September 3, 2013

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The latest Girl Scout News from Peaks to Piedmont

September 2013

Exciting Happenings at the Council
What's New!

We hope all our troops are getting back into the swing of things! We have lots of exciting events coming up this fall including camp activities, the Fall Product Program and the launch of our new council website coming soon. Be sure to check the What's New each week for more details on what's happening at P2P!


Remember On-Time Registration continues through September 30. For more details on how to register your troop, please click here



  • 2013-2014 Discover Guide
  • Cookie Baker Survey
  • Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Shortbread Cookie Pilot Program
  • Cookie Sale Promotional Items
  • Troop Leaders Course of the Month
  • 43rd Annual Girl Scout Day at Grandfather Mountain, September 14
  • Council Shop Sale
  • Golden Valley Farewell Committee
Camping Update
Bugs in our Ears

Camp Pisgah is turning 60!

Date: Saturday, Sept. 21
Time: 2-9 p.m.
Cost: Free admission! Activities will be pay per play ($1-3) and meals will be served with a donation requested.  


Join us for an evening of celebrations and activities as we commemorate a major milestone in our camp's history. And help us honor one of the cornerstones of Camp Pisgah as we pay tribute to Ranger Avery Reese, who devoted 27 years of service to our camp community. So grab your friends and family and celebrate this joyous occasion with us!


Troops wishing to camp the weekend of September 20-22 are welcome to join in the festivities with us! Please contact Christina Brunner to make your reservation. 


Date: October 4-6
Cost: $35 per person (shirt not included- campers will have the option to add prior to arrival) NEW! Patch now included with reservation price!


Come join us out at Keyauwee Program Center for the first annual Camp-A-Palooza on October 4-6. Girl Scouts will experience activities that challenge their minds and bodies, as well as participate in traditional Girl Scout activities, crafts and more! Your registration fee will cover all meals on Saturday and breakfast on Sunday, as well as two snacks during the weekend and a portion of your activities.


The Camp Trading Post will have merchandise from all camp locations and will be running some great sales! The mobile Girl Scout shop will be at camp as well- times to be announced.

Registration is now open to troops that participated in either the Early Bird or On-Time registration periods. Troop leaders are able to register their troop as a group for this event. 
Register now!


Fall Camping

We are now accepting reservations for fall camping at Camp Ginger Cascades, Camp Pisgah and Keyauwee Program Center. There is also limited space available at Camp Golden Valley. If you are interested in camping this fall, please contact Christina Brunner, Camping Services Manager, at


Remember! Camping is a year-round event for Girl Scouts! Be sure to check out some of the great programs that our camps have to offer to troops and families. Coming up this fall we have Dad and I camping weekends at Keyauwee Program Center, Chicks in Charge at Camp Ginger Cascades, various horseback riding events at Circle C Ranch and much more to come!


Hope to see you all at camp this fall!

The Outdoor Camping Team

Feature Article
It's Time to Enroll in Cookie University!

Welcome to the world of business done Girl Scout style!  Cookie U is THE place to learn early business skills and proven strategies that will help boost your 2014 cookie sales to the next level!


During this year's cookie season, girls will get to experience and learn first hand the ins and outs of running their own cookie business.  Cookie U is a fun way to prepare for this adventure and to help each girl in launching her own cookie enterprise, helping her to reach her goals!


Girls can attend a variety of interactive breakout sessions taught by real business professionals and "cookie experts." At Cookie University, girls will discover successful selling and marketing strategies, gain great cookie booth decorating ideas, set exciting goals and take a look at this year's cookie variety line-up and technology tools. Several sessions and activities will help fulfill the requirements for the different Financial Literacy badges.  We will also be offering cookie program trainings for parents and troop leaders during the event!


Girls who complete Cookie University will receive a patch plus their Smart Cookie Diploma. With Cookie University, you will have the knowledge, tools and support to pump up the volume in sales and become your own CEO - a Cookie Entrepreneur Officer!


Two different events are planned for the fall. Registering is easy and it's only $6 per girl. Registration for both events can be found on E-biz

  •  Cookie University (Girl Scout Daisies, Brownies & Juniors)- October 19 at Lenoir-Rhyne University, Hickory, 1-5 p.m. Registration deadline is October 3. 
  • Cookie University (Girl Scout Juniors and up)- November 16 at Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, 1-5 p.m. Registration deadline is October 31. 
Once registered, girls will receive additional information in their confirmation packet. For questions regarding Cookie University, please e-mail Brandie Huffman.


Fund Development
Partnership for Girls 2013
The first deadline to turn in money for the current Partnership for Girls campaign is September 18. Troops that turn in their money on time will receive their check by October 31. If you wish to continue your campaign, the final deadline is December 18.

Also if girls collected money in coin boxes, encourage them to count their money, take it to a local bank, turn their change into dollars and submit it using a campaign envelope. Envelopes should be sealed with the date and signature across the back. Envelopes can be turned in to your Membership Services Manager or brought to your local service center.

If you have girls who participated in the Coin Box Contest, please send in the winning photo to your local Regional Executive for final judging. One winner will be chosen from each region and winners will receive a $10 gift certificate to the Girl Scout Shop. If you have questions, please contact Karen Bell Chandler at 336-369-7451 or e-mail her

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Girl Scouts Give Back-
Troop Spotlight

Troop Volunteers at Local Animal Shelter

Girl Scout Brownie Troop 41740 of Greensboro volunteered at a local SPCA this summer. They had the chance to socialize with the  cats, learn about animal medical care and learn what it means be responsible for your pet's health and safety. They also surprised the staff at the shelter with a pizza lunch and donated both in-kind and a monetary donation to the facility. 

Troop Visits Zoo

Girl Scout Troop 10492 of Boone recently visited the NC Zoo in Asheboro. They spent the night at the zoo and enjoyed the Snoozes program, where they learned about different creatures of the night. The next day, they explored the zoo by daylight! 

Troop Travels to Girl Scout Birthplace

Girl Scout Daisy and Brownie Troop 40336 and Junior and Cadette Troop 40419 went to Savannah over the summer to visit the Juliette Gordon Low birthplace. The younger girls participated in a scavenger hunt around the city and toured the house, while the older girls attended the Heritage Tour, learning what life was like when Juliette was alive. The troops also conducted a Girl Scout's Own pinning ceremony in the gardens of the birthplace. 

Troop Takes Summer Trip to Europe

Girl Scout Senior Troop 10371 traveled to Europe this summer, visiting London, Paris and Switzerland. Their trip included stays at two of the Girl Scout World Centers, Pax Lodge in London and Our Chalet in Adelbon, Switzerland, as well as sightseeing stops at the London Eye, Big Ben, London Bridge, Windsor Castle, Buckingham Palace, Notre Dame, the Eiffel Tower and much more! The girls had an amazing time and know the trip would not have been possible without Girl Scouts!

Did your troop do something fun over the summer break like go on a trip? Or does your troop have plans to do a service project this fall? Send us your news and photos and you might be featured in the Troop Spotlight! 


To be included in an upcoming issue, please
e-mail a photo and brief description of your troop's activity to the marketing department.

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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.


COMING SOON! A new, improved P2P website with online shopping! 


For your convenience, the shops are also open select Saturdays. See the Discover Guide for specific dates.

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