Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Wednesday, Sept 28 and Thursday, Sept 29, GSCCC offices and shops will be closed

All GSCCC offices and shops will be closed Wednesday, September 28 and Thursday, September 29 for staff training. The Castroville office and shop will also be closed Tuesday, September 27 and Friday, September 30.

You will be able to find information and shop online at our website.

NOTE: If you need immediate assistance for an urgent matter during this time, please contact the Answering Service at: 800-340-7179.



Friday, September 23, 2016

Second Annual FORK IT OVER Fundraiser a Success for Camp Arnaz!

A big GSCCC thank you to everyone who supported us on Thursday, September 15th at the Fork It Over fundraiser at the Palm Garden Hotel in Thousand Oaks.

The venue was absolutely beautiful, and a big shout out to the Palm Garden Hotel and Brendan’s Irish Pub for hosting us this year!  The event was a huge success thanks to over 250 guests who supported Girl Scouts of California’s Central Coast and Camp Arnaz through our silent auction, limited opportunity drawings and the first ever “sit-upon matching gift challenge”. 

A few of you wondered - what is a sit-upon? 
It’s a Girl Scout tradition inspired from a 5-gallon paint bucket.  Girls pack their camping supplies in buckets and use them to sit-upon around the camp fire.  It also helps to reinforce only packing what they can carry and that “less is more”.  Outdoor experiences build confidence and self-reliance – critical life skills that are part of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience.  Help us spread the word as we “pass the virtual sit-upon” to raise money.
       
Support us with the sit-upon matching gift challenge for Camp Arnaz Picnic Tables, inspired by a GSCCC volunteer and donor.  Our generous donor will generously match $2,500 if we raise $2,500 for a total of $5,000 to replace damaged picnic tables at Camp Arnaz.  To donate please click here and select Camp Arnaz Program Center to help us reach our goal of $2,500 by the end of September. 

Chef Winners: After the “sit-upon challenge” we congratulated chef winners who created delicious culinary treats out of Girl Scout cookies.
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     Diana Campos, Assisted Home Health and Hospice - People's Choice for Savory:  Winning Recipe: Citrus cranberry stuffed mushrooms made with Cranberry Citrus Crisps Girl Scout cookies.
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      Alison & Kelly, The Sugar Lab – People’s Choice for Sweet: Winning Recipe: Mint      Toasted S'mores Bar made with Thin Mints.

·    Merley Greenidge, Celebrate Sweetly Gifting Company - Judge's Choice Savory: Lemon Crusted Chicken which utilized Lemonades Girl Scout Cookies.

·   Executive Chef Alex Montoya, The Cave at Ventura Wine Company - Judge's Choice for   Sweet: Thin Mint Frozen Custard with a Shortbread Macaroon & Peanut Butter Whipped Cream - an entry that used 3 different types of Girl Scout cookies.
  
Thank you to our Panel of Judges!



They had a tough job!  Top L-R: Southern California Gas Company (SoCalGas) ’s Maria Ventura, Pacific Coast Business Times Publisher Linda LeBrock, Ventura County Star's Lisa McKinnon Bottom L-R: Thousand Oaks Chief of Police Tim Hagel, Assemblymember Jacqui Irwin, Maureen Selvin, Palm Garden Hotel & Spa

THANK YOU to our generous 2016 Fork It Over sponsors:  Insperity, Oak Barrel & Bloom Co., The Palm Garden, Brendan’s Irish Pub, The Kearney Family, Borge Riis-Vestergaard, Conejo Awards, Assisted Home Health & Hospice, Logix Credit Union, CBC Federal Credit Union, Rotary Club of Thousans Oaks, Limoneira, Pathfinder Logistics, Saralux, Coast Hills Credit Union, Heritage Oaks Bank, Camarillo and Oxnard Children’s Dental Group, M2 Media, Trophy Nut, AVC the Audio Visual Co., Pacific Coast Business Times and Tenent Healthcare.  We could not deliver on our mission of building girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place without your financial contributions.  Thank you!

And last but never least, a big thank you and much gratitude to all the silent auction donors, our volunteers, and the amazing committee members that made this event such a success!   

SUGAR LAB!
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Monday, September 12, 2016

GSCCC Hosts FREE "Tent or Treat" Event at Camp Arnaz October 29th!



Girl Scouts of California’s Central Coast
"Tent or Treat" at Camp Arnaz on Saturday, October 29th!

Come and celebrate Tent or Treat, an open house event at Camp Arnaz presented in part by the Harriett H. Samuelsson Foundation.This is a FREE event for the public--and Girl Scouts but you must register in advance at http://www.girlscoutsccc.org/tentortreat.

Tent or Treat will help introduce families to the programs offered at Camp Arnaz, as well as provide an afternoon of fun-filled hands-on activities and yummy treats. Camp Arnaz Program Center is located at 155 Sulphur Mountain Road, Ventura, CA 93001.

Complimentary hot dogs will be served. Delicious S’mores will also be on offer, courtesy of the Rotary Club of Ventura. Costumed characters will be floating around the campsite, along with other fun surprises!
 
Activity stations will meander throughout the Arnaz property at seven locations to give families a tour of the unique campsite.  Girls and boys will each receive a brown-bag for candy along with a map and a “passport.” Passports get stamped as they complete each station and there's even a drawing for a pumpkin, at the end!

Hoooowl around hands-on activity stations throughout Camp Arnaz, including:

o   Spidery Habitats
o   Swamp + Fog = H2Os the Thing!
o   High Voltage - Watt can you do?
o   Old Mine Maze - Finite Vs Infinite
o   Graveyard - R.R.R. vs. R.I.P.
o   Visit Troop Hosted Candy Stations!
o   Join us for Hot Dogs and S'mores  

For information and tickets, visit http://www.girlscoutsccc.org/tentortreat or call: (805) 232-2427.