Mark Wedgworth grew up exploring the backcountry of Arizona, where his love for the outdoors stemmed and continued to flourish. A true S.T.E.A.M. pioneer, he followed his passion for math and music throughout his education, earning a Computer Science Degree with the Engineering College at Northern Arizona University. His experience with National Account Management and … Continue reading Girl Scout Dads: Mark Wedgworth
Our Girl Scout volunteers make everything that we do possible, from leading troops and helping out with cookie season, to organizing backpacking trips and driving to events! Without the support of parents, it is profoundly more difficult to ensure that your troop’s year will run smoothly. So what’s the best way to ask parents to … Continue reading Tips for Recruiting Troop Volunteers
John Gorman has lived in Thousand Oaks his whole life. As an environmental inspector for LA County, he enjoys being out in nature (particularly anything ocean or beach-related). Before joining Girl Scouts as a volunteer, his fascination with the weather led him to pursue a degree in atmospheric science from UCLA. When the co-leader of … Continue reading Girl Scout Dads: John Gorman
Mike Hodges wears many different hats – many of which revolve around being involved with and giving back to his community. He is a full time Staff Analyst for the County of San Benito, School Board President at Montana del Sasso School, Director of Admissions at the Salinas Airshow, Special Guest Committee member at the … Continue reading Girl Scout Dads: Mike Hodges
Karen Noel is a troop leader from Paso Robles. Her Girl Scout journey started when she was just a Brownie, with her aunt as her leader. Her aunt’s dedication of her time inspired Karen to do the same for her son when he joined Boy Scouts, and for her granddaughter in Girl Scouts. She has … Continue reading Meet Our Volunteers – Karen Noel
Girl Scouts of California’s Central Coast is proud to honor the 2019 Women of Distinction for their accomplishments, community leadership, and commitment to making a positive difference in the Girl Scout community and beyond. Six dedicated women have been selected to receive this honor, and we are beyond grateful for their service. Here are the … Continue reading 2019 Women of Distinction
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
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
Get ready to experience the unstoppable power of young people on a global level! Because April 21 is Global Youth Service Day, when kids and teens from around the globe unite to make the world a better place. Sound familiar? (Hint: look no further than a green trefoil.) This year, Girl Scouts across the United … Continue reading Take Three Steps to an Amazing Global Youth Services Day!
Every day, Girl Scout volunteers make it possible for girls across the country to enjoy and benefit from an adventure-making, skill-building, lead-taking, life-changing good time. It’s undeniable: without our volunteers’ commitment to unleashing the G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader)™ in every girl, we couldn’t and wouldn’t be the largest girls’ leadership organization in the world! … Continue reading Girl Scout Volunteers, We Love You!