Programs and Events

Girls, families, and communities learn to grow and thrive through Girl Scouting.   Girl Scouts of Northern California believes well-being should be a priority for every girl, everywhere.  We offer a variety of events and activities to help support girls of all ages and from all walks of life to Grow Strong. 

Program and Event Guide:

Opportunities for girls to discover something new, spend time with friends, and maybe find a new passion! 

Bronze, Silver and Gold Awards: 

Older girls develop leadership and self esteem while working towards bettering the world around them.

Summer Camp Programs: 

Adventures, independence, and positive adult role models make camp a perfect place to learn to Grow Strong.

Got Choices: 

In existence since 1996, Got Choices is a weekly, year-round healthy lifestyle and risky behavior intervention program for girls who are involved in the juvenile justice system, gang impacted/involved, teen mothers, or have other at-risk factors.  

Ban Bossy:

We are thrilled to announce the partnership between Girl Scouts and LeanIn.org to introduce Ban Bossy. From the CEO of world’s largest company to the CEO of her family at home, we want girls to be whatever they dream without fear of being called “bossy.”

Growing Strong

Growing up in today’s world is not easy.  Girl’s lives are saturated with stressors, negative influences, and outside pressures more often and at younger ages than ever before.  Girls face particularly unique challenges relating to self esteem, relationships with peers and adults, positive decision making, and finding their place in the world. 

Check out some research and findings by the Girl Scouts Research Institute around these issues:

Want to learn more about how to help girls Grow Strong?  Take a look at Girl Scouts of Northern California’s partnership with the Thrive Foundation for Youth.

Working on a Journey and Want to Incorporate Growing Strong? We Have Some Great Resources:

  • Its Your Planet, Love It! - Daisy, Brownie, Junior Girl Scouts can incorporate Healthy Habits and Fitness here
  • Its Your World, Change It! - Cadettes working on the aMAZE Journey can incorporate GSUSA’s Anti Bullying Program, Be A Friend First (BFF) here and Sister to Sister, The Darker Side of Friendship here.
  • It’s Your Story, Tell it! - is all about Growing Strong!