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2016 Girl Scout Holiday Gift Guide

December 7, 2016


By: Ga Ming West, Marketing Coordinator

Whether you’re an early shopper or a last-minute gift-giver, we’ve made the holidays that much easier with our Girl Scout Holiday Gift Guide! Find the perfect gift for the girl or volunteer in your life. The Girl Scout Shop has lots of great gifts available ranging from jewelry to journals to camping gear. There’s something for every Girl Scout!

Here are our top 10 picks for this year’s holiday season!

1. Girl Scout Cookie Ornaments

Know a peanut butter lover? Help her kick-off the 2017 Cookie Program early with these super cute Girl Scout Cookie ornaments! There’s two choices available:  a chocolate peanut butter and peanut butter sandwich cookie ornament. We’ve also got a Brownie Entrepreneur ornament that has a trefoil for a personalized message!

2. Journal and Stylus Set


Get the best of both worlds with this journal and stylus set! The stylus can be used for a tablet and includes a pen for writing. The journal is berry colored with the Girl Scout logo etched on the front – a great way to record all her awesome Girl Scout adventures.

3. Traditional Trefoil Charm Necklace


Recently added to our Girl Scout shop, this beautiful charm necklace is both simple and elegant! Wear it with your formal uniform or with your favorite Girl Scout t-shirt. It’s the perfect accessory!

4. Yankee Candle Cookie Scented Large Jar Candles


Enjoy Girl Scout cookies all year-round with our scented candles! There’s Thin Mint, Coconut Caramel, Trefoils, and Chocolate Peanut Butter.

5. Water Bottle


It’s important to stay hydrated when you’re active, and this water bottle fits the bill! It has a no-leak push-pull spout so it’s ideal for all outdoor activities, whether it’s hiking, camping, or a playing a sport.

6. Baseball Style Tee

baseball tee

Show your Girl Scout spirit with this relaxed fit baseball style t-shirt. It’s both comfy and cute with a peace, love, and nature themed graphic.

7. Daisy, Brownie, and Junior Plush Dolls

GS doll

Now your favorite Girl Scout can have an adorable mini-me!  There’s four different dolls available for each grade level and they are a great way to remember her Girl Scout experience from Daisy up through Ambassador. Collect one or collect them all!

8. Girl Scout Stainless Steel Mess Kit


Your outdoor cooking enthusiast will love our cooking set! It’s a five-piece kit that includes a 1 quart pot, a frying pan with lid, a bowl and cup, and a mesh dish dunking bag.

9. NCCP Large Admiral Tote


Girl Scouts are always on the go – which is why this tote is the perfect gift for leaders, parents, or girls who are always on the move. Carry your wallet, keys, cell phone, and more in our durable canvas tote! There’s a front pocket for easy access and a zippered top closure to secure all your necessities.

10. Gift Packs


Take the guesswork out of Girl Scout gift giving with our gift packs! We’ve got options for both girls and adults, like our S’more Fun pack with a fun Best Friends pouch and Traditional Treasures pack with a lovely Promise Scarf.

See something that caught your eye? Stop by one of our local council shops today! Check out our website for locations and hours. You can also purchase your gifts on the web with our official online store.




Commemorative Celebrations: December

November 28, 2016


By: Tara Rappleye, Program Director

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! December is full of so many wonderful holidays to celebrate and there are also other commemorative days to recognize as well! This month our featured commemorative celebrations include bit of history tied to North Carolina and Girl Scouts, an extra sweet day to enjoy with your troop, and the opportunity to learn more about human rights and bring awareness of the day. Make sure to take time to celebrate these days during the holiday season!

Wright Brothers Day

On December 17, 1903 the Wright Brothers became the first to fly in our very own state of North Carolina. The Wright Brothers built a plane that flew for around 12 seconds near Kitty Hawk in the Outer Banks. You can celebrate this great North Carolina accomplishment and learn more about the history of flying on December 17.

  • Female Aviators- Take time this month to learn more about many of the impressive female aviators in history. In a time that women weren’t given the opportunity to be as adventurous, many female aviators defied the norms and took to the sky. A few female aviators you may want to research are Amelia Earhart and Tiny Broadwick (born in Granville County).
  • Paper Plane Contest- Now perhaps your troop isn’t ready to take on flying a plane, but that doesn’t mean they can’t build one! Grab a ream of paper and get folding, it’s time for a paper plane contest. See whose plane can sail the furthest. Not sure how to start folding- check out this link!

National Brownie Day

The rest of the nation may be celebrating the brownie dessert on December 8th, but we are Girl Scouts and the term Brownie means something a bit different to us! Whether you are Girl Scout Brownie or not you can still participate in National Brownie Day.

  • Brownie- Girl Scout Way Badge- For those who are Girl Scout Brownies, this is a great day to work on your Brownie- Girl Scout Way badge. Dive deeper into the sisterhood of Girl Scout Brownies and learn about our traditions and values. Explore the story of where the term Brownie came from in Girl Scouts and celebrate being a Girl Scout Brownie!
  • Brownie Bar- It wouldn’t be right to not celebrate National Brownie Day without eating the dessert! Set up a brownie bar for your troop. Get a bunch of toppings, like ice cream, fudge and sprinkles and then bake a pan of brownies. Let your troop get creative and make their own brownie creation.

Human Rights Day

Multiple lines in the Girl Scout Law relate to being kind to others. The foundation of our organization is built on supporting, respecting, and loving others so Human Rights Day on December 10 is the perfect time to celebrate each other and talk about human rights with your troop. To start the conversation about human rights try one of these activities with your troop:

  • Make a World Wish Dove- Print off this dove template and have each member of your troop write down their wishes for the world. It can be whatever they want or are aware of. After everyone has written down their wish, decorate the doves and talk about what each girl wrote. Each dove represents a beautiful hope for a better world.
  • Human Rights education- For a list of other activities that educate children about Human Rights check out this blog.

National Wear Pearls Day

Our founder, Juliette Gordon Low, paid for everything when she was starting the Girl Scouts. She used all her money to pay for badges, uniforms, supplies, and even office staff. When her money was running low Juliette sold her beautiful pearl necklace to help pay for Girl Scouts to continue on. December 15 is National Wear Pearls Day, since pearls are so important to Girl Scouts we wanted to celebrate the day!

  • Wear Pearls- Make sure you tell your troop the story of Juliette selling her pearls to help continue on Girl Scouts and then wear pearls in her honor on December 15!
  • Pearl SWAPS- Create SWAPS that represents the story of Juliette Gordon Low selling her pearls for Girl Scouts. Give out this SWAPS to another Girl Scout troop who doesn’t know the story of Juliette’s pearls.

Stay tuned for a New Year and new commemorative celebrations!

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