Girl Scout Cookie Classic Run

Jen Merritt, Diana Behling and Leslie Clements, Girl Scout alumnae from Virginia Beach and Chesapeake, volunteered to judge costumes and spirit at the first annual Girl Scout Cookie Classic Run, held on January 31 at Bells Mill Park.

The race, which included a 5K and 1-mile option, was organized by Girl Scout volunteers from Community 3. Nearly 300 Girl Scouts and friends from the community participated.


Famous Former Girl Scout Luncheon

Girl Scouts of the Colonial Coast recognized seven local Girl Scout alumnae as Famous Former Girl Scouts during a special luncheon held in their honor on November 6. This recognition acknowledges these women for continuing to exemplify the values of Girl Scouting through their leadership roles in the community.

This year's honorees were: Carolyn Abron-McCadden, retired vice president of human resources of Cox Communications, Hampton Roads; Deborah H. Butler, Chief Information Officer for Norfolk Southern Corp.; Ann Hoffman, Executive Director of COA Foundation and Institutional Advancement; Raystine Johnson-Ashburn, City of Franklin Mayor; Suzy Kelly, CEO of Jo-Kell Inc.; Dr. Laura Sass, pediatrics (specializing in infectious disease) and Kirsten Talken-Spaulding, Superintendent of Fort Monroe National Monument.

Lifetime Girl Scout and previous Famous Former honoree Betty Shotton was the guest speaker at the event. Shotton is the founder and CEO of Liftoff Leadership, and the author of LIFTOFF LEADERSHIP, 10 principles of Exceptional Leadership. She shared how her involvement with Girl Scouts has influenced her life and encouraged guests at the luncheon to take the opportunity - and the responsibility - to make a difference in the life of a girl. Watch Betty share her experiences here.

Find more photos from the day here.


Reconnect and Rediscover

Since 1912 millions of women (and many men) have had their lives positively influenced, sometimes even transformed, by their Girl Scout experience. Whether you are one of the more than 50 million women who were Girl Scouts, including Daisies and Brownies, or you were a volunteer or staff member who helped Girl Scouts reach their full potential, you are forever connected to a rich and vibrant movement. We invite you to stay connected and change girls' lives. As a Girl Scout alumna, you know first hand how transforming a positive program can be in a girl's life. Whether you are actively involved with Girl Scouts or not, you can stay connected through the local and national Girl Scout Alumnae Program.

Introduce yourself
Sign up to join the Girl Scout Alumnae Associaion. It only takes a moment to create a profile here.

Become a volunteer
Help out at cookie rallies, visit a local troop, or teach a workshop. Donate an hour, a day, or more - whatever fits your schedule. To get started, complete the volunteer form.

Gold Award Alliance
If you've earned your Girl Scout Gold Award and want to stay connected with other local Gold Awardees, join the GSCCC's Gold Award Alliance!

The Gold Award Alliance is an elite group of women that have earned the highest award available to them as girl members, including the Golden Eaglet, First Class, Curved Bar, and Girl Scout Gold Award. The Alliance provides an opportunity to reconnect with Girl Scouts through social media, volunteer opportunities, and special events that celebrate your ongoing leadership and service to the community. If you are interested in becoming a member register here.

You also have an option to be included in a national directory that is being created and distributed by Harris Connect. Learn more here.

Share your story
Have an inspiring story about how Girl Scouts made a difference in your life or a professional success story? We want to hear it.