May 2013

In This Issue:


GIVE HER AN UNFORGETTABLE SUMMER
At camp, girls discover adventure, friendship, independence, leadership, and so much more. This year, there are more than 50 resident and day camps available at eight beautiful locations from the coast to the mountains. Don’t wait—register now! Visit our website to read more about camp and download the 2013 Camp Guide here.

IT PAYS TO REGISTER EARLY
Register early for Girl Scouts and not only will you be ahead of the game, your girl will also get a discount on registration for Girltopia, the event of the fall—and of the year! To receive the Girltopia discount, renew before June 30. Click here to register online. Have questions about Early Bird Renewal? Click here for FAQs.

EVERY GIFT HELPS EVERY GIRL
Love Girl Scouts? Pay it forward by making a donation to GSGLA’s Family Partnership Campaign when you renew your membership this year. The Family Partnership Campaign helps every girl become a Girl Scout—regardless of her family’s financial hardships. Plus, you’ll get a sweet newly designed Family Partnership patch (pictured left)!

ANNUAL MEETING AND VOLUNTEER RECOGNITION CEREMONY RECAP
While Girl Scouts exists for girls, it exists because of our dedicated volunteers—this fact shined as GSGLA honored more than 149 outstanding volunteers at the Annual Meeting and Volunteer Recognition Ceremony on April 13. More than 450 volunteers, staff, girls, and board members were in attendance to vote on the bylaws, new board of directors slate, and applaud volunteers receiving awards.

Click here to see photos from the event.
Click here to view the GSGLA board of directors.

Save the date! The 2014 Annual Meeting and Volunteer Recognition Ceremony will be held April 5 again at the beautiful Pacific Palms Hotel and Conference Center.

DON'T MISS THE 2013 VOLUNTEER CONFERENCE
Let’s work together to build future leaders today. The 2013 Volunteer Conference is Aug. 17 at the Pomona Sheraton Fairplex Conference Center. Enjoy incredible workshops, a delicious lunch, gift baskets, prizes for service units, a tote bag, event patch, and an amazing keynote speaker! The cost is just $50. Registration opens May 27. Questions? Email VolunteerConference@girlscoutsla.org.

FEED YOUR NEIGHBOR 2013: WORKING TOGETHER TO MAKE A BIG IMPACT
The numbers are in: This year, thousands of Girl Scouts collected nearly 30,000 lbs of food for the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank! Kudos to all girls who participated this year—and a special thanks to Ralphs/Food 4 Less who partnered with GSGLA to develop this important county-wide service project.

THIS JUST IN: NEW DATE FOR GIRLTOPIA, NOVEMBER 9, 2013
Grab those pens and write in a new date for our council’s big event celebrating all things Girl Scouts! Girltopia 2013 will be held on Nov. 9, 2013 (not Oct. 26) at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Are you ready for this inspiring and phenomenal one-day expo designed for thousands of girls in kindergarten through 12th grade and their families? Girltopia is anticipated to sell out, so be sure to sign-up as soon as registration opens on June 1. Join us in counting down the days to this awesome event at www.GirltopiaLA.org.

Got talent? Click here to apply to perform at Girltopia. Applications are due May 31.

GSGLA AT 2013 PASSPORT TO CHARITIES, MAY 18, 2013
GSGLA is one of the 50 local nonprofits at SPARC’s Third Annual Passport to Charities at Marantha High School in Pasadena. The goal of the event is to cultivate future philanthropists by exposing students and their parents to local charities working to make greater Los Angeles a better place. Click here for more information.

ANNUAL MEMORIAL FLAG PLACEMENT
For Memorial Day, Girl Scouts can help post flags throughout the grounds of the Los Angeles National Cemetery in West Los Angeles, 950 South Sepulveda Blvd. Click here for more information.

Is your troop doing any special activities or service projects to honor veterans on Memorial Day? Tell us about it and your stories and photos may be shared on GSGLA’s Facebook page. Send your stories and photos to communications@girlscoutsla.org.

BE A VOLUNTEER PHOTOGRAPHER FOR GSGLA!
Email Noreen at njung@girlscoutsla.org.                                                        


Check out the spring catalog.

LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD!
We need Girl Scouts to visit www.girlscoutvoices.org and help us learn about your Girl Scouting experiences. You will receive thank-you email surprises for completing the registration process and completing the Help Make Girl Scouts Even Better survey! For Girl Scouts under the age of 13, parental consent is required. Questions? Contact Miranda Sterling at msterling@girlscoutsla.org.


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) 450-3720
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
Click here for a staff listing.