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Included in this issue:
~ In Person Bridging & Volunteer Celebration (April 25; RSVP)
~ Older Girl Nature Hike (May 1; register by 4/22)
~ Gold Award Ceremony (May 1; RSVP)
~ Mini Camporee (May 14; register by 5/6)
~ Fall Campout Older Girls (May 22 training; register by 5/9)
~ Fall Campout Younger Girls (register by 6/1)
~ Stanford Athletics Softball (April 23)

~ Bay Area Science Festival
    (Oracle Park - April 24; Cal State East Bay - April 30)

~ Archery Level 1 Training (May 8)
~ Coyote Hills Day Camp (July 11-15; register by 5/1)
Bridging & Volunteer Celebration
(In Person April Volunteer Meeting)

Monday, April 25th
6:30pm-7:30pm (note the time change)

Amador Valley Community Park
4301 Black Avenue, Pleasanton



Everyone is invited to join us at our in-person April Volunteer Meeting.
Enjoy a dessert bar as we acknowledge each of you, our amazing Girl Scout volunteers.
In addition, we will hold a bridging ceremony for all girls attending, as we end this school year and look forward to the next.

Bring your girls along and celebrate with us!

Please RSVP so that we can be sure to provide enough dessert.
https://www.evite.com/event/0234DVLFEVXDVQNY6EPMXKCUFZXFSA/rsvp
Older Girl Nature Hike
Sunday, May 1st
10am-12pm

Little Yosemite, Sunol Wilderness Regional Preserve

Cost: $2.50 per girl
Includes: group hike, trail mix snack, fun patch
Sign Up: by April 22nd
Contact: Katie (carterkd@comcast.net)

Gold Award Ceremony
Sunday, May 1st, 2pm

Valley Community Church
4455 Del Valle Parkway, Pleasanton

You are invited to celebrate with Sarah Carter, Maurissa DeMello, Elizabeth Ellis, Fiona Kahl, Sonali Manjunath and Taylor Maurer.
These amazing girls, local to our Dublin and Pleasanton area, recently earned their Girl Scout Gold Awards.

Cadette, Senior and Ambassador Girl Scouts are invited to join us to learn more about their projects and to give them the props they deserve!


Link here to RSVP
Mini Camporee
Science In The Park

Saturday, May 14
10am-12pm

Shadow Cliffs Regional Park

Daisies and Brownies, come do Science experiments outdoors, led by Older Girl Scouts!

Who: Daisy and Brownie Girl Scouts (Kindergarten through 3rd Grade)
When: Sunday May 14th, 10am-12pm
Where: Shadow Cliffs Regional Park, 2500 Stanley Blvd, Pleasanton
Cost: $6 per girl (includes science experiments & snack supplies plus patch); adults free (2 max per Troop)
Parking: $12 per Troop
Register: by Troop (https://mini-camporee-2022-science-in-the-park.cheddarup.com)
Deadline: Friday May 6th
Questions: Cheryl Thompson (415-685-3083; don.cheryl.thompson@gmail.com)


Link here for Flyer
Fall Campout 2022
Older Girls Needed to Help Run the Event


Older Girls are needed to run Brownie and Junior workshops covering the Brownie Letterboxing or Junior Orienteering badges. Girls can earn hours towards their Service to Girl Scouting bar or high school community service hours. Additional dates of training are required for Older Girls where they will go through Program Aide training (May 22) and plan out the Younger Girl program at the camp location (Aug 27). LIA patches will be given at Camp.
This is open to rising Cadettes (current 5th Graders who will be 6th Grade Cadettes in the 2022-2023 school year).


Who: rising Cadettes, Cadettes, Seniors, Ambassadors (current 5th-11th Gr)
Date: TBD (attempting for 9/30-10/2 or 10/14-10/16, will confirm dates at end of August 2022) (*)
Time: Friday, 5pm through Sunday, 11am
Place: Hoping for Girl Scouts Camp Butano Creek, 1400 Canyon Road, Pescadero, CA (will confirm location at end of August 2022)
Cost: $55 for Older Girls; $50 for Older Girl Adults
Includes: Program Aide training & pizza, t-shirt, badge, event patch, Saturday breakfast, lunch, dinner and Sunday breakfast, LIA patch

Registration Linkhttps://fall-campout-2022-older-girls.cheddarup.com
Deadline to Register: Monday, May 9th, 2022 (Registration BY TROOP only)

Note: All registered girl and adult attendees must plan on staying for the entire weekend event. Sorry, no Saturday arrivals or early departures on Saturday or Sunday will be permitted.

(*) All registrations need to be made with the understanding that the date could be for either weekend (9/30-10/2 or 10/14-10/16). Council will let us know in August which weekend we have been assigned. Cancellations are non-refundable, but for changes made by 3 weeks prior to camp we may be able to offer a refund if a replacement girl/adult can take that spot.

Older Girls must attend 2 mandatory planning/prep meetings prior to Camp
Sunday, May 22nd, 2022 (all day, location TBD, lunch provided) - Program Aide training
Saturday, August 27th, 2022 (all day, at camp location, lunch provided) - girls will work out details of how camp will be run

Staff limited to 30 Older Girls and 10 Older Girl Adults (Maximum of 2 adults per Troop) – Register by Troop Only – Safety-Wise Ratios Required.
**** One adult from each Troop MUST complete “Camp Out Certification” in order for the Troop to attend Fall Campout. Link here for Camp Out Certification information. ****
There is a MANDATORY ZOOM MEETING for all adults attending Fall Campout, date and time TBD (Zoom link will be sent out to registered adults)


COVID-19 Guidelines for GSNorCal Members will be followed (link here for latest information), regarding masks, camping, food and carpooling.

Questions? Contact: Cheryl Thompson, don.cheryl.thompson@gmail.com, 415-658-3083
Fall Campout 2022
Registration Open for Younger Girls too


Younger Girls

Join us in the outdoors and go on an adventure! Younger Girls will attend workshops that will cover all steps of the Brownie Letterboxing or Junior Orienteering badges led by their Older Girl sisters!
This is open to rising Brownies (current 1st Graders who will be 2nd Grade Brownies in the 2022-2023 school year).


Who: rising Brownies, Brownies, Juniors (current 1st-4th Gr)
Date: TBD (attempting for 9/30-10/2 or 10/14-10/16, will confirm dates at end of August 2022) (*)
Time: Friday, 5pm through Sunday, 11am
Place: Hoping for Girl Scouts Camp Butano Creek, 1400 Canyon Road, Pescadero, CA (will confirm location at end of August 2022)
Cost: $55 for Younger Girls; $50 for Younger Girl Adults
Includes: t-shirt, badge, event patch, Saturday breakfast, lunch, dinner and Sunday breakfast

Registration Linkhttps://fall-campout-2022-younger-girls.cheddarup.com
Deadlines to Register:
Non-Refundable $10 Deposit Deadline: Wednesday, June 1, 2022 (**)
Final Registration Deadline: Wednesday, August 31, 2022 (***)


Note: All registered girl and adult attendees must plan on staying for the entire weekend event. Sorry, no Saturday arrivals or early departures on Saturday or Sunday will be permitted.

(*) All registrations need to be made with the understanding that the date could be for either weekend (9/30-10/2 or 10/14-10/16). Council will let us know in August which weekend we have been assigned. Cancellations are non-refundable, but for changes made by 3 weeks prior to camp we may be able to offer a refund if a replacement girl/adult can take that spot.
(**) Secure space for your Troop with a $10 per person non-refundable deposit. If your Troop’s headcount decreases to a lower number after receipt of your deposit, your $10 per person registration deposit is non-refundable and cannot be applied to the final payment (balanced owed) for others in your Troop. So DO NOT put your whole Troop of girls with the intent to determine later who is actually going to go. PLEASE, only put down a deposit for girls who are confirmed to be going.
(***) After June 1 registration will open for remaining spaces, until available spots are filled.


Limited to 100 Younger Girls and 20 Younger Girl Adults (Maximum of 2 adults per Troop - no exceptions) – Register by Troop Only – Safety-Wise Ratios Required.
**** One adult from each Troop MUST complete “Camp Out Certification” in order for the Troop to attend Fall Campout. Link here for Camp Out Certification information. ****
There is a MANDATORY ZOOM MEETING for all adults attending Fall Campout, date and time TBD (Zoom link will be sent out to registered adults)


COVID-19 Guidelines for GSNorCal Members will be followed (link here for latest information), regarding masks, camping, food and carpooling.

Questions? Contact: Cheryl Thompson, don.cheryl.thompson@gmail.com, 415-658-3083
Stanford Athletics
Softball Girl Scout Day

Saturday, April 23rd, 2pm


Cost: $8 per ticket (family and friends welcome)
Contact: Grace (gfalvey@stanford.edu)

Stanford Athletics is excited to invite you and your troop to the inaugural Stanford Softball Girl Scout Day! This exciting day on The Farm will take place Saturday, April 23 at 2pm, when Stanford Softball takes on Arizona State in a highly anticipated Pac-12 matchup.
Every girl scout will receive a Stanford Cardinal t-shirt and will get the chance to take the field and run the bases after the game! Superhero capes will also be passed out to the first fans in attendance, while supplies last!
To purchase tickets, visit gostanford.com/promo-code and enter code “GIRLSCOUT”. Once you purchase your tickets, make sure to share the link with other members of your troop, so everyone can participate in the fun!)


Bay Area Science Festival
Celebrate the Bay Area's Scientific Wonders

April 21-30, 2022
https://www.bayareasciencefestival.org/
https://www.facebook.com/bayareasciencefestival

FREE Events - no tickets needed


Discovery Days - Oracle Park
Sunday, April 24, 11am-4pm
Oracle Park, San Francisco

https://www.bayareasciencefestival.org/discovery-days-oracle-park/

Discovery Days - Cal State East Bay
Sunday, April 30, 11am-4pm
Cal State East Bay, Hayward Campus

https://www.bayareasciencefestival.org/discovery-days-cal-state/
Archery Level 1 Training
Sunday, May 8th
1pm-5pm

Girl Scouts Camp Twin Canyon Archery Range

https://www.facebook.com/events/711986833134405/

AFTER STUDENTS HAVE DONE THE ONLINE PORTION EXPLAINED BELOW, THIS PRACTICAL TRAINING IS TO FINALIZE THE CERTIFICATION.

This website is how to get level 1, do the online portion, and then register for the practical section of the course, which takes place on May 8th.
https://www.usarchery.org/coaches/become-a-coach/level-1-instructor-certification
Essentially the website will lead you to make an online account, not allow you to sign up for the practical UNTIL you finish the 4 hour course. Then you'll register on the usa archery sport80 site, and pay Deborah $60 for your participation in the practical (Venmo, paypal, and check options are all available).

Contact Deborah Dear for more information
916-913-4476
debsmobilearcheryrange@gmail.com
Coyote Hills Day Camp
is looking for summer campers

Discover the Beyond
July 11-15, 2022

Garin Regional Park, Hayward

Register by May 1st (for best pricing)
https://www.coyotehillsgs.org/campers


Get ready to blast off into space this summer at Coyote Hills Girl Scouts Day Camp at Garin Park. Shoot for the starts with five days or exploration and activities where you will discover, learn, play and make new friends

Daisy/Brownie Camp for girls entering grades 1-3
Monday - Thursday, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Friday, 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Junior/Cadette/Senior/Ambassador Camp for girls entering grades 4-12
Monday - Thursday, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Friday, 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Optional overnight camp ending Saturday, 9:00 AM

Camper Fees
Before May 1, 2022
Registered Girl Scout: $170
Non-Registered Girl Scout: $210

On or After May 1, 2022
Registered Girl Scout: $205
Non-Registered Girl Scout: $235

Other
Optional overnight (Juniors and above): $10
Coyote Hills Camp Counselor (C3): $25

Tags/Pixies
Boys age 3-12, Girls age 3-5, must be potty trained
$25 with full time volunteering adult
(Adults will need to volunteer all 5 days)

Financial Aid
Financial aid is available at https://www.gsnorcal.org/content/dam/girlscouts-gsnorcal/documents/camp/camp-financial-assistance-form.pdf before May 15, 2022

QUESTIONS? Please direct questions to Day Camp Coordinator
Crossroads Facebook Closed Group
We have a "closed group" on our Facebook Page.  This is for adults who are registered Girl Scouts and are screened and cleared.  Because this is a closed group we can share more specific information about service unit events and happenings within Girl Scouts. 

If you would like to be a member of the closed group, use the link to our Facebook Home Page (click here), once there click "More" then "Groups".  From there you can request to join the group.  Once an administrator has verified your membership and volunteer clearance you will be added.

If you notice you have not been approved, be sure to check your Facebook messages.  Sometimes we need to email and follow-up with questions, as our Girl Scout and Facebook names may be different.
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