Posts Tagged ‘Girl Board 2013-2014’

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10 Traits that Girl Scouts Has Given Me!

August 11, 2013

By Destiny O., GSNCCP Girl Board Member

Hi my name is Destiny and I am one of six Girl Scouts to join the Girl Board for the 2013-2014 year. As you may have read in the first Girl Board blog post by Ami, we are all really excited to get started and to share our experiences here on the blog!

Recently, I moved to Quantico, Virginia because my dad is in the military. I am staying in touch with my troop from afar, but I’m really going to miss them! Before we left my co-leader and her daughter, who have been a part of my Girl Scout journey since second grade, gave my mom and I going-away gifts. Both were 3-D collages of our Girl Scout careers, including pictures, patches, and pins. It reminded me of each meeting, event, trip and award that I have had the opportunity to participate in because of Girl Scouts.

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Here is a picture of one of the collages – cool, right?

When I looked at the collage and started remembering all of my wonderful experiences, it gave me the idea for this blog post. Earning each badge and pin has taught me invaluable traits and skills that I know will last a lifetime. Here are just the top ten (the full list is far too long!) of traits that I’ve learned through Girl Scouting.

1. Leadership

2. Confidence

3. Business Sense

4. Commitment

5. Understanding

6. Volunteerism

7. Creativity

8. Trustworthiness

9. Cooperation

10. Adventurousness

These are traits that I will use throughout my whole life, and I couldn’t have done it without my sisters at Girl Scouts!

What traits and skills have you been learning through Girl Scouts? Leave your comments below and tell us how being a Girl Scout has impacted your life! 

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What we girls do for you!

August 7, 2013

By Ami P., GSNCCP Girl Board Member

Picture for August Blog PostMy name is Ami Patel and I am one of six Girl Scout Girl Board members who are working alongside council staff, volunteers, and adult board members at Girl Scouts – NC Coastal Pines for the 2013-2014 program year. I’m looking forward to working with the experienced and hardworking adults—both employees and volunteers – to help implement lasting change in our council.

As a group, the Girl Scout Girl Board comes together numerous times over the year to discuss what is happening in the 41 counties we represent and serve, and additionally to discuss how we can continuously improve what we do!

Throughout the year, adult and girl board members meet in their task force groups and tackle individual issues, as well as, keeping up with our council’s finances and more. This year, the other five girl board members and I are working to improve relations between our council’s board and the Girl Scouts themselves! We have discussed council-wide service projects and personally surveying girls in our counties as possible ways to help achieve this goal.

The Girl Board plans to continue meeting outside of our regular board meetings to discuss and implement more ideas. We want to hear what our fellow Girl Scouts have to say and what we can do to help.

All six of us are thrilled to serve such a strong council and will continue to do our best to help it grow. Our hope is to help unite all 41 counties and use new technology, such as social media, to inspire and connect with girls today, so that we will continue to see growth in the organization. Each Girl Board member will be contributing to this blog post over the year to keep others informed about what we are doing and why it is great to be a Girl Scout in North Carolina Coastal Pines!

We hope you will join us for some amazing adventures this year!

Tell us in the comments below what you would like to see the Girl Board accomplish this year! What projects can we help with? Don’t forget to follow the council on Facebook and Twitter to receive the latest Girl Scout Girl Board Member blog post!  

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