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Girl Scout Rangers, Get your Outdoors On!

August 31, 2015

Girl Scout Park Rangers

By: Jennifer Taylor, Communications & Public Relations Assistant

We know girls greatly enjoy the outdoor experiences they have in Girl Scouts and that those experiences are extremely beneficial for girls. Now there is a new and exciting way for girls to explore the outdoors, take action, and learn the history of our national parks! Girl Scouts of the USA has partnered with the National Park Service for the Girl Scout Ranger Program to help celebrate the centennial celebration of our national parks.

So, what does this partnership mean for the girls of Girl Scouts – NC Coastal Pines? It means new adventures and opportunities await you at one of North Carolina’s 10 national parks. From the Great Smoky Mountains to the Cape Hatteras National Seashore and points in between, girls will be able to experience the beauty of our glorious state while also doing what Girl Scouts do best – taking action to make their world a better place.

The National Park Service has many fantastic organized programs such as the junior rangers, web rangers, and environmental education. Girls can also choose to take part in ongoing service projects at the park which help preserve the natural resources of the park. Girls have the opportunity to earn a certificate and a patch.

But, even better, Girl Scouts can get creative and design a custom program for themselves or their troop that serves to complete a journey, a badge program (hint, hint – Outdoor Explorers badges, anyone?), or a highest award take action project. Imagine the possibilities!

So, where to start? Take a look at the national park sites in NC and think about where you would most enjoy exploring and making a difference. Click on the link for the website to each individual park to learn more. From there, girls can get busy coming up with brilliant ideas!

Armed with a few good ideas, a parent or troop leader should contact the park directly to discuss how the Girl Scouts can participate in an organized event or put their ideas into action. For complete information on the Girl Scout Ranger Program, visit the National Park Service’s youth program website.

Are you ready? We can’t wait for Girl Scouts to help celebrate the 100th anniversary of our National Park Service. Let us know how you and your girls plan to rock out the great outdoors this year!

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Lead the Change. Volunteer with Girl Scouts today!

August 10, 2015

By Brooke Banson, Recruitment Director 

Happiness, fun, friends and confidence. You’ll find this and more with Girl Scouts.  Imagine the smiles, the excitement, the memories made – those the moments are endless here at Girl Scouts – NC Coastal Pines.  Whether you are a troop co-leader planning meetings or working behind-the-scenes to provide awesome experiences for girls locally, a Girl Scout volunteer is a cheerleader and a mentor. Be the role model she’ll always remember.

Volunteer with Girl Scouts!

Ready to Volunteer?

It’s easy! Volunteering with Girl Scouts is flexible, encouraging and rewarding.  It’s for young and old, stay-at-home moms and working moms, those without kids of their own, someone who was never a Girl Scout, and even men!

88% of our volunteers believe that THEIR LIFE IS BETTER because they volunteer with Girl Scouts.

By sharing the Girl Scouts experience with girls and other volunteers, you’ll be the role model she needs and together, challenge yourself with new activities and create lasting memories.

With Girl Scouts, you can:

  • Become a Troop Co-leader – Help ensure every girl who wants to be a Girl Scout can. We need more leaders! This is our greatest need. Volunteers as a Troop Co-leader allows more girls to participate in Girl Scouting.
  • Serve on our Service Unit – Service Unit is Girl Scout jargon; it’s our way of saying local community. You’ll work with other adult volunteers in your community to provide troops support and build the Girl Scout experience in your town as an Event Director or Area Cookie Manager.
  • Join a Troop of your own – You can join a troop as an adult. Find a troop that meets at a time convenient with your schedule and help them as a troop volunteer. You can serve as Troop Treasurer to manage their finances or help them explore the great outdoors as a Camp Certified Adult.

Need a little more convincing? Check this out…

Girls are happier, have more fun, make new friends and are grow in confidence as a Girl Scout!  How awesome is that?! Volunteering with Girl Scouts means that you are helping to shape a girl’s future – you are helping girls become the leaders they are meant to be. And who doesn’t want to be a part of that?

Volunteer with Girl Scouts!

Learn more about becoming a Girl Scout volunteer!

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