Friday, May 31, 2013
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GSLI is open to rising 11th and 12th graders.
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Some Saddle Up LOVE!

"You should really go to Saddle Up. I have been and it is awesome! You get to actually go up on steps, mount your horse and ride on it. You can learn how to start and stop your horse. Plus you get to know how to groom it. You should totally go because it's not all that packed and it teaches you a wonderful experience about how to ride a real horse." - Sarah B., age 10, Troop #023 

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Upon completion of 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. You can also email your order to gsshop@comgirlscouts.org to take advantage of the discount! Click here to learn more and get started.
SPECIAL EVENTS
Girl Scout Night at the Diamond Important Update  
May 31, 2013

The Flying Squirrels Girl Scout Parade time has been changed by the Diamond to 6:20 p.m. from 6:30 p.m. Please make sure you are at the gate at 6:00 p.m. so you will be able to participate. You are welcome to wear your uniforms or matching shirts. Also bring any flags you may have.

Girl Scout Leadership Institute (GSLI)  
June 28-30, 2013
GirlScoutLeadershipInstitute With sessions filling up fast, you won't want to wait until June 9th to register! 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!
PROGRAM OPPORTUNITIES
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Important Notice about Peanut Butter Drive

If you donated peanut butter at another food bank, please email our Director of Programs, Aaron-Paula Thompson (athompson@comgirlscouts.org) with the amount and location. We'd like to get a grand total for all of GSCV so we can see the difference we made!

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Journey Jump Start Day
June 13, 2013 
Level: Juniors
Journey: Agent of Change
Time: 9:00a - 3:00p
Location: St John's Lutheran Church / Farmville, VA
Cost: $25 - includes Journey book, lunch and snacks!
*A minimum enrollment of 17 girls is required.
Register on COMAR.
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! Our morning session for younger girls is now FULL! Older girls: please register for your afternoon session by 5pm Monday, June 3! We will be opening up that session to younger girls on Tuesday. Register on COMAR
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 and are now on sale in our Mechanicsville and Fredericksburg offices! Purchase tickets online here. Registration for bridging is available on COMAR. While you're there, go camping at Pamunkey Ridge for the weekend! Registration for camping is available on COMAR.
ADULT TRAINING & EVENTS
Cabin and Tent Essentials Training Courses
June 8, 2013 & June 29-30, 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 
GS Coffee MugCoffee & Conversation with the CEO
June 13, 2013
Spots are still available to speak with our CEO, Viola Baskerville at the Fredericksburg Service Center 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 the Girl Scout Movement for another 100 years! Register on COMAR
Regional Round Table for Awards
June 15, 2013
Getting questions about the Girl Scout Gold, Silver and Bronze awards that you can't answer? 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 
GSCV SHOPS
 
Join us in June at the following events for all your camping and
Girl Scouting needs:
  • Journey Jump Start Day - Farmville June 13 
  • Bridging at Kings Dominion June 22
  • Resident Camp at Pamunkey Ridge
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.