Tuesday, August 14, 2018

New Cookie to Join 2019 Lineup for the Girl Scout Cookie Program, Proven to Develop Essential Life and Business Skills for Girls


Girl Scouts of California’s Central Coast (GSCCC) and Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) announced that a new cookie, Caramel Chocolate Chip, will join the 2019 Girl Scout Cookie® season lineup, as a gluten-free offering with limited availability in select areas. More than just delicious cookies, the Girl Scout Cookie Program® fuels girls’ development of entrepreneurial and essential life skills, and the cookie earnings power amazing experiences for girl members.

The largest girl-led entrepreneurial program in the world, the Girl Scout Cookie Program is proven to help the majority of girl participants develop five essential life and business skills, fostering the next generation of women who are entrepreneurs and business leaders. A recent Girl Scout Research Institute study found that 85 percent of girls surveyed learned how to set goals and meet deadlines, 88 percent became effective decision-makers, 88 percent learned to manage money, 85 percent gained people skills, and 94 percent learned business ethics—all through the Girl Scout Cookie Program. Two out of three girls surveyed (66 percent) developed all five skills while doing amazing things for themselves and their communities.

Each and every purchase of Girl Scout Cookies—100 percent of the net revenue, which stays local—is an investment in girls and their leadership capabilities, both now and in the future. And Girl Scouts in the Ventura County area are able to do incredible things thanks to their cookie earnings.

“The Girl Scout Cookie Program plays a powerful role in developing financially savvy girl leaders,” said GSUSA CEO Sylvia Acevedo. “Girl entrepreneurs learn valuable interpersonal and business skills via the cookie program that help them become successful in their future careers, no matter what path they choose. My experience selling Girl Scout Cookies taught me to be creative, enterprising, and persistent, and helped me build self-confidence and resilience. When you buy Girl Scout Cookies you are not only helping girls become business trailblazers, you’re also helping them power their Girl Scout adventures and ensuring they have access to the cutting-edge leadership experiences and opportunities that only Girl Scouts can offer.”

Girl Scouts of California’s Central Coast will offer the gluten-free Caramel Chocolate Chip cookie, which joins classics like the Thin Mints®, Caramel deLites®, and Shortbread varieties. Caramel Chocolate Chip features rich caramel, semi-sweet chocolate chips, and a hint of sea salt in a chewy cookie. The new cookie is offered only in select Girl Scout council markets for as long as supplies last, and it can only be purchased from a registered Girl Scout. Like other similar consumer products, gluten-free cookies may be priced higher than other Girl Scout Cookies, reflecting the cost of production.

This July, GSUSA also announced 30 new badges now available exclusively for Girl Scouts ages 5–18 that not only enhance the one-of-a-kind Girl Scout experience, but also address some of society’s most pressing needs, such as cybersecurity, environmental advocacy, mechanical engineering, robotics, computer science, and space exploration. In a safe all-girl space, Girl Scouts develop important soft skills, including confidence and perseverance, as well as hard skills, setting them up for success and preparing them to take action for a better world.

To learn more about the Girl Scout Cookie Program and find out when Girl Scouts will be selling cookies near you, visit www.girlscoutcookies.org.

About GSCCC
Girl Scouts of California’s Central Coast serves over 10,200 girls across six counties and is committed to making the Girl Scout Leadership Experience available to girls in ways that impact their lives both in the moment and into the future. Girls participate in troops, individual projects, council events, day camps, resident camps and more. A variety of leadership, outdoor skills, and Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math (STEAM) based programs and events provide girls with opportunities to learn and explore in fun and informative ways. To join or volunteer in Santa Cruz, San Benito, Monterey, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara or Ventura County, visit: http://www.girlscoutsccc.org.

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

GSCCC Offices Closed July 4

GSCCC Offices will be closed tomorrow, Wednesday, July 4, 2018 in observance of Independence Day. Have a safe and happy 4th of July!

If you need to reach Council, please call our after hours number: 800 340-7179. Our website (including the online store) will also remain available: http://www.girlscoutsccc.org

Monday, July 2, 2018

Cookie Bonus Opportunity – Cookie Sale Program 2019


Want to get a start on your 2019 Cookie Sale? Here is an opportunity to earn an additional $.04 per box in the 2019 Cookie Sale!



“Online On Time” Cookie Bonus:  Earn up to an additional $.04 per package during the 2019 Cookie Sale Program.

Part One - By September 30, 2018 – to earn $.02 per package in the 2019 Cookie Sale:
  • Must have - 2 adults registered and background cleared.
  • Must have - 10 Daisy, Brownies, Junior or Group girls, 6 Cadettes or 4 Senior, Ambassadors registered in MyGS.
Part one - B - By November 15, 2018:

  • Participate in the 2018 Fall sale with a total Troop sale of $75.00 or more of nut/candy items, online or in-person.

All registered girls in “Online on Time” qualifying Troops will receive an Online Ontime Cookie Patch in Fall 2018.

Part Two - By March 10, 2019 – to earn and additional $.02 per package in the 2019 Cookie Sale. (*Part one must be completed to qualify.)
  • Have - a troop PGA, of registered girls, of 250 packages or more by the end of the 2019 Cookie Sale.

For additional questions please email info@girlscoutsccc.org





Thursday, May 31, 2018

2019 Cookie Sale Program Troop Proceeds Bonus Opportunity


Want to get a start on your 

2019 Cookie Sale? 

Here is an opportunity to earn an 

additional $.05 per box in 2019!


“Early Bird” Cookie Bonus! *Early bird patch exclusive to the cookie sale. 

Part One: By June 30, 2018 earn $.03 per package in the 2019 Cookie Sale as follows:
  • Have 2 adults registered and background cleared
  • Have registered in MyGS - 10 Daisy, Brownies, Junior or Group girls or 6 Cadettes or 4 Senior, Ambassadors 
  • Participate in the 2018 Fall Sale with a total Troop sale of $75.00 or more of nut/candy items, online or in-person.
Part Two: By March 10, 2019 earn and additional $.02 per package in the 2019 Cookie Sale. (Part one must be completed to qualify) that is a total of an additional $.05.
  • Have the following: A troop PGA, of registered Girls, with 250+ packages by the end of the 2019 cookie sale. 

GLUTEN-FREE COOKIE REQUESTS FOR 2019 WILL BE 
DUE FROM TROOPS BY SEPTEMBER 25, 2019. 

Look out for an email link to request your gluten free cookies this August for 2019! 

These cases of cookies will need to be added as part of your Troops initial order, due in late December. There will be no re-orders of gluten free cookies available during the sale. This variety of cookie will not be exchangeable at Service Unit or Council cupboards during the 2019 sale either.


Share photos and stories of the exciting adventures and/or meaningful projects that your troop did with their hard earned cookie funds! Just shoot an email to: media@girlscoutsccc.org

*All registered girls in “Early Bird” qualifying Troops will receive an Early Bird Cookie Patch in Fall 2018.

Registration for Summer Resident Camp at Camp Arnaz is Open!


Daisy/Brownie Summer Troop Camp: July 23 – July 25 - $275

Is your Daisy or Brownie level troop looking for a great first time camping experience? Join us at Camp Arnaz for two nights and three days of exploring nature, connecting with fellow Girl Scouts, and learning some awesome outdoor skills! Campers and Adult Leaders will sleep in a cabin or a yurt, and activities include pottery, knot tying, hiking, wilderness survival skills, team building, campfire program, camp games, archery, and more! Campers will also receive a Camp Arnaz patch and water bottle included with the registration.

*Two adult leaders from each troop are required to attend.
*GSCCC staff will provide all programming and meals. Adult volunteers are responsible for troop supervision, and attend camp at no cost. Adult Volunteers get to enjoy camp fun while supervising and bonding with your troop! 

Camp like a G.I.R.L. Scout - Summer Resident Camp at Camp Arnaz: July 30 – August 3 - $395

Camp like a G.I.R.L. this summer at Camp Arnaz! Join us for five days and four nights of adventure, skill learning, team building, and all around camp fun. Girls will sleep in cabins or yurts, and there will be an optional night to snooze under the stars. Activities will include archery, knot tying, pottery, wilderness survival skills, rock climbing, hiking, and more. Girls who are up for a challenge will have the opportunity to conquer a 10 mile hike up Sulphur Mountain! Campers will also receive a Camp Arnaz patch and water bottle included with the registration.

Camp Arnaz is looking for Counselors in Training! If you are a Senior or Ambassador Girl Scout who is looking to develop some leadership skills, help lead camp programs, but also join in on the fun, email Camp Director, Hilary "Leo" Kleiman at hilary.kleiman@girlscoutsccc.org with at least one paragraph describing why you 'd like to be a counselor in training at camp. Counselors in training attend camp at a discounted price. If interested, you must be approved by the camp director BEFORE registering.

Register Today To Reserve Your Space!


Thursday, May 24, 2018

GSCCC Offices Closed Memorial Day

GSCCC offices will be closed all day on Monday, May 28 in Observance of Memorial Day.


If you need to reach Council, please call our after hours number: 800 340-7179. Our website (including the online store) will also remain available: http://www.girlscoutsccc.org