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28 Feb 2014
Girl Scouts – North Carolina Coastal Pines and honored guests officially broke ground on a new tree house project at its resident camp on Kerr Lake in Vance County on Monday, March 24, 2014.
Camp and outdoor education are core tenets of Girl Scouting and contribute very positively to the overall Girl Scout experience. In September 2012, as part of a multi-year property development plan, Girl Scouts – North Carolina selected a tree house unit concept and site plan developed by Weinstein Friedlein Architects based in Carrboro, N.C.
The complex consists of six tree house units designed to each sleep twelve, a bath house, a program pavilion and campfire circle. The units will be connected by an elevated walkway and will also include a lift, meeting accessibility compliance as set by the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Located in Vance County, the 155 acre camp sits on picturesque Kerr Lake. The property currently hosts two platform tent units, two cabin units and open fields ideal for tent camping and group activities. In addition, the camp also has an open-air amphitheater and dining hall. Camp Graham is used for resident camp during the summer months and is available for troop camping, area Girl Scout events and community rental during the school year.
In addition to Camp Graham, the Girl Scout council also owns Camp Mary Atkinson near Selma in Johnston County, Camp Hardee on the Pamlico River in Beaufort County, and Camp Mu-Sha-Ni in... [ Read Full Article ]
25 Feb 2014
Girl Scouts and faith-based communities share an enduring tradition of Girl Scouting and spiritual expression that spans our organization’s history. Indeed, the entire Girl Scout experience is based on the Girl Scout Promise and Law, which include principles and values common to most faiths.
Girl Scouts is also proudly nonpartisan, secular, and inclusive. Our membership, which currently consists of 3 million girls and volunteers as well as over 59 million alumnae, includes women and girls of varied religious traditions. In remaining secular, our intent is not to minimize a girl’s religious experience; to the contrary, Girl Scouts is a place where girls of all faiths can honor their spirituality while at the same time embracing the diversity of the Girl Scout Movement.
“Girl Scout Week celebrates our organization’s long history and honors the generations of girls and women it has influenced,” said Lisa Jones, Chief Executive Officer of Girl Scouts – North Carolina Coastal Pines, adding, “For over a century, Girl Scouts has stayed true to the Girl Scout Promise and Law and remains passionate about building girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.”
This year during Girl Scout Week, recognized Sunday March 9 through Saturday March 15, Girl Scouts – North Carolina Coastal Pines will celebrate its rich history of partnership and collaboration with faith-based communities by highlighting the My Promise, My Faith p... [ Read Full Article ]
17 Feb 2014
Girl Scouts – North Carolina Coastal Pines has received a $10,000 donation from Time Warner Cable to support its STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) initiative.
“Girl Scouts has a proud history of supporting girls’ interest in science, technology, engineering and math through our robust programs and mentoring initiatives,” said Lisa Jones, chief executive officer at Girl Scouts – North Carolina Coastal Pines. “We are excited to partner with Time Warner Cable to provide fun and engaging ways for girls to learn about STEM.”
STEM is a core focus area for Girl Scouts and the organization is working to introduce girls of every age to STEM experiences relevant to everyday life. Whether girls are discovering how a car engine runs, how to manage finances, or exploring STEM careers, Girl Scouts wants to help girls fast-forward into the future.
With the donation from Time Warner Cable’s Connect A Million Minds initiative, Girl Scouts – North Carolina Coastal Pines will work to provide opportunities for girls during 2014 to help them gain exposure to and further participate in a variety of STEM programs.
According to the 2012 Girl Scout Research Institute report, Generation STEM: What Girls Say about Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math, the majority of today’s girls have a clear interest in STEM subjects, an... [ Read Full Article ]
17 Feb 2014
The 2014 Girl Scouts – North Carolina Coastal Pines Annual Meeting will be held March 8 in Greenville, N.C. Danny Boockvar, Chief Customer Officer for Girl Scouts of the USA, will deliver the keynote address. Lisa Jones, CEO at the Girl Scouts – North Carolina Coastal Pines council, will present the results of the organization’s Strategic Learning process completed in December 2013.
The process, recommended by Girl Scouts of the USA, is volunteer-driven and aimed at creating and implementing a breakthrough strategy for local councils that aligns with the vision, mission, and strategic direction of the Girl Scout movement. The goal of the process is to define where a council wants to be in three years and to determine how to get there.
The key priorities identified for the Girl Scouts –North Carolina Coastal Pines council are:
· Volunteer support and structure
· Development of classic/traditional troops with an emphasis on K-5
· Recruiting alumnae and strengthening the bond to Girl Scouting
· Underserved areas/growth potential
· Diversification of funding
The annual meeting will highlight the council’s plans to purposefully focus on customer service, member support, and ... [ Read Full Article ]
01 Feb 2014
Today we launched our 2014 Campership fundraising drive, which collects donations to help Girl Scouts – North Carolina Coastal Pines provide scholarships for girls across our 41-counties to attend summer camp.
Our Girl Scout family believes that camp is for every girl, and last year we distributed over $43,000 in scholarships to give more girls the opportunity to receive the great benefits of summer camp.
By donating today to our 2014 Campership Fund, you are giving more girls the leadership and confidence-building benefits of Girl Scout camp. More girls will develop teamwork skills canoeing on beautiful Kerr Lake. More girls will share a song with their new best friends over a campfire. More girls will challenge themselves to reach the highest peak of the Alpine Tower. Your gift will help her discover that anything is possible.
Please make your gift today, and make it possible for one more girl to have a life-changing experience that will open her eyes to her potential. You may also give online at www.nccoastalpines.org/champerships or by contacting our Director of Individual Giving, Emily Hill, at 919-600-6347.
01 Feb 2014
It's that time again! Spring Leaderee is now open for registration. Join your fellow volunteers and staff for an amazing day of activities, learning, and fun!
What is Leaderee, anyway?
Leaderee is one of Girl Scouts—North Carolina Coastal Pines large scale training and networking weekends for volunteers. Leaderee is held twice a year—once in the Fall and once in the Spring. It is a great opportunity to network with other Girl Scout leaders, learn ways to enhance the programs you are leading with your girls, and take part in fun, outdoor activities that girls can do. This is your chance to live like a girl—and enjoy being a Girl Scout! Learn how to canoe, be a risk taker and try a challenge course, or learn how to knit…the opportunities are endless!
Do I have to be a Troop Leader to come to Leaderee?
No, all volunteers can attend. Although many of the sessions and workshops hosted at Leaderee are targeted for our Troop volunteers, workshops are open for all volunteers.
What types of sessions and workshops will be offered?
Have you been thinking about becoming First Aid and CPR trained? Ever wanted to learn how to become an archery instructor? Or are you interested in fellowship and making swaps with other adults involved in the movement? Then t... [ Read Full Article ]
31 Dec 2013
It’s Girl Scout Cookie time! Local Girl Scouts will begin selling Girl Scout cookies door-to-door Saturday, January 4, as part of the Girl Scout Cookie Program. A new cookie available this year is the program’s first gluten free treat, a bite size Chocolate Chip Shortbread cookie.
“When customers purchase a box of Girl Scout Cookies, they are supporting a program helping girls grow into leaders in their own life, in business, and in their communities,” said Lisa Jones, chief executive officer of Girl Scouts – North Carolina Coastal Pines. “We are very excited for this year’s sale and pleased to be one of the councils offering the new gluten free cookie.”
Girl Scouts – North Carolina Coastal Pines is one of 20 councils that will serve as a test market for the cookies that retail for $5 per package. This pilot has been developed in response to volunteers, girls and consumers who have asked for a gluten free Girl Scout cookie. Available in a five-ounce, resealable foil pouch, these cookies have no artificial colors, no artificial flavors, no high fructose corn syrup, no palm oil and no hydrogenated oils.
“Our new Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Shortbread cookie tastes delicious,” says Mary Alice Callaway, Vice President of Sales for ABC Bakers. “And this flavor has proven to be popular in the retail gluten free cookie market.”
In addition to the gluten free cookie, the sale brings with it another new cookie – a Cranb... [ Read Full Article ]