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Girl Scouts – North Carolina Coastal Pines Celebrates the 100th Anniversary of the Girl Scout Gold Award

June 20, 2016

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By Eileen Miller, Program Director

Our Council celebrated the anniversary of the Girl Scout Gold Award with a commemorative Centennial Celebration at the North Carolina Executive Mansion on June 1, 2016. The celebration, sponsored by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina, recognized the achievements of all recipients of this prestigious award, or its equivalent, who have made meaningful and sustainable change in their local communities and beyond, over the last 100 years.

Attended by Girl Scouts from across North Carolina, the event included remarks from two recent Gold Award recipients, Sadhana Anantha and Rachel Hopkins, who spoke passionately about their projects and Girl Scouts.

For her Gold Award project, Anantha, a senior at Enloe High School, created a science lab to educate and engage pre-teens about diverse diagnostic tests used to identify various diseases such as Ebola. Anantha shared, “The stigma of ‘I can’t do this because I am too young’ was a mindset I wanted to dispel. In turn, I wanted to inspire young minds to take action and encourage them to begin to create their own footprint in the world.”

Hopkins, a senior at Durham Academy, produced a short film regarding the rapid extinction of amphibian species. The film featured senior members of the NC Herpetological Society who provided general information about the importance of amphibian species in the ecosystem. Closing her remarks Hopkins shared, “The Gold Award is about exploring who you are and discovering that each and every one of us has enormous potential waiting to be unleashed.”

Awarded to fewer than six percent of Girl Scouts nationally, Girl Scout Gold Awardees spend one to two years on their projects. To earn this award girls must commit to take action and create a lasting change in their communities and demonstrate significant leadership, planning, and organization skills.

Throughout the month of July, the Council will hold our annual Gold Award Celebrations in Greenville, Raleigh and Wilmington to recognize and celebrate the accomplishments of the 2015-2016 awardees.

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Adventure is Out There: Girl Scout Summer Camp Shopping Guide

May 30, 2016

By Devan Feeney, Graphic Design Intern

Summer is finally here, Girl Scouts! Time to explore new places, try new activities, and best of all—go camping! While you’re packing your bags, don’t forget to check out the Girl Scout Shop, which is stocked with awesome equipment to help you enjoy all that camping has to offer.

Need help deciding on the Girl Scout essentials for the great outdoors? Whether you are looking to add to your own camping collection or want to give your favorite outdoor enthusiast some new Girl Scouts goodies, our Summer Camp Shopping Guide is here to help!
Stainless Steel Mess Kit

Stainless Steel Mess Kit

Nothing says outdoor adventure like cooking over an open fire! Channel your inner camping chef with this durable mess kit. The kit includes a 1-qt. pot with a lid that doubles as a plate, a 6” bowl and a 12-0z. cup, and a mesh bag for easy clean up and carrying. Let’s get cooking, Girl Scouts! Price: $32.95

UtilityBag

Jumbo Utility Bag

Big adventures require big bags! This Girl Scout utility bag is large and sturdy enough to hold all of your outdoor essentials, from sleeping bags and towels to sports equipment and extra clothes. All you need now is to decide on a destination! Price: $20.00

CompactBinoculars

Girl Scout Compact Binoculars

Scope out the best views with these special Girl Scout binoculars! Compact and simple to adjust, they feature lenses that zoom in 8X closer to whatever catches your eye. Included is a protective pouch that can attach to a belt or backpack for easy carrying. With these binoculars at your side, there’s nothing out of sight! Price: $50.00

LED Lantern

Mini LED Camp Lantern

Lead and light the way with this LED push-button lantern! Featuring two levels of light, a twist-out table stand, and a metal handle for hanging, this lantern is ready to go wherever your Girl Scout adventures take you. Shine bright, campers! Price: $16.00

Polaris Compass

Polaris Compass

Map out your next great trek with this lightweight compass! Easy to read and use, it features an inch ruler and built-in magnifier to help you find your bearings and plan your next move. Adventure is just around the corner! Price: $18.00

Paracord Bracelet

Paracord Survival Bracelet

Girl Scouts are always prepared for a challenge, and this survival bracelet is too! Featuring a built-in compass and emergency whistle, this bracelet unwinds into nearly 10 feet of super-strong parachute cord perfect for re-rigging tents, tying up canoes and much more. With this bracelet you will always explore with confidence! Price: $5.00

 

Check out all of the other amazing Girl Scout goodies for exploring your summer by reading the Outdoor and Summer Catalog or visiting the online Camp Essentials collection.

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