Just like last year, we are taking the guess work out for you and putting together starter kits to get your daughter ready for her Girl Scout adventure! Starter kits include all the basic uniform components, The Girl’s Guide to Girl Scouting and a FREE bag! We also have a deluxe version of the starter kit that includes a Girl Scout T-shirt! Come shop our council stores today. Details and prices for the starter kits can be found below.
Our council shops are open Monday through Thursday, 8:30 a.m.- 5 p.m. and select Saturdays throughout the year.
SERVICE CENTER AND SHOPS CLOSED
Our service centers and shops will be closed on Wednesday, May 4 for a staff development meeting.
The service centers and shops are also closed on Monday, May 30 in observance of Memorial Day. We will resume regular business hours at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, May 31.
PARTNERSHIP FOR GIRLS – DREAM BIG
When girls and leaders were asked, “what would you do if money were no object?” The top two answers were TRAVEL and COMMUNITY SERVICE. Okay. Let’s make money no object by empowering Girl Scout troops through Partnership for Girls. And, just what is Partnership for Girls?
It’s a (big breath) money-earning, fundraising, dream big, you-can-do-it opportunity created for GSCP2P troops in order to make those special trips and community projects possible for your troop. Check out our new flyer and share the dream of Girl Scouts!
For more information contact Karen Bell Chandler or call 336-369-7451. Honor Troop flags and ribbons for the first part of PFG 2015-2016 will be available soon.
SUBMIT YOUR TROOP STORY IDEAS
Our marketing/communications team is looking for specific troop story ideas.
- Girl Scout troops who are graduating from high school and have been in the program for 10+ years.
- Girl Scout leaders who can talk about their troop experiences for back-to-school/troop promotions for this coming fall.
Please e-mail your name, daytime phone number, e-mail address, troop number and 2-3 sentences of your interest with some specific examples to support the story ideas above.
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR BLING YOUR BOOTH WINNERS!
Congratulations to our Bling Your Booth winners listed below. Photos can be viewed on our Facebook page.
- Region 1 – Troop 02681, SU 110
- Region 2 – Troop 02703, SU 115
- Region 3 – No entries
- Region 4 – Troop 01875, SU 126
- Region 5 – Troop 12367, SU 130
- Region 6 – No entries
- Region 7 – Troop 02600, SU 140
- Region 8 – Troop 01293, SU 157
- Region 9 – Troop 40839, SU 142
- Region 10 – Troop 12988, SU 148
- Region 11 – Troop 02155, SU 145
- Overall Winner – Troop 12416, SU 153
APRIL GIRL SCOUT SHOP PROMOTIONS
Stop by any of our four council shops to enjoy these April promotions for Monday Markdowns.
PARTNERSHIP FOR GIRLS – DREAM BIG
Partnership for Girls Part II begins on May 1. Please contact Karen Bell Chandler or call 336-369-7451 for more information or to sign up your troop. This is a Dream Big Opportunity for troops who want to travel or have a huge community project that needs funding. Check out our new flyer and share the dream of Girl Scouts!
2016 GIRL SCOUT COOKIE BUY 5 WINNERS
Congratulations to the following Buy 5 winners, who each won a year’s supply of cookies and each Girl Scout who submitted the winning entry and won a $10 council shop gift card.
- Asheville Winner – Elaine Stevens sold by Girl Scout Alissa Ehrenkaufer, Troop 12693
- Gastonia Winner – Traci Horne sold by Girl Scout Anna Miller, Troop 02103
- Hickory Winner – Glen Ramsey sold by Girl Scout Grace Blackwelder, Troop 01947
- Triad Winner – Kayla Mellor sold by Girl Scout Savannah Dowtin, Troop 02209
TAKE ACTION: TELL CONGRESS TO SUPPORT A BILL HONORING GIRL SCOUTS AND THE GOLD AWARD
Last week in Congress, a resolution was introduced celebrating Girl Scouts’ 104th birthday and the centennial of the Gold Award, the highest award in Girl Scouts. We encourage you to reach out to your members of Congress to cosponsor the legislation and show their support for Girl Scouts in North Carolina and around the country. As you know, it was this month in 1912 when Juliette Gordon Low founded the first Girl Scout troop with just 18 girls. Over 100 years later, more than 59 million American women are Girl Scout alumnae, and the program currently serves nearly two million girls. Roughly 5% of Girl Scouts receive the Girl Scout Gold Award. For a century, the Gold Award has inspired girls to find greatness inside themselves and share their ideas and passions with their communities. Take Action Now! Honor Girl Scouts and 100 years of the Gold Award.
Join us for our 5th annual Weekend of Service! Plant some flowers, help a neighbor bring in their groceries, clean up a local park- we hope you will do a good turn with us! A short survey will go out after the weekend to collect all our great results.
Dear Girl Scout Members:
Every day in Girl Scouts is a different kind of exciting! Whether girls are having a science-tastic sleepover under the stars, programming their own robot or planting trees in a park, girls are learning that they can be and do anything while building a circle of respectful and compassionate friends.
When compared to other extracurricular activities, the wide variety of experiences girls are exposed to in Girl Scouts is a tremendous value. For instance, consider that:
- Intramural youth sports cost upwards of $100 for a single season,
- Gymnastic classes in Statesville or dance classes in Asheville cost around $60 per month, and
- Horseback riding at stables in Winston-Salem or Gastonia costs $45 for a single 30-minute lesson.
With these comparisons in mind, recognizing costs for things like insurance have increased and recognizing the powerful impact Girl Scouting has on girls and the community, we hope you will understand that Girl Scouts of the USA’s National Board of Directors has voted to increase the Girl Scout membership dues to $25 per year beginning October 1, 2017. This does not impact the 2016 troop year, which begins October 1, 2016 or the Early Bird registration that begins on April 1. At roughly $2 per month, Girl Scouting will still be one of the most reasonably priced, life-changing experiences for girls in North Carolina, and one of the most valuable investments anyone can make in a girl’s life.
Girl Scouts of the USA has provided the following information:
- Membership Dues Increase Letter to the Movement from Anna Marie Chávez, CEO of Girl Scouts of the USA
- Membership Dues Increase Information Sheet
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to e-mail our council at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 800-672-2148.
- Participate in a radio, television or newspaper interview
- Receive media training from professionals in the field
- Represent Girl Scouts Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont at special council and community events including official flag ceremonies
- Explore the world of media professions
Girls of all levels and from across the council are encouraged to apply. Girls who are accepted will take part in a specialized media training day and will serve as a Media Girl from May 2016 through April 2017. Throughout this time frame, girls will be called upon to participate in interviews and any other special events as they come up in their area.
Applications for the program are being accepted through April 1. For questions about the Media Girls program, please contact Sarah Robinson.
Get a jump start on the 2016-2017 Girl Scout year by re-registering through our Early Bird program starting on April 1. Once again, if you re-register at least 80% of your total girl members, you will receive some great Early Bird incentives including $10 off any council shop purchase!
The easiest way to re-register is through E-biz. The Early Bird program runs April 1 through June 30.
Click below for the 2017 Early Bird files:
- 2017 Adult Membership Form
- 2017 Girl Membership Form
- 2017 Membership Dues Summary
- Early Bird Incentive Flyer
- 2017 Service Unit Early Bird Incentive
- Online Registration Reference Guide for Leaders
- E-Biz Signature Form
- Lifetime Brochure
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR WALK-ABOUT WINNERS!
Thank you to all the girls who participated in our annual Walk-About Week! Everyone did a great job promoting the Girl Scout Cookie Program in their communities. Congratulations to the following troops who won the ice cream parties for the best-decorated vehicles:
Girl Scout Troop 02858 – Statesville
Girl Scout Troop 13069 – Asheboro
Girl Scout Troop 12932 – Hendersonville
Girl Scout Troop 20740 – Lincolnton
BLING YOUR BOOTH PHOTOS ARE DUE
For troops that participated in the Bling Your Booth contest, photos are due to Sarah Robinson on Thursday, March 10. Winners will be announced on March 31.
CELEBRATING 100 YEARS OF CHANGING THE WORLD
The Girl Awards team is in the process of collecting information about former Gold Award recipients. Were you or do you know a Gold Award, First Class, Curved Bar, Golden Eaglet or Golden Eaglet of Merit recipient? Please complete the online survey to share the information with our council. We plan to highlight former recipients and we want all former recipients to re-engage with Girl Scouts in some way.
PARTNERSHIP FOR GIRLS – DREAM BIG
Partnership for Girls gives girls a chance to DREAM BIG – to plan a trip to the beach, Savannah, the Grand Canyon or maybe Europe. It’s also a way to make a real difference in their community with a special service project. What’s your dream? Troops are signing up for Partnership for Girls right now. E-mail Karen Bell Chandler or call 336-369-7451 for more information. The world is calling. Answer it.
ENTER THE NATIONAL GIRL SCOUT COOKIE RECIPE
The National Girl Scout Cookie Recipe Contest, sponsored by Taste of Home, is returning for a second year! We are so excited to bring back this contest, giving our hungry cookie customers yet another opportunity to support their local councils and girls.
Through March 25, Girl Scout cookie enthusiasts can create and submit their favorite dessert recipes using our iconic cookies as ingredients, for the chance to win prizes ranging from $250 to $500, plus a spotlight feature in Taste of Home magazine. Voting will take place April 25 through May 1.
This contest invites chefs of all levels, from home cooks to established professionals, to submit Girl Scout Cookie-inspired entries in one of four categories:
- Cakes, pies, cupcakes
- Cookies, brownies, bars
- Pudding, ice cream, gelatin desserts
SUMMER CAMP 2016
Registration is open for summer camp 2016! You can find full program listings and register at www.camplikeagirl.org. Register before March 15 to save $50 on your favorite session!
REGISTER NOW FOR ANNUAL MEETING
Our board of directors have scheduled the Annual Meeting for:
- Saturday, April 23
- Monticello United Methodist Church in Statesville
- 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
- Learn more! Registration deadline is Saturday, April 2.
COMMUNITY FOUNDATION RUN SCHEDULED FOR APRIL 16
The Community Foundation Run will be held April 16, 2016 in downtown Gastonia. On this day, the community will come together to celebrate and financially support all participating nonprofits in Gaston County, including Girl Scouts Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont. The giving season for the 2016 event will begin February 1, 2016 and go through April 24, 2016. To learn more, e-mail Grace M. Lewis, CFRE, or call 704-864-3245.
In celebration of National Girl Scout Week and the 104th birthday of Girl Scouts, GSCP2P is celebrating with special activities throughout the week. Shop promos, community service, special social media shout-outs- find all the details here!
We encourage you to participate and share with your troop, girls, volunteers and Girl Scout alumnae.
On Monday, March 7, Pizza Huts in the Asheville-area will give 15% of orders to Girl Scouts Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont to support the campership fund.
Participating locations include all the Buncombe County dine-in locations (511 Smoky Park Highway, Bi-Lo Plaza, Asheville and 497 Weaverville Road, Asheville), the 2615 Hendersonville Road, Fletcher location and the 250 U.S. Hwy. 9, Black Mountain location.
The 15 percent will apply to all eat in or carry out orders. To recieve the 15% on your order, you must present this flyer at time of purchase.