When Juliette (Daisy) Gordon Lowe began our Movement almost 110 years ago, she had a vision of creating a space where girls could be themselves, learn positive values, and have fun! Today, our council honors her vision through the Daisy’s Dozen Troop Assessment Program. Through this program, we ensure that Girl Scouts are receiving an enriching Girl Scout experience where they are building courage, confidence, and character through a variety of activities. After reviewing hundreds of assessments, only 12 out of the council’s approximately 1,500 troops are selected from across the council’s 41-county region as Daisy’s Dozen Elite Troops.
The Daisy’s Dozen Elite Troop distinction is awarded annually to twelve troops that go above and beyond in their outstanding leadership experiences. In a full troop effort, Girl Scouts complete programs and activities throughout the year in different categories. Troops can strive for “elite” status by completing the outlined steps in the assessment and by having enjoyed a girl-led Girl Scout Leadership Experience that is balanced, multi-faceted, and grade-appropriate.
Congratulations to our 2020-21 Daisy’s Dozen Elite troops! The Girl Scout troops below will receive elite patches, leader pins, troop certificates, and a virtual celebration with our CEO, Lisa Jones!
Girl Scout Troop #2041, Brunswick County
Troop #2041 is a multi-level troop with 10 girls. The girls have enjoyed many Girl Scout activities this year from canoeing and archery to camping and selling cookies! These girls are always willing to lend a hand to people in need. For Valentine’s Day, the troop made cards to deliver to a local nursing home! They also created birdfeeders to hang at the fire station, where they have their meetings!
Girl Scout Troop #4253, Brunswick County
Troop #4235 is a multi-level troop with 17 Girl Scouts! The girls haven’t let the difficulties of the pandemic ruin their fun! They have enjoyed outdoor activities, such as a nature hike at Brunswick Nature Park. The troop has been continuing to meet regularly, with virtual options to make sure everyone can attend. This year, the girls were especially excited to celebrate at their end-of-year bridging ceremony!
Girl Scout Troop #473, Carteret County
Multi-level Troop #473 has 14 amazing Girl Scouts who love staying active in their community! This year, they have volunteered their time to many activities like a beach litter clean-up and marching in a parade at their local nursing home. The girls also had the opportunity to camp out at Big Rock Stadium, following a Morehead Marlins baseball game!
Girl Scout Troop #4883, Craven County
Troop #4883 has 11 ambitious Girl Scouts of various levels! The girls love participating in Girl Scout activities like camping, painting, and racing in a Pine Derby! On top of their usual fun, the girls also have big hearts and contribute a lot to their community. They have donated pet food for the animal rescue and made cards to give to their local nursing home. One exciting thing the girls got to do was going to the zoo with the money they earned from cookie sales!
Girl Scout Troop #1818, Cumberland County
Troop #1818 has been together for 3 years and have 7 Girl Scouts of various levels. The girls have been happy to meet virtually and connect with each other this year. They have enjoyed working with the Brownie elf doll and learning about money management. They also love selling cookies, spending time together at pool parties, trampoline parks, and bowling!
Girl Scout Troop #1999, Johnston County
Multi-level Troop #1999 has 11 adventurous and caring Girl Scouts! This year, the older girls in the troop planned a Teddy Bear Tea Party for the younger girls, where they enjoyed lemonade, snacks, and lots of fun games! The girls also love going to Camp Mary Atkinson, where they canoe, learn archery, and hike! Throughout the year, the girls love selling cookies and going to events like outdoor movies together!
Girl Scout Troop #4182, Lenoir County
Girl Scout Troop #4182 has 10 Girl Scouts of multiple levels. These girls have become increasingly confident this past year, and have shown their leaders that they want to change the world, and believe that they can! The girls love participating in various activities such as Kite Day, Engineering Journey Building Day, and camping!
Girl Scout Troop #435, Moore County
Troop #435 has been together since 2016 and has 16 Girl Scouts of various levels. Some of the troop’s favorite activities include horseback riding, visiting Wonderworks Museum, and selling cookies! The girls also love giving back to their community and even built a pollinator garden and bee hotels at Carvers Creek State Park!
Girl Scout Troop #4009, Moore County
Multi-level Troop #4009 has been together for 6 years, and has 8 Girl Scouts! These girls love everything outdoors, and have been excited to be back together in-person enjoying some of their favorite activities! Some of their favorite things to do are archery and canoeing. They love that Girl Scouts has given them a place to interact with one another during the pandemic.
Girl Scout Troop #786/876, Pitt County
Troops #786/#876 has 14 Brownies and Juniors! These ambitious young girls have experienced so many amazing opportunities with their troops. They have enjoyed meeting their town mayor and touring Town Hall, learning about business skills and making taffy at Krueger’s Candy, and doing science experiments at Imagination Station! The girls also love learning about ways to help their community, and toured the Ronald McDonald House and donated to their local pet pantry.
Girl Scout Troop #699, Robeson County
Troop #699 has 8 Junior Girl Scouts and have been together for 4 years. Although the pandemic has limited their activities, the girls have still found ways to give back to their community. They created Cupid Care cards and delivered them to a local nursing home. They also donated cookies to a local soldier and his troop in Korea! As a whole, the troop loves horseback riding and arts and crafts when they are able to meet together!
Girl Scout Troop #641, Wake County
Troop #641 is a large multi-level troop with 80 Girl Scouts! The older girls in the troop are great leaders to the younger girls and they all love participating in activities together. Some of their favorite things to do are rock climbing, camping, hiking, planting flowers, and paddleboarding! The girls have continued to connect with each other in creative new ways since the pandemic.
Learn more about how your troop can become a Daisy’s Dozen Elite Troop and check out troops from previous years on our website!