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The Hub at Bothin

     

Support the 1912 Campaign

for The Hub at Bothin

Join us in building tomorrow’s leaders. Your gift will support the construction of The Hub - a dedicated program space at the heart of the Bothin campus that includes an Outdoor Learning Lab and Welcome Center. 

  • Our Goal – to raise funds towards the final $300,000 needed to complete a $3M campaign for The Hub by September 30, 2022. Funds raised above the goal will support camp investments and programmatic experiences that will happen at Bothin.

  • What is the 1912 Campaign? – Girl Scouts was founded on March 12, 1912. This year, 2022, marks the 110th Anniversary of Girl Scouts. To commemorate the founding of our program and to help raise the remaining funds, we are asking supporters to give a minimum gift of $1,912. 

  • Donor Recognition – Every gift that totals $1,912 will be listed on our donor wall, to be constructed upon completion of The Hub.

Learn more with our Frequently Asked Questions or Donate Now!


The Campaign in Brief

Girl Scouts of Northern California has raised $2.9 million of a $3 million Campaign for Bothin to build The Hub. With just $50,000 left to raise, now is the time to get involved. During COVID-19, we pressed pause on this project, and shifted our focus to prioritize virtual programs to keep girls connected safely. Emerging from the pandemic, the Hub’s purpose—to build connections with each other and with nature and to provide a safe space for shared learning and community-building—is more important than ever.  

The Hub at Bothin

Bothin is a program center and camp, surrounded by Marin Open Space, within a 2-hour drive of 80% of GSNorCal’s over 42,000 members. Girls and volunteers visit year-round for day, full weekend, and summer camp experiences, “glamping” in affordable yurts, open-air cabins, and 100 year-old dormitories. With the addition of The Hub, these outdoor experiences will be even better! 

The Hub will include:

  • An Outdoor Learning Lab. Approximately 2,000 sq. ft. of covered space with electricity and ceiling fans for everything from STEM projects, to volunteer learning, to outdoor cooking, and yoga. 
  • A Welcome Center. An approximately 1,000 sq. ft. building with a welcome area, office space, gender-neutral and accessible restrooms, and much-needed storage to support flexible programming in the outdoor learning lab. 

Campaign Timeline

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  • -Suzanne Bell, GSNorCal Board Member, Campaign Chair, Donor

  • "I’m supporting the Hub because Bothin is at the heart of our council and the Hub will be the heart of Bothin. Accessible to all and offering innovative space for girl and adult programming, the Hub will be a place where Girl Scouts can come together for the fun and life-changing experience that camp provides and leave equipped for lives of courage, confidence and character."

  • "Spending days and nights [at camp] with girls who comfort and encourage you in hard times, who help you overcome a fear or are understanding of your emotions, helps you become a better person. The best part of camp is knowing that when you leave you have accomplished something so special."

  • -Jessica P., GSNorCal Counselor in Training and Bothin, Sylark Ranch, and Sugar Pine Camper 

  • -Cady Burstein, Troop Leader 

  • "Camp Bothin has been an integral part of my Girl Scout experience. As I learn about the plans for the new Girl Scout Hub being built at Camp Bothin my planning brain is going at full speed. I can visualize all of the possibilities of having covered learning space and a more prominent greeting location to greet the campers we host for Camporee. Getting girls outdoors was Juliette Gordon Low’s dream and Camp Bothin is a realization of that dream. I look forward to more years of Camporee at Camp Bothin."

   


Check out other supporters of The Hub at Bothin
Campaign for Bothin Committee

Suzanne Bell, Chair, Palo Alto

Tina Amber, Pleasanton

Jana Barsten, Los Gatos

Diana Bell, Oakland 

Ellen Bermingham, Napa

Kathy Bloch, Sonoma

Ginger Bryant, San Leandro

Leslie Carmichael, Los Altos 

Arletta Cortright, Fairfield

Mary Cranston, San Rafael

Karen Derr Gilbert, Orinda

Helen Hilton Raiser, San Francisco 

Derek Kingham, McKinleyville

Byrd Lochtie, Eureka

Amy Love, Los Gatos

Peg McAllister, San Anselmo 

Leslie Miller, Kentfield

Ellen Richey, Berkeley

Sarahi Espinoza Salamanca, Mountain View

To learn more about this campaign contact Samantha Seals-Martin, Chief Development Officer at sseals-martin@gsnorcal.org or (510) 562-8470 ext. 1510