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Meet Your Girl Scout Program Team!

July 27, 2015

Girl Scout - NC Coastal Pines Program Team

By Kim Henry, Program Director

What do Girl Scouts do? Whether you’re new to Girl Scouting or have led a troop for years, you probably have asked yourself that question from time to time.

Program is the “what” at the heart of the Girl Scout Experience and your council’s Program team is here to support you, whether you have questions about an event, need activity ideas for Journeys, or guidance about our Highest Award programs. We are also in charge of planning and coordinating council-led events and promoting opportunities in the local community. So to better support you, let’s introduce our team!

Girl Scouts - NC Coastal Pines, Meridith Orr, Program ExecutiveMeridith Orr is the Program Executive. She provides leadership for the development and delivery of girl programs and girl training opportunities throughout our 41 counties. She also supervises the four Program Directors, who specialize in troop support for each of the Girl Scout grade levels. Before coming to Program in 2013, Meridith worked in both Customer Care and Membership departments.


Deanna Welker, Program Director, Girl Scouts - NC Coastal PinesDeanna Welker has been a staff member for eight years. Prior to her work for the council, she was the troop leader for her oldest daughter’s troop.  While she primarily oversee our STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) programs, she also works with our cultural arts and history programs, the religious recognitions, and day camp.  “I can talk about them all day!” she says.  She is also the Program staff liaison for the Girl Scout Junior troops.  “I love those Jazzy Juniors, and I’m always happy to help leaders explore the Junior Journeys, those great Junior badges, and of course, the Girl Scout Bronze Award.”

Kim Henry, Program Director, Girl Scouts - NC Coastal PinesKim Henry is the Program Director for Daisies and Brownies. So what does that mean? Part of her job is to coordinate council-led programs for Daisies and Brownies. “I love working with our girls and volunteers!” Kim says. “I am also here to support Daisy and Brownie leaders with any program questions or needs. If you need help with Journeys, let me know and I would love to help!”

Melissa Almodovar, Program Director, Girl Scouts - NC Coastal PinesMelissa Almodovar is the Program Director based out of the Wilmington Service Center. “I am responsible for the new Mobile Programming vehicle that we affectionately call ‘Daisy.'” Melissa says, “I am also your go-to person for anything Program Aide Core Training-related. I travel throughout our 41 counties bringing programming to troops, especially those who are not able to get into the service centers for training or events.”
We are excited to have a new staff member coming on board who will be a resource for Girl Scout Cadette, Senior and Ambassador program questions, and oversee the Girl Scout Silver and Gold Awards. She will also coordinate council-led events and some trainings for teen girls. Stay tuned for more updates!

Now that you have met us, we really look forward to meeting you! Remember, if you ever need us, we are just an email or phone call away!


Troop 730 Tells Us Why It’s AWESOME To Be A Girl Scout!

March 14, 2013

In honor of National Girl Scout Week, Troop 730 is telling the world why it’s AWESOME to be a Girl Scout! Tell us in the comments below why you think it’s AWESOME to be a Girl Scout – we may even share your responses on our Facebook and Twitter accounts! Go Girl Scouts!

Troop730It’s awesome to be a Girl Scout because I can make new friends, do cool stuff, and earn patches.


Troop730It’s awesome to be a Girl Scout because I get to try new things and I learn how to do new things that I’ve never done before.


Troop 730It’s awesome to be a Girl Scout because you can meet really great people, earn badges, and sell cookies. We have the best time with the friends of a lifetime, and go places where you have never been before.


Trop 730

It’s awesome to be a Girl Scout because it allows me to have new experiences. I haven’t ever done anything like selling cookies and collecting money like that before.


Troop 730It’s awesome to be a Girl Scout because we get to help other people and go on fun trips. We play fun and amazing games and sell yummy cookies. Hanging out with new friends is the best part of being a Girl Scout.


Troop 730It’s awesome to be a Girl Scout because I am learning to be helpful and kind and that will make the world a better place. 


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