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Girl Scouts of Northern California

Wed, 06/25/2014 - 12:26pm -- DeniseGoKid
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Hours of Operation: 
Council Office Hours: Mon, Tues, Wed and Fri 9am-5:30pm
Location: 
1650 Harbor Bay Parkway, Suite 100
AlamedaAlameda County, California 94502
Organization Description: 

This Bay Area organization is chartered by Girl Scouts USA and supports all the Girl Scout organizations in Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, and San Mateo counties. The council oversees programs, such as summer camps, membership and recruitment, Bay Area events, initiatives, fundraising, donations, partnerships, and more. They manage the calendar for the Bay Area and the retail store that sells uniforms and other Girl Scout materials. The San Francisco association has over 80 troops and 1,000 girls. Annual memberships are $10. Optional uniforms are not included in the membership fee.

 

Classes:

"Discoveree" is an annual training conference held early in the year for adults and senior scouts to teach all kinds of classes to scout troops. Girls in 6th through 9th grades can be "Discoveree assistants" at the conference held in the fall. "Discoverette" classes at the conference are open to girls in 6th through 12th grades. Classes teach everything from beading and bookmaking, to leadership and team-building courses.

 

Camps:

Besides the cookies, Girl Scouts are known for their summer camps. Friends who are not Girl Scouts are welcome to attend with a Scout.

 

The Bay Area has four resident summer camps, some of which have chartered buses to take campers from San Francisco:

- Camp Bothin in Marin

- Camp Deer Lake, near Donner Summit on the way to Tahoe

- Camp Sugar Pine, a horse camp in the Sierras

Skylark Ranch overlooking the Pacific Ocean north of Santa CruzDay Camp:

Camp Metro in Berryessa in the northeast area of Santa Clara County

See the website for information on Family camps.

 

Gear: The council manages the retail store in Oakland that sells uniforms and other Girl Scout materials.

Neighborhood: 
City Wide
Ages Served: 
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
Cost: 
Fees vary by camp. Financial aid is available.
Free: 
No
Financial Assistance: 
Yes
Parent Event?: 
0
Season: 
All Year
Phone Number: 
(510) 562-8470
Organization and Program Categories: 
Arts
Comprehensive Programming
Cultural and Ethnic
Health and Wellness
Leadership Development
Music
Outdoors and Nature
Camping
Performing Arts
Sports & Fitness
Gender-Specific
Languages Spoken: 
English
Accessibility Note: 
Yes
Getting There: 
<p><span style="color: rgb(17, 17, 17); font-family: 'Open Sans', Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 19px;">From 880, the distance to the office and shop is 4.3 miles. Take Exit 35 for 98th Avenue toward the Oakland Airport. Stay to the right and take the Ron Cowan Parkway ramp. Merge onto Ron Cowan Parkway. Follow Ron Cowan Parkway until you reach Harbor Bay Parkway. Go straight ahead and stay to your left. Do not turn right when you see the Harbor Bay Parkway sign. 1650 Harbor Bay Parkway is on the left after Abbott Labs. Look for the Hampton Inn. Turn left into the parking lot. The office and shop are facing Harbor Bay Parkway.&nbsp;</span></p>
Contact Name: 
Sunnie Kaufmann
Contact Email: 
skaufmann@girlscoutsnorcal.org
Contact Phone Number: 
(510) 562-8470

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