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Appreciating those who Help Girls Lead

April 4, 2016

Volunteer Month

By Katie Taylor, Volunteer Experience Director

Behind the badges, the cookie sales, the overnight camping trips, the weekly activities, the smiles and the lifelong memories, stand our devoted volunteers. From waiting in a blizzard for a cookie delivery to volunteering in multiple roles to continuing to serve years after their own daughters have aged out of Girl Scouts, volunteers do whatever it takes to give girls the gift of Girl Scouting – and we are so grateful!

It’s not uncommon for our volunteers to juggle multiple roles as many are parents, hold full-time or part-time jobs, support their religious institutions, give time to their communities, and serve in the military. And they can still find the time, energy, and resources to give to Girl Scouts – NC Coastal Pines!

Meet Sara – a mother, career woman, co-leader of two troops, and service unit manager volunteer.  Sara continues to welcome new girls to her Cadette troop because she “just can’t say no to a girl who wants to do Girl Scouts!”

Girl Scout Cadettes – Camille, Arianna, and Nicole – say they have learned so much from their leaders, including Sara, and shared, “they teach [us] how to lead, and let [us] lead by [ourselves]…. They challenge [us], but always show they care.”

Providing a girl-led experience is essential to the Girl Scouts leadership development program.  Girl Scout volunteers are true role models for leadership and provide girls the opportunity to make decisions for the troop, ultimately helping girls develop interpersonal and leadership skills. How awesome is that?!

And Cynthia, long-time Girl Scout volunteer and Brownie Troop leader, shares, “Girl Scouts helps girls find their voice.” One of her Girl Scouts, Hailey, shares when she was working on her Mystery Detective badge that “sometimes I get ahead of myself, and my troop leader slows me down to think about it.”

Amazing, right?! Even our younger girls can recognize and articulate the learning experience the Girl Scout program offers them, and how important volunteers are to their experience. Without the contributions of volunteers like Sara and Cynthia, so many of our girls would cease to have the opportunity to find their voice.

On behalf of Girl Scouts – NC Coastal Pines, I want to thank each and every one of our awesome volunteers.  Our hearts are full of gratitude for the women and men who selflessly give to our girls and the entire Girl Scout Movement. With volunteers by their side, there is no limit to what our girls experience and achieve in Girl Scouts and beyond.

Happy Volunteer Appreciation Month!

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Because of You!

April 23, 2013

By:  Cindy Kelley-Deaton, Chief Operating Officer

GSCP_Magnet-GREEN-FINALBecause of you, girls are not only discovering the world around them, but they are also discovering their own strengths, values and interests.  They are learning how to work cooperatively with others and how they can stand up for what they believe in.  Because of you – the Girl Scout volunteer, girls are discovering the leader within them and reaching their full potential.

As the nation pauses to celebrate National Volunteer Week, Girl Scouts – NC Coastal Pines thanks all of our amazing volunteers who help the Girl Scout experience come to life for girls throughout central and eastern North Carolina.  Over our proud, rich history, Girl Scouts has depended on and benefitted from countless volunteers for more than a century, starting with Juliette Gordon Low, the Founder of the Girl Scout Movement.

What you do for girls is invaluable – you are role models, cheerleaders, mentors, coaches and much, much more.  Your tireless efforts are helping develop girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place.  Girl Scouts is the best leadership experience for girls in the world; however, the mission could not come alive without you and your committed service.

To the over 10,000 volunteers of Girl Scouts – NC Coastal Pines, thank you for investing your time and talent in our next generation of leaders and making a difference in the lives of girls.  Because of YOU, girls are speaking up, standing out and being the best girl they can possibly be through Girl Scouting.  Thank you!

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