Celeste Elkort recognized the hardships that some of her unhoused community members were facing, and she wanted to do something about it. Although the pandemic shutdowns presented plenty of obstacles, Celeste remained determined. This Ambassador Girl Scout, a senior at Westlake High School, reached out to Trish Carruth at Calvary Community Church and started to … Continue reading Community Care Resource Handbook – Celeste Elkort
A recap of just some of the ways Girl Scouts of California's Central Coast gave back to their communities in the year 2020.
Gold Award Girl Scout Brynne Stevens launches the Passion for Writing Initiative to encourage students to explore the creative side of writing.
Can you feel it in the air? The season of giving is almost here! As we prep for the holidays with excitement to spend time with our loved ones, we also look for ways to support our fellow community members that need it most. This year has been challenging in many ways, but Girl Scouts … Continue reading Ways to Give This Holiday Season
Sommer Salinas grew up attending military events and helping out wherever she was needed. Her uncle is the Commander in Chief for the Hollister Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) post 9242, and her family was the chosen Military Family of the Year in 2015 for the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) event. One … Continue reading Hollister Veterans of Foreign War Museum – Sommer Salinas
Tips for how to keep your Girl Scout Cadette, Senior, and Ambassador troops engaged and inspired all the way until graduation.
Olivia (Lulu) Gaitan is a senior at San Marcos High School in Santa Barbara. When she set out to begin her journey to the Girl Scout Gold Award, Lulu wanted to create a way for the teens and elders in her community to interact. In order to cultivate these intergenerational friendships, she created TeenAngels, a … Continue reading Friendship Has No Age – Olivia (Lulu) Gaitan
Maya Johnson is a current senior at Thousand Oaks High School. Upon visiting a pediatric therapeutic unit at a public health clinic, she noticed that a certain area was in dire need of renovations. Recognizing that the publicly funded clinic was not receiving the kind of attention it needed, Maya decided to take matters into … Continue reading Life Skills Center for Children with Various Abilities – Maya Johnson
Announcing Girl Scouts of California's Central Coast 2020 Women of Distinction!
Megan Wang is an Ambassador Girl Scout from Thousand Oaks, California, currently entering her junior year at Westlake High School. While volunteering at her local food bank, she noticed that young moms would often request diapers but there were usually none to give. A study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows … Continue reading Motherhood Matters – Megan Wang