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Gifts of Gratitude: Girl Scout Volunteer Appreciation Gift Guide

April 10, 2016

By Devan Feeney, Graphic Design Intern

Every day, Girl Scout volunteers help create experiences full of fun, friendship, and discovery for our girls. They create a safe environment for girls to be themselves, provide opportunities for girls to learn new skills, and cheer girls on as they become the leaders they are meant to be.

It’s pretty incredible, which is why we are thrilled to recognize and celebrate our Girl Scout volunteers as part of National Volunteer Appreciation Month this April.

It’s addition to all the cool and fun ways you can celebrate our volunteers this month, we’ve also compiled a fun gift guide to help you find the perfect gratitude gift or token to show your thanks!

Girl Scout Volunteer Pin - Girl Scouts - NC Coastal PinesOfficial Volunteer Pin

Every Girl Scout volunteer deserves to be recognized for her or his dedicated service. Help your favorite volunteer show off their Girl Scout spirit with this pin specially designed just for them! Price: $4.50

 

Girl Scouts Trefoil Scarf - Girl Scouts - North Carolina Coastal PinesOfficial Polka Dot Trefoil Scarf  

Girl Scouting never goes out of style, and neither will this scarf! Featuring the cutest polka dot and trefoil pattern, it is the perfect way to add a bit of Girl Scout style to any outfit. Price: $35

 

Girl Scout Trefoil Tote Bag - Girl Scouts - North Carolina Coastal PinesTraditional Logo Tote Bag

From troop trips to crafting sessions to service unit meetings, it’s no secret our volunteers and co-leaders have their hands full. Show them thanks with this canvas tote that is sturdy enough for any Girl Scout adventure! Price: $17

 

Girl Scouts Trefoil Journal - Girl Scouts - North Carolina Coastal PinesTraditional Trefoil Journal

 Keep your favorite volunteer or leader organized with this trefoil-embossed Girl Scout Journal, featuring 100 pages to plan troop events and write down cherished Girl Scout Memories. Show your appreciation by writing a thank you letter on the first page! Price: $20

Girl Scouts Volunteer Appreciation Patch - Girl Scouts - North Carolina Coastal PinesVolunteer Appreciation Week Patch

Designed specially for Volunteer Appreciation Week, this patch is a great way to show your gratitude for all our volunteers do! Price: $2.50

Girl Scout Every Girl Has A Story Tumbler - Girl Scouts - North Carolina Coastal PinesEvery Girl Has A Story Tumbler

 Our volunteers and leaders celebrate the story of every girl by passionately supporting them in all that they dream and do. Give thanks to those who support you and your troop with an Every Girl Has A Story tumbler. Made especially for our council, this acrylic tumbler allows volunteers and leaders to show off their Girls Scouts North Carolina Coastal Pines pride wherever they go! Price: $8.50

Girl Scouts My Mom Fav Tee - Girl Scouts - North Carolina Coastal PinesNCCP My Mom Fav Tee 

If your favorite Girl Scout volunteer also happens to be your mom, surprise her by wearing this comfy Girl Scout t-shirt. It’s the perfect way to let the world know how meaningful this Girl Scout volunteer is to you! Price: $13.50

 

Looking for more gift ideas? Then shop our retail sale! Be sure to take advantage of our Volunteer Appreciation Week Sale, running April 10-16, 2016. Each day features a special sale on great gifts for Girl Scout volunteers and leaders!

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Appreciating those who Help Girls Lead

April 4, 2016

Volunteer Month

By Katie Taylor, Volunteer Experience Director

Behind the badges, the cookie sales, the overnight camping trips, the weekly activities, the smiles and the lifelong memories, stand our devoted volunteers. From waiting in a blizzard for a cookie delivery to volunteering in multiple roles to continuing to serve years after their own daughters have aged out of Girl Scouts, volunteers do whatever it takes to give girls the gift of Girl Scouting – and we are so grateful!

It’s not uncommon for our volunteers to juggle multiple roles as many are parents, hold full-time or part-time jobs, support their religious institutions, give time to their communities, and serve in the military. And they can still find the time, energy, and resources to give to Girl Scouts – NC Coastal Pines!

Meet Sara – a mother, career woman, co-leader of two troops, and service unit manager volunteer.  Sara continues to welcome new girls to her Cadette troop because she “just can’t say no to a girl who wants to do Girl Scouts!”

Girl Scout Cadettes – Camille, Arianna, and Nicole – say they have learned so much from their leaders, including Sara, and shared, “they teach [us] how to lead, and let [us] lead by [ourselves]…. They challenge [us], but always show they care.”

Providing a girl-led experience is essential to the Girl Scouts leadership development program.  Girl Scout volunteers are true role models for leadership and provide girls the opportunity to make decisions for the troop, ultimately helping girls develop interpersonal and leadership skills. How awesome is that?!

And Cynthia, long-time Girl Scout volunteer and Brownie Troop leader, shares, “Girl Scouts helps girls find their voice.” One of her Girl Scouts, Hailey, shares when she was working on her Mystery Detective badge that “sometimes I get ahead of myself, and my troop leader slows me down to think about it.”

Amazing, right?! Even our younger girls can recognize and articulate the learning experience the Girl Scout program offers them, and how important volunteers are to their experience. Without the contributions of volunteers like Sara and Cynthia, so many of our girls would cease to have the opportunity to find their voice.

On behalf of Girl Scouts – NC Coastal Pines, I want to thank each and every one of our awesome volunteers.  Our hearts are full of gratitude for the women and men who selflessly give to our girls and the entire Girl Scout Movement. With volunteers by their side, there is no limit to what our girls experience and achieve in Girl Scouts and beyond.

Happy Volunteer Appreciation Month!

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