December 3, 2013

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The latest Girl Scout News from Peaks to Piedmont

December 2013

Exciting Happenings at the Council
What's New!

Happy Holidays to all our girls, volunteers and families. We hope you take the time this month to enjoy the festivities and excitement of the season. 

 

Continue to check our website and online calendar for upcoming programs in the new year. And don't forget that registration for summer camp has opened at www.camplikeagirl.org! Camp books will be arriving in the mail in December. 

 

WHAT'S NEW THIS WEEK!

  • 2014 Summer Camp Book Available Electronically 
  • Top Fall Product Sellers & Great Wolf Lodge Winners Announced
  • Cookie Dough Expires December 19
  • Outdoor Camping Team Searching for Volunteers 
Camping Update
Bugs in our Ears

Summer Camp 2014!

Summer camp registration is now open! Please visit www.camplikeagirl.org to register. While at Camp Like a Girl, you can also click on each camp link on the homepage to view a complete list of the 2014 programs being offered. There is something for everyone! Whether your interest is llamas, horses, cooking, STEM, adventure or Girl Scout skills, we have it all! Be sure to register early as sessions tend to fill quickly. All that is required to reserve your spot at camp is a $50 deposit. 

 

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

   

Winter Camping

Each of our camp properties offers winterized cabins for troops to use. Each unit offers an attached bathroom and heat for your winter camping needs. We are now accepting reservations through February 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 winter, please contact our camping services manager at outdoorcamping@girlscoutsp2p.org

 

Don't Miss These Exciting Programs Happening at Camp! 

  

Introduction to Jumping-Riding Workshop at Circle C Ranch, Girl Scout Cadettes, Seniors & Ambassadors
January 11, 9 a.m.- Noon

This three-hour program will introduce riders to the fundamentals of jumping with a focus on position and control. Barn lessons will include learning to construct and set safe and appropriate jumping exercises. Riders must have a strong posting trot to participate in this program. Space is limited so be sure to register early!

 

Camp Sunshine Planning Meeting at Camp Ginger Cascades, Girl Scout Cadettes, Seniors & Ambassadors 

January 12, 2-5 p.m.

Camp Sunshine is a leadership program for girls in grades 7-12. Older Girl Scout staff plan an overnight camping experience mainly for non-Girl Scouts in grades 3-5. This introductory meeting will give you an overview of the program and detailed job descriptions of all the leadership positions available for the event. 

 

Hope to see you all at camp this winter!

The Outdoor Camping Team

Feature Article
Applications Being Accepted for 53rd National Council Delegates

It's official! Salt Lake City is the host city and Girl Scouts of Utah is the host council for the 53rd National Convention of Girl Scouts of the USA, to be held October 16-19, 2014. We are currently accepting applications for girl and adult members to represent Girl Scouts Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont as National Council Delegates and take an active part in the national Girl Scout democratic process.

 

The Board Development Committee will present a slate of National Delegates at our Annual Meeting in April.

 

To learn more and apply for a delegate position, click on one of the following links - Girl Delegate Application or Adult Delegate Application. The deadline to e-mail or postmark applications is January 22, 2014.

 

Questions? E-mail Mildred Poole at poolemo@bellsouth.net or call 336-207-1077.

Fund Development
Partnership for Girls Campaign Ending
Year two of our Partnership for Girls campaign is coming to an end in the next few weeks and we want to send a special shout out to all the troops who participated. You obviously recognize a good deal when you see it!

Please remember the deadline to turn in all money raised through the campaign is December 18. Please arrange with your membership services manager or regional executive to have money to your service center on time. Troops will receive their check on or around January 31.

Also remember to send pictures of your coin boxes for part two of the Coin Box Contest by December 18. Winners will be featured in a future P2P Express. 

We thank you for participating in Partnership for Girls. The council is pleased with the results. But we want to hear from you! What were your challenges and successes? And what do you plan to do with your bonus income? What made you happy to be a part of this campaign? 

Contact your regional executive with any questions about Partnership for Girls or direct your questions to Karen Bell Chandler at 336-369-7451 or e-mail her. 




Congratulations to Laura McPherson and Girl Scout Troop 02237 for becoming an Honor Troop. Troop 02237 raised over $300 through the Partnership for Girls campaign and qualified for their second year ribbon. Grace Lewis, VP of Resource Development, presented the troop with their ribbon and patches at a ceremony held in October.   

 

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Girl Scouts Give Back-
Troop Spotlight

Girl Scouts Honor the Hunger Games 

With the newest Hunger Games movie arriving in theaters, hundreds of Girl Scouts from across the state came together in Shelby to try their hand at archery on the set of the first Hunger Games movie. The girls earned their archery badge and learned about the impact the film industry has on local economies. The event got lots of local and national media attention. 

Girl Scout Troop Collects Food Items

Girl Scout Troop 40813 collected approximately 350 items for the Sunnyside Ministries' Food Bank. The troop donated the items through Friedberg Moravian Church where they meet. 

Girl Scouts Troop Holds Clothing Drive 

Girl Scout Daisy/Brownie Troop 20730 collected clothes from family, friends and classmates at Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy to donate to the Goodwill in Shelby. The girls had a lot of fun working together and learning the importance of helping others!

Girl Scout Troop Participates in Operation Christmas Child 

Girl Scout Troop 40023 recently took a shopping trip to Target to purchase items for their shoe boxes for  Operation Christmas Child, a program run by Samaritan's Purse.

Girl Scout Troop Marches in Parade

Girl Scout Brownie Troop 1146 participated in the Veteran's Day Parade in Asheboro.

Don't forget to 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 a council shop near you!

 

All council service centers and shops will be closed Wednesday, Dec. 4 for an all-staff development meeting. We will also be 

closed Friday, Dec. 20-Friday, Jan. 3 for the Christmas and New Year's 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