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Heather Merenda is the leader of Troop 65101 in Fillmore, California. She noticed a lack of programs for the youth in her city, pointing out that besides athletics, dance, or cheerleading, the options for extracurricular activities were slim. With only a few active Girl Scout troops between Santa Paula and Fillmore, Heather wanted to create a … Continue reading Meet Our Volunteers – Heather Merenda
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
Girl Scouts have the opportunity to do amazing things, from conducting science experiments and scaling mountaintops to running a small business and giving back to their communities. While all parents want their girls to have these incredible experiences, many are deterred from joining or volunteering because of one question: What is the time commitment? The … Continue reading The Busy Parent’s Guide to Girl Scouts
Jessica Knight is a recent Thousand Oaks High School graduate and avid animal lover. She’s spent the last six summers volunteering at the Helping Hands Healing Sanctuary farm in Newberg, Oregon, which specializes in farm animal therapy. Individuals that come to the farm for healing and equine therapy cover every walk of life, including veterans, … Continue reading Gold Award Girl Scouts – Jessica Knight
Girl Scout troops come in every shape and size, each one with different needs, goals, and desires! Whether you lead a Brownie troop that wants to build a community garden, or an Ambassador troop who aims to travel abroad before graduation, setting clear expectations with both parents and girls is crucial for the success of … Continue reading Guide to the Perfect First Parent-Troop Meeting
Rob Grossberg is new to the world of Girl Scouts. His nine year old daughter, Emma, started Girl Scouts at the end of 2017 after a Back to School Night. Her awesome troop leader, Brianna Wilcox, is a fan favorite among the girls (and even offers to sew on the girl’s patches all year long). … Continue reading Girl Scout Dads: Rob Grossberg
Whether you’re a planner, an organizer, a camper, a money manager, or a cookie enthusiast, you can use your interests and availability to help build girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place. Not only will you be making a difference in the lives of girls, but they’re sure to … Continue reading Troop Volunteer Roles
Mark Stephenson served 36 years in the military before beginning his Girl Scout journey. He stepped up to the plate when the original leader for his daughter’s Girl Scout troop was ready for someone else to take over. After shadowing her for a year, he and his wife took over the troop. Two years later … Continue reading Meet Our Volunteers – Mark Stephenson