December 2012

In This Issue:


TOGETHERTHERE LUNCHEON A SUCCESS!
On Wednesday, December 5, Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles wrapped up the Girl Scouts' 100th anniversary with the ToGetHerThere Luncheon. The luncheon honored 2012 Women of Distinction: Jana Greer, President and CEO SunAmerica Retirement Markets, Inc.; Debra Reed, CEO, Sempra Energy; and Julia Stewart, Chairman and CEO DineEquity, Inc. Plus, nearly 100 accomplished Girl Scouts were honored as Emerging Leaders. Click here for photos recapping an amazing day!

CHECK OUT THE CAMPOREE PHOTOS—FIND A PICTURE OF YOUR TROOP!
Camporee photos are now available! Visit the Shutterfly page to see more than 6,000 Girl Scouts and volunteers who came out to celebrate GSGLA's 100th Anniversary Camporee event in October. Thanks to our dedicated volunteers, staff, and sponsors Celestron and CampingMaxx, Camporee 2012 was spectacular! Don't forget to check out our Facebook page to read rave reviews from Camporee attendees.

GET YOUR 100TH ANNIVERSARY FAMILY PARTNERSHIP PATCH AND WIN TICKETS TO DISNEYLAND
The 2012 $100 for the 100th Family Partnership Campaign (FPC) needs you! The FPC is an opportunity for Girl Scout families to invest in the future of girls through the support of programs, camp improvements, volunteerism, and other critical services. Any gift you can give makes a difference! Give $25 or more and you will receive a Family Partnership patch! Give $100 and you will receive a collectible pin and be entered to win Disneyland tickets! Click here to find out how your gift can make a difference in a girl's life.

GOT GIRL SCOUTING?
Celebrating the 100th anniversary of Girl Scouts and the 15th anniversary of the adorable Girl Scout Cookies Got Milk? ad, Girl Scouts throughout California are teaming with Got Milk? and the California Milk Processor Board for a cool contest! Three grand prize winners will win a $500 U.S. Savings Bond and will be featured on a billboard (or comparable ad), and 24 finalists will receive a $350 in campership money. Plus, the first 1,000 entries will receive a GOT MILK? fun patch! Check out the details here. The deadline to enter is December 17, so enter today!

LEADERSHIP LINKED TO GIRL SCOUTING
While all extracurricular activities are linked to leadership qualities, Girl Scouting Works: The Alumnae Impact Study reports that longer-term Girl Scout alumnae self-identify as leaders in greater numbers than women who were not Girl Scouts. Alumnae are also more likely to have had opportunities to be leaders in community settings, clubs, education, social circles, and volunteer experiences.

One of the best ways to grow leadership in Girl Scouts is through earning the Girl Scout Bronze, Silver, and Gold Awards. These awards require making a positive impact on a community and are the highest honors that Girl Scout Juniors, Cadettes, and Senior/Ambassador Girl Scouts can earn, respectively. Click here to read more about these awards and how to get started. Click here to find out how to get involved with Girl Scouting.

CONNECT WITH US!
Did you know that GSGLA uses social media to get the newest information out to our membership? Why wait for the next newsletter or special e-blast? See cool photos and videos, read news stories that affect girls everywhere, and get the latest information from the council through social media.

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TOGETHERTHERE - HAVE YOU SIGNED THE PLEDGE?
A girl looks at the world around her; the country's leaders and captains of industry; at TV, movie, sports, and pop stars; at fashion magazines — what do her possibilities look like? Who are her role models? How can she be it, if she can't see it? It's time we made changes that support her path to success. Together, we can get her there. Go to www.ToGetHerThere.org for more information and to sign the pledge.

VOLUNTEER WITH GSGLA!
Check out these great volunteer opportunities available at a Girl Scout location in your area. Click here for more information!

100TH ANNIVERSARY ITEMS ALMOST GONE
  Check out all of the 100th anniversary collection items
  Get your collectable 2012 Tournament of Roses patch today!
  2012 is the Year of the Girl! Don't miss out on these great items!
Stop by your local council shop to take advantage of these fantastic promotions, or shop online at: http://shop.girlscoutsla.org/storefront/default.aspx

GET INVOLVED, STAY CONNECTED                                                                                                                                                           

Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles
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801 S. Grand Ave., Ste. 300
Los Angeles, CA 90017
(213) 213-0150
Arcadia Service Center
101 E. Wheeler Ave.
Arcadia, CA 91006
(626) 677-2200
Long Beach Service Center
4040 N. Bellflower Blvd.
Long Beach, CA 90808
(562) 421-8456
Marina Service Center
4551 Glencoe Ave., Ste. 140
Marina del Rey, CA 90292
(310) 450-3720
Montclair Service Center
9525 Monte Vista Ave.
Montclair, CA 91763
(909) 399-0808
Palmdale Service Center
41307 12th St. West, Suite 105
Palmdale, CA 93551
(661) 723-1230
Santa Clarita Service Center
21515 Soledad Canyon Road #118
Santa Clarita, CA 91350
(661) 287-1985
Woodland Hills Service Center
20931 Burbank Blvd., Ste. A
Woodland Hills, CA 91367
(818) 886-1801
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