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Invite-a-Friend! Be Rewarded!

February 5, 2014

By Christy Philemon, Volunteer Recruitment Director

What could make volunteering with the Girl Scouts even more fun? Volunteering with a friend!

We are so excited to announce that during the month of February Girl Scouts – NC Coastal Pines is participating in Girl Scouts of the USA’s  I can’t wait to… Invite-a-Friend campaign. All current volunteers who Invite-a-Friend to start a Girl Scout Daisy, Brownie or Junior troop will receive a $50 credit for the Girl Scouts online store AND the new Troop Leader will receive free program materials!

Invite a Friend with Girl Scouts

But besides the $50 discount code and free program materials, the GREATEST BENEFIT –more girls will be able to experience Girl Scouting.  In order for us to continue to reach every girl we need to reach more volunteers like you who can help!

Picture your favorite Girl Scout memory…maybe when one of your Girl Scout Daisies realized that swimming wasn’t so scary with her Girl Scout sisters around…or the moment that your Girl Scout Cadette found her voice and stood up to peer pressure…or maybe when you realized that without YOU, those moments may not have happened.

Don’t you want to invite a friend to make these moments happen, too?

So take some time to think of someone who would be an EXCELLENT Girl Scout Leader and role model. Invite them to join you and be a part of the Girl Scout Community!

Check out the I can’t wait to… Invite-a-Friend page on our website or contact Christy Philemon with any additional questions.

So, share your experience, recruit a friend, and get rewards!

 

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Ready, Set, Earn! New Troop Leader Series

January 28, 2014

By Tiffany Haywood, Daisy Troop Leader

Girl Scout - NC Coastal Pines Cookie SaleThis week we had our very first Troop Meeting since the holiday break AND our local Cookie Rally!  We were so excited!  Ummm…WE being the Troop Leaders!  We couldn’t wait to get our girls ready and prepped for the Cookie Sale including learning how to set their goals and how to approach the customers and earn!

That’s right folks, it’s more than just “Do you want to buy some cookies?”  Even at the Daisy and Brownie levels, we teach the girls how to introduce themselves, the Troop and the product.  We also make certain each girl knows how to be safe, to be confident and to be successful right from the beginning.

We decided the best way to teach the girls were to divide and conquer different aspects of the Cookie Sale. I focused on teaching the girls the value of the money – how much we earn for each box we sell, how to tell the customer the prices, and even how to know what more than one box will cost.   There is nothing that can give you more confidence than knowledge.

In addition to teaching the girls the costs we also shared how achieving their sales goals they will help them earn rewards and prizes.  Girl Scouts – NC Coastal Pines along with the cookie baker’s website allows the girls to track their progress, badges, and rewards and recognition throughout the sale.

After I had my lesson time with the Daisies we came together with our Brownies to practice our customer service skills .  My Daisies were the customers and our Brownies were the sellers.   Since this is their first year selling we had them approach as if in a door-to-door situation. As they went through each step we coached them.

After all our prep, our girls are out and ready to sell! To all you Troop Leaders out here – tell me how your cookie sale is going or post questions for me in the comments below!

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