Friday, June 21, 2013
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Girl Scout Fun at the Fed Experience!

"The girls had a great time learning about the characteristics and functions of money, making SWAPS and getting a rare behind the scenes view of where banks store cash and coin." - Angela Gimby, Troop Leader & Federal Reserve Bank Employee 

"I had no idea people used nails as money!" - Casey Williams  

"I would give that back if my parents tried to pay my allowance in nails." - Rachel Anderson

GS NEWS BRIEFS 
MEMBERSHIP
Time is Running Out!Mr. Early Bird!
Complete your Early Bird Registration by June 30, 2013 and receive a 10% discount at the GSCV Shop, which can be used immediately! Shop discount expires July 31, 2013. You can also email your order to gsshop@comgirlscouts.org to take advantage of the discount during the month of July! Pickup is available to avoid shipping charges. This incentive cannot be redeemed through our new online shop. Please contact the shop via email or call (804) 746-0590 x355 to make an appointment! Click here to learn more and get started.
SPECIAL EVENTS
Not Old Enough for GSLI but Still Want to Meet Gabby?
On June 29, 2013, on the campus of VCU from 6-7 pm, you can get that chance! Tickets will be available for a meet and greet with Gabby Douglas via email request on a first come, first serve basis Monday, June 24, 2013 from 6:00 am -12:00 noon. Only registered Girl Scouts are eligible to attend. Girls participating in the Girl Scout Leadership Institute are ineligible. For details on where to email and what information is needed, click here.
PROGRAM OPPORTUNITIES
Happening On COMAR
Top Cookie Sellers and Cookie Dough
The Top Cookie Sellers have been notified via email this week. Cookie Dough recipients will receive their coupon via mail by the end of next week. If you have any questions, please contact Maryclaire Kozlow at mkozlow@comgirlscouts.org.
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 can be purchased online or at the gate.
Girl Scout Harvest Day 
July 13, 2013 
Fun for the whole family! The Food Bank of the Northern Neck has started a model community project of gleaning the produce that grocery stores can't use. This means more access to fresh, healthy food for the families of the Northern Neck. At GS Harvest Day, we will be harvesting corn for the food bank. Girls and their families will get the opportunity to get up close to agriculture and find out how the food we eat is grown. Please bring your own picnic lunch to enjoy after the work is done! This event is in upper Westmoreland County (near the Northern Neck), but is only 20 minutes from Fredericksburg near the King George County line. Register on COMAR 
Gold Award Review Meeting
Aug. 7; Sept. 18; Nov. 16; Dec. 14, 2013
The Girl Scout Gold Award is the highest and most prestigious award that Girl Girl Scout Gold AwardScout Seniors and Ambassadors can earn. Part of the process for this award is to present your project to the Gold Award Review Committee for approval and guidance before starting. Make sure to submit your project proposal one month prior to reserving a time at the review session. The committee will offer you constructive suggestions that will help you refine your project. If you have any questions, or would like to make other arrangements, contact Mary Elmore at (804) 746-0590 x372 or melmore@comgirlscouts.org.
ADULT TRAINING & EVENTS
2014 Volunteer Kick Off 
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. Please make sure you have the current Southern Kick Off location, as it has changed due to unexpected fees from our previous location. The new location is: 3503 Old Hundred Rd. South, Midlothian, VA 23112. Register on COMAR 
Canoe and Backpack Training
July 13, 2013; October 4-6, 2013
We have partnered with Colonial Coast to provide some training opportunities for our leaders that aren't available at this time within our council. They are offering spaces in their July 13 Small Craft Safety course at Camp Burke's Mill Pond. This training does not include Canoe Basics, so if you are considering this training you must have experience in paddling. They have also offered spaces in their October 4-6 Backpack Training and trip to the Blue Ridge Mountains. This opportunity is open to all girls over the age of 14. No backpacking equipment is provided. To register for these events, please click on the links above to register on the Colonial Coast site. For more information, email
adultlearningopp@comgirlscouts.org. Thanks to Colonial Coast for the support! 
Important Announcement Regarding First Aid Training 
You asked for more trainings, dates and locations and we listened! There are currently 6 training certification or re-certification courses available that are at risk of being cancelled due to no or low enrollment!
July 16 from 6-10:30pm (certification) 
Aug. 15 from 6-9:30pm (re-certification)
Aug. 19 from 6-10:30pm (re-certification)
Sept. 26 from 6-10:30pm (certification)
If you are at risk of your certification expiring, please take advantage of these upcoming opportunities! Register on COMAR
Calling All Leaders Approx. 50 Years of Age & Older! 
GSCV has partnered with VCU School of Social Work-Catch Healthy Habits Program! They are offering training to any of our leaders approximately 50 years of age and older interested in doing an inter-generational physical fitness and healthy lifestyle experience with their troop! They are providing leader training at our Mechanicsville office on July 9 and August 13 at 6 pm. The trainings include activites to be carried out during 4 troop meetings, physical fitness equipment for your troop to keep, and a mini-donation to your troop account. We need a minimum of 5 leaders to participate in each training. Some conditions do apply.  For more information or to register contact Kelsi Ramdeo at kramdeo@comgirlscouts.org.
GSCV SHOPS
Did you know?
Now you can shop with us 24/7 by visiting our online store!

 
 
 


Join us at Pamunkey Ridge for all your camping and Girl Scouting needs!
Purchase a GSCV Camp Mood cup for $10 and receive unlimited slushies for a week at camp!


Reminder: The shop will be closed the month of July, but we are still here for you!  If you need something please call (804) 746-0590 x 355, email gsshop@comgirlscouts.org, or fax (804) 764-3127 your order in and when you want to pick up, or we will arrange a delivery. Don't forget, too, that you can now visit our online shop to make your purchases! Please note, council sponsored incentives (i.e., Cookie Dough, Early Bird discount, etc.) will not be accepted at the online shop, but only by the methods listed above.