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Get in the Spirit for 2014 Girl Scout Week

February 26, 2014

By Meghan Gargan, Digital Marketing & Project Director

Get ready for a week full of fun and festivities as Girl Scouts – NC Coastal Pines celebrates 2014 Girl Scout Week March 9 – 15, 2014!

In spirit week fashion, each weekday of Girl Scout Week will have a special theme or activity to celebrate different aspects of Girl Scouting. We encourage all girls and adults to participate and create a larger sense of sisterhood.

Join in on all the fun and don’t forget to share your photos and stories with us via our website, Facebook page, and Twitter. We look forward to seeing and hearing how all our girls and adults come together to celebrate this very special moment in Girl Scouting. 

Monday, March 10 – Girl Scout Promise 

WebToday, Girl Scouts across our 41 counties will recite the words that have united our movement from its inception – The Girl Scout Promise. Come together with your troop, parent, Girl Scout volunteer or even just a friend and discuss how you live the Promise everyday.

Girl Scout Promise

On my honor, I will try:
To serve God and my country,
To help people at all times,
And to live by the Girl Scout Law.

Tuesday, March 11  – Share Your Favorite Girl Scout Memory

WebOne of the best parts of being a Girl Scout is creating memories that last a lifetime. Whether it’s a silly story about your troop, an achievement such as your Gold Award or how you impacted your local community through a service project – we want to hear about it!

Share your stories, photos, and more on our Facebook Page or mention us on Twitter (@GirlScoutsNCCP) on Tuesday, March 11th to be entered to win one of three council shop gift cards ($25 value). Submissions will be assigned a number and selected at random. Inspire your fellow Girl Scouts with all the wonderful things you’ve accomplished.

Wednesday, March 12– Happy Birthday, Girl Scouts!

WebThe first Girl Scout troop meeting was held on March 12, 1912 in Savannah, Georgia by our founder, Juliette Gordon Low. Today we celebrate 102 years strong! Below are some fun ideas to help you celebrate – and don’t forget to share your pictures with us using the Girl Scout Gallery!

3 Ways to Celebrate the Girl Scout Birthday:

1. Bake delicious Thin Mint cupcakes and decorate with your girl or troop.

2. Take the time to make Girl Scout friendship bracelets to trade with each other or give to a Girl Scout volunteer.

3. Complete a service project such as donating canned goods or picking up trash at your local park.

Thursday, March 13– Letters to Our Military Troops

WebGiving back and supporting our military troops has always been a part of the Girl Scout way. Last year’s letter writing campaign saw over 300 letters, stories, and artwork submitted. WOW!

This year we’re hoping to receive 400 hundred submissions to be delivered along with Girl Scout cookies as part of Operation Cookie Drop. All three Council Shop locations will be collecting letters/messages through April 15, 2014.

Letters can also be mailed to:
Girl Scouts – North Carolina Coastal Pines
c/o Letters For The Troops
6901 Pinecrest Road
Raleigh, NC 27613

Friday, March 14 – Wear Your Uniform

WebIt’s time to truly get in the Girl Scout spirit swing of things! Wear your uniform or Girl Scout clothing on Friday to let people know you are a Girl Scout! Whether you are showing of all your badges on your sash/vest or wearing your favorite Girl Scout t-shirt, let people know you are part of an amazing organization that supports and shapes girl leaders of today and tomorrow.

We can’t wait to see all the amazing things our girls and volunteers will do to celebrate Girl Scout Week!

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Setting Goals and Achieving Dreams: New Troop Leader Series

February 10, 2014

By Tiffany Haywood, Daisy Troop Leader

Cookie Sale - Setting GoalsAs part of our plan to help prepare our girls for Girl Scouts – NC Coastal Pines’ Cookie Sale we decided to plan an activity around goal setting to help each girl achieve dreams they have an individual as well as a troop.

To start off, the leaders talked about goals. We explained that a goal is setting a target for what you want to do within a certain time frame.  For our troop, we are looking to achieve our goals by the end of the Cookie Sale (March 2, 2014).

After the girls had a strong grasp on how to define a goal, we then asked each Girl Scout what their personal package goals were for the Cookie Sale. As Troop Leaders, we were already aware of where their parents felt they could sell during the cookie season. We were eager to find out if the girls felt the same way.

Once we heard all of the girls’ goals we started to discuss how their individual goals could also help the entire troop succeed.  We explained how every box a girl sells helps meet the troop goal.  It was amazing to watch as each of our Daisies realized that they could help each other by reaching their set goals.

What better than a fun activity to help the girls visualize individual and troop goals! We created a dream board showing everything they wanted to do with the earrings from the cookie sale. We are proud to say we have some very ambitious yet realistic girls with amazing goals ahead of them.  Some of the ideas on the dream boards included visiting Build-a-Bear, the Zoo, the Aquarium and so much more!

In addition to our dream board activity, we also made each girl a really cool Cookie Sale Info Lanyards. Each lanyard includes a price sheet for the favorite varieties and the NEW Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Shortbread cookies as well as a photo cookie chart.

I have no doubt our Girl Scouts will be able to achieve anything they set their hearts to.

 How do you teach your Girl Scouts to set goals and achieve them? Do you lead by example of perhaps a story or activity? How do you celebrate achieving goals?

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