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Frequent Questions about Shepherd’s Girls

Some of our most commonly asked questions are answered below. Not answered? Please Contact Us.

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What are some of your activities?

We have a wide range of activities in the typical year.


Examples of service projects are serving at With Love From Jesus or Hand of Hope, serving at the 360 Pastor's Conference at The Shepherd’s Church, Operation Christmas Child, Christmas caroling (typically at an assisted living facility), making no-sew fleece blankets, stuffing Teddy Bears, making cards, outdoor cleanup, etc.


Examples of outdoor activities include family camp, horseback riding, high ropes (mid/high only), park days, disc golf, mid/high camps, bonfire and s-mores, etc.


Examples of social activities include mother/daughter, father/daughter, roller-skating, field games, unit parties, bowling, game nights, Christmas party, picnics, and our annual reformation day celebration, etc.

Why Flock 1210?

Having operated for 8 years as Troop NC1210, we feel it's important to maintain a tie to that identity which has become well known in the community as we have engaged and served. Accordingly, we continue to use NC1210 or simply 1210 as our organizational number. The number 1210 ("twelve-ten") comes from Romans 12:10:

Be devoted to one another in love.
Honor one another above yourselves.
Romans 12:10 (NIV)

This verse continues to represent our commitment to selfless service.

How are girls divided?/What ages do you serve?

Girls ages 5 to 18 make up our membership. To best provide an age-appropriate program, we utilize four levels:

Topaz (Early Elementary K-2)

Our youngest members playfully engage in new experiences together, including flock-wide activities such as service projects, outdoor activities, and exploring new skills.

Sapphire (Upper Elementary 3-5)

Upper elementary members continue to enjoy energetic activities and social time while beginning to engage in leadership opportunities serving the flock. As their abilities and skills increase, the girls learn value in compassion for others.

Emerald (Middle 6-8)

Middle school is a time of transition. Girls in this group begin their shift from leader-organized activities to an adult-facilitated, girl-organized program. More outdoor activities at the unit level are offered to allow for deeper discipleship and growth in skills.

Diamond (High 9-12)

Building on the fundamentals of the program, high school age girls have increased leadership opportunities, both within the flock and in their unit. They seek to do challenging activities while enjoying fellowship together and preparing to transition to independent life as an adult.

Squads and Small Groups

In the elementary levels, we further organize into squads to ensure a small group setting that can provide a valuable experience to each girl. Middle and high school girls use a patrol method, wherein they are organized into several smaller groups with girl leadership.

Girls of all ages routinely interact with each other as a part of flock-wide programming as well as in opportunities for peer mentorship.

When are meetings?

Regular meetings are at The Shepherd’s Church on Monday evenings. The entire flock comes together at 6:15-6:30 for the opening assembly, to include flag ceremony, devotion, and announcements, with a monthly birthday recognition and a monthly servant's heart recognition.

Elementary (Topaz/Sapphire) meets until 7:30. They spend this hour having a social time to include ice-breakers, games, etc.; badge time; and discipleship time in which they dig deeper into the devotion taught during opening assembly.

Mid/High (Emerald/Diamond) meets until 8:00 pm. They spend this hour and a half with discipleship time, digging deeper into the devotion; badge time; and social and leadership time.

Worth Far Above Rubies
Flock 1210: Shepherd’s Girls is a ministry of The Shepherd’s Church of Cary, NC.
6051 Tryon Rd., Cary, NC 27518

Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves. Romans 12:10 (NIV)

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