As the largest girl-led organization in the world, Girls Scouts has provided transformative leadership development programs for girls for over a century. Whether harvesting community gardens for food banks, initiating programs to combat bullying in schools, cleaning up local parks for future generations, or using their STEM skills to assist those with disabilities, Girl Scouts activate their inner G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader) ™ and make a demonstrable difference in the world.
While most kids are dreaming of summer vacation and long lazy days by the pool, Girl Scouts are dreaming of discovering, connecting, and taking action to make the world a better place. Girl Scouts build strong, empowered, and empathetic girl leaders who have all the skills and traits they need to go out and make their dreams a reality. When a girl joins Girl Scouts she can take her skills, passions, and interests, and leave her mark and legacy on the world – for the better. Girl Scouts provides girls with the space to support their ideas, develop grit and determination, seek out new challenges and adventures, and demonstrate creative-thinking and innovation.
With new troops forming, Girl Scouts provides girls the opportunity to stay active and feel empowered to take action. The benefits of girl-led programming like Girl Scouts can lead to significant growth in girls’ leadership skills—and, according to the Girl Scout Research Institute (GSRI), Girl Scouts have more leadership experiences than other girls and boys. Of girls, 84% say that they learned or did new things in Girl Scouts, and 80% reported that in Girl Scouts they were able to do things that they could not have done in other places. Through experiences like these, girls become more active and engaged learners, develop a positive sense of self, and learn resourceful problem solving.
Girl Scouts – North Carolina Coastal Pines offers girls once-in-a-lifetime experiences all while having fun in a safe, girl-only, and girl-led environment. Troops are forming in now for girls K-12. To learn more how to claim her spot, visit www.nccoastalpines.org or call 800-284-4475.