Girl Scouts are taught to be honest and fair, friendly and helpful, considerate and caring, courageous and strong. Importantly, they’re taught to make the world a better place and be a sister to every Girl Scout. When the world is filled with racial injustices that sparks protest, grief, and unrest, it is imperative to engage … Continue reading Talking to Girls About Racism
Sophia Pelaez is an Ambassador Girl Scout from Troop 60001 in Ventura. A high school senior this year, Sophia has, “personally seen some of [her] strongest and smartest peers break down and crumble under the stress and pressure that comes from academics, sports, extracurricular activities, and the college application process.” She is also the daughter … Continue reading Hands, Head, Heart – Sophia Pelaez
Even though your daily routine may have changed, Girl Scouts isn’t canceled! While we’ve been practicing social distancing and adjusting to change, we’ve managed to keep spirits high, stay busy, and continue to make the world a better place. Supporting Girl Scout experiences at home can be empowering for both you and your girl. By … Continue reading Girl Scouts Gone Virtual
April is the Month of the Military Child, where we come together to recognize military children for their sacrifice and bravery on the homefront. Military families know that although they might move a lot, they will always find fast and lasting friendships with Girl Scouts – and we’re so lucky to have them! We have … Continue reading Month of the Military Child – Girl Scout and Parent Q&A
With the whole family spending more time at home, it’s easy to get a little stir crazy. To ease the long days without school or organized sports, we’ve put together some activities that your Girl Scout (and her siblings!) can easily do at home. Beat the boredom and try out one of these ideas! Beef … Continue reading At-Home Activities to Keep Your Girl Engaged
All throughout cookie season, you’ll find excited Girl Scouts ready to sell you a box (or three!) throughout your community. While the cookies inside that box are super tasty, it’s the amazing experiences that happen outside the cookie box that make Girl Scout Cookies so special! Girl Scouts set both personal and troop sales goals … Continue reading Your Girl Scout Cookie Purchase Powers Kindness!
Janet Castrejon went to a Girl Scout recruitment event when her daughter was in kindergarten, with no intention of becoming a troop leader. She had fond memories of her own Girl Scout experience as a girl and wanted the same fun and friendship for her daughter. When she learned that there wasn’t a troop for … Continue reading Meet Our Volunteers – Janet Castrejon
One of Girl Scouts’ favorite ways to interact with community members, meet their goals, and sell with friends is to hold a cookie booth! Cookie booths are the perfect place for girls to leverage their cookie smarts, unleash their entrepreneurial spirit, and share what being a Girl Scout is all about. In order to make … Continue reading Booth Bosses: All about Cookie Boothing!
Carissa Chapa, a current senior at Oaks Christian High School, sought to bring recognition to a few of our favorite unsung heroes: guide dogs. These furry friends are essential to the blind and visually impaired members of our communities, however many are not familiar with the correct way to interact with them. With the goals … Continue reading Lending a Helping Paw – Carissa Chapa
There is so much excitement surrounding cookie season, from setting goals with your troop to planning where your first booth with be! Whether you are chaperoning girls on walkabouts, taking them on cookie deliveries, or helping your girl navigate her online sales, as with everything in Girl Scouts, safety is our top priority. Here are … Continue reading Safety Tips for Cookie Season