BY: GINA GARITSON
The autumn season means back-to-school, back-to-Girl Scouts and back-to-fun. This year was no exception!
Creekside hosted a number of great events this season including the Monster Mash, Martinez Trunk or Treat, The Brownie/Junior Amazing Race, and Red, White & Blue Bowling. At each of the events, older Girl Scouts (many of whom are members of the “OGC”) could be seen hard at work.
The “OGC” is Creekside’s Older Girl Committee and is made up of Girl Scouts in the program levels of Cadettes and above. In my years of Girl Scouting, I have heard the “OGC” mentioned during Volunteer Meetings, but I did not completely understand what the committee was all about – UNTIL I was able to see them in action. This autumn, I had the opportunity to work alongside the OGC in coordinating several events and I was impressed with their willingness to serve and their ability to LEAD.
Creekside’s OGC provides a “training ground” for girls to practice the skills taught throughout the Girl Scout program - leadership, team work and strength of character.
At the October Volunteer Meeting, Creekside was recognized by the Girl Scouts of Northern California for excellence in the Older Girl Committee program.