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
Girl Scouts have been making a difference in their communities and the world beyond for over 100 years. In 1912, Juliette Gordon Low set out to create an organization that would give girls the opportunity to try new things they had never been exposed to before, such as camping, hiking, and forestry. At a time … Continue reading A Century of Girl Scout Uniforms
Happy National Hispanic Heritage Month! Each year from September 15th to October 15th, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month by celebrating the histories, cultures, and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America. The observation started in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week under President Lyndon B. … Continue reading National Hispanic Heritage Month
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
With the new Girl Scout year comes new leaders, ready to help build girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place! While you may feel overwhelmed with Journey plans, insurance forms, and trainings, becoming a new leader doesn’t have to be an intimidating process. We’re here to help, and you … Continue reading Tips for New Troop Leaders
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
There are so many reasons why our volunteers keep coming back year after year, but the most common answer? They do it for the girls! And we certainly couldn’t do it without them. While our volunteers give their heart and soul to ensure that girls get everything possible out of our program, the girls aren’t … Continue reading 6 Reasons Why Being a Girl Scout Volunteer is the Best