By Eileen Miller, Program Director
Who helps teen girls develop important skills such as resourceful problem solving?
What helps teen girls recognize what they can do well and become better team members?
Where can teenagers find opportunities to make a lasting impact in their communities?
How can girls engage in activities all year round to help build their leadership skills?
That’s right – Girl Scouts!
Teen girls, ages 13-18, can Discover, Connect, and Take Action through a variety of opportunities across Girl Scouts – NC Coastal Pines 41-county footprint. Through discovery, girls find out who they are, what they care about, and what their talents are. Girls make connections as they collaborate with others locally and globally making a difference in the world. By taking action, Girl Scouts MAKE the world a better place.
How, you may ask? Through their participation in fun and innovating programming such as…
• Legacy Quest: Girls learn leadership strategies that can be used in everyday life and guidance on proper responses when interacting with others.
• Program Aide Core and Specialty trainings: Girls learn how to collaborate with younger girls, an important skill that is part of everyday life.
• Volunteer in Training: Helps teens gain confidence, knowledge and expertise to hold leadership positions now and into the future.
• MarineQuest: Provides girls with the opportunity to learn about a variety of skills in marine science. It is hands-on experiential learning!
• American Red Cross Babysitting, First Aid and CPR workshop: Teens learn about accident prevention, emergency response, general child and infant care. Girls learn how to help each other and others.
And we can’t forget Girl Scouting’s Highest Awards!
The Girl Scout Silver and Gold Awards represent the highest achievements in Girl Scouting. Teens have the opportunity to “Take Action” in their community making a sustainable difference with local and global links. And maybe someday being recognized as a National Young Woman of Distinction. It takes initiative, commitment and drive, but Girl Scouts are up to the challenge, and the trainings and programs they’ve engaged in along their journey will help them obtain these goals.
And Much, Much, More!
Visit our online Events Calendar to check out all the great programming available for teens and register for an opportunity today!
Not yet a Girl Scout. Don’t delay, start your leadership journey and join today!
Think girls may be too busy? Teenage girls will want to make time to connect with peers making friends and experiencing new things. Girl Scouts is the preeminent organization for teenage girls developing their leadership and problem solving skills preparing them to be the leaders of tomorrow. Tell a friend!