2015 NATIONAL YOUNG WOMEN OF DISTINCTION
Elizabeth Martin, Girl Scout Ambassador, was honored at a national recognition ceremony hosted by Girl Scouts of the USA on Oct. 7 in New York. Ms. Martin was selected by Girl Scouts of the USA as one of the ten 2015 National Young Women of Distinction, the highest honor in Girl Scouting, for her Gold Award project, Shine Your Own Way.
In addition to the honor, Ms. Martin will receive a $5,000 college scholarship from both Girl Scouts of the USA and the Kappa Delta Foundation.
Ms. Martin focused her Gold Award project on helping pre-school children develop a strong sense of self-worth and positive relationships with others as well as developing resources for teachers and parents. She created a “Shine Your Own Way” box that included a brochure with positive parenting tips, a series of childhood books featuring various bullying scenarios, an activity booklet for children to learn better ways to express their feelings, costumes for children to role play the activities and concepts from the books and a video for new teachers informing them how to use the program.
DEADLINE FOR TROOP FINANCIAL REPORT
As a reminder, the Troop Financial Report Form is due November 15. Complete the fillable form and send with a copy of the most recent bank statement to your Membership Services Manager and/or designated member of your service team. Remember to keep a copy for your records.
SERVICE CENTERS AND SHOPS CLOSED
Our service centers and shops will be closed from Wednesday, November 25 through Sunday, November 29 for the Thanksgiving holiday. We will resume regular business hours at 8:30 a.m. on Monday, November 30.
SHOP OUR NOVEMBER #MONDAYMARKDOWNS
There are lots of great deals happening during November’s #MondayMarkdowns specials. Deals are one-day, in-store only while supplies last. We hope to see you in the shop soon!
JOIN THE S’MORE SISTERHOOD CHALLENGE
Participate in our S’more Sisterhood Challenge and enjoy FREE Girl Memberships for 2016-2017! For additional questions, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or click here for our FAQ’s.
Don’t miss out on all the GREAT programs planned for 2015-2016! Visit our online calendar for a complete listing of all our upcoming programs.
PARTNERSHIP FOR GIRLS 2015-16
PFG will continue through December 1. View the slide show presentation that will help you start DREAMING BIG for your troop. Call 336-369-7451 or e-mail Karen Chandler if you’d like more information on how to join this campaign.
VIRTUAL MENTORING WITH GE-ECLP
Help! I have an interview for a job. What do I say? What do I wear? Limited sign up time now for a mentoring program between GE and GSCP2P – Sign up deadline is October 10! Learn more!
STOCK UP ON GIRL SCOUT GEAR AND RECEIVE A $10 OFF COUPON
You can earn a $10 coupon to our council shops when you spend $75 or more during a single transaction. The coupon promo will run through October 15. Coupons will then be redeemable between November 1-20 on an in-store purchase of $25 or more. Shop hours are Monday-Thursday 8:30 a.m.- 5 p.m. and select Saturdays.
SHOP OUR OCTOBER #MONDAYMARKDOWNS
There are lots of great deals happening during October’s #MondayMarkdowns specials. Deals are one-day, in-store only while supplies last. We hope to see you in the shop soon!
CELEBRATE JULIETTE GORDON LOW’S BIRTHDAY
Come celebrate Juliette Gordon Low’s birthday the week of October 26-29 with a blow-out sale in her honor. Plus, our council shops have stocked up on new, fun things for our girls and volunteers. Stop by to see what’s new!
GIRL SCOUTS INVITED TO ALLEY OF BREEDS AT RALEIGH STATE FAIR
The North Carolina Horse Council (NCHC) will be conduct an “Alley of Breeds” designed to introduce newcomers to the diversity of the horse in a comfortable and backstage setting. Girl Scouts are welcome to contact the NCHC to make a reservation for a special showing of the Alley of Breeds. This educational exhibit will be open all ten days during the State Fair in Raleigh from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Girl Scouts will be able to see and touch live horses and talk with horse specialists from 10 unique breeds and if desired may sign up for a free five-minute riding lesson. On Wednesday, October 21 through Saturday, October 24 only, a live Parade of the Breeds will be held at 5:15 p.m. Each participant will come away with a folder including information on the Distinguishing Features, Origin, Size and Color of 10 distinct breeds along with a fun coloring page of each breed. In addition, facts about the horse industry in North Carolina and the horses’ role in agriculture will be presented. During their time at the Hunt Horse Complex, Girl Scouts will also have the opportunity to hunt for the red horseshoe and win a large stuffed horse! We hope to make everyone’s trip memorable and draw our young people outdoors into the wonderful world of horses and NC agriculture.
Call 919-854-1990 or e-mail to schedule your groups’ private showing.
On January 27, 2014, the Girl Scouts Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont Board of Directors approved a tobacco-free property policy.
Effective March 12, 2015, GSCP2P will be a tobacco-free organization and will prohibit all tobacco use on all GSCP2P property. This means that smoking and tobacco products, including but not limited to smoking devices (i.e., cigarettes, cigars and pipes), chewing tobacco, snuff and electronic/vapor cigarettes, will not be allowed to be used on any of the owned or rented council properties, including camp properties, service centers or vehicles, or any place while Girl Scout program is taking place. Events that are sponsored by GSCP2P where girls are present will also be required to be tobacco-free.
The Board of Directors believes this policy is important to 1) to promote a healthy lifestyle and model that to our Girl Scouts and 2) to provide a safe and healthy work environment. As Girl Scouts, it is our responsibility to model behavior that discourages tobacco usage.
This policy is being announced a year in advance in order to facilitate a smooth transition, with understanding that there will be challenges for employees, volunteers and visitors. GSCP2P will support employees, volunteers and visitors in the transition to a tobacco-free worksite through educational materials and tobacco cessation resources. Appropriate signage will be placed and our membership will be educated on the policy. It is expected that all employees, girls, volunteers and visitors will be aware of the policy and will help educate others when necessary.
This policy is not intended to be a punishment to tobacco users and should not be viewed in this way. Instead, it should be seen as a benefit to all employees in a safe, clean, healthful environment, and to our membership as we can begin to lead the way in healthy role modeling.
For those of you who want to quit using tobacco, QuitlineNC provides free cessation services to any North Carolina resident who needs help quitting tobacco use. Quit Coaching is available in different forms, which can be used separately or together, to help any tobacco user give up tobacco. You can visit www.quitlinenc.com or call 1-800-QUIT-NOW to enroll or learn more.
Thank you in advance for your cooperation, understanding and support as we transition to a tobacco-free environment.