Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Council Offices will be closed 12/24 to 1/5.

The Council offices will be closed from December 24, and will re-open January 5.  The shop will re-open January 6, you can still visit our online shop, www.girlscouts.org/shop during our office closures.  

We look forward to starting 2015 with you.

If you have a Girl Scout emergency, you can contact GSCCC Answering Service: 800-340-7179.

Friday, December 12, 2014


Take your girls on a new adventure, make s'mores, cook outdoors, take a hike, observe the night sky, and even give archery a try! Contact staff to inquire about reservations for Cabin, Tent or Yurt camping at CampArnaz@girlscoutsccc.org
Looking for something fun to do with your troop while visiting Camp Arnaz?  We have several DIY kits available for check-out, including Brownie Senses, Junior Detective, Leather Stamping, SWAPs, and many more!  When you visit the webpage for the Arnaz Program Center, you can learn all about the kits and even reserve them online ahead of time!  
Visit www.girlscoutsccc.org/Arnaz for more information.

Leadership Awards - Bronze, Silver and Gold

During the recent Leaderamas, we realized there is some confusion about the pre-requisites and approval process for obtaining the Higher Awards (Bronze, Silver, and Gold Awards.) 

The council follows GSUSA standards for these awards so we all need to be handling them in the same manner. Some quick clarification is:

  • Bronze Awards (Juniors) require Troop Take Action projects. 
  • Silver Awards (Cadettes) require Individual or Small Group Take Action projects.
  • Gold Awards (Seniors/Ambassadors) require Individual Take Action projects. 
  • Bronze and Silver Awards do not require SU approval. They are to be approved by the Troop Leader based on the GSUSA guidelines.
  • Gold Awards are approved by the Council Gold Award committee.
Please share the "At-A-Glance" and a link to our Awards and Service page with your Leaders so they may effectively advise their Girl Scouts. Contact Pattie Mullins VP of Program and Volunteer Services or Marcy Reed, Volunteer Gold Award Committee Chair, if you have questions about any of the Highest Awards or want to set up a short presentation/training on the Highest Awards at an upcoming Service Unit meeting. 

You may send all of your higher awards questions to: mygoldaward@girlscoutsccc.orgThanks for all you do to further the Girl Scout mission.

For more details, you can read the Highest Awards "At-A-Glance" document prepared by GSUSA that provides an overview of the requirements and procedures. This document and a link to a Highest Awards FAQ are available on the GSCCC website's Awards and Service page.
All Service Units should follow this procedure.


Tuesday, December 9, 2014

eBiz Maintenance - 12/13

On Saturday, December 13, 2014, eBiz will be offline for maintenance.  This means that you will not be able to register for membership or events on this day.

We apologize for any inconvenience, please plan accordingly.   

If you have any questions, please contact mramirez@girlscoutsccc.org.

Friday, December 5, 2014

New Adult Award Guide Posted - Submissions Due 2/20/15

It's that time of year to think about all the amazing things our volunteer friends and colleagues in Girl Scouts do every day to make the world a better place. Review the Adult Awards Guide for all the information. Applications for National Awards (Volunteer of Excellence, Appreciation Pin, Honor Pin, and Thanks Badge) are due to council no later than February 20, 2015. Questions? Contact 

Thursday, December 4, 2014

GIRL SCOUTS DESTINATIONS - Second Round Applications

 Girl Scouts destinations is a nationwide Girl Scout program that provides girls 11-17 with an opportunity to apply for a specific Girl Scout destinations trip and meet other girls from across the street, across the country, or even across the ocean. Girl Scout destinations offer girls leadership and cross-cultural opportunities through regional, national and international travel. To apply, visit the destinations section of our  Travel page.

NOTE:  Late second-round applications are due to council no later than 1/10/15.  #TroopTravelThursday

Monday, December 1, 2014


Ready, Set, Go... Daisy ChainBrownie Circle, and NEWLY launched, Junior Knot. These are Step-by-Step Guides with detailed instructions to help with the first four meetings. Contact your Membership Manager staff for your packet. 



Available this month, a virtual toolkit with the basics for the new leader all in one place on the GSCCC website