Today’s Tips 9.19.22

Meet Our Finance Team
Our CFO and Finance Team keep our council running efficiently from a numbers perspective- from budgets to payroll and lots of stuff in between. Several important committees also live under this team. The Finance Committee, Audit Committee and Scholarship Trust Board meet at select times throughout the year and help keep our Board of Directors informed. If you are interested in joining one of these committees, please let us know. You can find more details about each committee’s duties here

To contact any member of this team with questions, please call 800-672-2148 or ​Celebrate Hispanic Heritage MonthHispanic Heritage Month runs September 15–October 15 and it’s a chance to recognize the cultural richness that the Hispanic and Latino cultures bring to our communities. Visit our blog to learn more about how you can celebrate and earn the corresponding fun patch this month. 

Gastonia Council Shop Closed Thursday
The Gastonia Council Shop will be closed this Thursday, September 22. They will have Saturday shop hours from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. on Saturday, September 24 and back to normal business hours the week of September 26. ​

Good Turn for Goodwill Project Kicks Off in October
Running October 1-31, GSCP2P will once again partner with Goodwill for the annual Good Turn for Goodwill service project. Troops and girls are encouraged to collect bags of gently used clothing and household items to donate to their local Goodwill store. This year, girls are also encouraged to collect unwanted electronic supplies- from computers to old cell phones. The collection of these items helps support employment and training programs throughout the Goodwill organization.

As part of the service project, a patch design contest is also happening. See full details about the patch contest below. Designs submissions are due by October 31

Camporee Request Forms
The Experience Department is excited to introduce the new Camporee Request Form! Camporee requests for spring 2023 are now open. You can use this form to request a camp property, units and staff-facilitated activities.

Spring camporee requests must be in at midnight on November 11.  After November 11, we will confirm all camporee dates for spring 2023 with the service unit representative.

Once all camporee dates are finalized, troop camping will open for all other available dates and units through MyGS. All reservations are on a first-come, first-served basis.

For questions about camporees or troop camping, please reach out to us at or 800-672-2148.​Trainfest Registration Closes September 23There is still time to register and join us at Camp Pisgah for Trainfest on October 14-16. It’s a great chance to meet other volunteers, make new friends and go home inspired and energized to lead your troop wherever they want to go- while enjoying fall in the beautiful outdoors!

Registration closes this Friday, September 23. Find all the information you need to register on our online calendar

​Upcoming Events 
VIRTUAL: Highest Award FAQ & Brainstorming Session
Thursday, September 22 or Thursday, November 17
Girl Scout Juniors, Cadettes, Seniors & Ambassadors

Beyond Bullies Back-to-School Event
Friday, September 23
Gastonia, NC 
All Girl Scouts

Land O’Sky Doll Show & Sale
Saturday, September 24
Fletcher, NC
All Girl Scouts

CEO Fireside Chat at Camp Ginger Cascades
Sunday, October 2
All Girl Scouts

Equine First Aid
Saturday, October 15
Circle C Equestrian Center
Girl Scout Juniors​

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