September GSCCC News

Warm Welcome to New Staff!

Amanda Hofmann-Handy is joining the Program and Volunteer Services team as the Manager of Outdoor Experience and STEM. She will be working out of Camp Arnaz. Amanda holds a degree in Environmental Studies, and has a strong background in zoology, conservation, and biodiversity. She is an avid outdoors woman; enjoying both camping and horticulture. Amanda has created and delivered combined discipline and STEM educational programing for over a decade. Amanda comes from a long line of Girl Scouts and is “over the moon” to be working here. On her first day, she was held captive by a family of deer grazing outside her Arnaz office door. Life doesn’t get much better!

WHAT MAKES VOLUNTEERING FOR GIRL SCOUTS SO SPECIAL? What motivates you to volunteer? What do you find personally rewarding about volunteering? What benefits are your girls getting? Send us a sentence or two about what being a Girl Scout volunteer means to  You will receive a Thank You gift for sharing your thoughts.

Fork It Over Date


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, and 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  Please come out and support our cherished Camp Arnaz!



  • Beginning Archery, San Luis Obispo, September 12
  • Entertainment Technology Badge Workshop, Capitola, September 13
  • First Aid & CPR Training, King City, September 19
  • First Aid & CPR Training, Paso Robles, September 19
  • Creek Defenders, Oak Park, September 19
  • What’s the Scoop?! (Highest Awards Workshop), Castroville, September 26
  • Hooked on Fishing, Ventura, September 26
  • Gauchos Women’s Soccer, Santa Barbara, October 15
  • The Sound of Music, Ahmanson Theater, October 17 
Register via the GSCCC Events Calendar.  Questions? Contact
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!

ArtemisLogoCREATING 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 the Girl Scouts of California’s Central Coast.
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 or 805-232-3984. 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!

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.
  • Sunday, October 4 – Arnaz Program Center
  • Saturday, October 10 – California Lutheran University, Thousand Oaks
  • Saturday, October 17 – San Luis Obispo
  • Saturday, October 24 – Castroville 
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.
To Learn more, visit the Fall Product Sale webpage and make sure a troop representative attends Service Unit Training.

Questions? Contact: Carol  

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