Monday, January 25, 2016

Be a Walking Advertisement for Your Cookie Sale!

Put a creative twist on your booth posters by making them wearable! Sandwich board advertising signs are fun to make and can help girls remind customers to Buy 5 for $20.

These sandwich board signs are simple to create, and using the Buy 5 for $20 sales strategy will increase your sales! Create your own Girl Scout Cookie sandwich board sign with the easy to follow directions found here.

Cookie clip art to make posters, sandwich board signs and other marketing tools can be found here.

2016 Cookie Program News

Great news, GSCCC is adding an additional reward to the 2016 Cookie Program! 

Our girls always show tremendous support for the Gift of Caring program, so we’re going to challenge them to see if they can encourage their customers to give more. If a girl sells 25 Gift of Caring boxes and their troop opted to receive incentives they will earn the “Girls Can Change the World” charm.

Model NATO Challenge

Wednesday, March 23, 2016
Virginia Wesleyan College

The Model NATO Challenge is a one-of-a-kind scholarship program for high school juniors and seniors in Hampton Roads. Applications are reviewed and the finalists are chosen to be student diplomats representing one of the 28 NATO Member Countries in a mock global crisis simulation.

New Date and Location Offered for Pajamas for Children Event

Pajamas for Children
February 5, 2016
6–8 p.m. 
Camden Methodist Church
197 North Highway 343, Camden, NC
All ages

Join us for a PJ Party. Each girl is asked to bring a new pair of pajamas for either a child or an adult, male or female, to be donated to a local organization. Have fun playing games, make a pair of non-slip slippers to take home and enjoy a bedtime snack. 

Maximum: 50
Content questions:
Deadline: January 29, 2016
Register at

The Virginia Stage Company

The Virginia Stage Company is compiling a behind-the-design video series to give Hampton Roads a deeper understanding of how their shows are created. The series features the creative minds behind The Hampton Years and reveals inspirations for the set, lighting, sounds and costumes to give the community an inside look at all that goes into a VSC production. Check out current episodes below and keep an eye out on their website and social media accounts for future episodes!

These videos are a great way to complete some of the requirements of the Girl Scout Senior Troop Performer Badge and the Girl Scout Junior Amuse Journey.

Visit the Virginia Stage company video series here to view the videos.

Girl Scout Discounts at Hampton Coliseum

Monster Jam
February 5–6, 2016
$5 off select tickets!
Discount valid on tickets regularly priced at $25.
Minimum group order is 15 tickets.
Deadline for group orders is February 3, 2016.
Additional fees may apply.

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey presents LEGENDS
April 6–10, 2016
20 percent off select tickets!
Discount valid on tickets regularly priced at $25 and $20.
Minimum group order is 15 tickets.
Deadline for group orders is April 4, 2016.
Additional fees may apply.

Tickets are available at or charge by phone at 800-745-3000.
Box Office Hours are 10 a.m.–5 p.m., Monday–Friday. Box Office is closed Saturday and Sunday unless an event day. Call 757-838-4203 or visit for details.

Shop Promotions for the Month of February

Activity Fun Patches
  • 2016 World Thinking Day
  • 2016 Global Action
  • Black History Month
  • Lock-in
  • Presidents' Day
  • Sewing
  • Valentine’s Day

Cookie Season is Here!
  • 2016 Bling Your Booth patch: $1.50 each
  • 2016 Cookie Sale activity pin: $1.50 each
  • 2016 National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend patch: $2.50 each
  • Cookie button pin: $0.90 each
  • Cookie key ring: $6 each
  • Cookie magnet: $8 each
  • “I Sell Girl Scout Cookies!” magnet: $5 each
  • Cookie table cloths: $15 each
  • Cookie tote bag: $4.95 each
  • Cookie t-shirts: $19-26 each
  • Cookie yard signs: $5 each
  • Trefoil cookie cutter: $4.50 each
  • GSCCC cookie aprons: $15 each
  • GSCCC cookie yard sign: $12.50 each or two for $20

Monday, January 18, 2016

GSCCC Offices and Retail Shops Closed for Holiday

All GSCCC offices and shops will be closed January 18 in observance of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday.

2016 Cookie Program News

Great news, GSCCC is adding an additional reward to the 2016 Cookie Program!

Our girls always show tremendous support for the Gift of Caring program, so we’re going to challenge them to see if they can encourage their customers to give more.   If a girl sells 25 Gift of Caring boxes, and their troop opted to receive incentives they will earn the “Girls Can Change the World” charm.

Girl Scout Program Basics Class Just Added

Join us at this interactive workshop that introduces volunteers to Journeys and the Girl's Guide to Girl Scouting for all grade levels and demonstrates how to create a "fun with purpose" leadership experience for girls. Participants will have an opportunity to experience fun activities they can share with girls.

Girl Scout Program Basics
Saturday, January 23, 2016
9 a.m.–noon
St. Joseph Catholic Church – Cordier Hall
512 Buckroe Avenue
Hampton, VA 23664

Register here through eBiz.

Questions? Contact

Generation Nano

The National Science Foundation and the National Nanotechnology Initiative have launched a competition called “Generation Nano: Small Science, Superheroes.” The contest asks high school students to design nanotechnology-enabled gear for an original superhero. Submissions are due by February 2, 2016 and will include a brief technical description of their gear and either a video or comic showing their superhero using that gear. Stan Lee, the co-creator of Marvel comic book characters including Spider-Man and the X-Men, recently championed Generation Nano on his blog.

Virginia Opera Presents Romeo and Juliet

Wednesday, February 3, 2016
7 p.m.
Harrison Opera House
160 E. Virginia Beach Blvd.
Norfolk, VA 23510
Tickets: $10

For more information or to order tickets, e-mail,
or call 804-644-8168 ext. 3392.

Harlem Globetrotters at Ted Constant Center

Sunday, February 28, 2016
3 p.m.
Ted Constant Convocation Center
4320 Hampton Blvd.
Norfolk, VA 23529

Plan to attend the Harlem Globetrotters game and a bullying prevention presentation. Price includes admission ticket, a patch and attendance to the ABC’s of a Bully Prevention Presentation. This presentation was designed in coordination with the National Campaign to Stop Violence. All ages are welcome to attend.

Tickets may be purchased at the Constant Center Box Office using the promotion code ABC, or enter the code at Groups of 10 or more call Todd McKeating at 757-683-7087.

Apple Field Trips

The Apple Store offers field trips for Girl Scouts to come in and work on a project using Apple technology. The website Apple Youth Events provides a basic description and a place to sign up. There are two The Apple Stores to choose from: Lynnhaven Mall, Virginia Beach or MacArthur Center, Norfolk. Girl Scouts will get a t-shirt, certificate and a wrist band that is a flash drive - all for free. Use the field trips to earn various badges for Digital Photography as well as Movie Making. Build a field trip that matches your meeting time.

Contact Shawna Lawhorn at or call 757-628-8400 for more information.

Disney Youth Education Series

All Girl Scouts will receive a Disney participation patch when they complete a Disney Youth Education Series program.

Troops with 10 or more Girl Scouts submit a Program Request Form here.

Please submit your Program Request Form soon as possible. Programs fill up very fast! No payment is due when you register for your program.  Payment for your program and admission ticket is due between 90 and 30 days prior to your arrival.  Once you receive your program confirmation, a ticket store link will be sent to you.

Tools of the Trade with National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC)

Tools of the Trade with NAWIC
Grades 6-12
March 12, 2016   
10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
A Place for Girls, Chesapeake

The Greater Tidewater Chapter #137 of the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) will host a Tools of the Trade and Project Build program. Girls will be instructed on how to use a set of basic tools and their functions, such as a hammer, tape measure, drill and screwdriver. Girls will also learn the necessary safety tips on how to use them and some inside tips on how their design can make them easier to use on the job. We will end the session by girls building a small project they can take home.

This is a girl only event. No tagalongs.
Minimum: 15 Maximum: 50
Content questions:
Deadline: March 1, 2016

To register:
Need Assistance?  Email:

Monday, January 11, 2016

What Are You Doing This Summer?

Do you like the outdoors? Did you attend camp and want to share that experience with a new generation of girls? Do you need an internship or some great experience to add to your resume? If you said yes to any of these questions, consider spending your summer with us at Girl Scout camp...and get paid!

Join us this summer to discover the leader within you, connect with new friends, and take action by creating the future leaders of tomorrow at Girl Scout camp! With positions in fields such as healthcare, recreation, education, aquatics, business, food service, and counseling, we can offer a summer employment experience like no other.

Troop Project Opportunity - Centerpieces for Annual Award Luncheon

An Award Luncheon is held annually to recognize outstanding members who have a great impact on girls, our Council and the Girl Scout Movement. To add a special touch to the celebration, we are requesting donations of centerpieces created by girls to decorate each of the tables. In 2016, we are celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Girl Scout Gold Award, the highest award for girls, so the centerpieces should reflect that theme. This is a great chance for girls to show their creativity and share their artwork with all of GSCCC!

Out and About Online Learning Module is Now Available!

The online training, Out and About, is now available on the Adult Learning page of the website. This class replaces the former Troop Paperwork and Trip Planning and is required for all volunteers who will be planning activities with girls outside of their regular meeting time and place. The module reviews the GSUSA and GSCCC guidelines for planning age-appropriate day or overnight trips. It covers the paperwork necessary for trip permission and approval. This class is to be completed before a volunteer plans any activities away from a scheduled meeting place, including meeting time activities, day trips and overnight trips within the Council region.