Today’s Tips 4.12.21

Weekend of Service- Tell Us Your Good Turn!
Did you participate in our Weekend of Service? We want to see your good turn! Be sure and share your photos with us using #DoingAGoodTurnGSCP2P2021 on Facebook or Instagram.

We would also love for you to log your service hours so we can see what a great impact our girls are having on their communities. You can continue to add service hours throughout the month of April.​Shine a Light on a Deserving Volunteer!
We know our volunteers are amazing, and we want to hear about all the wonderful ways they are making their communities a better place! Do you have a volunteer you would like to recognize? Tell us about them here, and we will feature them on our social media pages.

Registration for Comic Con 2021 is Now Open!
Join us for this one-day, virtual event on Saturday, July 24 filled with so many different aspects of the Comic Con world! We are going virtual this year and will have brand new workshops, panels and several professional instructors and surprise guests to help you have lots of fun!

This event is open to girls entering grades 4-12, and girls do not have to be a Girl Scout to attend. Prices are $30 for Girl Scouts registered with P2P, $40 for Girl Scouts from another council and $55 for non-Girl Scouts (price will include a Girl Scout membership). All registrations will include an ID lanyard, patch, entry into the contests and your workshops.

Find more details here and register here! Space is limited, so make sure and sign up early to get spots in your favorite workshops. 

Join Our Campership Committee
We are looking for volunteers who would like to join our Campership Committee. Applicants should be registered Girl Scouts, but not involved with a troop or a Girl Scout and have a passion for sending girls to summer camp! Requirements of committee members include a meeting to review applications and determine how to distribute our scholarship funds to campers who have requested them. 

You can fill out an application here to be considered!

​Troop Year End Reviews Now Available 
Each year, P2P needs to report our progress and success to our communities and membership. The Troop Year End Review allows us to gather this critical information and, this year, we are using a new platform that allows you to save your work and return to it over time.

Completion of this report is required and helps us update troop records and have a better understanding of how we can best support troop volunteers. Our council also reserves the right to audit troop bank accounts and financial information at any time, so this information may be used for such purposes. Your help is greatly appreciated with this important task!

Year End Reviews are due by June 30. You can find the form here. Have questions? E-mail us here

Have you seen our Monthly Finance Tracker
Use this tool to help keep your troop finances in order throughout the year and/or to complete the Finance Report portion of the Troop Year End Review.   ​Know a Girl Who Loves Horses? Our Horse Programs are for Her!
As far back as 460 B.C., people were noticing the physical, mental and emotional benefits of horseback riding. Today, as the field of Equine Assisted Activities and Therapies has grown, the interest in researching and documenting the reasons why horses are of such benefit has become very important.

Studies have included measuring the range of motion or balance improvements in riders with physical limitations to improvements in regulating emotions for riders who are neurodiverse. A study of Japanese school children discovered that specific movements that some horses make can improve certain types of cognitive tasks. Additionally, a study of Norwegian teenagers discovered that, offering barn work and riding to teenagers in an environment with a supportive adult and peers may be valuable to their psychological development. Finally! Science and technology have caught up and are capable of measuring what humans have known for quite some time- Humans + Horses = Magic!

Did you know that two of our riding instructors at Circle C Equestrian Center were trained by the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship and worked as Therapeutic Riding Instructors before working for P2P? Not only does that help make our program especially attuned to the therapeutic benefits of equine related activities for everyone, it also makes our program uniquely inclusive. It means all of our girl members have the opportunity and the support they need to safely participate and benefit from our Circle C horse programs, no matter their ambitions or abilities. For more information about our horse programs, please visit www.CampLikeAGirl.org

Community Partner Spotlight
WonderWorks Girl Scout Appreciation Days: Find registration links here!
Spring Girl Scout Day at Chimney Rock: Saturday, May 15- Sunday, May 16. Gather your troop, pack your supplies and head out to Chimney Rock for our Annual Spring Girl Scout Day and optional campout. Join us to explore new places, meet new friends and spend the night under the stars during this special event. Find more details on their website

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