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Girl Scouts find a place to call home

Saturday's open house is open to families, featuring kid activities, giveaways, special discounts at the retail store and more. (Source: WECT) Saturday's open house is open to families, featuring kid activities, giveaways, special discounts at the retail store and more. (Source: WECT)
The North Carolina Coastal Pines unit cut the ribbon for their brand new office on Shipyard Blvd. (Source: WECT) The North Carolina Coastal Pines unit cut the ribbon for their brand new office on Shipyard Blvd. (Source: WECT)
WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) -

After nearly two years of preparation, local Girl Scouts finally have a place to call home. 

The North Carolina Coastal Pines unit cut the ribbon for their brand new office on Shipyard Blvd.

The facility will serve more than 150 troops from Pender, Brunswick, and New Hanover County.

Previously local Girl Scouts didn't have an office, so girls had to order uniforms and patches online.

"The girls can come in and see what opportunities they have and pick their journey books and girl guides to girl scouting, as well as uniforms," said Tracey Sternberg, Coastal Pines Chief Development Officer. "They can try them on and know that they've got the right thing when they leave." 

The facility also provides enough space for sleep overs and other events for large troops in the area. 

Friday's ribbon cutting was only open to adults, but Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., girls from all over South Eastern North Carolina are welcome to tour the new facility and enjoy a fair with food and inflatable's. 

Sternberg hopes to see some new faces at the event tomorrow, thanks to the new facility. 

"We really believe that having a facility such as this is going to enhance the Girl Scout experience for girls in this area. It will provide training opportunities, program opportunities, as well as office space for our local staff. We hope this enhanced experience will allow us to grow our presence down here," Sternberg said.

Saturday's open house is open to families, featuring kid activities, giveaways, special discounts at the retail store and more!
Location: 2250 Shipyard Blvd., Suite 3.

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