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Girl Scouts - North Carolina Coastal Pines 2008 | 2009 Annual Report

Building girls of courage, confidence, and character who make t h e w o r l d a b e t t e r p l a c e . This powerful mission remains true to the spirit of Girl Scouting, raising strong, confident young women while reflecting the changing needs of today’s girls. D i s c o v e r i n g , C o n n e c t i n g , a n d Ta k i n g A c t i o n are keys to the Girl Scout Leadership Experience, a life-long journey that builds qualities such as self-esteem, positive values, critical thinking, community spirit, and the ability to inspire and take action. From the very beginning, Girl Scouts has been about developing girls’ leadership…to lead with courage when they speak out on issues they care about, lead with confidence when they make the most of their strengths, and lead with character when they act with integrity and compassion. As we approach our 100th Anniversary in 2012, the Girl Scout Leadership Experience is fast becoming an indispensable part of every girl’s journey from childhood to womanhood.

Girl Scouts – North Carolina Coastal Pines


s one of more than 100 Girl Scout councils chartered by Girl Scouts of the USA, Girl Scouts – North Carolina Coastal Pines serves 42,312 girl and adult members in 41 central and eastern North Carolina counties. With corporate headquarters in Raleigh, regional service centers in Fayetteville and Goldsboro, six camp properties, and countless partners, our council’s capacity continues to increase – to serve more girls, reach out to underserved populations, recruit and retain more volunteers, offer more relevant and engaging programs, and address critical issues facing our communities. Our counties Beaufort Bladen Brunswick Carteret Chatham Columbus Craven Cumberland Duplin Durham Edgecombe Franklin Granville Greene

Halifax Harnett Hoke Johnston Jones Lee Lenoir Martin Moore Nash New Hanover Northampton Onslow Orange

Pamlico Pender Person Pitt Richmond Robeson Sampson Scotland Vance Wake Warren Wayne Wilson

Challenging times bring out the best in people. Great companies have been founded, and the test of such times can provide leaders with unique opportunities. For Girl Scouts – North Carolina Coastal Pines, there was no better time than 2008-2009 to demonstrate leadership in action. Our council has accomplished much in two short years since our historic merger. More girls of every background and geography are Girl Scouts, more adults are volunteering, girls get to do extraordinary things, and our financial position is strong. Our success is due to collective leadership – of more than 9,900 adult volunteers, donors and partners, staff – and more than 32,000 girls who provide leadership in their communities today, not waiting for tomorrow. Since 1912, Girl Scouts has been about leadership. Together with Girl Scouts of the USA, we will develop strategic priorities for future success and growth. How can we expand volunteer leadership, better engage community leadership, and ensure that leadership experiences of girls today translate into greater leadership roles tomorrow? As we address these issues, our mission and profound impact on girls’ lives will guide us. Our foundation is solid. The future rests with continued leadership of each of us. Thank you – to our donors, volunteers and friends. Your support will ensure that Girl Scouts – North Carolina Coastal Pines continues to thrive.


MARTHA A. WEBB Board Chair

Affecting a girl’s life Girl Scouts is for all girls. Girls from kindergarten through high school of every background, racial/ethnic group, socioeconomic group and geography are Girl Scouts. In 2008-2009, our council served 32,388 girls in 1,975 troops and groups in the 41 central and eastern North Carolina counties. Reflecting the rich diversity of our communities, 50% of our girl members identified themselves as racially or ethnically diverse. Creating an inclusive Girl Scout community is one of our highest priorities. By removing barriers and meeting girls’ needs through financial assistance, we bring the benefits of Girl Scouts to 16,688 girls, 52% of our membership, who could not otherwise participate. In this way, girls from under-resourced families and communities – such as isolated rural areas, public housing communities, alternative schools, and immigrant communities – can experience the life-changing opportunities provided by Girl Scouting.

Enriching a girl’s life


rom camping outside under the stars to learning how to run her own business, today’s Girl Scout gets to do it all. Girl-driven and reflecting the needs and interests of today’s girls, Girl Scouting develops strong leadership skills and provides extraordinary opportunities – to travel the world, learn twenty-first century business skills, prepare for a high-tech future, and discover the fun, friendship and power of girls together. In 2008-2009, 320 council program opportunities and trainings served 15,027 girls – as well as 6,031 adults and family members – from 37 counties. > Camp Mary Atkinson was host to Discover the Leader in You! Leadership Camp. Developed in partnership with the Women’s Leadership Council (WLC) of United Way of the Greater Triangle, the week-long residential camp provided 37 Girl Scouts and girls from other organizations with opportunities to explore their personal values, leadership styles, and leadership in action – all while experiencing the magic of camp. The last day was spent at Meredith College with 50 WLC members who guided the first steps of their leadership action plans. > The year began with the launch on IBM’s campus of the InnerView: Women in Technology Podcasts, sponsored by IBM, and ended with a preview of the fifth podcast in the series, held at Lenovo. The series focuses on North Carolina women in science, engineering, technology and mathematics (STEM) – an ER doctor, executive at Lenovo, patent holder from IBM, and founders of a video production company and an engineering firm – who share with girls what it takes to work in a STEM field.

> Thanks to a three-year Student Science Enrichment Program grant from the Burroughs Wellcome Fund, Design and Discover, a hands-on engineering and technology project to encourage middle and high school girls’ experiences in STEM, will kick off in six schools in five of our council’s most economically distressed counties. Based on a curriculum developed by Intel, Design and Discover will create a supportive afterschool STEM learning environment for 120 girls, and provide a residential camp experience and year-round mentoring by STEM professionals. > Take a Walk on the Wild Side, made possible through funding from Lockheed Martin, allowed girls to explore our state’s indigenous plants while focusing on conservation. Guided by horticulturalists, environmental scientists from area universities, and environmental education centers, girls developed a keen environmental awareness through participation in year-round activities that included construction of a native plant garden.

> Microsoft Windows joined forces with Girl Scouts to create LMK (text speak for “let me know”) – an online safety resource where girls are the technology experts on subjects like cyberbullying, predators and social networking. This girlled campaign allows girls to share their online concerns and empowers them to become leaders and advocates for the safe and responsible use of technology. In addition to receiving funding, Girl Scouts – North Carolina Coastal Pines was honored to have five girls selected to serve on an 18-girl national editorial board. > Directions: Youth Development Outcomes of the Camp Experience, the largest study of camper outcomes ever conducted in the USA, concludes that children who attend camp experience marked growth in key areas. Ask 2,100+ campers who attended one of our four resident camps, or 1,300+ campers who attended one of our 18 day camps, and we bet they’ll just say camp is fun. When sailing, surfing, horseback riding, or taking high adventure trips are on the itinerary, who wouldn’t? As Girl Scouting’s 100th anniversary approaches, our council sponsored its annual journey to the Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace in Savannah, the historic home of our founder. In developing the Girl Scout movement in the USA, Low encouraged girls of all backgrounds to prepare not only for traditional homemaking, but also for future roles as professionals and active citizens. Now the largest leadership organization for girls in the world, Girl Scouting has grown to 3.7 million members and has profoundly influenced more than 50 million members since 1912.

Rewarding a girl’s life


his year, 502 Girl Scout Juniors earned the Girl Scout Bronze Award and 215 Girl Scout Cadettes earned the Girl Scout Silver Award. In addition, 48 Girl Scout Seniors and Ambassadors achieved the highest award in Girl Scouting, the Girl Scout Gold Award, recognizing outstanding accomplishment in leadership development, community service, career exploration, and personal growth and discovery. Congratulations to all of our Girl Scout award recipients for meeting personal challenges and achieving their goals while serving our community. 2008 – 2009 Girl Scout Gold Award Recipients Katherine Absher Sarah Biscoe Jillian Bissett Brittany Bowen Katherine Boyette Lauren Britt Sarah Campbell Cara Beth Carr Elizabeth Casey Marianne Cook Julie Crimmins Andrea Cupit

Lauren Daughtry Ann Margaret Dietrich Emily Gleason Krystal Goude Tierra Green Caroline Harrison Elizabeth Hilliard Madison Inebnit Kathryn Kehoe Sarah Kline Catharine Kosinski

Jennifer Kueffer Kayla Lane Katherine Lewis Erin Lineberger Kami Mainwaring Rachel McCloskey Katie McIlmoyle Stuart Montgomery Emily Northington Lauren Norton Charlotte Pate Elizabeth Poer

Giselle Pymento Nicole Rogerson Morgan Ross Anna Simmons Charlotte Tatum Caitlin Tremper Amber Walston Miranda Wiggins Kristi Wiley Megan Willey Kara Williams Christina Williams Michelle Yanik


Congratulations to our 2009 Top Sellers: Jennifer Pate, Alexis Scott, and Megan Young Dating back to 1917 when Girl Scouts began selling home-baked cookies, the Girl Scout Cookie Sale Program has become a successful way for Girl Scouts to practice leadership and life skills such as goal setting, money management, and teamwork – while helping our troops and local council achieve our goals. All of the proceeds from our cookie activities remain in our council, and this revenue is used to benefit girls, both directly by remaining in troop treasuries and indirectly by subsidizing the cost of providing Girl Scouting throughout our 41 counties. With 2.5 million boxes sold – an average of 198 boxes per girl – the 2009 cookie sale was a tremendous success. The sale grossed $8.9 million and troops earned more than $1.3 million in proceeds. More than 1,300 girls qualified for the annual Superstar Destinations for girls who sell 400+ boxes of cookies.

The Girl Scout Promise On my honor, I will try: To serve God and my country, To help people at all times, And to live by the Girl Scout Law.

Guiding a girl’s life


irl Scout volunteers are a vital part of a special organization—one that changes the lives of girls. This past year, our 9,924 adult members – a 2% increase over the prior year – contributed thousands of hours of service. Whether working directly or indirectly with girls or on a short-term or long-term basis, our volunteers receive guidance and support to fulfill their volunteer roles. During 2008-2009, our council provided more than 183 learning opportunities for 1,265 volunteers. In appreciation of their service, our council annually recognizes and celebrates volunteers. Congratulations, and our most sincere appreciation, to 2008-2009’s recipients of Girl Scouting’s highest adult awards: > 2008-2009 THANKS BADGE II – LINDA HSIAO > 2008-2009 BOARD CHAIR EXCELLENCE AWARD – ELAINE KLAPPROTH R.P. HOLDING FOUNDATION and THE HOLDING FAMILY

The Girl Scout Law I will do my best to be honest and fair, friendly and helpful, considerate and caring, courageous and strong, and responsible for what I say and do, and to respect myself and others, respect authority, use resources wisely, make the world a better place, and be a sister to every Girl Scout.

Girl Scouts - North Carolina Coastal Pines, Inc. and Girl Scouts - North Carolina Coastal Pines Endowment, Inc. CONDENSED COMBINED STATEMENT OF FINANCIAL POSITION September 30, 2009

ASSETS Current Assets Cash and Cash Equivalents Accounts Receivable Pledges Receivable Inventory Prepaid Expenses Total Current Assets Net Property & Equipment Other Assets Long-Term Pledges Receivable Investments Total Other Assets

Total Assets

$4,822,097 49,876 367,633 185,358 97,403 5,522,367 7,245,499 98,331 3,958,481 4,056,812


LIABILITIES AND NET ASSETS Liabilities Accounts Payable Accrued Payroll Deferred Revenues Accrued Leave Custodial Accounts Total Current Liabilities Net Assets Unrestricted Temporarily Restricted Permanently Restricted Total Net Assets

Total Liabilities & Net Assets

$188,950 150,256 35,000 111,947 123,298 609,451 15,488,371 487,679 239,177 16,215,227




Product Sales Program Fees Contributions United Way Retail Sales Investment Income Other Revenue

$5,264,735 760,158 569,322 424,944 254,697 104,940 15,665



10.3% 7.7%




Program Services


Management & General




$6,766,201 89.5% 6.5%




Board of Directors OCTOBER 2 0 0 9 – MARCH 2 0 1 0


Martha A. Webb

Beverly Wyckoff

Jean Gordon Carter

Chair Community Volunteer

Third Vice Chair Community Volunteer

Bernadette Spong

Harold Keen

Treasurer Attorney and Partner Hunton and Williams

First Vice Chair Chief Financial Officer, Rex Healthcare

Fourth Vice Chair President and CEO, KS Bank

Joyce Mitchell

Second Vice Chair CEO and Founder, The Mourning Group

Laura Simmons Hulsey

Secretary Commercial Banker, RBC Commercial Markets Rusine Mitchell Sinclair

Chief Executive Officer MEMBERS

Emily H. Andrews

Bonnie Hancock

Dawn Morris

Community Volunteer

Executive Director, Enterprise Risk Management Initiative North Carolina State University

Community Volunteer

Lucy Austin

Registered Nurse Roanoke Rapids School System

Colleen Kosinski

District Administrator/Child Advocate Guardian ad Litem Program

Monica Barnes

Community Affairs Director WTVD ABC 11

Dechen Lama

Vaughn Berry-Daniel, GRI

Broker First Wilson Properties, Inc.

Junior, Leesville Road High School Raleigh Debra Laughery

Vice President of Public Relations WakeMed Health & Hospitals

Andi Curtis

Public Affairs Manager Timer Warner Cable

Michelle Lewis

Community Volunteer

Sandra Fain

Jhalia Myers

Senior, Hillside High School Morrisville Fran O'Sullivan

Senior Vice President, Product Group Lenovo Jim Peterson

Manager Research Solutions Consulting, LLC Marywalker Romanus

Owner HighTech Accessory Items, Inc. Gwynn T. Swinson

Community Volunteer

Lucy Maynor Lowry

Community Volunteer

Melanie Wade Goodwin

Chief Financial Officer Robeson Health Care Corporation

Ben Waldrep

Attorney/Legislator NC House of Representatives

Damita McDougall

Emily Davis Etheridge Hamre

Junior, Greenfield School Wilson

Vice President Application Services IBM Corporation Lady McLean

Community Volunteer Annette Moore

Special Counsel Orange County Government

Community Volunteer Irma Yacono

Office Manager North Raleigh Internal Medicine Rebecca Christian

Ex-Officio Chair, Board Development Committee Retired

Girl Scouts - North Carolina Coastal Pines

2008-2009 GS-NCCP Annual Report  

2008-2009 GS-NCCP Annual Report

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