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Join the Media Girlz Team!

April 17, 2017

by Jodi Gilbert, Communications Manager

Girl Scouts – North Carolina Coastal Pines is searching for rising Girl Scout Juniors, Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors who love being in the spotlight and who ooze the courage, confidence, and character of a true G.I.R.L. (go-getter, innovator, risk-taker, and leader) to join the 2017-2018 Media Girlz Team!

Media Girlz is a year-long program that will give girls across central and eastern North Carolina the chance to be included in various media opportunities like television, radio, and newspaper interviews and be the girl voices of our 41-county footprint.

Looking for reasons why girls should apply to be a Media Girl? Here’s are our top three!

  1. Enhance Your Communication Skills

Having great communication skills is key in almost every career, relationship, and in everyday life. By being a Media Girl your written and verbal communications skills will not only improve, but you will gain confidence in these skills! Media Girlz offers opportunities for girls to speak publicly, engage with television and newspaper reporters and radio personalities, and attend council events where you will be talking to council staff and volunteers.

  1. Explore Career Options

Media Girlz is perfect for girls looking to explore their interest in television, radio, writing, production, and more! What better way to get a jump start on exploring new careers options than getting to experience it hands-on? With this program, girls will experience the media world and learn how the news is produced. Girls will learn proper business and interview etiquette, along with having a great addition to put on their college applications and resumes.

  1. Elevate your Girl Scout Story

If you’re passionate about Girl Scouts and love sharing your Girl Scout story – Media Girlz is the perfect fit for you. When you talk to the media, you will share your leadership experience and help spread the word about Girl Scouts across our council. You’ll get to show the world that Girl Scouts is the premier leadership development organization for girls and young women, and share stories about how girls like you are making an impact in world every day.

Girls looking to make new friends and become role models for girls across the North Carolina Coastal Pines council can fill out an application to be a Media Girl today!

Fill out your application to be a Media Girl today!  

 

 

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Commemorative Celebrations: April

March 27, 2017

By: Tara Rappleye, Program Director

Spring has arrived along with new commemorative celebrations! Warmer weather has brought along with it Gardening Month and International Dance Day. But don’t forget to celebrate your furry friends too on National Pet Day. See all of April’s celebrations below:

Financial Literacy Month

Celebrating financial literacy month is a great way to wrap up lessons from the 2017 Cookie Program and learn even more about money management in general. Here are some fun ways to celebrate below:

  • Financial Literacy Badges- at every Girl Scout level we strive to build girls’ confidence in managing money. As Daisies, you learn the basics of making choices, by time a Girl Scout is an Ambassador, she is learning about good credit and how to make it on her own. Earn one of your Financial Literacy badges this month!
  • Decorate a Piggybank- learning the importance of a savings account as a young kid sets you up for good money management. Help your troop start their own savings account by purchasing a piggybank for each girl to use at home and encouraging them to save their money. Allowing Girl Scout to decorate their own piggybank gets them more excited about their bank account.
  • Wants vs. Needs Chart – a good basic money management skill is thinking about if an item is a want vs. a need. Do the following activity with your troop to help them figure out wants vs. needs.

Garden Month

April is a great time of year in North Carolina to learn more about gardens. With so many flowers and trees blooming, there is a lot of beautiful sights and things to learn about. Grab your shovel, gardening gloves, and seeds. It is time to dig in!

  • Naturalist Badges- gardening and nature is a common theme in Girl Scout badges. Through the Naturalist badges, each Girl Scout level can explore a different part of a garden. Brownies explore the dirt and bugs while Cadettes learn about the tall trees. Take time to get outside and earn a Naturalist badge in April!
  • Plant an Herb Garden- herb plants like cilantro, lavender, and basil are fairly easy to grow and cheap to buy. Take a trip to a local farmer’s market to purchase herb plants as a troop. Everyone can have a green thumb when working with herbs! If you are worried about your green thumb, we’ve included a guide to help to pick and plant herbs.
  • Explore a Garden- take a trip to local community garden, arboretum, botanical garden or nature center. Have an expert guide you through the garden and share with you what they grow, how they grow, and why they grow!

Here is a garden fun patch you can order if you participate in gardening month!

 

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