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Everything Your Girl Needs to Start Her Girl Scout Year!

One of the exciting things about becoming a Girl Scout or bridging to the next grade level is the sisterhood of uniforms and earning badges.

We have everything to make that happen in these ready-to-go packages, available online or at one of our four council shops. Check out our various Girl Scout program age levels – Daisy, Brownie, Junior, Cadette, Senior and Ambassador.

August 18, 2015

What’s New – August 10, 2015

EVERYTHING THAT YOUR GIRL NEEDS TO START HER GIRL SCOUT YEAR
One of the exciting things about becoming a Girl Scout or bridging to the next grade level is the sisterhood of uniforms and earning badges.

We have everything to make that happen in these ready-to-go packages, available online or at one of our four council shops. Check out our various Girl Scout program age levels – Daisy, Brownie, Junior, Cadette, Senior and Ambassador.

SUBMIT YOUR VOLUNTEER VIDEO BY SEPTEMBER 15
Volunteers, we want to hear from you! Leading a Girl Scout troop or volunteering in our offices can be a life-changing experience. And we want to hear about it! Send in a short, high-quality video (2 minutes or less) to Sarah Robinson telling us why you volunteer with Girl Scouts. Submissions are due by September 15.

ONCE A GIRL SCOUT, ALWAYS A GIRL SCOUT
We’re in the process of building a fantastic network of fun-loving and committed women who want to get back in touch with old friends, learn what’s new in Girl Scouts today and continue to change the world! We are asking all former members to stand up and be counted. Learn more.

August 10, 2015

Update on Senate Bill 400

Last week, Senate Bill 400 was approved by the Senate on Wednesday, April 29 with only one “no” vote and now it’s on its way to the House. There were a couple of amendments made, including one being if a school district does not allow Girl Scouts to come into the school, they have to provide  reasons in writing.

If you have connections to any of our Representatives, please e-mail the council. Now, we need to begin educating them on the Bill’s importance to Girl Scouts and our council. We will continue to keep you updated, and thank you for any help you may be able to provide with this effort.

Reference the current bill.

May 4, 2015

Reminder: GSCP2P becomes tobacco-free March 12, 2015

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.

February 28, 2015