Welcome to The Trailhead!

The Trailhead is for you: troop leaders and volunteers who are looking for resources, support, inspiration, and answers to your most pressing questions. We’ll be posting every Tuesday, so check back weekly for new content (and be sure to subscribe so that you never miss a beat)!


Meet Our Team

Editor – Leah Takahashi

Leah TakahashiLeah is the Marketing Manager for Girl Scouts of Northern California, where she creates content, plans blog posts, and promotes all things Girl Scouts in all formats digital. Leah joined Girl Scouts at the age of 5 and has been a part of the organization ever since (shout out to Troop 31213 – woot woot). During her younger Girl Scout days, Leah did everything from selling thousands of Girl Scout Cookies to serving as a National Delegate at the 2011 Convention and even earning her Gold Award in 2012. She may be young, but she’s got plenty of Girl Scout experience under her belt and is excited to share it with you!

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Writer – Marissa Vessels

Marissa is a lifetime Gold Award Girl Scout and Director of Marketing at Girl Scout of Northern California. Though she’s originally from Southern California (Yay, Girl Scouts of San Gorgonio Council!), she moved to the East Bay in 2010 and never looked back. Over the past 20 years of her membership, Marissa has been honored to serve Girl Scouts as a camp director, National Delegate, member of the National Board Leadership Lanes, troop leader, STEM program instructor, Gold Award advisor, founder of a Campus Girl Scouts chapter, and more, and she’s so excited to share her experiences through The Trailhead.

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Questions? Comments? Post suggestions? Drop us a line!

The Trailhead team is available Monday – Friday, 9AM to 5PM. If you’re looking to contact Girl Scouts NorCal, please reach out to our Member Services team at info@girlscoutsnorcal.org.

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