October 2012 Enews

October 4, 2012 · 4 - 7 p.m.

Find out more and view the PSA created by Fox43 for Journey to Discovery!

New member recruitment event. Enjoy family-friendly activities while you find out how you can make a difference in your community.

This is a Bring A Friend event - currently registered Girl Scouts can join the fun when they bring a friend to register.

Exhibits from Elizabeth River Project and Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center and others. Meet the new Face of Fox43 Rhonda Arrington. Complimentary Admission to the Garden!

Find out all the ways you can participate in Girl Scouting through Pathways – troop, group, series, outdoors and travel. There is something for every girl and every adult. We fit into your schedule, we don’t ask you to fit into ours!
Fall Products Dear Mr. President PSA Contest
Voting Ends October 15th

Fall Product Program began
September 22!
Find out more on gsccc.org.

Voting for GSUSA’s Dear Mr. President PSA contest closes on October 15th. The girls of GSCCC’s Girl Scout College need your vote. The campers who attended Girl Scout College at Virginia Wesleyan this summer produced a video titled, “Dear Mr. President, the children of America need your help to stop bullying”  If the video is selected by GSUSA as the winner, it will be professionally produced and distributed.  Take a moment to vote for this extraordinary video.
The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards

Girls who have recently earned Girl Scout Silver and Girl Scout Gold Awards are encouraged to apply for the 2013 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards.

This unique youth recognition program, sponsored by Prudential Financial in partnership with the National Association of Secondary School Principals, has recognized more than 100,000 middle and high school students - including thousands of Girl Scouts - at the local, state and national level for outstanding acts of volunteerism over the past 17 years. Top winners receive sizable cash awards, engraved medallions and an all-expense-paid trip with a parent or guardian to Washington, DC, for the national awards ceremony in May 2013.

Applications must be submitted to the Girl Scout Council office by November 6, 2012. One or more honorees will be selected to represent our council at the state-level. For additional information or to submit your application, contact the council Program Specialist, Teens, Alisa Lofton.

California Panorama, presented by Community Two American Association of University Women

Community Two is sponsoring the next Council-wide travel pathway opportunity for the summer of 2014. Selected Girl Scouts will travel to sunny California for an 8 day adventure. Highlights include a visit to Alcatraz Island, riding a cable car, Los Angeles sightseeing, Universal Studios, San Diego Zoo and Sea World.

For more trip and enrollment information, including a complete itinerary and current price quote, visit
smithsonianstudenttravel.com and enter tour #1251268. For further questions contact the Community Two Travel Pathway Coordinator, Eileen Livick. This opportunity is available to any GSCCC Girl Scout who has completed 6th grade by the time of travel.

Girl Scout adults and teen girls are invited to attend the October 10 gathering of the American Association of University Women at the Virginia Beach Central Library (Meyera Oberndorf branch) to meet and hear speaker Jan Trombley. She is a form Olympic athlete and a Girl Scout alumna who was honored as a 2012 Famous Former. Jan will speak about women in sports and the 40th anniversary of Title IX, Where Are We Now? The event starts at 6:30 p.m. and is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

Save the Date!
Famous Former Girl Scout Luncheon
November 8, 2012 • 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Renaissance Portsmouth Hotel & Conference Center
425 Water Street, Portsmouth, VA
Luncheon Speaker - Deborah M. DiCroce
Hampton Roads Community Foundation
Visit gsccc.org for additional details.

Castaway at The Mariners’ Museum  

November 3, 2012 • 1 - 4 p.m. • $12
During this exciting program, you’ll learn about storms at sea, tsunamis, rogue waves and the dangers they pose to those at sea. You’ll work as a team to plan for a voyage and determine what you’ll take as part of a survival kit. Register online before October 22.




Girl Scout scarecrow art at the Morton Arboretum.

Hear why Girl Scout Volunteer Trenia Marietta thinks EVERY girl should be a Girl Scout! Trenia has been a Girl Scout leader, national delegate, adult education facilitator and serves on the Council’s archives committee.

National Missing Children's Day poster contest Sam’s Club Discount

The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) encourages fifth grade students to participate in the National Missing Children's Day poster contest.

The annual contest creates an opportunity for schools, law enforcement, and other child advocates to discuss the issue of missing and/or exploited children with children, parents, and guardians and to promote child safety.

OJJDP will invite the national winner to Washington, DC to participate in the National Missing Children's Day commemoration in May 2013.

Do you like a bargain, discount, sale and money back? Who doesn’t. That’s why we’re so excited to announce that Girl Scout Council of Colonial Coast has partnered with Sam’s Club for a fantastic offer. From now until November 30, 2012, all active Girl Scout adult members who apply, renew or upgrade a Sam’s Club membership will receive a gift card for 25% the value of their membership. Become an Advantage or Business member for $40 and receive a $10 gift card. Become a Sam’s Club Plus member for $100 and receive a $25 gift card. (Gift card cannot be applied toward the cost of membership and is valid only on purchases at Sam’s Club.)  Hurry as this offer expires on November 30, 2012!!

To take advantage of this offer:
1. Print the Sam’s Club Discount Letter
2. Print proof of current membership (examples: membership card, GSUSA membership form receipt). Getting a copy of your certificate of membership is easy. Login to Ebiz and select print membership card (lower left corner of main screen).
3. Bring both documents to the service desk at ANY Sam’s Club.
4. Start your savings!!

Red Ribbon Week Patch Opportunity from the DEA
Girl Scouts can Earn a FREE Patch from the DEA! The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) created a Red Ribbon Week patch to encourage and support Girl Scouts who wish to learn about Red Ribbon and participate in local efforts to educate youth about the dangers of drug abuse.
Red Ribbon Week was established in memory of the sacrifices made to help keep our communities drug-free and encourage youth to lead healthy lives, free of drugs. Observed annually from October 23 - 31, Red Ribbon Week is a national celebration to promote youth education on the dangers of substance abuse.
Stay Active and Healthy

We all want children to grow up healthy and with the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in life. A big part of being healthy for children is getting the recommended level of physical activity—at least 60 minutes daily. Studies show that physical activity not only helps kids stay active and healthy, but it can enhance important skills like concentration and problem solving, which can improve academic performance. Learn more about how you can make sure our children are on the path to an active and healthy life. Find out more fitness.gov.

Hear from former Girl Scout Dominique Dawes who has been a GSUSA spokesperson for uniquely ME!

Enjoy one of these activities to keep fit (see page 17 of GO! Great Opportunities for details and to register):

Mountain Biking
October 13 or December 16
Ride your mountain bike with the Outdoor Adventure Team on the trails of Harwood Mills in Newport News.
Rock Climbing & Rappelling
October 14 or November 11
Test your climbing skills on the cliffs of Belle Isle in Richmond.
Retail Shop Specials Science Alive

Fun Patch Extravaganza
October 10
25% Off Fun Patches



Juliette Gordon Low Birthday Sale
October 31
(Excludes Gold/Silver and Clearance Merchandise)

More than 200 Girl Scouts participated in the 2012 Science Alive event held on September 29 at Norfolk State University. During the event, girls were challenged and empowered through a variety of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) activities led by faculty and students from the university. Girls had the opportunity to choose from sessions in engineering, chemistry, biology, and physical science.

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