Posts Tagged ‘Girl Scout Volunteer’


Why I Lead

May 23, 2016

Troop 560_New Bern

Submitted by Jennifer Hartsfield, Girl Scout Troop Leader

My best friend’s daughter wanted to join a troop; however, no troops in the area had openings. So, as many leaders have done, she started one. One day she was telling me about how she started a troop and needed a co-leader. Knowing absolutely nothing about Girl Scouts, I reluctantly said, ‘sure!’ even though I do not have a daughter and I would be doing a lot of traveling back and forth to New Bern. That was three years ago. Now, I am a troop leader of two troops – one in Hubert and one in New Bern.

I am so glad that I said yes. Little did I know that with Girl Scouts I would be a mother figure, a counselor, a nurse, a teacher, a friend, a sister, a motivator, and most of all, a leader.

There is nothing more exciting than seeing these girls make friends, challenge themselves with things they never thought they’d do in a million years, succeed at a new endeavor, and just become such admirable leaders.

When I’m teaching archery and the shy girl who doesn’t believe in herself pulls back on the bow string and lets her arrow fly and makes a bull’s-eye, that’s why I’m a Girl Scout Leader.

When we go kayaking and a girl who is terrified of the water climbs shakily into her kayak with her friend and starts rowing away smiling, that’s why I’m a Girl Scout Leader.

When we are having a campfire at Camp Mary Atkinson and a group of girls shine their flashlights on a frog in awe. Then it jumps and the girls run away screaming, that’s why I’m a Girl Scout Leader.

I absolutely love being a Girl Scout Leader. I have found my purpose in life, and I wouldn’t change a thing.

Want to become a troop leader like Jennifer and help girls achieve their dreams? Please visit our volunteer page for more information.


Lead the Change. Volunteer with Girl Scouts today!

August 10, 2015

By Brooke Banson, Recruitment Director 

Happiness, fun, friends and confidence. You’ll find this and more with Girl Scouts.  Imagine the smiles, the excitement, the memories made – those the moments are endless here at Girl Scouts – NC Coastal Pines.  Whether you are a troop co-leader planning meetings or working behind-the-scenes to provide awesome experiences for girls locally, a Girl Scout volunteer is a cheerleader and a mentor. Be the role model she’ll always remember.

Volunteer with Girl Scouts!

Ready to Volunteer?

It’s easy! Volunteering with Girl Scouts is flexible, encouraging and rewarding.  It’s for young and old, stay-at-home moms and working moms, those without kids of their own, someone who was never a Girl Scout, and even men!

88% of our volunteers believe that THEIR LIFE IS BETTER because they volunteer with Girl Scouts.

By sharing the Girl Scouts experience with girls and other volunteers, you’ll be the role model she needs and together, challenge yourself with new activities and create lasting memories.

With Girl Scouts, you can:

  • Become a Troop Co-leader – Help ensure every girl who wants to be a Girl Scout can. We need more leaders! This is our greatest need. Volunteers as a Troop Co-leader allows more girls to participate in Girl Scouting.
  • Serve on our Service Unit – Service Unit is Girl Scout jargon; it’s our way of saying local community. You’ll work with other adult volunteers in your community to provide troops support and build the Girl Scout experience in your town as an Event Director or Area Cookie Manager.
  • Join a Troop of your own – You can join a troop as an adult. Find a troop that meets at a time convenient with your schedule and help them as a troop volunteer. You can serve as Troop Treasurer to manage their finances or help them explore the great outdoors as a Camp Certified Adult.

Need a little more convincing? Check this out…

Girls are happier, have more fun, make new friends and are grow in confidence as a Girl Scout!  How awesome is that?! Volunteering with Girl Scouts means that you are helping to shape a girl’s future – you are helping girls become the leaders they are meant to be. And who doesn’t want to be a part of that?

Volunteer with Girl Scouts!

Learn more about becoming a Girl Scout volunteer!

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