Friday, May 17, 2013
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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.

SPECIAL EVENTS
Girl Scout Night at the Diamond
May 31, 2013
Take me out to the ball game, Girl Scout Style! Join us at The Diamond to see the Richmond Flying Squirrels take on the Erie SeaWolves. Package Includes: (1) General Admission Ticket to the game*, Girl Scout patch, pre-game parade, and post-game overnight camping on the field**!

    

*Game tickets must be purchased through  The Diamond.

**Post-game camping must register on COMAR. Parents who want to attend the sleepover no longer have to undergo a background screening for this event! 

Girl Scout Leadership Institute (GSLI) 
June 28-30, 2013
GSLI is coming GSLI Default to Richmond, VA! Girl Scouts currently in the 10th and 11th grade are encouraged to join us for a weekend of insight, learning, and fun while experiencing life on VCU's campus! Don't miss a chance to meet U.S. Gold Medalist, Gabby Douglas at Saturday night's event! Space is extremely limited and is going fast. Be sure to register by May 31st for this life-changing event!
PROGRAM OPPORTUNITIES
Happening On COMAR
NEW!
 
REGISTRATION CLOSING SOON!
Archery Training - closes May 17 
The Fed Experience
June 18, 2013   
You work for it, spend it, and save it. We count it, sort it and store it. Have you ever stopped to think about what money is and why it's valuable? At The Fed Experience, explore the characteristics of money while discovering everyday items that were once used as money. Earn a patch and make a swap as a reminder of your day! This program is open to all ages. See COMAR for your girl's time slot. Register on COMAR

 

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 
Travel Pathway - Girl Scouts Take Manhattan
December 27-30, 2013

Did you know?

  • NYC is the largest city in the United States.
  • More than 18,600 restaurants and eating establishments do business in NYC.
  • More than 250 feature films are shot on location in NYC each year.

Experience all this and more by registering before May 31 and paying your $99 deposit for our Travel Pathway - Girl Scouts Take Manhattan! A free and convenient payment plan is offered by our partner, EF Travel. For more information and registration details click here.

ADULT TRAINING & EVENTS
Coffee & Conversation with the CEO
May 18-July 23, 2013
You aGS Coffee Mugsked 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
Regional Round Table for Awards
June 15, 2013
Come hear an explanation of the Gold, Silver and Bronze award process at the Colonial Heights Library. 
Try a hand's on activity that can be used to help girls discover ideas for their own Highest Award. Register on COMAR 
2014 Volunteer Kickoff 
August 3 & 10, 2013 
Volunteer Kick-off is a great opportunity to learn about what's new with Girl Scouts.  We invite all our leaders to attend a day long event that is guaranteed to inspire, inform, and help build the best leaders in all of Girl Scouts! You can expect to learn more about gold awards, training, journeys, troop management, COMAR, program opportunities, and much more with lots of opportunities for questions and answers. Choose the location that best suits you! 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! 
GSCV SHOPS
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.