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Light up your Halloween with Girl Scouts!

October 3, 2017

Ah…Halloween! A chance for girls to use their imaginations to be anything they want. From pilots to scientists to presidents – the possibilities on Halloween are endless. And what better way to celebrate a holiday that is filled with creativity, imagination, and fun than honoring a woman who made it possible for girls to explore their imaginations and realize they can be anything they want to be.

This October, Girl Scouts from across our council will not only celebrate Halloween, but they will also celebrate the birthday of the woman who started the Girl Scout Movement in 1912. October 31, 2017 marks Juliette Gordon “Daisy” Low 157th birthday. She was determined to provide programming to girls that led them on new adventures and encouraged them to build new skills. Her vision has led to the largest girl-led organization in world that continues to inspire girls to believe in their abilities, develop leadership skills, and build their courage, confidence, and character to make the world a better place.

And that’s why this October, Girl Scouts – North Carolina Coastal Pines is encouraging all members “Go Green” by carving Girl Scout inspired pumpkins this Halloween to celebrate Daisy’s birthday!

To help get you started, we’ve included three Girl Scout pumpkin-carving stencils, where you can buy green candles to make your pumpkin “glow green” this year, and some fun questions for your girls to answer as they work on creating their pumpkin masterpieces! Ready to get started? Let’s go!

Supplies

Girl Scout Stencils

Green Tea Lights

Pumpkin-Carving Kits

Activity Questions

Juliette Gordon Low was a courageous individual that led the way for many girls to make a difference in the world. If your girls are unfamiliar with her history, share her background with them so they can understand the full meaning behind these questions.

Girls K-5

  • What does being a leader mean to you?
  • Who is a courageous female leader you admire?
  • What was a time you felt courageous?

Girls 6-12

  • How does the Girl Scout Law relate to your beliefs?
  • How have you overcome challenges in your life?
  • Why do you think it’s important to celebrate Juliette’s achievements on her birthday?

We encourage you share your pumpkin carvings with us through our social media accounts and story submission page on our website!

We can’t wait to see how your girls will celebrate Daisy’s birthday!

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Get Eclipsed, Girl Scouts!

July 11, 2017

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Girl Scouts, grab your safety glasses and your viewing maps and get ready to get eclipsed! On August 21, we will have a rare opportunity to witness a solar eclipse. A solar eclipse is when the moon gets in the way of the sun light’s path, making it dark in the middle of the day. The total eclipse will cross the entire country, giving Girl Scouts from all over the opportunity to take a look– something that hasn’t happened since 1918!  Total solar eclipses are super cool because they allow us to look directly at the sun’s outer atmosphere, called the corona. Because of this, many scientific findings have taken place as a result of a total solar eclipse. How awesome is that?

The solar eclipse is the perfect way to get together with your fellow Girl Scouts to explore our solar system and witness a once-in-a-lifetime occurrence– and you can earn a fun solar eclipse patch! To help you prepare for the experience, we have put together some great learning suggestions and we have awesome tools so you can make the most of the event!

Here are some great suggestions of ways to learn  about this astronomical phenomenon:

  • Eclipse Demonstration – Using simple objects from home create a solar eclipse. Here are two experiment options to choose from: orange and clay model and apple and pencil model.
  • Watch the Eclipse – Step outside on August 21st to view this amazing sight. It is important to be safe when viewing a solar eclipse. Watch this video to follow the guidelines provided by experts.
  • Make a Pinhole Projector – With objects found at home you can make a tool to help you view the solar eclipse on August 21. Watch this video for step by step instructions to make a pinhole projector.
  • Attend our Solar Eclipse Party at Camp Mu-Sha-Ni! Full of hands-on events and a prime viewing location, this is a great way for all girls to learn about eclipses and earn our Solar Eclipse patch!
  • Looking for other fun activities? Use the official Girl Scouts Solar Eclipse Activity Guide full of great activities for every grade level!

In addition, Girl Scouts is celebrating the solar eclipse with patches and kits to help you safely view and locate the eclipse– get eclipsed!

Don’t miss out on your Great American Eclipse 2017 patch by ordering today! You can place your order online or email shop@nccoastalpines.org with the quantity, customer name, and shipping address.

Happy viewing, Girl Scouts!

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