In the Know with the CEO News October 2012

Rusine Mitchell Sinclair
CEO, Girl Scouts – North Carolina Coastal Pines Council

Happy new Girl Scout Program Year and welcome to 2012-2013!

Join us at the Heritage Day Quilt Auction and Boutique on Saturday, October 6, for a benefit for our council and for the Capital Quilters Guild. The boutique featuring small quilted and holiday craft items opens at 10 a.m. The live auction of fabulous quilts donated by Capital Quilters Guild members starts at 2 p.m. Girl Scouts are encouraged to come in uniform! If you bought a raffle ticket for the Heritage Day Raffle Quilt, this is the day you'll see if you won! In honor of our 100th anniversary, we've been chosen as the Quilters Charity Partner, and they would love to see us there! It all takes place at the Historic Oak View County Park, 4028 Carya Drive, Raleigh. (Take the Poole Road exit off of I-440.)

Calling all volunteers! Volunteers, you are the lifeblood of Girl Scouting, so please register and join us at Volunteer Appreciation Day on Saturday, October 6, at Camp Mu-Sha-Ni: And the Winner Is...

Our annual Fall Product Sale, What Can A Girl Do? , starts October 12. Girls can sell magazine subscriptions, nuts and chocolates to earn proceeds for their troop and earn lots of great patches and recognitions. And, donations will be collected for Treats for Troops to be delivered to military troops worldwide.

Some new website offerings: three new videos and one alumnae bio.

  • The new STEM video highlights the fun Girl Scouts have with our STEM activities.
  • Next, you'll want to meet our two newest Innerviews, Liz Kiewiet and Nakia Stringfield, both from Cisco.
  • And last, but not least, Patsy Brison from Asheville is our latest Girl Scout Raising the Bar. A former Assistant City Attorney, former council board president and former GSUSA board member, she is well worth meeting!

Attention State Fairgoers: We are partnering with a local businessman who runs a food trailer each year at the NC State Fair to add deep-fried Caramel deLites® to his menu of mini donuts. The Girl Scout cookie treat will be dipped in a special batter made specifically for our cookies and then deep fried and sprinkled with powdered sugar! Fairgoers can purchase deep-fried Girl Scout cookies from the bright yellow trailer on the curb of the Kiddieland section under the large oak trees. Just look for the “Deep Fried Girl Scout Cookies” banner.

Girl Scout Shops - shop in person or online

If you haven't seen some of the wonderful, new things for fall in the Girl Scout Shops, you are really missing something. Come in and see new T-shirts, charms, earrings, key chains, and socks for girls of all ages.

CPR training for teen girls

CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) training is now required in order to graduate from high school, starting with the graduating class of 2015. As always, Girl Scouts are already a step ahead, and we have already scheduled three teen CPR classes. Their schedule is on page 12 of the new GO! magazine.

The Girl Scout Specialty License Plate

We must collect orders from the first 300 people who want to purchase the plate. (It's a tax-deductible $30 charge above the cost of a regular plate: $10 goes to support the highway beautification project, and $20 goes to support Girl Scouting in North Carolina!) All the details are on our website, and you can complete your order through C.O.R.E. (Council Online Registration Entry). You can also complete the order form and mail it to Raleigh.

Cookie University is back!

Register for the 2nd Annual Girl Scout Cookie University October 13 at Campbell University (Buies Creek). Girls can attend a variety of interactive break-out sessions taught by real business professionals and "cookie experts." Register today!

Have a great October as we start a brand-new Girl Scout year!