January 6, 2014
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The latest Girl Scout News from Peaks to Piedmont

January 2014

Exciting Happenings at the Council
What's New!

Happy New Year! The next couple months are going to be busy here at P2P as we dive right into the 2014 Girl Scout Cookie Program, continue to promote summer camp registration (register now at www.camplikeagirl.org) and work hard to further the mission of Girl Scouting in our area. 

 

Continue to check our website and online calendar for upcoming programs in the new year. 

 

Also remember if you are interested in serving as a delegate for the 53rd National Convention in Salt Lake City, fill out the applications below and e-mail or postmark them by Jan. 22, 2014 to be considered by the Board Development Committee. The slate of delegates will be presented at the Annual Meeting in April. Questions can be directed to Mildred Poole at poolemo@bellsouth.net or call 336-207-1077.


Girl Delegate Application

  

WHAT'S NEW THIS WEEK!

  • Common Camp Questions and Answers
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. This discount expires January 27 so register today to receive the lowest prices possible!

 

Troop Summer Camp 2014

Registration for Summer Core Camp is now open! Core Camp is a great troop camping experience that is held during our summer resident camp. All of your lodging, meals and most of your activities are included in your registration fee. 

 

Keyauwee Core Camp:
June 11-13, 2014

 

Camp Craze at Ginger Cascades:
Pick ANY Saturday to spend four hours at camp!

 

Troop Explorers at Ginger Cascades
Pick ANY Sunday-Tuesday or Wednesday-Friday or Friday-Sunday to spend at camp!

   

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. If you are interested in camping this winter, please contact our camping services manager at outdoorcamping@girlscoutsp2p.org

 

Don't forget if you book a winter camping trip now through April 1, you can receive 25 percent off with the winter camping coupon!

 

Don't Miss These Exciting Programs
Happening at Camp! 

  

Introduction to Dressage- Riding Workshop at Circle C Ranch, Girl Scout Cadettes, Seniors & Ambassadors

February 22, 9 a.m.- Noon

This three-hour program will introduce riders to the fundamentals of dressage with a focus on accuracy of school figures and quality of movement. Barn lessons will include learning about the history of dressage, setting the arena and a brief riding demonstration. Riders must be comfortable riding independently at walk and trot.

 

Hope to see you all at camp this winter!

The Outdoor Camping Team

Feature Article
It's Girl Scout Cookie Time!

This year, the Girl Scout Cookie Program runs from January 18- March 2. Below are some important details to keep you informed as we get started!

 

Smart Cookie Accounts

Now is is the time for girls to create their Smart Cookie account at www.abcsmartcookies.com so they can have some fun while setting cookie sales goals, tracking sale progress, inviting customers to purchase Girl Scout cookies and downloading the CoComobile smart mobile sales app. 

  

By using the Online Marketing Utility or the CoComobile app, you can do all of these things.  CoComobile is a smart mobile app that will even let you take orders with your Apple iPhone, iPad or iPod touch.  Right at your fingertips, you can get cookie information; enter, view and edit your orders; check to see if orders have been paid and delivered; track your recognitions and e-mail order confirmations directly to your customers! 

  

Along with CoComobile, you can still use the original CoCo online.  Your information will be shared between both platforms.   

  

Cookie Dough Special Order Items 

Back by popular demand- cookie dough special order items! We have "special" items that can be ordered from our council shops at the end of the cookie program with any earned cookie dough from the 2014 cookie sale. Click here to view the details.

 

Bling Your Booth Contest 

Another contest back by special request! This year, we are holding a best decorated cookie booth contest and awarding 12 cash prizes across our 40 counties. $50 will be awarded to the best decorated cookie booth in each of our 11 regions. In addition, $250 will be awarded to the troop who has the best decorated booth council-wide.

 

 

 

We are working on a special flyer with the details and will post it on our council website under the Cookie Resources page as soon as it is complete. 

Fund Development
Partnership for Girls Campaign Ended

Partnership for Girls has ended for 2013. Thanks to all who joined the second year of the movement! As of today, approximately 25 percent of the troops that originally signed up have turned in their money. 

 

Please note it is not too late to turn in your money. Your check may be a bit later than January 31, but you will still get paid. So far PFG has generated over $17,000! That it awesome and we thank you so much!

 

Watch for a Partnership for Girls 2014 announcement later this spring. 

 

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Girl Scouts Give Back-
Troop Spotlight

Troop Marches in Local Holiday Parade

Girl Scout Brownie and Junior Troop 41216 participated in the Midway Christmas Parade in Davidson County in December. 

Troop Goes 

Christmas Caroling 

Girl Scout troops from Holy Comforter (part of Service Unit 157 in Alamance County) sang Christmas carols to residents at Burlington Homes as part of their celebrations. 

Troop Participates in Parade  

Girl Scout Troop 02318 recently had fun taking part in the Pilot Mountain Holiday Parade.

Service Unit Participates in Holiday Service Project

Troops in Service Unit 143 decorated hundreds of placemats to give to Senior Services who delivered them to local senior citizens through the Meals on Wheels program. Girl Scout Troop 02401 delivered their placemats personally to Meals on Wheels participants. 

Troop Helps Clean Toys

Girl Scout Junior Troop 41704 participated in the annual Santa's Workshop Toy Cleaning and Toy Drive in downtown Greensboro on December 11. The girls worked hard to clean the gently-used toys and sort them into proper categories. 

Troop Volunteers at Local Mission 

Girl Scout Cadette Troop 30062 volunteered at their local rescue mission before the holidays, helping to feed the people there and listen to their stories. Some of the girls were so touched by their experience that they plan to incorporate the mission into their Silver Award projects. 

Troop Brings Christmas Cheer to Assisted Living

Girl Scout Troop 02408 sang Christmas carols and read Christmas stories to the residents at Independence Village in December. 

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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 Monday, Jan. 20 in honor of the Martin Luther King Jr. 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