Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Ugly Scarf Contest

Do you think you have the ugliest scarf on the face of the planet?

Want to turn it into something really cool?

Send in a picture of your ugliest scarf to hearandnow@girlscoutshcc.org by January 20, 2010, and the H&N staff will decide who we think has the worst scarf ever. The winner gets the book that was featured in the Hear&Now magazine, "99 Ways to Cut, Sew, Tie & Rock Your Scarf" to fix that mess you've been hiding in the back of your closet.




Show me your worst!


Monday, December 21, 2009

Win Colbie's Bag!

Want to win the bag Colbie Caillat signed that was featured in Hear & Now??


Here's your chance!

Send us a video of you saying a Girl Scout PSA! Be creative, add flair to your video, and think up something new!


Don't know what a PSA is? It's a Public Service Announcement. Kind of like a short commercial. All you have to do is make sure you include one of the following PSAs in your video:

"It's Cookie Time! Girl Scout Cookies are now available from Girl Scouts everywhere! The Girl Scout Cookie Program supports the activities and program that Girl Scouts participate in, so make sure to support your local Girl Scouts TODAY!"

"Theyyy're back! Girl Scout Cookies are now available from Girl Scouts everywhere! The Girl Scout Cookie Program supports the activities and program that Girl Scouts participate in. It's an American tradition!"

"Can a cookie change your daughter's life?
Yes, if it is a Girl Scout Cookie! The Girl Scout Cookie program can give her the tools she needs to make her dreams come true. Your daughter will learn leadership skills, goal setting, communication and more when she participates in the great American tradition of selling Girl Scout Cookies."

You can send your video in via e-mail at marcomm@girlscoutshcc.org in any of the following formats: WMV, AVI, MOV, PMG; as long as your video is 10 MB or less. You can also mail a DVD to 3005 Gold Canal Dr. Rancho Cordova, Ca 95670.

Please make sure your entry is in by January 28, 2010. Thank you!


Cant wait to see your videos!


Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Holiday Gift Ideas

Do you have that one person you have absolutely no idea what to get them for the holidays?
Have you tried searching stores, but can't find anything?

Here are some tips that are bound to give you some ideas!

Winterfest! - There are still three sessions open and there are SOOOOOO many different things to buy there!

GS Shop - There are some really cool items for anyone on your list, from moms, dads, aunts, great step-sisters in law, and anyone else on your list.

Make it! - Everyone loves a handmade gift that shows just how much you appreciate them.

"Creative" Coupons - Give a coupon good for one day spent with you, doing what ever they want to do, skating, shopping, going to the gym, or hanging out at home.

Sing a song - personalize a song for your favorite person, or write it if you don't want to sing it. ;)

ALSO, have a secret buddy exchange at your last GS meeting before the holidays. Then have some hot chocolate and candy canes and sit by the fire! :)



Hope these ideas helped you...and leave a comment with any other ideas you have!











Monday, November 30, 2009

Sneak Peek!

Here's a sneak peek at the cover of Hear & Now!!!








Check your mailboxes in mid-December for the latest issue!



Friday, November 20, 2009

Want to be in a PHOTOSHOOT?






Introducing Justine Magazine, the magazine designed just for you!!


Justine has partnered with Girl Scouts, and they're holding a contest just for Girl Scouts 13-19 years old who are passionate about helping the community.

By entering here, tell Justine how you're a Remarkable, Energetic, Aspirational, Leader (R.E.A.L.), and you could win a trip to be in a professional photo shoot, $300 in prizes, and a subscription of Justine for you, your troop and your school library!


If I were you, I'd start now! This is an opportunity I wouldn't want to miss!!

Good Luck!! ;D


Sunday, November 15, 2009

Bored?

It's almost Thanksgiving Break! Woohoo no school for a WEEK!

Any ideas of what you're going to do with all that time off?


NO???

Well you're in luck because I have a list of great things to do to keep boredom away!

There are even some events still open you can attend!


Girl Scout Daisies- Little Hands Big Heart: Try out different service projects that will brighten someone's day, give a gift to a friend in need, and help make the world a better place.


Girl Scout Brownies- People of the World: Explore languages, stories and games from around the world, and you'll earn the People of the World Try-It.


Girl Scout Juniors- World Neighbors: Learn about traditions from other cultures around the world and earn the World Neighbors Badge.


Girl Scout Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors- Ropes Course: Challenge and push yourself to the limit high in the sky at Peak Adventure's Ropes Course!



Also, here are some great activities you can check out in your neighborhood!


Explorit! Science Museum



Discovery Museum



Go Roller or Ice Skating


Sutter's Fort



Folsom Zoo



Visit Old Sacramento



Children's Museum


Write a play, act it out, and film it with friends


Record a GS Cookie Correspondent Video
(you could win a FREE video camera!) - details here

Have a competition to see who can rake leaves the fastest


Ride your bike and make a map of your neighborhood


and there is SO MUCH MORE you can do!


Any other ideas? Leave me a comment! :)



Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Winner!!

I'm happy to announce Katherine won our Mitchel Musso contest! Congratulations!!


We'll be having more contests, so make sure you check back for details!!



Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Birthday!

Happy 149th Birthday to the founder of Girl Scouts, Juliette Gordon Low!

Juliette was born on October 31st 1860 (yes Halloweeen... kinda spooky, huh??) in Savannah, Georgia.


After traveling the world and spending some time with Robert Baden-Powel, the founder of Boy Scouts (don't boo too much), Juliette decided she wanted to start her own group of scouts for girls in the U.S.


She founded Girl Scouts on March 12th, 1912, with 18 local girls from Savannah. We've sure grown a lot in 97 years!!



So Happy Birthday to Juliette, and Happy Birthday to all of the other Girl Scouts born in October!

And don't forget to join the Birthday Club!! Click here to join!




Monday, October 19, 2009

Win Mitchel's autographed box of cookies!!

Who wants a box of cookies autographed by Mitchel Musso??

If you do, send your favorite Mitchel song, and your best joke to marcomm@girlscoutshcc.org.



GOOD LUCK!!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Meet KSM!!

Meet KSM!! They opened for Mitchel Musso back in September when Jen and I went and saw the concert!


Check out their answers to our questions!!! :)


(Click on the pictures to see them better)

















Monday, October 5, 2009

Fall Product Sales

Magazines! Get your magazines! And candy too!


Fall Product Sales start TODAY, so don’t forget to ask your friends, neighbors, and relatives.

This years products are:
Butter Toasted Peanuts
Chocolate Covered Rasins
Hot Cajun Crunch
Gummy Berries
Cranberry Nut Mix
Cashews
Mint Meltaways
Peanut Butter Dreams
Delux Pecan Clusters
Don’t know where to start? Try:

Going door to door in your neighborhood
Asking Friends
Taking your order form to school
Going to your Doctor’s office
Or come up with your own way to make sales!


And don’t forget to ask your customers if they want to re-subscribe to their current magazines!


Sunday, September 27, 2009

Registration Time!

Have you registered for the new Girl Scout year yet?

No?

Then what are you waiting for?!

Click here right now and sign up, or talk to your leader to get the paperwork. Don’t hesitate, there’s sooo many great programs (like these) coming this year!


Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Gotta Love that GREEN!!

It’s not Stars and Stripes Forever, it’s Girl Scout Green Forever!


Forever Green Day is October 7th, so wear GREEN to show your Girl Scout Pride.
You can wear a green:
Shirt
Pin
Skirt
Pants
Shoes
Socks
Or whatever!

You’ll know your fellow Girl Scouts by the green that they’re wearing too.
I hope I’ll be seeing a lot of green on October 7st!


Monday, September 21, 2009

Awesome New Items!!

Hey Girls!

How's the start of school been so far? Almost two months in and you're already crying for summer? Don’t worry, I can hear your sighs, but I have a way to perk you up.

There is a bunch of cool stuff in the Girl Scout Shop perfect to accessorize and glam up your look. And the best part is, ALL clothing is currently 20% off regular price! So before you get too excited about going back to school check these out:



Mood Necklace! (Have your friends guess what mood you're in based off the color!)




Endangered Species pins! (Support an endangered species!!)





Bookmark! (Keep track of where you are in the books you have to read for school)



Pencil! (Keep track of your assignments and show off your Girl Scout pride at the same time!!)


Act Now Shirt!! (Watch your friends turn their heads in funny directions to read your shirt ;D)



Sweatshirt! (When it starts to get cold, wear this spiffy sweatshirt to keep you warm!)


Friday, September 18, 2009

After the Colbie Interview

In the car... again. Find out Paige and Jen's favorite parts about the Colbie Caillat interview.

What would you ask Colbie?

What's your favorite Colbie song?

Find out Jen and Paige's impression of Colbie in the video!





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To read the interview, check out the Fall Issue of Hear & Now!!!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Calling all Girl Scout Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors!!

Hey Girl Scouts!!!


Girl Scout Cadettes, Seniors and Ambasadors, I have an announcement just for you!!
If you’relooking to add some spice to your life, I have the solution for you - become a Program Aide!!

Get away from school and homework for a weekend, or even a few hours, and help the council run events for younger girls.

You can earn community service hours, earn your PA Pin, be a role model for younger girls, and above all, have fun!

You’ll meet lots of other PAs from around the council, and you can make events fun for younger girls just like PAs did for you when you were a Girl Scout Daisy or Girl Scout Brownie.
If you’re interested, or already a PA, there is a kickoff party Friday, October 16th at 6:30 p.m. at the Main Council Office. 3005 Gold Canal Dr, Rancho Cordova, CA 95670.

Check out girlscoutshcc.org for more info!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

All you wanted to know about...

Mitchel Musso!!!

Check out Mitchel's answers to our questionnaire:


(Click above for a clearer picture)

Monday, September 14, 2009

Mitchel Musso Concert!!

What's up Girl Scouts?!


I have a report from the Mitchel Musso concert!!


Jen and I went down to the Crest Theater on September 1st for the concert, and it was SOOOO much fun! We got meet and greet passes and got to meet Mitchel!



We gave him some cookies (Carmel deLites and Peanut Butter Sandwiches) and took some pictures. He signed a box of cookies that we'll be giving away too! (Check back soon for the details)




Then it was time for the concert.
He had two opening acts: Jimmy Robbins, and KSM. Both were really awesome, and I can't wait to buy both of their CD's!
Then it was time for Mitchel, and both Jen and I were SUPER excited!! We took LOTS of pictures..... here are just a few!






Jen and I made a Vlog of the trip, so be sure to check it out!

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Comming soon..... Mitchel Musso's favorites, along with KSM and Jimmy Robbins' too!




P.S. If you were at the concert, leave a comment on what you thought of it! ;)

Monday, September 7, 2009

OMG COLBIE!

OMG Paige and Jen are about to interview Colbie Caillat!

Would you be nervous?
Check out the video to see how Jen and Paige are feeling before they interview her, and what they're anxious to ask Colbie about!





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Monday, August 31, 2009

Mitchel Musso!!

Hey Girls!!


Do you like Mitchel Musso?? If you do, there's a discount on his tickets for his concert on September 1st!!
Enter the code HEY when you purchase you tickets here, and get TWO tickets for the price of ONE!!


See you at the concert!!

Saturday, August 29, 2009

After Erin...

Paige and Jen have just finished interviewing Erin Sanders!

Find out what they thought of her and how the interview went, PLUS what she bought them!





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Monday, August 24, 2009

Hanging out at Starbucks!

Jen and Paige are waiting to interview Erin Sanders at Starbucks, and are a little nervous.

If you could interview Erin, what would you ask her?


What has been your favorite episode of Zoey 101?


What do you think she bought at Starbucks??


Watch the video, and find out what Paige and Jen are looking forward to about interviewing Erin!


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Tuesday, August 18, 2009

On the Beach

While Jen and Paige were in LA, they hit the beach. Check out what they did while they were there!





Cool, huh??



Thursday, August 13, 2009

Colbie Caillat and Erin Sanders

Do you like Colbie Caillat? Then you're in luck, because Hear & Now just interviewed her for the Fall Issue!

We also got the chance to interview Erin Sanders, from Zoey 101, the same day. The two GSHCC Interns that got to go down and interview her made some video blogs (vlogs) of their trip down to LA.

I'll be adding one every day for the next couple days, so keep coming back to see how their adventure went!


Here's the first vlog:




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Monday, August 10, 2009




Dear Julie,

There's this guy at my school. He's really cute and nice but he also is a flirt and gets in trouble quite often. I don't know what to do. I like him a lot, but my friend asked him to go to the 8th grade dance as friends, but he turned her down. She also texted him awhile back and asked if he liked me. He never replied but seemed to be around me a lot when we had elective. What should I do?

--Crushin' in Tracy





Dear Crushin',

This guy probably gets into trouble quite often because most guys go through a stage where they need attention, positive or negative. Hopefully he will grow out of this stage, and as long as he treats you and others with respect I think it's ok to continue liking him. When he turned down your friend's invitation to the dance, maybe he was waiting for an invitation from you? As to your friend texting him, not many guys are willing to share their emotions about girls, even to their closest friends. I think you should ask this guy out on a group date. See if your friends and his want to go to the park for a game of tag or go for an after dinner ice cream run. Going on group dates will give you the chance to get to know him and see if he is interested without the awkwardness of a one on one date.

Thursday, August 6, 2009


Have a dilemma?... Need Advice?... Not sure who to ask for help?

Send in any questions or problems you may have, and I will be answering you!

Comment on this post, or send in your plea for help to hearandnow@girlscoutshcc.org

I am here for you and ready to help!