February 5, 2013

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The latest Girl Scout News from Peaks to Piedmont

February 2013

Exciting Happenings at the Council
What's New!
It's Cookie Time! Super Bowl Booth Sales happened across our 40-counties over the weekend and the big arrival of cookies takes place this Saturday, Feb. 9. Remember to remind those looking for cookies that they can use our cookie booth locator on the homepage of our website! And don't forget about the exciting contests we have going on throughout the sale. Details can be found here! 
 
  • Girl Scout Leadership Institute for Teen Girl Scouts
  • NEW Program Added- Fly Away!
  • Why is S.T.E.M. Cool to You?
All About Camping with P2P
Bugs in Our Ears!

Did you know that you can attend camp programs with your entire Girl Scout troop? Check out our Troop Explorers and Troop Trippin' programs at Ginger Cascades, Core Camp program at Keyauwee or Girl Scout University, Art-O-Rama or Pony Daze Encampments at Camp Pisgah! Go to www.camplikeagirl.org and click on the "Troop Camping" button on the right-hand side of the page.

 

We are also thrilled to announce 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).

 

Registration for 2013 Summer Camp is open now! We have tons of camping options this summer: resident camp programs from three days to two weeks, leadership programs, family camps for your whole crew or just you and your grown-up guy or gal and troop camping programs (register in E-biz)! We have programs for all girls entering grades 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!

 

Reserve your space at resident camp with just a $50 deposit before March 18 and you'll be able to save with our Early Bird discount, which is $50 off for most long programs and $25 off 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
Annual Meeting Scheduled for April 20

You are invited to celebrate Girl Scouts Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont's annual meeting on Saturday, April 20, from 1-2:30 p.m. at Monticello United Methodist Church, 308 Island Ford Road, Statesville (Exit 148 from I-40). 

 

All registered Girl Scouts ages 14 or older, will receive a postcard invitation in the mail by the end of February and are eligible to vote as long as they register to attend by March 30 via e-mail to smohan@girlscoutsp2p.org or by calling 800-672-2148.

 

During the annual meeting, regions will have private meetings in smaller rooms to ask questions or share feedback regarding any Girl Scout concerns. The discussions will be led by Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont board members and staff.

 

Following the annual meeting, light snacks will be provided during a brief intermission before the adult recognition ceremony begins at 2:45 p.m.

 

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Girl Scouts in the Community
Girl Scouts to Participate
in NC Governor Page Program

Congratulations to the 10 girls from Girl Scouts Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont who have been selected to serve as legislative or governor's pages during Girl Scout week in March!
 

Those chosen include Girl Scout Seniors - Mara Dygert - Buncombe County; Margaret Bertoni, Kendra Davis and Abigail Edwards - Forsyth County; Rachel Pomeroy  - Guilford County; and Mackenzie Patrick - Iredell County. Girl Scout Ambassadors - Elizabeth Reynolds and Sarah Wilson - Guilford County; and Anastasia McKettrick and Karlee Baxter - Iredell County.


The girls were selected based on their interest in government, grade point average and recommendations from school and community mentors. They will be outstanding representatives for our council in Raleigh. Look for photos and their stories in the April edition of the P2P Express!  

 

 

 

 

 

Don't forget that this Friday, February 8 is National Girl Scout Cookie Day! Follow us on Facebook and Twitter to stay-up-to-date on all the fun going on! And check out this fun patch you can buy in honor of the new "holiday!"

 

 

Girl Scouts Give Back-
Troop Spotlight

Troop Collects Items for Animal Shelter

Girl Scout Brownie Troop 02171 collected items, including canned and dry dog food, cat food, cat litter and toys, for the Rockingham County Animal Shelter. The girls also got a chance to walk and play with the animals at the shelter, and some of the families even decided to adopt a dog!          

Troop Busy with
Community Service

Girl Scout Troop 2202 has been very active in the community lately completing several community service projects. They worked with Firestone Fibers & Textiles in Kings Mountain to build bee habitat boxes, they participated in the Big Sweep Cleanup of the Highland Rail Trail greenway and they worked to fill 46 backpacks with food and drinks for the Backpack Lunch program at the local elementary school. The next project on their list is to organize a diaper drive.

        

Girl Scout Promotes Gold Award Project in Parade

Girl Scout Kathryn Nelson marched in the Hickory Christmas Parade promoting her Girl Scout Gold Award project. She will receive her award in May at the annual Gold and Silver Award Ceremony. 

         

Troop Organizes
Food Drive

Girl Scout Troops 10062 and 10401 of Ashe County recently held a canned food drive for the local safe house. They were able to collect 62 cans of food to donate. They also worked with adults to fill a gift bag for a child on the angel tree.

            

 
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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.

  

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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