CHOOSING EMPOWERMENT OVER…

By Lee O'Connell, Fund Development Manager at Girl Scouts - North Carolina Coastal Pines When I wrote a blog post this time last year, the world was in a much darker place than it is now. We were months into pandemic restrictions and cancelations; the promised summer lull was instead a summer peak. The summer … Continue reading CHOOSING EMPOWERMENT OVER…

Give Our Girls the Tools to Rise Above

By Lee O'Connell, Fund Development Manager at Girl Scouts - North Carolina Coastal Pines A photo of me making s’mores at a camp friend’s wedding while 3 months pregnant with my first son. This may be the understatement of the year, but it is not easy being a parent right now. On a normal day, … Continue reading Give Our Girls the Tools to Rise Above

Girl Scouts Give so All Girls Can…

While a Girl Scout’s experience starts when she becomes a member, ask her what she loved about Girl Scouts five, ten, fifty years from now and it’s likely to be something she learned, somewhere she went, or someone she met. It’s not just about BEING a Girl Scout -- it’s all the things that MAKE … Continue reading Girl Scouts Give so All Girls Can…

Introducing Girl Scouts Give!

  "...and to be a sister to every Girl Scout." It’s a line you’ve recited a million times, right? But, what does it mean? Why does it matter? And how do you practice it every day? To our council, being a sister to every Girl Scout means we embrace inclusivity and we tear down barriers … Continue reading Introducing Girl Scouts Give!

The Gift of Summer Camp

Surely you’ve heard that G.I.R.L.s (Go-getters, Innovators, Risk-takers, and Leaders)TM just want to have fun... right? Well, we can’t think of a better place for fun than Girl Scout Summer Camp! While camp is all about trying new things, developing skills, conquering fears and making lifelong friends, we know that every G.I.R.L. is unique and … Continue reading The Gift of Summer Camp

Leaving a Green Legacy

By Lisa Conklin Strickland, Girl Scout Volunteer and Juliette Gordon Low Society Member A lifetime member of Girl Scouts, Lisa Strickland of Brunswick County, is one of the newest members of our Juliette Gordon Low Society to join the Movement-wide Planned Giving Challenge. We asked her about her background and why she chose to join … Continue reading Leaving a Green Legacy