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“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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Why It’s Awesome To Be a Girl Scout – Girl Scout Week 2013

February 28, 2013

By Meghan Gargan, Social Media and Web Marketing Manager

Are YOU ready to show your Girl Scout Spirit?

Girl Scout Week 2013 is almost here and Girl Scouts – NC Coastal Pines Council has some amazing activities lined up for girl and adult members. This year our Girl Scout Week theme is: Why It’s Awesome To Be a Girl Scout.  There are so many reasons it’s hard to know where to start!

This year the Council has created a Girl Scout Spirit Week schedule with activities and events that help celebrate everything that is awesome about Girl Scouting! Participating is easy and is the perfect way to bond with your girl, troop and Council.

The Girl Scout Spirit Week schedule is as follows:

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Monday, March 11 – Girl Scout Promise

Today, every Girl Scout takes a moment to remember why she is part of such an important organization. Recite the Girl Scout Promise as an individual, with a parent /daughter or with your troop to celebrate!

Submit photos of reciting the Girl Scout Promise to social@nccoastalpines.org to be featured on our website and social media accounts!

Tuesday, March 12 – Girl Scout Birthday

Today mark’s our 101st birthday —let’s join together to celebrate. The Council invites all members to the NC State Legislature in downtown Raleigh to receive  the Governor’s Proclamation and to enjoy a Milk and Girl Scout Cookies Reception. For those who cannot attend the reception, the Council will be offering up other celebration suggestions via our social media channels including Facebook and Twitter.

The Council will be recognized by both assembly sessions around 2pm, so we suggest visitors arrive around 1:45pm at the latest. The Milk and Cookies Reception will run from 2:30pm-4:30pm at the 1,000 Court of the Legislative Building in Raleigh.

Wednesday, March 13 – Letters to the Military Troops

With such strong emphasis on community service as part of Girl Scouting, today girls can submit Letters to the Military Troops that will be included as part of the Council’s Operation Cookie Drop delivery. Girls can write letters, draw pictures or submit photos to send to the military troops. All three Council Shop locations will be collecting these messages through March 18th.

Thursday, March 14 – Girl Scouts Spirit Day

Get people talking about Girl Scouts! Today, girls and adults should wear their uniforms or Girl Scout clothing to get people talking about the organization. Show off all your patches or badges or wear one of the Shop’s new fun Girl Scouts t-shirts! Submit your photos on our Facebook wall or tweet them mentioning @GirlScoutsNCCP.

Friday, March 15 – It’s Awesome to Be a Girl Scout

Today, tell us why it’s awesome to be a Girl Scout! The Council staff has a surprise for all its members that will be unveiled Friday morning on our Facebook Page (so be sure to become a fan so you don’t miss it!). The Council will also be asking members to comment on our Facebook posts about why YOU think it’s awesome to be a Girl Scout!

Let’s make Girl Scout Week 2013 the best spirit week of them all!

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