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Shenandoah Region Newsletter

July 13, 2014

Early Bird 2014-2015

Don't forget to Early Bird Register your troop for the 2014-2015 year!  The deadline to register is June 30 at 11:59 pm.  In addition to each girl receiving a new, redesigned patch, troops will receive a $20 Girl Scout coupon if 50% of the troop re-registers by June 30.

If you would like assistance registering your girls for next year, please call your Membership Specialist, who will be happy to assist.

If you are applying for financial assistance for Early Bird Membership Registration, the paper registration form along with the troop financial assistance form is due June 25, 2014.

Greetings from Kathy!

Have you completed your Early Bird Registration??? 

If not, you still have two weeks to register.  We are really trying to reach our goal of re-registering 60% of our troop girls, so please help us make that goal. 

We also have a special incentive for the Service Unit that has the highest percentage of girls re-registering and the highest percentage of qualifying troops that re-register.Winners will receive an ice cream party for their September Service Unit meeting.Right now Hampshire County is leading the way!!!

I also want to thank all of the volunteers that came out for our first Service Unit Team Workshop.  We had 51 Service Unit Team members attend and 9 council staff members.  We appreciate all of the feedback and are looking forward to hosting another workshop next year. 

Have a great summer and don't forget to check out the great savings for Hershey Park and how you can support SHARE at the same time.

Kathy

What's New 

 

Now that summer is here, please take advantage of discounted HERSHEYPARK tickets which also support SHARE! Tickets purchased using the link and promo code below give you a discounted rate and $5 from the sale of each ticket will be donated back to SHARE. Please pass this opportunity on to families and friends in your Girl Scout community!

 

Needed!
We are in need of 2-liter bottles for our Community Based Camps.  Items may be dropped off at our Martinsburg Girl Scout Office, 153 McMillan Court, Martinsburg, WV  25404.





 

  To download a registration form, please click here.

Adult Development 

You can now access the easy to use PDF of all current trainings currently listed in Personify, http://www.gscnc.org/for_adults.html under "Training Days."  More fall classes will be added in July.  The Association Training Managers (ATM) have done a diligent job in organizing classes, you'll see lots of great options!  

What's New from the Association

Don't forget to register!!


 

The registration packet has been updated!  Click here, to download.

Shop Information    We're happy to announce that we now have an on-line store! Please visit

www.girlscoutshop.com/nations-capital-council.

Martinsburg Mini Shop

Monday - Friday 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Saturday hours will resume on September 6.
The Girl's Guide to Girl Scouting is currently on sale for $16.85.  Also on sale are the Adult Journey Guide Book Sets for $11.25 - stop by to pick up yours today!

For more information or to place an order for pick up, please call 304-263-8833.

Archives Update 

The Archives located in Winchester, VA has uniforms from the 1960's, old leaders' guides, and old patches available for adoption.   Give them a new home and use them for Troop events or display.

Let us know when you would like to come check out our treasure chest of Girl Scout Adoptables. 
 
Patsy Campbell, Hagerstown, MD 
301-739-6225

Florida Fritz, Inwood, WV 

304-229-0690

Sandy Jones, Winchester, VA   

540-662-4366

Service Unit Update   

 

Girl Scouts from Service Unit 14-10 (Berkeley County) came out on Saturday, June 7th to help escort survivors at Relay for Life.  Great job, Ladies!! 

For:  All Girl Scouts 

Day Camp 2014 

Registration is now open for Day Camp programs.  The following camps will be available to registered Girl Scouts in the Shenandoah Region:

Allegany County Day Camp

7/14-7/18/2014

Click here for additional details

Mineral County Day Camp

7/14-7/18/2014

Click here for additional details

Washington County Day Camp

8/11-8/15/2014

Click here for additional details

Association 14 Girl Scouts and Friends  

10-Day Trip to Italy and Greece

July 2015

Ever dreamed of traveling to Europe?  Here's the perfect way to make that dream come true!  Sponsored by EF Tours, enjoy 10 fun-filled days exploring the Sistine Chapel and the Coliseum in Rome, the views of Capri's coastline, the Stabian Baths in Pompeii, the Temple of Apollo in Delphi, and climb the Acropolis in Greece.

The cost for Girl Scouts/Students is $3,235; 20 and above is $3,640.  EF offers monthly automatic payment plans of $210/month for Girl Scouts/Students and $237/month for adults.

For a detailed itinerary, download the attached flier.  To enroll, visit www.eftours.com/gsenroll and enter tour number 1437176NY or call 1-800-665-5364 (Monday-Friday).  

For:  Girls Ages 6-13

CraftWorks Camp Cool Spring for Kids 2014

CraftWorks, the center for creative learning in Jefferson County and proud home to three awesome Girl Scout Troops, announces registration is now open for their popular summer day camp program - CAMP COOL SPRING FOR KIDS 2014.  Each camp is unique focusing on a different theme in
Art, Nature, Science, Cuisine or Sustainability for ages 6-10 or ages 8-13.  The schedule for morning camp is 9 AM - Noon and afternoon camp is held 1pm - 4pm.  Each child will flourish in their own camp where size is limited to 10 campers providing the best possible experience.  All camp leaders are educators with over 136 years of combined experience.

Register for camp at  www.wvcraftworks.org and select Camp Cool Spring 2014 from the left to find complete descriptions and details of each camp.  Camp Cool Spring for Kids has sold out the previous two years so early registration is encouraged for all interested Girl Scouts.  Tuition is $95 per week plus a $10 materials fee.   

Schedule is as follows:

     

AGE

DATES

TIME

THEME

RANGE

Jun 16 - 20

9 - 12

Shape Shifters & Transformers
Butterflies & Frogs

6-10

Jun 16 - 20

1 - 4

Rock Your World!

8-13

Jun 23 - 27

9 - 12

Friends, Fun and Fiber!

6-10

Jun 23 - 27

1 - 4

Making Awesome Impressions

8-13

Jun 30 - Jul 3

9 - 1

Chef Academy - Snack Attack

6-10

Jul 14 - 18

9 - 12

Wild and Wonderful Creativity

6-10

Jul 14 - 18

1 - 4

Come to Your Senses!!!

6-10

Jul 21 - 25

9 - 12

Imagination - 3D

6-10

Jul 21 - 25

1 - 4

CSI: Wildlife Detectives

8-13

Jul 28 - Aug 1

9 - 12

On With the Show...

6-10

Jul 28 - Aug 1

1 - 4

The Hills are Alive with Song I

8-13

Aug 4 - 8

9 - 12

Join the Storytelling Express

6-10

Aug 4 - 8

1 - 4

The Hills are Alive with Song II

8-13

Aug 11 - 15

9 - 12

Shape Shifters & Transformers
Turtles & Birds

6-10

Aug 18 - 22

9 - 12

Chef Academy - Tapas/Small Plates

6-10

Aug 18 - 22

1 - 4

Natural Building and Sustainability

8-13

For: Girl Scout Teens
          
Silver Award Online Resource

GSCNC has a new online tool designed to help girls think through Silver Award process.  The online tool can be found here:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/JW2DP6D.  Another tool is a Silver Award handout that simplifies the process described in the Girls Guide to Girl Scouting and helps point out red flags for girls and leaders.

The Program Department will also highlight great Silver Award projects through social media so girls can see what other girls are doing.

   

Teen Edition 

GSCNC's teen-edition has loads of valuable information for our teen Scouts!   Encourage them to sign up  to receive their edition TODAY!!

Social Media

The Martinsburg Girl Scout office is now part of the social media scene! Go to

http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/pages/Martinsburg-Girl-Scout-Office/111011402270273 to become a fan!

We will be posting registration information, local program events, and all things important to Girl Scouts!

Don't forget to check GSCNC on all your other favorite social networking sites to see program updates, interesting Girl Scout trivia and updates from Council.

Check us out on Facebook at Girl Scouts Nation's Capital, on YouTube at www.youtube.com/gscnc on twitter at @GSCNC and at our official GSCNC blog www.gscnc.wordpress.com!        

For:  Volunteers

Adult Education

Cookout and Campout Class

October 4-5 at CraftWorks at Cool Spring, Charles Town, W.Va. 

Click here for additional information and to register 

Leader Blitz

  November 1, 2014 at Riverton United Methodist Church, Front Royal, Va. 

Click here for additional information and to register 

Classes offered include:

  • Basic Leadership
  • Ceremonies
  • Daisy Program Level
  • Brownie Program Level
  • Gold Award Workshop
  • Junior Program Level
  • Journeys
  • Skills for Teen Advisors
  • Swaps

Association 14 Web Page  

Spread the word!  We now have a webpage page for Association 14.  Log on at http://gs14.gscnc.org/.  Please be sure to check back frequently for updated information.    

For:  Parents 

Sleep Away Camp A variety of programs are still available for Sleep Away Camp.  For an up-to-date list of options for your daughter to choose from and to get registration information, visit our website at http://www.gscnc.org/SACspaces.html.  

   

Girl Scout Alumnae  

Were you a Girl Scout Daisy, Brownie, Junior, Cadette, Senior or Ambassador...a troop leader, volunteer, or former/current staff member? If so, join the Girl Scouts Alumnae Association!

Girl Scout Endowment  

Consider putting Girl Scouts in your will or estate plans.  A bequest in a will is easy to do and helps Girl Scouts for years to come!  (the language: "$____ or _____% is designated to the Girl Scout Council of the Nation's Capital Endowment. (Federal Tax ID# 54-0732-966)").  For more information contact Betsy Thurston at 202-274-3330 or bthurston@gscnc.org.   

Martinsburg Contact ListBelow are the direct numbers and phone extensions for the staff at the Martinsburg Office:   
Kathy Deffer (304) 596-9930
Pam Allen (304) 596-9931
Jane Barvir (304) 596-9940
Cindy Bayne (304) 596-9932
Judy Johnson (304) 596-9934
Lori Kooken (301) 359-9540 or (304) 596-9941
Darylle Smoot (301) 662-5106 or (304) 596-9948
Beverly Soule (540) 313-4191 or (304) 596-9942
Jennifer Wiseman (304) 596-9944
We hope you enjoyed this newsletter prepared for the Shenandoah Region.  If you are not receiving Shenandoah News, please contact pallen@gscnc.org.

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