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Monday, October 8, 2012

Great Girl Scout News - Tell Us Yours!

We love to hear your great Girl Scout successes! If you have a story to share, or a photo where all the girls pictured have been photo released, or you've seen a story in the news about Girl Scouts NorCal, please send it to dallen@girlscoutsnorcal.org so we can tell the world about how Girl Scouts is making the world a better place!  

Congratulations to Service Unit #103 – Sonoma Valley for winning 2nd place in the 2012 Vintage Festival Night Parade. Their beautiful star-lit float was wrapped with the handmade flower skirt to summer Sonoma Day Camp campers made in June.  Star holiday lights hung up above the girls sitting around the campfire roasting marshmallows by their signature Girl Scout hot pink tent. Off the back of the float the rest of the girls were helping to carry the tails to the shooting stars off the back. The girls were literally beaming as they walked down the street and the crowds cheered for them.

Here's an excellent story about Girl Scouts' Camp Tall Trees in the Eureka Times-Standard from our Girl Scout Grapevine press representative, Cheryl Kingham! "For the fourth year in a row, Girl Scouts of Northern California's Camp Tall Trees residential camp served up summer fun, environmental education, outdoor adventure and traditional campfire programs to Humboldt and Del Norte Girl Scouts. Two weeks of camp concluded with a Hawaiian-themed camp for Cadette Girl Scouts over seven days, while an Explorer session of five days was for girls going into fourth and fifth grades and three sessions of camp were offered for the youngest Girl Scouts -- those going into first through third grades -- who got to be a Pixie, Fairy or Sprite for two days." Read more ...

Thanks to Firestone in Redwood City who recently worked with Troop 32952 on a Car Care Clinic for the teen girls! Max, Tracy, and the Firestone staff did a great job helping our Girl Scouts get correct information on car maintenance. Check out teensdrivesmart.com to get more teen education and tips on driving from Firestone. 

The Santa Clara Weekly covered Ducky Derby, our Girl Scout fundraiser at Great America last month that raised more than $10,000 for Girl Scouts! Congratulations to our two biggest winners, eight-year-old Adriana of Clearlake’s Troop 10670 who placed second and won an iPad2, and eight-year-old Lynette of Oakland’s Troop 32362 who took the grand prize of the newest version of the iPad. "For 100 years, the Girl Scouts of the USA has been developing the future leaders of America.  Young girls involved in scouting learn confidence and build character through camping, team building, and philanthropy.  To honor the past 100 years and the vision of founder Juliette Gordon Low, the Girl Scouts have been celebrating throughout the past 18 months." Read more ...

Troop 70553 of southern Humboldt County reached out to their community to recruit new troop members through their local media with an awesome story in The Redwood Times! In their article, the girls emphasized their focus on community service: "We are a community service troop dedicated in doing good deeds within our Southern Humboldt community. We volunteer at the food pantry in Garberville, pick up litter around town, visit the elderly at the hospital and skilled nursing facility, donate and hide colored Easter eggs for the Community Park event and march in the rodeo parade and ride on the Girl Scout troop float, to name a few regular activities." Read more ... 

We've been honoring the Top 100 Women "Greening" the Future for Northern California this year, and we've already celebrated at 6 of 7 events all throughout our council! Our most recent ceremony, in Menlo Park, has been covered by New York Times best-selling author and Stanford University professor, Bob Sutton, in his blog, found online here. Our event in Chico was featured on KNVN 24 in Chico and Redding; you can watch the clip here. Tickets and sponsorships are still available for our Grand Finale Forever Green Awards in Santa Rosa Nov. 8 at Paradise Ridge Winery - click here for information on how to join us!

Remember, we want to hear your Girl Scout news! Send it to dallen@girlscoutsnorcal.org.

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