CADETTES/SENIORS/AMBASSADORS, DO SOMETHING “CONSTRUCTIVE” THIS SUMMER AT ARNAZ
Attend a unique one-week hands-on camp which teaches basic skills, such as carpentry, electrical, plumbing, painting, and masonry! Spaces Limited. Register TODAY: GSCCC Events Calendar
DEADLINE: JUNE 30.
Held at Camp Arnaz, Monday, July 25 – Friday, July 29 from 8:00am to 3:00pm. Open to 13 year old Cadettes and up! Cost: $120. Financial Assistance available.
Construction Camp is sponsored by GSCCC and the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC).
ADULT VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR CONSTRUCTION CAMP
You don’t need to be handy with a hammer or wrench, but camp needs your extra hands to oversee what the girls are learning. And you might learn a thing or two as well. We can use your help, even if you can’t attend all week. Cost: No cost to adult volunteers. REGISTER BY JUNE 30
Questions? Contact: Amanda firstname.lastname@example.org
EXPLORE THE OCEAN LIVE AGAIN THIS SUMMER!
From August 1 – 14, GSCCC staff Melissa Baffa is aboard the E/V Nautilus again, exploring the ocean right off our own California coast.
Activities supporting this unique experience include ship tours and opportunities for troops and individual girls to “dive deep” alongside Melissa. (Some are listed below.) Watch your email inbox for more details, the GSCCC Events Calendar, and the GSCCC blog.
The season for the E/V Nautilus has already begun. Explore the deep sea LIVE alongside the Corps of Exploration, at www.nautiluslive.org
DISCOVER, CONNECT, AND TAKE ACTION
UPCOMING PROGRAM EVENTS
The following is a partial
listing of the many programs going on in the coming months. Visit the GSCCC Events Calendar
for more information, and to register!
- Hooked on Fishing, June 4, Ventura
- National Trails Day, June 4, Pinnacles National Park
- Wilderness Skills Workshop – Wild Edibles & Useful Plants, June 11, Arnaz
- California Painting, June 11, Monterey
- Program Aide Core Training (PACT), June 12, Hollister
- Photography, June 18, Monterey
- Dodger Baseball game, July 10, Los Angeles
- Dive DEEP with Bob Ballard and Friends, July 13, Santa Barbara
- Dive DEEP – tour the E/V Nautilus!, July 22, San Pedro
- Dive DEEP – tour the E/V Nautilus!, August 17, San Francisco
Questions? Contact: Amanda
BACKPACKING BASICS WITH REI – SPACES STILL AVAILABLE IN OXNARD & SANTA BARBARA
REI will take the mystery out of Backpacking in this show and tell session. The event will cover backpacking essentials: choosing a pack; selecting proper clothing; the right footwear; and understanding the basic gear you need to reach your destination. No experience necessary!
June 18 – Oxnard
June 25 – Santa Barbara
KALEIDOSCOPE 2017 A weekend camporee for Junior, Cadette, Senior and Ambassador Troops that includes outdoor skills challenges, tent camping, fun & friendship. Planning has begun. Committee Members Needed! Committee meetings will be held monthly at the Goleta GS office. Needed: Set-up/Tear-down Coordinator and Supply Master. Questions? Contact: Volunteer Co-Chairs: Marsha Hill, email@example.com or Holly Nishida, firstname.lastname@example.org . As you get ready to gear-up your girls for this event, make sure to checkout the outdoor supplies in our summer catalog.
We love seeing pictures of the girls going on their reward adventures. Please share them at email@example.com.
PRESIDENT’S VOLUNTEER SERVICE AWARD
(PVSA) recognizes individuals, families and groups that have achieved the required number of hours of service over a 12-month time period, or, for the Lifetime Award, more than 4,000 cumulative service hours over a lifetime.
All PVSA service hours must be verified by a Certifying Organization, and the Certifying Organization orders and pays for award merchandise to recognize volunteers satisfying Award requirements. Girl Scouts of California’s Central Coast is a certifying organization for the PVSA.
To learn more or to register your volunteer hours click here.
Want to designate GSCCC as your Certifying Organization? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
A variety of training opportunities are offered throughout the year. Some upcoming trainings include:
CPR/First Aid Training, June 4, Salinas
Register via GSCCC Events Calendar Questions? Contact email@example.com
Your feedback for continued improvement is very important to us. Please take a few minutes to complete the following 2015 Cookie Program Survey
Troop 450+PGA and 750+ Super Seller events have been scheduled. You should have received either tickets or confirmation of your trip. If you have not received confirmation or contact information, please call Carol Chavez at 805-232-3977 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Beach Towel Back Order Update: ABC Bakers has begun shipping beach towels; Service Unit Cookie Chairs should be receiving them this week. We placed an order with ABC for those who reported shortages in recognition items, including the number patches, and expect those to ship by June 15.
Questions? Contact email@example.com
SHARE YOUR COOKIE SUCCESS STORY WITH GSUSA
Was your booth a work of art? Did your troop exceed its goals or, do something that made the world a better place with the money you earned? Have a parent or troop leader tell us all about it!
Every year, Girl Scouts across the country do amazing things with the money they earn selling cookies. We want to show everyone how Girl Scouts are changing the world! Got a great Girl Scout Cookie story to share? Have a parent or troop leader submit it today, by July 30, 2016, for a chance to be featured throughout the year on girlscouts.org, the Girl Scout Blog, our Facebook and Twitter pages, and more.
JUNE IS GREAT OUTDOORS MONTH Whether it is camping, hitting the waves or taking in a hike – you’ll be ready for any adventure with gear from our summer catalog.
FATHER’S DAY Remember that special Significant Adult Male in your Girl Scout’s life. This is a great opportunity to thank male troop volunteers and dads.
NEW GIRLS’ CHOICE BADGE REQUIREMENTS will be available for download on the Girl Scout Shop online store website on JUNE 3 . Downloads for both last year’s Outdoor and the new Art in the Outdoors badges will be *FREE* until July 1. After July 1, the price to download will be $0.99.
CORE PRODUCT PRICE INCREASE GSUSA will implement a price increase on core products, effective Friday, July 1, 2016. Products affected by the price increase include Girl Guide Books, Uniform Insignias, Pins and various uniform items. View price list.
Castroville Shop: 10550 Merritt St, Castroville, CA 95012
Come visit and check out the new store layout.
Hours: Tuesday & Thursday 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Wednesday 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Ventura Shop: 1500 Palma Drive Ventura, CA 93003
Closed June 6-10
Hours: Tuesday & Thursday 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Wednesday 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Council Shops will be closed for walk-ins in July
ADDITIONAL WAYS TO SUPPORT YOUR COUNCIL
SAVE THE DATE! SEPTEMBER 15 – SECOND ANNUAL FORK IT OVER EVENT
Mark you calendar now to attend this amazing culinary adult fundraising event benefitting the modernization of Camp Arnaz Program Center in Ventura. Being held at the Palm Garden Hotel in Thousand Oaks, notable chefs will prepare savory and sweet morsels with a key ingredient of Girl Scout Cookies for a delectable culinary competition and super fun evening supporting Arnaz. Learn more here… sponsorships and tickets available now!
AMAZON SMILE SUPPORTS GSCCC
AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support GSCCC every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com , you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to GSCCC.
On your first visit to AmazonSmile , select Girl Scouts of California’s Central Coast to receive donations from eligible purchases before you begin shopping. Amazon will remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make at smile.amazon.com will result in a donation.