Girl Scouts Brownies, Juniors, Seniors, and Ambassadors from the North Carolina Coastal Pines council explored the outdoors and learned about leading women in the environmental field at the annual Earth Works event. The event served girls in grades 2 through 12 in Johnston County and provided them with hands-on activities that helped expose girls to the vast and exciting world of the outdoors.
The event included activities such as exploring nature, learning about leading women that improve the planet every day, taking care of the on-site garden, and overall learning how to make the planet a better place. These types of outdoor activities promote inventiveness and help girls seek stronger challenges and become better problem solvers.
According to the Girl Scout Research Institute (GSRI), through Girl Scouting girls see the Earth as their home – making these kinds of leadership activities and opportunities a core piece of building girls of courage, confidence, and character. Whether girls are learning about endangered wildlife, developing creative recycling projects, or working toward a grade-level award, girls focus on care, conservation, and responsibility of our world. They make sure the beauty and wonder of our planet endure for future generations to enjoy.
By providing hands-on environmental learning experiences, girls develop a lifelong understanding of the world and a richer understanding around the importance of its care and conservation. Many girls carry these lessons and experiences with them as they influence and shape their leadership experience both as a Girl Scout and as member of society.
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.
To learn more about outdoor opportunities offered by Girl Scouts – North Carolina Pines visit www.nccoastalpines.org.