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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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Celebrating our 101st Birthday with the NC General Assembly

March 20, 2013

By Lisa Jones, Chief Executive Officer

The Girl Scout Proclamation read in the NC House Gallery on March 12, 2013.

The Girl Scout Proclamation read in the NC House Gallery on March 12, 2013.

When Girl Scout founder Juliette Gordon Low brought together 18 girls on March 12, 1912, she believed all girls should be given the opportunity to develop physically, mentally and spiritually.   For the past 101 years, Girl Scouting has helped that vision become reality.  Girl Scouts has not only helped shape girls’ personal development, but it has also helped to shape our past, present and future female leaders.

Many successful women got their start in leadership through Girl Scouting.  In fact, fifty-three percent of all women business owners, sixty percent of women serving in Congress, and virtually every female astronaut are Girl Scouts.  This is truly a celebration.

Last week, Low’s vision and these highlights were recognized in the resolutions by both the N.C. House and N.C. Senate proclaiming the week of March 10-16, 2013, as Girl Scout Week.  Recognized annually in March and centered on that first meeting date, Girl Scout Week celebrates and honors Juliette Gordon Low and the great organization she founded.  Our Council works biennially with the N.C. General Assembly to pass resolutions as a way to recognize the contributions Girl Scouting has made on our state and across the county.

It was so powerful to hear the resolutions read aloud in both the senate and house galleries, as the resolutions “honor[ed] the memory of Juliette Gordon Low for her role in founding the Girl Scouts of the USA and expresses appreciation to the members of the Girl Scouts for their commitment to building girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place.”

GSNCCP CEO, Lisa Jones, sitting with fellow Girl Scouts as the proclamation is read.

GSNCCP CEO, Lisa Jones, sitting with fellow Girl Scouts as the proclamation is read.

A number of local troops and members joined Girl Scouts – NC Coastal Pines  at the NC State Legislature in downtown Raleigh to receive these Girl Scout Week proclamations.  A Cookies ‘N’ Milk Reception followed the sessions where members enjoyed Girl Scout cookies, of course, with their state senators and local representatives.   Girl Scouts, volunteers and staff from the Girl Scouts – Colonial Coast Council also joined us downtown for this day of advocacy.

We want to especially thank Senator Tamara Barringer, the primary sponsor of Senate Resolution 251, and Representatives Carney, Farmer-Butterfield, Howard, and Hurley, the primary sponsors of House Resolution 275, for their efforts to support and honor the Girl Scouts.  We also appreciate Representative Lewis’ amendment to the House resolution requesting an official copy resolution be sent to both our Council and Girl Scouts of the USA’s headquarters.

For a complete list of sponsors for Senate Resolution 251 and Sponsors for House Resolution 251, see Bill Information on the N.C. General Assembly website.

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