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.
On October 1, 2007, five Girl Scout councils merged to form Girl Scouts of Northern California. In the spirit of our 10 year celebration, our CEO Marina Park shares 10 highlights from the last decade that have personally touched her heart and give her hope for our future.
Looking to level up your troop’s outdoor experience? In this Q&A, expert outdoorsman and author of Moon California Camping, Tom Stienstra shares his advice for camping with kids, helpful tips for first time campers, and suggests new campgrounds to explore in California.
Angela shares her story (and lessons learned along the way) in navigating her experience as a multi-level troop leader!
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).