What’s New – October GSCCC eBulletin

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.

Fork It Over Date

SAVE THE 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, 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 kskole@girlscoutsccc.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 cjaque@girlscoutsccc.org

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
See all Events/Register via the comprehensive GSCCC Events Calendar.  
Questions? Contact programs@girlscoutsccc.org
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.
DESTINATIONS
For girls 11-17 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.

For more information about the destinations travel program, please visit the GSCCC Destinations page.

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 mbaffa@girlscoutsccc.org
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 
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.

To Learn more, visit the Fall Product Sale webpage and make sure a troop representative attends Service Unit Training.

RETAIL SHOP HOURS

OPEN
  • Tuesday and Thursday: 10 am – 4 pm;
  • Wednesday 10 am – 6 pm 

SATURDAYS:
  • 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.

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