Once a “Ms. B’s” girl always a “Ms. B’s” girl

I joined Jane Barringer’s Girl Scout troop in Sanford, NC when I was in the 8th grade and stayed until I graduated high school. My troop leader, “Ms. B” as she is affectionately called, encouraged me to seize every opportunity and even travel the world! Ms. B has given over 50 years of service to … Continue reading Once a “Ms. B’s” girl always a “Ms. B’s” girl

Girl Perspectives: Making the World a Better Place (Zara)

Girl Scout Zara shares with us her "Going Go" story. Did you know that forty percent of food produced in America is wasted? When I first discovered this statistic, I was appalled, but then I became inspired to pursue a solution to reduce food waste in my community. With mass amounts of food wasted in … Continue reading Girl Perspectives: Making the World a Better Place (Zara)

Girl Perspectives: Making the World a Better Place (Kathryn)

Girl Scout Kathryn shares how her Girl Scout Gold Award project is leaving a lasting impact in her local community and the world.  I have been a Girl Scout since I was a Daisy and I am writing today as someone in whom Girl Scouts has built courage, character and confidence through her involvement. My involvement empowered … Continue reading Girl Perspectives: Making the World a Better Place (Kathryn)

Leaders of Today and Tomorrow

By Kathy Higgins, President, BCBSNC Foundation and VP Corporate Affairs, Blue Cross Blue Shield North Carolina For more than 80 years, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina has recognized the power of girls through our sponsorship of the Girl Scout Gold Awards, the highest honor in Girl Scouting. This year, our organization was … Continue reading Leaders of Today and Tomorrow

Girl Scouts – North Carolina Coastal Pines Celebrates the 100th Anniversary of the Girl Scout Gold Award

By Eileen Miller, Program Director Our Council celebrated the anniversary of the Girl Scout Gold Award with a commemorative Centennial Celebration at the North Carolina Executive Mansion on June 1, 2016. The celebration, sponsored by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina, recognized the achievements of all recipients of this prestigious award, or its … Continue reading Girl Scouts – North Carolina Coastal Pines Celebrates the 100th Anniversary of the Girl Scout Gold Award

Why A Girl Scout Goes for Gold

  By Eileen Miller, Program Director There are countless reasons why Girl Scouts across the nation decide to #GoGold and earn the Girl Scout Gold Award. Perhaps a Girl Scout is inspired by a family member fighting an illness, or she learns members of her community are in need of clothing or academic support.  She may … Continue reading Why A Girl Scout Goes for Gold