By Jenifer Bubenik, Program Director
I remember playing T-ball with my Brownie troop and feeling proud to play sports as a young girl. I went on to become a member of the first women’s fast-pitch team at my high school. And as the years have passed, I have stayed active and even ran my second full marathon this past year! I had to walk the last three miles, but in the end, I finished.
Growing up, Girl Scouts gave me the confidence to try new things and never give up before crossing that finish line. It showed me that anything was possible and if I tried, I would succeed.
Here at Girl Scouts – NC Coastal Pines, we believe that girls who compete on the playing field succeed and lead in life. Our GirlSports initiative is helping girls learn how sports, nutrition and healthy living can help them develop leadership skills they can use now and in the future.
As part of our GirlSports, we are hosting three awesome events this year to help you and your girls Get Movin’! Attending these events is also a great way for girls working on their Athlete badges to get some real-life inspiration.
Girls Scouts and their families can also participate in Capital RunWalk’s Monster Dash 5K on October 26. Choose from a 5K, 1 Mile Fun Run and 100 Yard Dash to promote family fitness. Participants are encouraged to dress up in your favorite costume! This is a perfect activity for girls and troops looking to earn the Make Every Step Count badge.
And when outdoor temperatures cool, take the game inside. Join the fun at an afternoon basketball game with the Duke Women’s teams as part of Girl Scout Day with the Duke Blue Devils on December 21. There will be opportunities for Girl Scouts to meet the players, make a sports SWAP craft, and more!
Don’t miss these great opportunities to see athletes in action and join the GirlSports initiative! For more healthy living events, click here to see our full calendar online.