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.
Can you feel it in the air? The season of giving is almost here! As we prep for the holidays with excitement to spend time with our loved ones, we also look for ways to support our fellow community members that need it most. This year has been challenging in many ways, but Girl Scouts … Continue reading Ways to Give This Holiday Season
Tips for how to keep your Girl Scout Cadette, Senior, and Ambassador troops engaged and inspired all the way until graduation.
Olivia (Lulu) Gaitan is a senior at San Marcos High School in Santa Barbara. When she set out to begin her journey to the Girl Scout Gold Award, Lulu wanted to create a way for the teens and elders in her community to interact. In order to cultivate these intergenerational friendships, she created TeenAngels, a … Continue reading Friendship Has No Age – Olivia (Lulu) Gaitan
If you’ve been with the Girl Scout organization for a while, you’re no stranger to the strength of service units. As the backbone of our councils, service units bring experience, knowledge, connections, and so much more to the communities and volunteers they serve. You might be new to the world of Girl Scouts and if … Continue reading All about Service Units
Jessica Shiflett, a current senior at Adolfo Camarillo High School, is half Thai and has had the privilege of visiting family in Thailand every summer. Year after year, she was shocked to see the number of visually impaired individuals on the streets in each city she went to. While Thai students in traditional primary schools … Continue reading Expanding the Minds of the Blind in Thailand through the English Language – Jessica Shiflett
Make no mistake, racism is wrong. As a sisterhood 2.5 million strong, Girl Scouts are encouraged to come as they are, discover their passions, and create lasting change in their communities. Together as one unit, it is our mission to create a safe and welcoming space for all girls to reach their fullest potential, committing … Continue reading Be a Better Sister Patch Program
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