|A Note from the CEO|
Happy August Girl Scout Family!
We can’t believe that we are in our last weeks of summer! We’ve had a successful camp season, offered great summer programming to our girls and made positive changes that will lead us into a brand new troop year this fall! As we look forward to August, September and beyond, we go with this theme in mind- “Resilient. Ready. Strong.”
This theme was introduced during our Volunteer Leadership Conference this past Saturday, where we had a great turnout of volunteers and endless enthusiasm for the work we get to do together. This theme will also be a part of our back-to-troop recruitment events that will begin in the coming weeks. We hope you will join us in bringing this mindset to all girls in our communities- Girl Scouts are resilient. They are ready. And they are strong!
Over the next several weeks, you will receive more information that will help you make this fall a great one including:Our Fall Program Guide, filled with hands-on and exciting program opportunities at our camp properties and with community partnersIntroductions to our newly aligned Engagement, Experience and Business Ops TeamsNew retail opportunities- including mobile shop opportunitiesAs always, if you have any questions, you can reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 800-672-2148. We are here to help you be successful in your Girl Scout journey!
Jennifer Wilcox, CEO
|Triad Service Center Open House |
Come by and see us at the new Triad Service Center today from Noon- 6 p.m. We are excited to show off our new location- plus you can get a patch to celebrate our new home! Our new address is 303 Pisgah Church Road, Suite C, Greensboro.
|Celebrate National S’mores Day!|
We will be celebrating National S’mores Day on Wednesday, August 10 all day with some virtual fun on our social media pages. Come craft with us, play a STEM game and join in on a photo challenge featuring your very own marshmallow man!
Our CEO, Jennifer, along with some of our Media Girls will be going live on Facebook at 11 a.m. that day to create their own marshmallow men. Follow along with their fun and build your own too! If you submit a photo of your marshmallow man with the hashtag #gscp2psmoresday and tag us @gscp2p, you will be entered into a raffle to win a $50 certificate to the Girl Scout Shop! You can find all the materials needed for the photo challenge here.
As part of our S’mores Day celebrations, we will be by offering six, free memberships for new girls in grades K-12. If you have a friend who is interested in becoming a Girl Scout this year, share this information with them. Girls must be entered by August 31. There is also a drawing for two free adult memberships. Find the details here!
|Art Exhibition in the Triad|
We want to fill our new Triad Service Center with our girls’ artwork! We are inviting all girls to help us decorate the new space by participating in our Girl Scout Art Exhibition, which will include a gallery opening to show off all our artists.
Girls can submit a painting, drawing or other form of 2-D original artwork for the exhibition. All submissions must be received by Friday, September 30 at 5 p.m.. You can find details on submitting artwork here.
|Upcoming Events |
VIRTUAL: Girl Scout Juniors Simple Meals Cooking Badge Class
Saturday, September 17
Earn your Simple Meals cooking badge! Chef Angela of Amore Kitchen is a community partner of Girl Scouts, offering cooking classes for all levels. This is an interactive, hands-on cooking class for girls grades 4-5. The goal of this badge is to learn how to serve a meal for all.
|Updated Safety Activity Checkpoints|
The newest version of Safety Activity Checkpoints can be found on our website now! The document is listed under our Volunteer Reference Materials and Forms website pages. You can also click here to find the full document.
|Volunteer Opportunities: Camp Thanks-A-Lot |
There are three Camp Thanks-A-Lots events left for summer including August 13 (Camp Pisgah), September 3 (Camp Ginger Cascades) and September 17 (Keyauwee Program Center).
You can find all the open volunteer opportunities on the interest form. Events run from 9 a.m.- 5 p.m., but if you are only able to volunteer for part of the day, please let us know and we can make arrangements for you.