What’s New – November GSCCC eBulletin

VOTE FOR THE NEXT GIRL SCOUT BADGE!
Announced yesterday through November 15, GSUSA released that girls can vote for their favorite of three awesome badge categories, and one topic under that category. That’s right. It’s Girls’ Choice, and we can’t wait to find out who the winner is!  Will Outdoors, STEM, or Financial Literacy win? The choice is hers. Encourage every Girl Scout you know to speak up and vote today. Learn more & vote!


FORK IT OVER IS A SWEET AND SAVORY SUCCESS FOR ARNAZ

Fork It Over GSCCC cookie culinary competition and fundraiser was a lot of fun and we are very grateful to all the sponsors, chefs, wine, beer and spirit providers, judges and attendees who came out to benefit the Arnaz Program Center where over $25,000 was raised. You can still read about the event here:  www.forkitovergsccc.com


FIO Winners:
Twenty88 Wine Bistro, Assisted Home Care and Hospice, Brendan’s Irish Pub and Restaurant, and The Cave inside Ventura Wine Company. 

THANK YOU!

I CAN’T WAIT TO… REFER-A-FRIEND VOLUNTEER PROMOTION THIS MONTH

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! girlscouts.org/inviteafriend Questions? Camille cjaque@girlscoutsccc.org

DISCOVER, CONNECT, AND TAKE ACTION UPCOMING PROGRAM EVENT HIGHLIGHTS
The following is just a partial listing of the many programs going on in the months of November and December. Be sure to visit the GSCCC Events Calendar for more information, and to register! 
  • Girl Scout Star Party, San Luis Obispo, November 6
  • Girl Scouts visit Sea Star Stable, Watsonville,  November 8
  • Level One Archery Certification, November 14, Santa Cruz
  • PA Core Training, November 14, Salinas
  • Creek Defenders, November 14, Agoura Hills
  • First Aid/CPR Certification, November 14, Goleta
  • Public Speaker Badge Workshop, November 14, Conejo
  • Level One Archery Certification Training, November 15, Buellton
  • Digital Photographer Badge Workshop, November 15, San Fernando Valley
  • Designs on Chocolate, December 5, Salinas
  • Public Speaker Badge Workshop, December 5, Arnaz
  • Daisy Artist Workshop, December 5, Avila Beach
  • First Aid/CPR Certification, December 6, CLU
  • Digital Movie Maker, December 12, Capitola
  • Making Friends Brownie Badge Workshop, December 13, Conejo
  • Tidepool Trek, December 13, Carpinteria State Beach  
A DAY OF BIRDS FOR EVERYONE AT CAMP ARNAZ – SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 22
Daisies, Brownies and Juniors are invited to register for Feathered Friends in the morning. Girls will earn a Feathered Friends patch by participating in this program. Girls will meet wildlife biologists, see live birds of prey up close during a presentation conducted by the Ojai Raptor Center, make crafts and a take-home STEM craft/activity, and dissect an owl pellet and learn all about how (and what) birds eat! 

Older girls (Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors) are encouraged to register for the California Clapper Rail: Nest Construction workshop on the same day. Girls who participate will also work with wildlife biologists and participate in the Ojai Raptor Center presentation. Additionally, older girls will construct floating nests for the California Clapper Rails that roost within a lagoon in Ventura County. Girls will also be able to add a personal touch that will identify their team’s nest! This exciting program is a collaboration between GSCCC, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Audubon Ventura, and Naval Base Ventura County. Don’t miss it!
Register via the GSCCC Events Calendar.  Questions? Contact programs@girlscoutsccc.org  

PRUDENTIAL SPIRIT OF COMMUNITY AWARD DEADLINE NOV 3

There are still a few days left in which to apply for the 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. The deadline to complete your application is November 3, 2015. When filling out your online application, direct it to GSCCC Council Contact Melissa Baffa at mbaffa@girlscoutsccc.org
ADULT TRAINING

Did you know that GSCCC offers a variety of training opportunities throughout the year? A sample of programs coming up in November and December include:
  • Level One Archery Certification, November 14, Santa Cruz
  • First Aid/CPR Certification, November 14, Goleta
  • Level One Archery Certification Training, November 15, Buellton
  • First Aid/CPR Certification, December 6, CLU
Register via the GSCCC Events Calendar. Questions? Contact programs@girlscoutsccc.org


2015 FALL PRODUCT SALE PROGRAM IS WELL UNDERWAY!
2,743 Girls and 476 Troops Participating; 1,990 Created Avatars
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.

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ONLINE SALE CONTINUES THROUGH NOVEMBER 27: Newly formed troops can still participate in the online magazine and nut e-commerce product sale. Also, there are items available through the Trophy Nut website that we did not have available through the GSCCC Order card, such as chocolate covered pretzels in a holiday tin, or large party baskets.  




RETAIL SHOP
SHOP HOURS
  • Tuesday and Thursday: 10 am – 4 pm;
  • Wednesday 10 am – 6 pm 
  • No Saturday Shop in November
We have all of your basic uniform needs in addition to fun items for every Girl Scout in your home/troop. Visit us at our two council retail stores in Ventura and Castroville, or shop online.   

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