Girl Scouts is all about building girl leaders that are confident in their ability to make the world a better place. When a girl joins Girl Scouts, she opens doors to endless opportunities to become her best self, try new things, and unleash her inner G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader). One of the best ways for girls to do so is to become a girl member of our council’s Board of Directors!
Our Girl Board members are pivotal to our Girl Scout team because they serve as representatives for girls across our council. They attend board member meetings where they speak their mind, share their ideas, and provide a girl perspective on a variety of topics. Girl Scouts is truly girl-led, and our incredible girl board members are proof of that!
Meet the 2018-19 Girl Board
My name is Amanda and I have been participating in the Girl Scout Program for 10 years and counting. For as long as I can remember, some of the best things I have experienced have been through troop trips and activities. Using the G.I.R.L. acronym, I can immediately identify with Leader. I thoroughly enjoy having a leadership position and being a role model for younger girls. Through the various leadership opportunities I have had, such as being a Girl Scout Durham Day Camp PA Director, a CIT, and a Teen Camporee Core Staff, I have been able to grow as a Girl Scout. I can’t wait to learn new things about the Girl Scout Program through my Girl Board Position and see the business portion of how Girl Scouts became the amazing program it is today.
Hi, my name is Caraline. I am a proud Girl Scout of eleven years, and I have enjoyed every minute of my scouting experience! I am a second-year member of our council’s Media Girlz team, where I get to express my love of being a G. I. R. L. I am so overjoyed that I have been gifted with the opportunity to share my voice with others as a Girl Board Member. In my spare time, I volunteer at my church, binge-read as many books as I can, and I am the Vice President of Service for Phi Theta Kappa. Out of all the amazing experiences I have had as a Girl Scout, I think my favorite was when my troop and I delivered Christmas meals to less-fortunate families in my city. This event was the very first time I experienced how great it feels to help another person and to bring a much-needed smile to their face.
Hello! I’m Gavi from Orange County and I’ve been a Girl Scout since 1st grade. I love to dance, sing, and read. I love learning to empower myself and others with my Girl Scout troop and at council events. My favorite Girl Scout experience is my 15-day GSUSA Destinations Service Challenge trip to Costa Rica and Panama with Outward Bound this past summer, where I bonded with other Girl Scouts from across the country and learned how their Girl Scout traditions differ from mine. I’m excited to be on our council’s board, to learn how the council’s administrative teams work together, and to share new ideas.
My name is Jessica and I’m a senior in high school. I attend Jack Britt High School in Fayetteville, NC and I’m an Ambassador in Girl Scouts. I’ve been in Girl Scouts for 10 years! My favorite Girl Scout experience was when my Girl Scout troop went on a week road trip up along the east coast In June 2018! I look forward to accomplishing my Gold Award, serving on the Girl Scout board of Directors, and to take an international trip with my Girl Scout troop!
Hi, my name is Kemi and I’ve been in Girl Scouts since the first grade. I’ve always loved being able to learn new things through Girl Scouts and I hope to one day have a troop of my own. My favorite Girl Scouts experience has always been going to camp and meeting girls from all over the state and sharing the different adventures we have with our troops. When I’m not busy with school work I like to hang out with my friends, swim, and participate in clubs at school. I have always been passionate about the values that Girl Scouts promotes and will strive to make positive changes.
Hello, my name is Shelby. Being a part of the girl board has been a special honor but being a Girl Scout has been an everlasting experience. I have been a Girl Scout for 11 years now and sadly is my last year before bridging to an adult volunteer. My favorite Girl Scout memory has got to be the camping experience. I was always an outdoors girl because I felt like I could not be close to actual people but could be close to the outdoors. Growing up, I was diagnosed with ADHD at school and often was bullied. Even around the neighborhood I was bullied as well but in Girl Scouts it was almost a way to find a home where everyone liked me for me. Girl Scouts is a growing organization that I think every girl should be a part of, as it helps a girl build confidence and self-esteem. Girl Scouts has helped me find a place and interest in things I had not before.