Girls from Across California to Gather at the State Capitol and Celebrate 100 Years of Changing the World through the Gold Award

Ventura, CA (PRWEB) June 22, 2016

Girl Scouts of California’s Central Coast (GSCCC) is celebrating the Women's Caucus Gold Award Centennial Event on June 22 -23 in Sacramento, California. GSCCC will be joining Girl Scouts from all across California at the State Capitol for an empowering celebration of the organization’s highest award. Jody Skenderian, Chief Development Officer of Girl Scouts of California’s Central Coast, will be attending alongside three central coast girls invited to participate in the national celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Girl Scout Gold Award.

Representing GSCCC will be Carleigh Ornelas of Santa Barbara; Skye Schwellenbach of Los Osos; and April Hoberg of Moorpark. The girls will travel to the California State Capitol in Sacramento to attend the June 22-23 Women's Caucus Gold Award Centennial Event, meet with District Representatives and receive a proclamation during this two-day celebration.

“We are so proud to honor our local girls at the State level on the occasion of the Centennial of the Gold Award,” said Gina Jaeger, CEO of Girl Scouts of California’s Central Coast. “Each girl has created her project based on a need in the community, demonstrating her ability to help make the world a better place.”

The girls will also meet with members of the California Legislative Women’s Caucus and have the opportunity to shadow select legislators at the State Capitol and network with influential women business leaders over two days in Sacramento.

The event at the State Capitol mirrors events all over the country this year, as Girl Scout troops and councils are “Celebrating 100 Years of Changing the World” through the Gold Award. On June 14, GSCCC traveled to Washington, D.C. with Centennial Gold Award Recipient Cory Williams of Santa Barbara, to meet state legislators on Capitol Hill. Over the years, Gold Award recipients have improved the lives of tens of thousands of people throughout the world through projects such as building libraries to help teach new immigrants English literacy skills, constructing hospitals that serve women and children in war-torn regions of the world, and encouraging sustainable food growth and consumption in local communities, among many other beneficial projects.

Earning a Gold Award requires girls to take action in a sustainable way by identifying issues in their communities or the world and working to resolve them for future generations. Like earning Boy Scouts’ “Eagle Scout” designation, earning the Girl Scout Gold Award is a powerful and transformative experience that could entitle girls to college scholarships or an advanced rank when entering the military.

About Girl Scouts of the USA:
We're 2.7 million strong—1.9 million girls and 800,000 adults who believe girls can change the world. It began over 100 years ago with one woman, Girl Scouts' founder Juliette Gordon "Daisy" Low, who believed in the power of every girl. She organized the first Girl Scout troop on March 12, 1912, in Savannah, Georgia, and every year since, we've made her vision a reality, helping girls discover their strengths, passions, and talents. Today we continue the Girl Scout mission of building girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. We're the preeminent leadership development organization for girls. And with programs for girls from coast to coast and across the globe, Girl Scouts offers every girl a chance to do something amazing. To volunteer, reconnect, donate, or join, visit

About Girl Scouts of California’s Central Coast
Girl Scouts of California's Central Coast serves over 10,700 girls across six counties and is committed to making Girl Scouting available to girls in ways that impact their lives both in the moment and into the future. Girls participate in troops, individual projects, council events, day camps, and more. A variety of leadership, outdoor skills, and Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math (STEAM) based programs and events provide girls with opportunities to learn and explore in fun and informative ways. To join or volunteer in Santa Cruz, San Benito, Monterey, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara or Ventura County, visit:

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