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Beat the Fall Rush with Early Bird Registration

March 29, 2017

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By: Ga Ming West, Marketing Coordinator

She’s a G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader)™, and we can help her unleash that greatness again this year.

Help your girl get a head start on her next adventure with Girl Scouts by renewing her membership during our Early Bird registration from April 1 through May 15! In addition to another year full of amazing learning opportunities across a variety of topics ranging from Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) to the arts to outdoor education and more, there’s also a ton of great rewards when you renew early!

Free Swag
Who doesn’t love a good patch? Especially when it’s free! Every girl and volunteer that renews will receive this cool limited-edition 2017-18 Early Bird patch.

Get Rewarded for Renewing Early
Each individual girl and volunteer that renews during Early Bird registration will receive $5 membership rebate that goes towards planning even more leadership adventures and experiences. The more girl and volunteer members that renew during the Early Bird registration period, the more reward money troops will have for their next adventure! Imagine all the things a troop can do! Rewards will be distributed by September 30, 2017 and credited to your Girl Scout troop or service unit bank account. See our webpage for more details and eligibility criteria.

Beat the Fall Rush
The fall is a busy time of the year for a lot of families with school and extracurricular activities starting back up. By renewing early, you not only avoid the rush, but you’ll be able to secure your girl’s spot in her troop and minimize paperwork so she can hit the ground running in the 2017-2018 Girl Scout year!

Together, let’s make sure she benefits from another extraordinary year of positive energy, excitement, and experiences that will help her build the skills she needs today and tomorrow. She is the future, and we can help her build it.

Renew 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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