Today’s Tips 1.31.22

It’s Time to Plan Your Summer Adventure!
Camp registration for summer camp 2022 is now open and our three camp properties – Camp Ginger Cascades (Lenoir), Camp Pisgah (Brevard) and Keyauwee Program Center (Sophia) – are ready to get every girl outside! And, for the month of February, you can enjoy the Early Bird discount of $50 off all week-long and CIT programs!

We already have girls registering for their favorite sessions and looking forward to all the fun and opportunities awaiting them! Here is a quick peek at what summer camp looks like: Resident camp sessions happening at Keyauwee Program Center (June-July) and Camp Pisgah (July-August)Day camp programming at Keyauwee Program Center (July) and Camp Pisgah (first three weeks of July)Adventure-based troop camping sessions at Camp Ginger Cascades- are you ready to explore the outdoors on the back of a llama? Or trek through the woods on a backpacking trip? These sessions are for troops only, and give our older girls especially, some new and exciting camp options. Mini sessions and horse resident camp and horse mini sessions are also part of the lineup. To see all the programs being offered and to register, you can view the 2022 camp book here

Along with the traditional camp offerings, we wanted our service unit and troops to have camping opportunities throughout the summer as well. So new this year, Camp Ginger Cascades will be the place to do that! The camp will be open all summer long for troops and service units to reserve different lodging options and give their girls their very own camp experience. Ginger Cascades is full of adventure- from the natural cascades and scenic surroundings to the traditional camp activities like archery, the climbing wall and swimming. It’s a great place to give your girls the gift of being outdoors. Just show up and let our camp team do the rest!

We hope you are as excited as we are to welcome summer and all these exciting adventures. Visit our newly added Outdoors section on our website to find all the information you need. And if you still have questions about camp or outdoor programs, please reach out to us at or 800-672-2148.

We look forward to being outdoors with you in 2022!

Jennifer Wilcox, CEO

​Join Us March 12 at Our Council-Wide Birthday Bashes
Saturday, March 12 is the 110th birthday of Girl Scouts, and we are celebrating big with a fun day at our three camp properties. Come discover our beautiful facilities, participate in a variety of activities as you explore camp (activities will vary by location), enjoy a birthday cupcake and get a free bandana from our council shops. Cost for the event is $5 per person (includes a patch) and the event runs from 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Families and troops are welcome to drop-in anytime during the day. 

Registration for the Birthday Bashes will open this week so be sure to check our Facebook page, as well as look for a registration link in next week’s newsletter. The registration deadline is Wednesday, March 2.  

​Girls of Faith Event- Registration Deadline Tomorrow
It’s not too late to attend the Girls of Faith event happening at Camp Ginger Cascades on Saturday, March 5. Girl Scout Cadettes and older can explore their faith through different hands-on activities, as well as earn their My Promise, My Faith pin. The registration deadline is tomorrow, February 1. 

Cookie Program Digital Drawings 
Don’t forget to remind your girls to send out their 20 or more e-mails through Smart Cookies to qualify for our Digital Drawings. We’ve already given away a Razor scooter and underwater camera and there are still lots of great prizes to win- including a kayak! 

Tune in to see the winner’s announced on our Facebook page Fridays at 3 p.m. ​

Upcoming Programs
Dungeons and Dragons
Thursday, February 10
Virtual & Camp Pisgah
Girl Scout Cadettes, Seniors & Ambassadors

World Thinking Day
Saturday, February 19
Keyauwee Program Center
Open to all Girl Scouts 

​​​​​​​Cadette, Senior, Ambassador Venture Out: High Ropes
Saturday, February 26
Keyauwee Program Center

TikTok Takedown
Saturday, February 26
Jackson Park, Hendersonville
Girl Scout Seniors & Ambassadors

Reminder: Board Forum Dates
Join us for one of these in-person events with our Board of Directors as we get excited and prepare for the upcoming National Council Session and learn about the GSCP2P bylaw refresh. It is also a great time to learn about the roles and functions within the board. Snacks and drinks will be provided. These governance meetings will run from 6-7:30 p.m. Click on the event in your area to register.

Board Forum Dates
Thursday, February 10– Triad Service Center
Thursday, February 24– Hickory Service Center
Thursday, March 10– Asheville Service Center
Wednesday, March 23– Gastonia Service Center 

Girls Engineering Change Mentor Program
The NC State University organization “Girls Engineering Change” will be hosting a free Mentor Program for girls interested in engineering. The program will span three Saturdays: February 12, February 19 and March 5, and each workshop will be from 9:45 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Girls will have the opportunity to explore hands-on engineering concepts, hear from experienced and professional engineering speakers, as well as gain one-on-one advice on college and engineering from a NC State student. Register by February 4

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