Posts Tagged ‘Silver Award’

h1

What do frogs and Girl Scouts have in common? Girl Scout Rachel H.!

July 15, 2014

By Samantha Herring, Communications Intern

Today our council recognizes an amazing project completed by one of our very own Girl Scouts! Girl Scout Rachel H. first became interested in amphibian conservation when she was in the sixth grade and learned that amphibians were the most endangered group of animal species on the planet. This issue was at the heart of her Girl Scout Silver Award project. In addition to numerous awareness activities, she partnered with the Save the Frogs organization and Governor Beverly Perdue to institute a Save the Frogs Day in North Carolina. Taking her advocacy even further, she helped establish two state amphibians, the Pine Barrens Treefrog – now our state frog, and the Marbled Salamander – now our state salamander!

Every day, Girl Scouts in our council do amazing things: from Gold Award projects aimed at saving endangered species to making a difference in their world by giving back through community service. Girl Scout Rachel Hopkins is no different. As a result of her volunteer work to save the frogs, she was awarded the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards Distinguished Finalist bronze medallion during the May 20th Raleigh City Council meeting. The award represents the United States’ largest youth recognition program based solely on volunteer service.

Girl Scouts - NC Coastal Pines

Rachel also received the Presidential Volunteer Service Award, which included a letter from the president of the United States, Barack Obama. In his letter, the president wrote, “Your volunteer service demonstrates the kind of commitment to your community that moves America a step closer to its great promise.”

Our goal at Girl Scouts – NC Coastal Pines is to give every girl the opportunity to be the leader she wants to be and to be the leader the world needs her to be. Rachel truly embodies the Girl Scout Leadership Experience. Thank you Rachel for representing all Girl Scouts who work to make the world a better place!

h1

Gold is a Girl’s Best Friend

October 14, 2013

By Cameron Howell, Girl Scout Alumni – Troop #532

IMG_6188On August 24th, Campbell University was painted gold, silver, and bronze by Girl Scouts eager to get a jump start on earning Girl Scouts’ highest awardsAll That Glitters was an event which brought girls, adult volunteers and parents together from across Girl Scouts – NC Coastal Pines to learn more about the Girl Scout Bronze, Silver, and Gold Awards.

Volunteers from the Kappa Delta sorority chapter at North Carolina State University could be seen smiling and helping throughout the day.  The event was held in partnership with the national sorority who welcomed Girl Scouts of the USA as one of its national philanthropies in 1998.

Girl Scouts were excited to hear from the event’s guest speaker Nanette Geiger, an opera singer that wowed the audience with a rendition of “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” from The Wizard of Oz. Nanette encouraged the girls in attendance to have clear goals, build their “dream team,” and to never stop chasing their biggest dreams.

Following the morning keynote, girls and adults were invited to participate in workshops where they learned important information about how to begin the process of earning their awards. Girls were then treated to displays from two Girl Scout Gold Award and two Girl Scout Silver Award recipients. The awardees brought their award letters, plaques, award paperwork, and pictures to share with the Girl Scouts. One recipient even had an award letter from the Pope himself!

IMG_6311

After a delicious lunch, girls participated in panels with Girl Scout Gold and Silver Award winners. It was a wonderful opportunity for girls to learn about the awards from girls just like them. Laughs were plentiful as the panelists recounted stories from their award experience.

Dr. Jennifer Latino, director of the First Year Experience at Campbell University, closed the day sharing her Girl Scout experience with the girls.  She stressed that the Girl Scout Gold Award not only builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, but it helps girls to get ahead – in their education, in the workplace, and throughout their lifetime.

What do you think would be the hardest thing about earning your Bronze, Silver, or Gold Award? What would be the greatest reward?

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 64 other followers

%d bloggers like this: