October 7, 2013

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The latest Girl Scout News from Peaks to Piedmont

October 2013

Exciting Happenings at the Council
What's New!

We have lots of great things going on this month! Cookie University, Trainfest, Chicks in Charge Leadership Weekend, chat sessions and more! And we hope all our girls and volunteers who went to Camp-A-Palooza over the weekend had a great time! 


Be sure to explore our new and improved website and online calendar to see what exciting events are just around the corner!



  • Jr. FIRST Lego League Teams Forming
  • P2P will Offer Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookie
  • Direct Cooke Sale- Cookies Now!
  • NC Governor Page Program Application Available
  • National Young Women of Distinction Application Available
Camping Update
Bugs in our Ears

Fall Camping

We are now accepting reservations through December 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 outdoorcamping@girlscoutsp2p.org.


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.


We want to thank the 400 Girl Scouts and leaders that came out to celebrate the first annual Camp-A-Palooza with us at Keyauwee Program Center. This camping weekend was a great time! Be sure to join us for the 2014 event at Camp Ginger Cascades!


Dad and I

Grab your dad and head down to camp to enjoy all your favorite activities from boating to the climbing wall to archery. Do some pumpkin carving as well! We'll provide all meals, staff and supplies-- you just bring yourself!


October 19-20, 2013

Keyauwee Program Center


October 26-27, 2013

Keyauwee Program Center (registration closes October 11)


Cookie University

Jump start your cookie season with Cookie U! It's a great place to learn early business skills and the proven strategies that boost cookie sales. Discover successful selling and marketing strategies to achieve your goals, gain great cookie booth decorating ideas, set exciting goals and take a look at this year's cookie variety line-up and technology tools.  


October 19, 2013

Lenoir-Rhyne University, Hickory NC 

(for Girl Scout Daisies, Brownies & Juniors)


November 16, 2013

Wake Forest University,
Winston-Salem NC
(for Girl Scout Cadettes, Seniors & Ambassadors- registration closes October 31)


Chicks in Charge

In partnership with the Center for Creative Leadership find out the answers to these questions: What does it mean to be a leader? Speak in front of group? Write a resume? Be safe at home and in your community? Come to camp for an overnight experience that will help you better discover the leader in you!  


October 25-26, 2013

Camp Ginger Cascades (for Girl Scout Cadettes- registration closes October 10)


Hope to see you all at camp this fall!

The Outdoor Camping Team

Feature Article
Be Your Best You...with the Fall Product Program!

Encourage your daughter to be her best by participating in the 2013 Fall Product Program. This program helps fund activities in your daughter's troop and supports council-sponsored activities. Most important about the program, girls learn five key skills: goal setting, decision making, money management, people skills and business ethics. These skills help them to become confident women and entrepreneurs of the future!


Participating in the Fall Product Program is easy as 1...2...3!

1) Attend a troop training session and receive program materials.

2) Ask friends and family if they would like to support Girl Scouting October 3-24 by purchasing delicious candies, nuts or magazines.

3) Deliver nut/candy products in November to customers and celebrate your troop's achievements!


If your troop is not participating in the fall program, please encourage them to do so. For those of you that are participating, don't forget to create your account

and send your e-mails for online magazine sales. Visit the fall product program website page to register! 


For more information, contact the Product Sales Department at 

1-800-672-2148 or visit our website.


Share your Goals!

GSCP2P and QSP want to know what your goals are for this year and how you will get started. We want your words to inspire and encourage other Girl Scouts to set and reach their own goals.


 If you would like an opportunity to share your goals, please complete the participation form and return it to the Director of Product Sales no later than October 21.  Girl Scouts selected will be featured on the 2014 Be A Reader activity poster.


Congratulations to Kellie, from Girl Scout Ambassador Troop 20004, whose testimonial on the skills she learned from participation in the fall program were shared in this year's 2013 poster. If you have not yet read Kellie's testimonial, please ask your troop volunteer to share the poster with you.  




Fund Development
Winners of Early Bird PFG Coin Box Contest
The girls below entered their PFG Coin Boxes for the first deadline of September 18 and won for their region. Congratulations girls! The next deadline to turn in Coin Boxes is December 18.

Region 4: Allison File, Girl Scout Cadette Troop 20116, 
Service Unit 126




Region 5: Cheyenne Sandoval, Girl Scout Junior Troop 10163, Service Unit 134




Region 9: Sadie Filipowski, Girl Scout Junior Troop 40208, 

Service Unit 143




Region 10: Hannah Belonge, Girl Scout Junior Troop 40003, 

Service Unit 157



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Troop Spotlight

Troop Enjoys Winter Weather

Back in January, Girl Scout Cadette Troop 10356 enjoyed a weekend at camp, where they enjoyed the winter weather, while starting their new Journey, aMaze. The troop is made up of 26 girls from 10 different schools. 

Girl Scout Earns
Silver Award

Girl Scout Diana Jasany earned her Girl Scout Silver Award by spending more than 50 hours at Third Creek Elementary's PrimeTime program, where she tutored kids in spelling and math, helped them with crafts and played games. She also encouraged the children in the program to complete a one-mile fun run. Her Silver Award project also earned her the Mooresville's Kohl's Cares Award in June. 

Troop Enjoys a Day at Amusement Park

Girl Scout Troop 41704 of Summerfield enjoyed a whole day at Carowinds to celebrate the end of their troop year. The girls rode a variety of rides and spent time at the water park. 

Girl Scout Works Toward

 Silver Award

Girl Scout Mayden McDaniel of Girl Scout Cadette Troop 01972 is hosting several baby showers as part of earning her Girl Scout Silver Award. She is working to establish a baby closet of sleepers and blankets for the Birth Place at Rutherford Regional Medical Center.

Service Unit Provides Day of Service 

Service Unit 115 coordinated a day of service with Brevard College's "Move a Mountain Day" initiative that allows freshmen to connect with organizations and agencies in the Brevard/Transylvania County area. With the help of 20 students, Ranger Paul, troop leaders, council staff and Brevard College faculty, they were able to newly sand and paint the porch, and thoroughly clean Girl Scout Little House. 

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.


Check out our new online shop, featuring uniforms and books!


For your convenience, the shops are also open select Saturdays. Check Saturday dates at council shop near you!

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