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.
When planning travel for your troop, do you DIY it or go with a tour company? GSNorCal travel expert Sandy breaks down the pros and cons of each method, with lots of travel planning tips in between!
Every volunteer has the ability to make Girl Scout history. In Trina Merriman’s sixty-plus years as a Girl Scout, she built a legacy of impact for thousands of Girl Scouts across the country, from Golden Gate Bridging and San Francisco Pride Parade to awards, accomplishments, and more.
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.
Nearly 40 years since their Girl Scout trip to Europe and their last troop picnic, Troop 198 used technology and Girl Scout determination to bring the sisterhood back together again in 2018.
Camp can change your life. Girl Scout staff member and former camper and counselor Gabi shares how her experience at Camp Bothin shaped who she is today.
Members and volunteers know that Girl Scouts is more about STEM and service, or camping and community than cookies and crafts (although we do that too), but how do we refute this myth in our communities? By sharing what you and your girls are doing all year with local media! But you don’t need to have a public relations background to help your troops shine—here are 5 tips to get you started.
We can’t say it enough: Girl Scout camp is a transformative experience. Every summer, under the clear California skies, girls of all ages make new friends, push their limits, and learn to love the person that they are. We reached out to our camp alums to find out what camp meant to them and received an outpouring of love and beautiful camp stories. Here’s what they had to say.
Usually celebrated in March during Girl Scout Week, Girl Scout Sunday and Sabbath provide Girl Scouts with the opportunity to learn more about their chosen faith and share in one of the oldest Girl Scouting traditions, as well as a way to thank their local faith communities for any partnership or support.
After earning all their Daisy petals (and two financial literacy leaves) in one year, this troop of newly-minted Brownies set their sights on the 7 Brownie badges in the Legacy tier, which cover the core badge categories in Girl Scouting: Artist, Athlete, Citizen, Cook, First Aid, Naturalist, and Girl Scout Way. Believe it or not, they earned them all in one year! Here’s how they did it so your troop can get there too!
Girl Scouts is known for providing girls with an abundance of opportunities to help them become confident and courageous leaders. Delegate governance is just one of the many ways girls can step up and take the lead like a Girl Scout. In this post, Shannon shares some inspiring takeaways from the 2017 Girl Scout National Convention.