Friday, March 29, 2013

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2013 Annual Meeting

Registration for the 2013 Annual Meeting is now available via COMAR. 
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2013 Girl Leadership Recognition Awards Ceremony

A special event honoring the excellence in Girl Leadership from around our council. Learn More
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GS News Briefs

A Message from our Interim CEO, Viola Baskerville - GSCV News


On Girl Scouts, glaciers and great women - Scientific American 


Girl Scouts project leads to library in Haiti - The News & Advance


Women make better business decisions - Yahoo! News

Cookie Sale Progress Thermometer

This is it! We are entering the final weekend of our 2013 Cookie Sale. Girls council-wide are using their social media platforms to take advantage of the "Last Chance Promotion" which uses the 5 for 5 cards to encourage our customers to make one final purchase this weekend. Although the council-wide initial order was at a historic low we have seen beacons of hope. For the first time in history we are submitting a re-order to our baker in the final week of the sale to meet the demand. This is a testament to the great work our girls are doing! Good luck in your final weekend!


Here are a few quick reminders for leaders and parents as you complete the final week of your sale:

  • The cookie sale officially ends on March 31.  All Council cupboards will close on March 30.  Troop final payments and final reports must be postmarked by April 12 to be considered on time.  
  • Although all payments are due by April 12, if troops still have cookies left they may continue to sell them through June 30, 2013.  
  • Troops should check their incentives tab in eBudde« after all necessary changes are made to the girl order tab.  Leaders will need to input the number of booth sale and Gift of Caring patches that the troop is entitled to. Once incentives are correct please hit the submit button only once.
Girl Scout Plush (R) For girls closing out their last weekend with a bang using the "Last Chance Promotion" don't forget to tag GSCV in your posts on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram and get a Girl Scout Plush« (while supplies last).
Troop leaders who visit the cupboard for pick-up in this final weekend will be entered into a drawing to win a "Last Chance Promotion" gift basket. 
Don't forget to utilize these great resources in your last weekend of sales:

Spring Adventure at Camp Kitty

April 26 - 28, 2013

View in COMAR

Camp Guide 2013
Instasummer is your guide to everything Girl Scout Summer Camp. This interactive catalog will give you everything you need to plan the most amazing summer ever! All of the camp programs featured in Instasummer are available for registration via COMAR. Check it out here. 
Camp Guide 2013 - Instasummer. Download NOW!

Girl Scouts at the National Museum of the Marines

April 27, 2013

A unique opportunity for Junior Girl Scouts interested in the Armed Forces and STEM at the National Museum of the Marine Corps. Stay tuned to Friday News for more.

New Website Design

We are proud to announce the launch of the newly designed homepage, thanks to enhancement suggestions from GSUSA website consultants and input from staff and volunteers. The new layout is designed to allow viewers to see more options at first glance without having to scroll to the bottom of the page, as well as a color scheme that better correlates with the national GS brand. Be on the lookout in the coming months for more updates and enhancements to the GSCV website! Visit to see more!


Council Shops will be closed for inventory and system updates April 1-8.
Due to this closing, we are unable to process any transactions during that time. Shops will re-open on Tuesday, April 9.  



Friends & Family Discount
For your assistance with the Cookie Sale you are eligible for a discount on any Council Shop purchase. Just mention, "I support the cookie team!" and instantly receive 15% off any purchase through the end of March 2013. 
Offer Expires 03/31/2013. Available at Commonwealth Council shops only.