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…

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…

Girl Scout Volunteers, We Love You!

That’s right—we’re talking to you, our extraordinary volunteers, who tirelessly give of their hearts and time to help us unleash the leader in every G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader)™. This Valentine’s Day, we want you to know that we see you, we appreciate you, and yes—we love you! We know we don’t say it nearly…

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…

Girls’ Choice Badges: We Have a Winner!

Girls have spoken! The winning Girls’ Choice badge topic for 2017 is in. So, without further ado, we’re pleased to announce . . . The next Girls’ Choice badge will be Troop Camping! What a great way to build go-get-‘em problem-solvers, encourage challenge-seeking, and expose girls to new experiences as they grow their skills, confidence,…

Makerspace Taskforce

Creative minds needed! We’re bringing big changes to the Sacramento Program Center and we need girls to lend their innovative ideas to the GSHCC Makerspace. No experience necessary. Girl Scout Seniors and Ambassadors are welcome to apply for the Makerspace Taskforce. This group will play a critical role in designing the space, conceptualizing programs, and…

Bling Your Booth and Join Cookie Troop 100

In honor of the 100th anniversary of the first known sale of cookies by Girl Scouts, we’re taking #BlingYourBooth to a whole new level by inviting you to be a part of the new Cookie Troop 100. Here’s how: Set a troop goal and share the plan for your cookie money—what amazing stuff will you…