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Rockin’ and Rollin’ with the Girl Scout Help Desk

August 3, 2015

COSS - Girl Scouts - NC Coastal Pines Help Desk

 

By The Customer Support Team – Girl Scouts – NC Coastal Pines

As we reach the last of the lazy, hazy days of summer, it is time for a new Girl Scout year to begin. And the Girl Scouts – NC Coastal Pines Help Desk wants to make sure you roll through registration/renewal with ease so the start to your Girl Scout year rocks!

Currently when you log into CORE, you can only register for camps, events and trainings. If you are a Troop Co-leader you also have the ability to look at your order history along with your family and troop information. However, you can no longer register for the upcoming Girl Scout year in CORE.

That’s where “My GS” comes in!  Once you have become a registered member you will receive an email notification granting you access to the My GS community. If you are a returning member looking to renew your membership, you will use the My GS community to renew you and your girls (as a parent/caregiver or troop leader) all from one easy tab!

If you have not already done so, you will first need to set up a personal account through “Member Community.” You will then be able to complete your membership registration/renewal for your family and your troop(s) in My GS. When processing your renewals you have a few options: Family renewal, Adult renewal, and Girl Renewal. Troop renewal is available for Troop Co-leaders only through September 30, 2015.

Are you happy with your troop selection for everyone in the family? Yes! Then choose the family renewal tab. If you would like to change troops, then use Adult or Girl renewal to complete the process.  Troop Co-leaders can use the My Troop tab to renew their troop.

So if you begin to have a little trouble with remembering where to complete your registration, here is a little limerick to help:

I know it can be such a bore,

when you’re trying to register

your membership through CORE.

Please do not be in distress,

We can help you through My GS.

The Help Desk is here to answer any questions you may have from registration issues to Girl Scout Gold Awards. So if you are stumped, don’t worry!  All you need to do is: ASK! And you will Acquire Superior Knowledge.

Don’t wait! Contact our friendly help desk with your questions. You are sure to receive a satisfying answer. Call us now at 800-284-4475 or email us at helpdesk@nccoastalpines.org today!

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Sing It! With Girl Scouts!

July 20, 2015

By Kim Henry, Program Director

“Make new friends, but keep the old. One is silver, the other is gold.

A circle is round, it has no end. That’s how long, I will be your friend…

Across the land, across the sea. Friend forever, we will always be.”

This quoted Girl Scout friendship song is a classic – perhaps you are even humming along now. Well, here at Girl Scouts – NC Coastal Pines, we know that songs have been a treasured part of Girl Scouting since the beginning. Girl Scouts use songs to start meetings, to fill time transitioning from one activity to the next, and to close a special ceremony or troop meeting.

Anyone who grew up as a Girl Scout usually remembers a favorite song of two from their childhood. I can vividly remember a meeting years ago when I was a Girl Scout Brownie. I can still picture the school cafeteria where we met. I remember that I had been upset earlier about something, but then, when we closed the meeting my feelings all changed. Our troop gathering in our closing friendship circle and started singing and acting out “Alice the Camel.” Who can stay upset after a few rounds of that song??

Anne Smith from Girl Scout Troop #394 shared some of her beloved song memories:

“I’ve been a Girl Scout since 1978. Girl Scouting has always been a big part of my life. My mom was a Girl Scout. I am a Girl Scout. Both of my daughters are Girl Scouts. The happiest memories for me have been the songs. I remember romping around Camp Apasus as a 7-year-old singing the songs my mom taught me. I grew up in a different council so the songs we sing here are variations of the songs that I learned as a child.”

One of our favorite songs to kick off a Brownie troop meeting is the Brownie Smile Song. It’s a short and simple song that reminds the girls to have fun. Sometimes during a meeting you just need to get the wiggles out!

Girls Scouts have a never ending supply of silly songs. Check these out for your next Girl Scout gathering!

And what better time to sing Make New Friends or TAPS (in ASL) when you close your troop meeting with a friendship circle! And here’s a great Song Leading mini-workshop from Girl Scout University. For more ideas ask your sister Girl Scouts young and old, and remember to have fun!

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