Friday, May 24, 2013
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Help our Oklahoma troops get back up and running with your donations. The money will go to provide scholarships for program and camp participation, and offer other support to Girl Scouts in the affected areas. You can text the word GIRLS to 20222 to make a $10 donation. In addition, Girl Scouts Western Oklahoma is encouraging girls to send messages or art in the shape of the Girl Scout trefoil that it will present this summer to Girl Scouts affected by the storm.

Send your trefoil artwork to:
Girl Scouts-Western Oklahoma

Mary Nichols' Family Leadership Center
6100 N. Robinson Ave.
Oklahoma City, Okla. 73118

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Early Bird Patch
Looking for a way to save money?
By completing your Early Bird Registration you will receive a 10% shop discount that can be used immediately! Shop discount expires July 31, 2013; early Bird Registration ends June 30, 2013. Click here to learn more and get started.
Girl Scout Night at the Diamond
May 31, 2013
The post-game sleepover is SOLD OUT! 
Tickets may still be purchased for the game here. Remember, only pre-purchased ticket holders will receive a patch, so order your ticket through the Diamond today!
Girl Scout Leadership Institute (GSLI) 
June 28-30, 2013
This just in! The registration deadline has been extended until June 9th, but don't wait! Space is extremely limited and is going fast. Girl Scouts currently in the 10th, 11th and 12th 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!  Be sure to register by June 9th for this life-changing event!

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The Fed Experience
June 18, 2013   
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
Travel Pathway - Girl Scouts Take Manhattan
December 27-30, 2013 
Have you always dreamed of seeing New York City during Christmas? Experience the lights and sounds of NYC in December with the Girl Scouts 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. 


Girl Scout Day at Kings Dominion 
June 22, 2013 
Girl Scouts of the Commonwealth of Virginia has partnered with Kings Dominion to bring Troops, Families, and Friends to this year's Bridging Ceremony being held on the Bandstand Stage under the Eiffel Tower! Tickets to the park are only $31.99! Read More 
Coffee & Conversation with the CEO
June 13, 2013
Our CEO, Viola Baskerville is coming to the Fredericksburg Service Center to give volunteers the opportunity to share your ideas and engage in dialogue. 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! Register on COMAR
Regional Round Table for Awards
June 15, 2013
The Girl Scouts Gold, Silver and Bronze awards can be intimidating! Come hear an explanation of the award process at the Colonial Heights Library and try a hands on activity that can be used to help girls discover ideas for their own Highest Award. Register on COMAR 
Cabin and Tent Essentials Training Courses
June through November, 2013
Cabin Essentials training introduces participants to the essential camping skills necessary to prepare and lead a Girl Scout troop in an overnight camping opportunity held in a cabin, lodge, or hogan. Tent Essentials training participants will experience an overnight camping trip under conditions more advanced than those in a cabin or shelter. 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 
Join us in June at the following events for all your camping and scouting needs:
  • Bridging at Kings Dominion June 22
  • Resident Camp at Pamunkey Ridge
  • Girl Scout Leadership Institute June 28-30 
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, which are listed below. Thank you for your understanding.