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The First Lady’s call to action – Volunteer Today

September 30, 2013

Michelle_Obama_2013_official_portraitDid you know that since 1917, every First Lady has served as Girl Scouts of the USA’s Honorary National President? It’s a tradition that began with First Lady Edith B. Wilson and dates back almost 100 years. Since then, each successive First Lady has served in this post.

First Lady Michelle Obama knows the important role played by Girl Scout volunteers and is encouraging adults to support girls and volunteer in a new video released by Girl Scouts of the USA. The video coincides with the launch of the organization’s new “I can’t wait to…” national campaign to increase recruitment of girl members and adult volunteers.

“Girl Scout volunteers can be moms, dads, aunts, uncles, grandparents, or anyone else looking to help girls in their community fulfill their boundless promise,” said First Lady Michelle Obama. “As a Girl Scout volunteer, you can show girls that anything is possible, and you can inspire them to dream bigger and go further than they ever even imagined.”

Girl Scouts – NC Coastal Pines is dedicated to getting the word out to adults who care about girls in their communities and want to make a difference. Girl Scout volunteers help girls make friends, have new adventures, and do great things. Volunteers help girls become whoever they want to be, which just may be a future First Lady or even the first female President.

Help us spread the word. Share this video with family and friends and encourage them to become a Girl Scout volunteer!

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I Can’t Wait to be a Girl Scout

August 27, 2013

By Keli Diewald, Membership Executive – Region 4

trefoil_400As adults we can think of times that each of us lay awake at night with anticipation and excitement of what was to come.  That is how our young girls feel about Girl Scouts. They can’t wait to make new friends, have diverse experiences and be a part of our Girl Scout Sisterhood.  With this in mind, I can’t wait to get the new year started at Girl Scouts – NC Coastal Pines and here’s why:

I Can’t Wait To….

  • Witness the amazement in a Girl Scout Daisy’s eye as she learns the Girl Scout Law and recites it to her family (while making them learn it, too).
  • Hear that our shyest Girl Scout Daisies have become shining stars as Girl Scout Cadettes who serve as Program Aides in our council Day Camps.
  • Learn from our Girl Scout Seniors as they represent the girl voice on the council’s board of directors, helping the Girl Scout Movement to stay relevant among girls today.
  • Read a Girl Scout Ambassador’s college admissions essay as she talks about earning the Girl Scout Gold Award and her passion for community advocacy.
  • See the pride in an alumnae Girl Scout’s eye as she tackles her first “real-world” job and knows that she is using the leadership skills she learned in Girl Scouts.
  • Hear about council volunteers’ eye opening experiences they are ensuring our girls have-whether it’s taking a girl on her first overnight event, traveling to Europe, or giving back to the community.
  • See a young girl look at her mom, grandmother, aunt, or cousin who is leading her troop, with admiration and respect.
  • Watch a group of girls, who have only just met, join together as Girl Scouts and begin their journey as lifelong friends!

 What can’t you wait to do?

Share your stories with us on our Facebook page and let everyone know what you just can’t wait to do. Spread the word; get others involved – girls and adults!  Help keep the Girl Scout Movement alive and ensure that all girls are able to experience the wonder and power of this incredible leadership program.

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