Girl Scout Night at the Tides Game

May 2 is Girl Scout Night with the Norfolk Tides. The cost is $11 per person and includes the game, a patch, a hot dog and a soda. If 1,000 tickets are sold, 600 girls will have the opportunity to camp out under the stars at Harbor Park. Registration for the overnight will be first come, first serve. Register by April 1. Learn more and register here: http://bit.ly/1e6qog8
May 2 is Girl Scout Night with the Norfolk Tides. The cost is $11 per person and includes the game, a patch, a hot dog and a soda. If 1,000 tickets are sold, 600 girls will have the opportunity to camp out under the stars at Harbor Park. Registration for the overnight will be first come, first serve. Register by April 1. Learn more and register here: http://bit.ly/1e6qog8
 

Upcoming Girl Scout Events

​Hello all!! Hope you are doing well and keeping the girls busy with the Girl Scout week Activities! I have booked all of our parties, except our End Of Year Party, and I wanted to get the dates out to you guys ASAP!!! So here we go!!
 
End of Cookie Season Party:
Kangaroo Jaks
830 Professional Road Chesapeake VA
March 29th, 2014
12:00pm
This will be potluck style- I have already paid for pizza and drinks. If you guys could pitch in for other food items and snacks, that would be greatly appreciated!! Our girls have worked hard this cookie season!!!
 
Color Me Mine:
737 First Colonial Road, Va Beach
April 5th, 2014
6:00pm
This is our makeup session as we had to cancel because of snow! They will also receive a color me mine patch as well!
 
Build a Bear!!
Lynnhaven Mall
April 19th, 2014
1:00pm
I know how much the girls love seeing Rebecca’s bear with the GS Uniform! They can decorate it with the uniform or really whatever they would like!
 
Girl Scout Weekend at OceanBreeze WaterPark
June 7th, 2014
All day
This is the one that siblings are allowed to attend. I will need to know ASAP if you would like the sibling to attend! The cost is $28, otherwise you would have to pay full price. If you could let me know if you will have siblings attending, and if you could pay that $28 by March 29th (At the party) that would be greatly appreciated!
 
 
Well that is it you guys!
 
Oh and HAPPY 102nd BIRTHDAY GIRL SCOUTS!!!
 
Vanessa
 
 

Girl Scout Week Starts Sunday March 9th!

Girl Scout Week: March 9-15, 2014

Girl Scout Birthday

On March 12, 1912, the first Girl Scout meeting was held in Savannah, Georgia. Girl Scouts of all ages celebrate this day year-round by demonstrating leadership and commitment in ways that have a real impact in their communities. We encourage Girl Scouts to celebrate that date, our birth date with something special. There are many ways to celebrate the Girl Scout birthday!

  1. Complete a service project – Get out in your community and find a way to help others.
  2. Throw a birthday party for Girl Scouts.
  3. Learn something about Juliette Gordon Low and the founding of Girl Scouts. Information is available in The Girls Guide to Girl Scouting for each grade level.
  4. Check out the Birthday Week Activity Sheet– it’s full of ideas to do every day of Girl Scout Week.

Girl Scouts has a birthday, why is there a need for a whole week? Well, there is more to Girl Scout Week than the Girl Scout birthday. Girl Scout Week includes three significant days:

  • Girl Scout Sunday, March 9, 2014
  • March 12 is the 102nd birthday of the first Girl Scout meeting in Savannah, Georgia
  • Girl Scout Sabbath, March 15, 2014

Girl Scout Sunday and Girl Scout Sabbath

Some religions observe Girl Scout Sunday on the Sunday beginning Girl Scout Week, while other religions observe the Girl Scout Sabbath on the Friday or Saturday ending Girl Scout Week. This arrangement allows our membership of diverse faiths to celebrate on their chosen day of worship.

These special days give Girl Scouts an opportunity to attend their place of worship and be recognized as a Girl Scout. If a place of worship is the group sponsor, girls may perform a service, such as greeting, ushering or doing a flag ceremony. These days can also be a time when girls explore other faiths and earn their My Promise My Faith Award.

Ladies, with it being the Girl Scout Birthday, I would like to extend our meeting on Thursday if that is okay with you guys! I would like to concentrate on the Girl Scout Birthday and have a little party for everyone. Michelle right now is in charge of snacks that night, but if there would be any others that would like to pitch in for snacks, food, ect, that way the girls would feel like its a party, that would be great! Please respond to this email and let me know what you guys would like to bring, that would be great!

I also emailed out a Birthday Week Activity Calendar. Please bring this with you to the meeting on Thursday! If your Girl Scout has completed at least 5 things on this list, they will be eligible for the Girl Scout Week patch (which is currently on backorder but will be getting them!)

 

Please let me know if you need anything or have any questions!

 

Vanessa 🙂

Cookie Walkabout February 22nd

All,
The councils official date of the Girl Scout Cookie Walkabout is February 22nd, which is this Sunday! Our troop will be hosting our Cookie Walkabout from 2pm-4pm. We chose this time as there is a cookie booth that morning and we want to make sure everyone can attend.
 
The requirements for the walkabout are as follows:
The Cookie Walkabout is designed to promote door-to-door sales.
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Michelle will let you know when you can pick up the cookies on Saturday, or you can meet us at our cookie booth on Sunday to pick up cookies. You NEED your cookies to participate.
We will be meeting at the Lynnhaven Parkway McDonalds at 4:15pm to celebrate with some ice cream!!! (I know originally we were going to do food, but since its later in the day, and I don’t know if every parents wants their kids to have that for dinner, ect. So it will just be ice cream and celebration!) That is where all the participants will get their walk about patch for a job well done, and there may or may not be some Top Seller prizes!!
 
Please let myself AND Michelle know if you will be participating, so she can arrange your pick up of cookies with her!
 
 Thanks again!! Vanessa

IMPORTANT INFORMATION AND LOTS OF IT!!

Good morning all!!!
First and foremost, can I just say how amazing you guys are?! Seriously! I want to thank you guys for the support, being flexible, and above all, staying committed to our troop!
I want to thank Michelle for holding down the fort, as I was stuck in Georgia because of all the delayed flights. I didn’t get home till Friday night, and man was that trip horrible!
So we have A LOT of things coming at us, starting this week, first and foremost: COOKIE BOOTHS! I know that Michelle has been keeping you informed on all the updates! For those that have signed up for cookie booths, THANK YOU!​ I checked this morning, and there are still a few slots available for cookie booths! Please sign up of you are available!
Also, please know that meetings are still every other Thursday at Kempsville Rec Center! Unless I haven’t sent an email stating that the meeting is canceled, we will still have meetings (even if I am not conducting them).
As the weather gets  nicer (hopefully) we will be seeing more and more field trips planned. For example, by Wednesday, I will hopefully have a tour set up at the fire station and that will be our meeting for next Thursday! Keep that in mind and I will update you guys on Wednesday!
I will be sending emails about events that will be available to our troop. Some of them I would like us all to attend, as they are going to be towards petals, and others are at your convenience.
I have received a few emails concerning communication. I know that we are all busy with work, life, kiddos, ect. To make sure that you guys are getting this information, please if you can shoot a quick email back saying “Thanks got it” or something quick along those lines, that way I know all the information is being presented to you all, that would be greatly appreciated!!
Again, thank you all!!
Vanessa 🙂

Our first field trip January 30th, 2014!

 

Hello all!! Hope you guys are well with all of this snow and such! It’s been quite a week! So I wanted to inform you all that our girls will be having their first outing for next weeks meeting!!! Next weeks meeting will be held at Color Me Mine off of Laskin Road and First Colonial! The next petal the girls will be earning is Considerate and Caring, and they will be making something to give to someone special for Valentines day! PLUS, they will earn a Color Me Mine fun patch!! 

 
This is at no cost to you and the time will be from 6:30-8! Please everyone respond to this email to let me know that you got the email and if you will be able to make it or not. 
 
Also, if you haven’t paid January dues, please do so by next meeting. Michelle will have the info if you need to know where you stand.  As snacks can’t be eaten inside, please have the kiddos have a snack before they arrive!
 
Also, keep up the great work on our cookie sales! Remember our order forms are due to Michelle soon! We are already close to our goal and haven’t even stated cookie booth sales! I’m so proud of our troop!!
 
Please let me know if you have any questions! I’ve attached the link to Color Me mine for those that are not familiar with it!! It should be a lot of fun!
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
Vanessa 

 

Special offers at Hampton Coliseum for Girl Scouts

Special offers at Hampton Coliseum for Girl Scouts

Posted: 13 Jan 2014 01:25 PM PST

Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam
February 14, 2014 7:30 p.m. February 15, 2014 2 p.m. Girl Scout patch included! Save $5 on select tickets! Kids (2-12) just $5 in advance! This discount is valid on tickets regularly priced at $25. The deadline for Girl Scout orders is February 12, 2014. Additional fees may apply.

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey presents LEGENDS

April 17, 2014  10:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m.
April 18, 2014  3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
April 19, 2014  11:30 a.m., 3:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
April 20, 2014  3 p.m.
Girl Scout patch included! $13 This discount is valid on tickets regularly priced at $25 and $15. The deadline for Girl Scout orders is April 15, 2014. Additional fees may apply.

 
For more information contact:
Hampton Coliseum Group Sales 757-838-5650 ext. 68943 groupsales@hampton.gov 
Visit www.hamptoncoliseum.org for more information and group order forms.

Cookie Rally 2014!!

Good afternoon all!! What a fun night Friday was!! The girls had a blast at the rally, and I know I did too!! I didn’t realize we had so many dancers in our group!!!

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Our next meeting is this Thursday January 16th! We will be talking more about cookies, reiterating what we learned at the cookie rally, and also earn our yellow petal!

Also, I want to say how proud I am of all of our girls and parents! As of right now, here are our cookie stats:

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We are all really pushing through!!! If you haven’t uploaded your orders to cookie club, please do so we can have an accurate count of where we are at! If you need any login information, get in touch with Michelle Leon as she can provide that to you!!

Recap of our First Meeting December 5th 2013

Good morning all!!

I hope that you guys are doing well! With all the last minute changes, I think that our first meeting was a great success!!!!

First and foremost, I want to say THANK YOU AGAIN for all the supplies, it truly means a lot! I must say that you guys will be the ones that makes this year a success, and I can’t wait to watch us grow!!

So our first meeting was pretty simple! Getting to know all the girls, explaining the importance of the Girl Scout Law and Promise, and really just getting a feel for the troop! I must say, we have some animated girls in our group!! They were just too cute and funny! I think the very best part for me was at the end, when they all came up to me and gave me a hug, that was probably the most humbling experience ever! I know we can all agree as parents, we probably don’t realize the impact we have on our own children because we see them everyday. But being able to impact other children, there is definitely a great feeling that is involved! I know I left the meeting smiling!

 

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I know that we are having some location issues, and I am working diligently on those. I know its safe to say that the entire troop would prefer where we ended up meeting at, so I will do my best to push for that for you guys. I will get you all a final answer by this week!

Don’t forget, our Investiture Ceremony will be December 19th! Please bring cameras to take photos of them becoming official Girl Scouts! Also, please make sure all the girls have their tunics on! If you have already pinned them with the Daisy Pin, please have that removed for the meeting, as it will be “officially” pinned by us! There will be cupcakes to celebrate afterwards!

If you have not paid your dues yet, please get those paid by the next meeting!

Also, tomorrow. December 10th, 2013, is our Cookie Training at Kempsville High School! This training will be at 6:30pm in the Cafeteria!

If you have any pictures from the meeting, please email them to me at Vanessa.hicks331@gmail.com, so I can have them for our Troop Scrapbook!!

Have a great day!