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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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Let’s Think About Girl Programs!

February 16, 2015

By Kim Henry, Program Director

World Thinking Day - Girl Scouts NC Coastal Pines

As Spring is approaching, so are some exciting new programs! Happening this month is one of our beloved Girl Scout traditions, World Thinking Day (WTD). Here’s the lowdown on this annual event plus some additional tips for new leaders.

World Thinking Day 2015

What is World Thinking Day? Each year on February 22, girls around the world participate in activities to encourage girls to think about their sister Girl Scouts and Girl Guides in other countries. By participating in select activities girls can earn the World Thinking Day Award, which is an official award and can be worn on the front of her vest or sash. Some girls earn the award by attending WTD events while others may work on activities or service projects with their troop.   This year’s theme for WTD is girls worldwide say “we can create peace through partnerships.” Read more about this year’s theme and the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts.

Jump Into Journeys

Want to explore a new Journey but don’t know where to start? Pile in your troop and join us at one of four locations for our Jump Into Journeys program for Daisies and Brownies.We will help you find your way!

This Spring, we will be jumping into the Brownie Quest and the Daisy 5 Flowers, 4 Stories , 3 Cheers for Animals! Journeys. These events get girls excited about the Journeys and give leaders an opportunity to see how to customize the Journey to fit their troop’s needs. Girls will earn the first Journey award and badge sets are included with the registration fee. If you can’t make it to a program and still are looking for assistance, please contact journeyhelpline@nccoastalpines.org.

 

Helpful Tips for New Leaders

  1. Attend leader meetings and talk with other leaders. Our volunteers are the most valuable resource for you. They have new ideas and know what works and what doesn’t. They even may have materials to share with you. You can also join our Girl Scout Leader Facebook Group!
  2. Use your Program Support Staff. We are here to make your life easier! Call us, email us, send up flares –we are happy to help!
  3. Use the Volunteer Tool Kit! It is great as is, or you can customize it to fit your troop plans!
  4. Attend local area and council-sponsored events. Not only are they exciting for the girls but they are also a great way to meet other leaders and gather ideas for future activities with your troop.
  5. Don’t sweat it! You got this!! Know that we appreciate you, and most of all, the girls appreciate you and all you do!

Still have questions? We are here to support you and will be happy to answer any questions about Journeys or other Girl Scout programs. Call 800-284-4475 and ask for the Program Team.

 

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