Simple SWAPs

Whether you’re attending camp, a council event, or an activity with a sister troop, SWAPS are a great way for Girl Scouts to break the ice and make new friends! This tradition of exchanging keepsakes first began on a large scale at national Girl Scout Senior Roundups in the 1950's and 1960's. Today, these friendship … Continue reading Simple SWAPs

Kaleidoscope 2019 Recap

Kaleidoscope, a camporee for Junior, Cadette, Senior and Ambassador Girl Scouts (grades 4 – 12), returned for a weekend full of tent camping, skill challenges, workshops, SWAPs, songs, games, a Cook-off, Saturday evening program, and an All-camp Service Project. Occurring every other year, approximately 1,300 girls and adults gathered in Santa Barbara County this past … Continue reading Kaleidoscope 2019 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


Our girls are destined to be the change-makers of tomorrow, faced with devising solutions to the biggest challenges our planet faces. STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) is how these next generations will be able to tackle these problems, and will also be a large segment of the future workforce. Over the past several years, … Continue reading STEM vs. STEAM