Gold Award Girl Scouts – Alina Tong

Girl Scout Alina Tong, 17, from Oak Park previously suffered a traumatic brain injury from which she experienced difficulty returning to her school system. Noticing the lack of awareness surrounding these types of injuries, Alina began her project, “Learn, Prevent, Care: Traumatic Brain Injury Awareness,” to share her experience with students and teachers so that … Continue reading Gold Award Girl Scouts – Alina Tong

Girl Scouts Launches 42 New Badges to Mobilize Girls to Change the World

Girl Scouts of California’s Central Coast and Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) today reveal 42 new badges exclusively for girls in grades K–12 that allow them to make their own choices about how they want to experience and influence the world. The badges enhance the organization’s existing girl-led programming, offering girls everything from adventuring … Continue reading Girl Scouts Launches 42 New Badges to Mobilize Girls to Change the World

Astronomy Club Recap

From June 9th – 14th, girls gathered at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland for the Girl Scout Astronomy Club Summit. The admission process began late February, when Girl Scouts of California’s Central Coast created a team of two Girl Scouts, one volunteer Amateur Astronomer and one staff member. The team submitted an … Continue reading Astronomy Club Recap

Gwendolyn’s Playground

The Gwendolyn Strong Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing global awareness of Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA), accelerating research focused on ending the disease, and supporting families impacted by SMA and other life-altering conditions. Victoria Strong formed the foundation with her husband, Bill, after their daughter was diagnosed with SMA at 6-months-old. SMA is … Continue reading Gwendolyn’s Playground