What are your dreams, Girl Scout, and what can you do to help make them come true while making the world a better place? Girl Scouts is committed to helping girls discover their passions and goals while providing them with resources and mentors to support them along the way. Last week, girls had the special opportunity to learn that they can achieve whatever they set their mind to when country singer Tenille Townes visited the Raleigh Service Center.
Tenille Townes is a 25-year old country artist of Canadian descent who creates music with an emphasis on community. She is a musician with a passion for storytelling and compassion toward her fans as their unconditional supporter. Tenille’s empathetic appeal and generous spirit drive her success forward in creating music that relates and inspires. Tenille believes in the power of music to affect change. She started her own non-profit, Big Hearts for Big Kids, at 15 years old to re-open a youth shelter in her hometown that was shutting down due to lack of funding and raised over $30k in a creative, communal way!
The meet and greet took place the morning of Thursday, July 11th, and around 40 Girl Scouts and friends of all ages attended the event. Tenille played a mini-concert for the girls and shared some stories about songwriting, her journey to achieving her dreams, and how she has helped make the world a better place through her music and Big Hearts for Big Kids. The Girl Scouts had a blast singing along to her songs, asking questions, and taking pictures with Tenille.
“It just means so much to get to come and to hangout with these beautiful girls and hopefully lift up their spirits with some songs and just talk about all of the things they have the potential to dream about and aspire towards. Go girl power!” said Tenille.
The ultimate G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader), Tenille is an incredible role model for girls in that she discovered her passion and talents in music and did all that she could to help make her dream of being a country singer come true. And better yet, she uses her music to help invoke change and make the world a better place by writing songs about real-world problems and hosting concerts to give to charity. It doesn’t get more Girl Scout than that, and we were so excited to welcome Tenille to the Girl Scout sisterhood.
Girl Scouts – North Carolina Coastal Pines is extremely grateful to have hosted the country singer and to have provided girls with this incredible opportunity to see that the sky is the limit for a G.I.R.L. and her dreams!