Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Register for Cookie U!

Learn how to be a business SAVVY cookie seller at Girl Scouts of California's Central Coast 1st Annual COOKIE UNIVERSITY! You will join hundreds of Girl Scouts who will kick-off the 2013 Cookie Season with a series of hands-on and interactive booths that will help add the WOW to your sale.

At Cookie U, students will learn: how to set goals, plan a budget, practice managing money and valuable customer service skills. You will also have the opportunity to create fun cookie marketing crafts, as well as, learn more about Operation Gratitude and how they can help send more boxes of cookies to deployed military personnel. An adult booth will also be available for troop volunteers and parents to obtain age-specific information and ask questions.

DATE: Saturday, January 5, 2013 - three regional locations.
TIME: 9:00am-2:00pm - girls will have staggered start times. Daisy girls/troops will start first, all start times will be listed on final reminder email sent one week before event.
FEE: $5.00 for Girls
Free for Adults (must still register for event)

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

GSUSA: Sandy Hook Girl Scouts

From Anna Maria Chavez, CEO, GSUSA --
As more details have emerged about the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School, we were saddened to learn that eight Girl Scout Daisies and sons of two Girl Scout families have died as a result of the shootings. We are devastated by these losses and will keep the families in our hearts.

From Girl Scouts of Connecticut
Many sister Girl Scouts have asked what they can do to help. Currently, Girl Scouts of Connecticut is planning a memorial service with the Newtown Service Unit in mid-January. At that time, they will be presenting thoughts, prayers, and well-wishes on trefoil art. If you or any of your troops would like to participate, please send these trefoils to: Hartford Service Center, c/o Trefoil Project, 340 Washington St., Hartford, CT 06106.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

How to Call Council During Phone Conversion

Our apologies for any disruptions during the council phone system conversion. Please note ways to reach the council during this temporary time period if you encounter difficulties when dialing: 800-822-2427 or either of the local Castroville or Ventura office phone numbers:

  • Help Desk:
  • Santa Cruz, San Benito and Monterey Counties: 703-304-1958 (cell)
  • San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties: 805-345-1374 (cell) 
  • Camp Arnaz:  805-649-8860
  • Emergency and After Hours:  800-340-7179
General council information: