February 3, 2014
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The latest Girl Scout News from Peaks to Piedmont

February 2014

Exciting Happenings at the Council
What's New!

We are right in the middle of Girl Scout cookie season and are excited to see our girls out in the community selling cookies. Keep up the good work and please let us know if you have any questions or concerns! 

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. 

 

Act now to take advantage of our second early bird discounts that last for a limited time! $50 off week-long sessions and $25 off mini-session. This discount expires soon so register today to receive the second 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! 

  

Camp Work Day at Camp Ginger Cascades
March 1, 9 a.m.- 5 p.m.

 

Camp Work Day at Keyauwee Program Center
March 23, 9 a.m.- 5 p.m.

 

Camp Work Day at Camp Pisgah  
March 29, 9 a.m.- 5 p.m.

 

Time to get our camps ready for the 2014 camp season! Painting, cleaning, building, moving, fixing- it all needs to be done and we need your help! Lunch will be provided. If you have a special skill (carpentry, electrician,etc.) that you would like to share with us, please let us know in advance so we can put your talent to great use! 

 

Hope to see you all at camp this winter!

The Outdoor Camping Team

Feature Article
Special Cookie Time Events Going On Now!

Win the Country Megaticket!

Listen up girls! If you reach the per girl average by selling 155 boxes of cookies or more, you will be entered to win two Country Megatickets to the concert series at PNC Music Pavilion in Charlotte. Click here for more details. 

 

Roll the Dice

Hold the phone! You sold how many boxes of cookies? You need to pick up more? Well you are in luck!

 

If you pick up cookies at a service center cookie cupboard during the week of February 10-15, you can roll the dice and win a prize. So come on out!

 

Got questions? Call Grace Lewis at 704-747-6004. And p.s.- when prizes are gone, they are gone. So come early! And one more thing- one prize per pick up please!

 

National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend

Councils across the country will be celebrating National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend this upcoming weekend, February 7 and 8. Like last year, the goal of the weekend is to spread the fun and excitement of the Girl Scout Cookie Program with everyone. Activities surrounding the event include a Twitter party at 9 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 5, special cookie-themed news coverage, troop activities and a special National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend patch available in the council shops. 

 

Stay connected during National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend by following both P2P and GSUSA on their social media outlets. You can also post your own photos, create tweets and post on Facebook using the hashtag #cookieboss. For ideas on social media messaging, please click here.

 

Cookie Entrepreneurship Program

New this year, older Girl Scouts can take cookie sales to a new level- by empowering a contact at their favorite business to sell cookies from their storefront. 

 

Girl Scout Cadettes, Seniors and Ambassadors who have a personal contact with a local business may set up one unattended booth, as long as the business does not normally host attended cookie booths. Details about this new program can be found here under the Cookie Resources for Girls tab. 

Fund Development
Operation Sweet Treat 

Operation Sweet Treat, our council-wide service project that sends Girl Scout cookies to our servicemen and women, is in full swing and you can be a part of it too!

 

Even if you don't want to eat the cookies yourself, you can purchase a box from your local Girl Scout or cookie booth to help support this great cause. Our OST goal this year is 26,000 boxes of cookies and 1,000 letters of encouragement to send along with the sweet treats. 

 

You can also donate directly to the Operation Sweet Treat campaign through our Donate Now page

 

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Girl Scouts Give Back-
Troop Spotlight

Troop Visits Florida 

Girl Scout Troop 40415, after several years of saving, took a trip to Tampa, Florida and Discovery Cove. They got to swim with dolphins at Discovery Cove and also spent time at Seaworld and Aquatica. Their hard work selling cookies really paid off!

Troop Tours
Resource Center

Girl Scout Senior Troop 40323 toured the Interactive Resource Center of Greensboro to learn how the center serves the homeless in the community. The center offers phone banks, mail center, showers, laundry services and more. While there, the girls explored options for their Gold Award projects.

Troop Visits
Goodwill Center

Girl Scout Troop 606 in Etowah visited the west Asheville Goodwill facility recently. The troop was able to tour the retail and outlet facilities, as well as the recycling department. The girls were working on their Lifesaving Badge. 

Girls Work to Complete Journey Book 

Girl Scouts in Buncombe County enjoy some cream puffs as part of the Breathe Journey activities. 

Troop Participates in Back Pack Program 

Girl Scout Troop 2202 packed food bags for students at a local school through the "Backpacks for Kids" food program. Children that qualify for the program receive a bag each Friday so they have food to eat throughout the weekend. 

Troop Works 

on Silver Award

Girl Scout Cadette Troop 40670 is working on their Girl Scout Silver Award and have adopted sister troop 70617 as part of their project. Their goal is to mentor, teach, increase participation and grow friendships throughout their involvement with the girls. Recently, they made lap blankets for the residents of Camden Place. 

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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!

 

Special Shop Hours

For your convenience, the four service center shops are open every Friday and Saturday during the Cookie Program (Jan. 31-Feb. 28). Hours are 8:30 a.m.- 5 p.m. on Fridays and 9 a.m.- 2 p.m. on Saturdays.

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