Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Shops Will Be Closed Sept 28 - 30. Tomorrow is the Last Sept Shopping Day

GSCCC Retail Shops will be closed for inventory Sept 28 - 30, so shop tomorrow between 10am and 4pm if you'd like to pick something up before the month ends!

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Gluten Free Orders Due September 27

The 2016 Gluten Free Cookie Program
Yay! Gluten Free Trios are coming back!
Once again, the demand for gluten free options in our cookies increased last year and we are bringing back the gluten free Trios cookie.
In order to participate, your Troop order needs to be submitted by September 27.  Parents, make sure you communicate with your Troop Leader or Cookie Chair as to how many packages of gluten free Trios your Girl Scout estimates needing. Gluten Free Trios will be delivered with your regular cookie orders at the end of January.

Troop Leaders or Cookie Chairs, please submit your orders here!  Only one order per troop.  If you need more information, read details below.

Why do I need to order now?  Cookies do not start until next YEAR?
  • Due to limited gluten-free facilities and production time, ABC must have our order quantity early.
  • Troops interested in selling the gluten free Trio cookie must place their order before September 27, 2015, by completing the Participation Interest Form.
  • Only troops that order before September 27, 2015 will have gluten free Trio cookies for direct orders and booth sales. 
  • Gluten free Trios will not be available in Cookie Cupboards, or Warehouses.
  • Gluten free Trios will be distributed to participating troops with their initial cookie order in January 2016.
Troops must meet the following criteria in order to participate in the gluten free program:

About the Cookie: 
In the 2014-15 season, ABC was pleased to introduce a new and improved gluten free cookie made with real peanut butter, delicious chocolate chips, and certified whole grain, gluten free oats. What a treat! 

Gluten free Trios allows those trying to avoid gluten to support the efforts of Girl Scouts as they enjoy a product created just for them.

A few facts about Gluten Free Trios:
  • Produced in a dedicated gluten free facility
  • Made with real peanut butter, real chocolate chips, certified gluten free whole grain oats and real butter
  • No artificial flavors, no artificial colors, no high-fructose corn syrup, no palm oil and no hydrogenated oils. Nutritional information available here.
  • Price per package is $5.00 - NO PRICE INCREASE
  • According to Nielsen research, peanut butter cookie sales are up 144% in dollars compared to a year ago.*

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

September GSCCC News

Warm Welcome to New Staff!

Amanda Hofmann-Handy is joining the Program and Volunteer Services team as the Manager of Outdoor Experience and STEM. She will be working out of Camp Arnaz. Amanda holds a degree in Environmental Studies, and has a strong background in zoology, conservation, and biodiversity. She is an avid outdoors woman; enjoying both camping and horticulture. Amanda has created and delivered combined discipline and STEM educational programing for over a decade. Amanda comes from a long line of Girl Scouts and is "over the moon" to be working here. On her first day, she was held captive by a family of deer grazing outside her Arnaz office door. Life doesn't get much better!

WHAT MAKES VOLUNTEERING FOR GIRL SCOUTS SO SPECIAL? What motivates you to volunteer? What do you find personally rewarding about volunteering? What benefits are your girls getting? Send us a sentence or two about what being a Girl Scout volunteer means to  You will receive a Thank You gift for sharing your thoughts.

Fork It Over Date

GSCCC Fundraising Event, Fork It Over,
to benefit Camp Arnaz!  
October 28 from 6-9 pm
Palm Garden Hotel, Thousand Oaks
Fork It Over is a Girl Scout Cookie culinary competition that will feature savory appetizers and sweet desserts made by noted chefs in our community. Attendees will be able to taste the entries, and enjoy samplings of beverages from local vendors, and will receive a recipe book featuring the event entries. For more information and to purchase tickets, please go  Please come out and support our cherished Camp Arnaz!


  • Beginning Archery, San Luis Obispo, September 12
  • Entertainment Technology Badge Workshop, Capitola, September 13
  • First Aid & CPR Training, King City, September 19
  • First Aid & CPR Training, Paso Robles, September 19
  • Creek Defenders, Oak Park, September 19
  • What's the Scoop?! (Highest Awards Workshop), Castroville, September 26
  • Hooked on Fishing, Ventura, September 26
  • Gauchos Women's Soccer, Santa Barbara, October 15
  • The Sound of Music, Ahmanson Theater, October 17 
Register via the GSCCC Events Calendar.  Questions? Contact

Mark your calendar for Saturday, October 3. We will be participating in the annual Day of Caring sponsored by the United Way of Ventura County, and our very own Camp Arnaz will be one of the work sites. We will be working to restore the apple orchard and surrounding environs, including projects in landscaping and painting. Watch the GSCCC Events Calendar, and participate as an individual or a troop!

ArtemisLogoCREATING CAMP ARTEMIS SOUTH - Volunteers Needed! Camp Artemis and Artemis Leadership Training Adventure (ALTA) are the two parts of an exciting and innovative outdoor leadership program of the Girl Scouts of California's Central Coast.
Due to the demand, GSCCC is interested in establishing a second Camp Artemis in the southern part of our council by 2017. We cannot do this without dedicated adult volunteers. If you are interested in becoming an adult volunteer for Camp Artemis South, please contact Melissa Baffa, VP of Program and Volunteer Services at or 805-232-3984. This is your chance to help us establish our premier sustainable leadership development program for girls, by girls, and have lots of fun! Please let us know as soon as possible, because the training pipeline begins right away!

Formerly called Leaderama, this workshop is open to all volunteers, including new and experienced leaders. Please join us for fun, training, and networking. Check the GSCCC Events Calendar and register today.
  • Sunday, October 4 - Arnaz Program Center
  • Saturday, October 10 - California Lutheran University, Thousand Oaks
  • Saturday, October 17 - San Luis Obispo
  • Saturday, October 24 - Castroville 
Troops earn funds for troop activities at the start of the Girl Scout year. Girl Scouts ask friends and families to help support their troop and council by renewing their favorite magazines, subscribing to new ones, and ordering nuts & candy items.

HOW THE PROGRAM WORKS  Two components (Magazines and Nuts & Candies); girls are encouraged to offer both products to friends and family.
To Learn more, visit the Fall Product Sale webpage and make sure a troop representative attends Service Unit Training.

Questions? Contact: Carol  

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