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Council Shops Celebrate Earth Day!

Our council shops will be celebrating Earth Day with a special deal the week of April 21-28. Bring in your Girl Scout reusable tote or earth daythe 100th Anniversary reusable tote to get 10 percent off one regularly priced item of your choice! Find more details here. We hope to see you shopping soon!

A.W.E.S.O.M.E. Retreats Newsletter Now Available!

Our Adult Learning Special Events are getting a makeover! Now called A.W.E.S.O.M.E. Retreats, the events will be
taking place throughout the year, and we hope will help to better serve your needs. Read the first issue of our new newsletter to learn more and find out what A.W.E.S.O.M.E. stands for! 

Girl Scout Leader Appreciation Day: Monday, April 22

April is National Volunteer Month and we thank all our Girl Scout leaders who create a supportive environment that encourages successful futures for all girls! Join us in celebrating all our wonderful adult volunteers during National Volunteer Month and as we give a special shout out to Girl Scout Leaders on Leader Appreciation Day. Learn more about our P2P council shop promotions.

Although volunteers are always appreciated, it is during these special days that we take the time to acknowledge that our adult volunteers are our neighborhood heroes and the lifeblood of the Girl Scouts Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont organization. We encourage the girls, their families and service unit/Girl Scout communities to plan special gestures to show appreciation for the adult Girl Scout volunteers in their lives.

Girl Scout Lifetime Membership

Our lifetime members are a cherished part of our family. By making a commitment to Girl Scouts, you will be supporting the Lifetime Membership Endowment Fund, which is used to develop and extend Girl Scout membership to all girls. Lifetime membership as a Girl Scout adult is available to any individual who accepts the principles and beliefs of the Girl Scout Movement, pays the one-time lifetime membership cost, and is 18 years of age or older or is a high school graduate or the equivalent.

Lifetime membership dues are $375 (25 times the annual dues). A special lifetime membership, at the reduced cost of $195 (13 times the annual dues), is offered to girls who are registered Girl Scouts 14–17 at the time of their high school graduation, provided they apply for lifetime membership before their current annual membership expires.

You will receive from GSUSA:

  • A lifetime membership certificate signed by the Chair of the National Board of Directors
  • A lifetime membership card
  • Information on how you can purchase a lifetime membership pin
  • A lifelong connection with a mission-focused, values-driven organization that helps girls develop as happy and resourceful citizens

To become a lifetime member, print  an adult membership registration form and in the green strip above your name, indicate “Lifetime Member.” In the gray block to the right of your personal information, indicate if you are already an adult or are a graduating Ambassador. Complete the application and bring it with your payment to the service center most convenient to you. If you prefer, mail your application and payment to the following address:   

Membership Registration   
530 4th St. SW       
Hickory, NC  28602

A lifetime membership booth will also be available at the Annual Meeting on April 26, 2014 to accept lifetime membership registrations or to answer your questions about lifetime membership.

March Celebrates National Women’s History Month

During the month of March, we celebrate the strong women leaders who have been innovative risk-takers in our Women's History Monthhistory, forging ahead to make a difference in how we do things in our world today.

The Girl Scout history is also filled with those women who decided to take a stand and push girls and women to new limits. One such women is one of our very own, Mary Ann Scarlette of Greensboro, whose dedication to Girl Scouting, spanning  over 70 years of involvement with the organization, helped start the Campus Girl Scouts in her area in 1979. 

To read her story, please click here


2015 Early Bird registration launches April 1

At Girl Scouts, girls are always counting down to the next adventure they’ll go on together. Grab your friends and claim your spot for another year of fun! Re-register at least 80% of your troop membership (girls and adults) by June 16, 2014 and take advantage of these special offers!ICWT_Re-Reg

These offers include, but are not limited to: 5% cash back rebates on council-sponsored events registered through E-Biz October 1, 2014 to March 30, 2015, a $10 rebate at any P2P council shop, discounted adult learning retreats and a customized, printed Early Bird Troop Certificate of Appreciation. Members will also qualify to purchase the council’s Early Bird patch from any P2P council shop.

In addition, each member/troop earning Early Bird status by registering before June 16 is eligible/qualified to PRE-REGISTER for the Camp-a-Palooza event scheduled for October 3-5, 2014.

But wait… there’s more! Any troop that re-registers 100% of its current troop membership (girls and adults) for the 2015 troop year by June 16, 2014 will be automatically entered in our EXCLUSIVE Early Bird drawing and will be eligible to win the following prizes (presented at your troop meeting by a member of the P2P Executive Team):

GRAND PRIZE – $250 VISA gift card
FIRST RUNNER UP – $100 VISA gift card
SECOND RUNNER UP – $50 P2P council shop gift certificate

Learn more at the links below:

For our girls and volunteers who need fillable PDF forms to use cookie dough, nut bucks or request financial assistance, please access the links below:

Happy Birthday Girl Scouts!

This year marks the 102nd anniversary of Girl Scouts. When Juliette Gordon Low founded the organization in 1912 in Savannah with a group of just 18 girls, she had in her mind to grow a girl-centered organization, where girls could experience the outdoors, expand happy-birthday-girl-scoutstheir worlds through community service and learn the skills needed to be successful women in the society they lived in.

She also wanted to encourage girls to prepare for life outside of traditional homemaking- making a name for themselves in professional roles dealing with arts, sciences and business. Low herself had always been interested in these areas and wanted to give girls the opportunity to develop themselves into self-reliant and active citizens.

Although her ideas may have seem revolutionary at the time, her goal to do something useful with her life 

has led to the largest leadership organization for girls in the world, consisting of 3.2 million members.

Low could have never predicted when the organization began over 100 years ago the number of girls and women the program would positively impact in the years to come.

GSCP2P strives to bring the Girl Scout Mission and Program to the girls in the 40 counties throughout central and western that we serve. Every day, we push the boundaries to make sure our girls are getting the chance to start their pathway to active leaderships within their communities.

With the help of our dedicated volunteers, we work to make a difference in the lives of our girls. We all know that Girl Scouting has the ability to change girls for the better, making them strong and confident young women, who can go out and make our world a better place.

So happy birthday Girl Scouts- you are 102 years young today!

To volunteer with GSCP2P, please click here.
To learn more about registering your daughter as a Girl Scout, please click here

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

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.