Friday, August 29, 2014

2014 National Council Session Proposals - Let your voice be heard!

The National Council is charged with giving broad direction to the future of the Girl Scout Movement.As required by the Girl Scouts of the USA Constitution in the Blue Book of Basic Documents, the National Council convenes every three yearsand is the major link between Girl Scout councils and the national organization. As members of the GSUSA corporation, while at the National Council Session, delegates will act on proposals submitted by the National Board and Girl Scout councils, as well as any amendments to the Constitution of GSUSA. Council Delegates were selected by local service units and represent each of our members at the National Convention. It is important that we hear from YOU.  Please Click here to review and vote on the following three proposals. In addition, we are asking for your feedback on our ongoing Outdoor Program discussion.  We know the importance of the Girl Scout Outdoor experience and would like to hear from you.

Girl Scouts Kick-off a New Year with September 6, Event


11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

  • Fun activities for girls
  • Light refreshments
  • Hands-on look at Do-It-Yourself Program Kits
  • Purchase GS supplies for the upcoming year (only in Ventura & Castroville); get to spin price wheel with minimum $20 purchase
  • Sign-up for the new Girl Scout year
  • Hands-on assistance with online registration to help you qualify for the ONLINE ON-TIME Reward (see below)

Council acknowledges leadership with promotions and synergistic realignment.

Girl Scouts of California's Central Coast has announced the promotions of Controller, Lori Riis-Vestergaard to Chief Financial Officer, and Desiree Stilwell from Director to Vice President of Sales as the organization’s retail operations, and product sales align under Finance.
"Both women have demonstrated exceptional leadership skills in their respective areas to serve the council," said Gina M. Jaeger council Chief Executive Officer. "We are thrilled to be able to recognize their contributions.”

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Thursday, August 14, 2014

A Girl Scout's Essay of her Travels to the Virgin Islands

Tall Ship Sailing in the Virgin Islands - June 2014

Bryce Kulzer

The Girl Scout destination that I attended was the Tall Ship Sailing in the Virgin Islands. This was a great trip, perfect for any beginners or experts in sailing. We started off in St. Thomas, and would sail for three hours a day to somewhere new. While sailing, we would take turns steering the boat, keeping lookout, and work together to raise and lower the sails.
            This trip gave me many great memories, friends, and sailing experience. There was a perfect amount of time for learning how to sail, and to bond with the other girls on the trip. I came into this destination with a very small amount of sailing experience, but by the end of the week, I knew everything about sailing. In the beginning of the week, they separate you into three groups, each group tends a different part of the boat each day, and then switch off throughout the week, this way you know how to handle every part of the boat. The way the owners of the boat taught was very effective, and they made it a very fun. After we sailed each morning, we would drop the anchor and spend the rest of the afternoon doing activities of choice. You could snorkel, kayak, stand up paddle board, jump from the deck, or even just swim around the boat.
            On this trip, you can look forward to seeing beautiful and unique sea life when you snorkel, learning about the stars and having a spectacular view of them, and you will get to meet so many new friends. On this trip there is also a lot of freedom, once your morning of sailing is done, you are free to do whatever you want, there was one time when my friends and I jumped off every place possible that we could find on the boat.

            If you go on this destination, just remember to bring lots of sunscreen (bring the lotion kind, because the spray kind isn’t allowed), bring at least two or three swimsuits, drink lots of water to keep yourself hydrated in the humid heat, don’t pack too much because they need room for everyone’s bag, and be sure to snorkel at least once on the trip, because the sea life there is amazing.