Friday, January 20, 2017

How Do You S'more?

S'mores has been a long held tradition in the U.S., whose popularity has widely grown all over the world. In fact, we now celebrate a
National S'mores Day annually on August 10!

S'mores is the shortened version for "Some More" -- as in, "Can I have S'more, please?"

This tasty treat was popular with both Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts in the 1920's. In 1927, a recipe for "Some More" was published in "Tramping and Trailing with the Girl Scouts." Since then it has been a time honored tradition with Girl Scouts, leading up to the
Girl Scout S'mores™ cookies, available for the first time this year as part of the new Girl Scout cookie line up! 

S'mores are traditionally made by roasting marshmallows over a camp fire until golden brown, then sandwiching the gooey treat between two pieces of graham cracker, after adding a block of tasty chocolate of course! A tasty treat on a cold, outdoor evening of camping. Today, there are many different ways to make this popular treat. 

Girl Scouts S'mores cookies are one variation of this yummy goody. We've updated the modern S'mores snack with our own twist! We took a crispy graham cookie and double-dipped it with a yummy creme icing and a scrumptious chocolatey coating so you get all the flavor of this fireside favorite without the sticky mess. Made with real cocoa, this new cookie, is vegan, and free of artificial colors and preservatives.

So . . . How do YOU S'more?!

Cookie Season starts on February 4. You can find a Cookie Booth near YOU, here!
Just enter your zip code in the "Find Cookies!" tool to get dates and locations for Girl Scout Cookie sales in your area!

Thursday, January 19, 2017

It's S'More Than a Cookie!

At Cookie U, girls learn the 5 Skills (Money Management, Decision Making, People Skills, Business Ethics and Goal Setting) of the Cookie Program through hands-on, interactive stations.

There's still time to register for a session in YOUR area! Here are a few upcoming dates to gear up for cookie season starting February 4!

San Luis Obispo - Saturday, January 21
Goleta - Saturday, January 21
Salinas - Saturday, January 21
Camp Arnaz (Ventura) - Saturday, January 28

Register at GSCCC Activities List
NEW Girl Scout S'mores™

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Only 18 Days Until Girl Scout Cookie Season!!!

Cookie Season begins February 4 
through March 19!

It's almost here . . . the start of the Girl Scout cookie season! But if you just cannot WAIT to find out which cookies will be on offer from your local GSCCC troop on February 4, look no further!

And the line-up is . . . (drumroll) . . .

  • Girl Scout S'mores™
  • Lemonades™
  • Thanks-A-Lot®
  • Trios  
  • Caramel deLites®  
  • Peanut Butter Patties®
  • Peanut Butter Sandwich
  • Shortbread
  • Thin Mints® 

This year, Girl Scouts is unveiling the NEW Girl Scout S'mores™ Cookie--a tantalizing treat for your tastebuds! 


Find a Cookie Booth near YOU, here!

Just enter your zip code in the "Find Cookies!" tool to get dates and locations for Girl Scout Cookie sales in your area! 

Girl Scouts Learn About the Cookie Program at Cookie University!

What a crowd! This weekend's Cookie University kicked off with a bang at CLU in Thousand Oaks (pictured) and Santa Maria this weekend.


Girls learned the essential 5 skills of the Cookie Program through hands-on and interactive stations, including: 

  1. Money Management 
  2. Decision Making  
  3. People Skills  
  4. Business Ethics 
  5. Goal Setting

    Girls even got to taste the NEW Girl Scouts S'mores cookie for the first time! HOORAY!

Cookie U kicked off GSCCC's celebration of the 2017 Cookie Season, marking the 100th year of the first known sale of cookies by Girl Scouts!

Click here for more Cookie U. dates! See you there!

Girl Scouts Participate in MLK March in Oxnard

About 600 people marched through the streets of Oxnard in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday, January 16, 2017. 

This year's program theme was "Unity through Love and Awareness."

A slew of local politicians and civic leaders attended the march. Ventura County Supervisor John Zaragoza presented a commendation certificate for the Martin Luther King Jr. Committee of Ventura County on behalf of all the supervisors.

Local Girl Scouts from California's Central Coast also participated in the peaceful march to commemorate Dr. King's birthday.

The march started at Plaza Park at 8 a.m. and ended at the Oxnard Performing Arts Center. 

Oxnard High School student musicians performed at the Arts Center, followed by a commemorative program.

Friday, January 13, 2017

Heritage Oaks Bank Sponsors Cookie U!

Girl Scouts of California’s Central Coast would like to thank Heritage Oaks Bank for sponsoring our 2017 Cookie University!

Their support helps fund Girl Scouts, as they navigate through Cookie U learning the 5 skills of the Cookie Program through hands-on and interactive stations.

These skills include:

Money Management
Decision Making
People Skills
Business Ethics
Goal Setting 

Thank you Heritage Oaks Bank, for supporting Girl Scouts!