WINTER 2010

Discover >> Connect >> Take Action
Glennah, a Girl Scout Junior, Discovered, Connected and Took Action
 
by making a difference in her community by helping a local Golden Retriever rescue center.  She earned her Girl Scout Bronze Award while doing it. Click here to read her story...
A Unique Way to Retain Older Girls  
 
CSAW, Cadette, Senior and Ambassador Weekend.  Last year CSAW offered more than twenty activities and an opportunity for over 100 older girls to get together, learn something new and complete award prerequisites.  Click here for more information...
 
Leadership Development Pin and "Leaves" Quick Tips
 
It's not just girls who can earn awards.  Troop volunteers can earn the Leadership Development Pin.  Your Service Unit Recognition Manager will probably remind you to complete the form to apply for the pin and for "leaves," which signify additional training.  Click here for more information...
Girl Scout Wins the Violet Richardson Award
 
Lauren from Placerville was awarded the Soroptimist International of Cameron Park 2010 Violet Richardson award for her volunteer achievement.  The Violet Richardson Award recognizes young women such as Lauren who make their community and the world a better place.  Click here to read the winning announcement... 
Girl Scout Volunteers Recognized for Outstanding Service
 
Girl Scouts Heart of Central California held its Annual Meeting on Feb. 6 and recognized volunteers for their outstanding service.  Click here to check out who won an award...
Recognition of Excellence
 
Girl Scouts who have earned their Girl Scout Silver, Girl Scout Gold and Girl Scouts Heart of Central California Rose Awards will be receiving them at the Recognition of Excellence ceremonies in May 2010.  All graduating Seniors will also have the opportunity to be recognized.  Girls will be invited to choose from two ceremonies, Sunday, May 16 at the Double Tree Hotel in Sacramento, or Sunday may 23 at the Modesto council office.  In mid-April invitations will be mailed to Girl Scouts who have earned these awards.  please call if an invitation is not received by May 7.  It is mandatory for girls to RSVP to participate in the ceremony of their choosing.  Troop leaders, parents and advisors are encouraged to attend in support of their girls.  Please see the invitations that the girls will receive for details or e-mail us for more information at silveraward@girlscoutshcc.org or goldaward@girlscoutshcc.org.

 

Super Star Service Units 
 
As we work together towards bringing Girl Scouts to every girl, we set a goal to increase the number of girls we serve.  This year we are working towards serving 2% more girls than last year.  Thank you to all the volunteers putting forth so much time and energy to make this happen! We appreciate you!  Click here to see a list of Super Star Service Units...
Let's Have Fun This Summer 
 
Check out the events calendar online March 15 for program happening through September 30, 2010 and plan your summer now.  Click here for a description of the various summer camps we have to offer...
Is Your Troop Planning a Trip? 
 
If the girls in the troop are interested in planning a trip for 3 or more nights and/or 250 miles, then this is called Extended Troop Travel and girls and adults need to attend Trip Planning.  For most of our council, Disneyland or Sea World in San Diego fall under the extended travel criteria because of the mileage.  Travel request forms need to be submitted at least 4 months prior to travel for domestic trips and up to one year in advance for international travel.  Additional insurance must be purchased; you can obtain more information about this from the council insurance specialist in the main council office.  If you need more information about Extended Troop Travel, please contact the travel consultant at the main council office, 800-322-4475.
destinations and Older Girls 
 
Did you know that travel across the US and the world is available to girls through the destinations program?  Just go to www.studio2b.org/escape/destinations and explore all the travel possibilities available to older girls.  To make your selected destination possible, our council has received a grant from GSUSA to help defray some of the program fees.  Contact the program department at 800-322-4475 for details and deadlines. 

Due to Instructor Constraints, We are not able to Offer Basic Lifeguard Training This Year

However, if you want to become a certified Lifeguard, we have a process in place to help you. Check with your local Recreation and Park district, community college or community pool for their ARC Basic Lifeguard course offerings. Successfully complete that course and contact liz.williams@girlscoutshcc.org for details regarding adding Waterfront Lifeguard certification. The Waterfront Lifeguard certification is needed if you plan to guard at a lake, river or stream. The Waterfront Lifeguard certification is a 5 hour course and is good for 3 years. Please contact Liz Williams if you have further questions.

Uniquely Me! Grant Volunteers Needed!
 
Girl Scouts Heart of Central California is seeking volunteers to help implement the Uniquely Me! curriculum for outreach troops throughout our council. Opportunities will be available in Modesto and Merced though the end of March, and in Sacramento, Woodland and Stockton through the end of April. If you are interested, please contact Anne Eychaner, Director of Outreach anne.eychaner@girlscoutshcc.org.

Look for Girl Scouts from your Council on Next Year's Cookie Material
 
Girl Scouts Heart of Central California was chosen by the Girl Scout Cookie baker to take part in a photo shoot for all printed material for the 2011 Girl Scout cookie season.  Click here to view photos from the photo shoot and to read more...
 
Let's Go Camping!
 
Spring is here, and Girl Scout thoughts turn to outdoor fun. Our outdoor classes are designed to give you the skills, knowledge and confidence to enjoy outdoor activities with girls. Register for one of the many outdoor classes available to Girl Scout volunteers. You don't have to be a leader to take these classes, others often serve as the troop camp trained person for a troop. Click here for the Adult Education Guide...
Click here for a list of outdoor classes...
Thank Your Girl Scout Leaders! 
 
April 22, 2010 is declared "Girl Scout Leader's Day." Click here for more information...