When there is an overwhelming number of extracurricular activities you could enroll your girl in, you may wonder, “Why Girl Scouts?” Even as kindergarteners and first graders, girls can begin to develop important leadership characteristics that will continue to shape her growth. According to the Girl Scout Research Institute, Girl Scouts are more likely than … Continue reading Dynamic Daisies: 5 Benefits of Girl Scouting for Grades K-1
Beginning in 2012, Giving Tuesday is a global generosity movement unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world. On December 3rd, Girl Scouts of California’s Central Coast is establishing a day of giving in honor of this movement, and we encourage the community to get involved by supporting the … Continue reading Giving Tuesday Comes December 3rd!
November 19th is National Women’s Entrepreneurship Day, and we are celebrating the girls today who are making great strides towards becoming the go-getters of tomorrow! While research shows that girls are actively interested in becoming entrepreneurs, developing financially stable futures, and using their skills to make an impact on the world, many feel they lack … Continue reading Today’s Girls, Tomorrow’s Entrepreneurs
Jessica Knight is a recent Thousand Oaks High School graduate and avid animal lover. She’s spent the last six summers volunteering at the Helping Hands Healing Sanctuary farm in Newberg, Oregon, which specializes in farm animal therapy. Individuals that come to the farm for healing and equine therapy cover every walk of life, including veterans, … Continue reading Gold Award Girl Scouts – Jessica Knight
With the changing of the seasons comes tricks, treats…and Girl Scout Fall Products! The 2019 Fall Product Program officially kicked off on September 27th, and our girls are ready to get going! This is the perfect time for Girl Scouts to earn startup funds for the new Girl Scout membership year by reaching out to … Continue reading Falling for Fall Product!
New and seasoned leaders alike are all faced with a similar question: how can my troop accomplish all of their goals for the year, and how do we fund it? The new Girl Scout year is the perfect time to set financial goals, make a plan, and establish a strong troop budget to power those … Continue reading Creating a Troop Budget 101
As a troop leader, it may be difficult sometimes to step aside and let your girls take the reins…especially when it’s a group of Daisies are Brownies who struggle to sit through an entire troop meeting! However, keeping activities girl-led is what makes Girl Scouts great and a major feature of the Girl Scout Leadership … Continue reading Letting Girls Take the Lead
Kaylee Manzitto noticed a lack of activities for children with special needs in her community, versus the plethora of activities available in the summertime for other children. The Oaks Christian High School Senior decided to create a Dance and Music Workshop within a community summer camp with the intention to teach the children how they … Continue reading Gold Award Girl Scouts – Kaylee Manzitto
Over the past years of technological advancements, it’s no secret that STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) is the way of the future! The following generations will see careers such as aerospace engineers, biologists, meteorologists, and cryptographers becoming more and more commonplace – and we’ve got Girl Scouts to fill them! According to the Girl … Continue reading 5 Ways to Get Girls Thinking like a Programmer
Sarah Wang is seeking to protect bees everywhere with her Gold Award project, “Bee Friendly.” She identified a prevalent problem in her community: the lack of knowledge about bee conservation tactics. In recent years, pesticides, lack of flowers, pathogens, and parasites have caused the honeybee population to steadily decline. Lack of honeybees would prevent life … Continue reading Gold Award Girl Scouts – Sarah Wang