Monday, December 3, 2018

Space Science Symposium: 8th-11th Grade Girl Scouts Needed

Reaching for the Stars Symposium
Saturday, February 9, 2019, 10 a.m. – Sunday, February 10, 2019, 12:30 p.m.
Morehead Planetarium
250 E Franklin St, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Grade Level: 8th – 11th grade only

Would you like to share the wonders of space with younger Girl Scouts?

Apply to join members of the Reaching for the Stars: NASA Science for Girl Scouts (aka Girl Scout Stars) team for a free weekend symposium on the new space science badges for Daisy, Brownie, and Junior Girl Scouts. Learn about the new badges, explore best practices for sharing science with girls, and take a closer look at the night sky. Leave with a plan to share at the NC Statewide Star Party and a Girl Scout program/event.

Gold Award News

Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) has updated the Gold Award outreach to include that projects may benefit the Girl Scout Community. The standards of the Gold Award have not changed. Gold Award projects must contain two of the three components: build, advocacy, and education; and an active leadership component, as well as an organization who agrees in writing to sustain the project in the years to come.

For example, Girl Scouts can benefit from the advocacy and education component of the project by being part of the audience. Build projects must have a community partner outside of the benefiting organization who will agree in writing to sustain what the girl has created in the years to come. This means that neither GSCCC nor a Girl Scout troop can be the sustaining partner.

As a reminder, collection projects and canned projects are not Gold Award Take Action projects, they are community service.

A girl must seek approval from the GSCCC philanthropy director prior to setting up money-earning activity or asking for any in-kind donation. If you have additional questions, please feel free to contact the Colonial Coast Gold Award Committee directly at

Grow Your Troop Patch Program

Did you know that GSUSA research shows that the most successful troops have at least 12 girls? Just imagine... what could happen if your troop added at least one new girl? Not only would more girls be able to participate in Girl Scouts, it allows existing members to flex their leadership and social skills which builds confidence as they mentor their new Girl Scout friends. Click here to learn more.

Upcoming Closings

The Newport News office and shop will be closed all day Friday, December 7, 2018. The Chesapeake office and shop will close at 11 a.m. Friday, December 7, 2018.

Please visit for regular office and shop hours.