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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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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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