Our GS-NCCP Community Updates
Dear Girl Scout families, 
Girl Scouts may look different than it did a few short weeks ago but I am thrilled to hear and see how our girls are continuing to connect with one another online, how our troop leaders are offering virtual troop meetings, and how Girl Scouts continue to make our world a better place in their homes and neighborhoods and in their local communities. Girls and families need the support, consistency, and community Girl Scouts can provide, now more than ever. And we continue to see fantastic engagement with the council’s virtual troop meetings, online videos and events, Facebook Live and more. Please read on for additional opportunities to keep your Girl Scout doing what she loves.

Girl Scouting at Home
Have you had the opportunity to check out our,  Girl Scouting at Home  page? There are tons of resources on there to keep your G.I.R.L engaged with some fun and learning activities. They can engage in Virtual Troop Meetings and Digital G.I.R.L which has a collection of activities. Volunteers, we didn’t leave you out, there are virtual trainings and enrichments. You can also check out our brand-new Girl Scouting at Home patch program, and we have created a version for adults as well as our first adult patch program! We would love for you to share your Girl Scouting at Home experience with us by using the hashtag #OurGSNCCPCommunity. 

Instagram: @GSNCCP  

Each Thursday join our Program Team on Girl Scouts - North Carolina Coastal Pines at 3:15 p.m. for Facebook Live. Girl Scouts continues to roll out fun and innovative ways for our G.I.R.L.s to stay engaged. Last week, we had an amazing outside adventure. Don’t miss out this week and feel free to share our Facebook Live opportunity with others! 
 
Our Program Team is also introducing other amazing opportunities for girls to stay connected through Virtual Journeys ! If you would like to participate please sign your G.I.R.L up by clicking one of the links below.  

Virtual TechnoQuest (VTQ)
VTQ is an exciting new opportunity for Girl Scout Juniors, Cadettes, Seniors and Ambassadors to explore STEM concepts and careers in a virtual manner Girl Scout style. Each girl who signs up will receive a VTQ box with everything she needs to join in on a virtual workshop! This week-long virtual event kicks off with the STEM Expert Panel on Monday, April 27 th . Throughout the week, each level will participate in one STEM workshop designed especially for them while exploring Citizen Science and sharing their discoveries during daily Citizen Science Hub chats. Virtual TechnoQuest ends on Saturday, May 2 nd  with a debriefing session followed by the VTQ 2020 Highlight Video release and watch party! Register for VTQ through MYGS .

National Volunteer Month 
Girl Scouts – North Carolina Coastal Pines is so grateful for all of our volunteers. April is National Volunteer Month and we will be honoring our volunteers virtually all month long. To our Girl Scout volunteers—thank you so much for making a difference in the lives of girls.  Even if you can’t see them in person right now, here are a couple of ways families can show you care:
  • Call or video chat with them!
  • Personalize one of the predesigned card templates, one for younger girls and one for older girls. Add a straight-from-the-heart message then text or email it to your volunteers. They’ll love hearing how they’ve made a difference in your life!
 
Girl Scouts Give  
A huge shout-out to our troops and volunteers for a successful first year of Girl Scouts Give! Replacing Family Partnership, Girl Scouts Give is a new fundraising campaign and patch program that teaches girls about philanthropy and encourages them to support their sister Girl Scouts through investments of their time, talent and treasure and to recognize that they are part of a larger council and movement. Over 100 troops and over 20 areas participated in the inaugural year. Area reward winners will be announced this week and troops who fulfill their pledges by April 30 will receive their rewards next month. To learn more about the program,  visit our website  or email  GirlScoutsGive@nccoastalpines.org .
 
Census 2020
It is Census time and as part of our civic engagement, we encourage Girl Scout families to participate. The Census is used to allocate more than $600 billion dollars each year in federal funds to states and communities, which includes providing resources to schools and hospitals.

You can participate by phone or mail, and you can also complete the 2020 Census online in English or 12 other languages and find assistance in many more. Per the Census Bureau, they kindly remind us that all answers are confidential and only for the Census Bureau use. This is your chance not only to shape your future but North Carolina's future.  You can start here.   

We know these are challenging times, and we also know that we will get through them together. Thank you for your continued engagement with Girl Scouts.

Yours in Girl Scouting, 
Lisa Jones 
CEO 
Girl Scouts – North Carolina Coastal Pines 
Girl Scouts - North Carolina Coastal Pines
6901 Pinecrest Road
Raleigh, NC 27613