Tuesday, January 31, 2017

5..4..3..2.. The countdown to National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend is on!

National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend is February 24 – 26, 2017!

Girls around the country will be celebrating all of the amazing things they do with their cookie earnings, while highlighting the importance of the five essential life skills they learn through the Girl Scout Cookie Program!

Submit YOUR awesome cookie earnings stories to www.girlscouts.org/shareyourstory, and let the “Cookie Bosses” shine bright.

Stay tuned . . . select stories will be featured during National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend!

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Join Girl Scouts Today!

Are you ready to lead like a Girl Scout?

At Girl Scouts we combine life skills, STEM, the outdoors, and entrepreneurship with civic engagement to deliver crucial, life-changing, girl-led programming.

Our proven approach gives girls the opportunities to unleash their inner G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-Taker, Leader)™, prepare for a lifetime of leadership, and change the world. Whoa!

So what will you do? Cookies, badges, campfires, and friendship bracelets? You bet! But we’re so much more than that. At Girl Scouts, you’ll always get to think big, try new things, and be a role model in your community.

Here, the possibilities are absolutely endless. Because once your inner leader takes center stage, anything—and we mean anything—is possible.

Click below and enter your zip code to find troops and other opportunities near you!

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

GSCCC Receives Grant from the Amgen Foundation for Imagine Your STEM Future Program

 Girl Scouts of California's Central Coast has received a $15,000 grant from the Amgen Foundation to launch the 2017 Imagine Your STEM Future program, which will provide STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) activities to approximately 325 low-income girls, ages 5-18 in Ventura County. The Amgen Foundation seeks to advance excellence in science education to inspire the next generation of innovators, and invest in strengthening communities where Amgen staff members live and work.

The goal of the Imagine program is to expand girls’ STEM skills as they enjoy hands-on experiments, explore STEM careers, and care for their environment with the help of a strong network of volunteers.

Whether girls want to learn how to build a robot, a catapult, or participate in global conservation efforts, Girl Scout programs helps them imagine their STEM future with help from grantors such as the Amgen Foundation.

For more information, visit www.AmgenInspires.com and follow us on www.twitter.com/amgenfoundation

Tuesday, January 24, 2017


Only 11 days to go before Girl Scout S'mores™ cookies are officially available! 


S'mores wil be joined by our council's line-up of 8 other delicious Girl Scout cookie varieties!
What's Your Favorite? 

Find a Cookie Booth near YOU, here!

Just enter your zip code in the "Find Cookies!" tool to get dates and locations for Girl Scout Cookie sales in your area! 

The winning Girls’ Choice badge topic is in!

from GSUSA.

Girls have spoken! The winning Girls’ Choice badge topic for 2017 is in. So, without further ado, we’re pleased to announce . . .

The next Girls’ Choice badge will be Troop Camping! What a great way to build go-get-‘em problem-solvers, encourage challenge-seeking, and expose girls to new experiences as they grow their skills, confidence, and character. After all, camp life is the best life!

Many thanks to everyone who voted and shared the poll with girls. That’s how we keep this process girl-led, which is so important!

We can’t wait to roll up our sleeves and get started on these badges. Daisies will get a first taste of the camping fun and excitement in their first-ever Girls’ Choice badge, and then the Brownie Ambassador badges will build on that foundation.

Badge requirements will be available for download on June 15, 2017; badges and printed requirements will be in council shops by August. Keep an eye out for the badge design poll, which will be open from February 13 to 17. We will share that link in February.

In the meantime, start thinking about where this adventure will take you: Troop Camping awaits!

And girls, always remember, it’s your world.

Friday, January 20, 2017

How Do You S'more?

S'mores has been a long held tradition in the U.S., whose popularity has widely grown all over the world. In fact, we now celebrate a
National S'mores Day annually on August 10!

S'mores is the shortened version for "Some More" -- as in, "Can I have S'more, please?"

This tasty treat was popular with both Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts in the 1920's. In 1927, a recipe for "Some More" was published in "Tramping and Trailing with the Girl Scouts." Since then it has been a time honored tradition with Girl Scouts, leading up to the
Girl Scout S'mores™ cookies, available for the first time this year as part of the new Girl Scout cookie line up! 

S'mores are traditionally made by roasting marshmallows over a camp fire until golden brown, then sandwiching the gooey treat between two pieces of graham cracker, after adding a block of tasty chocolate of course! A tasty treat on a cold, outdoor evening of camping. Today, there are many different ways to make this popular treat. 

Girl Scouts S'mores cookies are one variation of this yummy goody. We've updated the modern S'mores snack with our own twist! We took a crispy graham cookie and double-dipped it with a yummy creme icing and a scrumptious chocolatey coating so you get all the flavor of this fireside favorite without the sticky mess. Made with real cocoa, this new cookie, is vegan, and free of artificial colors and preservatives.

So . . . How do YOU S'more?!

Cookie Season starts on February 4. You can find a Cookie Booth near YOU, here!
Just enter your zip code in the "Find Cookies!" tool to get dates and locations for Girl Scout Cookie sales in your area!

Thursday, January 19, 2017

It's S'More Than a Cookie!

At Cookie U, girls learn the 5 Skills (Money Management, Decision Making, People Skills, Business Ethics and Goal Setting) of the Cookie Program through hands-on, interactive stations.

There's still time to register for a session in YOUR area! Here are a few upcoming dates to gear up for cookie season starting February 4!

San Luis Obispo - Saturday, January 21
Goleta - Saturday, January 21
Salinas - Saturday, January 21
Camp Arnaz (Ventura) - Saturday, January 28

Register at GSCCC Activities List
NEW Girl Scout S'mores™

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Only 18 Days Until Girl Scout Cookie Season!!!

Cookie Season begins February 4 
through March 19!

It's almost here . . . the start of the Girl Scout cookie season! But if you just cannot WAIT to find out which cookies will be on offer from your local GSCCC troop on February 4, look no further!

And the line-up is . . . (drumroll) . . .

  • Girl Scout S'mores™
  • Lemonades™
  • Thanks-A-Lot®
  • Trios  
  • Caramel deLites®  
  • Peanut Butter Patties®
  • Peanut Butter Sandwich
  • Shortbread
  • Thin Mints® 

This year, Girl Scouts is unveiling the NEW Girl Scout S'mores™ Cookie--a tantalizing treat for your tastebuds! 


Find a Cookie Booth near YOU, here!

Just enter your zip code in the "Find Cookies!" tool to get dates and locations for Girl Scout Cookie sales in your area! 

Girl Scouts Learn About the Cookie Program at Cookie University!

What a crowd! This weekend's Cookie University kicked off with a bang at CLU in Thousand Oaks (pictured) and Santa Maria this weekend.


Girls learned the essential 5 skills of the Cookie Program through hands-on and interactive stations, including: 

  1. Money Management 
  2. Decision Making  
  3. People Skills  
  4. Business Ethics 
  5. Goal Setting

    Girls even got to taste the NEW Girl Scouts S'mores cookie for the first time! HOORAY!

Cookie U kicked off GSCCC's celebration of the 2017 Cookie Season, marking the 100th year of the first known sale of cookies by Girl Scouts!

Click here for more Cookie U. dates! See you there!