Girl Scouts of Gulfcoast Florida, Inc. is chartered by Girl Scouts of the USA and serves girls in Manatee, Hardee, Highlands, Sarasota, DeSoto, Charlotte, Glades, Lee, Hendry, and Collier Counties.
From all of us at Girl Scouts of Gulfcoast Florida, Happy New Year! This new year brings a new and exciting Girl Scout Cookie season is underwayThe theme for the 2021 cookie program is "We've Got This," and that could not be more relevant for our current times. We know that Girl Scouts can do anything, and it all starts with the skills built during the Girl Scout Cookie Program.

Want to know about all the benefits of selling Girl Scout Cookies? Looking for a one-stop shop with the latest safety guidelines, information on earning the Cookie Entrepreneur Family pin, and tips for parents and volunteers working with Girl Scout Cookie professionals? Check out our website!
Designed to make earning a Girl Scout badge stress-free, the Badge in a Box program is curated to include almost everything you need to complete a badge--with easy to follow instructions, supplies, and even ways to make the experience girl-led! Order one for your girl or troop today! 
New troop year? Bring it on! Keep your troop going strong with these specially adapted badges, Journeys, and activities for virtual and safe in-person meetings, as well as current COVID-19 guidelines and resources. We're here to support you as you help your troop thrive. Power a fun-filled troop year with this curated selection of badges, Journeys, and activities to help you throughout this troop year.
Mark your calendars! You're invited to join Girl Scouts of Gulfcoast Florida's first-ever virtual Annual Meeting of the Council at 10:00 a.m. on January 30, 2021. We are working creatively with girls to provide a virtual meeting experience you will absolutely enjoy while we conduct the important business of the council and celebrate our volunteers!  Register today!
New Tools Available to Build a Better Girl Scouting Experience!

In case you haven't heard, Girl Scouts of the USA has been busy making updates to My GS to make it easier than ever to manage your household's Girl Scout memberships and keep track of your Girl Scout experiences--from troop participation, activity and event registrations, and more! 

Ready to get started? From the council's website, click on My GS and follow the system provided prompts and guidance. Of course, if you have any trouble, be sure to reach out to customercare@gsgcf.org and we'll be happy to support and welcome you to our refreshed Girl Scout member platform!
Mission Astronaut: Influential Women in Space
January 14 & 15, 7:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
Girl Fee: Free
Level: Juniors, Cadettes, Seniors, Ambassadors
Virtual
Have you ever dreamed of shooting into space? Do you have a passion for the sciences or aviation, but don't know how to go about pursuing it? This two-day webinar will inspire young women who desire a career in the space industry to reach for the stars!

Be a Camp Explorer! Photo Scavenger Hunt
January 17, 1:00 p.m.
Girl Fee: Free
Camp Caloosa, Camp Honi Hanta
We are excited to open our camps for a day of adventure. We invite you and your family to get outdoors, explore nature, and see all that Girl Scouts has to offer on a safe, self-guided tour of Camp Honi Hanta! The first 25 Girl Scouts to register and bring a non-registered Girl Scout member will each receive a goodie bag. Small groups of 20 or less will begin every 15 minutes to avoid large gathering.

Mischief Managed
March 13, 9:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Girl Fee: $28.00
Level: Brownies, Juniors, Cadettes, Seniors, Ambassadors 
Camp Caloosa
This year's adventure has us taking the train and transporting us into the magical world of discovery. Participants will be sorted into houses, play Quidditch, and build skills with our newest editions of your favorite classes, including Care of Magical Creatures, Potions, Defense Against the Dark Arts, and Astronomy. Program patch is included. Bring your own lunch, robe, and wand, and don't forget your imagination! Girl drop-off event. 10 adult chaperones needed. Contact ginas@gsgcf.org if interested. First come, first served.
Girl Scouts of Gulfcoast Florida, Inc. | 941-921-5358 or 800-232-4475 
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