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…

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…

You GLOW, Girl!

Building Skills, Networks Focus of Annual Conference Last weekend, GSHCC welcomed more than 100 girls and some pretty amazing professional mentors for the 3rd annual Girls Leading Our Way (GLOW) conference at Cosumnes River College. While the date was April 1, this conference was no fooling around. From learning interview skills to exploring robotics, the…

Meet Shasta and Bones

Summer camp is the place where lifetime friendships–and memories–are made. We know that going to camp is often a girl’s first time away from home for an extended period of time, and this experience helps foster independence and confidence in a special way. Girl Scouts Heart of Central California (GSHCC) has been sharing the joys…

“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…

Explore the Outdoors

There is plenty of research to show that spending time in nature can nurture creativity and healthy social development, and help girls gain the skills to seek and conquer challenges. At resident camp, girls have the opportunity to discover and connect with the natural world, and learn how to take action like a G.I.R.L.! Whether…

GSHCC Website + Activities Tab = Girl Scout Opportunities

One of the best parts about being a Girl Scout is the chance to do amazing things. Build a cabin at camp, design (and use!) a makerspace, learn about horses and so much more! The key to all of these opportunities is the Activities calendar. Accessed through the GSHCC website, you’ll see that clicking the…