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Top 3 Reasons to be an Early Bird Girl Scout VIP!

April 7, 2015

Girl Scout Early Bird VIP

 

**Please note Early Bird Registration will now open April 16, 2015. Thank you!!

By Laura Douglass, Membership Director

Early Bird Registration starts April 16th and here’s the top three reasons why you don’t want to miss the opportunity to be a Girl Scout VIP!

1. Free stuff! What girl doesn’t love the chance to add a little more ‘flare’ to her Girl Scout uniform? By renewing before June 30th, you will receive the brand new 2016 Early Bird patch. Be a total fashionista and set the latest trend by being the first girl in your troop to wear this fun patch!

Plus each troop can earn a little fun swag as well. By renewing now, you will not only hold your spot in your troop and help your co-leaders better plan for next year’s fun, but each troop that renews 5 girls and 2 adults will also earn a $15 Council Gift Card. What a fabulous way to kick-off your next troop year.

And there’s more! Each and every week during the Early Bird registration period, we will be surprising one lucky troop with an additional $10 Gift Card. All troops with 5 girls and 2 adults that have renewed for 2016 are eligible for the weekly drawing – each week you’ll have the chance to like or comment on a Facebook post to lock-in your chance to win!

2. Unicorn Riding Lessons! Okay, so technically we don’t really offer unicorn riding lessons but Girl Scouts – North Carolina Coastal Pines does present a whole year of amazing opportunities from summer resident camps, to scavenger hunts and museum trips, to visits with top scientists at research laboratories.

Do you want to go rock climbing? Do you want to see a professional sports team and ‘meet and greet’ the players? Do you want to learn about folk arts or how about spending an entire day creating your own crafts? We’re putting the finishing touches on these events and so much more for our 2016 program year calendar. By renewing your membership before June 30th, you can be an Early Bird VIP and help ensure we have the resources needed to continue planning these remarkable opportunities.

3. Beat the Rush! Face it, we’re all busy these days and warmer afternoons will soon beckon us to lazy afternoons by the pool and long weekends with friends and family around the picnic table. By renewing before June 30th, you will secure your spot in your troop and help minimize the paperwork hassle later so your leaders can hit the ground running as soon as the new school year begins. Why wait in line if you don’t have too? Relax, Early Bird! Renew by June 30th and you get to check off one more thing on your back-to-school-to-do list.

So let’s recap, shall we? As a Girl Scout Early Bird VIP you’ll earn flare for your uniform, do your part to earn a little swag for your troop, help your troop be eligible to win even more swag in our weekly drawings, all summer long you’ll feel more connected to your troop and your council by providing resources for optimal planning to make 2016 the best year ever, and you get to jump to the head of the line before fall registration. Now isn’t that a pretty sweet package deal of awesomeness for our Early Birds?

To renew, visit the My GS community and login. There are options to renew individual girl and adult memberships, troop renewal, and new family renewal (where you can renew everyone in your family with just a few clicks!). You can visit our Early Bird Renewal page for more details!

 

Want to learn more? Click here to access our new membership renewal portal….

You can also send us a note or give us a call at 1-800-284-4475. We’d love to hear from you!

 

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Troop Poster Wins at Scouting for the Cure

March 31, 2015

Scouting for the Cure - Girl Scouts NC Coastal Pines

Angela R. Hubbard, Leader of Girl Scout Brownie Troop #3301

Girl Scout Brownie Troop #3301 had the pleasure of attending Scouting for the Cure event on October 25th in Chapel Hill, NC. Activities like these inspire the young ladies to do something positive and caring–doing something that brings a smile to someone who is going through a tough time.

The decision to participate in the event was not a hard one at all.  My friend’s mother was diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer in 2014.  I am happy to announce that after having a double mastectomy, she is currently living cancer free! Unfortunately, I have had several family members to lose the battle with cancers of different types, there are many others who know this battle all too well.

My Girl Scout Brownies had nothing but great things to say about the event!

My daughter Dacota, age 8, told me that she really enjoyed the craft stations and the entertainment provided by the jump rope team.  She said she especially enjoyed making the mastectomy pillows that will be later delivered to breast cancer patients.

Camille, age 9 stated that she enjoyed the event as well, “especially the singing, jump roping team, and the crafts.”  Ashani, 7, “My favorite thing at Scouting for the Cure was the activities.  I also like the people who did the jump rope things, they did front flips and back flips!”

Mariam, 8 stated, “Scouting for the Cure was a great experience, I really enjoyed stuffing pillows and decorating binders that will be sent to people living with Cancer.  It was fun watching all the great entertainment, especially the jump rope team.  I also received pamphlets and flyers on breast cancer awareness that I took back home and shared with my dad and older sister.”

One of our Girl Scout parents, Mrs. Dawn Foster, lost her mother-in-law to cancer and stated, “With the continued focus and attention, I am hopeful there will be a cure in my lifetime.”

Winning Troop PosterThe day at the event could not have ended better! Our troop won the Scouting for the Cure poster contest!  Our theme was, “A world without breast cancer is in our hands.”  The girls had a blast making the poster, dipping their little hands in pink paint to place strategically on the poster in the shape of a pink ribbon.  We are looking forward to seeing our winning poster at Susan G. Komen, Race for the Cure in June, 2015.

We are Girl Scout troop leaders and mothers raising little girls. It is extremely important that we educate these little ladies about health matters that impact females.  I applaud the organizers of this event for being able to bring breast cancer awareness to the young ladies in a fun and creative way.

Thanks, Girl Scouts – North Carolina Coastal Pines! Troop #3301 will attend again next year.

Scouting for the Cure is a program that teaches Girl Scouts breast health education and breast cancer awareness through fun and creative activities/games, such as Breast Health Bingo.  Girl Scouts also earn the Think Pink patch for their participation in the event.

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