At Girl Scouts Heart of Central California (GSHCC) we want to ensure that every girl from K-12 years old who wants to be a Girl Scout has that opportunity.
While our volunteer leaders are the heart of the Girl Scout movement, thousands of girls in our council live in communities where it is difficult to find volunteer leaders. In order for these girls to participate in Girl Scouts, the council has an extensive outreach program, utilizing paid council staff to serve as troop leaders in these communities.
Outreach programs take place at 200 sites each year and approximately 30.6% of all girl members in our Council are served through outreach troops. These staff-led Girl Scout troops provide girls with a safe place to spend out of school time, a nurturing environment, and serve as an alternative to negative influences that surround them.
What do we do?
Under the guidance of council staff, girls decide what activities they will do during their program. Based on the Girl Scout Promise & Law all programs emphasize the development of leadership and decision making skills, understanding and respect for others, and awareness of and service to the community. Girl Scouts provides a supportive, all-girl setting where girls explore their own potential and have fun with their peers. In addition to:
* Songs * Games
* Crafts * Community service
The girls select from a variety of badge and patch programs on topics including:
* Self-esteem * Financial management
* Sports * Health and nutrition
* Business skills * Science
Girl Scout Promise & Law
Girl Scout Promise
On my honor, I will try:
To serve God* and my country,
To help people at all times,
And to live by the Girl Scout Law.
Girl Scout Law
I will do my best to be
honest and fair,
friendly and helpful,
considerate and caring,
courageous and strong, and
responsible for what I say and do,
and to respect myself and others,
use resources wisely,
make the world a better place, and
be a sister to every Girl Scout.
* The word "God" can be interpreted in a number of ways, depending on one's spiritual beliefs. When reciting the Girl Scout Promise, it is okay to replace the word "God" with whatever word your spiritual beliefs dictate.
For more information please e-mail Anne Eychaner at firstname.lastname@example.org.