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Volunteer View: September 2021


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The 2021 Fall Take Action Program Launches October 2!

Get your girls prepped to hone their entrepreneurial skills at the virtual Troop Volunteer Kickoff on September 11 at 10:00 AM! We are so excited to share the theme, products, and service opportunities of the 2021 Fall Take Action Program. This year’s Fall Take Action Program benefits the emperor penguin!

Pro-Tip-On October 2, girls and families can join us for EntreprenHERs in Action Day! Formerly known as Digital Day, this free virtual event will show girls how they can support the conservation of the emperor penguin, explore ways to grow their nut and candy businesses, and HAVE FUN!

Plus, we are offering another exclusive pre-order tee for girls and volunteers to purchase: Girl Scouts Love Penguins! Tees are available for pre-order through September 6, 2021 and will ship in late September.

Resources for a Cozy Girl Scout Fall

This fall, check out resources to stay safe, save money, and celebrate all Girl Scouts, from our littlest Daisy to our accomplished alums!

25% Off All Girl Scout Inventory In-Store

We're having a huge inventory blowout sale—all items in stock are 25% off, even clearance items! Both San Jose and Alameda stores are now open for in-person shopping. National prices will be increasing on September 7th, but we are delaying the increase, so you can save even more from online prices. Limited to stock on hand, so place your orders early!

 

Register for Honoring Girl Scout Heroes

Join us for Honoring Girl Scout Heroes, a Celebration of Courageous Leadership, our FREE virtual fundraiser on Thursday, September 23, 2021 at 4:30 PM! This inspiring event will honor Northern California Girl Scout alums who made a difference during the challenges of 2020–2021, including in racial justice, health, fighting fires, and technology innovations. Featuring: girl stories, special tributes, and a chance for you to become a hero for Girl Scouts in your community.

 

COVID-19 Updates

To keep girls and volunteers safe, we are continually updating our COVID-19 guidelines for Girl Scouting. We made some changes recently, so please take a moment to review the new guidelines at our updates page, and check back in regularly for more information. Thank you again for your resilience, support, and flexibility these past months!

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Volunteer Training Opportunities

Fall Fair 2021

October 23, 2021, 9:00 AM
Sacred Heart School, Red Bluff CA

Join us for a day packed with fun and learning! Fall Fair is an all-day learning event where volunteers and other adults can come to network and socialize with other adult Girl Scouts. This event is important to offer a space for volunteers to have fun and learn about all things Girl Scouting. We will explore many different opportunities in Girl Scouting like WAGGGS, travel, and special ceremonies PLUS we learn an assortment of fun activities to teach your Girl Scouts including painted rocks, outdoor skills and cooking, resin art, and more! This event is an excellent way to expand your tool-kit of all things Girl Scouting and to meet people that you can share ideas with and make friends that will last a lifetime.

Discoveree 2022

February 26, 2022 In-Person, Location TBD

Discoveree is a one-day learning event for Girl Scout volunteers and leaders that provides a mixture of training, skills, and crafts that will enrich your troop's Girl Scout experience and is put on by volunteers. This year we are back to hosting the event in person, and can’t wait to connect with all our volunteers for a day of learning, connecting, and fun. We are currently seeking workshop leaders

for Discoveree 2022. Please fill out the form on our website if you are interested in hosting a workshop!

 

 Reminders & Announcements


Don’t miss a moment of Girl Scouts as we return to in-person events, meetings, and activities! Press play on Girl Scouts and renew today

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


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.