Saturday, May 25, 2013

Amazing Summer Events!

Leadership and adventure camps, music badge concerts, kayaking, archery, ballgames, and experience and write about in your summer journal!  

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Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Message from GSUSA regarding Oklahoma City Girl Scouts

A message from Anna Maria Chavez 

I stand with all Girl Scouts across the country and around the world in offering my thoughts and prayers to all of those who have been affected by the massive and devastating tornado that tore through the Oklahoma City area on Monday. As Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin said, it was a tragic day for the people of her state and, indeed, for all of us, as the death toll now stands at 24 and includes a Girl Scout, who was a member of the Girl Scouts-Western Oklahoma Council.

All staff members of the Girl Scouts-Western Oklahoma Council, which is based in Oklahoma City, are accounted for and safe. The council appreciates all of the good wishes, but is unable to handle all of the calls and emails at this time. We ask that you not call or email the council, but instead check its website or Facebook and Twitter feeds for the latest information. The council also cannot accommodate material donations, such as blankets and other goods. Instead, the council has created the Girl Scouts Western Oklahoma Tornado Relief Fund that will help get troops back up and running, provide scholarships for program and camp participation, and offer other support to Girl Scouts in the affected areas. You can text the word GIRLS to 20222 to make a $10 donation. In addition, the council is encouraging girls to send messages or art in the shape of the Girl Scout trefoil that it will present this summer to Girl Scouts affected by the storm. Send your trefoil artwork to:

Girl Scouts-Western Oklahoma
Mary Nichols' Family Leadership Center
6100 N. Robinson Ave.
Oklahoma City, Okla. 73118

I want to thank everyone for their thoughtful messages of caring and concern for our sisters at the Girl Scouts-Western Oklahoma Council. Even as we grieve for our sister Girl Scout and all those who lost their lives, we are sustained by the resilience of the human spirit and the knowledge that the people of Oklahoma will, in time, recover and rebuild. We have endured in the past year a number of terrible and tragic events, and throughout it all, Girl Scouts have shown remarkable courage, commitment, and leadership. I know that our girls and adult volunteers will do so again in the wake of this tragedy.


Anna Maria Chávez
Chief Executive Officer
Girl Scouts of the USA

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Gina M. Jaeger Announced as Chief Executive Officer

After a national search, the Board of Directors of Girl Scouts of California’s Central Coast (GSCCC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Gina M. Jaeger as Chief Executive Officer.

Jaeger assumes the leadership of GSCCC following a thirty-year career in the United States Navy, most recently as commanding officer of Naval Health Clinic Corpus Christi, at a time when the Girl Scouts organization has just entered a new century in its history of empowering girls to reach their fullest potential.


Friday, May 10, 2013

Camp Artemis Summer Adventure July 21-27

A fun and life-enriching week awaits girls in the beautiful Santa Cruz Mountains.

The program of Camp Artemis is based on leadership development in an outdoor setting with backpacking, sleeping in a personal tent, archery, swimming, leadership skill-building and making new friends...learn more...


Registration Closes:  June 15

Orientation Day:  June 22

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Thursday, May 2, 2013

Leader eBulletin - May

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GSUSA Membership Fee is $15

GET READY Make sure all renewing girls are on your roster!
GET SET Gather any information that has changed this year for each of your girls.
GO! The Early Bird Membership Registration Campaign officially began May 1!


GOLD AWARD INFORMATION WEBINAR Thursday, June 6, 2013, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm - Thinking about earning your Gold? Want to know more about the process before you dive in? Register for webinar:  

ARTEMIS Summer Outdoor Leadership Camp REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!    A fun and life-enriching week of outdoor camp awaits Girls 5th - 12th grade at Artemis from July 21 - 27 in the Santa Cruz mountains.


GIRL SCOUT OLYMPICS June 1, 2013, Thousand Oaks.
SPRING/SUMMER PROGRAM EVENTS Check out our super-cool Summer Program activities at A few of the Summer Programs available:
  • Designs on Chocolate -  Salinas:  5/11
  • Hike Bike and BBQ - Aptos: 6/1
  • Girl Scout Engineering Day for Juniors - SLO: 6/1
  • Kayaking -Ventura: 06/02 & 06/08
  • Zoo Snooze - Santa Barbara: 6/21
  • Rock Climbing Lock-In - Ventura: 6/2
Saturday Shop Hours for May 4, 2013 11am-3pm

BREAKING NEWS: A brand new council online shop has officially launched! All national Girl Scout products, and soon, council's own items, are available.