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Happy Birthday to the Girl Scout Gold Award!

January 11, 2016


Girl Scout Gold Award

By Eileen Miller, Program Director

This year marks the 100th anniverary of the Girl Scout Gold Award which is the highest achievement a Girl Scout can earn.  While it has gone through numerous changes over the years (Golden Eaglet of Merit, Golden Eaglet, First Class, Curved Bar, Gold Bar and Gold Award), the meaning of this national award has always remained consistent. A young woman who has earned her Girl Scout Gold Award has demonstrated leadership and citizenship skills that set her apart. A recipient has used her creativity and ingenuity, donating 80 hours or more, to make her community a better place.

To celebrate this momentous occasion, Girl Scouts – NC Coastal Pines award recipients have shared some personal reflections about the meaning the award has brought to their lives.

SadhanaA“In the lives of busy high school students, there are few activities that can inspirit outreach as Girl Scouts can. Through my Girl Scout Gold Award I merged my passion for innovative science with a purpose to excite kids, especially girls, towards the unimaginable possibilities in STEM. My Girl Scout Gold Award allowed me to learn from, teach, and most importantly, inspire youth through my maturation. The sense of fulfillment I received from being able to design and perform my project was a feeling that I wanted to have life-long which led me to choose a career path towards social impact with science.” – Sadhana

AddyP“Earning the Girl Scout Gold Award has been an incredible achievement! I met a lot of interesting people and I hope I inspired younger girls to “Go for the Gold”! Girl Scouts has set the bar high for the award requirements. It was hard work! But I am so glad that I did it, even though it was challenging to balance school work while researching my project.  Over all it was an amazing experience! Congratulations Girl Scout Gold Award on your 100th anniversary.”– Addy

RachelH“As a Girl Scout for the past twelve years, I wanted to complete my Girl Scout Gold Award because I feel that it is my duty to give back to the community. It was an opportunity to turn my passion into action, new connections, and to experience the joy of being an educator. To me, the Gold Award is especially significant because it epitomizes the skills of leadership, diplomacy, and commitment to doing the right thing that I will carry with me for the rest of my life.” – Rachel

BrittnayB“Earning my Girl Scout Gold Award was meaningful because music has always been my passion along with helping people. My project allowed me to put these two things together and the outcome I created was a great accomplishment.”– Brittnay

Interested in making a difference in your local community? To learn more, register to attend a Girl Scout Gold Award workshop. Girl Scouts – NC Coastal Pines looks forward to celebrating and recognizing your future achievements.

Happy Birthday Girl Scout Gold Award!



Teens Take Action in Girl Leadership Programming

December 28, 2015

Teen Girl Scouts
By Eileen Miller, Program Director

Who helps teen girls develop important skills such as resourceful problem solving?
What helps teen girls recognize what they can do well and become better team members?
Where can teenagers find opportunities to make a lasting impact in their communities?
How can girls engage in activities all year round to help build their leadership skills?

That’s right – Girl Scouts!

Teen girls, ages 13-18, can Discover, Connect, and Take Action through a variety of opportunities across Girl Scouts – NC Coastal Pines 41-county footprint. Through discovery, girls find out who they are, what they care about, and what their talents are. Girls make connections as they collaborate with others locally and globally making a difference in the world. By taking action, Girl Scouts MAKE the world a better place.

How, you may ask? Through their participation in fun and innovating programming such as…

Legacy Quest: Girls learn leadership strategies that can be used in everyday life and guidance on proper responses when interacting with others.

Program Aide Core and Specialty trainings: Girls learn how to collaborate with younger girls, an important skill that is part of everyday life.

Volunteer in Training: Helps teens gain confidence, knowledge and expertise to hold leadership positions now and into the future.

MarineQuest: Provides girls with the opportunity to learn about a variety of skills in marine science. It is hands-on experiential learning!

American Red Cross Babysitting, First Aid and CPR workshop: Teens learn about accident prevention, emergency response, general child and infant care. Girls learn how to help each other and others.

And we can’t forget Girl Scouting’s Highest Awards!

The Girl Scout Silver and Gold Awards represent the highest achievements in Girl Scouting. Teens have the opportunity to “Take Action” in their community making a sustainable difference with local and global links. And maybe someday being recognized as a National Young Woman of Distinction. It takes initiative, commitment and drive, but Girl Scouts are up to the challenge, and the trainings and programs they’ve engaged in along their journey will help them obtain these goals.

And Much, Much, More!
Visit our online Events Calendar to check out all the great programming available for teens and register for an opportunity today!

Not yet a Girl Scout. Don’t delay, start your leadership journey and join today!

Think girls may be too busy? Teenage girls will want to make time to connect with peers making friends and experiencing new things. Girl Scouts is the preeminent organization for teenage girls developing their leadership and problem solving skills preparing them to be the leaders of tomorrow. Tell a friend!

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