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

Friday, May 4, 2018

No Contest: Girl Scouts is the BEST Leadership Organization for Girls

Whether she's at camp or her next troop adventure, outdoor skills like 
climbing, kayaking, and hiking are at the heart of Girl Scout  programs.


The Benefits of Being a Girl Scout are Clear

Girl Scouts prepares girls for a lifetime of leadership like no other organization. From protecting our national parks to accepting a mission on the International Space Station to lobbying the city council, Girl Scouts is the best-suited organization to offer girls unparalleled opportunities to learn 21st-century skills and empower themselves with the experiences they need to succeed in life.


Access to cutting edge STEM programs and badges that prepare girls with soft skills to excel in the most competitive fields are a few benefits of being a Girl Scout.
“Girl Scouts is the premier leadership development organization for girls,” says Sylvia Acevedo, CEO of Girl Scouts of the USA. “We are, and will remain, the first choice for girls and parents who want to provide their girls with opportunities to build new skills; explore STEM and the outdoors; participate in community projects; and grow into happy, successful, and civically engaged adults. We’re dedicated to building that critical STEM workforce pipeline that businesses and communities across the country are looking for. Girls are our country’s greatest untapped resource and are the key to our nation’s competitive advantage in the digital economy we’re living in. They’ll be the drivers and the designers of our industries of the future, filling and creating jobs that don’t even exist yet. And at Girl Scouts, we’re preparing girls for these opportunities.”

Research shows that a girl learns best in an all-girl, girl-led, and girl-friendly environment. Here she can practice different skills; explore her potential; take on leadership positions; and even feel allowed to fail, dust herself off, get up, and try again.

This pro-girl environment is now more important than ever—and the proof is in the research. Compared to their peers, Girl Scouts are more likely than non–Girl Scouts to be leaders because they:

  1. Develop a strong sense of self 
  2. Seek challenges and learn from setbacks
  3. Display positive values
  4. Form and maintain healthy relationships
  5. Identify and solve problems in their communities

Girl Scout alums continue to make waves across industries, proof that the Girl Scout effect is lasting. In the United States, more than half of female business leaders, 73 percent of current female senators, and all secretaries of state are Girl Scout alums.

There’s no contest: Girl Scouts is unmatched in delivering proven outcomes that set girls up to close the gender gap and position our nation to compete in the global economy.

The Girl Scout Gold Award, the highest achievement in Girl Scouting, is a top-tier credential for girls as they enter their post–

high school lives, enabling them to distinguish themselves in the college admissions process, earn college scholarships, and enter the military one rank higher.

Our findings are clear—there has never been a better time to be a Girl Scout. Because when girls succeed, so does society. Invest in Girl Scouts. Change the world.



From GSUSA's Blog.

Thursday, March 22, 2018

4 Awesome Ways to Thank Your Girl Scout Volunteer


From GSUSA's Blog
April is National Volunteer Month! Celebrate your favorite Girl Scout volunteers with these thoughtful ideas! Whether you choose to do one activity or all, you’re sure to make the volunteers in your life feel loved and appreciated and remember all the reasons why they continue to give their time and hearts to the Girl Scout mission.

1. Send a personalized ecard! Who doesn’t love a fun ecard? This month, show the Girl Scout volunteer in your life—your Girl Scout VIP!—just how much they mean to you by choosing from one of four awesome predesigned ecard templates. Just fill in the blank to finish the sentence (keep it short and sweet, please!) and share your ecard with them on Facebook, on Twitter, or by email—SWEET! Get started.

2. Shout them out on social media! What better way to make your favorite Girl Scout volunteer feel special than to shout ‘em out for the world to know? They’re the best, and you’re proud to say it loud and clear: I love my Girl Scout volunteer!

During National Volunteer Week (April 15–21), head on over to your favorite social media pages and share why this volunteer (or volunteers!) is so special to you. Make sure to tag @girlscouts and include the hashtag #NVW2018 so we can follow the love.

3. Write them a handwritten letter! That’s right. Imagine their surprise when they open their mailbox and find an old-school letter from you. Need a little inspiration? Here are a few things you could include:


  • Why your favorite Girl Scout volunteer is so special
  • An especially memorable time when you were happy to have their guidance and support
  • How they have made a difference in your life
  • Your three favorite things about them
 
4. Buy them something special from the Girl Scout Shop! Shop our online store, GSCCC's Girl Scout Shop, and bring a smile to a volunteer’s face with a fun little token of your appreciation.

Know someone who isn’t a Girl Scout volunteer but would make a great one? Use one (or more!) of these thoughtful appreciation ideas to let them know how they could make a lasting difference in girls’ lives today!



Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Celebrate Leader Appreciation Day on April 22!

http://www.girlscouts.org/en/adults/volunteer/volunteer-appreciation/sharethanks-.html?j=3616816&e=eringwald@girlscoutsccc.org&l=34368_HTML&u=84546692&mid=6416623&jb=0

CELEBRATE LEADER APPRECIATION DAY ON APRIL 22!

April is National Volunteer month! All month long, show your favorite Girl Scout volunteer how much they mean to you!
 
PARENTS - PLAN AHEAD TO THANK YOUR LEADER on Sunday, April 22! 
On this day, girls and their families find special ways to thank Girl Scout volunteers. 
Here are some other suggestions to thank your Girl Scout Leader:   
  • Hand-written notes from girls or parents
  • A gift of flowers
  • Hand-made items from girls
  • Gift cards to a coffee shop or restaurant
  • Cards, emails or phone calls to express your gratitude
  • Ask the girls to think of a special "thank you"!

Know a wonderful Volunteer? During National Volunteer Week (April 23-29) you can also head on over to Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, and show love for your favorite Girl Scout volunteer by sharing what makes them so special to you. 

All month long, show your favorite Girl Scout volunteer how much they mean to you with a fun, personalized ecard
 
Choose from four predesigned templates. Just fill in their name in the text box provided, and share your ecard with them on Facebook, Twitter, or by email! And remember to tag @girlscouts and use #GSCCCVolunteer so we can follow the fun!