November 4, 2013

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The latest Girl Scout News from Peaks to Piedmont

November 2013

Exciting Happenings at the Council
What's New!

As November rolls around, we want to let all our girls, volunteers and Girl Scout families know how thankful we are for everything they do to make GSCP2P a great organization! Thank you and we appreciate your continued support of our mission throughout all our communities. 

 

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

 

WHAT'S NEW THIS WEEK!

  • Camp Golden Valley Farewell Event
  • Calling Volunteers!
  • 2014 International Thinking Day Postcard Exchange
  • Aloha! Postcard Exchange with Sister Girl Scouts  
Camping Update
Bugs in our Ears

Summer Camp 2014!

Have you seen the new Girl Scouts Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont summer camp commercial? If not, please click here to get in the camping mood! And be sure to share it will all your friends. 

 

To get a sneak peek of what summer 2014 has to offer, visit Camp Like a Girl and click on each camp's link on the homepage to see a full schedule of programs. Summer camp registration will officially open on December 1 at midnight at www.camplikeagirl.org. Don't you want to be the first one to register?!

 

Don't forget we offer special early bird discounts for a limited time once registration opens ($100 off week-long sessions and $50 off mini-sessions!)

   

Fall Camping

We are now accepting reservations through January at Camp Ginger Cascades, Camp Pisgah and Keyauwee Program Center. There is also limited space available at Camp Golden Valley, through December. 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.

   

Hope to see you all at camp this fall!

The Outdoor Camping Team

Feature Article
It's Time to Travel with Girl Scouts!

"To travel is to live."

- Hans Christian Anderson 
 
Hans said it best when he described travelling as living. Exploring the world around you, discovering new ways of life, tasting unrecognizable foods, trying your hand at a new language- all of these life-changing adventures are at your fingertips as a Girl Scout! A variety of travel opportunities are open to our girls so check them out below and start planning your next trip!
 

destinations are adventures designed just for Girl Scouts ages 11-17 and are as diverse as outdoor experiences in the Costa Rican jungle or learning about the aquatic biology of the Great Lakes. There is truly something for everyone! Girl Scouts in grades 7-12 may apply for destinations trips. 

 

P2P Travel

Join other Girl Scouts from across the council as we travel to Pax Lodge in 2015, Our Chalet in 2016 and beyond!

 

Getaways

Getaways are short-term travel opportunities designed for troops or groups. These trips do not require an application.

 

International Events and the WAGGGS World Centers

The World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS) hosts various programs and large camping events, as well as maintains four World Centers in every corner of the globe. 

 

For more information about these opportunities and traveling as a Girl Scout, please e-mail Taryn Rimland. 

Fund Development
Partnership for Girls Continues to Move Forward
Partnership for Girls is going strong! Troops continue to join the movement and right now, we have over 200 troops participating. If these troops raise $500 or more, we can more than meet our goal and realize the power of working as a team, by working smart together! Isn't that what we try to instill in our Girl Scouts?

Each region is working hard to reach their goal and we can't wait to see strong results from everyone. Any way you look at it, Partnership for Girls is a win-win for the council and our troops!

Remember that the second deadline to turn in money is December 18. Troops that turn in money by this date will recieve their check by January 31 so start planning now for what you will do with this extra money. 

Questions can be directed to Karen Bell Chandler by e-mail or at 336-369-7451. Thank you in advance for your participation in this great campaign! 
 

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Troop Spotlight

Troop Visits Raleigh

Girl Scout Troop 41145 of Eden recently visited the state capitol, touring the NC History Museum, the Capitol Building, the Governor's Mansion and meeting with Senator Phil Berger. Besides this trip, the girls have been very busy working on their Bronze Award project and spending many hours doing community service around their area. 

Girl Scout Troop Participates in Local Event

Girl Scout Brownie Troop 02326 participated in Korner's Folly's Girl Scout Day: Playing in the Past. The troop went on a scavenger hunt throughout the historic house, watched a puppet show, played dress up and took part in old time games. 

Girl Scouts Complete

 Silver Award Project

Four girls in Girl Scout Cadette Troop 41531 in Lewisville recently completed their Girl Scout Silver Award. They worked with Brenner's Children's Hospital to donate tie-dyed pillowcases and activity bags that they put together for patients. Each girl also researched a childhood disease and made display boards for the Brenner's library. 

Girl Scout Troop Surprises Firefighters with Cookies

Girl Scout Brownie Troop 40153 surprised fire stations #10 and #48 with a donation of Girl Scout cookies to thank them for all that they do in the community. The firefighters were delighted with the special treats!

Has your troop recently gone on a trip? Or does your troop have plans to do a service project this winter? 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!

 

All council service centers and shops will be closed Thursday, November 7 for an all-staff development meeting. We will also be 

closed Wednesday, November 27- Friday, November 29 in honor of the Thanksgiving 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

130 Camp Rotary Road

Gastonia, NC 28052

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