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Back You are here: Home Features Events and Features Life on the Island Girl Scouts Attend N.C. Coastal Pine’s 2012 Camporee at Camp Pretty Pond this past Weekend

Girl Scouts Attend N.C. Coastal Pine’s 2012 Camporee at Camp Pretty Pond this past Weekend

Last weekend 15 members of Carolina Beach’s Troop 1204 attended Girl Scouts North Carolina Coastal Pine’s “2012 Camporee” at Camp Pretty Pond in Brunswick County. Campers enjoyed setting up camps, a day full of fun activities with fellow girls scouts and a popular favorite, catching frogs! 
The girls brought home new relationships with fellow members, survival skills, a boost of confidence and memories to last a lifetime. 2012 also marks the 100th year of Girl Scouting. As members celebrate a century of leadership, fun, and friendship, the organization is setting out to ensure that every girl has the opportunity to reach her fullest leadership potential. Two-thirds of our nation's most accomplished women in public service, business, science, education, the arts, and community life were Girl Scouts. And virtually every female astronaut who has flown in space got her start here. Mae Jemison, the first African American woman in space, was a Girl Scout. So was Sandra Day O'Connor, the first woman to sit on the Supreme Court of the United States. Dr. Drew Gilpin Faust, the first female president of Harvard University, and Katie Couric, the first woman to anchor a network evening newscast, both began their careers in Girl Scouting. And 59 million other former Girl Scouts have their own success stories to tell. One girl can make a difference; girls together can change the world. If you are interested in finding a Troop in your area visit www.nccoastalpines.org/.