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Local Girl Scouts Celebrate Earning the Highest Award in Girl Scouting – the Girl Scout Gold Award

September 25, 2017

Each year Girl Scouts North Carolina Coastal Pines celebrates the accomplishments of girls earning the highest award in Girl Scouting and this year was no different. Through June and July, the council held three celebrations across our 41-footprint in New Hanover, Pitt and Wake counties to recognize and honor Girl Scouts for being awarded the Girl Scout Gold Award – the highest, most prestigious achievement in Girl Scouting.

These annual events are a time for girls, parents, troop leaders, advisors and more to hear first-hand the impact Girl Scouts make in their communities and beyond. The diversity of the projects was broad to include topics such as access to music lessons, human trafficking, service dogs, gardening, domestic violence, natural play-spaces and more. Girls shared with attendees the passion for their project and how it will be sustained past their involvement, as Take-Action projects continue to endure.

Since 1916, Girl Scouts’ highest award has stood for excellence and leadership for girls everywhere. The Girl Scout Gold Award is earned by fewer than 6% of Girl Scouts annually. It recognizes girls in grades 9 through 12 who demonstrate extraordinary leadership through sustainable and measurable Take Action projects. To earn this award, girls who choose to “go gold” must commit to and complete a project which creates a lasting change in their communities. On average, a Girl Scout spends one to two years on her project. Award recipients must demonstrate significant leadership, planning, and organizational skills that set them apart from their peers.

The 71 young women who completed this endeavor are poised now and in the future to demonstrate their leadership to colleges, employers and the communities where they live and work.

For more information about the Girl Scout Gold Award, please visit our website or contact girlawards@nccoastalpines.org.

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Meet the 2017-2018 Media Girlz Team

September 18, 2017

This year, Girl Scouts – North Carolina Coastal Pines has launched the new Media Girlz program. Media Girlz is a year-long program that gives girls from across our council the chance to be included in various media opportunities and to practice their public speaking skills.

During the 2017-2018 program year, these girls will be the faces and voices of our council and help get out message across.

Let’s meet our 2017-2018 Media Girlz

 

Ivy B., Ambassador, Wake County
“I like being a Girl Scout because it gives me so many opportunities for leadership and travel, which are two of my passions. My troop hosts many events for young scouts, as well as chances to work at camps.”

 

Rylie C., Cadette, Carteret County
“I like being a Girl Scout because I get to be with friends, help the community, and have Girl Scout fun.”

 

 

Madeline F., Cadette, Brunswick County
“I really enjoy camping because it gives our troop time to bond and try new things and find solutions to problems we come across.”

 

Allyson H., Cadette, Harnett County
“I like being a Girl Scout because I get to meet new people experience new things, and I am free to be who I am and I get to practice being a better leader.”

 

Christina L., Senior, Pitt County
“I love serving my community, reaching for goals, and earning badges when I do something new.”

 

Caraline M., Senior, Harnett County
“My favorite Girl Scout activity is the Fall Product Program. The reason is because I hope to open my own business one day and the program gives me the necessary skills to be successful.”

 

Kayla M., Junior, Durham County
“I like being a Girl Scout because it empowers me to teaches me how to be a business woman.”

Loreta Q., Cadette, Cumberland County
“My favorite earned badge is the Cookie CEO because I love the fact of going out and selling cookies to people. It makes me feel like a real business woman.”

Abby R., Cadette, Wake County
“I like being a Girl Scout because it opens me up to new experiences and lets me do things I would not be able to do without Girl Scouts.”

 

 Marissa S., Junior, Johnston County
“I like being a Girl Scout because I get to have the chance to do new activities, make new friends, go hiking and camping.”

 

Lauryn T., Cadette, Wake County
“My favorite Girl Scout activity has been the Silver Award Project. I got to use writing, art, and music to help other people in nursing and assistant living homes.”

 

Lexi T., Junior, Wake County
“My favorite Girl Scout activity is when my troop went camping at Umstead State Park. It’s my favorite because we went hikes, had a campfire, sang Girl Scout songs, and slept in cabins.”

 

Giada T., Junior, Orange County
“I like being a Girl Scout because it gives me an opportunity to do several different things like camping, service projects, and selling cookies.”

 

Emma W., Cadette, New Hanover County
“I’m a G.I.R.L. when I work Day Camp in the summer. I lead a group of 15 girls during the day and guide them through activities and field trips.”

We can’t wait to see what amazing things these girls will do this year!  

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