With the New Year fast approaching, what better way to kick off 2019 than giving your kindergartener or first grader the gift of Girl Scouts? For Daisies, everything is new and exciting – from planting a garden in their communities to putting on a skit with their troop – and the energy is contagious! The … Continue reading New Year, New Daises!
Caelyn Pender from Westlake High School has recently earned her Gold Award. Caelyn’s idea for her project stemmed from her volunteer experience with the Glenwood Elementary Study Buddies program, when she noticed that children were consistently behind in their reading skills. Seeking a way to help schools who didn’t offer this kind of program for … Continue reading Gold Award Girl Scouts – Caelyn Pender
Girl Scout volunteers are the heart of our organization. Whether they’re Moms, Dads, Grandparents, Aunts, Uncles, etc., they take time out of their busy schedules to make Girl Scouts possible! Now is the time to say “Thank You’ for all that they do by nominating your favorite volunteer for an Adult Award recognition! Formal recognitions … Continue reading Adult Awards
Meet James Aguilar, leader of Brownie Troop 65417 in Simi Valley. Originally from Bakersfield, California, James has been a heavy equipment operator for the past 15 years. He is a single father and enjoys the company of his three kids, Adam, Jaden, and Isabella. No stranger to a big family (he is just one out … Continue reading Meet Our Volunteers – James Aguilar
Cookie season is fast approaching, and so is the Cookie Pro Contest for 2019! This year, Girl Scouts has partnered up with the DC Super Hero Girls™ to help cookie entrepreneurs across the country unleash the power of a G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-Taker, Leader) and make this the best season yet! The Girl Scout Cookie … Continue reading Cookie Pro Contest 2019
The Volunteer Toolkit (VTK) is a digital resource that supports troop leaders and co-leaders, making the process of running a troop easier and more efficient. Troop leaders can plan the troop’s calendar year, email parents with one click, record meeting attendance and more! Parents can also view what badges or Journeys their Girl Scout is … Continue reading VTK Tips for Troops
For over a century, Girl Scouts have proudly worn distinctive uniforms that symbolize the high ideals for which the organization stands. Today, girls can look and feel their best while representing Girl Scouts with uniform options that are in step with current trends and active lifestyles. Girl Scouts at each level wear one required element … Continue reading Guide to Girl Scout Uniforms
Girl Scout Camryn More from Salinas has recently earned her Gold Award. Recognizing the ill-functioning water fountains at San Benancio Middle School, Camryn went to the Washington Union School District Board to initiate change within her community. Not only did the lack of functioning fountains have a negative impact on students, but it was also … Continue reading Gold Award Girl Scouts – Camryn More
It’s no secret that this up-and-coming generation of girls is empowered and independent, embodying the true spirit of a G.I.R.L. (Go-Getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader). They envision a future family structure where they are fully engaged in financial decision making and planning, and a great majority feel that gender is no barrier to what they can … Continue reading Economic Empowerment
As we advance into the 21st century, it’s no secret that careers in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) are here to stay. So why does popular culture continue to preach superficiality rather than ambition, self-confidence, and education for young women? While of course not every girl will pursue a future in STEM, it is … Continue reading Engaging Girls in S.T.E.M.