|Let’s Get Ready to Race!|
Join us for our first Off to the Races event happening Saturday, June 26 in Gastonia. Build a vehicle that will go on land, air or water and come race against other Girl Scouts your age! Community partners will also be there to teach girls about STEM and how it’s important to the race. Siblings, parents and friends can also join in on the fun!
Register before May 8 to receive a special early bird rate. Find all the details here.
Buy 5 Cookie Winners Announced
Congratulations to each of the Buy 5 Winners from this year’s 2021 Girl Scout Cookie Program! Four winners were chosen and each received 52 packages of Girl Scout Cookies (a year supply!) of their variety choice. Each local Girl Scout who was connected with the winning sale also received a $10 coupon to our Girl Scout Shop.
Asheville Service Center
Customer Winner: Cheyanne Nettles
Girl Scout Winner: Tesslyn Heater, SU 117/ Troop 30212
Gastonia Service Center
Customer Winner: Donna Tharp
Girl Scout Winner: Maddie Hovis, SU 126/Troop 2308
Hickory Service Center
Customer Winner: Alex Olinger
Girl Scout Winner: Ann Mellon, SU 131/Troop 10492 Triad Service Center
Customer Winner: Casie Cason
Girl Scout Winner: Savannah Dowtin, SU 148/ Troop 2209
Short-Term Volunteer Spotlight: Judy King
Judy King is one of our newest Short-Term Volunteers! She is the artist behind Yellow Dragon Handicrafts. Judy has a passion for knitting and crocheting, as well as the outdoors.
If your troop is in the western area and interested in learning how to knit or crochet (possibly for a service project or Take Action Project connection) or just need another adult to join a hiking trip, let us know so we can connect you with Judy. Welcome to the volunteer team Judy!
Virtual Programming- May is Cybersecurity Month for Girl Scout Cadettes, Seniors and Ambassadors
Join us for these cybersecurity series for Girl Scout Cadettes, Seniors and Ambassadors. All workshops are a three-part series where participants will earn each of the Cybersecurity badges at their respective levels. Check our online calendar for registration information.
Girl Scout Cadette Hacker Tracker: May 3, 10, 17
Girl Scout Senior Tech Warrior: May 11, 18, 27
Girl Scout Ambassador Tech Warrior: May 13, 20, 27
Come Out to Camp!
All three of our camp properties have some exciting spring programs coming up! Be sure and check them out, along with all the other options, on our online calendar!
Camp Work Days at Keyauwee Program Center: May 2 and May 16
Spring Cleaning Days at Camp Ginger Cascades: May 2, May 9 and May 16
Amazing Troop Race at Camp Pisgah: May 8
Me & My Gal: DIY Duo at Keyauwee Program Center: May 8
Family Day at Camp Ginger Cascades: May 8
Paddles, Picnics & Paints at Camp Pisgah: May 15
Me & My Pal: Survival Squad at Keyauwee Program Center: May 22
New Discounts for Lifetime Members
There’s never been a better time to become a lifetime member and support the movement that’s building the next generation of leaders. In addition to existing lifetime member benefits, GSUSA is rolling out a suite of 20% off discounts to products of female-founded and female-led brands, many of which were launched by alums who used the skills they learned at Girl Scouts for successful entrepreneurial endeavors as adults.
Plus, did you know that if you have been a volunteer for 10+ years, you currently qualify for a reduced lifetime membership rate of $200. Find all the details here!
Community Partner Spotlight
Virtual: A Trip to Mars: An Immersive Murder Mystery Experience in Space: May 1, May 9, May 23
Virtual: The Perilous Castle: An Immersive Murder Mystery Experience: April 25, May 2, May 16, May 24
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