April 1, 2013

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The latest Girl Scout News from Peaks to Piedmont

April 2013

Exciting Happenings at the Council
What's New!
It's time for Early Bird registration! Registration begins today and runs through June 17. Using eBiz is the easiest way to reregister your troop members for next year! All girls who register during the Early Bird time frame will receive a patch. 

Adults, parents, guardians can access eBiz through the eBiz bar on the council website's homepage. Create your user name and you can reregister yourself or your daughter. Troop leaders should be on the lookout for their troop's Early Bird packet in their e-mail box or USPS mailbox. 

More information on Early Bird registration can be found here! Have questions? E-mail onlinereg@girlscoutsp2p.org

  • 2013 Adult Learning Special Events Brochure Online
  • Annual Meeting & Adult Recognition Event Scheduled for Saturday, April 20
  • Girl Scout Cookie Music Video Winners
  • Girl Scout Cookie Booth Photo Contest Winners
  • Register for Upcoming Program Events
  • UNC-Greensboro Softball Girl Scout Day
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: www.camplikeagirl.org. 


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. Balances are due by May 31.


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
Do a Good Turn- Weekend of Service 
April 19-21, 2013 

Calling all registered Girl Scouts! Our second annual Weekend of Service will be taking place April 19-21 and we need everyone to "do a good turn!" 


Plant some flowers, clean up a park, make dinner for your elderly neighbor, help build a house with Habitat for Humanity- the possibilities are endless! Projects can be done with your troop or on an individual basis. Just be sure to record your results so that you can complete our council survey that will go out after April 21.


Community service is a tradition of Girl Scouting and we hope you will help us make a difference in all the communities that GSCP2P impacts


Additional information about the Weekend of Service will be going out in a separate e-mail next week!


Fund Development
Partnership for Girls Honor Troop Presentations

Congratulations to the following troops for earning the status of Honor Troop through their PFG campaigns! We thank you for participating in Partnership for Girls and believing in your troop and our council! More troop photos will be featured in the May issue of the P2P Express.



 Girl Scout Troop 02237, Troop Leader Laura McPherson

and Girl Scout Troop 02234, Troop Leader Robin Stuart 



Girl Scout Troop 02270, Troop Leader Serena Johns 



Girl Scout Troop 10163, Troop Leader Shannon Sandoval 



Girl Scout Troop 30098, Troop Leader Laura Clark 


Girl Scouts Give Back-
Troop Spotlight

Troop Donates Food to Local Food Bank

Girl Scout Troop 40885 in Alamance recently donated a large amount of cereal, soup and canned meat to the Loaves & Fishes facility in Burlington.          

Service Unit Hosts SWAPFest

Service Unit 135 hosted a SWAPfest at Monticello UMC in February. Girl Scout Troops 10055 and 10021 partnered with the 2nd Bedford Girl Guides of Nova Scotia, Canada and held their events at the same time. Each group made SWAPS to send each other before, during and after the event. Over 250 local Girl Scouts, leaders and volunteers participated and over 200 Girl Guides took part in the Canadian event. 


Wallburg Mayor Recognizes Local Troops 

Girl Scout Daisy Troop 40531, Girl Scout Brownie Troop 41558, Girl Scout Junior Troop 41235 and Girl Scout Cadette Troop 40105 of Wallburg were recognized during the March town hall meeting by Mayor Allen Todd. A proclamation was also issued to annually recognize March 12 as the birthday of Girl Scouting and the week beginning on Sunday and ending on Saturday that contains March 12 as Girl Scout Week. The girls encouraged citizens to "Paint the Town Green" by displaying green ribbons throughout the week. After the meeting, the troops got a tour of the town hall facilities. 


Troop Makes Pillowcases
for Cancer Center

Girl Scout Troop 10100 made 86 pillowcases to be donated to ConKerr Cancer Center Winston-Salem chapter, a non-profit group that provides handmade pillowcases to kids undergoing cancer treatment. The cheerful pillowcases will go to children at Brenner's Hospital at Wake Forest Baptist Hospital. 


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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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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