The Girl Scout Leadership Institute (GSLI) is a triennial conference that presents girls 14 and older with three days of leadership skill-building activities. Each GSLI is unique, and the 2014 GSLI is no exception. Girls who are 14 or older at the time of GSLI (by October 16, 2014) are eligible to attend the GSLI. The 2014 conference will take place in Salt Lake City, Utah.
This GSLI will focus on big issues about which girls across the country and around the globe are passionate. Girls will get the latest information on their chosen issues from experts in the field, work together on solutions, learn techniques for innovation, advocacy, and planning, and return home ready to make a specific impact in their communities and councils. The GSLI experience will give each girl the opportunity to make new friends, develop important skills, learn about new planning processes, and take advantage of a support system that will be there to meet her needs—all delivered in a fun, engaging way. Each girl will also create action plans that will provide her and her council with a significant and lasting return on investment. Learn more and submit your application.
February 22 marked World Thinking Day and girls from across the council participated in activities and events centered around global themes. The theme for Thinking Day 2014 was girls worldwide say “education opens doors for all girls and boys.”
Thinking Day was established in 1926 to honor Lord Robert Baden-Powell, the founder of Scouting, and Lady Olave Baden-Powell, the World Chief Guide of the Girl Guide/Girl Scout Movement. Along with exploring different cultures and traditions, it is also a day where Girl Scouts honor their sister Girl Guides and Girl Scouts in other countries.
GSCP2P, along with The Center for Creative Leadership, hosted a viewing of Girl Rising, a groundbreaking film about the strength of the human spirit and the power of education to transform societies, as part of their Thinking Day activities. Others troops participated in local events. To see photos of how our troops celebrated, click here.
Girl Scouts Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont has a collection of over 100 Girl Scout uniforms that are available to Girl Scout troops and groups 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, troop leaders and families are invited to participate in The Human Race – 5K walk/run on Saturday, March 29, 2014. The event will be held at the Greensboro Coliseum and is free to walkers; $25 for runners. Some of the proceeds benefit Girl Scouts Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont.
Be a Thin Mint Sprinter and participate in the Human Race. Learn more.
The Girl Scout Cookie Program is getting started this week and if your troop is participating, be sure to check out the Bling Your Booth Cookie Booth Contest. “Blinging out” your booth could win your troop $50 or the grand prize of $250. Each region will have a winner so get your creativity ready! We can’t wait to see your photos. Official contest details can be found here. The deadline to submit your booth entry is March 6.
Questions about the contest can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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It’s official! Salt Lake City is the host city and Girl Scouts of Utah is the host council for the 53rd National Convention of Girl Scouts of the USA, to be held October 16-19, 2014. We are currently accepting applications for girl and adult members to represent Girl Scouts Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont as National Council Delegates and take an active part in the national Girl Scout democratic process.
The Board Development Committee will present a slate of National Delegates at our Annual Meeting in April.
To learn more and apply for a delegate position, click on one of the following links – Girl Delegate Application or Adult Delegate Application. The deadline to e-mail or postmark applications is January 22, 2014.
Questions? E-mail Mildred Poole at email@example.com or call 336-207-1077.
October is National Bullying Prevention Month. Although it is hard to define exactly what bullying is, most agree it happens when:
- The behavior hurts or harms another person physically or emotionally.
- The targets have difficulty stopping the behavior directed at them, and struggle to defend themselves.
- Many definitions include a statement about the “imbalance of power,” described as when the student with the bullying behavior has more “power,” either physically, socially or emotionally, such as a higher social status, is physically larger or emotionally intimidating.