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So many opportunities with Girl Scouts!

September 5, 2013

By Nathalie H., GSNCCP Girl Board Member

090Hi! My name is Nathalie and I’m one of six Girl Scouts on the Girl Board for this year. I’m looking forward to sharing my experiences with everyone and talking about why it’s awesome to be a Girl Scout!

I joined Girl Scouts at six-years-old when my family was living in Germany. My dad is in the Army, so we have moved around quite a bit! However, one of the constants in my life has been Girl Scouts! I’m proud to say I’ve been a Girl Scout for 11 years now and I have participated in Germany, Colombia, Louisiana, and North Carolina. Girl Scouting is a big factor in my life as it has shown me that I have the power to do anything I want if I put my mind to it.

One example of this was attending a Counselor In Training (CIT) session at Camp Graham this summer. It was a fun experience where I met new friends and was able to become a role model to younger girls at camp this summer. There is nothing better than being with a bunch of girls at camp who want to go on adventures! It’s a great bonding experience and something I will remember for the rest of my life. I had a great time as a camp counselor and I know that Girl Scouts helped make this experience possible.

Another exciting opportunity Girl Scouts has given me is being on the Girl Board! I’m looking forward to meeting and speaking with Girl Scouts across our 41 counties and sharing our passion and excitement around Girl Scouting. One part of my role (and that all of the girls on the board take seriously) is that I represent all the young Girl Scouts in our council. I encourage all girls to reach out to me, and the other girls,  and tell us anything and everything – because we are your voice!

I hope everyone has a great start to the new Girl Scout year!

What opportunities has Girl Scouts given you? What skills and experiences have you developed as a Girl Scout?

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Discover S’more Adventure at our Camp Open Houses

February 28, 2013

By: Renee Pelletier, Camp Pathway and Outdoor Education Manager

Want to tour our camp properties, see the insides of the cabins and tents, and find out more about tScreen shot 2013-02-05 at 11.11.19 AMhe resident camp programs?  If so, be sure to visit the Girl Scouts – North Carolina Coastal Pines’ Resident Camps annual Open House events this March. This is a great way to see all of the wonderful assets at the camp properties.

Camp staff will be on site to answer questions about the day-to-day life of a camper, recommended packing lists, and why going to camp is such a delightful experience. Registered and potential campers are encouraged to attend with their families to meet our fabulous staff and learn what there is to discover at camp.  Bring a picnic lunch and drop by one or all of the camps for an afternoon of adventure this spring.

Registration is not required but recommended; all families that register will receive a confirmation packet with the camp’s physical address, directions and event contact information.  All of the Open Houses are scheduled from 1:00pm – 4:00pm on Sundays throughout March. Visitors may come at any time during the Open House hours as there is no set schedule for the events.

Camp Hardee on March 10th will be hosting the first Open House. On March 17th, Camp Mary Atkinson will be welcoming prospective campers for organized tours.  The last Open House, will be at Camp Graham on March 24th.

To register for any or all of these events, please visit our Council Online Registration System (C.O.R.E.).  Girls do not have to be Girl Scouts to attend Girl Scouts – North Carolina Coastal Pines’ resident camps. The Open House events are free and open to the public.

For further information about the Open House events, contact summercamp@nccoastalpines.org. To find out about all of the summer opportunities available, view the online Summer Fun Guide.

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