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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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I Can’t Wait to be a Girl Scout

August 27, 2013

By Keli Diewald, Membership Executive – Region 4

trefoil_400As adults we can think of times that each of us lay awake at night with anticipation and excitement of what was to come.  That is how our young girls feel about Girl Scouts. They can’t wait to make new friends, have diverse experiences and be a part of our Girl Scout Sisterhood.  With this in mind, I can’t wait to get the new year started at Girl Scouts – NC Coastal Pines and here’s why:

I Can’t Wait To….

  • Witness the amazement in a Girl Scout Daisy’s eye as she learns the Girl Scout Law and recites it to her family (while making them learn it, too).
  • Hear that our shyest Girl Scout Daisies have become shining stars as Girl Scout Cadettes who serve as Program Aides in our council Day Camps.
  • Learn from our Girl Scout Seniors as they represent the girl voice on the council’s board of directors, helping the Girl Scout Movement to stay relevant among girls today.
  • Read a Girl Scout Ambassador’s college admissions essay as she talks about earning the Girl Scout Gold Award and her passion for community advocacy.
  • See the pride in an alumnae Girl Scout’s eye as she tackles her first “real-world” job and knows that she is using the leadership skills she learned in Girl Scouts.
  • Hear about council volunteers’ eye opening experiences they are ensuring our girls have-whether it’s taking a girl on her first overnight event, traveling to Europe, or giving back to the community.
  • See a young girl look at her mom, grandmother, aunt, or cousin who is leading her troop, with admiration and respect.
  • Watch a group of girls, who have only just met, join together as Girl Scouts and begin their journey as lifelong friends!

 What can’t you wait to do?

Share your stories with us on our Facebook page and let everyone know what you just can’t wait to do. Spread the word; get others involved – girls and adults!  Help keep the Girl Scout Movement alive and ensure that all girls are able to experience the wonder and power of this incredible leadership program.

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