During times of uncertainty, it is crucially important to look after your mental health to ensure you remain happy and healthy! This is especially true for our older Girl Scouts, who may be in the process of applying to colleges, studying for exams, or getting ready to leave their childhood homes. Taking the time to … Continue reading Stress-Relieving Activities for Girls
The Highest Awards in Girl Scouts – the Bronze, Silver, and Gold Awards – give girls the chance to make a difference in their communities while supporting issues they care about. The skills and experiences that Girl Scouts gain on these journeys earn them special recognition and set them on a lifelong path of advocacy … Continue reading Bronze & Silver Award Highlight – Troops 20533 & 25086
Madeline Cooley, a current senior at Westlake High School, was well aware of the amount of time her peers spent looking at their cellphones. According to recent studies, half of teenagers say they’re addicted to their devices and feel like they spend too much time on them. With the goal to build awareness of how … Continue reading Digital Media Minimalism – Madeline Cooley
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) is a rare, neurological chronic pain disorder resulting in severe and constant pain. CRPS affects approximately 200,000 children and adults in the United States and there is no known cure. Jenna, a current sophomore at Newbury Park High School, was diagnosed with CRPS in 2016. “CRPS typically develops after an … Continue reading Pain Pals for CRPS Warriors – Jenna Naumann
All throughout cookie season, you’ll find excited Girl Scouts ready to sell you a box (or three!) throughout your community. While the cookies inside that box are super tasty, it’s the amazing experiences that happen outside the cookie box that make Girl Scout Cookies so special! Girl Scouts set both personal and troop sales goals … Continue reading Your Girl Scout Cookie Purchase Powers Kindness!
Janet Castrejon went to a Girl Scout recruitment event when her daughter was in kindergarten, with no intention of becoming a troop leader. She had fond memories of her own Girl Scout experience as a girl and wanted the same fun and friendship for her daughter. When she learned that there wasn’t a troop for … Continue reading Meet Our Volunteers – Janet Castrejon
With every bite of your favorite Girl Scout Cookie, you are doing so much more than simply enjoying a special treat! In fact, more than half of female entrepreneurs and business owners are Girl Scout alums. When you make a Girl Scout Cookie purchase, you’re helping the next generation of young female entrepreneurs get an … Continue reading How the Girl Scout Cookie Program Builds Entrepreneurs
Tania Chavez, an outstanding volunteer from Oceano, got her start in Girl Scouts as a Brownie with her own mom as the troop leader. Her experiences with Girl Scouts stuck with her and when her own daughter entered kindergarten, she wanted her to discover the same kind of special friendships and sisterhood. Since then, most … Continue reading Meet Our Volunteers – Tania Chavez
One of Girl Scouts’ favorite ways to interact with community members, meet their goals, and sell with friends is to hold a cookie booth! Cookie booths are the perfect place for girls to leverage their cookie smarts, unleash their entrepreneurial spirit, and share what being a Girl Scout is all about. In order to make … Continue reading Booth Bosses: All about Cookie Boothing!
Nancy Cooper has had a long history with Girl Scouts. After her own experience as a Scout, she wanted the same for her daughter and happily volunteered with her troop. She became an assistant Troop Leader in 1994, a primary Troop Leader from 1995-2006, Service Unit manager for several years, Cookie Rally Coordinator for three … Continue reading Meet Our Volunteers – Nancy Cooper