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Volunteer Essentials

Welcome to the great adventure that is Girl Scouting! Thanks to volunteers and mentors like you, generations of girls have learned to be leaders in their own lives and in the world. Have no doubt: you, and nearly a million other volunteers like you, are helping girls make a lasting impact on the world. And we thank you from the bottom of our hearts!

This guide, Volunteer Essentials, is designed to support busy troop volunteers on the go. You can easily find what you need to get started on your Girl Scout journey and search for answers throughout the troop year. 

Get started by browsing through these sections: 

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New troop leader? We’ve got you covered. Check out the , a resource designed especially for you! Plus, council staff and volunteer coaches are ready to help throughout your first year and beyond!

Our Council:  Girl Scouts-North Carolina Coastal Pines

Girl Scout councils are chartered by the national office to attract and retain members in a geographic area, provide ways for girls to participate in Girl Scouting, create an environment that reflects Girl Scout values and ideals, manage volunteers’ experience with Girl Scouting, and keep girls and volunteers as safe as possible. The national office provides support materials to all councils to ensure that the Girl Scout experience is nationally consistent.

Your council is Girl Scouts - North Carolina Coastal Pines (GSNCCP).  GSNCCP serves approximately 26,000 girl and adult members in 41 central and eastern North Carolina counties including:  Beaufort, Bladen, Brunswick, Carteret, Chatham, Columbus, Craven, Cumberland, Duplin, Durham, Edgecombe, Franklin, Granville, Greene, Halifax, Harnett, Hoke, Johnston, Jones, Lee, Lenoir, Martin, Moore, Nash, New Hanover, Northampton, Onslow, Orange, Pamlico, Pender, Person, Pitt, Richmond, Robeson, Sampson, Scotland, Vance, Wake, Warren, Wayne, and Wilson.

For additional information about our council including staff contacts, activities, and program opportunities, visit www.nccoastalpines.org or call 1-800-284-4475.

Your Local Support Team

A team of volunteers and staff provide you with local support, learning opportunities, and guidance. As a volunteer, you will have the most contact with your local Girl Scout support team, called a service unit.  Never hesitate to contact them, because they will guide and assist you in all things Girl Scouting. If you have questions about the Girl Scout program, working with girls, resources in the National Program Portfolio (National Leadership Journeys and The Girl’s Guide to Girl Scouting), or selling Girl Scout cookies and other products, you can always to go your team for answers and ongoing support in all things Girl Scouting.

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