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June Commemorative Celebrations

June 5, 2017

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Summer is here and it is time to celebrate Zoo and Aquarium Month, Music Day, and more! There are activities for you to do as a troop or as a family. Bring on the heat and the commemorative celebration activities!

Zoo and Aquarium Month

Kickoff your summer by celebrating animals and places you can visit them. Plan your family or troop outing to learn about animals this June.

  • Sea Turtle Patch Program – GS – NCCP has a Sea Turtle patch program for Girl Scout Daisies, Brownies, and Juniors. Through the activities in the program, girls will learn more about the lives and habits of Sea Turtles. They also will explore ways to help save and protect our friends in the sea.
  • Zoo Craft– Lions, tigers, and bears, oh my! Bring home the animals by making a craft. This website has lots of zoo crafts for your troop to create. There are paper monkeys, cardboard elephants, clay lions, and more. Don’t forget to learn about the animal your troop makes!
  • Take a Trip – Lucky for us in North Carolina, we can visit a zoo and aquarium. Head to the coast and visit one of the four NC Aquariums. Each aquarium has special exhibits and activities to educate your troop about local fish and other sea creatures. If your troop is interested in furry critters, plan a visit to the NC Zoo. Reach out to Nicole Peterson, petersen@nczoo.org, to schedule a Girl Scout program at the NC Zoo.

Here is a fun zoo patch to celebrate the month.

Music Day

Music is a big part of life for many people. Some make a profession out of playing instruments and writing songs. Other people use music to relax or celebrate. Discover what aspects of music interest your troop on June 21.

  • Explore New Music – Expand your troop’s musical taste with some new musical choices. You can expose them to classical or folk music. Maybe have them listen to something from another country or culture. There are so many types of music you can share with your troop to expand their taste.
  • Go to a Concert – Find a local family-fun concert to attend. Take the troop as an outing to listen to new music and maybe dance a little too.
  • Make an Instrument – Create your own musical instrument to play. This website has a ton of ideas for easy instruments to make with your troop.

Commemorative your troop learning more about music with a fun patch.

National Doughnut Day

I think it is safe to say the doughnuts are the best! We can’t get enough of these glazed, sprinkled, chocolate covered, rings. Don’t forget to celebrate delicious doughnuts on June 2.

  • Tasty Treat– Celebration National Doughnut with doughnuts at your troop meeting. Head to your favorite doughnut shop to purchase a sweet snack that everyone will enjoy. Don’t forget extra sprinkles!
  • Doughnut Craft– Decorate and get crafty for your doughnut party. Create one of these doughnut themed crafts: doughnut garland or doughnut floppy hat.
  • Share the Love– Take your troop to a local doughnut shop to buy a dozen doughnuts and then give them out in your community. Offer them to your church or school staff or bring them to a local nursing home. Share your love of doughnuts!

Check out this fun doughnut patch!

National Outdoor Month

June is the perfect month to celebrate National Outdoor Month: the days are warm, the nights are cool, and school is out! Plan a way to get outside as a troop or family this June. There are countless ways to enjoy the great outdoors in North Carolina, we’ve listed a few below:

  • Try A New Outdoor Hobby– Challenge yourself in June to get outside and try and new hobby. Have you ever tried paddle-boarding or Ultimate Frisbee? What about mountain biking, archery, or golf? The options are endless. Be a risk-taker and try a new outdoor hobby.
  • Bonfire– Whether you are camping in June or not, you can always have a bonfire. Get the troop together one night for a traditional Girl Scout bonfire. Sing songs, play games, and make s’mores. This is a great way to enjoy a beautiful, North Carolina night outside.

S’mores patch anyone? Purchase this cute patch to remember your troop bonfire.

Keep your eyes peeled for July’s commemorative celebrations blog.

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Girl Scouts Attend Cookies’ N Milk Event

May 29, 2017

Studies have consistently shown that one of the most effective ways to boost a nation’s economic output, enhance productivity, and improve the overall vibrancy of society is to invest in the leadership capabilities of girls and women.

On April 26, Girl Scouts from across North Carolina headed downtown to the North Carolina General Assembly for the bi-annual Cookies’ n Milk day of advocacy. Girl started the day off with a cookies and milk reception where they interacted with different legislators, government officials, and Girl Scouts from amongst North Carolina. Girls were able to share their Girl Scout experience, talk favorite Girl Scout Cookies, Gold Awards, Camp, STEM, and more!

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The day was also filled with remarks from Secretary of State Elaine F. Marshall where she encouraged the girls to be bold, pursue their dreams, and be fearless in the face of challenges – and although Marshall wasn’t a Girl Scout when she was growing up she served as a volunteer in an advisory capacity and remains a strong supporter of Girl Scouts.

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Additionally, Girl Scouts attended Senate and House sessions and received introductions from House Rep. Boswell and Sen. Barringer and received a standing ovation from the floor for their continued leadership and in making the world a better place.

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Girl Scout Gold Award recipients, who have received the highest award in Girl Scouting, met with North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper that afternoon, where they received a state-wide proclamation in honor of Girl Scouts and the Movement’s commitment to building girls of courage, confidence, and character.

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Girl Scouts has provided transformative girl-led programming for over a century and helps every G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, and Leader) discover her strengths, pursue her passions, and explore the world.

 

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