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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.



“Girl Scouting another way” learned

June 24, 2013

By Lexi Tichenor, Communications & Marketing Intern

Capture1When I was younger I took part in Girl Scouts for a number of years and enjoyed every minute of it! I can remember many great experiences, but the most memorable were the many friendships I built within and outside of my troop. At the time, I didn’t think that these friendships would last as long as they have. I am still in contact with several of the girls that I met through Girl Scouts.

Being able to attend Girl Scout Camp was my favorite part of Girl Scouts; it was very exciting to buy my first mess kit! I loved the variety of activities that took place at camp such as making jewelry, games, learning new things, and staying up giggling after the leaders told us it was bedtime!! I really value having the opportunity to spend a few nights away from my parents exploring the wonders of Girl Scout Camp. It not only taught me to make good decisions on my own, but to be knowledgeable and confident in my actions.

Recently, I have been taking part in Girl Scouts in a different way.  Over the course of the summer, I will be interning with Girl Scouts-NC Coastal Pines. I am studying Public Relations and Marketing at Ashford University and will be working closely with the Communications & Marketing team for the Council. This opportunity will not only provide me with valuable skills to take with me in to the workplace but also to help me to grow as an individual.

So far I have learned many new things about the organization and have been adding to my skill set. I am learning how to adjust my writing style to communicate with audiences on each of the social media platforms and gaining experience with traditional new releases.  Communicating through the different social media platforms allows us to share inspiring stories and successes, share the many benefits of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience, and encourage others become involved with the organization’s programs and initiatives.

So do be sure to join us on Facebook, Twitter and Linked In!

Girl Scouts has helped me grow in many ways, and is continuing to help me grow. I highly encourage you and others that you know to become part of the Girl Scout organization in some way whether it be a Girl Scout, leader, volunteer, or an employee. I can’t wait to grow even more!


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