Raleigh, N.C. — Girl Scouts—North Carolina Coastal Pines provides girls with the opportunity to explore and learn more about the state that they call home with the July Council Patch Program, Exploring North Carolina. This patch program gives Girl Scouts a better understanding of the different regions of Eastern North Carolina, including the Coastal Plains and the Piedmont, and all that these regions have to offer. In this program, girls in all levels of Girl Scouting will discover and connect through hands-on activities.
Girl Scout programming encourages girls to learn by doing in ways that are innovative and exciting. For the July Patch of the Month, Girl Scouts will embark on an adventure and visit different sights of significance throughout the state. In the coastal plains region, suggested sites include places like the Wright Brothers National Memorial, a North Carolina Lighthouse, or the Battleship of North Carolina. For the piedmont region, girls can explore the City of Raleigh and go to the Capital or the NC Museum of History, or visit Durham and see Duke University or the Bennet Place State Historic Site. By visiting these fun and educational places, girls are able to grow through travel and broaden their understanding of state history its importance.
After visiting different sites around North Carolina, girls connect further with them by completing activities supplementing their visits. From creating a bulletin board about the place that they traveled to for display at their troop’s meeting place to holding an ‘Explore North Carolina; Art Show filled with art inspired by their journey, girls are able to dive deeper into the history and significance of the places that make North Carolina unique while expressing themselves.
According to the Girl Scout Research Institute (GSRI), Girl Scouts are more likely than other girls to excel in school. Programs like the Exploring North Carolina patch help to ignite a passion for learning outside the classroom. When girls take the lead in learning by doing, they are discovering their strengths and passions while creating memories that last a lifetime. The July Patch of the Month encourages girls to step outside their comfort zone and pursue new adventures, developing an appreciation of their state along the way.
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. Girl Scouts is open to all girls in K-12. To learn more or join a local troop, visit www.nccoastalpines.org or call 800-284-4475.