

Kid’s Self Defense Workshop

Saturday, January 13th
5351 Lila Ln
Virginia Beach, VA
11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Cost: $11 per participant (custom self-defense patch included) & bonus activity.

Designed for kids 6-12 years old to learn and practice:
  • Anti-Abduction
  • Physical Safety
  • Verbal Skills
  • Assertiveness
  • Situational Awareness
  • Physical Techniques 
Bonus Activity: Roller-skating for all paid participants after workshop is included. From 1-4 p.m., participants may purchase a roller skating patch if they stay. Parents may stay and observe. Tagalongs are welcome.

Register by email to: GSCCCTroop606@gmail.com

Questions? Contact: Liz Koman at 757-577-2153.

Girl Scout Day at Virginia Stage Company

Norfolk, VA
Sunday, December 17, 2017
A CHRISTMAS CAROL MATINEE
2–5 p.m.

Girls Scouts can experience the magic of theatre with a behind-the-scenes tour, theater workshops, and tickets to one of Virginia Stage Company's amazing productions!

Tickets are $28 for each Girl Scout (includes patch).
Troop leaders receive a free ticket.
Additional adult tickets are $35 each.
Additional child tickets are $25 each.
Payment is due at the time of registration.

Register at: http://www.vastage.org/scout-registration-page

Questions? Contact: eertu@vastage.org

Savannah Trip


May 3-6, 2018
Adults 21 and older
Cost: $600 ($100 deposit due 1/15/18, $250 due 2/16/18, $250 due 3/16/18)

Join our Girl Scout Alumnae for an adults-only trip to Savannah, Georgia in May. Our accommodations are in the historic district at the Hampton Inn & Suites on West Oglethorpe Avenue in walking distance to most of our activity locations.

Your trip includes three nights at the Hampton Inn & Suites (double occupancy rooms), deluxe continental breakfast each morning, and all hotel tax and gratuities for restaurants, plus the following:

Advanced Camping Course

This two-part course is for adults with camping experience who are ready to learn advanced cooking methods, program and outdoor skills.

Pre-Courses: Select ONE
Thursday, January 11, 2018, 6:30–9:30 p.m., A Place for Girls, Chesapeake
Monday, January 15, 2018, 6:30–9:30 p.m., Crooks Memorial UMC, Yorktown
Wednesday, January 17, 2018, 6:30–9:30 p.m., Camp Apasus, Norfolk

Overnight Weekend: Saturday, February 3 – Sunday, February 4, 2018
Location: Camp Darden, Courtland

Register through eBiz. Deadline to register is January 7, 2018.

Questions? Contact CustomerCare@gsccc.org.

Outdoor I and II: Combined Course

Warmer-weather camping season is just around the corner! Be sure you are ready to take your girls camping by attending the Outdoor I and II Combined Course. After taking this course, troops will be able to sleep in platform tents, cook using charcoal and propane, and have a ceremonial campfire.

Pre-Courses: Select ONE
Thursday, January 11, 2018, 6:30–9:30 p.m., A Place for Girls, Chesapeake
Monday, January 15, 2018, 6:30–9:30 p.m., Crooks Memorial UMC, Yorktown
Wednesday, January 17, 2018, 6:30–9:30 p.m., Camp Apasus, Norfolk

Overnight Weekend: Saturday, February 3 – Sunday, February 4, 2018
Location: Camp Darden, Courtland

Register through eBiz. Deadline to register is January 11, 2018.

Questions? Contact CustomerCare@gsccc.org.

First-Aid/CPR/AED Training

Does your troop have a first-aider? Has your first-aider’s certification expired and now needs to attend an upcoming class? If so, register for a classroom First-Aid/CPR/AED Training today by visiting the EMTA Enterprises website.

Go Gold Workshops

Date: Sunday, December 10, 2017
Time: 2–4 p.m.
Location: A Place for Girls, Chesapeake
Deadline to Register: December 9, 2017

Date: Friday, January 12, 2018
Time: 6:30–8:30 p.m.
Location: Wycliffe Presbyterian Church, Virginia Beach
Deadline to Register: January 7, 2018

Open to girls in high school, this workshop will prepare girls for their Girl Scout Girl Award. Learn how to successfully plan and carry out a project.

Register through eBiz.

Questions? Contact CustomerCare@gsccc.org.

Challenge Course Instructor Trainings Coming Soon

Date: Sunday, December 10, 2017
Time: 12–5 p.m.
Location: Camp Skimino, Williamsburg

Date: Sunday, February 18, 2018
Time: 12–5 p.m.
Location: Camp Darden, Courtland

Attend one of these upcoming trainings, and you will be able to instruct girls on the Camp Skimino and the Camp Darden Courses. Get ready for your encampments or camping trips now by attending the Challenge Course Instructor Training at Camp Skimino on December 10, 2017, or the course at Camp Darden on February 18, 2018.

Register through eBiz.

Questions? Contact CustomerCare@gsccc.org.

Camp Skimino High Ropes Instructor Training

Saturday, December 16, 2017
8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Camp Skimino
$20 per person
Prerequisite: each participant must have attended a Challenge Course training.

Do you have a service unit encampment coming up at Camp Skimino and want to offer your older girls the opportunity to try out the High Ropes course? Attend the High Ropes training now to be ready for the spring. This course will prepare you to instruct girls on the Camp Skimino High Ropes Course.

Register on eBiz by December 15.

Questions? Contact customercare@gsccc.org.

Upcoming Closings

On December 8, GSCCC Peninsula Service Center will be closed all day and the Chesapeake office and shop will close at 11:30 a.m. for our staff holiday event.  All Council offices will be closed for winter holiday from December 25 through January 1.  We will resume normal hours of operation on January 2. 

Monday, November 27, 2017

Upcoming Closings

On December 8, GSCCC Peninsula Service Center will be closed all day and the Chesapeake office and shop will close at 11:30 a.m. for our staff holiday event.  All Council offices will be closed for winter holiday from December 25 through January 1.  We will resume normal hours of operation on January 2. 

Register Today for the 2018 Annual Council Meeting and Awards Breakfast Celebration

2018 Annual Council Meeting and Awards Breakfast Celebration
Saturday, February 10, 2018
8 a.m.-2 p.m.
Chesapeake Convention Center
Chesapeake, VA

Schedule of Events
8-8:30 a.m.      Check-in (if attending breakfast and meeting)
8:30-9 a.m.      Breakfast buffet offered ($15 breakfast)
9-10:45 a.m.     Award Ceremony begins
11-11:45 a.m.     Check-in (if attending meeting) Networking/Break-out sessions/Community partner tables
Noon-2 p.m.   Business meeting

Register today on eBiz!

Questions? Contact customercare@gsccc.org.