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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! 

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

Teen Girl Scouts encouraged to apply for Girl Scout Leadership Institute

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.

 

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. 

National Bullying Prevention Month

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.

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