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The Best Part of Summer? Girl Scout Day Camp!

September 23, 2013

By Tiffany S., GSNCCP Girl Board Member

My name is Tiffany and I’m one of the Girl Board Members for Girl Scouts – NC Coastal Pines. There are tons of things I could write about, but I want to tell you about an aspect of Girl Scouting that means a lot to me – Day camp!

Every kid longs for the end of school in June. The hot, sunny days. Playing ball. Laying on the beach soaking in some rays. Sounds like a perfect summer, right?

The one thing that comes to my mind about summer is that I get to attend day camp at Camp Mary Atkinson. I have been a day camper since 2004 and have loved every minute including meeting new friends, learning songs, and participating in swimming and archery. As I got older, I decided to become a program aide (PA), which is a teen Girl Scout who helps the unit leaders and staff during day camp.  Attending day camp had been such a wonderful experience for me that I wanted to share it with the next generation of Girl Scouts!

IMG_1188This past summer I served as a PA for Johnston County Day Camp at Camp Mary Atkinson. The best part about being a PA is that I’m now a leader for  younger girls and even though I’m a teen, the unit leaders treat me as an adult.  I get to lead younger girls in camp songs and skits and still participate in camp activities like canoeing, making crafts and climbing the Alpine Tower. Day camp also gives me a chance to make new friends as well as to see old friends who may attend different schools.

Next year will be my last year as a PA. It will be a bittersweet end to a great Girl Scout experience. I will miss the girls, the sounds of laughter in the pool, s’mores and songs around the campfire. I will miss the squeals or shrieks  from the first time climber on the Alpine Tower when she says she cannot continue because she’s too scared, but is proud to have reached the top. But I think the one thing I will miss most about day camp is the friendships I made there. Nothing compares to Johnston County Day Camp.

Have you attended Girl Scout Day Camp? Share your experiences below and tell us what made it such a memorable experience!


How Girl Scouts Has Helped Me Try New Things

September 11, 2013

By Hannah P., GSNCCP Girl Board Member

UntitledHi!  My name is Hannah and I am one of six Girl Scouts on the Board of Directors for Girl Scouts – NC Coastal Pines. Us Girl Scout Girl Board Members have started a new blog series to keep you updated on what we’re doing and to make us available to be your voice! Take a look at all our blog posts and let us know what you think!

There are a lot of reasons why being a Girl Scout is awesome, but my favorite is that it has allowed me to learn about things and develop interests that I doubt I would have even thought about if I was not a Girl Scout. One interest I’ve developed through Girl Scouting is jewelry making!

A few years ago my Girl Scout troop was interested in learning how to make jewelry and we were excited to learn together! We ended up visiting a local family-owned jewelry store to learn more about making our own jewelry and the history and art behind the whole process. It was so much fun and something that really helped bond our troop.

However, once our troop activity was done, I didn’t stop making jewelry. It had become a passion and a hobby of mine that lives on. In fact, one of my Girl Scouts sisters and I started going to a bead shop and making jewelry together. Even now that my fellow Girl Scout has moved away, we keep in touch and we still have jewelry to keep us together.

Over the years, I’ve expanded upon this new skill. I’ve learned to create fun and funky pieces with a variety of materials, including making jewelry chains. Being a Girl Scout, I knew I had the confidence and skills to take on this new aspect of jewelry making. I looked up videos and books on how to make different types of chains and now it’s one of my favorite pieces to create!

Being a Girl Scout has introduced me to a lot of interests I never knew existed. I’m excited to see what the next few years will bring and what kind of skills I’ll develop – all thanks to Girl Scouts!

What skills and interest have you developed as part of Girl Scouts? Tell us about your projects and passions in the comments below!

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