Every year we recognize 12 of our amazing troops for going above and beyond in their leadership and program participation. These troops represent everything our founder Juliette Gordon Low, also known as Daisy, wanted Girl Scouting to be. The Daisy’s Dozen Elite Status Award includes an assessment tool that outlines steps troops can take to explore the Girl Scout Program Pillars of entrepreneurship, STEM, the outdoors, and life skills throughout the year.
Troops can strive for “elite” status by showing that they have involved girls in planning a Girl Scout Leadership Experience that is balanced, multi-faceted, and grade appropriate. The 2019-2020 membership year was especially significant due to COVID-19 changes, and each Daisy’s Dozen elite troop remained committed to the Girl Scout Leadership Program despite hardships.
Congratulations to the 2020 Daisy’s Dozen Elite Troops!
Girl Scout Troop #857, Carteret County
Troop #857 is a multi-level troop with 12 girls. The girls love giving back to their communities through donating to those less fortunate. Last year, some of their service projects involved creating 12 boxes for Operation Christmas Child and birthday bags for a local women’s shelter. The girls also love spending time outdoors with their Girl Scout sisters.
Girl Scout Troop #3579, Durham County
The 11 girls in multi-level Troop #3579 haven’t let COVID slow them down! They’ve continued meeting every week through Zoom and were excited when their troop grew this year. The girls are planning ways to raise funds for Girl Scouts Give in order to make sure that other girls are able to experience all Girl Scouts has to offer.
Girl Scout Troop #711, Durham County
Troop #711 is a multi-level troop with 21 girls. Last year, the girls ventured to Savannah, GA to visit the birthplace of Juliette Gordon Low and learn about the history of Girl Scouts. They also learned all about Mexico and hosted a World Thinking Day event, held a mother daughter tea, and participated in Girl Scout Sunday.
Girl Scout Troop #4080, Franklin County
Troop #4080 has 24 awesome girls who love camping, exploring Girl Scout traditions, and completing community service projects. Last year the girls were able to get a behind the scenes tour of WRAL where they learned all about TV production.
Girl Scout Troop #267, Hoke County
Multi-level Troop #267 has 17 Girl Scouts who LOVE the great outdoors and camping… they make sure to go at least four or five times a year! They also love being active in their community, and participate in their town’s annual parade and 5k that raises money for breast cancer, a cause that is very dear to the troop.
Girl Scout Troop #4186, Lenoir County
Troop #4186 is a multi-level troop with girls ranging from Daisies to Ambassadors. The girls love camping and visited the Outer Banks last year where they learned about the Wright brothers and the Lost Colony. They also camped in the Cherokee National Forest where they learned about Native American life.
Girl Scout Troop #3034, Martin County
The 17 girls of Troop #3034 love spending time together and have continued meeting as a troop on Zoom throughout the year. Awesome activities that the girls have participated in include sleeping with the sharks at Roanoke Island, learning about the wild horses in the Outer Banks, singing carols at and assisted living facility, and so much more!
Girl Scout Troop #1868, Moore County
Troop #1868 has 20 animal loving girls who spending time fundraising and volunteering at local animal shelters and earning badges like the Brownie Pet Badge. In addition to their love of animals this troop excels in STEM and entrepreneurship activities.
Girl Scout Troop #1402, Orange County
There are 35 dedicated Girl Scouts in Troop #1402. The girls love to go camping and consistently list archery and water activities as some of their favorite things to do. They also love food which means that no camping trip is final without cooking over the fire.
Girl Scout Troop #1525, Pender County
Troop #1525 is made up of 11 fun loving Brownies. The girls’ favorite activity last year was earning their First Aid badge. While earning their badge local EMTs visited them at their troop meeting and they got to learn about safety from medical professionals on an ambulance.
Girl Scout Troop #1142, Wake County
The 11 Cadettes of Troop #1142 love being creative with their Girl Scout experience. Some of their favorite activities include paddle boarding at Camp Mary Atkinson and attending Teen Camporee. The Girl Scouts love sharing their Girl Scout story with younger girls and most of them have completed the council Program Aide training.
Girl Scout Troop #1161, Wake County
Last but not least we have the 15 Juniors of Troop #1161. The girls love playing games, camping, and giving back to the community. They’ve even collected items for Horse and Buddy therapeutic riding center and then spent a day creating a treasure hunt for the center and learning all about horses.
Another HUGE round of applause for these 12 amazing troops! Interested in finding your own incredible troop? Visit JoinGirlScoutsNC.org!