May 1, 2013

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The latest Girl Scout News from Peaks to Piedmont

May 2013

Exciting Happenings at the Council
What's New!

Partnership for Girls returns today, May 1! This 

is a DREAM BIG opportunity for our troops. What would you do with your troop if money were no object? Here's your opportunity. Join other troops who have already found out how great Partnership for Girls is! Click here for more information on how to get involved!  

   

It's almost summertime and that means this is the last issue of the P2P Express until August! We hope you continue to check our What's New page on the website throughout the next months to stay up-to-date on new announcements and activities. 

 

WHAT'S NEW THIS WEEK!

  • Nonprofit Tax Debate
  • Council Service Centers & Shops Closed May 27
  • Early Bird Registration Runs through June 17; Membership Fees Increase to $15
  • Lifetime Memberships Available at a Reduced Rate until September 15
  • Registration for Fall Volunteer Enrichment Events Begins May 1
  • Vote for the 2014-2015 Cookie Program Mascot
  • BUY 5 Cookie Winners Announced
  • iPad Winner Announced
  • Register for Upcoming Program Events
Camping Update
Bugs in our Ears

Summer resident camp is around the corner
This will be the best Girl Scout summer ever! Splishing and
splash
ing and so much more! It's time to plan your summer while there are still spaces left for resident camp. Bring a friend to make this your best summer ever! Horses are waiting just for you. Take aim and hit the target of fun and friendships. You still have time to register! Visit www.camplikeagirl.org  to learn more! 

Summer day camp is back!

For rising first to sixth graders, day camps are available on the following dates: June 10-14, June 17-21, June 24-28 and July 8-12. The fee is $180 (includes lunch and a snack each day); transportation available for an additional fee. Visit www.camplikeagirl.org for more information. 


Troop core camping options

If you're looking for a great camp adventure for your troop this summer, you should consider our organized troop core camp programs at Camp Ginger Cascades (Troop Explorers or Troop Trippin') and Keyauwee
Program Center (Troop Core Camp)! Learn more here!

Feature Article
Non-Profit Tax Debate 

As state legislators finalize their tax reform proposals for 2013, some could impact Girl Scouts Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont. For example, the state could deny our requests for refunds of the sales tax on our nonprofit's purchases. 

 

We encourage each of our Girl Scout families to contact the state legislator who represents your area. Click here for their contact information. 

 

First, call or write your state senator. Tell them why tax exemption is important for your nonprofit. Tell what you do for the community. (See suggested messages below or click for a sample girl letter. A template for a girl letter and adult letter can be found here.)

 

Second, call or write your state representative.

 

Suggested messages:

  • I am calling on behalf of Girl Scouts and I have a very simple message: It is critically important to preserve the tax-exempt status of all charitable nonprofits in North Carolina. 
  • Girl Scouts is proud to be part of our state's nonprofit sector. Without nonprofits, the quality of life here would not be good enough to attract and keep jobs here.
  • I understand it's important to update our tax code- but please do not do this on the backs of nonprofits and all the citizens we serve. 
Fund Development
Congratulations to our Recent Honor Troops!

Congratulations and thank you to the following troops who participated in the 2012 Partnership for Girls campaign and achieved Honor Troop status!

 

 

  

 Troop 02432 of Boone

Troop Leader: Sarah Hawkins  

 

 

Troop 10492 of Boone

Troop Leader: Amber Mellon

 

 

Troop 20039 of Gaston County
Troop Leaders: Lynn Becker & Laurel Hicks  

 

 
Troop 20182 of Denver

 Troop Leader: Peggy McKenna     


  

Troop 20242 of Lincoln County

Troop Leader: Sherri Beam 

 

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Run for the Money 11 was Saturday, April 20 in Gastonia and for the first time GSCP2P had a Girl Scout run the 5K and place in her age group! Frances Massey of Denver, came in 2nd place in the 13-18 year old age group and 27th overall with a time of 20 minutes, 18 seconds. She was also the third female finisher out of 823. She donated her money to GSCP2P and we are so excited for her support! She is the daughter of Scott and Mary Ann Massey.

 

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Troop Spotlight

Troop Celebrates Girl Scout Sunday

Members of Girl Scout Troops 2344, 2434 and 30449, all of Cherokee County, gathered together at Valleytown Baptist Church on Girl Scout Sunday to conduct a flag ceremony for the congregation. They led the group in the Girl Scout Promise and Pledge of Allegiance

Troops Earns Journey Badges

Girl Scout Brownie Troop 10332 earned their Wonders of Water Journey badges by completing a take action project at the Union Grove Springfest Parade. They set up a booth, handing out free water and information on water conservation. They also shared ways on how to make a rain barrel using a refillable water bottle.   

Troops Participates in Weekend of Service 

Girl Scout Troop 20740 participated in the 2nd Annual Weekend of Service by doing two "good turns" in their community. Several members of the troop helped First UMC in Lincolnton serve at the Christian Ministry soup kitchen. And other members helped landscape, plant and mulch around the Christian Ministry building.   

Troop Beautifies the Outdoors 

Girl Scout Troop 2434 of Cherokee County recently planted trees in their local community, doing their part to make the world a better place.   

Troop Hosts Party for Daisies & Brownies 

Girl Scout Troop 10402 hosted a Cooking with Flower Friends party for Girl Scout Daises and Brownies as part of their Girl Scout Bronze Award. The troop set up several stations for the girls to explore- a favorite was the banana smoothie station. Each girl got to take home a healthy snack recipe book featuring the Flower Friends. A special thanks to Girl Scout troops 1798, 10159, 10828 and 10974 for joining the troop and bringing peanut butter and jelly for the service project. 

Troop Participates in Zumbathon  

Girl Scout Troop 10847 participated in the Kappa Delta Zumbathon for Child Abuse during the 2nd Annual  Weekend of Service. 
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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, located in the Goodwill Center, 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. Visit our online calendar on the website for dates.

  

All council offices and shops will be closed
Monday, May 27 for the Memorial Day holiday!

Thank You to Our Sponsors!

 

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Asheville Service Center

64 W.T. Weaver Blvd.

Asheville, NC 28804

828-252-4442

 

Gastonia Service Center

250 S. New Hope Road

Gastonia, NC 28054

704-864-3245

 

Hickory Service Center

530 4th Street SW
Hickory, NC 28602

 828-328-2444

Triad Service Center

8818 W. Market Street

Colfax, NC 27235

336-274-8491