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Volunteer View: August 2021

Girl Scouts exploring the forest

Save these Important Product Program Dates!

Fall Take Action Program and the 2022 Cookie Program are on the horizon! We’ve collected all the important dates here for you to put on your troop and service unit calendars, from open for business dates to our newly rebranded EntreprenHERs in Action Day—formerly Digital Day, it’s the same exciting kickoff for girls and families with a new name to reflect all the incredible work our young entrepreneurs are doing.

Fall Take Action Program

October 2–November 21: Open for business

August 11: Service Unit virtual kickoff at 6 PM

September 11: Troop volunteer virtual kickoff at 10 AM

October 2: EntreprenHERs in Action Day

October 2–October 25: Fall program online open for ship, donate and girl delivery

October 26–November 21: Online open for shipped and donated only

2022 Cookie Program

February 1–March 27: Open for business

December 1 and 4: Service Unit virtual kickoffs

December 8 and 11: Troop volunteer virtual kickoffs

January 29: EntreprenHERs in Action Day

February 1: Digital Cookie stores open for business

March 27: Cookie businesses close

Keep an eye out for more information coming soon on the website!


Girl Scout Resources for a Sunny August

As you rev up for the back-to-school season and reconnect with your troop after summer, we’ve got everything you need for a fresh start

Big Discounts on Uniforms and More!

Now through August 30, all orders of $50 or more placed directly with GSNorCal through our online order form, email or phone receive an additional 10% off and free shipping! We're swimming in uniforms and other core product you'll want for Back to Troop! Your order helps our whole council rebuild sustainably, so thank you!

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How to Celebrate the LGBTQ+ Community with Your Troop

Want to learn more about the LGBTQ+ so you can support all your Girl Scouts and families? Troop Leader Jennifer Roper has pulled together an amazing list of activities and resources to get you started.

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COVID-19 Council Updates

We’ve updated our council COVID guidelines. Masks will only be required indoors when youth are present for all, regardless of vaccination status. Masks are not required in adult-only settings indoors or outdoors for vaccinated individuals. Unvaccinated individuals should continue wearing masks. Visit our COVID-19 updates page for more information.

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Volunteer Opportunities

Join us for a gsCommunity Photo Scavenger Hunt! Get your girls outdoors and in your community to show off their Girl Scout pride! Take photos of your girls in uniform or wearing our new Girl Scouts Change the World T-shirt (design to be finalized soon) doing what they do best: Girl Scouting!

It all kicks off the weekend of August 28 and ends with Join Girl Scouts Week on September 9 through 19. Connect with your service unit to participate in other special events and celebrations or write to Priti Singh at to learn how you can participate!

Reminders and Announcements

Don’t miss a moment of Girl Scouts as we return to in-person events, meetings, and activities! Maximize your rewards and renew today for another year of support and sisterhood.

Know a family curious about Girl Scouts, but not quite ready to join? Invite them to one of our many virtual open house events!

Consider writing for The Trailhead! We are always on the lookout for volunteers to share ideas and expertise, and always happy to create more resources to support your work. Got an idea for an article? Email

Does your employer offer “Dollars for Doers"? Many companies encourage their employees to volunteer in the communities where they live and work—in turn, the employer will offer matching dollars for the hours. Inquire with your Human Resources department about your program, or check out this list of companies that offer this kind of financial support!

Looking for previous issues of Volunteer View? Check them out on our GSNorCal Publications page.