HAPPY NEW GIRL SCOUT YEAR!
The official Girl Scout membership year begins October 1. Here's wishing you and your girls a year full of new adventures, fun, and friendship.
GSCCC Fundraising Event, Fork It Over,
to benefit Camp Arnaz!
October 28 from 6-9 pm
Palm Garden Hotel, Thousand Oaks
Fork It Over is a Girl Scout Cookie culinary competition that will feature savory appetizers and sweet desserts made by noted chefs in our community. Attendees will be able to taste the entries, enjoy samplings of beverages from local vendors, and will receive a recipe book featuring the event entries. For more information and to purchase tickets, please go to www.forkitovergsccc.com. Please come and support our cherished Camp Arnaz!
GIRLS NIGHT OUT: Councilwide Success!
Over 500 girls and 150 adults joined Girl Scouts forming ~50 new troops during the two Friday Girls Night Out events. Thank you to the huge role that the SU volunteers played in these 24 events. We reached girls from over 500 different elementary schools. Watch for an evaluation survey in your email soon. Comments and/or questions? Contact: Karen Skole firstname.lastname@example.org
I CAN'T WAIT TO... REFER-A-FRIEND VOLUNTEER PROMOTION
During the month of November 2015, we are asking volunteers to recruit a friend to start a new K-5 troop. Every existing volunteer who recruits one to two new volunteers, will receive $50 each, for the Girl Scout online shop from GSUSA. Each new volunteer will receive a coupon code for a Volunteer Resource Pack. Don't miss this opportunity to be a part of the fun! Share now to get ready for November 1! girlscouts.org/inviteafriend Questions? Camille email@example.com
RE- REGISTER NOW FOR 2016 GIRL SCOUT YEAR
It's time for a new Girl Scout year-yes! Make sure to reach out to every fabulous girl in your troop to help them register and get ready to go for another year of Girl Scout FUN. Registering now will help get everyone organized and all set for adventures ahead!
And in case your troop isn't quite sure about coming back for more awesomeness, here are some easy, fun tips to remind everyone what Girl Scouts is all about.
- Bring up a great memory. Was there one adventure she was particularly thrilled about? Did she overcome a fear with her troop by her side? Did she learn a cool new skill? Remind her how many more amazing memories-in-the-making await her in the coming year!
- Let her know how much she'll be missed by all of her troop members who have already re-registered, and by you!
- Remind her about all the fun stuff she can be a part of: art, science, exploring the outdoors, sports, and other cool activities offered in your area.
- You might even send her a fun postcard with a troop photo to remind her of all the fun and friendship that's waiting.
Good luck, and as always, thank you for all the amazing things you do for girls every day. We can't wait for your troop to sign back up for another year of FUN!
Questions? Contact your Membership Manager or local Service Unit! We're here to support you.
DISCOVER, CONNECT, AND TAKE ACTION
UPCOMING PROGRAM EVENT HIGHLIGHTS
- Gauchos Women's Soccer, Santa Barbara, October 15
- Moonlight Madness, Girl Scout Star Party, Felton, October 16
- The Sound of Music, Ahmanson Theater, October 17
- LEGO Animal Robotics, Capitola, October 17
- Skating For Daisy's Girls, Santa Maria, October 25
- Girl Scout Star Party, San Luis Obispo, November 6
- Hooked on Fishing, Ventura, November 7
- Artist Legacy Badge Workshops, Goleta, November 7
- Girl Scouts visit Sea Star Stable, Watsonville, November 8
TRAVEL WITH GSCCC
A variety of travel experiences are available through the Girl Scouts. Girls interested in troop travel with council can visit several amazing places with other Girl Scouts. Here are a few upcoming trips where you can join us.
LONDON TO LUCERNE - JULY 2016
Visit two Girl Scout World Centres (London's Pax Lodge and the Swiss Chalet). We'll go to London, Paris and Lucerne, Switzerland. You'll earn patches and pins that can ONLY be had by attending these very special WAGGGS ceremonies onsite. We'll see the Eiffel Tower, Versaille (side trip), the London Eye, Big Ben, the Queen's palace and so much more!
SAVANNAH, GA - June 2016
Visit the birthplace of GSUSA and visit the homes of our founder - Juliette Gordon Low! You'll earn special patches and a unique Daisy Pin that can ONLY be earned at her beautifully restored home. Girls will also visit historic Fort Jackson, see the Atlantic ocean, eat with pirates, sail with dolphins and much more!
COSTA RICA - July 2017
Environmental service trip -- help the local economy and the rain forest of Costa Rica with other Girl Scouts. Plan ahead for this trip in two summers - join now to save $200 and start money earning now. This trip with allow girls to see monkeys, alligators, and much more. Kayaking, hiking and visiting with locals to learn their customs and folklore are highlights of this service-oriented trip to the jungle.
To find out more about these trips and the GSCCC Travel program in general, please visit the GSCCC Travel page.
For girls interested in individual travel (separate from their troops), the GSUSA destinations program is the way to go. Facilitated by Girl Scouts of the USA and hosted by individual Girl Scout councils, GSUSA, and contracted organizations, such as Outward Bound, Girl Scout destinations travel opportunities opens the door to a world of travel and life-changing experiences.
Girl Scouts destinations is a nationwide Girl Scout program that provides girls 11-17 with an opportunity to apply for a specific Girl Scout destination trip and meet other girls from across the street, across the country, or across the ocean, Girl Scout destinations offers girls leadership and cross-cultural opportunities through regional, national and international travel.
PRUDENTIAL SPIRIT OF COMMUNITY AWARD
Youth grades 5-12 as of November 3 who participated in a volunteer activity after September 1, 2014 are eligible to apply for a Prudential Spirit of Community Award. Youth may be recognized at the local, state, or even national level for their volunteer service! Go to the Prudential Spirit of Community Award website to find out more and to submit an application. When filling out your online application, direct it to GSCCC Council Contact Melissa Baffa at firstname.lastname@example.org
VOLUNTEER AT CAMP ARNAZ - UNITED WAY DAY OF CARING 10/3/15
Mark your calendar for Saturday, October 3. We will be participating in the annual Day of Caring sponsored by the United Way of Ventura County, and our very own Camp Arnaz will be one of the work sites. We will be working to restore the apple orchard and surrounding environs, including projects in landscaping and painting. Watch the GSCCC Events Calendar, and participate as an individual or a troop!
CREATING CAMP ARTEMIS SOUTH - Volunteers Needed!
Camp Artemis and Artemis Leadership Training Adventure (ALTA) are the two parts of an exciting and innovative outdoor leadership program of Girl Scouts of California's Central Coast. Camp Artemis
is a week-long outdoor resident camp that takes place in the beautiful Santa Cruz mountains in Northern California every summer. Campers are girls entering into grades 5-12. The program is based on leadership development in an outdoor setting with backpacking, sleeping in your own personal tent, archery, swimming, leadership skill building and making new friends. The uniqueness of Camp Artemis is that it is planned, implemented, and directed by girls.
Due to the demand, GSCCC is interested in establishing a second Camp Artemis in the southern part of our council by 2017. We cannot do this without dedicated adult volunteers. If you are interested in becoming an adult volunteer for Camp Artemis South, please contact Melissa Baffa, VP of Program and Volunteer Services at email@example.com
. This is your chance to help us establish our premier sustainable leadership development program for girls, by girls, and have lots of fun! Please let us know as soon as possible, because the training pipeline begins right away!
SAVE THE DATE: ADULT VOLUNTEER TRAINING EVENTS
Formerly called Leaderama, this workshop is open to all volunteers, including new and experienced leaders. Please join us for fun, training, and networking. Check the GSCCC Events Calendar and register today.
- Saturday, October 10 - California Lutheran University, Thousand Oaks
- Saturday, October 17 - San Luis Obispo
- Saturday, October 24 - Castroville
AREA TRAINING COORDINATOR (ATC) NEEDED IN
SANTA BARBARA, MONTEREY, SAN BENITO,
AND SANTA CRUZ COUNTIES
ATCs coordinate local GSCCC trainings. They understand the overall process of current council trainings, assist staff with keeping training kits current, assist with organizing area trainings, and speak at Service Unit Meetings.
Interested? Contact Jeanne at firstname.lastname@example.org. An ATC is a current GSUSA member, has completed a Volunteer Application and background check, Learning Facilitator training and at least one other current GSCCC training.
WELCOME TO THE 2015 FALL PRODUCT SALE PROGRAM!
Troops earn funds for troop activities at the start of the Girl Scout year. Girl Scouts ask friends and families to help support their troop and council by renewing their favorite magazines, subscribing to new ones, and ordering nuts & candy items.
HOW THE PROGRAM WORKS Two components (Magazines and Nuts & Candies); girls are encouraged to offer both products to friends and family.
FOUR NEW ITEMS
- Peppermint Bark in Holiday Gift Tin
- Caramel Dulce Daisies in Gift Box
- Honey BBQ Nut Mix
- Greek Yogurt, Fruit and Nut Mix Snack Packs
Girl Orders due to the TFPC:
Troop Orders due in System:
October 22 (due by 8:59 pm PST)
ONLINE, ON-TIME TROOP BONUS Troops (5+ Girls) registered by 9/30/15 with a Per Girl Average of 50 Nut/Candy items will receive a $60.00 shop credit.
- Tuesday and Thursday: 10 am - 4 pm;
- Wednesday 10 am - 6 pm
- Due to lack of interest, the Castroville Shop will NOT be open on Saturdays.
- The Ventura Shop will be open Saturday, October 3 from 10 am - 2 pm.
NEW FALL APPAREL
BACK-TO-TROOP Starter/Essentials Kits
Visit GSCCC shops or shop online for your back to troop needs. Starter Kits (Vests, Insignia, GSGLE & Journey Books) are all available, and you receive a free backpack with every starter kit purchase.
With any purchase of $75.00, from September 1 - October 15, you will receive a $10.00 coupon for a future purchase.
WICKED COOL GIRL SCOUT COOKIE OVEN
Back-to-school, means the Holiday Count-down is on. GSUSA and Wicked Cool Toys pre-launched what is sure to be a great gift! They start to ship in late October. Save on shipping and handling by pre-ordering from the council stores. Don't wait, pre-order yours today. Email: Shop@girlscoutsccc.org.
Girl Scouts Cookie Oven (for ages 8 and up) A working oven that allows aspiring bakers to make Girl Scout Cookie-inspired treats using the included Thin MintsŪ mix. Features include a viewing window, a warming station to melt the cookie coatings and frostings, and accessories (spatula, baking pan and measuring tool). Price is $59.99.
CALLING UPON ALL GIRL SCOUTS YOUNG AND OLD As we approach the 100th year of the Gold Award, we are also celebrating Golden Eaglet Dr. Marilee Scaff's 100th birthday. We are asking Girl Scouts to send a card with a photo, preferably in uniform, a swap, and/or a friendship knot. Marilee earned her Golden Eaglet in 1932 and was awarded a scholarship by the Girl Scouts in 1933. She eventually got a PhD in educational psychology. This year she was named a California Woman of Distinction. (Note: The Golden Eaglet was the highest award a Girl Scout could earn at the time. It was the precurser of today's Gold Award.)
The cards will be delivered to her in November.
Please send a card to:
Dr. Marilee Scaff, Golden Eaglet
c/o Christie Crahan
3105 Sparr Blvd.
Glendale, CA 91208