It’s no surprise that Bay Area Girl Scout alum Michele Gee has pursued a career making our world a better place. After reading about her in a recent profile by the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy, we were eager to reach out and ask her to reflect on her years as a Girl Scout. We also wanted to hear more about her experience leading people and programs for the most visited unit of the National Park Service in the country, and the largest urban park in the world.
Girl Scout Cookies power big adventures for girls! Girl Scout travel guru Sandy Norman talks all about her recent trip to Peru with 15 GSNorCal girls (and how Girl Scout Cookies funded their adventure).
Girl Scout Suhani started her Gold Award, 1000 Bits of Hope, to help bridge the gender gap in computer science. Here are her best tips in starting your own successful Gold Award!
There are many ways to be a leader in Girl Scouts. Avery earned her Leadership in Action award to become a Camp Aide, and learned what it really means to be a leader and a role model for younger girls.
Believe it or not, it is absolutely possible to run a Girl Scout troop remotely from home! When the schools closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, I wanted my girls to be able to stay connected in a difficult time. But changing up Girl Scout troop meeting can feel a little daunting, so I’ve put together some of my best tips on how to get your virtual meetings going.
My experiences as a Girl Scout Girl Board Participant are something that I will cherish forever. I will always be able to look back on these moments and remember how I learned about critical thinking and problem solving in real world situations, communicating with higher up officials and adults, and transitioning into the role of a leader.
Girl Scout Ambassador Arpitha saw first-hand how visual impairment can make even basic tasks impossible for people around the world. With the help of her robotics training in Girl Scouts, her Gold Award project is changing people’s lives for the better.
For the last 25 years, GSNorCal offices and retail stores have held a One Warm Coat drive in the month of November. Learn how this year’s drive went, how to participate next year, or how to host your own coat drive!
Girl Scout Senior Avery grew up wanting to do everything the older Girl Scouts did, including the Girl Scout Destinations travel abroad program! She shares what she learned on her adventure to Iceland, and how to ace the application for your travel abroad Destination:
On September 19, 2019, GSNorCal hosted a special reception in San Francisco called Celebrating G.I.R.L.s. to celebrate and recognize the very best of Girl Scouts. The event honored Girl Scout alums who have been recognized in tech, journalism, even the Olympics, who point to Girl Scouts as the turning point of their personal and professional successes. Even GSUSA CEO Sylvia Acevedo gave a stirring keynote speech.
What exactly goes into organizing a successful Camporee? What even is a Camporee? And how has Service Unit 643 pulled off 10 years of successful ones? GSNorCal’s Volunteer Development Manager gets the scoop.