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Girl Scout Uniforms Available for Rent

Girl Scouts Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont has a collection of over 100 Girl Scout uniforms that are available to Girl Scout troops and uniformgroups to check out and use for fashion shows, special events or displays. With Thinking Day and the Girl Scout birthday right around the corner, maybe your troop has a special need and would like to check out some of the uniforms!

To reserve uniforms, troops can contact Amanda Coltrane two weeks prior to when the uniforms are needed. Troops are able to request certain time periods, levels and sizes. Troops are able to loan the uniforms for two days, but exceptions can be made if the event is over the weekend. 

Girl Scouts encouraged to participate in The Gravity Games

Google and the North Carolina Science Festival are teaming up to help bring science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education to life with a rousing, hands-on educational experience.

The Gravity Games – now in its fifth year – is a real-world experience in which participants from across the state use STEM lessons to build and race their own gravity powered cars in downtown Lenoir, N.C.

The checkered flag flies on April 5; the deadline for registration is March 22. But you can register now to start planning and teaching your team about the principles that will make their student teams successful.

To register for this year’s NC Gravity Games please go the official website.

Please direct any questions about the games to Wayne Capps

Outward Bound opportunities available to teen Girl Scouts

Girl Scouts are invited to learn more about a discounted Outward Bound experience this summer! Apply now!

New Gold and Silver Chat Session Videos

Can’t make it to a live chat session? Now girls have another way to meet the requirement for attending a Gold or Silver chat session- videos on our YouTube channel!

Click here to see the videos and for additional information on how you can use these videos follow the instructions on this PDF

Common Camp Questions & Answers

Below are the answers to my most common inquiries at this time of year:

Registering for Summer Camp 2014

Please visit www.camplikeagirl.org and click the big rectangular button on the right-hand side of the page that corresponds with the type of camp program you’re looking to register for: day, resident, troop or family camps.
If you are looking for the programs being offered, you will find these at the respective camps websites - www.camppisgah.org, www.gingercascades.org or www.keyauwee.com.

If you have already registered for Summer Camp 2014 and you want to access your account to see the balance due or to make a payment, you can visit www.camplikeagirl.org and click the big red link in the middle of the page which will direct you to the account portal. Here you’ll just enter the username and password you set up when you initially registered for camp.

Purchasing Gift Certificates for Summer Camp

You may purchase gift certificates in $25 increments that your favorite camper can use towards her Summer Camp balance! Gift certificates are available to purchase online at the new GSCP2P online shop or at any of our 5 shop locations.

CIT 2 Application

If your daughter has completed the CIT 1 program at one of our three properties over the past couple of years and is looking to apply for the 2014 CIT 2 program, please have her complete the application here in order to start the process.

Accessing Summer Camp Forms and Documents

Click here to find blank paper registration forms, scholarship applications and all of the camp confirmation packets.

Looking to apply for a Summer Camp Position?

Please go to the camps’ website whom you wish to apply to and there you will find the information on the positions available, as well as a link to the application form. If you are looking for employment opportunities, you will find these at the respective camps websites - www.camppisgah.orgwww.gingercascades.org or www.keyauwee.com

Campsite Availability for Weekend Troop Camping

We accept camping reservations 2 weeks to 3 months prior to a given date for weekend troops. Keep in mind that for the months we are currently booking (January through March) we have availability at every camp most weekends. 

Please go ahead and submit the troop camping reservation form along with full payment for your weekend. If for some reason your date request cannot be accommodated, you will be contacted before any payment is processed. Learn more.

Winter Camping Promotion

If you are looking for more information on the Winter Camping Promotion that we are currently running, please look over this flyer for further details.

Opportunity to travel to Europe

Girl Scout Senior/Ambassador Troop 20039 in Gastonia is going on a Girl Scout EF Tours trip to Europe this July.  The girls will spend 15 fabulous days in England, France, Switzerland and Italy, with stops at Pax Lodge and Our Chalet and tours of London, Paris, Lucerne, Florence and Rome. This inclusive Girl Scouts-only trip is open to all registered Girl Scout girls and adults.  

If you are interested in joining us on this once in a lifetime opportunity, please e-mail Laurel Hicks, Troop Leader, or call (704) 214-0264 for details.  

Outdoor Camping Team Searching for Volunteers

The Outdoor Camping team is looking for volunteers to assist with the 2014 Camp Scholarship Committee. Persons on this committee would assist with granting scholarships to applicants that meet criteria. We are looking to set up three committees across our service area.

The Outdoor Camping team is also looking for volunteers who are interested in helping to plan Camp-A-Palooza 2014 at Camp Ginger Cascades. The first planning meeting is tentatively planned for late January.

Please contact Christina if you are interested in serving on either of these volunteer committees.

2014 Summer Camp Book Available Electronically

2014_Campbook_CoverThe 2014 summer camp book will arrive in your mailbox in the next few weeks, but until then you can access the electronic version here

Registration is now open at www.camplikeagirl.org. You can also click on the resident camp links on the homepage to see the full program descriptions for each camp. Early bird rates apply so be sure to register soon!

Camp gift certificates (available in $25 increments) can be purchased at our online shop or at any of the five council shops. 

 

The Girl’s Guide to Girl Scouting Permanently Marked Down

GSCP2P will be permanently reducing the price of The Girl’s Guide to Girl Scouting to 25 percent off the original price. This means the newgirls_guide price for the books will be $16.88. Come by the store to purchase your copy or visit our online shop.

More information about the price reduction can be found here

National Bullying Prevention Month

October is National Bullying Prevention Month. Although it is hard to define exactly what bullying is, most agree it happens when:

  • The behavior hurts or harms another person physically or emotionally.
  • The targets have difficulty stopping the behavior directed at them, and struggle to defend themselves.
  • Many definitions include a statement about the “imbalance of power,” described as when the student with the bullying behavior has more “power,” either physically, socially or emotionally, such as a higher social status, is physically larger or emotionally intimidating.

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