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What’s New – December 2016

REGISTER FOR THE UPCOMING STEAM FAIR!
Did you miss Girl Scout Fest?! Don’t worry, our next Signature Event is quickly approaching. Get excited as we prepare for girls to see first-hand what STEAM has to do with everything. This includes special activities at both the Catawba Science Center and the Hickory Art Museum as well as special workshops from organizations such as the Society of Women Engineers. Don’t forget to register for the STEAM Fair at the Catawba Science Center on January 7, 2017!

OTHER PROGRAM EVENTS
Outdoor Club – Hiking – December 11 ~ Flat Rock, NC
Gold Award Chat Session – December 15 ~ Statesville, NC
Gold Award Chat Session – December 17 ~ Gastonia, NC
Outdoor Club – Ski Trip – February 17–19 ~ Lenoir, NC

SAVE THE DATE – GIRL SCOUT RAIL CAMP, MARCH 23-26
Due to the success of Boy Scout Rail Camp, the N.C. Transportation Museum will now be offering its first ever Girl Scout Rail Camp. Girl Scouts and leaders of every level are invited to camp on the museum’s 60-acre site, while earning the “Historic Spencer Shops Railroad Heritage” Girl Scout patch. Learn more!

SERVICE CENTERS AND SHOPS CLOSED
Our service centers and shops will be closed from Thursday, December 22 through Monday, January 2 for the Christmas and New Year’s holiday. We will resume regular business hours at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, January 3

REMINDER: 2016 COOKIE DOUGH EXPIRES DEC. 15
As a reminder, 2016 cookie dough expires on December 15. Our council shops are open Monday to Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and extended hours on Thursday, December 15 until 6:30 p.m.

amazonsmileCUSTOMERS SHOP. AMAZON GIVES. 
Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the charitable organization of your choice. AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know. Same products, same prices, same service

Here are the simple instructions to sign up.

1. www.smile.amazon.com – you must use this URL. There isn’t a phone app available at this time.
2. Sign in with your existing Amazon account information. If you do not have an Amazon account, you can create one. It’s easy and free!
3. Type in Girl Scouts Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont as the charity you’d like to support
4. Don’t forget to use www.smile.amazon.com when you shop at Amazon from now on!

Thank you so much for considering GSCP2P for your charity of choice at AmazonSmile.

GIRL SCOUTS AND NETFLIX JOIN TOGETHER TO ENCOURAGE GIRLS TO EXPLORE STEM SUBJECTS
Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) and Netflix are joining forces to empower young girls to envision their futures in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) fields. Centered around Project Mc2, a Netflix original series from MGA Entertainment Inc., the collaboration takes STEM beyond the small screen with hands-on experiences for Girl Scout troops at Netflix headquarters and the debut of a STEM Superstars Guide (PDF), an online resource that encourages Girl Scouts across the country to discover just how exciting, fun and rewarding STEM can be. Learn more!

December 5, 2016

What’s New – November 2016

SERVICE CENTERS AND SHOPS CLOSED
Our service centers and shops will be closed from Wednesday, November 23 through Sunday, November 27 for the Thanksgiving holiday. We will resume regular business hours at 8:30 a.m. on Monday, November 28.

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.

REMINDER: 2016 COOKIE DOUGH EXPIRES DEC. 15
As a reminder, 2016 cookie dough expires on December 15. Our council shops are open Monday to Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and extended hours on Thursday, December 15 until 6:30 p.m.

amazonsmileCUSTOMERS SHOP. AMAZON GIVES. 
Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the charitable organization of your choice. AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know. Same products, same prices, same service

Here are the simple instructions to sign up.

1. www.smile.amazon.com – you must use this URL. There isn’t a phone app available at this time.
2. Sign in with your existing Amazon account information. If you do not have an Amazon account, you can create one. It’s easy and free!
3. Type in Girl Scouts Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont as the charity you’d like to support
4. Don’t forget to use www.smile.amazon.com when you shop at Amazon from now on!

Thank you so much for considering GSCP2P for your charity of choice at AmazonSmile.

santaSHOP 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! Plus, come check out our holiday merchandise! (Scroll down to see ornaments and village pieces, plus the Santa figurine!)

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*Girl Scouts Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont is committed to have merchandise in stock at our council shops for #MondayMarkdown promotions. In the event that our shops have run out of a #MM promotion, we will attempt to re-order that product for you from our national store, although we cannot guarantee product availability. This offer is only available for the same-day promotion for that price – you cannot request to re-order past #MM items.

Due to the popularity of our promotions, #MondayMarkdowns are only available to walk in customers and one per customer. We do not accept phone orders, website orders or for other individuals to purchase the item for you.

November 8, 2016

What’s New – October 2016

goodwill2016patchGOOD TURN FOR GOODWILL SCHEDULED OCTOBER 1-31
The annual Good Turn for Goodwill Girl Scout donation drive is a fun community service project open to all Girl Scouts of GSCP2P. This service project encourages Girl Scouts to give back to their community by collecting material donations for Goodwill stores in their area. Materials collected are sold at Goodwill’s retail stores to fund programs that help people in our community find jobs. Click here for more information and how you can earn this FREE patch.

storepromoSTOCK 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 through October 15. Coupons will then be redeemable between November 1-18 on an in-store purchase of $25 or more. Shop hours are Monday-Thursday 8:30 a.m.- 5 p.m. and select Saturdays.

Plus, stop by any of our four council shops to enjoy these promotions for Monday Markdowns!

archeryTRY OUT THE NEW FIELD ARCHERY AT CAMP PISGAH
Do you love archery? Are you looking for a challenge? Then the new Field Archery course at Camp Pisgah will be an exciting adventure for you. Come experience the challenge of shooting at six different targets placed strategically in the woods around the lake. Keep your score on a scorecard and take it home to show everyone your accomplishments. Field archery is a challenging course with targets set in the woods at various distances. You get to shoot one arrow at each target and record your score and move on to the next target. You will get a chance to shoot at each of the 6 targets twice to record scores on 12 shots. This course is not recommended for first time archers. For more information, e-mail Paul Hoffman, Senior Ranger at Camp Pisgah, or call 828-862-4435.

sugar-skull-vectorGIRL SCOUT TRAVEL PATROL INVITES YOU TO HAUNTED TRAILS
The Day of the Dead haunted trail is an all-girl planned and led money earning activity to support the Council’s 2017 Travel Patrol. Girls and adults can register to attend any of the following events:

October 14 or October 15  ~ Keyauwee Program Center, Sophia, NC

October 28 or October 29 ~ Camp Ginger Cascades, Lenoir, NC

The funds raised from these events will support five Girl Scouts will travel to Our Cabaña, a Girl Scout World Center in Cuernavaca Mexico next summer 2017. While in Mexico the girls will learn about local art, history, and culture and participate in a service project to the local community. They will also travel to Mexico City, ancient ruins, and a working silver mine over their two-week trip.  Learn more about Girl Scout travel opportunities.

2017 PRUDENTIAL SPIRT OF COMMUNITY AWARD AVAILABLE FOR GIRL SCOUTS
prudential_spirit_community_award_medalsAttention Girl Scouts in grades 5-8 or 9-12 who have volunteered, completed a Take Action Project or earned your Girl Scout Silver or Gold Award since September 1, 2015. Nominations are being accepted for the 2017 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, a program sponsored by Prudential Financial in partnership with the National Association of Secondary School Principals that recognize young people solely on the basis of their volunteer service.

Girl Scouts can apply online at http://spirit.prudential.com. Applications must be submitted by November 8, 2016. GSCP2P will review applications and select one or more Girl Scouts to represent our council in the state-level judging. If you have questions or need a paper version of the application, please call 877-525-8491.

CELEBRATE JULIETTE GORDON LOW’S BIRTHDAY
Juliette Gordon Low, also known as Daisy, was the founder of Girl Scouting. Juliette was born on October 31, 1860 in Savannah, Georgia. Her childhood was a happy one. She enjoyed writing especially poetry, sketching, and directed and starred in plays. Share some of the Top Daisy Facts listed below with your Girl Scouts:

  1. Juliette Low started the first Girl Scout troop in Savannah on March 12, 1912
  2. Juliette Low’s nickname was Daisy.
  3. Juliette Low’s niece Margaret was the first registered Girl Scout.
  4. Juliette Low got the idea for Girl Scouts from Lord and Lady Baden-Powell.
  5. Juliette Low lost her hearing in one ear when a grain of rice tossed at her wedding became lodged in it.
  6. Juliette Low’s goal was to develop self-reliance and resourcefulness in young women.
  7. Juliette Low said, “I’ve got something for the girls of Savannah, and all of America, and all the world, and we’re going to start it tonight!”
  8. Juliette Low died of breast cancer in 1927.
  9. Juliette Low World Friendship Fund was established by Juliette’s friends after her death. The fund subsidizes travel opportunities for girls’ expenses for international travel to participate in training and other international events.
  10. Juliette Low enjoyed exotic birds.
  11. Juliette Low is buried in the Laurel Grove Cemetery in Savannah, Georgia.
  12. Her special talent was standing on her head, which she did on all of her birthdays, as well as, the birthdays of her nieces and nephews.
October 3, 2016

What’s New – September 2016

09.2016_Take_Two_TuesdaySEPTEMBER GIRL SCOUT SHOP PROMOTIONS
Stop by any of our four council shops to enjoy these promotions for Monday Markdowns! And, if you missed some of our Monday Markdowns recently, we are promoting Take Two Tuesdays!

Plus, don’t forget to check out our website to see when our shops are open on Saturdays for your convenience. Or, you can view and order our new merchandise online.


REMINDER: 2015 NUT BUCKS EXPIRE SEPTEMBER 15

As a reminder, 2015 nut bucks expire on September 15. Our council shops are open Monday to Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and extended hours on Thursday, September 15 until 6:30 p.m.


GOOD TURN FOR GOODWILL SCHEDULED OCTOBER 1-31
The annual Good Turn for Goodwill Girl Scout donation drive is a fun community service project open to all Girl Scouts of GSCP2P. This service project encourages Girl Scouts to give back to their community by collecting material donations for Goodwill stores in their area. Materials collected are sold at Goodwill’s retail stores to fund programs that help people in our community find jobs. Learn more.


OUTDOOR CLUB
Take your troop on their first outdoor experience or their hundredth. Join GSCP2P volunteers as they explore outdoor opportunities across the council. Join the O.C. by participating in just one Outdoor Club event. Add special add-on patches for each O.C. event you participate in. Outdoor Club opportunities are open to all Girl Scouts. GSCP2P volunteers provide the outdoor experience, expertise and supervision. Learn more!


GLUTEN FREE TRIOS COOKIE ORDERS DUE SEPTEMBER 20

If your troop would like to ensure you have the opportunity to sell the gluten free Trios, place your pre-order by September 20. Learn more.


MARK YOUR CALENDAR FOR ADULT ENRICHMENT EVENTS
Register for any of the upcoming Adult Learning Opportunities to sharpen your skills. Prepare yourself for a great Girl Scout adventure this year.

Trainfest (more than 40 workshops including Outdoor License training)
October 14-16, Camp Pisgah, Brevard; Registration Deadline: Sept. 22

Leaderfest (more than 25 workshops including Outdoor License training)
November 5, Camp Ginger Cascades, Lenoir: Super Early Bird Deadline: Sept. 15; Final Deadline: Oct. 20

Traveling Circus – Region 4 (15 workshops to choose from)
Sept. 24, First United Methodist Church – Scout Hut, Rutherfordton

Traveling Circus / Training Blitz (7 workshops to choose from)
Oct. 9, Alamance Community College, Graham

Traveling Circus – Region 10 (14 workshops to choose from)
Nov. 12, Girl Scout Learning Center, Colfax

September 7, 2016

What’s New – August 2016

AUGUST GIRL SCOUT SHOP PROMOTIONS
Stop by any of our four council shops to enjoy these promotions for Monday Markdowns!

EVERYTHING THAT YOUR GIRL NEEDS TO START HER GIRL SCOUT YEAR
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.

Girl Scout Daisy
Girl Scout Brownie
Girl Scout Junior
Girl Scout Cadette
Girl Scout Senior
Girl Scout Ambassador

Our council shops are open Monday through Thursday, 8:30 a.m.- 5 p.m. and select Saturdays throughout the year.

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR EARLY BIRD WINNERS!
The following are the winners of the Early Bird drawing. Congratulations!

  • Amanda Ross, Troop 02902, Service Unit 129
  • Elizabeth Ann Louise McCarville, Troop 10568, Service Unit 134
  • Mary Elizabeth Clements, Troop 20958, Service Unit 126

SUMMER CAMP HIGHLIGHTS
Girls across our council had a blast this summer at day and resident camp at Keyauwee Program Center, Camp Pisgah and Camp Ginger Cascades. Check out all the great photos of summer fun on our camp Facebook pages! One special highlight of the summer was a visit by Time Warner News to Circle C Ranch, where they ran a special on our Mounted Archery programs. If you haven’t seen the broadcast, check out this link!

SERVICE CENTER AND SHOPS CLOSED
The service centers and shops are also closed on Monday, September 5 in observance of Labor Day. We will resume regular business hours at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, September 6.

SAVE THE DATE ~ GIRL SCOUT NATIONAL CONVENTION 2017
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Ever wanted to party with 8,000 Girl Scouts? Of course you have! And now’s your chance, save the date for the 2017 Girl Scout Convention in Columbus, Ohio, October 4–8! Columbus is a vibrant city with a wide range of fun activities, shopping, professional sports teams, and great food all close to the Greater Columbus Convention Center where our convention will be held.

Columbus is home to the The Ohio State University and Big Ten sports, the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, and the Center of Science and Industry (COSI) where more than one million Girl Scouts have participated in the COSI Camp-In over the years.

There’s always something fun happening in our capital city, and in October 2017, that fun will be the Girl Scout National Convention. Stay tuned for more information and details as the date gets closer. Not sure what happens at a National Convention? Check out highlights from the 2014 Convention and mark your calendars now to join us in Columbus in 2017!

August 2, 2016

Starter Kits Available in Our Shops!

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.

Girl Scout Daisy
Girl Scout Brownie
Girl Scout Junior
Girl Scout Cadette
Girl Scout Senior
Girl Scout Ambassador

Our council shops are open Monday through Thursday, 8:30 a.m.- 5 p.m. and select Saturdays throughout the year.

July 18, 2016

What’s New – May 2, 2016

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.

MAY GIRL SCOUT SHOP PROMOTIONS
Stop by any of our four council shops to enjoy these May promotions for Monday Markdowns or a Book Sale!

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.

May 2, 2016

What’s New – March 7, 2016

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

Troop 02858. 2

Girl Scout Troop 13069 – Asheboro

Troop 13069. 4

Girl Scout Troop 12932 – Hendersonville

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Girl Scout Troop 20740 – Lincolnton

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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
  • Candies

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.

March 7, 2016

What’s New – February 1, 2016

VOLUNTEER AT A COUNCIL COOKIE CUPBOARD
Would you like to involved with the Girl Scout Cookie Program? We have an easy way to do just that- volunteer at our service center cookie cupboards! It’s as simple as filling out a little paperwork and helping troop leaders load the cookies into their cars. You can volunteer for two-hour shifts through Friday, March 4 at any of the four links below. If you have questions about volunteering, please e-mail Ellen Ball.

SPRING 2016 DISCOVER GUIDE
The spring Discover Guide is now available on our website, giving you access to all our great programs and events for March-May 2016!

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!

FEBRUARY GIRL SCOUT SHOP PROMOTIONS
Stop by any of our four council shops to enjoy these January promotions:

SAVE THE DATE 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.
  • Watch for more details to be shared soon!

PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS FOR DESSERT FIRST
Dessert First, scheduled for Thursday, March 3, is an exciting and fun adults-only evening where local chefs create delicious, one-of-a-kind sweet and savory dishes and signature drinks using Girl Scout cookies. Guests and celebrity judges will sample the dishes and vote for their favorites. Awards will be presented to the winning chefs. There will also be a silent auction and a live performance of The Dan River Girls. Learn more.

GIRL SCOUT SUNDAY BULLETIN AVAILABLE TO TROOPS
Girl Scout Sunday and Girl Scout Sabbath take place during Girl Scout Week. Your troop can recognize Girl Scouting by asking your religious organization to use these Girl Scout materials on Girl Scout Sunday or Sabbath.

DO A GOOD TURN WEEKEND OF SERVICE
Can you imagine more than 20,000 Girl Scouts showing our communities the power and impact of Girl Scouting in just one weekend? Mark your calendar and plan to Do a Good Turn April 8-10. It’s easy! Just do some kind of service to another person or group sometime during the weekend and then respond to the short survey so we can record the impact.

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.

PARTNERSHIP FOR GIRLS – DREAM BIG OPPORTUNITY FOR ANY AND ALL TROOPS!
Checks for Partnership for Girls (PFG), Part I were sent to the participating troops last week. Please contact Karen Bell Chandler if you have any questions.

Part II of PFG will begin on May 1, 2016. It’s not too soon to sign up and plan ahead for that big trip or service project. Let us know what you are planning. We’d love to highlight your plans!

Those troops who achieved Honor Troop will be notified soon of their flag or ribbon presentation. These troops will be featured in an upcoming newsletter.

For more information on how your troop may participate, e-mail Karen Bell Chandler.

February 1, 2016

What’s New – January 5, 2016

SERVICE CENTERS AND SHOPS CLOSED
Our service centers and shops will be closed Monday, January 18 for the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday. We will resume regular business hours at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday.

JANUARY GIRL SCOUT SHOP PROMOTIONS
Stop by any of our four council shops to enjoy these January promotions:

GIRL SCOUT SUNDAY BULLETIN AVAILABLE TO TROOPS
Girl Scout Sunday and Girl Scout Sabbath take place during Girl Scout Week. The week revolves around March 12, the birthday of Girl Scouting. Girl Scout Sunday is the first Sunday before March 12 and Girl Scout Sabbath is the preceding Saturday of March 12. The purpose of this special day is to emphasize that we take the Girl Scout Promise seriously – “On my honor, I will try to serve God.” It is a time for Girl Scouts to reflect upon the importance of the words, “to serve God.”

Your troop can recognize Girl Scouting by asking your religious organization to place the Girl Scout bulletin insert or bulletin cover on Girl Scout Sunday or Sabbath.

HOW TO TALK TO YOUR DAUGHTER ABOUT SCARY NEWS 
Whether due to natural disasters, acts of terrorism, or other factors, there have been many challenging times in the past few months, and the 24/7 news cycle has been there to cover it all, at times blanketing media outlets for days on end with such coverage. Here are tips for parents and volunteers to use when speaking to girls when the news is scary.

January 5, 2016