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Cash Prizes, Weekly Drawings, and Free Patches, Oh My! Why Girl Scouts Should Participate In Early Bird Registration!

June 24, 2014

By Samantha Herring, Communications Intern

Girl Scouts Early Bird RegistrationWouldn’t you love not having to worry about registering your girls and parents in the fall while you are coordinating all of your start-up activities? Taking a few minutes now to complete registration of your girls and adults means one less thing to do during the flurry of back-to-school activities and the planning your troop will be doing for an action packed fall. If that’s not enough to motivate you, how about some cold, hard cash? For qualified troops who participate in Early Bird Registration, there are weekly drawings till the end of June and then a final, grand-prize drawing for $500 on June 30th. And oh, the things your troop could do with $500! Once you register, your troop is eligible for all remaining drawings. So if you haven’t completed your troop registrations yet, there is still time—and girl is it worth it!

But Wait, There’s More!

Even if you don’t win one of the drawings, your troop will automatically earn a $15 Early Bird gift card that you can use in the council shop or for council activities. You might use it for badges the girls earn or to help pay for a troop leader’s First Aid or Overnight Camping training.  It’s a win-win opportunity.

Girls Will Earn Discounts

Girls who are registered by June 30th will get a 15% discount on any new 2014 resident camp registration or any Council event through May 31, 2015.

Help Your Area Win Cash

Based on the number of girls and adults registered for the new Girl Scouting year, your Area can win cash too: $200 if 30% of registrations are completed by June 30, $400 if 50% are completed, and $500 if 65% are completed. Imagine the smile on your Area director’s face!

Get the official Early Bird Registration details on the Girl Scouts – North Carolina Coastal Pines website.

Take a few minutes now and help yourself, your troop, and your area. Help Council serve you better by completing Early Bird Registration. Then sit back, sip a cool glass of iced tea, and congratulate yourself on a job well done!



Are You “The One”?!

May 28, 2014

By Allison Winans, Volunteer Services Executive and Brooke Banson, Volunteer Recruitment Director

CristinKenneyPhotographyGirlsScouts--21When you think of Girl Scouting, what comes to mind?  Camping with your best friends? Learning life skills that will make you a courageous leader? Giving back to the local community? Absolutely! That is exactly what the Girl Scout Movement instills in girls today.  But, one thing that is not on the forefront of our minds is that where our girls meet is just as important as what they are doing.

Safe, regular meeting space for troops to meet in is very important for an effective and fun program.  As you know, Girl Scouts—NC Coastal Pines is growing. We need your help to find locations that will host a Girl Scout Troop in order to allow girls to get involved in Girl Scouting!  There are currently over 1,000 girls waiting to be placed in local troops, and you and an organization you know could be “the one” to help us!

What are we looking for? Ideal and out-of-the-box locations are:

  • churches, temples or mosques
  • fire departments,
  • office conference rooms after hours
  • day care centers
  • non-profit offices
  • apartment or neighborhood clubhouses
  • assisted living facilities
  • civic groups with buildings; like the Shriners Club or American Legion

Girl Scouts – North Carolina Coastal Pines will:

  1. Communicate with a local site contact to confirm a starting date of the new troop and on-going as needed
  2. Provide trained adults who submit to a background check to facilitate the Girl Scout program
  3. Ensure that all participants will be registered members of Girl Scouts of the USA and covered by Girl Scout insurance
  4. Provide appropriate leadership and on-going training and support for volunteer leaders using your facility
  5. Leave the space better than they found it
  6. Work with a local site contact to determine an appropriate service project for the site that is also age and skill appropriate for the Troop

You can be the key to helping us unlock new, safe and exciting meeting spaces for our girls!  Do you have suggestions for locations in your area?  Or do you work for an organization that would be willing to host a Girl Scout Troop? Please send your recommendations or reach out directly to Allison Winans ( with the organization name, contact person, address, phone number and email. We’ll do the rest!

As always, thank you for supporting girls across our 41 counties!


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