Posts Tagged ‘Girl Scouts’

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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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10 Traits that Girl Scouts Has Given Me!

August 11, 2013

By Destiny O., GSNCCP Girl Board Member

Hi my name is Destiny and I am one of six Girl Scouts to join the Girl Board for the 2013-2014 year. As you may have read in the first Girl Board blog post by Ami, we are all really excited to get started and to share our experiences here on the blog!

Recently, I moved to Quantico, Virginia because my dad is in the military. I am staying in touch with my troop from afar, but I’m really going to miss them! Before we left my co-leader and her daughter, who have been a part of my Girl Scout journey since second grade, gave my mom and I going-away gifts. Both were 3-D collages of our Girl Scout careers, including pictures, patches, and pins. It reminded me of each meeting, event, trip and award that I have had the opportunity to participate in because of Girl Scouts.

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Here is a picture of one of the collages – cool, right?

When I looked at the collage and started remembering all of my wonderful experiences, it gave me the idea for this blog post. Earning each badge and pin has taught me invaluable traits and skills that I know will last a lifetime. Here are just the top ten (the full list is far too long!) of traits that I’ve learned through Girl Scouting.

1. Leadership

2. Confidence

3. Business Sense

4. Commitment

5. Understanding

6. Volunteerism

7. Creativity

8. Trustworthiness

9. Cooperation

10. Adventurousness

These are traits that I will use throughout my whole life, and I couldn’t have done it without my sisters at Girl Scouts!

What traits and skills have you been learning through Girl Scouts? Leave your comments below and tell us how being a Girl Scout has impacted your life! 

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