When Volunteer Service Manager, Ariel Torres, returned to work eight weeks after giving birth, baby Owen joined her, making him the fourth baby to participate in Girl Scouts of California’s Central Coast’s Infant at Work Program. Through this new program, employees who are new mothers, fathers, or legal guardians are allowed to bring their infant … Continue reading Meet Our Tiniest Girl Scouts
Mental health problems can affect many areas of students’ lives, reducing their quality of life, academic achievement, physical health, and relationship satisfaction. Seventeen-year-old Girl Scout Gold Award recipient, Edyn Stepler, recognized the severity of this situation and was inspired to take action by creating the campaign and art project, Walkway of Wisdom. “The aim of … Continue reading Walkway of Wisdom – Edyn Stepler
Art is a therapeutic activity that is important to the health of all, but Gold Award Girl Scout, Lauren Watmore, recognized that there were few opportunities for seniors to showcase their work. Inspired by her grandmother who started painting in her 70’s, Lauren created The Golden Renaissance, an online art gallery for senior citizens to … Continue reading THE GOLDEN RENAISSANCE – LAUREN WATMORE
When Ariella Hirsch was selling Girl Scout Cookies outside of a local grocery store, she noticed a man in a wheelchair carrying his plastic grocery bags clenched in his teeth as he wheeled to his car. She wondered how uncomfortable that must be and thought that there must be a better solution for people who … Continue reading Helping Hands for Veterans – Ariella Hirsch
While music is a great way to help people gain confidence and express themselves, Katie Wu recognized that not everyone has the opportunity to learn a new instrument due to cost and lack of resources. In the middle of a pandemic, Katie found a way to provide kids who might not usually have the opportunity … Continue reading Let the Music Speak! – Katie Wu
Girl Scout volunteers know the way to our hearts. They pick us up when we’re feeling down, encourage us to try new things, and cheer us on through every new challenge. When we think about all of the time and efforts our volunteers give to us, we stop and wonder – what can we do … Continue reading Ways to Thank Your Girl Scout Volunteer
It has been a long year of Zoom calls and indoor activities. While our extra time at home allowed us to get incredibly creative with new ways to stay busy, the call to explore the outdoors has never been greater. To allow more Girl Scouts to connect with their surroundings and engage in outdoor education, … Continue reading What’s New at Camp Arnaz?
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Celeste Elkort recognized the hardships that some of her unhoused community members were facing, and she wanted to do something about it. Although the pandemic shutdowns presented plenty of obstacles, Celeste remained determined. This Ambassador Girl Scout, a senior at Westlake High School, reached out to Trish Carruth at Calvary Community Church and started to … Continue reading Community Care Resource Handbook – Celeste Elkort
A recap of just some of the ways Girl Scouts of California's Central Coast gave back to their communities in the year 2020.