Sea Turtles, Lighthouses, Exploring North Carolina, oh my!

August 24, 2015

Council Patch Program

By Kim Henry, Program Director

Are you looking for some fun activities to supplement for your meetings?  Or maybe your troop has special interests or hobbies they would like to explore?  Well look no further than our Council Own Patch program here at Girl Scouts – NC Coastal Pines.

If your girls are interested in animals, check out our Sea Turtle patch. Many troops even take this adventure on the road and visit a rehabilitation turtle hospital at the coast. Or maybe you’re planning to attend the Reptile and Amphibian day at the NC Museum of Natural Sciences in March? You can earn several steps toward the Amphibian and Reptiles patch while you are there.

Looking to learn more about our state? We have a few great patches for you. Explore downtown Raleigh as your troop work towards the Know Your State Capital patch.  Whether you are close to the coast or your troop loves to travel, you and you girls can learn about some really cool lighthouses as they earn the NC Lighthouses patch.

Are you and your girls feeling extra adventurous? Be a true Tarheel and travel across the state while earning the Exploring North Carolina patch. This patch program is designed to increase girls’ knowledge of our state, its history, and resources. It offers a variety of fun activities and travel opportunities!

Watch for our Patch of the Month in the weekly e-news and on our website!  From September through May, we will highlight a patch of the month.  It’s a great way to introduce your troop to the Council Own Patch program.  Keep an eye out as we plan to add more patches this year.

Do you have an idea for a patch?  We would love to hear from you!  Contact the program department for the guidelines to create a Council Own patch. Your troop’s patch may be highlighted as a future Patch of the Month this year!


Ready, Set, Girl Scouts!

August 14, 2015

Girl Scouts - ATC

By Connie Walker, Volunteer Services and Resource Development Executive

Every year our council has the pleasure of hosting our Administrative Team Conference (ATC). It’s a day of fun and training, a day to connect with friends and council staff, a day that reminds us why we are Girl Scout Volunteers – our girls!

This was my first ATC and it is now officially one of my favorite days of the year! For those whom I didn’t have the chance to meet, my name is Connie Walker and I am the new Volunteer Services Executive. A long time volunteer, this role combines my passion for giving back, developing and supporting fellow volunteers, and creating a culture of appreciation all year long. I am so excited to serve in this role and kick off the new Girl Scout year!

Volunteering has played an integral and important part of in my life. From a young candy striper at South Suburban Hospital in Chicago to a recent Brownie Co-Leader here in our council to dedicating my time to my two sons and the numerous activities and organizations they have been a part of…being a volunteer is a part of my core. I’m sure many of our volunteers can relate!

I am so excited to support all our amazing volunteers in this new role and if you are ever in Raleigh feel free to drop by to say hello, give me a quick call with a question, or send an email if you ever need help. I’m here for you and our girls 100%.

Additionally, to help set us all up for success in the new year, I wanted to share our amazing ATC sessions and presentations below for those who were not able to attend. Enjoy the presentations below that range from council updates shared during the opening session to What’s New with Outdoor Adventures!

Thank you to all our rock star volunteers – for all the time, dedication, and passion you put forth so our girls can shine brighter and brighter each year. I’m so looking forward to working with you in the near future.

Session Presentations

Opening Session – Council Updates & Orchestrating Great Teams

What a Great Team – Service Unit Manager Session ATC

Registration – Oh What to Do

Tell Me About Daisies

Tell Me About Brownies

Tell Me About Juniors

Tell Me About Cadettes

Tell Me About Seniors and Ambassadors

Girl Led – What’s It All About 

Want to Help Troop Leaders? – Mentor Training

Off to a Great Start – Volunteer Essentials

What’s New with Outdoor Adventures?

I’m the SU Treasurer – Now What?

Getting the Message Out About Girl Scouting

Family Partnership Updates

What’s New – Girl Awards?

Session Handouts

Online Catalog – FAQ

Volunteer Roles and Descriptions

2016 Cookie Sale Changes FAQ


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