Included in this Issue
September Volunteer Meeting
~ Slide deck with information, GSNorCal News, Silver & Gold Award Training for Girls
Fall Product Sale Information
~ Register for EntreprenHERs In Action Day, Saturday October 2nd, 9a-9:45a
~ Fall Take Action Program opens Saturday, October 2nd

Girl Scouts Change The World Shirts for gsCommunity Scavenger Hunt
~ Deadline extended to Sunday, October 3rd

Leader-Daughter In-Person Event
~ Sunday, October 24th, 2p-4p, $5 per person, registration open
Operation Christmas Child
~ Collect items that fit in a shoebox and bless children in need around the world

Adult Learning Opportunities
~ Sunday, November 14th - First Aid, Level One Archery Rangemaster, Food Manager Training
September Volunteer Meeting Information
Link below to Slide Deck

Thank you for joining us at our September 27th meeting.
Below is a link to the slides if you didn't manage to make it.

Link here for September Volunteer Meeting slides

GSNorCal Council Information Link here for September Council Information
Silver and Gold Award Training (for Girls)
  • Silver Award Webinar - Wednesday, October 13th, 6:00p-7:30p (register here)
  • Mission Gold Award: Gold Award Virtual Camp - November 5th-7th (register here)
  • Gold Award Webinar - Tuesday, November 9th, 6:00p-7:30p (register here)
Fall Product Sale Information
Important Dates
  • Troop Volunteer Kickoff, September 11 at 10am.
  • Volunteers receive M2OS access email, September 24
  • EntreprenHERs in Action Day (formerly Digital Day), October 2, 9a-9:45a, Register
  • Fall Take Action Program opens October 2
  • Connect with Weekly Q&As, October 6 – November 17 at 5:30pm. Register
  • Girl delivery option and paper delivery ends October 24
  • Product Deliveries plus receipts arrive November 5-10
  • Womens Entrepreneurship Day November 19
  • Online Storefronts close and order taking ends November 21
  • ACH Debits/Credit to troop accounts Week of November 29

Why is the Fall Product Program great for our girls?
  • Entrepreneurial Mindset: Girls develop curiosity, take initiative, and learn to collaborate with others while learning about and supporting emperor penguins to make a global impact.
  • Animal Conservation: Girls offset their carbon footprint and impact the environment and global warming while helping to save emperor penguins by planting trees in California.
  • Sisterhood: Girls become a part of something bigger than themselves when partnering with their Girl Scout sisters to Adopt-an-Emperor Penguin and impact climate change by planting trees.
  • Troops send the PGEB to families.
  • Volunteers: “One and done” product order for troop volunteers with all payments online.

Here are some of the highlights for the 2021 program:
  • Rise Up to impact climate change induced melting sea ice and protect emperor penguins from extinction.
  • Still 20% troop proceeds on all nuts, candy and magazines, one of the highest in the nation
  • M2 simplifies communication throughout the season through emailing direct from M2OS using sample templates.
  • Simplified – Everything you need is on the Fall Take Action Program webpage. Resources are virtual again. If you need the guide printed, this is a great use of service unit funds or product program bonuses to support girl engagement or send us an email at 
  • Simplified – New Money Earning requirements: no specific fall program metrics for troop volunteers to keep track of any longer
  • Simplified – Fall Take Action Program volunteer position acceptance form requirement is discontinued: the program is straightforward for volunteers to manage and we trust you to connect with us as needed, rendering the form unnecessary.

Please be on the lookout for more emails as we get closer to the October 2nd EntreprenHERs in Action Day. In the meantime, if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to reach out.

Here's to a fantastic Fall Product Sales for 2021!!

Gwenn Ertoz
(408) 470-9010
gsCommunity Photo Scavenger Hunt
Promote Girl Scouts in our Community

GS NorCal has extended the deadline for the Girl Scouts change the world t-shirts to Sunday, October 3rd.

Link here for T-Shirt Waitlist
Scroll to the bottom of the Cheddar Up link to add to waitlist for shirts ($8 each - payment will only be processed once t-shirt orders are confirmed).

Photo Scavenger Hunt Instructions

Take photos at the any of the suggested locations showing how much you love Girl Scouts. Wear the commemorative Girl Scouts Change The World t-shirt, another Girl Scouts shirt, or your Girl Scout uniform while taking the pictures. Bring friends along to share the fun. Show them what it’s like to be a Girl Scout.

How to participate
  1. Register for the event (t-shirt purchase not required to participate; optional commemorative t-shirts - $8 per t-shirt).
  2. Go out and take pictures at any of the suggestion locations.
  3. Share your pictures on our Crossroads Service Unit Facebook page or email to
  4. Continue to share your Girl Scout pride by wearing your commemorative t-shirt while outdoors.
Suggested locations We hope you will participate in the gsCommunity Photo Scavenger Hunt wearing the commemorative t-shirt, another Girl Scouts shirt, or your Girl Scouts uniform.
Leader-Daughter (in person) Event
A special event to honor the work leaders, co-leaders, and co-operative leaders put into their Troops by allowing them a time to focus on their own daughters.

Date: Sunday, October 24th
Time: 2pm-4pm
Location: Amador Valley Community Park
Cost: $5 per person (includes Hiking Stick, friendly hike, patch, and Campfire Biscuits on a Stick)
Registration Deadline:  Monday, October 18th

Link here to Register

Questions: Karen Rodriguez ( and Archana Thakur (
Operation Christmas Child
National Shoebox Collection Week is November 15-22, 2021
  • Troop or individual can choose a child age category (age 2-4, 5-9, 10-14)
  • Fill a shoebox with items (everything needs to be of the size that would fit into a shoebox)
  • Bring the boxes to a Collection Drop Off Center the week before Thanksgiving
  • The boxes are shipped to sorting warehouses, then shipped to over 100 countries, including some areas in the U.S

Link here for more information
Adult Learning Opportunities
Save the Date
Sunday, November 14th

Sign Ups links will be sent out once finalized.
Crossroads Facebook Closed Group
We have a "closed group" on our Facebook Page.  This 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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