March 5, 2013

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The latest Girl Scout News from Peaks to Piedmont

March 2013

Exciting Happenings at the Council
What's New!
Congratulations to the winners of our Cookie Dessert Recipe Contest! The tasting was held on Thursday, Feb. 28 at the Girl Scout Learning Center in Colfax. All the desserts presented were wonderful and the judges and participants enjoyed the event. Click here to see the winning recipes!

Continue to sell your cookies! The Girl Scout Cookie Program officially ends on March 11. 

VOTE NOW! The music videos and commercial submissions for our cookie video contest are online now! Find the videos on our YouTube channel and vote for your favorite by liking the video of your choice. Voting runs until March 15. 
  • Summer Day Camp Available for Girls
  • Mango Cremes Limited Edition Cookie
  • Register for Upcoming Program Events
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 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


Look at our camps' fan sites too!

Camp Ginger Cascades:

Camp Pisgah:

Keyauwee Program Center:

Feature Article
Annual Membership Fee Increasing 

Please note that the national Girl Scout membership fee for 2013-2014 will be $15. This begins with the Early Bird membership drive starting April 1, 2013. This is GSUSA's first fee increase in four years. These funds go directly to GSUSA for materials and program development, research and member insurance coverage. 


Questions can be directed to


Fund Development
First Annual Partnership for Girls
Campaign a Success!

Our first Partnership for Girls Campaign was a great success! During the campaign, 67 troops partnered with council staff to raise new dollars for programs and activities for girls. Together, nearly $42,000 was raised and these funds will go toward opening new doors and adventures for troops, as well as helping the council invest in more council-sponsored girl programming.


For those who were not able to participate in 2012, the 2013 campaign will kick off this spring, and we hope even more troops will join in the effort. Be sure to watch for new participation options.


Congratulations to those troops who won the drawing for ice cream parties and thank you again to all who participated!


Winners of Special Events 


Troop that Raised the Most Money Overall:
Troop 20380, Liz Popwell- Leader (ice cream party)


Troops that had 100 percent Girl Participation:

Central Region

Troop 20039, Laurel Hicks- Leader

Troop 02136, Cynthia Heath- Leader


Mountain Region
Troop 30583, Alison Harris- Leader



Triad Region
Troop 41688, Traci (Gerber) Lewis- Leader



Troops that had 100 percent Family Participation:

Central Region

Troop 02270, Serena Johns- Leader ($100 gift card to council shop)



Triad Region 
Troop 41688, Traci (Gerber) Lewis- Leader ($100 gift card to council shop) 





Girl Scouts Give Back-
Troop Spotlight

Troops Tour
Facebook Facility

Girl Scout Troops 20121 and 01972 from the Gilkey, Greenhill and Union Mills area toured the Facebook data center as part of the career component for the Power Up Techbridge program. The girls learned about power circuitry, air handling and computer components. They also sold 100 boxes of cookies while at the center!          

Troop Participates in National Girl Scout Cookie Day 

Girl Scout Cadette Troop 01972 helped promote National Girl Scout Cookie Day on February 8 by participating in a live radio interview. 


Troop Receives
Honor for Project 

Girl Scout Troop 2072 of Stokes County recently received a flag that was flown in their honor at the Special Operations Task Force- South Headquarters in Afghanistan. The troop did a memorial project last year commemorating war veterans of Stokes County from the Civil War to the present.


Troop Collects Donations for Homeless Shelter  

Girl Scout Brownie Troop 02171 collected donations for the Rockingham County Homeless Shelter during the month of January. They invited the director of the shelter to one of their meetings where they got the opportunity to ask questions and learn more about what the shelter does. They also got to tour the facility. 


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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 council shops will be closed Wednesday, March 20 for an all-staff development meeting. 


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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Asheville Service Center

64 W.T. Weaver Blvd.

Asheville, NC 28804



Gastonia Service Center

250 S. New Hope Road

Gastonia, NC 28054



Hickory Service Center

530 4th Street SW
Hickory, NC 28602


Triad Service Center

8818 W. Market Street

Colfax, NC 27235