August 2012

In This Issue:


FINISH YOUR SUMMER WITH A BANG!
Summer is almost over - don't miss your chance to finish it strong at one of GSGLA's summer camps! With a range of activities available, there's sure to be something that interests you. Check out the Summer Camp Guide to read all about the available programs and visit our website to register. Space is limited, so hurry!

CAMPOREE REGISTRATION CLOSES SEPTEMBER 1!
Come celebrate “Girl Scouting Through the Decades” at the 100th anniversary Camporee! Join thousands of Girl Scouts at Lake Perris State Recreation Park on October 26-28. Registration includes a Camporee patch, hat and daypack.

Don't miss out on all the fun, including:
  Activities and crafts,
  Friday night dance party with Radio Disney,
  Stargazing with Celestron,
  Saturday night performances with great bands, dance and more!

Weekend: $50 per person
Saturday only: $25 per person

Have Camporee questions? Visit our website, email us at camporee@girlscoutsla.org or call the Camporee Hotline at (626) 677-2251. Ready to register? Click here.

We need help! Save your plastic lids (i.e. lids from coffee cans) to be used to mark tent spots. Give your lids to any service center. Your company can also help by supplying needed items. Click here to learn more about Camporee donation needs.

VOLUNTEER AT CAMPOREE!
Join GSGLA in celebrating Girl Scouts’ 100th Anniversary by volunteering Camporee. Be a part of the Camporee team by volunteering your time and talents for this amazing event. As a volunteer you will have a direct impact on helping us make this event memorable for the girls. Spread the word; help is needed.

Visit www.girlscoutsla.org to register as a volunteer on eBiz. Then sign up for your preferred job/position. Click here for the Camporee Volunteer flier. For additional information regarding volunteering at Camporee, please email camporeevolunteer@girlscoutsla.org.

LOCKS OF LOVE WEEK: AUGUST 6-12, 2012
Join thousands of Girl Scouts and K-EARTH 101 for Locks of Love Week. Donate hair and help financially disadvantaged children with medical hair loss. This council-wide community project is a great opportunity for you, your troop, or your service unit to take part in a great cause – and get a FREE haircut just in time for back-to-school!

Parents & friends can donate, too! Hair donations (longest layer) should be at least 10 inches. Participate by going to your local Supercuts August 6-12, 2012. Check out the awesome poster, featuring our very own GSGLA Girl Scouts, and don’t forget to take your before and after photos to submit to communications@girlscoutsla.org!

2012 GOLD AWARD PHOTOS AVAILABLE NOW
The photos are here! Click here to find out how to order official 2012 Gold Award Ceremony photos. While you're there, check out a full listing of all of the awardees. You can also view photos from the event on our facebook page!

For more details on the Girl Scout Gold, Silver and Bronze Awards, and to learn what a huge accomplishment each award is for a Girl Scout, please visit our website.

SUPPORT GIRL SCOUTS AND WIN TICKETS TO DISNEYLAND
Participate in the 2012 $100 for the 100th Family Partnership Campaign (FPC) and be entered to win Disneyland tickets! The FPC is the opportunity 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 receive a collectible 100th pin and be entered to win four tickets to Disneyland. Click here to learn more.

GIRL SCOUT DAY AT THE LA COUNTY FAIR, SEPTEMBER 15, 2012
Girl Scouts is going to the fair! Join thousands of Girl Scouts, family and friends at the LA County Fair August 31-September 30! Purchase tickets online at http://www.lacountyfair.com/2012/ and use the promo code GirlScouts to receive a discount* of up to 50% off the regular ticket price. Plus, when you use the code GirlScouts, a portion of the ticket purchase will be donated back to the council. It’s a fun-raising and fund-raising event for the whole family!

Join us on September 15 for Girl Scout Day at the Fair and see the Girl Scout entries in the America’s Kids display, make your very own Girl Scout Promise bracelet, and participate in the Girl Scout Scavenger Hunt.

Purchase your ticket(s) online today and don’t forget to use the promo code GirlScouts! *Discount will apply to tickets for any day.

BE A COUNCIL SHUTTERBUG!
Girl Scouts is seeking enthusiastic volunteers interested in shooting photos and video footage at our events. Your work could be featured on our website, Facebook page, marketing collateral and more! Volunteers must supply their own DSLR cameras or HD camcorders for this great, flexible volunteer opportunity. To become a Council Shutterbug, email Noreen at ntham@girlscoutsla.org.

THE GIRL SCOUT PROMISE: EXHIBIT AT THE CALIFORNIA MUSEUM IN SACRAMENTO
Focusing on Girl Scouting in California as well as across the nation, the all-new exhibit, "The Girl Scout Promise: 100 Years of Girl Scouting in California," celebrates Girl Scouts’ centennial, history, accomplishments and mission to help girls realize their full potential over the last 100 years. The exhibit runs through September 30, 2012 at The California Museum, 1020 O Street, Sacramento. Visitors can wear any part of their Girl Scout uniform past or present through September 30, 2012 to receive $2.00 off the price of admission!

Click here for museum hours and ticket info.

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.

LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD!
Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles is honored to be selected to participate in a study about how Girl Scouting benefits girls! We need your help to make this effort a success! Girl Scouts visit www.girlscoutvoices.org and help us learn about YOUR experiences in Girl Scouting and what WE need to do to make it better. Participants will receive thank you email surprises for completing the registration process and completing the Help Make Girl Scouts Even Better survey! For participants under the age of 13, parental consent is required. Questions? Contact Miranda Sterling at msterling@girlscoutsla.org.


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

GREAT PRODUCTS AND DEALS IN GSGLA COUNCIL SHOPS
Look out for awesome products and deals in GSGLA Council Shops!
  View the Spring 2012 catalog
  Take advantage of our great promotions on Bridging and Starter Kits.
  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.
For GSGLA retail shop hours, please click here.

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
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) 450-3270
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
Click here for a staff listing.