Monday, May 28, 2018

Give Her Amazing Experiences for Another Year!

When your girl continues another year with Girl Scouts, she'll have another year's worth of opportunities to stand up, speak up and take the lead. She'll discover her inner G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader) and you'll be able to watch her shine, again and again.

Will she find a sustainable solution to a problem in her community? Will she explore the great outdoors? Build a robot? Learn to code? Conduct an experiment? With Girl Scouts, the possibilities are truly endless. Renewing during Early Bird means she'll discover all she can be and everything she can accomplish when she has the right tools and a safe space to shine.

Upcoming Events

Norfolk Tides Sleepover - Rescheduled Event
Harbor Park
Norfolk, VA
Friday, June 1-Saturday, June 2, 2018
9 p.m.-7 a.m.
Cost: $7 per person
Open to all ages.

Join us for a fun night under the stars at Harbor Park. This event is rescheduled from May 18th. Missed the deadline? You may still purchase tickets for the overnight sleepover.

To register, email by May 30.

Daddy & Me Paint Date
A Place for Girls
Chesapeake, VA
Saturday, June 16, 2018
10 a.m.-noon
Cost: $40 per pair
Open to ages eight and up.

Let's celebrate Father's Day and paint your art's desire! Create your own masterpiece or follow along with our creative instructors. Share this special class with your dad, grandfather, mentor or friend. Join us as we enjoy each other's company and create a work of art.

Register by June 2.

Win a Free Week of Summer Camp for 2019!

Want to win a free week of summer camp for 2019? Then enter our Summer Camp Theme Contest!

Girls and/or troops can help create a girl-led summer camp week for 2019 by submitting their ideas. The winner will receive that week of camp for free! Entries will be accepted online or on paper applications available at summer camp or Council offices in Summer 2018.

Contest runs June 1 through September 15, 2018. See flyer for more details.

Saturday Hours at Chesapeake Retail Shop

As a reminder, June 9 is the last Saturday the Chesapeake retail shop will be open until September 1.

Beginning June 11, retail shop hours for Chesapeake and Newport News are as follows:
Monday to Thursday: 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Friday: 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Memorial Day Closure

All GSCCC offices and shops will be closed Monday, May 28, 2018, in observance of the Memorial Day holiday.

Regular office and shop hours will resume on Tuesday, May 29, 2018.

Chesapeake shop:
Monday-Thursday 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Friday 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
The Chesapeake shop location will resume Saturday hours until the second Saturday in June, on June 9, 2018.

Peninsula shop:
Monday-Thursday 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Friday 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
(Closed daily 1-2 p.m.)
Saturday-Sunday: Closed

Monday, May 21, 2018

For Girls. By Girls. All Girls.

Girl Scouts do what has to be done. Not because it's asked of us, but because the Power of G.I.R.L. burns bright within every single one of us! Let's do even more amazing things together next year. Early renewal ends June 4th.

Renew your girl today!

Shop Promotions for the Month of June

June 1-30
Fun in the Sun Explore Patch of the Month!
Explore Virginia Beach and/or Outer Banks, $1.50 each.
While supplies last.

June 6, 13, 20, 27
Flip Flop Wednesdays
Draw a flip-flop at checkout and receive a 5 percent, 10 percent, 15 percent, or 20 percent discount off the entire purchase. With a $35 purchase, you will receive a FREE flip-flop patch. May not be combined with any other offer.

June 9
Last Saturday Opening at the Chesapeake Shop
First 10 customers get a FREE gift plus a 10 percent discount off the entire purchase. May not be combined with any other offer.

June 21
Time to Have Some Fun!
$0.99 fun patches (non-GSUSA) while supplies last. May not be combined with any other offer.

Adult Learning Opportunities

Thank you for being amazing because you volunteer with Girl Scouts!

Whether you are new to Girl Scouts or have years of experience, learning something new is always worthwhile. We offer online courses, classroom courses and outdoor courses. Discover the learning opportunities that we offer adults on the Learning Opportunities page of our Council website.

Classes and resources are separated into five categories:
  • New Volunteer Courses
  • Online Resources
  • Support Team Courses
  • Outdoor Courses
  • Enrichment Courses

Trainings are always being added, so be sure to visit this page regularly so you do not miss the training you want to take.

Newly Added! Girl Scout Program Basics Part II Courses

Learn how to teach your girls how to plan their year and their troop meetings.

A Place for Girls
Chesapeake, VA
Monday, June 4, 2018
10 a.m.-noon
Cost: $3
Register on eBiz by June 3.

Mary D. Pretlow Anchor Branch Library
Norfolk, VA
Wednesday, June 6, 2018
6:30-8:30 p.m.
Cost: $3
Register on eBiz by June 3.

Questions? Contact

Monday, May 14, 2018

2017-2018 All-Star Troop Patch Report

Did your troop receive a well-rounded Girl Scout program this year? Is your troop eligible to receive a free All-Star Troop Patch? Complete the 2017-2018 All-Star Troop Patch Report and take the form to a GSCCC retail shop to pick up your patches.

Patches will be ready for pick up from June 1 through August 31, 2018.

Upcoming Adult Learning Opportunities

Girl Scout Program Basics Part II
Camden County Library
Camden, NC
Sunday, June 17, 2018
3-5 p.m.
Cost: $3

Learn how to teach your girls how to plan their year and their troop meetings.

Register on eBiz by June 11. Questions? Contact

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 Workshop for Girl Scout Seniors and Ambassadors

First Christian Church
Hampton, VA
Saturday, June 16, 2018
1-3 p.m.
For Girl Scout Seniors and Ambassadors.

Attend this workshop to learn how to successfully plan and carry out a Girl Scout Gold Award project.

Register on eBiz by June 10.

Questions? Contact

The Race to Seventy-Five

Will your service unit be the first to achieve 75 percent girl renewal and win the incentive money?

The service unit early renewal incentive is still anyone's race!

Early Renewal ends on June 4th, so now is the time to take advantage of the latest troop incentives and get your girls renewed.

Kids' Night Volunteer Opportunities

One Child Center for Autism
Williamsburg Indoor Sports Complex
Williamsburg, VA
4:30-9:30 p.m.

Volunteer opportunities available for the following days:
  • Saturday, May 19, 2018
  • Saturday, June 9, 2018
  • Saturday, August 11, 2018
  • Saturday, September 22, 2018
  • Saturday, October 20, 2018
  • Saturday, November 17, 2018
  • Saturday, December 15, 2018

Elizabeth River Project - Volunteer Opportunities

Natural Shoreline Planting and Oyster Castle Installation
Rivercrest Way
Chesapeake, VA
June 6th, 9 a.m.
June 7th, 10 a.m.
June 8th, 11 a.m.
June 11th, 1 p.m.
June 12th, 2 p.m.
June 13th, 3 p.m.
Girls in grades 9-12 and adult volunteers are welcomed.

Volunteers will help with the restoration of the Eastern Branch of the Elizabeth River, our most polluted tributary, by installing native grasses and plants along the bank. The project will be one of the largest plantings and natural shoreline installations undertaken by the Elizabeth River Project. This is a great opportunity for older girls to work alongside our scientists, learn more about the environment and play in the dirt!

Jefferson Lab - Free Open House Tour

Jefferson Lab
12000 Jefferson Ave
Newport News, VA
Saturday, May 19, 2018
9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Grades 6-12 only.

Jefferson Lab in Newport News is hosting an open house tour of their Electron Beam Accelerator Facility. The event provides the public with an ideal opportunity to explore this world-class research facility and features tours of research areas; lectures; and numerous exhibits, demonstrations and hands-on activities. During your visit, you can learn about superconducting materials, supercomputers, particle accelerators, particle detectors, nuclear physics research, and much more.

Shero Food Drive

Kroger Stores (five locations in South Hampton Roads)
Saturday, May 19, 2018
Shifts: 8-11 a.m. or 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
All grades are welcome.

We are teaming up with the Differences Foundation, The Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore, and Kroger supermarkets. It's time for the superhero in you to shine. This awesome one-day event will take place at five different Kroger locations throughout the south side of Hampton Roads. Girl Scout troops will compete to bring in the most pounds of food - food donated at the event and food donations leading up to your shift that you bring! When you come on the 19th to do your shift, bring your food with you to be weighed. A prize will be given to the troop with the most poundage. This is a first-come, first-serve, time slot registration. You may only choose one time slot and location when registering.

Register by noon, May 15.

Alum Paint Party

Gather with our adult Girl Scout alums and friends at our Alum Paint Party on May 20 at 2:30 p.m!

Being outside is a great way to inspire your creativity. Join us as we celebrate Art in the Outdoors. We will venture down the trail to the picnic shelters at Camp Outback to become one with nature and create your very own masterpiece, with a little guidance, of course.

Only $10 for current Girl Scout members (fee includes canvas, instruction and a snack).

Register now!

Monday, May 7, 2018

ODU 10th Annual Hampton Roads Conference for Girls and Young Women

Old Dominion University will host the 10th Annual Hampton Roads Conference for Girls and Young Women "Girls Rule the World," on Saturday, May 19, 2018 in Webb University Center.

The daylong conference provides workshops and presentations that are intended to inform and empower girls and young women to become productive citizens and leaders. Last year's conference was attended by almost 400 girls, young women, parents and other interested adults. The conference is free and open to all young women ages 14 - 17 and accompanying adults from the Hampton Roads region and beyond.

Register here.

Spots Still Available for Camp Fury Norfolk & Hampton

Day Camp Fury Norfolk
Monday, June 25 - Friday, June 29

Resident Camp Fury Hampton
Sunday, July 8 - Friday, July 13
Camp Skimino (overnight camping accommodations will be indoors and include air conditioning)

Join us in celebrating our 5th year!

Ready to shatter glass ceilings? Seize the opportunity to train alongside a team of firefighters and law enforcement personnel. Gear-up and experience hands-on fire, emergency service and law enforcement activities. Challenge yourself to take risks, participate in rigorous physical fitness drills and meet women who are breaking down barriers and stereotypes in non-traditional public service careers. At the end of camp, we will celebrate your accomplishments at a graduation ceremony with family and friends.

May Incentives Release!

The weather is getting warmer, the flowers are blooming, and the tell-tale sneezing must mean that it is officially spring.

May is a busy month! Troops are taking trips, planning end-of-year parties, attending service unit encampments and much more. As you are making your monthly to-do list, be sure to add "Renew My Troop" to the top. By renewing this month, you'll not only have a head start on the fun and adventure for next year but your troop may be entered into drawings for some incredible incentives. Does the name Great Wolf Lodge peak your interest?

Of course it does!

You can find out more information about this and other incentives here. This month always seems to go by fast. Make sure to renew today!