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Discover the Fun with Girl Scouts

August 6, 2013

By Krista Park, Communications & Marketing Director

At Girl Scouts, girls have new experiences that give them that super-excited, jumping, giggling, butterflies-in-the-stomach feeling. Experiences that inspire them to look forward to what they’re going to do today, tomorrow, and even ten years from now, by helping them realize that they can be anything they want to be.

We can’t wait to begin the new year here at Girl Scouts – NC Coastal Pines because we know that Girl Scouts can do anything!  And to kick it all off, we have new Girl Scout program guides full of fun activities and events for girls.  Our Fall 2013 issues are hot off the presses and are being sent to all registered Girl Scouts and their families.

This year we have made some exciting changes to these publications. In addition to our GO! (Girls Only) Magazine, which details programs and events for our Girl Scout Cadettes, Seniors and Ambassadors, we have created an activity guide for our Girl Scout Daisies, Brownies and Juniors – Girl Scouts Can Do Anything!

In an effort to increase event accuracy, we are also publishing two issues of each publication this year: Fall 2013 (September – December) and Winter/Spring 2014 (January – May). The Winter/Spring issue will be mailed to girls and leaders in November.  By having two separate issues of the girl activity guides, we will have the unique opportunity to add additional council sponsored events as they come up throughout the year.

In addition, this new strategy will allow us to ensure events are accurate and up to date and allow for the publications to get into the hands of new girls and their families who join Girl Scouts in the winter and spring!  As spring events are finalized, it is our goal to send out “Save the Dates” on popular events to assist in yearlong planning in addition to posting these on our interactive event calendar at

Troop leaders will also receive copies of these programs guides and the 2013-14 Lead On publication to support their planning efforts.  Membership Directors will be delivering these guides with other Girl Scout goodies at their area kick off meetings over the next few weeks.

Please be sure to take a look with your Girl Scout and see all that she can discover with her Troop or with other Girl Scout pals.  There are a number of cultural arts events for Girl Scouts and their families, and many more that girls can attend with a parent or caregiver!  All three guides can also be viewed on our website: click here

Start the fun today!

GS DBJ guideGO! Magazine2013-14 Lead On guide


Operation Cookie Drop offers a Taste of Home

May 26, 2013

By Amy Vitale, Product Sales Manager

249121_10151467838684092_137405925_nGirl Scouts – NC Coastal Pines is in our ninth year of Operation Cookie Drop, a program within our annual Cookie Sale where Girl Scouts have the opportunity to collect donations that are used to purchase Girl Scout cookies for our military men and women serving in the US and abroad. We continually hear that the cookies are a welcome taste of home especially for those stationed thousands of miles away.

In our first year, we collected enough donations to purchase 45,000 boxes. We have more than doubled that total this year with 95,952 boxes.  As we go into the 2014 Cookie Sale, we will have shipped over 600,000 boxes of Girl Scout cookies to military personnel.

Now you may be wondering, where do all those yummy cookies go and how do they get there? In May, almost 100,000 boxes will be delivered to five locations in North Carolina.  These cookies will leave warehouses and travel to the delivery locations by tractor trailer… yes, that’s a lot of cookies!  From there, the cookies are shipped by military support units to soldiers overseas.

Cookies will be delivered to two US Marine installations – Camp Lejeune in Jacksonville and Cherry Point in Havelock, US Army base Fort Bragg in Fayetteville, NCPacks4Patriots in Ayden, Seymour Johnson Air Force Base in Goldsboro, and the USO at RDU airport.

921731_10151460270729092_1305436636_oOur military soldiers love to receive yummy cookies that remind them of home. Our customers have an opportunity to support both the Girl Scouts and our US military with one purchase. And what do Girl Scout troops receive from the Operation Cookie Drop program? Actually quite a lot!

Every girl who receives enough donations to purchase 15 boxes of cookies receives an awesome Operation Cookie Drop patch. Troops receive proceeds from these boxes of cookies just like a box of cookies purchased to take home. And girls get the opportunity to use the 5 Skills by setting a goal for Operation Cookie Drop donations and all while supporting the community.

Operation Cookie Drop is a win-win for everyone! Can we count on your support next year?


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