Introducing Madison Shepard

Dear Camp Menzies Campers, We are excited to introduce you to our new Outdoor Experience Manager, Madison Shepard a.k.a. Stars. As a former Girl Scout and Camp Menzies camper, she is excited to share her experience with you. The skills that she learned as a Girl Scout got her a job as a wilderness guide…

And Then it Rained: A GLOW Workshop

Following the guidebook, we needed to pass over a saddle feature about 7 miles before descending down into another valley. My feet were tired, my pack was heavy and I felt wet all the way to my bones. The gentle rain and constant fog was clogging my head with tiring thoughts. On top of that,…

Let’s Hear it for the Girls!

Brownie Troop 972 Embraces the Giving Spirit Making the world a better place is close to our hearts at Girl Scouts. From the moment a girl joins the Girl Scout Movement, she learns how even the youngest members can make a real difference in their communities. It’s something we Girl Scouts carry with us all…

Meet Local Legend Dr. Pam Marrone

It has been said that necessity is the mother of invention. That was definitely the case with Dr. Pam Marrone, founder and CEO of Marrone Bio Innovations in Davis, California. Former Girl Scout Marrone was named a “Local Legend” at Girl Scouts Heart of Central California and honored with an exhibit in the GSHCC STEM…

Girl Scout Strong

Troop 3100 of Roseville Dear Girl Scout Members, Volunteers and Supporters, I hope you and your families are well in light of the disastrous fires that have ravaged our region. We are proud to stand with you as you help friends, neighbors and sister Girl Scouts recover, and eventually rebuild. Coming together in times of…

Creating Sustainable Change

The Girl Scout Advantage: Meet Julia  For the students at Ridgeview Elementary School in Granite Bay, conservation and recycling are more than a fad. They’re a way of life – thanks to Julia Zasso. As a former Ridgeview student, Julia planned, designed and built a “conservation station” for 4th-6th grade students to use and recycle the…

The Girl Scout Advantage: Meet Taylor

Taylor is one of the faces of GSHCC’s “Just Imagine” campaign, designed to show how Girl Scouting gives girls an advantage in life. We first met her last year, when her proud mom started sharing pics of Taylor and the fun she was having with Girl Scout Troop 1111 in Tracy. We saw images of…

Everything You Need to Know About the Seven New Outdoor Badges

Last month we introduced a whopping 23 new badges, and we’re proud to say that seven are focused on building girls’ outdoor skills and know-how. For each Girl Scout level, the Outdoor Journey is anchored by the newest Girls’ Choice badge: Troop Camping. Since 2015, Girl Scouts has invited girls to voice their opinion and vote…

Gather ’round the Campfire with These Camp Songs!

Camp season is here! While many are loading up their overnight bags, preparing their favorite fireside snacks, and picking out their favorite swimsuits, we’re all about the camp songs that’ll be ringing in the air. To prepare our campers for the ultimate sing-along session, Girl Scouts of the USA asked their Facebook audience for the…

Through Thick & Thin: Meet Troop 1245

Thirteen years ago, eight 5-year-old girls got together for an adventure in Girl Scouting. This year, with their original troop leader and co-leader by their sides, the girls of Troop 1245 have bridged to adult status. Troop leader Taralyn Krohn tells us that the girls have grown and learned so much in their years together. In…

3 Ways to Unleash Your Daughter’s Inner Wonder Woman

With unstoppable bravery, super-human strength, and unwavering dedication to truth and justice (not to mention that awesome outfit) it’s easy to understand why little girls might be obsessed with Wonder Woman right now—and why parents might find the classic super hero to be a good role model. What mom or dad wouldn’t want a daughter…

Where Does Your Bridge Lead?

As spring moves toward summer, another longtime “change tradition” takes place—Girl Scout bridging ceremonies! Bridging is an important transition in a Girl Scout’s life. It’s the moment when a girl celebrates her incredible achievements from the past year and accepts the exciting new challenges that await her. Bridging ceremonies can take place at the beginning…