Our GS-NCCP Community Updates
Hello Girl Scouts,

With the announcement of Governor Cooper’s order to begin a modified Stay at Home plan starting Friday, May 8 at 5:00 p.m., I wanted to also update you with additional guidance on our closures and cancellations.

After careful consideration and review, the following update has been made regarding closures and cancellations for Girl Scouts – North Carolina Coastal Pines.
  • All in-person resident and day camps, events, trainings and campsite reservations have been cancelled through August 14, 2020. All registrants will receive refunds. 
  • The suspension of all in-person Girl Scout troop gatherings is extended through June 12, 2020 and will be subject to further review pending official guidance and regarding social distancing, group size requirements and safety protocols.
  • Our offices, retail shops, and camp properties remain closed. We will continue to monitor official guidance in hopes of re-opening some, if not all, by August 14. Council staff are working remotely and are available to assist and support by phone or email. Retail shops remain available to assist customers with orders through phone and email and offer free shipping. Curbside pickup will be available starting May 18 (additional details coming soon). This timeline will continue to be evaluated and will be modified as needed in accordance with official guidance and safety protocols.

Please see below our updates and communication for our members, and reach out to our Customer Care team with any questions or concerns by email or call 1-800-284-4475. Continue to stay engaged and active in Girl Scouts by visiting our Girl Scouting at Home page, which is updated every weekday with new activities for girls of all ages.

Yours in Girl Scouting,
Lisa Jones
Girl Scouts – North Carolina Coastal Pines
Bridging Celebration
Introducing our FIRST EVER Virtual Bridging Celebration! Join us on Thursday, May 28 from 6-6:45pm for a fun evening together as we send our girls across our virtual bridge. Register by visiting our Activities page . After girls sign up, they will receive the link to participate. Bonus : order your Bridging Kit when you register for the event and receive 10% off of an in-store purchase of your new Girl Scout vest! Orders must be made by May 21 in order to arrive in time. Kits are not required for the event, but make an awesome addition!
Girl Scout Cookie Care
Although our Girl Scout cookie season ended before social distancing began, many other councils had just started their program and had to suspend their door-to-door sales and cookie booths, impacting their sales. In response, GSUSA has started a new online ordering program called Girl Scout Cookie Care, where customers can buy cookies online or have them donated to first responders, volunteers, and local causes in need. Spread the word to support your Girl Scout sisters and their cookie goals!
Early Bird Renewal Incentives
Take advantage of our Early Bird Renewal incentives! Girls and co-leaders that renew by June 1st will receive:
·        A free 2021 Early Bird patch
·        Troop will receive a $5 rebate per r enewing girl and renewing co-leader.
·        Each renewing girl and co-leader will also receive a $5 digital gift card that can be used towards a council-sponsored activity or in a council shop between September 1, 2020 and April 30, 2021.
·        Juliettes will receive the Early Bird patch plus the $5 digital gift card.
#GirlTalkTuesday and Facebook Live
Join us each Tuesday as we chat with female leaders on Facebook Live. Today we spoke with Morrisville Police Chief Patrice Andrews, check out the recording on our page! Next week's guest is Shana Tucker, a Cellist, Vocalist and Teaching Artist.

We will also be back on Facebook Live with our Program Team this Thursday at 3:15pm for a storytelling activity.
Q&A with Astronaut Christina Koch
THANK YOU to those of you that joined our Microsoft Teams meeting with Astronaut Christina H. Koch on Thursday, May 7. We had so much fun learning about her time in space and listening to her answer all of your questions!

Couldn't make the meeting? No worries! We now have a video recording available so that all Girl Scouts can learn about her experience. Check it out below!
Girl Scout Cadette Sarah Cate from Wake Troop #1437 had a blast practicing her outdoor skills by pitching a tent for backyard camping. She and her family spent the evening stargazing and used an app to identify planets and constellations.

Share your Girl Scouting at Home experiences by posting a photo to your social media page and tagging us and #OurGSNCCPCommunity or share them through our Girl Scout Story form.
Military Appreciation Month Contest
Calling all military-connected Girl Scouts! This month, we have a special contest for you to show you how much you are appreciated. Entering is easy: Visit the form below and tell us why you are proud to be a military child, what makes you special, or to just tell us about your experience. On June 1st, we will be selecting two winners at random for a $50 council gift card, and each girl that participates will receive FREE patch.
Girl Scouts - North Carolina Coastal Pines
6901 Pinecrest Road
Raleigh, NC 27613