Ready for Fall 2015? Save the date for these upcoming events

Are you excited for another fun year of Scouting?  We can’t wait to begin the fun.  Here’s some upcoming events and dates to keep on your calendar:

September 12th, 7:30am – 10am.   Pancake Breakfast at the All American Car Show sponsored by the VFW.  Girl Scouts were given the opportunity to host the pancake breakfast as a fundraiser for Girl Scouts.  We will be selling tickets ahead of time.  Contact us if you would like to help.

September 26-27th:  Girl Scouts are the sponsors of the Game Zone at the Vintage Festival!  We’ll be looking for adults and girls to work a 2-hour shift during the weekend to help run the games and sell tickets.  Older girls (Cadettes and older) are welcome to work shifts to earn for their troop, adult volunteers from the younger girl troops are welcome to earn for their troop.  Younger girls can help, but must be directly supervised by an adult.  Click the Volunteer Spot button to sign up as a volunteer and earn money for your troop:
Click to View Volunteer Opportunities on VolunteerSpot

Saturday Night – September 26th:  Get Your Glow On Parade, starts at 8pm.  We’ll have either a float or walking group in the parade.  Watch the newsletter for more details.

NEWSLETTER:  If you would like to receive the Sonoma Girl Scouts newsletter, please contact us at and we’ll add you to our list.  Let us know your name and the Troop number you are affiliated with in Sonoma.

Sock Hop – April 11

Join Sonoma Senior Troop 10878 for a 50’s SOCK HOP!!!!
Date: April 11, 2015
Time: 6pm-8:30pm
Location: Altimira Middle School – 17805 Arnold Drive, Sonoma
*$10 per Registered Girl Scout – *$15 per non-Registered Girl
Open to Girls grades 2nd-12th grade
*Participation patch included
For questions contact Joelynn McIntosh at or call 707-996-8378

Download a Sock Hop Registration Form here.


Christmas Tree Recycling in Sonoma Valley

Click here for detailed info about getting your tree picked up this season.  We’ll be in your neighborhood on Dec. 27th, Jan. 3rd and Jan. 10th.

NEW FOR NEXT YEAR:  We won’t be flyering individual homes next year with our tree recycling reminders.  In order to save paper and gas, we are offering an email reminder service for the 2015/2016 tree season.  Click the button below for more info and to sign up for two email reminders from the Girl Scouts in December with our pick up dates and instructions.

Sign Up Now


Mad Hatter Tea Party on October 18th

Join Troop 10878 for a fun Mother (or Father)/Daughter event complete with Costumes, Crafts, Tea and a Crazy Rabbit who is always late.


Open to Girl Scouts & Moms/Dads, Grandmothers, Aunts, siblings. Come dressed in your Halloween costume and/or funkiest hat. Tea & food will be served, craft for the girls, prizes for best costume, best hat, Fun patch incl. for registered Girl Scouts.

Limited to 120 people.

$25 per Mother (or Father)/Daughter Couple.
$10 per add’l girl
$5 per add’l adult.

Please bring your own cup & saucer.


Download Flyer and Registration form here: 


Welcome Back to School!

Welcome back to a new school year!  Many troops are starting back up again after a summer break.  If you are interested in joining Girl Scouts, we have some registration and information events coming up.  Girls in Kindergarten through 12th grade are welcome to join Girl Scouts.

Sunday September 7th, 1pm – 3pm at Depot Park.
Join us for some fun outdoor activities and learn more about joining (or starting) a new Troop.

Wednesday, September 10th, 5:00pm – 7:00pm, Sonoma Valley Library.
Join us in the Community Room at the Library for information about Girl Scouts.

Questions?  Contact us at for more details.



Silver Award for Renea Serota and Sofia Serbicki

Sofia Serbicki and Renee Serota have been Girl Scouts since Second Grade. As Cadettes, they decided to do the Silver Award Project for the Sonoma Valley Library because they both love books and were aware that the Library needed help. Initially they wanted to raise funds for the Library to be open on Mondays again. They chose Clare O’Brien as their Silver Award Advisor and she told them that the Library would not be able to open Mondays again, because they are part of a county wide system that chose to close Mondays. Also the girls discovered that fund-raising is not an acceptable project for the Silver Award. So they decided to create ways for teens to use the Library more. After doing research the girls discovered that other near by Libraries had a Youth or Teen Advisory Board so they decided to create one for our local Library. They created polls, and emails and letters, finding teens who were interested. The Board is called the “Teen Leadership Council” or TLC for short. The Council meets monthly, and sometimes every other month. The Leadership Council recommends books and writes book reviews in a binder that Clare has at the Library for all teens to make  contributions of  book reviews. The TLC will send a member to the adult Library Board Meetings to hear what they are doing and to give Teen advice on books, activities and suggestions to increase teen presence at the Library. Teens who are interested in joining the TLC can get an application from Clare at the library desk.

Congratulations to Renea & Sofia!

Clare O’Brien (Librarian) with Renea Serota and Sofia Serbicki

Troop 10141 Earns Bronze Award


Troop 10141 has earned their Bronze Award (the highest award that can be earned by a Junior Girl Scout) for their Anti-Bullying project.  Troop 10141 completed a project that involved researching, designing and distributing an anti-bullying magazine designed for kids in grades K-6th.  The girls wrote the articles, designed fun informative games and created all the artwork in the magazine. A digital copy of the magazine can be seen here:  ABCMagazine


The girls hosted a Scout Shout event on September 30th where they invited all of the Sonoma Girl Scouts to participate in Friendship and Anti-Bullying activities.  The girls in attendance took a handprint pledge against bullying and helped create a friendship chain of paper dolls.  The handprints, dolls and a hard copy of the magazine are currently on display at the Sonoma Valley Library.