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Sea Turtles, Lighthouses, Exploring North Carolina, oh my!

August 24, 2015

Council Patch Program

By Kim Henry, Program Director

Are you looking for some fun activities to supplement for your meetings?  Or maybe your troop has special interests or hobbies they would like to explore?  Well look no further than our Council Own Patch program here at Girl Scouts – NC Coastal Pines.

If your girls are interested in animals, check out our Sea Turtle patch. Many troops even take this adventure on the road and visit a rehabilitation turtle hospital at the coast. Or maybe you’re planning to attend the Reptile and Amphibian day at the NC Museum of Natural Sciences in March? You can earn several steps toward the Amphibian and Reptiles patch while you are there.

Looking to learn more about our state? We have a few great patches for you. Explore downtown Raleigh as your troop work towards the Know Your State Capital patch.  Whether you are close to the coast or your troop loves to travel, you and you girls can learn about some really cool lighthouses as they earn the NC Lighthouses patch.

Are you and your girls feeling extra adventurous? Be a true Tarheel and travel across the state while earning the Exploring North Carolina patch. This patch program is designed to increase girls’ knowledge of our state, its history, and resources. It offers a variety of fun activities and travel opportunities!

Watch for our Patch of the Month in the weekly e-news and on our website!  From September through May, we will highlight a patch of the month.  It’s a great way to introduce your troop to the Council Own Patch program.  Keep an eye out as we plan to add more patches this year.

Do you have an idea for a patch?  We would love to hear from you!  Contact the program department for the guidelines to create a Council Own patch. Your troop’s patch may be highlighted as a future Patch of the Month this year!

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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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