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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 – 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

What’s New – April 4, 2016

SUBMIT YOUR TROOP STORY IDEAS
Our marketing/communications team is looking for specific troop story ideas.

  • Girl Scout troops who are graduating from high school and have been in the program for 10+ years.
  • Girl Scout leaders who can talk about their troop experiences for back-to-school/troop promotions for this coming fall.

Please e-mail your name, daytime phone number, e-mail address, troop number and 2-3 sentences of your interest with some specific examples to support the story ideas above.

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR BLING YOUR BOOTH WINNERS!
Congratulations to our Bling Your Booth winners listed below. Photos can be viewed on our Facebook page.

  • Region 1 – Troop 02681, SU 110
  • Region 2 – Troop 02703, SU 115
  • Region 3 – No entries
  • Region 4 – Troop 01875, SU 126
  • Region 5 – Troop 12367, SU 130
  • Region 6 – No entries
  • Region 7 – Troop 02600, SU 140
  • Region 8 – Troop 01293, SU 157
  • Region 9 – Troop 40839, SU 142
  • Region 10 – Troop 12988, SU 148
  • Region 11 – Troop 02155, SU 145
  • Overall Winner – Troop 12416, SU 153

APRIL GIRL SCOUT SHOP PROMOTIONS
Stop by any of our four council shops to enjoy these April promotions for Monday Markdowns.

PARTNERSHIP FOR GIRLS – DREAM BIG
Partnership for Girls Part II begins on May 1.  Please contact Karen Bell Chandler or call 336-369-7451 for more information or to sign up your troop. This is a Dream Big Opportunity for troops who want to travel or have a huge community project that needs funding. Check out our new flyer and share the dream of Girl Scouts!

2016 GIRL SCOUT COOKIE BUY 5 WINNERS
Congratulations to the following Buy 5 winners, who each won a year’s supply of cookies and each Girl Scout who submitted the winning entry and won a $10 council shop gift card.

  • Asheville Winner – Elaine Stevens sold by Girl Scout Alissa Ehrenkaufer, Troop 12693
  • Gastonia Winner – Traci Horne sold by Girl Scout Anna Miller, Troop 02103
  • Hickory Winner – Glen Ramsey sold by Girl Scout Grace Blackwelder, Troop 01947
  • Triad Winner – Kayla Mellor sold by Girl Scout Savannah Dowtin, Troop 02209

TAKE ACTION: TELL CONGRESS TO SUPPORT A BILL HONORING GIRL SCOUTS AND THE GOLD AWARD
Last week in Congress, a resolution was introduced celebrating Girl Scouts’ 104th birthday and the centennial of the Gold Award, the highest award in Girl Scouts. We encourage you to reach out to your members of Congress to cosponsor the legislation and show their support for Girl Scouts in North Carolina and around the country. As you know, it was this month in 1912 when Juliette Gordon Low founded the first Girl Scout troop with just 18 girls. Over 100 years later, more than 59 million American women are Girl Scout alumnae, and the program currently serves nearly two million girls. Roughly 5% of Girl Scouts receive the Girl Scout Gold Award. For a century, the Gold Award has inspired girls to find greatness inside themselves and share their ideas and passions with their communities. Take Action Now! Honor Girl Scouts and 100 years of the Gold Award.

April 4, 2016