The benefits of Girl Scouts span so much further than our girls, our volunteers benefit, too! Volunteers help Girl Scouts develop crucial skills and confidence to launch them into a lifetime of leadership. According to the Girl Scout Research Institute, eighty-eight percent of Girl Scout volunteers say their volunteer experience with us makes their life … Continue reading What Girl Scouts Means To You
Marsha Hill is a staple of Girl Scouts of California’s Central Coast’s community. Following her time with Girl Scouts as a child, she became a Lifetime Member in 1992 and is in her 29th year of adult membership. Along with Holly Nishida, she is the co-director of Kaleidoscope (you might know her as “Harpo” from … Continue reading Meet Our Volunteers – Marsha Hill
Rebecca Picek is a member of Service Unit 550 in Santa Barbara County. She’s no stranger to the world of Girl Scouts – she is part of a three generation lineage including her mother and daughter! With her mother’s encouragement and good experiences in scouting, Rebecca began her journey with Girl Scouts as a Brownie … Continue reading Meet Our Volunteers – Rebecca Picek
It’s no secret how much Girl Scouts love our volunteers – they help mentor us, build confidence, learn new skills, and develop confidence in ourselves! So what does being a Girl Scout volunteer mean to these very individuals? We at Girl Scouts of California’s Central Coast did some surveying and asked our volunteers that very … Continue reading You Know You’re a Girl Scout Volunteer When…
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
Dear GSCCC Community, Girl Scouts of California’s Central Coast is grieving a community tragedy that happened last night, on November 7, in Thousand Oaks, CA involving a mass shooting at Borderline Bar and Grill, claiming 12 lives. During this tragedy, our hearts go out to all of the victims impacted by this heart wrenching tragedy. … Continue reading Girl Scouts Rally Around Ventura County Tragedy
Julie Sainz grew up with Girl Scouts, her own mom being her troop leader when she was younger. Involved for 21 years, she earned her Bronze, Silver, and Gold Awards. Additionally, she earned the Bronze Cross Lifesaving Award, which recognizes acts of heroism, for rescuing a friend from a strong current during a tubing trip!After … Continue reading Meet Our Volunteers – Julie Sainz
PRESIDENT’S VOLUNTEER SERVICE AWARD The President's Volunteer Service Award (PVSA) recognizes individuals, families and groups that have achieved the required number of hours of service over a 12-month time period, or, for the Lifetime Award, more than 4,000 cumulative service hours over a lifetime. All PVSA service hours must be verified by a Certifying Organization. … Continue reading President’s Volunteer Service Award & Prudential Spirit of Community Award
CELEBRATE LEADER APPRECIATION DAY ON APRIL 22! April is National Volunteer month! All month long, show your favorite Girl Scout volunteer how much they mean to you! PARENTS - PLAN AHEAD TO THANK YOUR LEADER on Sunday, April 22! On this day, girls and their families find special ways to thank Girl Scout … Continue reading Celebrate Leader Appreciation Day on April 22!
Girl Scouts in Thousand Oaks held their World Thinking Day event at St. Matthew's Church on Sunday. Troops performed songs, dances and recited fun facts about the countries they were representing. This year, girls represented the Philippines, Norway, Spain, Greece, Italy, Iceland, Japan, the U.S.A., Israel, and South Korea. Girl Scout Troop performing Spanish Flamenco! … Continue reading World Thinking Day in Thousand Oaks on Sunday!