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Council Publications

Girl Scouts of Northern California has a number of digital and print publications to keep you informed and ensure girls get the most out of their Girl Scout experience.

For questions about GSNorCal's emails or publications, please contact Marissa Vessels, Director of Marketing, at mvessels@gsnorcal.org.

Programs & Events Emails

Every two weeks, we send an email to registered volunteers and parents informing them of upcoming events in their area. All troop-based volunteers and parents will receive this email to the address we have on file in their MyGS profile and do not need to subscribe to these emails.

Camp Brochure

The camp brochure houses all available programs for our resident summer camps—Bothin, Skylark Ranch, and Sugar Pine. The camp brochure is available online in October and is mailed to returning campers, troop leaders, and Girl Scout families.

CEO Updates

As needed, the GSNorCal CEO sends email updates to every registered parent, adult member, lifetime member, and volunteer.

2019

March 3, 2019: World Thinking Day; camp and cookie season updates; Highest Awards; Annual Meeting announcement; Program & Property Plan updates

May 3, 2019: A spectacular day for celebrating 6,000 G.I.R.L.s at Golden Gate Bridging; A new Program Center coming soon for Butte County; Celebrating resilience in Butte County; Listening to the Voice of Members at our 2019 Annual Meeting; Working together to increase access to essential Girl Scout experiences for girls who live in low-income communities; State of the Council and 2018 Annual Report; Summer camp is calling!; 742 graduating seniors

August 9, 2019: Thank You for All that You Do: A Note of Appreciation from GSNorCal CEO

August 23, 2019: Fall Celebration, September 19: Celebrating Girl Scouts and Raising Funds for GSNorCal and our Opportunity Fund; Camp News; Troop Fundamentals: Spotlight on Badges, Product Program, and Guide Events; Highest Awards; Staff updates: Changes in Program, Membership, and Volunteer Support; Remember to Renew Your Membership!

2018

February 9, 2018: Celebrating Bronze, Silver, and Gold Award Girl Scouts; Lead The Way recap; the Girl Scout Cookie program is off to great start; summer camp adventures ahead; $414,000 raised to re-open Camp Hidden Falls; a reflection on Discoveree 2018; resources for adults to facilitate difficult conversations with girls

March 30, 2018: Girl Scout Spirit Day on April 12th; great news for cookies (and camps and girls); new nut and magazine vendors for our Fall Sale program; progress on camp and program center building projects; registration for GSNorCal's Annual Meeting at Camp Bothin on April 21

April 11, 2018: The power of Girl Scouts; Why parents and schools might be confused and why their confusion creates risk for Girl Scouts; how you can be a champion for Girl Scouts

May 4, 2018: Girl Scouts flourish at Golden Gate Bridging; Annual Meeting update and introducing our newly elected Board President, Board members and Board Development Committee; update on confusion about “scouting for girls”

June 22, 2018: Congratulations to graduating seniors and Gold Award Girl Scouts; camp property updates; new additions to the Early Fall Preview; The Girl Scout difference as explained by girls; answering questions about the Boy Scouts

September 28, 2018: Summer camp success and camp property updates; the 2019 Program Guide is here; reflecting on the fall Summit; new STEM badges.

November 14, 2018: Response to tragedies in Wisconsin and Butte County; honoring our veterans; congratulations to National Gold Award GIrl Scout Sakshi and other higher award announcements; new cybersecurity badges.

December 22, 2018: Highlighting a Paradise Silver Award project; Camp Bothin renovations update; gratitude for volunteers and donors; cookie season starts January 28; summer camp registration is open.

2017

January 19, 2017: Girl Scouts and the Inauguration

February 1, 2017: 2017 cookie sale, summer camp registration, property plan update, camp investment campaign

March 10, 2017: Girl Scout Medal of Honor recipient, 2017 cookie program ending, 2017 winter storms, camp registration, 2017 annual meeting

April 12, 2017: anticipated sale of Camp Deer Lake

May 21, 2017: new National CEO, Golden Gate Bridging, 2018-2020 council strategic priorities, top cookie seller celebrations, report on 2017 annual meeting, Deer Lake closing ceremony, Space Cookies go to Nationals, an act of kindness from Troop 90747

June 29th, 2017: Camp Sugar Pine closure for remainder of 2017

July 31, 2017: Camp CEO, 38 new badges and Journeys, property update

September 22, 2017: Update on the sale of Cordelia

October 1, 2017: Celebrating GSNorCal's 10th Anniversary

October 11, 2017: North Bay fires, G.I.R.L./Convention 2017, the Boy Scouts' decision to recruit girls

October 17, 2017: a special update for our members in the North Bay re: the North Bay fires

October 20, 2017: North Bay fire relief efforts, summer camp 2018, fall sale, Girl Scouts at Dreamforce, GGB 2018, and Regional Delegate nominations

December 16, 2017: empowering girls to lead, encouraging girls to explore STEM, building outdoor skills and investing in camps, and Girl Board Participant applications

2016

October 20, 2016: staffing changes, NYWOD 2016, program and property plan update, regional and national delegate nominations, Raising Awesome Girls

November 7, 2016: program and property plan updates

November 15, 2016: a response to the 2016 election and Citizen badges for every age level

November 30, 2016: Women's March on Washington

December 21, 2016: getting prepared for the new year, saying farefell to staff, office and camp holiday closures, The Trailhead


The Guide

The Guide is GSNorCal's annual one-stop-shop for the year's Programs and Events. The Guide is completed every year in mid-to-late August and is mailed to every Girl Scout family and troop leader.

The Trailhead

The Trailhead is GSNorCal's troop volunteer support blog. We publish new posts every Tuesday. Visit The Trailhead to subscribe and read our posts!

Volunteer View

Volunteer View is an email newsletter sent to all registered troop and service unit volunteers on the first day of every month.