Melinda Caroll

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Melinda Caroll
Birth name Linda Carol Smith
Born (1952-04-04) April 4, 1952 (age 62)
Origin Jacksonville, Florida, U.S.
Occupation(s) Singer, composer, producer
Years active 1970–present
Website gsmusic.com

Melinda Caroll (born April 4, 1952, Jacksonville, Florida) is a singer, composer, record producer, recording artist, and lifetime Member of Girl Scouts. She has created and produced music for Girl Scouts since 1989. During that time she has received multiple honors for her Girl Scouts-inspired music, including Woman of Distinction, The Thanks Badge, National Song Leader for Girl Scouts of the USA and induction into the Girl Scout Council of Hawaii Alumnae Hall of Fame. Her music CD and songbook series, Girl Scouts' Greatest Hits, with the newest releases, Volume 10, Make the World a Better Place and Volume 11, Amazing Daisies, is a musical resource for Girl Scouts.[citation needed]

One Warm Coat Project[edit]

One Warm Coat started out in 1992 as a Thanksgiving Weekend coat drive in San Francisco. Since then, more than 1 Million coats have been donated in thousands of local communities across North America. The "warm coats" theme came about when Caroll was asked by One Warm Coat to create a theme song about the charitable project.

Girl Scout Music[edit]

"My magical journey with Girl Scout Music, began with a song I wrote in 1989 in 30 minutes, called "We Change the World." After that, I began working with a 22-girl choir, Na Hokulele, for seven years and was also the leader of my daughter's Girl Scout Troop #755 for eight years. This all led to the development and release of my first CD, Girl Scouts Greatest Hits, Vol 1, We Change the World in 1997. Our music series was born out of my own frustration at trying to find quality recordings of age-appropriate, relevant songs and music for my girls. Since I was already a professional singer-songwriter it was natural for me to compose new songs to fulfill that need."

—Melinda Caroll

Melinda has performed live before hundreds of thousands of Girl Scouts and played for distinguished guests including members of the United States Congress, Secretary of State, Colin Powell and members of the President's cabinet when her song, Every Girl, Everywhere, debuted at the Girl Scouts' 90th Birthday celebration Gala at the National Building Museum in Washington DC on March 12, 2002.

In 2012, her composition Ignite was chosen as theme song for the 100th Anniversary Celebration of Girl Scouts USA.{https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PWmft9Mqy_w} <Girl Scouts of the Nation's Capital>

Caroll is a lifetime member of Girl Scouts of the U.S.A. She resides in Honolulu, HI.

Discography[edit]

Year Album
1989 Road to Paradise
1994 Great Fires of Our Time
1995 The Giving Tree
1997 We Change the World, Vol. 1
1998 The Wind Beneath Our Wings, Vol. 2
1999 A World of Peace
2000 Brownies Growing Strong, Vol. 3
2001 Celebrate Together, Vol. 4
2002 Camp Songs for Every Girl, Everywhere, Vol. 5
2002 Pele’s Dream
2003 Little Happy Campers, Vol. 6
2004 We Are Family, Vol. 7
2005 Fur, Feathers and Fun, Vol. 8
2006 The Highlights, Vol. 9
2008 Make the World a Better Place, Vol. 10
2009 Amazing Daisies, Vol. 11

Awards[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hoku's - Female Vocalist of the Year". Hawaii-music.com. Retrieved 2009-10-16. 

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