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…

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…

Why camp is a cell-free environment

    You’ve packed her sneakers, a sweatshirt for those cool evenings around the campfire, a swimsuit and her favorite stuffed animal. The camp checklist is all marked off, but you’re a little nervous…maybe you’ll feel better if you just pack one more thing. It’s not on the list, but you reason that it won’t…

Happy Campers: Why Camp is Important for Girls

Summer camp–the pitch a tent, explore the outdoors, sing around the campfire kind of camp–is not only a fun way to spend the summer, but it also provides a foundation of independence and leadership that can extend well into adulthood. “Camp is one of the few institutions where young people can experience and satisfy their…

“Make Your Own Badge” Site Shutting Down in June: The Why and the How

A Message from GSUSA:  Launched in 2011, Girl Scouts’ Make Your Own Badge site was designed to offer girls a truly girl-led experience. With the Make Your Own option, Girl Scouts could get creative in designing a badge not already offered through our program, around a topic of particular interest to them. After all, a…

Beyond The 5 Skills

Earning the Girl Scout Cookie Activity Pin Girl Scouts! Did you know that in addition to earning troop and individual rewards, you can also earn a Cookie Activity Pin for your work with the Girl Scout Cookie Program? Each year, the pin is a different color–that means you can earn a new one each year!…

The Results Are In: Meet the Winning Girls’ Choice Badge Designs!

Two weeks ago, girls had the chance to vote on one of two designs for the new badge they’ll be able to earn this coming fall—Troop Camping. (It’s her world—we’re just here to guide her!) Thanks to everyone who cast a vote and made their voices heard! Check out the winning designs—did your favorite take…

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…

Girls’ Choice Badges Are Back: Voting Is Open Through January 22!

At Girl Scouts, girl-led programming that speaks to and nurtures girls’ interests and skills (they have so many!) is at the very core of our mission to build girls of courage, confidence, and character. At every turn, we want her to know the world is hers, and so we give her countless opportunities to unleash…

Top 5 Reasons to Attend GLOW!

The GLOW (Girls Leading Our Way) Conference is coming back this year and you’re in for a special treat. Expect a great line-up, quality leadership workshops for girls and adults, lots of networking and fun team-building activities—all taking place in Sacramento on Saturday, September 19, 2015. Register NOW through June 1 and get the early bird…

Agriculture Adventure Day

Agriculture Adventure Day is back this year! Join your sister Girl Scouts and the California Women for Agriculture on May 2 for this fun event packed with hands-on activities, agriculture demonstrations, games and more. Learn about a variety of farm animals and make your own ice cream in a bag. Plus, meet women from local universities, farms, ranches,…