Today’s Tips 9.27.21

A Message from our CEO and Board  
This past Saturday, GSCP2P welcomed its 2021-2022 Board of Directors at their annual board retreat in Statesville. It was a wonderful day as returning and new board members met to set the course for our new membership year and imagined all the possibilities that lie ahead for GSCP2P. Highlights from the meeting included a rededication and investiture ceremony for all board members, approving a fiscally responsible 2021-2022 budget that focuses on membership growth and support and confirming our 2022-2024 Strategic Plan that focuses on five significant priorities. Launching this strategic work allows GSCP2P to roll out exciting fall and winter programs soon to membership. Programs will be both virtual and in-person and held on council properties as well as an increased focus in community partnerships. Check out our online calendar in the next few weeks for a complete list of all these fantastic programs. 

With all the possibility and promise that lies ahead this new year, we are so excited for GSCP2P to offer relevant and meaningful experiences to a membership body that accurately reflects the diverse world in which we operate. If you have ideas on how we can continue this work together, please don’t hesitate to reach out.

Yours in Girl Scouting,

Carolyn Brickey, Board Chair 
Jennifer Wilcox, CEO​
Join Our CEO for a Fireside Chat
Our CEO will be making the rounds through our camp properties to spend a little time with girls and their families and our volunteers. Join her at the camp closest to you! You can register for these events using the links below.
Camp Ginger Cascades
Keyauwee Program Center
Camp Pisgah
Connect with Volunteers- Lunch & Learn Tomorrow
Join our Assistant Director of Troop Experience, Crystal Taylor, and other non-profit leaders during this free lunch and learn panel discussion, tomorrow, Tuesday, September 28 at Noon. No registration is required- just following the link provided here.  ​
Highest Awards Virtual Training Sessions 
Are you ready to go for the Girl Scout Gold Award? Register for a virtual training session on our online calendar

During these workshops, you will learn about the requirements, approval process and helpful tips for earning the Girl Scout Gold Award. Girls will also have the opportunity to brainstorm and receive feedback on their project ideas.​
Show Off Your Troop Pride with Troop T-Shirts
You can now pre-order a new troop T-shirt design through our council shops! Pre-orders are due by Friday, October 29. To place an order, please click here

Join Us on October 9 as a New Troop Year Begins!
All council shops will be open on Saturday, October 9 from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. as we kick off a new membership year!  Anyone who makes a $15 or more purchase in the shops that day will receive the Girls Change the World patch for free. Tables will also be set up to show off the newest Girl Scout badges and other activities coming up this year. Have you seen the new girl uniforms? Come check them out and let your girls pick and choose how they want to make their uniform their very own.

Have a friend who wants to join Girl Scouts too? Bring her with you and earn your Add-A-Friend patch and charms when she registers. 

The new Girl Scout Cookie, Adventurefuls, will also be available for sampling. Don’t miss your chance to try it!​
Girl Scouts Change the World Virtual Event 
Also happening Saturday, October 9, girls in grades 4-12 can keep the Girl Scout fun going into the afternoon by attending Girl Scouts of the USA’s virtual Girls Change the World event. This program is open to Girl Scout Juniors and up and will give girls a chance to meet other Girl Scouts across the country in their same program level, as well as highlight Highest Award recipients. Have you recently earned your Girl Scout Gold Award? You may get a special shout-out during the program. Don’t miss out on this afternoon of inspiration, sisterhood and global action!

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