Today’s Tips 8.8.22

Meet Our Engagement Team
As we head into back-to-school season and fall recruitment, we wanted to introduce our Engagement Team who will be leading these efforts across our 40 counties. Parent nights, school recruitment events, flyers and more are already in the works, and we are ready to bring in new girls to our P2P Girl Scout family.

To see a list of Engagement Team members, please click here. To contact any member of this team with questions, please call 800-672-2148 or info@girlscoutsp2p.org. ​
Gastonia Council Shop Closed on Tuesday
Please note: Due to an off-site department meeting, the Gastonia Council Shop will be closed on Tuesday, August 9. Normal hours will resume on Wednesday, August 10. ​
Celebrate National S’mores Day on Wednesday
National S’mores Day is this Wednesday, August 10, and we have a virtual day of fun planned 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. to show off their marshmallow tower building skills. 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 drawing to win a $50 certificate to the Girl Scout Shop! You can find all the materials needed for the photo challenge here.

Free Memberships
As part of our S’mores Day celebrations, we are 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 registered by August 31. There is also a drawing for two free adult memberships. Find the details here! 

Visit the Triad Service Center August 10
Did you miss our first Open House on August 1? No worries! Drop by our new Triad Service Center in Greensboro for another opportunity to see our new service center (and celebrate National S’mores Day with us!) on August 10 from Noon – 4 p.m.​
Adult Learning Weekend Updates
Leaderee Registration Closes August 11
This Thursday, August 11 is the last day to register for Leaderee happening in September at Keyauwee Program Center. You can register here!

Trainfest Registration Open
Our annual Trainfest adult learning weekend is happening October 14-16 at Camp Pisgah. It’s a great weekend to come enjoy the outdoors while learning from other volunteers and gaining skills to make your troop year great! You can find the full brochure and registration information here. The Early Bird deadline is August 25. 

Upcoming Events 
VIRTUAL: Ready, Set, Take Action- Silver Award Training
Wednesday, August 31 or Monday, September 26

Family Camp at Camp Ginger Cascades 
Friday, September 23- Sunday, September 25

VIRTUAL: Camp License Renewal
Wednesday, September 21 or Thursday, October 6​
Reminder: New Program Content
 Several of our Girl Scout badges and activities are getting a refresh this summer! New content includes a newly updated Girl Scout Daisy handbook and petals, Girl Scout Brownie Pets badge, Global Action Awards, exploration patches and useful updates to the Volunteer Toolkit- just to name a few! Click here for a quick guide on all the upcoming changes. Trainings are also available on gsLearn. ​
Volunteer Opportunities: Camp Thanks-A-Lot 
There are three Camp Thanks-A-Lot events left this 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 formEvents 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. 

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