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Celebrating Girl Scout Week

March 3, 2017

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By: Ga Ming West, Marketing Coordinator

Happy Birthday to us – and all of of our Girl Scouts! March 12 marks the day that Juliette Gordon Low started the first Girl Scout troop in 1912, and we’re ready to celebrate with a week’s worth of activities! From March 12-18, we’ll be sharing ways that you and your girls can get in on all the Girl Scout Week fun!

For the fifth year, we’ll be celebrating Girl Scout Week with daily spirit activities designed to unite our sisterhood while demonstrating how our Movement is full of G.I.R.L.s – go-getters, innovators, risk-takers, and leaders. We invite both girls and adults to share with us how they take the lead like a Girl Scout while practicing everyday leadership.

So, what are you waiting for? Get ready for an incredible week alongside your Girl Scout sisters as we celebrate and recognize all our awesome, empowered, and experienced girl leaders.

Participate in the activities below as an individual or as a troop and don’t forget to share your photos, comments, and achievements with us on our council Facebook page. We’ll be giving away prizes and council gift cards all week long!

 

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March 12 – Girl Scout Birthday
Throw a birthday party with your Girl Scouts! You can celebrate with cupcakes, a song, or a community service in honor of the original G.I.R.L. – Juliette Gordon Low!

 

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March 13 – Motivational Monday
Our Girl Scouts have grit, determination, and ambition. They are true Go-Getters! Girls – channel your inner go-getter and tell us what you want to be when you grow up and how you plan to make it happen on our Facebook or Twitter!

 

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March 14 – Take Action Tuesday
How do you make the world a better place, Girl Scout? For Take Action Tuesday, spread kindness and cheer by doing something nice for your community. You could gather donations for a local shelter or make goodie bags to give to the people you care about.

 

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March 15 – Courageous Moments
A G.I.R.L. is courageous, strong, and willing to take risks! Try something new today, like playing a new sport, or getting involved in a club that interests you. Share with us on Facebook how Girl Scouting gave you the opportunity to go beyond your comfort zone and help you develop new skills!

 

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March 16 – For The Troops Thursday
Showcase your leadership by recognizing it in others by making cards for our military troops thanking them for their service. These special letters are delivered with our council’s Operation Cookie Drop deliveries in the spring and mean so much to our service men and women who receive alongside a box of Girl Scout Cookies!

Send your letters to:

Girl Scouts
Letters for the Troops: Operation Cookie Drop
c/o Amy Vitale
6901 Pinecrest Road
Raleigh, NC 27613

 

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March 17 – Lead like a G.I.R.L.
At Girl Scouts, we’re all about girls who are go-getters, innovators, risk-takers, and leaders! Share a pic with us on social media that embodies your G.I.R.L. leadership experience!

 

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March 18 – #SQUAD Saturday
Spend some time with your #SQUAD (aka your Girl Scout sisters!) Plan a fun trip to your local park, or enjoy the exhibits at your favorite museum. Snap a pic and share with us on Facebook to earn awesome prizes.

We can’t wait to kick off the celebrations with you next week! Got a great idea you want to share? Let us know how you plan to enjoy Girl Scout week.

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Girl Scout Camp Spotlight: Camp Hardee

March 1, 2017

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By: Kristi Doebler, Camp Director at Camp Hardee

From sailing to archery to swimming and so much more, we can hardly wait for all the fun adventures we’ll have this summer at Girl Scout camp! This week, we’re going to learn all about Camp Hardee and what makes property so special.

Located southeast of Washington, NC on the south side of the Pamlico River, Camp Hardee consists of 95 acres with river frontage, woodlands, and open space. Camp Hardee offers modern comforts while providing a genuine camp experience with 10 multi colored cabins, bunk beds, and a HVAC system, as well as an encampment field for tent camping. What makes Camp Hardee truly special is its beautiful views of the Pamlico River — on a clear day, you can see the dolphins jumping!

Camp Director Kristi Doebler was excited to share with us all the things she loves about Camp Hardee in our Q&A.

1. What kind of outdoor activities can you do at Camp Hardee?

Swimming, canoeing, kayaking, paddle boarding, sailing, hiking, archery, nature exploration, outdoor cooking, and field games. There’s truly something for everyone here!

2. What makes Camp Hardee unique?

Camp Hardee is on the Pamlico River, which gives us an amazing waterfront playground and epic sunrises and sunsets. Every now and then, dolphins swim by and we stop what we are doing to watch them. (Basically Camp Hardee has pet dolphins J ). Also, because we have the smallest capacity of all of our camps, we have a family-like atmosphere, where all of our girls get a chance to connect with each other and all of our staff.

3. What’s your favorite thing about Camp Hardee?

My favorite thing about Camp Hardee is watching the sunset. My favorite thing about all  our programs is seeing growth in our girls – trying new things, developing independence, stretching their comfort zones, and becoming outstanding young women.

4. What’s your funniest memory at camp?

My funniest memory at camp is the dramatic reenactment of the camp song ‘Running Bear’. Also, the amazing skits and songs girls come up with for campfire always have me laughing.

Ready to experience the great outdoors at Camp Hardee? Join us for our free open house event on March 12 to tour the camp property and meet our camp staff! We can’t wait to see you there!

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