Friday, June 7, 2013
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Girl Scout Leadership Institute is COMING!

GSLI is open to rising 11th and 12th graders.
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ToGetHerThere Campaign
The Early Bird Gets the Worm... Mr. Early Bird!
and a 10% discount at the GSCV Shop, which can be used immediately! Shop discount expires July 31, 2013; early Bird Registration ends June 30, 2013. You can also email your order to to take advantage of the discount during the month of July! Pickup is available to avoid shipping charges. Please contact the shop via email or call (804) 746-0590 x355 to make an appointment! Click here to learn more and get started.
Girl Scout Leadership Institute (GSLI)  
June 28-30, 2013
GSLI Default What are you waiting for? There are fewer than 15 slots remaining, so go register NOW! 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!
Registration ends this Sunday, June 9th at 11:59pm! 
Update on Cookie Dough

We apologize for the delay in processing Cookie Dough this year. Please stay tuned in the coming week for more information on when to expect your Cookie Dough. 

Important Notice about Peanut Butter Drive

If you donated peanut butter at a food bank other than FeedMore, please email our Director of Programs, Aaron-Paula Thompson  ( 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!

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! Please note: The morning session is FULL, but the afternoon session is now open to all ages. 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 shops! 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.
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
Archery Training Courses
July 14 & 27; October 5, 2013 Girl Scouts Archery
Time: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Cost: $30  
With your Level I certification, you'll learn how to set up and operate a safe short-term archery program. This certification allows you to perform archery with girls of any age level at most any facility or range. Please note: This training requires standing for long periods of time.
Register on COMAR
New Cabin and Tent Preps
August 3 & 12; September 7-8, 2013 
Cabin Essentials Training - August 3 Ron Rosner YMCA Fredericksburg 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. (Cost: $20)

Tent Prep - August 3 after cabin training at YMCA 3-5 p.m.

Tent Prep - August 12 at Fredericksburg office 6:30-9 p.m.

Tent Essentials Training - Sept 7-8 at Pamunkey Ridge with option to attend special Friday night session of additional camping information on Sept. 6.

(Cost: $20 and includes prep)Coming soon to COMAR!  

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.