Monday, February 26, 2018

Host an International Student this Summer!

Encourage your girl to make the world a better place by opening your home and family to foreign culture, and making lifelong friends with international junior and senior high school students. Invite the international student to be an addition to your family by simply providing three meals daily, a bed and an open, caring environment.

Education First (EF) Tours is seeking families to host international students for 2-4 weeks this summer.

Troop leaders may view touring opportunities for troops here.

View this flyer for more information.

Questions? Contact Local Accommodations Manager Abby Brockelsby at

Parade Coordinators - Volunteers Needed

Girl Scouts of the Colonial Coast supports volunteers coordinating parade participation of 100 girls or more.

GSCCC is seeking volunteers to assist with the upcoming parades:
  • Strawberry Festival Parade - May 26, 2018
  • Neptune Festival Parade - September 29, 2018
  • Veterans Day Parade - November 11, 2018

If you have questions or would like to volunteer, contact

Girl Scouts Week

Girl Scouts Birthday, March 12, 2018

Join Girl Scouts across the Council as we celebrate Girl Scout's 106th birthday by wearing your Girl Scout uniform, pins or a favorite Girl Scout shirt to school on March 12, 2018. Proudly show all your badges and awards and share all the fun you are having in Girl Scouts! Use this fun invitation to invite friends to your next troop meeting so they can join in on the fun.

Show the world how Girl Scouting has inspired you to be a Go-Getter, Innovator, Risk-Taker and Leader. Take a picture and share your Girl Scout story with others so they can join the fun!

The Girl Scout Week fun patches are $1.50 and will be available in our Council Girl Scout shops.

Shop Promotions for the Month of March

March 1-31
Explore Patch of the Month
Explore S.T.E.M. honoring Dr. Sandra DeLoatch, $1.50 each

March 12-16
Girl Scout Birthday Week
Visit one of the shops during Girl Scout Birthday Week and receive a 20 percent discount off your entire purchase and a FREE Happy Birthday fun patch!
While supplies last.

March 20-22
Spring Begins!
Receive a 15 percent discount off apparel, jewelry, sports, gifts and tech items.
While supplies last.

Monday, February 19, 2018

Volunteer Opportunity: Spring Break Day Camp 2018

Theme: Stop, Drop and Roll
A Place for Girls
Chesapeake, VA
Monday, April 2, 2018 - Friday, April 6, 2018
8:30 a.m.-5:30 a.m. Daily
Serving Girl Scouts in grades K-5

Adult volunteers are needed for this week-long day camp to lead grade level activities. If you need community service volunteer hours, Tesi Strickland a.k.a. "Pickles" is looking for your help.

Come celebrate one amazing week planned around a Fire Safety theme that incorporates interactive activities relating to Fire Prevention and Safety Preparedness. A playful week of songs and games with old and new friends alike!

To volunteer for Spring Break Day Camp, contact

First-Aid Training and Babysitting Safety Training

Cost: $45
Register for a First-Aid/CPR/AED training today by visiting the EMTA Enterprise website.

Child and Babysitting Safety (CABS) Training
Cost: $40
Register for a CABS training today by visiting the EMTA Enterprise website.

Just Added! Effectively Facilitating Adult Learning Course

A Place for Girls
Chesapeake, VA
Sunday, March 18, 2018
Noon-6 p.m.
Open to registered adult Girl Scout members only.

Do you like to work with adults? Do you like to have fun? If you answered "yes" to either of those questions, the adult learning facilitator volunteer position might be for you! A facilitator delivers courses, workshops and resources to individuals and/or groups of volunteers in order to prepare them throughout their appointment. We offer classes that are indoors as well as outdoors. You decide what you like! Start your journey as an adult learning facilitator after taking this course.

Register on eBiz by March 12, 2018.

Questions? Contact

Archery Instructor Course - Date Change

Camp Skimino
Williamsburg, VA
Sunday, March 25, 2018
Noon-6 p.m.
Open to registered adult Girl Scout members only.
Cost: $20

Learn the basic steps of shooting. You will be able to instruct girls after this course.

Register on eBiz by March 19, 2018.

Questions? Contact

Just Added! Outdoor I: Cabin Camping Course

Camp Apasus
Norfolk, VA
Saturday, March 24, 2018
10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Cost: $10

Attend this training to be able to take your girls camping in a cabin or other walled structure. Learn to cook using charcoal and on propane stoves.

Register on eBiz by March 18, 2018.

Questions? Contact

STEM4Girls Conference

Tidewater Community College
Virginia Beach Campus
Saturday, March 10, 2018
8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Open to girls in grades 6-8 (and their caregivers)
Cost: $15 per person (includes lunch, snacks and a t-shirt for the girls)

Hosted by the Virginia Beach branch of the American Association of University of Women and Tidewater Community College, girls in grades six to eight (and their caregivers) are invited to attend STEM4Girls - a hands-on conference where girls will explore careers in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math), meet women working in STEM fields and discover new interests in STEM.

Caregivers can attend hands-on STEM workshops as well as classes to learn about helping their middle schooler understand careers in STEM and navigate social situations.

For more information and to register by February 24, visit

Earth Day Volunteers Needed

Mount Trashmore Park
Virginia Beach, VA
Saturday, April 21, 2018
11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Open to all grades (with supervision)

Girl Scouts of the Colonial Coast will host six earth-friendly craft stations at Earth Day 2018. We are looking for troops/girls interested in helping at the Children’s Craft tent during Earth Day at Mount Trashmore. Troops may decide on a recycled craft they wish to host or a craft will be created for the girls to help with.

Sign up to volunteer as a troop or individual at Earth Day Volunteer.

Questions? Contact Donna Farnham at

Women’s History Month Student Art Contest

Virginia Beach History Museums is hosting a student art contest. Prizes awarded!

In honor of Women's History Month, create a drawing, painting, sculpture or other piece of artwork about an inspiring woman from the past or present. From Harriet Tubman and Martha Washington to modern day heroes, the possibilities are endless!

Submissions are due Saturday, February 24. Entries will be exhibited at the Francis Land House on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays throughout March.

View full details and entry form here.

Additional Saturday Hours at the Chesapeake Retail Shop

Based on your valued feedback, GSCCC is happy to announce additional Saturday hours at the Chesapeake retail shop. During the months of December – March we will be open the first Saturday of each month from 10 a.m.–3 p.m. All other retail shop hours remain the same.

To celebrate the March 3 opening, all customers will receive 15 percent discount on their entire in-store order.

Monday, February 12, 2018

Recognize Outstanding Volunteers

Volunteers do wonderful things and they go beyond the expectations of their position. The Volunteer of Excellence Award recognizes volunteers who have contributed outstanding service while collaborating directly with girls in any pathway to implement the Girl Scout Leadership Experience by using the National Program Portfolio or who have contributed outstanding service in support of the Council's mission delivery to girl and adult members. Nominate a deserving volunteer in your service unit by completing the nomination form and submit it to the Council no later than Wednesday, February 28, 2018.

Questions? Contact

Publishing Workshop

A Place for Girls
Chesapeake, VA
Saturday, April 28, 2018
1-4 p.m.
Cost: $25 per attendee
Girl Scout Ambassadors and adults only.

This publishing workshop is hosted by Blue Dragon Publishing and Girl Scout service unit 340.

Discover the Road to Publishing, outlining the steps that follow a finished manuscript. Learn how to write a query letter to attract an agent or publisher. Explore the opportunity to self-publish. Brainstorm and discuss marketing techniques and social media outlets.

Learn from someone who has been there! Bring your questions.

To RSVP, contact Stephanie Bahr at


Thomas Nelson Community College
Hampton, VA
Saturday, February 24, 2018
Check-in at 9:30 a.m.
Event 10 a.m.-noon
Girl Scout Brownies, Juniors and Cadettes
This is a girl and adult event. Both must pay to attend. No tagalongs.
Cost: $13 (includes event patch)

Come learn the many sides of STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) at our STEMagination day. Enjoy a variety of hands-on learning stations hosted by community partners, consultants and experts in STEM education. Our very own Girl Advisory Board (GAB) will be offering activities from the Techbridge program.

Register by February 15.

Questions? Contact

Community Service Volunteer Hours

Pucks and Paws Night
Norfolk Scope
Norfolk, VA
Saturday, February 17, 2018
5:30-7:30 p.m.
Girl Scout Cadettes, Seniors and Ambassadors only.

Volunteers are needed as ushers and check-in registrars for The Norfolk Admirals' second Pucks and Paws night of the season. Fans are encouraged to bring their dog to the game and volunteers will be onsite to help fans check-in. Volunteer hours will be certified on The Admirals letterhead.

To volunteer, call Sami Hamad at 757-640-1212 ext. 24.

Go Gold Workshops

Register for an upcoming Go Gold Workshop:
  • Wednesday, March 7, 2018 - A Place for Girls, Chesapeake, registration closes March 1.
  • Tuesday, April 17, 2018 - Thalia United Methodist Church, Virginia Beach, registration closes April 11.
  • Sunday, May 20, 2018 - A Place for Girls, Chesapeake, registration closes May 14.

Girl Scout Seniors and Ambassadors may contact the Girl Scout Gold Award committee at for questions about earning the Gold Award.

First Colonial Legal Studies Academy Workshops

First Colonial High School
1272 Mill Dam Rd
Virginia Beach, VA

Saturday, April 21, 2018
8:30 a.m. Registration begins
9 a.m.-noon Finding Common Ground
12:30-3:30 p.m. Special Agent
Girl Scout Cadettes only.
$5 per workshop (includes badge and all supplies)
$5.25 box lunch (optional for girls who attend both workshops)

Registration is now open for the First Colonial Legal Studies Academy Workshops. The Academy faculty and students will be leading two workshops: Finding Common Ground and Special Agent. Girl Scout Cadettes will learn strategies for bringing people together to find common ground and learn the secrets from the worlds of forensic science and criminal psychology.

Girl Scout Cadettes have the option to sign up for one or both workshops. This Academy-Girl Scout partnership is the Silver Award project of Sydney Brown, Girl Scout Troop 571.

Click here for more details and to register by April 10 (or until full).

Hoops for the Cure ODU Women's Basketball Game

Saturday, February 17, 2018
Ted Constant Convocation Center
Norfolk, VA
Open to the public.
Doors open at 1 p.m.
Tickets: $10 each (pre-tax)
Free public parking on 45th St. beside the Ted Constant Convocation Center.

Ted Constant Convocation Center is hosting the 16th Annual Hoops for the Cure Game, featuring ODU VS. UTEP. In addition to the game that begins at 2 p.m., doors will open for a women's health fair and breast cancer survivor reception at 1 p.m.

First 1,000 fans receive a free t-shirt!

See flyer for more details. Register here with promo code: CUREBM

Questions? Contact Brent McPherson at Email Brent to confirm your attendance after purchasing tickets.

Monday, February 5, 2018

Money-Earning Basics Webinar Recording

Did you miss the Money-Earning Basics webinar on Thursday, January 25? If so, you can view a recording of the webinar for a recap.

Complete this survey if you would like to receive credit for viewing the webinar.

Questions? Contact

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: