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The Girl Scout Leadership model is the foundation of all Girl Scout experiences and engages girls in discovering themselves, connecting with others and taking action to make the world a better place.  Girl Scouts offers girls the tools and experiences they need to become successful leaders. Women mentoring teens, teens mentoring girls and girls taking charge are at the heart of the Girl Scout Movement; together we are building tomorrow's leaders!

Please consider a gift to support Girl Scouts of Northern California's mission to build girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place. Below are examples of how your support can help Girl Scouts achieve its mission. Gifts are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. Please consult your tax advisor as individual situations vary.

$8 could buy a Journey book for a girl in an outreach Brownie or Junior Troop - and she will embark on a fun 10-week journey with her troop, participating in games, songs, problem-solving and conversations that help develop core leadership skills - learning to discover, connect and take action.  During 2009, 970 girls from underserved communities will experience Journeys as part of their outreach troop experiences.

$25 could send a girl to her Program Aide Training; a training for girls in grades 7-12 who want to work with younger children and want to become leaders at Girl Scout program events. During 2008 over 2,000 girls completed their Program Aide Training through volunteer-run and council-run programs.

$130 could sponsor a girl to attend the Girl Scouts Save The Bay - Girls Water Congress, a two-day conference in Klamath, California where girls meet women mentors in media, science, art, politics & sustainable business. In 2008, 19 girls attended the Girls Water Congress.

$550 could sponsor a girl for her Counselor-In-Training (CIT) program, where she attends two-week leadership training at one of our resident camps. The CIT program is an in-depth, hands-on leadership experience where girls entering 10th grade learn about youth development and how to develop and deliver program to younger girls.

$2,500 could support a Gold Award celebration for 30 girls and their families, honoring the girls' leadership achievements.  During 2008 169 girls earned Gold Awards contributing over 8,400 service hours and made the world a better place with projects like launching a homeless shelter tutoring program, and creating an eco-awareness day for elementary school kids.

$5,000 could help underwrite the cost of Lead The Way, a high school girl-led, girl-coordinated program to organize and run a three-day conference for 150 teens. This six-month project includes booking conference rooms, planning catering menus, procuring needed tech equipment, program supplies, and all of the recreation activities in between each workshop and in the evenings. This event is completely run by the girls for 150 of their peers!

Your help today will help us create opportunities that build tomorrow's leaders.  You can make a donation online by clicking here, or by mail to the Oakland Girl Scout office, 7700 Edgewater Drive Suite 340, Oakland, CA 94621


If you have questions about giving options, please contact Stephanie Chew, Senior Director of Gifts at or (510) 562-8470, ext. 115.

Gifts are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. Please consult your tax advisor as individual situations vary.