Monday, May 25, 2020

Updated: Safety Activity Checkpoints

Safety Activity Checkpoints (SAC) is a resource that provides safety standards and guidelines for Girl Scouts of the United States of America (GSUSA)-approved activities. While the basic guidelines for working with girls can be found in Volunteer Essentials, the Safety Activity Checkpoints contains guidelines for specific activities- including archery, hiking and selling Girl Scout Cookies.

Safety Activity Checkpoints has been updated for 2020.

Visit the Forms page of the Council website at gsccc.org to see the latest edition.

Click here to view the Change Memo.

Last Chance to Buy a Brick!


Celebrate your favorite Girl Scout or volunteer with an engraved brick placed right outside A Place for Girls. Is your Girl Scout graduating? Did she earn one of her highest awards? Commemorate you or your Girl Scout by customizing a brick with their name and a short message.

Place your order today! All orders due by June 15th.

Monday, May 18, 2020

Updated: Blue Book of Basic Documents

The Blue Book of Basic Documents contains important information and source documents, including the Constitution of Girl Scouts of the United States of America, bylaws, policies, credentials criteria and standards for councils, our Congressional Charter, and more.

The Blue Book of Basic Documents has been updated for 2020.

Visit the Forms page of the Council website at gsccc.org to see the latest edition.

Memorial Day Closure

All GSCCC operations will be closed Monday, May 25, 2020, in observance of Memorial Day. Regular hours will resume Tuesday, May 26, 2020. For more information, please contact customercare@gsccc.org.

Monday, May 11, 2020

Girl Scout Bronze Award Training Webinar

Monday, May 18, 2020
7 p.m.

Attend this webinar and learn tips in guiding girls to earning the Girl Scout Bronze Award.

Find out what other virtual enrichments are coming up by logging into the Volunteer Toolkit, clicking on the Resources tab, and then clicking on Virtual Enrichments under Training.

Registration is required.

VA811.com Patch Program Contest Winners

On April 9, 2020, Girl Scouts of the Colonial Coast hosted its very first virtual event in partnership with VA811.com. Girl Scouts learned about caring before digging. Girls met Nikki Turpin,
Regional Public Awareness & Training Coordinator for Hampton Roads. Nikki loved sharing all the information needed before girls go outside and start a garden and build a treehouse. Nikki also taught Girl Scouts how to simply recognize signs on the ground highlighted in many different colors and to dig or not to dig. Learn more about VA811 patch program by completing the steps in the Explore VA811.com patch.

Girl Scouts who completed the Explore patch and followed the contest rules won an awesome goodie bag from VA811.com and the winners are...


  • Sydney H. (girl) - Melissa H. (caregiver)
  • Allison C. (girl) - Heather Hurst C. (caregiver)
  • Brielle L. (girl) - Evette L. (caregiver)
  • Karen V. (girl) - Lynette V. (caregiver)


Monday, May 4, 2020

Scholarship Program

This month’s featured scholarship program is… eGirl Power!

Gold Award Girl Scouts who are interested in pursuing a STEM or cybersecurity degree can apply for the eGirl Power Gold Award Scholarship of up to $1,000 towards their education.

Girl Scout Cadettes and Juniors pursuing their Girl Scout Silver and Bronze Awards and working on their projects can apply for the eGirl Power Silver Award Scholarship and the eGirl Power Bronze Award Scholarship (up to $500)! Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. 

eGirl Power is an IRS-approved 501(c)3 nonprofit organization with a mission to educate and support girls through leadership skills development and career exploration with a focus on STEM and cybersecurity. 

eGirl Power is offering this opportunity to support Girl Scouts developing leadership skills to make a difference in the world. 

Girls can complete eGirl Power’s interest form to receive more information about their scholarships, as well as opportunities to participate in their Distance Learning program to qualify for other prizes and awards. 

We encourage Gold Award Girl Scouts to visit our scholarship database for more opportunities.

Now Accepting Applications for She Believes She Can, So She Does Scholarship

The She Believes She Can, So She Does Scholarship was created for Girl Scouts of the Colonial Coast to provide support to current Girl Scout Ambassadors pursuing higher education opportunities to include vocational training and undergraduate education. This scholarship will provide more opportunities for girls looking to further their skills and education all while fueling the leadership and workforce pipeline.

If you know any girls who could benefit from this scholarship, encourage them to complete the application by August 3, 2020.

Interested in helping fund the She Believes She Can, So She Does Scholarship this year and beyond? Please make a gift today!

Monday, April 27, 2020

Girl Scout Silver Award Training Webinar

Tuesday, May 5, 2020
8 p.m.

Attend this webinar and learn tips in guiding girls to earning the Girl Scout Silver Award.

Find out what other virtual enrichments are coming up by logging into the Volunteer Toolkit, clicking on the Resources tab, and then clicking on Virtual Enrichments under Training.

Registration required.

Monday, April 6, 2020

Famous Formers Luncheon - Nominations Extended


Each Girl Scout membership year, Girl Scouts of the Colonial Coast recognizes local Girl Scout alums who are leaders in their field. These women serve as role models for girls today - the future leaders of tomorrow. This year, GSCCC will also honor a company that exemplifies our mission and supports girls with the Corporate Champion of the Year award.

Nominations open until May 1st! Click here to nominate a Girl Scout alum.

Deadline Extended to Earn Girl Scouts' Highest Awards

Bridging Girl Scout Juniors, Cadettes and Ambassadors will have an extension through December 31, 2020, to earn Girl Scouts' Highest Awards. This is relevant or 5th grade Juniors, 8th grade Cadettes, and 12th grade Ambassadors who will bridge to the next program age level officially on September 30, 2020, and typically would no longer be eligible to earn the Bronze, Silver or Gold Award, respectively.

For more information on how to earn these highest awards, visit the webpages on the Bronze Award, Silver Award and Gold Award.

Monday, March 23, 2020

Shop Promotions for the Month of April

Explore Patch of the Month
Explore Elizabeth City: $1.50 each

April 8, 15, 29
Egg-stra Special!

Draw an egg at checkout and receive a 10 percent, 15 percent, or 20 percent discount off the entire purchase. May not be combined with any other offer.

April 22
Leader Appreciation Day

Receive a 20 percent discount off the entire purchase including Bridging supplies! Leaders will receive a special “Volunteer" fun patch. While supplies last. In-stock merchandise only. Cannot be combined with any other offer.

Monday, March 9, 2020

Scholarship Opportunity - The Riley's Way Foundation Call for Kindness

Teens across the country can enter to win up to $3,000 to drive change that inspires kindness and build meaningful connections in their communities. Fifteen teen-led projects will receive this award, along with the opportunity to take part in the Riley's Way Kind Leadership Series. Applications are due March 31st.

This opportunity is perfect for Girl Scouts pursuing the Silver and/or Gold Award and who seek funding. This may also be a good fit for Girl Scouts seeking ongoing financial support to help sustain or build upon their highest award project (of course, it's deal for projects to sustain independently of Girl Scouts). Girls can visit the scholarship database to learn more.

The majority of scholarships and awards, like the Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes (apply by March 31st), are most relevant for Gold Award Girl Scouts, so be sure to keep this on your radar!

Monday, March 2, 2020

Harlem Globetrotters

Saturday, March 14, 2020
Chartway Arena
4320 Hampton Blvd
Norfolk, VA 23529
2 p.m. Game
7 p.m. Game
Open to all grades.
Call for discounted group tickets.

Join the Harlem Globetrotters for these awesome fan experience opportunities...
  • Anthem Buddies: Stand next to the Globetrotters during the National Anthem.
  • Color Guard: Present the colors during the National Anthem.
  • High Five Tunnel: Up to 20 members of your group can "high-five" the Globetrotters as they take the court after half time.
  • Bench Kids: Sit on the bench during warm-ups.
  • Pre-Game Court Time: Your group(s) can perform or play on the court live in front of the audience before the game.
  • Group Photo: Recognize your group in front of the crowd with a special announcement or picture on the court at half time.
  • YMCA on the Court: Up to 20 members of your group will perform the YMCA song with the players on the court.


Virginia Opera Guild –Volunteer Opportunity

Saturday, April 4, 2020
Merchant of Venice Rummage Sale
Virginia Opera House, Norfolk
160 W Virginia Beach Blvd
Norfolk, VA 23510
9 a.m.-3 p.m.

The Virginia Opera Guild of Norfolk, VA has its Merchant of Venice Rummage Sale on April 4th and needs Girl Scout volunteers for three shifts:

  • 9-11 a.m.
  • 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • 1-3 p.m.
Breakfast, snack and lunch will be provided for volunteers during their shift. Girl Scouts will help and greet guests and help them get their items for check out and helping with clean-up.

Register here. Questions? Contact Amber Reeves at amberlaru@gmail.com or 757-354-5658.