Rusine Mitchell Sinclair
CEO, Girl Scouts – North Carolina Coastal Pines Council
November is the month of Thanksgiving, so it's always a wonderful moment for us to stop and take time to give thanks for all of our many blessings -- and for all Girl Scouts to say "thank you" to our fabulous volunteers. Those hard-working women and men are so important to our mission, and we are so thankful for their many gifts.
November is also the month of TechnoQuest and Duke Dance Day – and the time our Fall Product Sale orders are due. We need all orders in by November 4, so we can start getting the nut and candy orders out after Thanksgiving. If you haven't had the chance to buy some of the goodies to give as holiday gifts or to renew your magazine subscriptions -- and benefit Girl Scouting at the same time -- you have less than a week to do it!
Get your Girl Scout Specialty License Plate!
Time is running out to order your own Girl Scout Specialty License Plate! We must collect the first 300 orders before the plate can be created. The additional $30 charge is tax-deductible: $10 goes to support highway beautification, and $20 goes to support North Carolina Girl Scouts. Details are on our website. Order through C.O.R.E. (Council Online Registration Entry), or complete the order form and mail it to Raleigh with your check. The Girl Scout plate won't even be designed until we send the DMV the first 300 paid orders -- so, the sooner you order yours, the sooner we can all get them!
Something new: Daisy's Dozen Troop Program Assessment Tool gives our Girl Scout troops guidelines to help them receive an enriching Girl Scout Leadership Experience. And for those wanting an extra challenge: troops can work on six bonus steps to attain Daisy's Dozen Elite Troop status. Only 12 troops each year (two from each grade level) will attain "Elite" status.
By the way, if you haven't yet visited the Girl Scout Exhibit, "At the Speed of a Girl - Celebrating 100 Years of Girl Scouting," at the NC Museum of History in downtown Raleigh, make plans to get there before it closes in early January!
P.S. All Council offices and shops will be closed November 22-25 in honor of Thanksgiving.
P.P.S. The 2013 Cookie Sale Program starts January 5. Are you ready?