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…

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…

Let’s celebrate Girl Scout Week like a G.I.R.L.

Yay—Girl Scout Week is almost here! Let’s get ready for that special time of year when Girl Scouts of all ages celebrate and show the world what it means to be a G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader)™. Let’s make this year’s activities extra special. Here are a few ideas to get you started—one for each…

A Message From Our National CEO

Innovating on Behalf of Girls At Girl Scouts we are always thinking about the future and how we can best prepare the next generation of girls to take the lead every day. Our Movement has such a rich history of forward thinking and innovation—and now in our second century, as we advance the Girl Scout mission…

Troop Spotlight: “The Grandma Troop”

“If our girls live by the Girl Scout Law, they will be set for life,” said Carolyn, a retired educator, grandmother and co-troop leader of Girl Scout Troop 245. Carolyn and her co-leader Marilyn, also a grandmother and educator, are dedicated to the Girl Scout Movement. And we love their story. This duo’s passion for…

GSHCC’s Volunteer Award Recipients 2015

Girl Scouts Heart of Central California is so proud to have a community of amazing volunteers! This year, eighteen nominations for GSUSA recognitions were approved by the council board of directors for presentation at the Annual Council Meeting on February 7, 2015. These adult recognitions are the most prestigious that can be given to an…

5 Things I’m Still Thinking About From Convention

Picturesque Salt Lake City Utah was the setting for the 53rd Annual Girl Scout National Convention held October 16-19, 2014. Thousands of Girl Scouts of all ages and designations came together in Salt Lake to reinvigorate the Movement, celebrate tri-annual accomplishments, and chart the future. I attended convention as a National Council Delegate first and…

Girl Scout Award Highlights

Girl Scout Silver Award Ceremony, Girls Who Inspire Award Ceremony, bridging ceremonies, and Court of Awards—there are SO many Girl Scout accomplishments to celebrate this time of year. And we couldn’t be more proud! Here are a few highlights… This pic collage is from a recent Court of Awards Ceremony. The girls worked so hard…

Anna Maria Chávez sets the Record Straight

“At Girl Scouts, we stand for girls. Our mission is to help today’s girls develop the skills they need to become tomorrow’s leaders.” Girl Scouts of the USA CEO Anna Maria Chávez sets the record straight on recent misconceptions. Please watch this video…  For more information, visit the “For the Record” section on our website.  

Invite a Friend!

As a volunteer, you introduce girls to new experiences that show them they’re capable of more than they ever imagined. You’re their cheerleader, guide, and mentor, helping them develop skills and confidence that will last a lifetime. Pull your friends together and talk about the fun you’ve had with Girl Scouts! Over coffee, dessert, or…