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The Program Provider Document: Your Resource for Earning Patches, Badges, and Journeys

October 16, 2017

Did you know there are Girl Scout-friendly organizations across the council who are eager to help troops earn badges, patches, and complete Journeys as well as simply to have fun? Girl Scouts – North Carolina Coastal Pines has compiled a list of some of these organizations to support troop engagement in the Girl Scout curriculum. Here are 10 things you need to know about this troop resource:Girl Scout Journeys

 

1. The Program Provider document is a list of Girl Scout-friendly organizations
Program Providers are vetted organizations which have been identified as organizations that support the Girl Scout mission through programming and experiences.

2. Program Providers can help Girl Scouts earn patches, badges, and complete Journeys
Many of the organizations have programming aligned to help troops work towards the completion of a badge, patch, or Journey. Troops and individual Girl Scouts can reach out learn about the programming offered.

3. Many organizations offer discounted tickets and rates for Girl Scouts
Organizations like theaters, sports teams, and other ticket vendors listed in the resource offer discounted rates to Girl Scouts and their families. The discount rates are often seasonal or based on certain performances or games. Check directly with the organization for any current Girl Scout discounts.

4. Connecting with Girl Scout-friendly organizations is easy
After reviewing the list select one that interests the troop, and simply reach out them to schedule the program. The Program Providers will work with you on scheduling to your specific needs to serve troops better.

5. Recommend organizations to be listed
If there is a local Girl Scout- friendly organization in your town or within the Council not currently listed, please fill out this form and a staff member will contact you.

6. The Program Provider document is on the GS – NCCP website
The document can be found by searching “program provider” in the Forms section of the website.

7. There are over 175 Program Providers who cover a variety of interest areas
There are providers who can help troops earn hiking badges and explore the outdoors. Many organizations love animals just as much as Girl Scouts do and are happy to share their knowledge of furry creatures. Also, some providers offer experiences that are great for team building and creating memories. There is an experience listed for every interest!

8. The list is updated quarterly
The list is updated and new organizations are added quarterly. Look for updates in the council e-newsletter or check with your Membership Director.

9. Program Providers are listed by county on the document
The program providers are listed alphabetically by county to include their organization name, website, focus area, city, contact information, Girl Scout level(s) served and the average cost per participant. This makes finding organizations easy, because you can search by location and then by focus area.

10. This resource helps you save time and create more memories
Utilizing this document to plan troop outings and experiences saves co-leader’s time. Program Providers deliver the program content which means co-leaders spend less time planning and have more time to create memories with their girls.

If you have questions about the Program Provider document, please email programprovider@nccoastalpines.org.

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Supporting Girls through the Jane S. Barringer Award

October 9, 2017

Girl Scout Alumnae, Keri Brockett Carelas shares the importance of supporting girls through the Jane S. Barringer Award

I have been involved with the Girl Scouts of the United States of America organization since I was four years old and am a lifetime member. I am a Gold Award recipient, Jane S. Barringer Award recipient, and I’ve served as a leader and teen mentor. The Girl Scouts of the United States of America and this council in particular have played a significant role in my life.

After earning my Gold Award, I was chosen to receive the Jane S. Barringer Award. This annual $1,000 award honors a Gold Award recipient and helps her to further her education or career aspirations. I was able to use the scholarship to help pay for my college education to obtain my Bachelor of Science degree in Child Life.  I am now a Certified Child Life Specialist (CCLS) and use my skills to work with youth of all ages in different capacities.

I’m excited to share with you that Girl Scouts – North Carolina Coastal Pines plans to make the Jane S. Barringer Award a permanent opportunity for girls in our council by opening an endowment for the Award. Endowing the Jane S. Barringer Award means that for years to come we can support Girl Scout Gold Award recipients in their future endeavors. Together, we are hoping to raise $25,000 – the minimum amount to open the endowment and provide $1,000 or more annually to one of our girls.

With your help we’ll reach our goal! How great would that be?!?

What’s even more exciting is that an anonymous donor will match your gift dollar-for-dollar up to $10,000! It’s a wonderful tribute to how much this community cares about Ms. B and all our Girl Scouts.

Jane Barringer has given over 50 years of her life promoting the Girl Scout mission and inspiring girls of all ages. Her dedication and devotion has offered girls unique perspectives and opportunities to make a difference in their community, state, country, and across the world. With an endowment fund, the Jane S. Barringer Award will continue its legacy and further girl education and skill development, and possibly allow for additional or higher amount scholarships to be awarded.

As a former Girl Scout Membership Initiatives Coordinator in the Fayetteville area, I’ve seen our Girl Scouts give back to their communities every day. I truly believe this organization builds courage, confidence, and character in young women who truly make the world a better place.

I attribute many of the successes I have had in my life, specifically leadership skills and opportunities, to the values instilled in me by the Girl Scout movement.  Any investment that provides a girl to move forward in her leadership, academic growth, skills and talents to make the world a better place is truly a meaningful gift.

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 pursue – their dreams.

Visit www.investingirlsNC.org to make your gift today. Thank you.

 

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