Posts Tagged ‘Girl Scouts’


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!


Oh Say Can We Sing – Girl Scouts sing the National Anthem

July 6, 2015

Girl Scouts - NC Coastal Pines

By Lisa Lisk, Co-Leader of Troop #1859, Johnston County

Our Journey began by contacting the Wake County Speedway to see if our Troop could sing the National Anthem before a race. They thought it was a great idea and even agreed to have a Scout night where all Girl and Boy Scouts in uniform could attend the event for free.

What an honor to sing our country’s song and we could hardly wait! It was going to be hard, but I know my girls and I knew we could do it. When we started, only half of the troop wanted to sing. Then, with the girls’ encouragement and support for each other, all twelve troop members joined in!

Practice #1: Words were missed, tune was off, confidence was low and nerves where everywhere. I told them we are a team and to be proud of what they had started to accomplish.

Practice #2: Improvements everywhere and confidence was building. Since school was out, each girl was asked to watch an online video of the Star Spangled Banner and practice singing it five times a day. 

Final Practice: I was a nervous wreck! We sang separately and then together as one.   Each girl stood a little taller, sang a little louder, showed confidence and I knew my job was done.

“WOW, you girls are amazing!” was my response. I explained how I would be there to support them but they didn’t need me to lead them. Those smiles, their joy….I was speechless. I may be the troop leader but the girls have taught me so much more in return.

Ladies and Gentleman Start Your Engines!

That Friday night, Troop 1859 was ready to promote the Girl Scout program by passing out stickers and bracelets, the excitement was contagious. The time to sing arrived, the girls pulled together supporting one another as is the Girl Scout way.

They sang without any nerves or fear even during the rain. Despite the weather the girls finished strong to the cheers of the crowd. The fans were thankful and in awe seeing such a group of young girls present themselves in a professional manner, bringing honor to their country and community.

Girl Scout Troop #1859 is always willing to race to the challenge and show their support for the community and for Girl Scouts – NC Coastal Pines. I encourage you to think outside of the box for new ideas and experiences for your Girl Scouts. I believe everyone, every place and everything is a resource just waiting to happen. Who knows, maybe your troop will be singing next!


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