News and Publications

News & Publications

Believe what you read--Girl Scouts are amazing! Our Council publications are sure to impress. Our Annual Report tells a dynamic story of girls and adults making the world a better place. And we also provide resources to help you in your volunteer role.

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  • Reach New Heights!


    The Fall Product Sale is right around the corner and girls will begin selling on September 25, 2015.  This year’s theme is all about setting a goal to “Reach New Heights!” The theme animal is a giraffe!

    Additionally, there are FOUR new products this year.  See below for more info:

    Mint Treasures – Creamy milk chocolate with a refreshing mint filled center

    Black Forest Trail Mix – Dark chocolate mini cups, almonds, peanuts, cranberries, cashews, filberts and dried cherries

    Honey Mustard Pretzel Mix – Honey roasted cashews and almonds with honey mustard cashews, almonds and pretzel pieces

    Caramel Caps with Sea Salt – Dark chocolate covered caramel topped with sea salt

  • Girl Scout Shop - Closed for Inventory


    The GSBDC Girl Scout Council Shop will be closed July 30th through August 7th for inventory. The shop will reopen for business on August 8th from 11 am - 1pm for the Healthy Habits = Bright Futures event and resume normal business hours (Monday-Friday, 8:30-4:30 pm) on August 10th.  But you can still shop with us online — anytime, any place!

  • Girl Scouts Honor Top Award Recipients


    In recognition of “What a Girl Can Do,” Girl Scouts of Black Diamond Council (GSBDC) honored the 54 girls within the council who sold over 1000 boxes of cookies this year.  We also celebrated our graduating seniors, Gold and Silver Award, and Medal of Honor recipients.  

    Nearly 250 girls and their parents gathered in Beckley, Charleston, Morgantown, Triadelphia and Parkersburg, to celebrate their accomplishments. The girls had the opportunity to share their stories, talk about their goals and share their secrets of success. They also shared how the proceeds from the cookie sale will be used in their communities. 

    To find out more about the girls who were recognized during this event, click here.  

    This year’s Girl Award Ceremonies were generously sponsored by BB&T Foundation. 

  • New Outdoor Badges NOW AVAILABLE!!!


    You voted, and now they’re here! This summer, girls will have the opportunity to earn Outdoor Adventurer, Horseback Riding, Archery, Paddling and Ultimate Recreation Challenge badges. The Girls’ Choice Outdoor badge materials and guidelines are now available online.

    While girls can begin earning badges this summer, the badges themselves and the physical booklets will be available from the Council shops in the fall. Stay tuned to our website for more information. 

  • Camp Out on the White House Lawn


    In honor of the National Park Service Centennial, the Let’s Move campaign and Great Outdoors Month, Girl Scouts had the sleepover of a lifetime during the first ever campout on the White House South Lawn, hosted by First Lady Michelle Obama. Girls practiced tying knots, took on the rock wall, and worked on their orienteering skills. 

    The girls received a surprise visit from President Obama, who joined them for a round of campfire songs, followed by a group hug. Stargazing with NASA astronaut Cady Coleman capped off an unforgettable day for these Girl Scouts.

    The event also celebrated the release of the new Girls’ Choice Outdoor badges. While the badges themselves will be available in the fall, girls can now download guidelines for earning the Outdoor Adventurer, Horseback Riding, Archery, Paddling and Ultimate Recreation Challenge badges.