Oh, the Places She’ll Go!

Did you know that girls have the opportunity to travel to 17 states and 14 countries with Girl Scouts?! With Destinations you can swim with dolphins, explore the world, scuba dive with sea turtles, rock climb in Ireland or see Juliette Gordon Low’s birthplace, and so much more. Traveling with Girl Scouts isn’t your typical…

Goal Setting: A Key Piece of “The 5 Skills”

If you don’t know where you’re going, how will you know when you’ve arrived? That’s a good point, and just one of many reasons why “goal setting” is a key component of Girl Scouting’s entrepreneurship programs. (Just to recap: The 5 Skills are goal setting, decision making, people skills, money management and business ethics.) In…

The 5 Skills: Why Girls Need People Skills

Girl Scouts’ entrepreneurship programs offer so much more than the opportunity to make a sale or earn a reward. Entrepreneurship skills are important for every girl, even if they don’t “plan to go into business” as adults. There are real world applications for each of The 5 Skills.   Today we are going to talk…

Two Local Girl Scouts Honored as 2016 “National Young Women of Distinction”

Each year, Girl Scouts of the USA confers special honors on ten young women who personify the organization’s goal of building girls of courage, confidence and character. Chosen from among recipients of the Girl Scout Gold Award nation’s 112 Girl Scout councils, these ladies are recognized as “National Young Women of Distinction.” Their Gold Award…

Have S’more Fun

There was fire. There was singing. And, there was a collective Girl Scout cheer at approximately 10 a.m. on August 10 at Johnson-Springview Park in Rocklin. The previous record for the most people making s’mores at one time was 423, and after all the witness statements were tallied, GSHCC had 453 people assembling their s’mores…

Meet the Vision Thrive Committee

As your Vision Thrive committee, we are volunteers who represent you. We want to know what your volunteer experience is like, and how we can help improve it. We come from all over the council, and we want to hear from you! Reach out to us at visionthrive@girlscoutshcc.org with questions or concerns about GSHCC’s move to…

Girl Scout Silver Award Success

Girl Scout Cadettes Juliet and Emma recently learned about a special organization that helps homeless youth, Wind Youth Services, and they decided to make that the focus of their Girl Scout Silver Award project. Wind Youth Services offers Sacramento youth meals, counseling, basic medical care, a clothing closet, sanitary supplies, employment, educational assistance and more….

The Beckett Family Blood Drive

Sarah Beckett has been a Girl Scout for seven years and is a recipient of the Girl Scout Silver Award. On June 3, just two days before the Girls Who Inspire ceremony, she and her family were in a devastating car accident. The Beckett Family is continuing to work towards recovery, but have a long…

Tales From Camp

This session brought us some great new things! The groups that were with us were FYI: For Your Imagination, Camp Connection, Camp Quest, Compass Club, Dare to Do It, Little Buckaroos, and Pixie Dust. This new group of campers got to hang out with our longer session campers from Camp Like a Girl. We saw…

Tales From Camp

Our second and third session at Camp Menzies was a great success! We had so many excellent groups with us: Backwoods Pioneers, Extreme Cuisine, Fairy Lights, Horse Explorers, Myths, Magic, & More, Self-Rescuing Princesses, Camp Like a Girl, On the Loose, and our second travel program, Surf, Sand, & Sail! On our first day, everyone…

Tales From Camp

Welcome to another amazing summer at Camp Menzies! My name is Unicorn and I’m from England–just one of the many international staff members working here at camp. I’ll be your virtual counselor this season, bringing the Menzies’ Magic and memories through the GSHCC blog series: Tales From Camp. Throughout the summer, I’ll be posting updates…

Girl Scout Proud

Did you know that 2016 represents the 100th year of the Girl Scout Gold Award? It’s a big year! This week, three GSHCC Girl Scout Gold Award recipients (Manal, Ayana and Leyna) will join other Girl Scouts from around the country, and Girl Scouts of the USA CEO Anna Maria Chavez at a special centennial…