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Because of You!

April 23, 2013

By:  Cindy Kelley-Deaton, Chief Operating Officer

GSCP_Magnet-GREEN-FINALBecause of you, girls are not only discovering the world around them, but they are also discovering their own strengths, values and interests.  They are learning how to work cooperatively with others and how they can stand up for what they believe in.  Because of you – the Girl Scout volunteer, girls are discovering the leader within them and reaching their full potential.

As the nation pauses to celebrate National Volunteer Week, Girl Scouts – NC Coastal Pines thanks all of our amazing volunteers who help the Girl Scout experience come to life for girls throughout central and eastern North Carolina.  Over our proud, rich history, Girl Scouts has depended on and benefitted from countless volunteers for more than a century, starting with Juliette Gordon Low, the Founder of the Girl Scout Movement.

What you do for girls is invaluable – you are role models, cheerleaders, mentors, coaches and much, much more.  Your tireless efforts are helping develop girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place.  Girl Scouts is the best leadership experience for girls in the world; however, the mission could not come alive without you and your committed service.

To the over 10,000 volunteers of Girl Scouts – NC Coastal Pines, thank you for investing your time and talent in our next generation of leaders and making a difference in the lives of girls.  Because of YOU, girls are speaking up, standing out and being the best girl they can possibly be through Girl Scouting.  Thank you!

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The Future Depends On What We Do In the Present

January 15, 2013

By: Allison Winans, Program & Volunteer Services Executive

IMG_1489As we embark on celebrating the workings of our dedicated volunteers, it only feels right to reflect on why Girl Scouting exists.  So, why do we do what we do?

We are creating future women leaders, scientists, artists, chemists, environmentalists, award winners, alumnae.  The amazing contributions of our adult volunteers now are impacting the future.  Because a girl learns how to build and program a robot, we are allowing her to gain confidence in a predominately male field.  Because we teach girls how to pitch a tent, build a fire and become stewards of the land, we are giving her the tools to be courageous in her community.  Because we allow girls to decide how they want to be involved in Girl Scouting, we are helping girls develop the character to be a strong woman with a voice.  How awesome is that?

Behind all of those wonderful girl leaders, there is a dedicated volunteer.  Volunteers are the lifeline of Girl Scouting and our mission would not move forward without each and every volunteer.  As Gandhi once stated, “the future depends on what we do in the present.”

To our volunteers and on behalf of everyone at Girl Scouts – NC Coastal Pines – THANK YOU!  Thank you for what you are doing in the moment; the countless meetings, trips with girls, camping outings, badge work, teaching other adult volunteers, acting as a delegate, passing the torch to our future leaders and the many, many more hats that we know our volunteers all wear.

Do you want to share the amazing things you and other volunteers are doing to support the mission of Girl Scouting?  Comment on our Facebook page or go to our website to submit your volunteer story to the Girl Scout Gallery!

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