Friday, July 26, 2013
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Our Girl Scout Proxios Interns Hard at Work!

 Pictured below, Mariah Cottongim, Girl Scout Ambassador and 1-week shadow intern for Proxios; pictured right, Candace Keng, Girl Scout Ambassador and 8-week paid intern for Proxios.

GS NEWS BRIEFS 

Manchester High Student Wins Internship - Midlothian Exchange

 

Girl Scouts Coffee-Mate Casting Call - Coffee-Mate 

MEMBERSHIP
Congratulations Graduating Ambassador Girl Scouts!Ambassador Short_hand Lockup

You are now eligible for discounted Lifetime Membership as an Adult Girl Scout! The cost is $156 and this offer is valid from now until September 1, 2013. Please direct any questions to our Help Desk at 804-746-0590 ext. 316. Don't miss this special offer to continue your Girl Scouting experience. 

PROGRAM OPPORTUNITIES
Important Announcement Regarding COMAR

Exciting News! COMAR will be undergoing the second phase of an exciting new upgrade. This will cause the system to be unavailable from August 9-13.  Upon completion of this upgrade you will see a whole new look and new features to the system. Stay tuned for more information!

Happening On COMAR
REGISTRATION CLOSING SOON
Woods 'n Water/Autumn Adventure
It's not too early to register for Woods 'n Water and Autumn Adventure on COMAR! Woods 'n Water activities may include: Climbing Wall, Duct Tape 102, Emergency Preparedness, Jewelry 103, Leather Craft, Shotgun or Archery. There are 3 Autumn Adventure weekends to take advantage of this fall for your troop: Oct. 4-6, Oct. 11-13, Oct. 18-20.
Gold Award Review Meeting
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  
REGISTER NOW! Volunteer Kick Off is just around the corner! 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. For a list of session descriptions, click here.  Register on COMAR 
The Volunteer Kick Off Events being held in Victoria and Warsaw will have an abbreviated content from what is being offered above. Your Membership Manager can share the planned content for those Volunteer Kick Off opportunities. 
Treasure Weekend
September 13-15, 2013  
Flashback to the 50s at Treasure Weekend! The event will include workshops, shopping at the trading post, and opportunities for learning and sharing with other adult Girl Scout volunteers. For a list of session descriptions and other important information, click here. Register on COMAR 
Backpack Training
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 have offered spaces in their October 4-6 Backpack Training and a 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 any of the classes, contact Colonial Coast's Sarah Spence, Customer Data Specialist at sarahs@gsccc.org or 800-777-2688, ext. 1248. Specific questions about the class can be directed to Colonial Coast's Cheryl McGrenra, Adult Learning Manager at Cherylm@gsccc.org or ext. 1229. Thanks to Colonial Coast for the support! 
GSCV SHOPS
In case you were wondering...YES, you can use your Cookie Dough at camp!

 

We are looking forward to seeing you at Kick Off where we will be unveiling new GSCV products! You won't want to miss it!