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Girl Scouting at Home

Girl Scouts - North Carolina Coastal Pines invites girls, families, and  volunteers to stay involved while at home.  We know that today’s girl is  ready to pivot on a moment's notice and is willing to embrace new ways to explore Girl Scouting.  That’s why we’re promoting these  options for engaging with us while you’re at home today … or any day!  While using the internet, girls should make sure to follow the Girl Scout Internet Safety Pledge. And make sure to share your digital experiences with us by submitting your Girl Scout story and use the hashtag  #OurGSNCCPCommunity on social media!

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Beyond Ordinary Summer

This summer is going to be beyond ordinary and we are offering your Girl Scout ways to explore, grow, and create from the comfort of your home or backyard!  Whether focusing on our STEM offerings through badges and beyond, working to develop leadership skills through Journeys or choosing to bring some of our camp adventures home, your girl is sure to have an extraordinary time!

This summer’s opportunities fall into four categories: Beyond Camp, Friendship Fires, Badges and Beyond, and Go Beyond! Registration is now open and girls can register by visiting My GS. Learn more about each by checking out our brochure our clicking the links below.

Beyond Camp

In our weekly sessions, girls (Girl Scout Brownies–Ambassadors) can expect to spend 3 hours of time engaged in online activities led by staff, and an additional 1-2 hours of independent time as she follows prompts to explore, create and play on her own each day. Online time will be split between morning and afternoon sessions, and will include a combination of large-group and small-group activities. Online sessions will begin at 10:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., and will last no more than 1.5 hours each.

For Girl Scout Daisies, we are offering both full and mini sessions. In these sessions, Daisies can expect to spend 1.5 hours of time engaged in online activities led by staff, and an additional hour of independent time as she follows prompts to explore, create and play on her own each day. Sessions will begin at 9:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. each morning and will last no more than 45 minutes each. For our mini sessions, Girl Scout Daisies will meet Tuesday through Thursday. 

Friendship Fires

Join your fellow Girl Scouts from across our council for a friendly fireside chat guided by your favorite adult Girl Scout friends! Each week we will explore different topics; your registration allows your Girl Scout to attend any and all sessions. Registered girls will be mailed a Special Edition Friendship Fire Patch. 

 

Badges and Beyond

Our Badges and Beyond boxes are designed in a low tech/no tech way for girls to work on earning one badge per box. We are offering two series of boxes as part of our Beyond Ordinary summer program. Badge boxes will ship beginning July 13, 2020.  

Badges and Beyond boxes include:

  • Grade–level badge requirements
  • Grade–level badge earned through box
  • Companion workbook
  • Activity supplies for 1 Badge
  • STEM Challenge
  • Outdoor Challenge
  • Not a Bummer Summer Challenge
  • Beyond Ordinary map
  • Beyond Ordinary postcard
  • Badges & Beyond patch
Go Beyond

Join us for a variety of opportunities for girls of all ages, like Journeys, council patch programs, and  partner programs.  

Additional Summer Resources
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Girl Scouting at Home Patch Program

We have a NEW patch program for Girl Scouts and adults who utilize the resources on this page! The Girl Scouting at Home patch program encourages girls to explore program activities from home, including badgework, Journeys, virtual classes, and more. This is our first-ever patch program that is available to adults as well. We like to think that Girl Scouting never stops and with our Girl Scouting at Home patch program it doesn’t have to!

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Digital G.I.R.L.(Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader) Programming

Girl Scout programming at your fingertips! See below for a variety of program activities to complete from home, including badgework activities, virtual classes, and more. There was a new activity posted each weekday Monday, March 16 through Friday, May 29, 2020.

Community Connection

Community Connection activities encourage Girl Scouts to continue to virtually explore their community. Each Monday we’ll share new ways for you to engage with your community by learning about, connecting with, and leaning into the  community around you.

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Connect your own story to your community's by working towards our patch programs and Journeys!

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Monday, March 23

Kind words can make a huge difference for those going through a tough time! Consider writing letters to nursing home residents or soldiers with words of encouragement.

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Monday, March 30

Start your own food scrap garden and learn about the different gardening badges we have available. Girl Scouts can also learn how they can earn their Bronze, Silver, or Gold Award through similar projects. 

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Monday, April 6

Learn about space science as it connects with your community through our series of badges for all ages.

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Monday, April 13

Communication is a very important part of our daily lives! Learn about communication technology throughout history and about practicing kindness when talking to others.

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Monday, April 20

In honor of Earth Day taking place this week, we’re challenging you to participate in activities that conserve resources or take action toward making our world a better place. Together we can do more! 

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Monday, April 27

Check in with your spiritual health by working towards our My Promise, My Faith and Religious Recognitions Awards. Read about acitivites that you can do to strengthen your faith.

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Monday, May 4

We are rereleasing our Explore Women's Suffrage in North Carolina patch program with virtual opportunities! Check it out in today's activity.

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Monday, May 11

Learn about who feeds our community here in North Carolina and find out how you can help!

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Monday, May 18

Our NC community is filled with amazing art! Many museums offer ways to view and engage with art online, so you don’t even need to leave home. Read on for some fun ways to enjoy our community art on your own! 

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Monday, May 25

Girl Scouts of all cultures can develop an understanding and appreciation of the Hispanic/Latin American culture through Discover, Connect and Take Action. 

Traditions

Traditions activities encourage girls to continue to maintain a connection with our Girl Scout traditions.  Each Tuesday we’ll share new ways for you to  learn about, celebrate, and practice traditions that are at the heart of the Girl Scout Movement.  

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Get moving! Check out these awesome opportunities that promote getting active through Girl Scout traditions.

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Explore diversity, equity, and inclusion through World Thinking Day activities! Celebrated since 1926, World Thinking Day in an international day of friendship.

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Tuesday, March 31

Girl Scouts of all ages can  dive into the Girl Scout Way badge series and express themselves through song, art, celebration and writing. 

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Tuesday, April 7

Sing Girl Scout songs, think of creative ways to show your troop you are thinking of them, and submit your photos to be part of our virtual time capsule!

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Tuesday, April 14

Learn what 'philanthropy' means and how you can get started by participating in our Girl Scouts Give patch program.

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Tuesday, April 21

It's a Girl Scout tradition to make the world a better place! In celebration of Earth Day, try making an upcycled bird nesting material dispenser, an elf garden terrarium, and other cool activities.

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Tuesday, April 28    

Do you love to travel, Girl Scout? Learn all about the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS)  and the different World Centres you can visit in places like Mexico, Switzerland, and London!

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Tuesday, May 12

What does the word hero mean to you? Here at GS-NCCP, we consider all of the people that make our program possible for girls to be our heroes. Meet some of them in today's activity!

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Tuesday, May 19

S.W.A.P.S. have been a tradition cherished by Girl Scouts for over fifty years!  Learn more about their history and participate in a special S.W.A.P.S. project with us.

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Tuesday, May 26

Dive into the world of Girl Guides with today's activity! Learn about their history and promise.

Life Skills, Entrepreneurship, and Finance

The Life skills, Entrepreneurship, and Finance section shares activities each Wednesday for developing the skills necessary to prepare her to do amazing things for herself and her community.

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Check out our Virtual Photography Class! All Girl Scouts can learn awesome new photography skills, and Juniors and Ambassadors can work towards their photography badges.

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It's important for girls to learn to be clever consumers! For today's activity, Daisy, Brownie and Junior Girl Scouts can work towards their Financial Literacy badges. All Girl Scouts can participate and learn new business skills and how our council shops are run.

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Wednesday, April 1

Cooking is an essential life skill, and learning how to properly prepare meals can help Girl Scouts build their confidence! Learn the basics through our cooking badges!

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Wednesday, April 8

April is Financial Literacy Month! Learn financial skills to last a lifetime through our Let It Grow Patch Program with Fidelity Investments and older girls can earn their Investing in College patch.

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Wednesday, April 15

Explore careers in STEM along with our STEM Journeys and check out a Q&A with our own IT Professional, Shanika Corrica!

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Wednesday, April 22

Celebrate Earth Day with yoga! Learn more about yoga and practice some awesome techniques that are related to the Earth!

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Wednesday, April 29

 Whether it’s a Girl Scout Gold Award, Silver Award, Bronze Award, a Forever Green project, or a Journey Take Action project, Girl Scouts are making a difference. Learn how you can get started today!

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Wednesday, May 6

Visualizing your future is the first step in planning for your goals! In this activity, you will take the time to create your very own Vision Board to help you organize your goals and dreams. 

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Wednesday, May 13

GSUSA recognizes heroes in our Girl Scout community by bestowing honors for heroism, and lifesaving service. Read about the awards along with hometown heroes and proud business owners from our council.

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Wednesday, May 20

Let's get confident in our creativity with Girl Scouts. Have the family join in the fun and get silly with your girl as she ventures out into the creative world! 

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Wednesday, May 27

A fun way to explore other cultures is through food! Explore recipes from other countries and eat up!

The Outdoors

Outdoor activities encourage Girl Scouts to nourish their love of the great outdoors and their connection with nature. Each Thursday join us to explore and celebrate the beautiful world around us, while developing a lifelong appreciation for the environment.  

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Connect with the outdoors today by checking out our virtual tour of Camp Graham. Happy spring, Girl Scouts!

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Girl Scouts of every level can work on their outdoor art badges while observing nature and spending some time in the sun.

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Thursday, April 2

Practice your knot tying skills to prepare for your next outdoor experience! Knot tying is a very useful skill to learn, especially when you are camping in the great outdoors! 

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Thursday, April 9

Spend an hour or two outside at night with your family to learn about the stars and the sky. Complete an activity for one of your grade-level badges!

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Thursday, April 16

Girl Scout Brownies and Juniors will learn basic first aid for today's outdoor activity! First aid is a very important life skill and necessary when camping and spending time outdoors.

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Thursday, April 23

Daisies through Cadettes can begin working on their Eco badges, and Girl Scouts of all levels can learn the 7 Leave No Trace Principles.

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Thursday, April 30

Geocaching uses a smartphone app to find hidden “caches” in your neighborhood or out on the trails.  It is like a hike AND a scavenger hunt all in one!  Learn more today.

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Thursday, May 7

Learn how you can make a difference in your outdoor community and become an environmental activist with eco badges and more for all levels.

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Thursday, May 14

Have you ever participated in a Girl Scout activity at one of the North Carolina State Parks? This week we will be exploring some beautiful flowers and bugs that you can find in our parks.

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Thursday, May 21

Girls can get creative outdoors by working on their Outdoor Art Maker badge while leaving no trace.

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Thursday, May 28

An important part of cultures are the stories they have shared together throughout their history. Explore the importance of storytelling and learn some new ones today!

STEM

STEM encourages Girl Scouts to look at the world around them with inquisitive eyes, experiment, push boundaries and learn as they go! Each Friday check out our activities, stories, and videos aimed at helping  girls become better problem-solvers, critical thinkers, and inspirational leaders. 

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With so many things going digital right now (including Girl Scouts!), we think it is the perfect time for girls to check out our cybersecurity badges! Learn more and get started today.

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Girl Scouts of all ages can work towards their Coding for Good badges. Girls will explore topics like coding basics, designing a game, and app development.

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Friday, April 3

Explore the scientific method while contributing to research projects conducted by scientists around the world with our Think Like a Citizen Science Journey.

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Friday, April 10

Learn about females space scientists that have made an incredible impact in their field and become one for yourself with awesome space activities.

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Friday, April 17

Become a scientist at home with these awesome STEM experiments using common household items. 

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Friday, April 24

Dive in to the world of animals in today's activites. Girl Scout Daisies through Seniors can work towards animal-related badges!

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Friday, May 1

Put your observation and problem solving skills to the test by learning about morse code and fingerprint investigation! Today's activities are from the Junior Detective badge.

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 Friday, May 8

Discover fun ways to learn and decide what it is you love about STEM in today's activities, which dive into our STEM badges.

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Friday, May 15

Over the course of history, women have been making a difference in STEM fields- solving problems, developing innovations, and changing the world! Learn about some of them here.

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Friday, May 22

We all love to use our creativity to express ourselves and share with others- this week, we are taking a deep dive into the science of art!

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Friday, May 29

Explore STEM around the world by learning about different research sites, with activities like virtual tours and creating brochures.

Additional Resources
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College Planning Resources

COVID-19 put a lot of things on hold, but not our dreams and ambitions. Start preparing for your applications in the midst of COVID-19 with these great resources from our partners.

                 

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Virtual Troop Experience

Virtual troop meetings will be added so that girls can participate on their own. Videos will be added below along with any items they may need for their virtual meeting.

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Daisy
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Brownie
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Junior
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Cadettes, Seniors and Ambassadors
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Additional Resources
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Virtual Parent FAQ

A Powerpoint presentation with everything you need to know before signing your girl up to be a Girl Scout!

               

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Volunteer Connection – Virtual Trainings and Enrichments 

Featured below is everything the troop co-leaders need to get started on leading virtual troop meetings for their girls. 

How to Lead a Virtual Troop Meeting

The opportunity to participate in “normal” activities and engage with one another continues to be very important for girls, especially during this time of uncertainty for them. To keep girls actively engaged, consider holding a virtual troop meeting following the instructions from this video .

Virtual Training and Enrichment

Enrichments

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Girl Scout Bridging

Are your girls bridging up? Watch our quick tutorial and how to videos to help get you started. 

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Trainings

To register for the following trainings, please check out the Activities page or sign up via MyGS. Continue to check back as more dates are added.

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Area Event Director Training

Are you ready to run an event that will serve girls and/or adults from multiple troops in your area/county? Learn the ins and outs of properly planning a Girl Scout area event with this interactive training.

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Lead 'n Learn Time: Girl-Led Planning 

It's Lead 'n Learn Time: Girl-Led Planning! Join us for Lead 'n Learn fun while we explore what girl-led looks like and how you can incorporate girl-led planning into your troop. 

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New Co-leader Live

This training provides a comprehensive overview of the troop co-leader’s role and responsibilities, ideas and best practices for troop management, suggestions for parent and girl engagement, introduction to the many resources available in our council and Q&A sessions for new leaders. 

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Service Unit Teams Updates

If you are part of the Administrative/Service Unit Team, you won't want to miss this webinar where you will receive a sneak peek of council updates, have an opportunity to ask those burning questions, and offer feedback on various admin team topics.

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Troop Mentor Program Training

Are you a Troop Mentor Coordinator or a Troop Mentor and would like to know how to better support new co-leaders in your area? Are you interested in starting a Troop Mentor Program in your area? Being a mentor is easy - just be a friend! Join us in this free training session to learn more. 

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Virtual Troop Meeting Resources

Though we cannot endorse or support specific online meeting tools for your use, there are various tools to check into for virtual meetings. At council-level meetings and trainings, we use the following online tools that might be good options for your troop/service unit and to further engage in council activities and perhaps even with other troops. 

  • Microsoft Teams – offers a free version for collaboration, file sharing and chat 
  • Lifesize – offers a free account for personal use. It allows for up to a 90-minute call and up to 25 participants with a dedicated virtual meeting room and group chat during the meeting.
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Council Retail Shops 

See below for information pertaining to our council retail shops and purchasing items for your Girl Scouting at Home experience!

Shop Information

While our council retail shops remain closed, we are offering limited curbside pickup and free shipping to meet your Girl Scout retail needs. 

Curbside service will be offered on a limited, pre-scheduled basis:

  • Monday and Wednesday 10:00am-5:00pm
  • Friday 10:00am- 3:00pm

Beginning Monday, July 6th, we are excited to welcome our Girl Scouts back into our retail shops on a limited, by appointment basis! To make an appointment for in-store shopping, or to submit a curbside or mail order, members can call their local Girl Scout Retail Shop below, email shop@nccoastalpines.org , or complete the online order form.  

How to Order

Submitted orders will be responded to within 48 business hours, and our Retail Associates will contact you for payment, shipping information or a time for a contact-less curbside pickup option.

Orders can be submitted by:

Our Girl Scout Essential Catalog features all girl and adult uniforms components, earned badges, and program material. We also have a new Council-Own-Catalog featuring all of the apparel and merchandise you will only find in our GS-NCCP retail shops. Use these to window shop our great assortment of merchandise.