January 8, 2013

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The latest Girl Scout News from Peaks to Piedmont

January 2013

Exciting Happenings at the Council
What's New!
Happy New Year! We hope 2013 finds all our girls, families and volunteers excited for everything Girl Scout that is coming up in the next couple of months!
Mark your calendars now for our Annual Meeting on April 20, 2013! Time and location will be coming soon.
  • Holiday Observance- Service Centers & Shops Closed on January 21
  • Changes to 2013 Annual Meeting Delegate Process
  • Register for Upcoming Program Events
  • Board-Approved Adult Recognitions Due Feb. 1
  • Feeding P2P Kicks Off in January
  • Patch Available for World Thinking Day 2013
  • Like Us On Facebook/ Follow Us on Twitter
All About Camping with P2P
Bugs in Our Ears!

It's beginning to look a lot like... SUMMER! Celebrate the new year with dreams of summer time at camp: toasty s'mores and songs around the campfire, riding horses and making nature crafts, climbing adventures and  boating on the lake with your best friend - Come join us at camp this summer and turn these visions into reality. Check us out at:



Registration for 2013 Summer Camp is open now! We have tons of camping options for the summer: resident camp programs from three days to two weeks, leadership programs, troop core camping (register in E-biz after February 1) and family camps for your whole crew or just you and your grown-up guy or gal! We have programs for all girls entering grade 1-12 so you can even bring your best non-Girl Scout friend and introduce her to the wonderful world of Girl Scouts through summer camp!

We are also thrilled to announce that we will have day camps offered at each location with convenient bus stops in: Arden and Asheville (Camp Pisgah); Dallas, Hickory, Morganton and Statesville (Camp Ginger Cascades); Asheboro, Colfax, High Point and Winston-Salem (Keyauwee Program Center).

Reserve your space at camp with just a $50 deposit before January 28 and you'll be able to save big with our Super Early Bird discount, which is $100 for most long programs and $50 for shorter sessions. Camp scholarships are also available for girls who need some financial assistance to attend camp.

For any questions about summer camp or general troop camping questions contact Andria Johnson, Camping Services Manager, at (800) 672-2148, ext. 3109 or visit our website www.CampLikeAGirl.org.

Look at our camps' fan sites too!

Camp Ginger Cascades: www.gingercascades.org

Camp Pisgah: www.camppisgah.org

Keyauwee Program Center: www.keyauwee.com

Feature Article
It's Cookie Time!
Check Out the Fun Ways to Participate This Year!

The 2013 Girl Scout Cookie Program, where girls learn the five key skills of goal setting, decision making, money management, people skills and business ethics, has officially started.

carmel delitesPublic order taking began on December 29 with the big arrival of cookies happening the weekend of February 9. Troops are also able to participate in Super Bowl Weekend cookie booths again this year.

The 2013 lineup of cookies includes the traditional favorites- Thin Mints, Peanut Butter Patties and Caramel deLites, as well as the Peanut Butter Sandwiches, Thanks-A-Lots, Lemonades and Shortbreads! A new cookie is also being introduced- Mango Crèmes. Infused with NutriFusion, this cookie contains 15 percent of RDI of vitamin B1, 5 percent of RDI of vitamins A, C, D, E and B6, zero trans fats per serving and no hydrogenated oils or preservatives.

This year girls, troops and volunteers have several opportunities to take the cookie program to the next level by participating in the following contests:

·         Cookie Recipe Contest: Have a favorite recipe using Girl Scout cookies? Enter it in our Cookie Recipe Contest and you may have a chance to showcase it at our taste test in February. Click for more details and an entry form!

·         Cookie Booth Photo Contest: Troops are encouraged to send in photos of their cookie booths by March 15, 2013. The top five photos will be awarded a $100 Visa card. Click here for more details and an entry form!

·         Cookie Music Video or Commercial Contest: Show off your talents by entering our music video or commercial contest. Open to troops and individual girls. Click here for rules and an entry form!
For video samples, click below:
Sample Video 1
Sample Video 2
Sample Video 3
Sample Video 4

The BUY 5 promotion will run again this year, as well as the council-wide service project, Operation Sweet Treat. Along with the council's cookie booth locator (available on our website homepage starting in February), there will also be a cookie app available for download to smartphones, instructing the public to the nearest cookie booth in their area. To get this app, go to this link and click on the left-hand side for the App Store or Android App on Google Play.

And don't forget to check in our friends, Tommy Thin Mint, Patsy Peanut Butter Pattie, Candi C Delite, Simon Shortbread and Maria Mango on Facebook at P2P Girl Scout Cookie Characters.

Fund Development
Council Honors Juliette Gordon Low Society Members at Pinning Ceremony

The Triad East and West regions honored the 2012 Juliette Gordon Low Society donors on December 17 with a pinning ceremony at Magnolia Manor in Colfax.

Several founding members of the Society were joined by new members, troop leaders, lifetime members and alumnae in support of Girl Scouts Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont. The evening celebrated leadership through the giving of time, talent and treasure. More than 50 people enjoyed the program, lead by 2012-2013 Fund Development Committee Chair, Freda Mayse.

CEO Marcia Cole shared a message about the important role Girl Scouting plays in the development of women leaders for our world. In a very special pinning, dedicated volunteer, Sylvia Holmes, was presented with her 60 years of service pin.

Juliette Gordon Low Society donors make a gift of $1,000 or more and receive a sterling silver and pearl pin when they join or renew their membership in the Society. We appreciate our Society members and thank them, our troop leaders, our lifetime members, alumnae and volunteers who all work together to make Girl Scouts a meaningful experience for our future leaders.

If you have any questions or would like more information about how to become a member of the Juliette Gordon Low Society, please contact Grace Lewis, VP of Fund Development, at (704) 864-3245, ext. 3202.



 Sylvia Holmes receives her 60 years of service pin from
Board Chair, Madeleine Dassow,
at the pinning ceremony on Dec. 17.

Girl Scouts Give Back-
Troop Spotlight

Troop Serves
Thanksgiving Meal

Girl Scout Troop 41767 of Elkin cooked a Thanksgiving meal for The Ark of Elkin as part of their Girl Scout Bronze Award project. The troop was able to deliver 44 plates to people, even after experiencing a brief delay of losing power during their meal preparations!         

Troop Visits CSI Lab

Girl Scout Troop 41704 went to the CSI Crime Lab in Greensboro where they learned about how investigations start, the five basic steps for all crime scenes, types of evidence, a day in the life of a CSI investigator, fingerprinting and the different types of fingerprints. The troop also toured the CSI lab.        

Troop Practices Geocaching 

Girl Scouts from the Mooresville area recently tried their hand at geocaching. They learned how to use a hand-held GPS receiver, about satellites and trilateration of coordinates and the importance of focusing on longitude and latitude to narrow in on their target. Several experienced geocachers guided the girls through Lenoir as they figured it out.           

Troop Visits
Asheboro Zoo

Girl Scout Troop 2374 of Lenoir recently visited the Asheboro Zoo where they got to spend the day learning about all the animals and hanging out with one another. The trip was a result of their hard work during the 2012 cookie program.


Troop Sets Up Luminaries at Local Hospice House

Girl Scout Senior Troop 40323 honored families served by Beacon Place, an on-campus hospice home of Hospice and Palliative
 Care of Greensboro, by setting up luminaries
 along the entrance, pathways and resident porches of the facility. The residents truly enjoyed the display. Afterwards,
the girls held a progressive
dinner as part of their Journey work, using local and seasonal foods.



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Council Shop Hours

The Girl Scout Shops in Asheville, Gastonia, Hickory and Triad are open 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Thursday. 


The Winston-Salem satellite shop is open Thursdays and Fridays 11 a.m.-7 p.m. and Saturdays 10 a.m.-2 p.m.


All service centers and shops will be closed on

Monday, January 21 in observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.


For your convenience, the shops are also open select Saturdays and extended hours on certain weekdays. Visit our online calendar or reference the  Discover program guide.

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