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Council Shops Closed August 4-7 for inventory!

Please note: Our council shops and online shop will be closed the week of August 4-7 for annual inventory. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause. 

Normal shop hours will resume on Monday, August 11. Thank you!

And make plans now to join us for our Sidewalk Sale on Saturday, August 16. Look for more details in the August issue of the P2P Express.

It’s Time to Re-Register for the New Girl Scout Year!

On-time registration is happening now and we have some pretty great incentives to go along with it! Get your troop re-registered for the 2015 Girlicanwait Scout year by September 30 and start taking advantage of these great perks! Learn more here.

Submit your stories, artwork, videos and more and help celebrate International Day of the Girl 2014!

Attention girls! We need you to celebrate the International Day of the Girl 2014 with us by sending in your original day of the girlpoems, stories, artwork, videos, photos, songs or declarations about what it means to be a girl where you live!

A diverse selection from all the entries received will be performed live by girls at the United Nations office in New York City on Friday, October 10, 2014. Submissions must be received by Friday, Aug. 1. Submission details can be found here.

International Day of the Girl is a way to celebrate girls everywhere and show their voice to others.  Help that voice be heard by sending in your stories!

Flag Ceremony Etiquette

In honor of Flag Day, which is celebrated on June 14, we are sharing some great flag ceremony tips with our troops. Click here to learn more about flag etiquette.

A flag ceremony honors the American flag as the symbol of our country, representing all the hopes, dreams and people it consists of. If your troop includes girls from other countries, you can honor their flags too by holding an international flag ceremony. 

Troops can order flags through their local council shops, located at one of our four service centers.

Volunteer Recruitment T-Shirts Available!

Have you ordered a 2014 Volunteer Today! Recruitment T-shirt yet? Troops, service units and individuals are able to place orders. What a fun way to spread the word about Girl Scouting and volunteering!

The T-shirts are $15 each and the deadline to order is Thursday, June 12. An order form can be found here.

Join Us in Our Search for a New CEO

You are invited to provide input on Girl Scouts Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont CEO search!

As you have heard, Marcia Cole is retiring this year- and we have big shoes to fill! The Search Committee would like to hear from YOU about what kind of leader P2P needs in our next CEO. The Search Committee is working with a search firm, Coleman Lew, to coordinate the search process. Representatives from Coleman Lew will be visiting locations throughout our council so they can hear directly from YOU- our volunteers, members, donors and the community- about the needs for the council and the qualifications desired for the new CEO. 

Meetings will be held from 6-7:15 p.m. on the following dates:

  • Tuesday, May 27: Asheville Service Center
  • Monday, June 2: Greensboro, First Lutheran Church, 3600 West Friendly Avenue, Greensboro, NC,  Room A-7
  • Monday, June 2: Winston-Salem, Parkway Presbyterian Church, *1000 Yorkshire Road, Winston Salem, NC,  Fellowship Hall
  • Monday, June 9: Hickory Service Center
  • Monday, June 9: Gastonia, Camp Rotary, 130 Camp Rotary Road, Gastonia, NC  

*Parkway Presbyterian – located at Silas Creek and Kirlees Road.  Take Business 40 to Silas Creek Parkway North.  Look for “Kirlees Road Next Left.”  Take this left, enter parking lot on right just after this left.  Fellowship Hall is the main building at this parking lot.

Your input is an important part of this process, and we hope you are able to attend the meeting nearest to you. A representative from our team at Coleman Lew will be present at each meeting and search committee members, as well as board members, are invited to attend as well. 

“Free Being Me” PSA Contest through 8/31

Girl Scouts of the USA, in partnership with WAGGGS and Dove, recently launched Free Being Me, a global leadership initiative. Combined with It’s Your Story—Tell It! Journey materials, the Free Being Me curriculum helps girls define beauty for themselves and boost their self-confidence in the process. Girls are invited to create PSA videos that show what they think beauty is and that celebrate the qualities that make them unique!

Learn more.

 

S.T.E.M. One Page Wonder Activities

Is your Daisy, Brownie or Junior troop excited about S.T.E.M.? Are you looking for some fun activities to help teach them all about science, technology, engineering and math? Check out the One Page Wonder activities on this page (under the Try tab) that you can do on your own or with a group of girls!

Girls Go Robotic- Join a Team Now!

Are you ready for an opportunity of a lifetime? Daisies and Brownies: There’s always something new to learn! Your very own Jr. FLL team will allow you to take a closer look at where and how learning happens every day. Get ready to dive into the Jr. FLL Think Tank!

Juniors and Cadettes: Do you know what the future of learning is? FIRST LEGO League teams will find the answers! Redesign how we gather knowledge and skills in the 21st century. Teams will teach adults about the ways that kids need and want to learn.  Get ready for a whole new class – FLL World Class!

If you are interested in being involved, please e-mail our STEM Program Manager Valerie Wooten

P2P Participating in Food Bank Service Project during the Month of May

During the month of May, P2P will be supporting the local food banks by collecting donations of peanut butter and jelly. Please see the flyer for more details and help us spread the word, inviting all our members and volunteers to bring their donations to service unit events, meetings and directly to our service centers and shops. Collection boxes are located at our service centers. We thank you for your help with this project!