Join us for our 5th annual Weekend of Service! Plant some flowers, help a neighbor bring in their groceries, clean up a local park- we hope you will do a good turn with us! A short survey will go out after the weekend to collect all our great results.
Dear Girl Scout Members:
Every day in Girl Scouts is a different kind of exciting! Whether girls are having a science-tastic sleepover under the stars, programming their own robot or planting trees in a park, girls are learning that they can be and do anything while building a circle of respectful and compassionate friends.
When compared to other extracurricular activities, the wide variety of experiences girls are exposed to in Girl Scouts is a tremendous value. For instance, consider that:
- Intramural youth sports cost upwards of $100 for a single season,
- Gymnastic classes in Statesville or dance classes in Asheville cost around $60 per month, and
- Horseback riding at stables in Winston-Salem or Gastonia costs $45 for a single 30-minute lesson.
With these comparisons in mind, recognizing costs for things like insurance have increased and recognizing the powerful impact Girl Scouting has on girls and the community, we hope you will understand that Girl Scouts of the USA’s National Board of Directors has voted to increase the Girl Scout membership dues to $25 per year beginning October 1, 2017. This does not impact the 2016 troop year, which begins October 1, 2016 or the Early Bird registration that begins on April 1. At roughly $2 per month, Girl Scouting will still be one of the most reasonably priced, life-changing experiences for girls in North Carolina, and one of the most valuable investments anyone can make in a girl’s life.
Girl Scouts of the USA has provided the following information:
- Membership Dues Increase Letter to the Movement from Anna Marie Chávez, CEO of Girl Scouts of the USA
- Membership Dues Increase Information Sheet
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to e-mail our council at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 800-672-2148.
- Participate in a radio, television or newspaper interview
- Receive media training from professionals in the field
- Represent Girl Scouts Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont at special council and community events including official flag ceremonies
- Explore the world of media professions
Girls of all levels and from across the council are encouraged to apply. Girls who are accepted will take part in a specialized media training day and will serve as a Media Girl from May 2016 through April 2017. Throughout this time frame, girls will be called upon to participate in interviews and any other special events as they come up in their area.
Applications for the program are being accepted through April 1. For questions about the Media Girls program, please contact Sarah Robinson.
In celebration of National Girl Scout Week and the 104th birthday of Girl Scouts, GSCP2P is celebrating with special activities throughout the week. Shop promos, community service, special social media shout-outs- find all the details here!
We encourage you to participate and share with your troop, girls, volunteers and Girl Scout alumnae.
A new technology education video game for kids! Learn computer science education in an engaging, fun and educational way, while earning digital badges and building confidence.
Adventure your way through Taken Charge, helping Siri, Adele and Sonny rescue their dog, Charge.
Girl Scouts Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont Girl Scouts get a special discount when they take advantage of this new STEAM opportunity. For $31.99 per girl (instead of $39.99 for regular users), you gain one year’s access to Taken Charge.
To register, please visit this link.
Do you have questions about Taken Charge? Send them here!
Learn more about Taken Charge!