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How Girl Scouts Has Helped Me Try New Things

September 11, 2013

By Hannah P., GSNCCP Girl Board Member

UntitledHi!  My name is Hannah and I am one of six Girl Scouts on the Board of Directors for Girl Scouts – NC Coastal Pines. Us Girl Scout Girl Board Members have started a new blog series to keep you updated on what we’re doing and to make us available to be your voice! Take a look at all our blog posts and let us know what you think!

There are a lot of reasons why being a Girl Scout is awesome, but my favorite is that it has allowed me to learn about things and develop interests that I doubt I would have even thought about if I was not a Girl Scout. One interest I’ve developed through Girl Scouting is jewelry making!

A few years ago my Girl Scout troop was interested in learning how to make jewelry and we were excited to learn together! We ended up visiting a local family-owned jewelry store to learn more about making our own jewelry and the history and art behind the whole process. It was so much fun and something that really helped bond our troop.

However, once our troop activity was done, I didn’t stop making jewelry. It had become a passion and a hobby of mine that lives on. In fact, one of my Girl Scouts sisters and I started going to a bead shop and making jewelry together. Even now that my fellow Girl Scout has moved away, we keep in touch and we still have jewelry to keep us together.

Over the years, I’ve expanded upon this new skill. I’ve learned to create fun and funky pieces with a variety of materials, including making jewelry chains. Being a Girl Scout, I knew I had the confidence and skills to take on this new aspect of jewelry making. I looked up videos and books on how to make different types of chains and now it’s one of my favorite pieces to create!

Being a Girl Scout has introduced me to a lot of interests I never knew existed. I’m excited to see what the next few years will bring and what kind of skills I’ll develop – all thanks to Girl Scouts!

What skills and interest have you developed as part of Girl Scouts? Tell us about your projects and passions in the comments below!

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So many opportunities with Girl Scouts!

September 5, 2013

By Nathalie H., GSNCCP Girl Board Member

090Hi! My name is Nathalie and I’m one of six Girl Scouts on the Girl Board for this year. I’m looking forward to sharing my experiences with everyone and talking about why it’s awesome to be a Girl Scout!

I joined Girl Scouts at six-years-old when my family was living in Germany. My dad is in the Army, so we have moved around quite a bit! However, one of the constants in my life has been Girl Scouts! I’m proud to say I’ve been a Girl Scout for 11 years now and I have participated in Germany, Colombia, Louisiana, and North Carolina. Girl Scouting is a big factor in my life as it has shown me that I have the power to do anything I want if I put my mind to it.

One example of this was attending a Counselor In Training (CIT) session at Camp Graham this summer. It was a fun experience where I met new friends and was able to become a role model to younger girls at camp this summer. There is nothing better than being with a bunch of girls at camp who want to go on adventures! It’s a great bonding experience and something I will remember for the rest of my life. I had a great time as a camp counselor and I know that Girl Scouts helped make this experience possible.

Another exciting opportunity Girl Scouts has given me is being on the Girl Board! I’m looking forward to meeting and speaking with Girl Scouts across our 41 counties and sharing our passion and excitement around Girl Scouting. One part of my role (and that all of the girls on the board take seriously) is that I represent all the young Girl Scouts in our council. I encourage all girls to reach out to me, and the other girls,  and tell us anything and everything – because we are your voice!

I hope everyone has a great start to the new Girl Scout year!

What opportunities has Girl Scouts given you? What skills and experiences have you developed as a Girl Scout?

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