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Lead the Change. Volunteer with Girl Scouts today!

August 10, 2015

By Brooke Banson, Recruitment Director 

Happiness, fun, friends and confidence. You’ll find this and more with Girl Scouts.  Imagine the smiles, the excitement, the memories made – those the moments are endless here at Girl Scouts – NC Coastal Pines.  Whether you are a troop co-leader planning meetings or working behind-the-scenes to provide awesome experiences for girls locally, a Girl Scout volunteer is a cheerleader and a mentor. Be the role model she’ll always remember.

Volunteer with Girl Scouts!

Ready to Volunteer?

It’s easy! Volunteering with Girl Scouts is flexible, encouraging and rewarding.  It’s for young and old, stay-at-home moms and working moms, those without kids of their own, someone who was never a Girl Scout, and even men!

88% of our volunteers believe that THEIR LIFE IS BETTER because they volunteer with Girl Scouts.

By sharing the Girl Scouts experience with girls and other volunteers, you’ll be the role model she needs and together, challenge yourself with new activities and create lasting memories.

With Girl Scouts, you can:

  • Become a Troop Co-leader – Help ensure every girl who wants to be a Girl Scout can. We need more leaders! This is our greatest need. Volunteers as a Troop Co-leader allows more girls to participate in Girl Scouting.
  • Serve on our Service Unit – Service Unit is Girl Scout jargon; it’s our way of saying local community. You’ll work with other adult volunteers in your community to provide troops support and build the Girl Scout experience in your town as an Event Director or Area Cookie Manager.
  • Join a Troop of your own – You can join a troop as an adult. Find a troop that meets at a time convenient with your schedule and help them as a troop volunteer. You can serve as Troop Treasurer to manage their finances or help them explore the great outdoors as a Camp Certified Adult.

Need a little more convincing? Check this out…

Girls are happier, have more fun, make new friends and are grow in confidence as a Girl Scout!  How awesome is that?! Volunteering with Girl Scouts means that you are helping to shape a girl’s future – you are helping girls become the leaders they are meant to be. And who doesn’t want to be a part of that?

Volunteer with Girl Scouts!

Learn more about becoming a Girl Scout volunteer!


Sing It! With Girl Scouts!

July 20, 2015

By Kim Henry, Program Director

“Make new friends, but keep the old. One is silver, the other is gold.

A circle is round, it has no end. That’s how long, I will be your friend…

Across the land, across the sea. Friend forever, we will always be.”

This quoted Girl Scout friendship song is a classic – perhaps you are even humming along now. Well, here at Girl Scouts – NC Coastal Pines, we know that songs have been a treasured part of Girl Scouting since the beginning. Girl Scouts use songs to start meetings, to fill time transitioning from one activity to the next, and to close a special ceremony or troop meeting.

Anyone who grew up as a Girl Scout usually remembers a favorite song of two from their childhood. I can vividly remember a meeting years ago when I was a Girl Scout Brownie. I can still picture the school cafeteria where we met. I remember that I had been upset earlier about something, but then, when we closed the meeting my feelings all changed. Our troop gathering in our closing friendship circle and started singing and acting out “Alice the Camel.” Who can stay upset after a few rounds of that song??

Anne Smith from Girl Scout Troop #394 shared some of her beloved song memories:

“I’ve been a Girl Scout since 1978. Girl Scouting has always been a big part of my life. My mom was a Girl Scout. I am a Girl Scout. Both of my daughters are Girl Scouts. The happiest memories for me have been the songs. I remember romping around Camp Apasus as a 7-year-old singing the songs my mom taught me. I grew up in a different council so the songs we sing here are variations of the songs that I learned as a child.”

One of our favorite songs to kick off a Brownie troop meeting is the Brownie Smile Song. It’s a short and simple song that reminds the girls to have fun. Sometimes during a meeting you just need to get the wiggles out!

Girls Scouts have a never ending supply of silly songs. Check these out for your next Girl Scout gathering!

And what better time to sing Make New Friends or TAPS (in ASL) when you close your troop meeting with a friendship circle! And here’s a great Song Leading mini-workshop from Girl Scout University. For more ideas ask your sister Girl Scouts young and old, and remember to have fun!


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