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I Can’t Wait to…Invest in Girls

November 11, 2014

By Addie Moody, Fund Development Coordinator

 

It’s “Back to Troop” time, and that means thousands of girls and their leaders across eastern and central North Carolina are in the process of planning a year of fun, adventure, and service. As a former membership director, I know how exciting this time of year is for our girls and our leaders. There is so much to prepare, so much to be excited about, and so much to hope for…

And this “Back to Troop” season, as the new Fund Development Coordinator, I’m encouraging you to add just one little thing to your list this year: Help provide the Girl Scout experience to other girls by making a gift to the Family Partnership Campaign.

What is the Family Partnership Campaign? Great question! The Family Partnership Campaign is a means for us to raise critical funds that stay within Girl Scouts – NC Coastal Pines and directly support girls and Girl Scout programming.

However, our Family Partnership Campaign is more than just a fundraiser. It is an opportunity for our Girl Scout family – and the family of our Girl Scouts – to say, “I support Girl Scouts. I believe in what we accomplish together and I appreciate the experiences that Girl Scouting has afforded my girl.”

Who are the chief investors in the Family Partnership Campaign? You are our closest stakeholder – our troop leaders, volunteers, and Girl Scout families.

Troop Leaders support the campaign because they’ve seen the power of Girl Scouting first hand as they watch their girls grow. They also know that supporting Family Partnership means making sure that the program is sustainable for more girls down the road.

Families give too because they have seen the positive benefits firsthand. They know their gift helps ensure that a strong Girl Scout program continues for their daughter, granddaughter, neighbor, or niece. They are grateful for a program that is helping their girls grow strong, capable, and confident.

What does my gift support? Gifts to the Family Partnership Campaign support a range of programs and opportunities: camp properties and programs, girl programs, volunteer support and trainings, and provide financial assistance to girl and adult members who would not otherwise benefit from Girl Scouting. Moreover, your gift supports the Girl Scout experience for the girl in your life. No matter what programs she has participated in, she has been touched by the Family Partnership Campaign.

How much should I give? Any size gift will make a difference and says you support the future of Girl Scouting. Just $15 covers the cost of membership for one of our Girl Scouts who receives financial aid from our Council. A larger gift of $250 can send a girl to a week-long summer camp that will change her life forever.

A gift to the Family Partnership Campaign is an expression of your commitment to investing in leaders now, and in the future. So, as you prepare your girl for this upcoming Girl Scout year, please consider becoming an investor today and providing those opportunities to another girl!

Make your donation today!

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April Travels brings May Flowers – and More!

April 18, 2013

By Lisa Jones, Chief Executive Officer

FoxTentIt’s beginning to look and feel like Spring around our Council.  That yellow pine pollen, which we never have a shortage of, is covering everything in our eastern counties.  Azaleas are displaying brilliant colors around our three service centers.  The colorful cabins of Camp Hardee and platform tents at Camp Mu-Sha-Ni have are free of their winter cobwebs ready for Troop camping and area camporees.

Deliveries for the 95,952 boxes donated during the 2013 Operation Cookie Drop are scheduled.  Adult volunteers have gathered for Spring Leaderee at Camp Mary Atkinson.  Registrations are filling for the GEMS events at UNC Wilmington and Methodist University.  And many service units are busy planning their end of the year bridging ceremonies and recognition events.

While the traditional Girl Scout year winds down, our chief staff and executive teams are gearing up to steer our Council into the new century of Girl Scouting.  I recently attended two national conferences where our leader, Anna Maria Chavéz, spoke about how we must build a better, more innovative Movement for the benefit of girls throughout our country and around the globe.  She is a true source of inspiration and her story proves Girl Scouting’s leadership program works.

In one keynote, Anna addressed the importance of strengthening partnerships between the national organization and councils like Girl Scouts – NC Coastal Pines at Girl Scouts of the USA’s Working Together conference. This work session held in late March, brought together chief executive and finance officers to explore ways for increasing volunteerism, financial stability, and leadership excellence.

At Girl Scouts of the USA’s Fund Development Conference in early April, Anna spoke about how Girl Scouts is one of the most recognized leadership programs, while emphasizing that we must work more diligently to market our program in order to retain and engage more girls in our movement.  Many tools, ideas and inspiration to drive the growth in our Movement were gained.

I traveled back home both times with increased excitement for the Girl Scout Movement and confident in our ability to lead.  As the Board of Directors prepares to embark in strategic learning for our Council, I will echo her messages loudly in that we must listen to our girls and young women; we must sharpen our focus on the Girl Scout Leadership Experience; and we must work together to succeed.

So in the words of Anna Maria Chavez, the leader of our movement, “Let’s get ready to roll up our sleeves to do what’s necessary to position us for even greater success in our next 100 years.”  It’s time to dig in.

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