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 sharing the Girl Scout vision. Jones joined Girl Scouts –North Carolina Coastal Pines about a year ago. One of her top priorities has been the Strategic Learning process. Jones explained, “This summer, I joined with our Board of Directors, volunteers, parents, and girls to dive further into who we are as an organization, uncover our challenges, identify our strengths, and increase opportunities for girls and volunteers across our 41-county region. It’s a great time to be a Girl Scout, and we aim to make the experience even better. We are committed to building a stronger Council – one that will continue to offer extraordinary, life-changing experiences for all girls.”