For Service dates Oct. 1, 2018 to Sept. 30, 2019
A few months ago, the Presidential Service Award changed ownership recently. During this transition there was a mass data clean up and website relaunch which resulted in loss of documented service hours. This site is a completely separate third party entity from GSUSA or Girl Scouts of California’s Central Coast and we do not have access to this information or website data
We want to give you a chance to update your information here:
Girl Scouts of California's Central Coast is a certifying partner of the Presidential Volunteer Service award that recognizes student/adult volunteers who have achieved the required number of hours of service over a 12-month time period or cumulative hours over the course of a lifetime.
Please submit your service hours through this form. This information is processed through the Girl Scout honor code. Please be sure you are submitting all accurate and true hours.
Please refer to the following link for
Eligibility Requirements: https://www.presidentialserviceawards.gov/eligibility.
If you have additional questions about your service hours please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Girl Scout teens do amazing things! They can help younger girls and boys, navigate and lead community service efforts, participate in exclusive mentoring opportunities, or reach the highest honor in Girl Scouts. When she's a Girl Scout, she’s also a G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader)™.
These Senior Girl Scouts were leading the way this past Saturday volunteering at the Chalk Festival in Old Town Orcutt. They worked in the Kids booth helping all ages make catapults, sift thorough sand and make archaeological observations, mold Cloud dough, and build with blocks.
It was great to see lots of Girl Scouts creating some Chalk drawings at the event. Here is some of their drawings
Wow—talk about impressive! Girl Scouts everywhere are changing the world in meaningful ways. What can we say? It’s in our DNA.
Our "Girls Changing the World" map features Take Action projects, not service projects. Please make sure your project includes the elements of a Take Action project outlined below.
Service Versus Action: What’s the Difference?
Girl Scouts often do community service, and Take Action and higher awards projects. Both kinds of projects help communities in different ways. What’s the difference?
Direct and immediate service changes something right now. Longer-lasting action gets at the root cause of issues.
Community service makes the world better for some people “right now.” For example, collecting cans of food for the local food pantry feeds people “right now.” Gathering toys for a homeless-family shelter makes kids happy “right now.” Providing clothing and toiletries to people who have suffered a disaster helps them get through a traumatic event “right now.” These acts of kindness are important ways to help some people—right now.
Take Action projects, along with the Gold, Silver, and Bronze Awards, address the root cause of an issue, and come up with sustainable, longer-lasting solutions. These projects strive to make the world a better place for more people for a much longer time. Sometimes, service and action just naturally blend together into one sustainable effort. As a Girl Scout, you use both service and action to live out the Girl Scout Law and “make the world a better place!”
CSPF’s Park Champions Program holds volunteer work days in state parks across California. This program was created in response to the unprecedented budget cuts that California State Parks face right now. In partnership with California State Parks, Park Champions provide consistent, sustainable volunteer support in the areas of park maintenance and beautification.
Park Champions projects improve the quality, safety and preservation of our state parks. Projects in the past year have included trail repair, invasive plant removal, habitat restoration, the rehabilitation of an historic orchard, fence construction, bridge construction, and re-painting park structures. If you enjoy volunteering outdoors, want to work with a fun group of people, and you want to make a difference in our state parks, then become a Park Champion and join us for the next work day happening near you!
Click here to check the calendar on their website for locations, times, and ages allowed.
It takes thousands of volunteer hours to get a float ready for the parade – and YOU can help! Long before Christmas, volunteers begin preparing the materials – dried grasses, grains, and flower petals. After Christmas, volunteers begin carefully placing those items on the floats. In the days just before New Year, still more volunteers add the fresh flowers. It truly is a HUGE team effort!
How can you help? Visit the Fiesta Floats website linked below to learn more and to sign up for a volunteer shift.