April 2012

In This Issue:


ANNUAL MEETING & VOLUNTEER RECOGNITION CEREMONY, APRIL 14TH!
The 2012 Annual Meeting & Volunteer Recognition (AMVR) Ceremony has reached capacity and registration is now closed. Registrants can look forward to an exciting event on Saturday, April 14 at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles. GSGLA will celebrate the year's accomplishments and honor many wonderful volunteers. We look forward to seeing many of you at the ceremony! Click here to view the honorees and the board slate.

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. Click here for more information and to sign the pledge.

2012 COOKIE MOBILE CONTEST WINNERS
Congratulations to our Girl Scout Cookie Mobile Contest winners and thank you to all of those Girl Scouts who submitted photos and participated in the contest. Click here to see the winners!

We need your opinion! Take the cookie program survey and be entered for a chance to win a $100 GSGLA gift card.

JUNIORS AND CADETTES - LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD!
GSGLA and Girl Scouts of the USA Research Institute (GSRI) have partnered to provide opportunities for girls and adults to share their thoughts and feelings about their Girl Scout experience. The survey is open to Juniors and Cadettes who have participated in Girl Scout camping or any Environment and Outdoor Adventure Programs. Please visit www.girlscoutvoices.org. Help GSUSA learn about how to make your Girl Scout experience better. Girls who complete the survey in Spring 2012 will be entered into a drawing to win a $100 gift card! If your daughter is under the age of 13, parental consent is required. Questions? Contact Annie Markowitz at amarkowitz@girlscoutsla.org.


THE EARLY BIRD DOES GET THE WORM!
Early Bird Registration Period: April 2 - June 30, 2012. Early Bird Registration gives current Girl Scouts and troops the opportunity to register early for the upcoming Girl Scout Year (October 2012 through September 2013) before the fall rush! And now, GSGLA members can renew their membership online for 2012-2013 with a credit or debit card. It's fast, easy and the most efficient way to renew your membership. Plus, early bird registrants can receive a discount for the 100th anniversary Camporee! For detailed online membership renewal instructions, click here.

REGISTER FOR THE LIVE WELL GIRL SUMMIT TODAY!
Join other older girls for a day of workshops focused on creating a happier and healthier you in 2012! Choose workshops that appeal to you and spark your interest, such as Creating Safe Social Networking Space and Body Image Boot Camp, or topics such as self-defense, nutrition or creative writing. Each girl will have an opportunity to attend 5 different workshops during the Girl Summit.
REGISTRATION CLOSES APRIL 20!
Click here for more info and to register.

GSGLA PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS
There are some great programs coming up in the month of April. Click here to learn about Keepers of the Earth on April 21 and Mall Madness at the Montclair Plaza on April 21 - 22.

CAMPOREE IS OCTOBER 26-28. REGISTRATION OPENS MAY 24!
Come celebrate “Girl Scouting Through the Decades” at the 100th anniversary Camporee! Join thousands of Girl Scouts at Lake Perris State Recreation Park for entertainment, fun outdoor activities, and the chance to learn new songs and dances. Registration includes a Camporee patch, hat, and backpack. Save the date: registration opens May 24 and this event will sell out!
Weekend: $50 per person, $40 early bird membership registration
Saturday only: $25 per person, $20 early bird membership registration.
Click here to learn more about Camporee events and discount prices.

GIVE "$100 FOR THE 100TH ANNIVERSARY" FAMILY PARTNERSHIP CAMPAIGN!

Participate in the 2012 $100 for the 100th Family Partnership Campaign! This is the chance for Girl Scout families to invest in the future of girls through programs, camp improvements, volunteer support and other critical services. Each family that gives $100 or more will be entered to win four tickets to Disneyland. Click here to learn more.


SKYLAND RANCH UPDATE

GSGLA is excited to announce updates concerning Skyland Ranch. Last fall, Skyland Ranch, near Idyllwild was closed for a transitional period as the council acclimated a new ranger and conducted an assessment of the camp. During the assessment period, a number of repairs were made and areas of the camp were cleaned up. Click here to read more about the complete assessment findings.


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

NEW PRODUCTS AND DEALS IN GSGLA COUNCIL SHOPS
Look out for awesome new products and deals in GSGLA Council Shops!
  View the Spring 2012 catalog
  Take advantage of our great promotions on Bridging and Starter Kits.
  HOT NEW Year of the Girl swag is HERE! Be the first to rock these rad 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

SUPPORT GSGLA THROUGH EMPLOYEE GIVING
Support Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles through work place giving campaigns like United Way. There are two ways to support: Employee Designated Giving and Employer Match programs. Click here for more information.

GET INVOLVED, STAY CONNECTED                                                                                                                                                         

Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles
(213) 213-0150 ▪ www.girlscoutsla.org

Business Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m to 5:00 p.m.
GSGLA offices and retail shops are closed the second and fourth Mondays of the month.
Headquarters
801 S. Grand Ave., Ste. 300
Los Angeles, CA 90017
(213) 213-0150
Lancaster Service Center
2330 Mall Loop Road #119
Lancaster, CA 93536
(661) 723-1230
Santa Clarita Service Center
21515 Soledad Canyon Road #118
Santa Clarita, CA 91350
(661) 287-1985
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
Woodland Hills Service Center
20931 Burbank Blvd., Ste. A
Woodland Hills, CA 91367
(818) 886-1801
Montclair Service Center
9525 Monte Vista Ave.
Montclair, CA 91763
(909) 399-0808
Marina Service Center
4551 Glencoe Ave., Ste. 140
Marina del Rey, CA 90292
(310) 450-3270
Click here for a staff listing.