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Have You Completed Your Early Bird Registration? Mr. Early Bird!

Early Bird registration gives current Girl Scouts and troops/groups the opportunity to register early for the upcoming Girl Scout year (October 2013 through September 2014) before the fall rush! Re-register your Girl Scout membership for the upcoming year! Click here to read more and get started.

Early Bird registration ends June 30. 

Girl Scout Leadership Institute (GSLI) 
June 28-30, 2013
GSLI is coming GirlScoutLeadershipInstitute to Richmond, VA! Girl Scouts entering 11th or 12th grade in the Fall 2013 are encouraged to join us for a weekend of insight, learning, and fun while experiencing life on campus! Don't miss a chance to meet U.S. Gold Medalist, Gabby Douglas at Saturday night's event! Register with a friend for this life-changing event!
Girl Scout Night at the Diamond
May 31, 2013
Q: What kind of tents can we bring? Richmond Flying Squirrels

A: Any tent is fine. The Diamond just asks that you do not put stakes in the ground of the outfield.

Q: Do I have to register for this event? 

A: Yes, registration for the sleepover is required for girls and volunteers and can be completed on COMAR. Tickets to the game are purchased separately and can be found here.
Q: Do I have to attend the sleepover to go to the game?
A: No, the sleepover is optional. Girls, parents, volunteers, and families are encouraged to come to the game if the sleepover is not of interest. 

Q: Where can we use the restroom while at the sleepover? 

A: Restrooms will be open on the first base concourse. You can use the gate by home plate and walk up the stairs to the restrooms.

Q: Where will the men who come to the sleepover be allowed to stay? 

A: There will be a separate designated sleeping space for registered men to set up their tents away from the women and girls.

Q: Do we have to bring all of our sleepover gear with us in to the game? 

A: No. Sleepover gear should remain in your vehicles during the game and can be retrieved after everyone has cleared the field.

Q: Will there be any other entertainment provided for the girls at the game? 

A: Prior to the game there will be a Girl Scout parade, so make sure you bring troop flags and banners! There will be fireworks immediately following the game.

Q: Is there anything that we are not allowed to bring with us for the sleepover? 

A: No fires, grills or bug spray are allowed on the field. Snacks and drinks are allowed after the game.

Q: What time does the sleepover end? 

A: Wake up call is at 6:30 a.m., and everyone should be off the field by 7:00 a.m. Saturday morning.

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Travel Pathway - Girl Scouts Take Manhattan
December 27-30, 2013
Let's fill the bus! Does your troop want to go to NYC? The deadline is May 31 to register and pay your $99 deposit! A free and convenient payment plan is offered by our partner, EF Travel. Enjoy a Broadway play, guided tour of NYC, trip to the Statue of Liberty, visit to the 9/11 Memorial, and much more! Not a troop member but still want to participate? You can! For more information and registration details click here. 
Girl Scout Day at Kings Dominion
June 22, 2013
Kings Dominion is excited to host Girl Scout Troops, Families, and Friends at a council-wide Bridging Ceremony being held under the Eiffel Tower! Read More 
Equestrian Programs at Pamunkey Ridge Girl Scout Camp
May through August, 2013   
Is your Girl Scout wanting to learn how to ride a horse? Boots & Saddles (grades 3-12), Pasture Pals (grades 2-6), and Saddle Up (Daisies through Ambassadors) are the equestrian programs offered at Pamunkey Ridge to teach Girl Scouts of all ages the proper way to ride a horse, while still having fun!
Girl Scouts Archery
Archery Training
May 18, 2013
This Level I certification course is required for anyone wanting to provide archery to girl scouts of any age level.  The certification will enable you to practice archery with your girl scouts at our camps, any of the commercial ranges, or at any of the state or county archery ranges. Register on COMAR
CoffViola O. Baskervilleee & Conversation with the CEO
May 16-July 23, 2013
You asked and we delivered! Don't miss this opportunity to share your ideas and engage in dialogue with our CEO, Viola Baskerville. The aim of this informal meeting is to spark insightful conversation and feedback that together we can use to shape our movement for another 100 years! Check for the gathering in your area! Register on COMAR
FA/CPR/AED Training Certification Course
May through September, 2013
First Aid/CPR/AED Adult and Child courses are required for Adult Girl Scouts serving as the First-Aider for troop/group activities, programs, events, overnights, camping and any activities that require a Girl Scout Level 1 First Aider. Check COMAR for dates and locations near you! 
Effective June 1, 2013, we will no longer be offering free shipping for orders shipped from both Council Shops. We will continue to coordinate with Membership Managers and Shop Staff to deliver your orders free of charge prior to this date.  As of June 1, we will be following the same shipping guidelines that GSUSA has established for their online orders. Thank you for your understanding.