Today’s Tips 3.29.21

Updated COVID Guidelines for Troops & Service Units 
Girl Scouts Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont (GSCP2P) COVID-19 guidelines for troops and service units have been updated as of March 29, 2021. Click here for the full list.
Troops and service units can meet in groups of 50 people maximum inside and 100 people maximum outside.
Social distancing and face covering guidelines MUST be strictly followed. GSCP2P guidelines follow the recommendations of both the state of North Carolina and Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) and currently state that all persons over the age of five must wear face coverings, both indoor and outdoor, where physical distancing of six feet from other people who are not members of the same household is not possible.
All shops are open and now serving at 75% capacity.

Check Out Our April Programs!
Be sure and visit our online calendar to see all the upcoming programs happening in April. There are spring break opportunities, space badge workshops, performing arts badge workshops, horse programs, in-person outdoor programs and so much more!​Virtual Town Hall Meeting on April 24
The P2P Annual Meeting will once again be a virtual Town Hall Meeting this year and will take place on Saturday, April 24 from 10 a.m.- Noon. Registration is now open through Sunday, April 4. 

The morning will include council business and voting on board and board development committee slates, a presentation by our National Gold Award Girl Scout, Kennedy Jeffers, Adult Recognition Ceremony, breakout rooms and a virtual Girl Scout Shop. Those who are a currently registered Girl Scout, 14 years and older, should register as a voting member so they can vote on the slates for board officers and directors and board development committee members.

3-2-1 S’more Fun Campaign Continues Through April 
Our 3-2-1 S’more Girls for S’more Fun membership campaign will continue through April 30. Continue to add more girls to your troop and receive some fun rewards. You can find all the details here

Girl Advisory Board Deadline is March 31
If you have a girl who will be in grades 8-12 in the fall of 2021, they are eligible to apply to be a member of the national Girl Advisory Board. The deadline to submit an application is this Wednesday, March 31 at midnight. 

Members of the board will make recommendations, contribute to key initiatives and influence decision-making at Girl Scouts’ national office. They’ll gain valuable experience as they support and drive change at a national nonprofit organization and receive hands-on training and professional development. Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to have your voice heard!

Introducing the P2P Girl Empowerment Mentorship Program
The P2P Girl Empowerment Mentorship Program is for high school Girl Scouts who want to connect and learn from female professionals, gain new insights and get career development guidance. During a three-month session, girls will have at least three opportunities to connect with their mentor in a small group environment. Sessions are starting soon so apply for the program today!

Do you know a female professional who would be interested in sharing her skills, experiences and time with our girls? There is still time to join the program as a mentor! You can complete the volunteer interest form here

Upcoming GSUSA Programs
There are several programs coming up in April that will be hosted by GSUSA and focus on STEM and the outdoors. Check them out below!
Take Action for the Planet: This is a free event series for Girl Scout Cadettes, Seniors and Ambassadors to earn their Think Like a Citizen Scientist Journey. You can find dates and registration information here. 
Girl Scout STEM Festival: Saturday, April 17, Noon- 4:30 p.m.- Create your own STEM experience as you choose from dozens of hands-on activities, live events, fun challenges and booth experiences! Complete Girl Scout badge and award requirements and earn a free patch. Details here!
Plant the Future with the Tree Promise: Thursday, April 22, 7:30 p.m.- Join this live, virtual event and learn about the power of trees to keep our communities strong. Danni Washington, Girl Scout Alum, science TV host and correspondent on season one of Mission Unstoppable on CBS, will join the fun! During the event, we’ll take the Tree Promise with Danni and commit to planting five million trees in the next five years. Girls of all ages are welcome. Learn more here!

Community Partner Spotlight
How do you plan to celebrate Earth Day this year? Join us for this opportunity to be involved with a Citizen Scientist project and our amazing community partner, SaveNature! There are program offerings for each Girl Scout level- find the details here. Registration closes this Saturday, April 3. 

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