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Meet the 2017-2018 Media Girlz Team

September 18, 2017

This year, Girl Scouts – North Carolina Coastal Pines has launched the new Media Girlz program. Media Girlz is a year-long program that gives girls from across our council the chance to be included in various media opportunities and to practice their public speaking skills.

During the 2017-2018 program year, these girls will be the faces and voices of our council and help get out message across.

Let’s meet our 2017-2018 Media Girlz

 

Ivy B., Senior, Wake County
“I like being a Girl Scout because it gives me so many opportunities for leadership and travel, which are two of my passions. My troop hosts many events for young scouts, as well as chances to work at camps.”

 

Rylie C., Cadette, Carteret County
“I like being a Girl Scout because I get to be with friends, help the community, and have Girl Scout fun.”

 

 

Madeline F., Cadette, Brunswick County
“I really enjoy camping because it gives our troop time to bond and try new things and find solutions to problems we come across.”

 

Allyson H., Cadette, Harnett County
“I like being a Girl Scout because I get to meet new people experience new things, and I am free to be who I am and I get to practice being a better leader.”

 

Christina L., Senior, Pitt County
“I love serving my community, reaching for goals, and earning badges when I do something new.”

 

Caraline M., Senior, Harnett County
“My favorite Girl Scout activity is the Fall Product Program. The reason is because I hope to open my own business one day and the program gives me the necessary skills to be successful.”

 

Kayla M., Junior, Durham County
“I like being a Girl Scout because it empowers me to teaches me how to be a business woman.”

Loreta Q., Cadette, Cumberland County
“My favorite earned badge is the Cookie CEO because I love the fact of going out and selling cookies to people. It makes me feel like a real business woman.”

Abby R., Cadette, Wake County
“I like being a Girl Scout because it opens me up to new experiences and lets me do things I would not be able to do without Girl Scouts.”

 

 Marissa S., Junior, Johnston County
“I like being a Girl Scout because I get to have the chance to do new activities, make new friends, go hiking and camping.”

 

Lauryn T., Cadette, Wake County
“My favorite Girl Scout activity has been the Silver Award Project. I got to use writing, art, and music to help other people in nursing and assistant living homes.”

 

Lexi T., Junior, Wake County
“My favorite Girl Scout activity is when my troop went camping at Umstead State Park. It’s my favorite because we went hikes, had a campfire, sang Girl Scout songs, and slept in cabins.”

 

Giada T., Junior, Orange County
“I like being a Girl Scout because it gives me an opportunity to do several different things like camping, service projects, and selling cookies.”

 

Emma W., Cadette, New Hanover County
“I’m a G.I.R.L. when I work Day Camp in the summer. I lead a group of 15 girls during the day and guide them through activities and field trips.”

We can’t wait to see what amazing things these girls will do this year!  

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Once a “Ms. B’s” girl always a “Ms. B’s” girl

September 11, 2017

I joined Jane Barringer’s Girl Scout troop in Sanford, NC when I was in the 8th grade and stayed until I graduated high school. My troop leader, “Ms. B” as she is affectionately called, encouraged me to seize every opportunity and even travel the world! Ms. B has given over 50 years of service to the council, as a troop leader, volunteer, and Gold Award advisor.

Emily and Ms. B

I was part of the group that began the Jane S. Barringer Award for Girl Scouts – North Carolina Coastal Pines. It was originally an idea hatched by a few of “Ms. B’s girls” because we wanted to honor “the best Girl Scout leader ever!” (in our opinion). We began our fundraising by sending letters to all the parents of girls who had been in Ms. B’s troop and others in our community who knew of her influence. That campaign raised the funds so more than 20 girls could receive between $750 and $1,000 to pursue future leadership and educational endeavors since the award was established in 1996.

Now, with the council’s help, we’re embarking on the next step: to make the Jane S. Barringer Award a permanent opportunity for girls in our council by opening an endowment fund for the Award. Endowing the Jane S. Barringer Award restricts and invests the funds, meaning that we can support Girl Scout Gold Award recipients in their future endeavors for years and years and years…

When we started the Award in 1996, we hoped that it would encourage and reward girls who exhibit the characteristics Ms. B had hoped to instill in every Girl Scout she works with. I’m reminded of a quote by Lord Robert Baden-Powell, founder of Boy Scouts, Girl Guides and Girl Scouts worldwide:

“But when you look – look WIDE; and even when you think you are looking wide – LOOK WIDER STILL.”

This is what Ms. B encouraged her girls to do. She was always pushing and encouraging us to go further and do more!

Her influence has stayed with me throughout my life. I have been a Daisy, Brownie, Junior, and Cadette leader. I continue to volunteer as a member of the Gold Award Committee for the council. My daughter was a Girl Scout and just this year, earned her Gold Award! I’ve been a Girl Scout for over 40 years!

Emily, her daughter, and Ms. B

I support the Jane S. Barringer Award to honor Ms. B, but moreover, to support all the girls who have succeeded in earning their Gold Award. The Jane S. Barringer Award Endowment Fund will continue to help girls who are the epitome of Girl Scouting continue to broaden their own horizons.

A gift made toward the Jane S. Barringer Award Endowment fund will ensure that the positive benefits of receiving the award continue long into the future and help many more girls in our council follow – and reach – their dreams. Visit www.investingirlsNC.org to make your gift today. Thank you.

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