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Spring into Birthday Fun with Girl Scout Week (and Spirit Week) 2016!

February 29, 2016

By Tara Rappleye, Program Director

It’s that time of year again…GIRL SCOUT WEEK! Time to celebrate the organization that we all love and are honored to be a part of. This year Girl Scout Week will be celebrated March 7, 2016 to March 12, 2016.

As in past years, all our members are invited to celebrate Girl Scout Week by participating the fourth annual Girl Scout – NC Coastal Pines Spirit Week. This year, when girls/troops participate in the spirit week fun, they’ll also be fulfilling requirements to earn our first-ever Girl Scout Week patch!

The Girl Scout Week patch is part of our council-sponsored patch program and encourages girls to learn more about our amazing organization and how we’ve been building girls of courage, confidence, and character for 104 years.

We’ve outlined the 2016 Girl Scout Spirit Week activities below and you can learn more about how to earn our Girl Scout Week patch on our website.

Girl Scout Spirit Week Activities

GSWeek 2016

Monday, March 7 – Girl #ScoutSelfie

Get those selfie sticks ready! Snap a selfie of you or your troop in your Girl Scout gear or participating in a Girl Scout activity. Then post your selfie on Facebook and Twitter with the hashtag Girl #ScoutSelfie and tell us why you love Girl Scouts!

Tuesday, March 8 – Get Outside

Got cabin-fever after a long winter? Time to get outside! If the weather is warm visit one of our Girl Scout Camps and have a picnic. If Jack Frost is still hanging around take a quick walk with your family, just to get some fresh air. Post a photo on Facebook and Twitter and tell us your favorite outdoor activity!

Wednesday, March 9 – Letters to the Troops (Operation Cookie Drop)

Giving back is a core tenant of every Girl Scout experience. A phenomenal way to celebrate Girl Scout Week is to participate in our fourth annual Letter Writing Campaign for our military troops. These letters/stories/pictures are delivered alongside our Operation Cookie Drop deliveries this spring. Soldiers not only enjoy a sweet taste of home, but also receive a heartfelt thank you from our Girl Scouts!

To participate, simply mail your letters to the address below or drop them off at any of our service center locations by April 15, 2016.

Letters To Our Troops
c/o Amy Vitale
6901 Pinecrest Road
Raleigh, NC 27613

Thursday, March 10 – Throwback Thursday (#tbt)

Whether your first Girl Scout meeting was four months ago, four years ago, or 40 years ago, it’s time to throw it back by sharing your favorite Girl Scout memory or photo on Facebook and Twitter. We can’t wait to see a those vintage uniforms and relive some amazing Girl Scout adventures.

Friday, March 11 – Fashion Friday

Time to show your Girl Scout spirit by wearing your Girl Scout Sash/Vest or Girl Scout T-shirt! Be CONFIDENT as your wear your Girl Scout gear to school, to work, or just around town, and show everyone you’re a part of an incredible organization. Don’t forget to post your Fashion Friday pictures to Facebook and Twitter.

Saturday, March 12- Girl Scout Birthday!

Wahoo! We are 104! Break out the cupcakes and decorations as a troop, and throw a party celebrating 104 years of Girl Scouting. Don’t have sweet tooth? Plan a service project for your community as another way to honor the organization that inspires us to TAKE ACTION. Keep us posted on Facebook and Twitter on how you are celebrating the Girl Scout Birthday.

Girl Scout Birthday Week Patch Program

The Girl Scout Birthday Week Patch Program was created to help troops celebrate Girl Scout Week! The activities in this patch program have been inspired by a combination of many different facets of the Girl Scout organization. The variety of activities will encourage all Girl Scouts, no matter their interest or age to participate in this patch program.

Do you want to participate in both Spirit week and the Girl Scout Birthday Patch Program? YOU CAN! Spirit Week and the patch program are tied together! There are activities within this patch program, which correlate with Spirit Week Days. Participating in the Girl Scout Spirit Week helps you earn your patch.

Please note, you don’t have to participate in Spirit Week to earn this patch, they are tied together for those who want to participate in both. Also, you don’t have to do all the requirements for the patch program in one week, take time to celebrate Girl Scout Birthday Week throughout the month of March!

We hope you’ll join us in celebrating Girl Scout Week this year! Have another idea for a spirit week activity or perhaps a special way you and your girls are celebrating? Tell us in the comments below or share with us online!

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Get in the Spirit! Girl Scout Week 2015

March 2, 2015

Girl Scout Spirit Week - Girl Scouts NC Coastal Pines

By Meghan Gargan Bredahl, Marketing Director

I think we can all agree – Girl Scout Week is the best week of the year! And there is no better way to celebrate than participating in our third-annual Girl Scout Spirit Week!

As a council, we have lined up some pretty exciting activities that celebrate our amazing sisterhood and organization. From throwing a birthday party (we’re 103!) to a Milk and Cookies Reception to a heartwarming letter writing campaign, there are so many ways to join in on all the fun.

Keep reading to learn more details about each day and follow our Facebook and Twitter pages to stay up-to-date on what’s happening around our council.

Monday, March 9 – Say the Girl Scout Promise

There is no better way to kick off our Girl Scout Spirit Week than by reciting the Girl Scout Promise (and Law!). It’s a great reminder of all that Girl Scouts stands for and how we are building girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place.

Recite the promise and law during the opening or closing of a troop meeting or before heading off to school/work as a reminder of our core values, mission, and dedication to the service of others.

Tuesday, March 10 – Letters To Our Military Troops (Letter Writing Campaign)

Bring a smile to a soldier’s face this spring! Join our letter writing campaign to our military troops by submitting letters, stories, poems or pictures thanking them for all they do! All submitted letters will accompany our Operation Cookie Drop deliveries this spring. We can’t begin to tell you how much receiving these letters means to the men and women deployed far from home!

To participate, simply mail your letters to the address below or drop them off at any of our service center locations by April 15, 2015.

Letters To Our Troops
c/o Marketing Department
6901 Pinecrest Road
Raleigh, NC 27613

Wednesday, March 11 – Cookies and Milk Reception

Join us and sister councils at the NC State Legislature in downtown Raleigh to receive the Governor’s Proclamation and to enjoy a Milk and Girl Scout Cookies Reception on March 11th. Girls who attend will be able to shadow a representative and learn all about local government!

Be sure to wear your sash or vest and show your Girl Scout pride!

What: Cookies ‘N’ Milk Reception

When: Wednesday, March 11, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Where: Legislative Building, 1000 Court, 16 West Jones Street Raleigh, NC 27601

Attire: Girl Scout Uniform (sash/vest); no jeans.

Cost: Free!

Register here to attend! 

For those who cannot attend the reception be sure to follow us on Twitter to catch all the action.

Thursday, March 12 – Happy Birthday, Girl Scouts!

We’re 103 this year and can’t wait to celebrate with you all! Whether you’re throwing a party, ordering cupcakes or completing a service project…we want to hear about it! Submit your best Girl Scout Birthday photos through our Story Submission form or post them to our Facebook page. We’ll be sharing all your amazing photos all day long!

Friday, March 13 – Share a Favorite Girl Scout Memory

Whether it’s roasting marshmallows over a campfire, a trip abroad with your troop or the friendships that have endured years…share your favorite Girl Scout memories with us! You can submit memories and photos via our Story Submission form or on our social media channels including Facebook and Twitter. We’ll be compiling these memories to share throughout the year and to help convey how much Girl Scouting means to us all.

Girl Scout Week Religious Recognitions (March 8 & March 14)

Additionally, during Girl Scout Week, our council will celebrate its rich history of partnership and collaboration with faith-based communities on Girl Scout Sunday (March 8) and Girl Scout Sabbath (March 14).

Faith-based awards include religious recognitions as well as the My Promise, My Faith pin. The My Promise, My Faith pin complements existing religious recognitions and allows all girls to further strengthen the connection between their faith and Girl Scouts. During Girl Scout Week, many girls will receive their pins on Girl Scout Sunday or Girl Scout Sabbath.

We hope you’ll join us in celebrating Girl Scout Week this year! Have another idea for a spirit week activity or perhaps a special way you and your girls are celebrating? Tell us in the comments below or share with us online!

 

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