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Book Now - Access the Argyros Girl Scout Leadership Center online reservation calendar to get started. Available calendar dates will appear up to 12 months in advance. Reservations are limited to one per troop, per membership year. Limited availability in the first year.

Need support? Refer to the reservation how-to guide.

For Parents

The Argyros Girl Scout Leadership Center Opens Up Her World

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We can’t wait to welcome your Girl Scout and her troop to the Argyros Girl Scout Leadership Center, Orange County’s new hub for Girl Scout STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) programs. Visits to the GSLC provide Orange County Girl Scouts from all cultures and backgrounds extraordinary opportunities to practice leadership the Girl Scout way, like a G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader)™, as they explore exciting 21st Century careers and learn how they can take action to make the world a better place.

At the GSLC your Girl Scout will embrace her STEM education, expand her capabilities, maximize decision-making, and develop the skills and confidence she needs to become a leader. 

She’ll also have plenty of opportunities to create lifelong memories with her friends as they kayak from the bayfront property, toast s’mores on the sprawling patio, and participate in fun water and sand activities on Newport Beach’s beautiful Balboa Peninsula. 

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About INSPIRE – Housed Exclusively at the GSLC

INSPIRE is Girl Scouts of Orange County’s signature interactive multimedia program. Through INSPIRE, girls have life-changing opportunities to explore exciting 21st Century careers and learn how to take action on issues they care about, while developing an understanding of the importance and relevance of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) in their everyday lives.


INSPIRE focuses on two key areas of leadership development that are cornerstones of the Girl Scout experience - Career Exploration and Take Action. Each 1 ½ hour program introduces girls to inspirational role models on giant 80” television screens who share insights about their career and leadership paths. Through the INSPIRE program, girls embrace their STEM education, expand their capabilities, maximize decision-making, and develop the skills and confidence to become tomorrow’s leaders.

INSPIRE is girl-led and participants select the careers or take action theme they want to learn more about.

Career Exploration

Career Exploration is a key component of the INSPIRE™ program. Through Career Exploration, Girl Scouts of all levels will hear from extraordinary women spanning diverse careers and learn the vital role STEM plays in what these women do, while exploring their own career aspirations.

Finding a diverse group of female professionals of various careers for girls to meet is often difficult for troop leaders to accommodate. Through interactive video presentations, INSPIRE brings career women right into the room with the girls, appearing life-sized on 80” television screens. The women, representing 15 different careers, will tell the girls about who they are what they do, the importance of STEM in what they do, and what they love about their careers.

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The INSPIRE career women were selected based on girls’ interests, such as sports and dance, and suggestions by our Girl Scout volunteers to provide insight into career choices that their Girl Scouts may not be aware of, such as deep sea exploration or cloud computing. The women featured in INSPIRE come from across the United States, and represent a diverse population of female leaders that girls of all ages can look up to as role models. 

Take Action

Take Action is a key component of the INSPIRE™ program. Through Take Action, Girl Scouts of all levels hear from Gold Award Girl Scouts across the nation who have used STEM skills to tackle important issues on topics from robotics to clean water and learn how to take action on issues they care about.

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During INSPIRE,  the Gold Award Girl Scout appears on video telling her Girl Scout sisters about how she planned her project, budgeted expenses, and used STEM to make a lasting change.

Each of the nine young women whose Girl Scout Gold Award projects are featured in INSPIRE were selected for their exemplary take action projects. Most of the Girl Scouts featured in INSPIRE are also recognized as National Young Women of Distinction, the highest honor conferred by GSUSA. 

     

Beyond INSPIRE
Set on the Balboa Peninsula in Newport Beach, the GSLC provides the ideal locale for your Girl Scout to create lifelong memories as she connects with the community, explores the beach and bay, participates in fun water and sand activities, and sees that STEM is all around her!

Whether girls choose to look for area marine life from one of our kayaks, toast s’mores on the patio, visit one of our local program providers, or earn a badge during their stay, there are many ways to make their visit to the GSLC an unforgettable, one-of-a-kind experience.

A Day at the GSLC - Sample Visits
Curious what your daughter and her troop can look forward? Check out our Sample Visits below. Your daughter’s troop will decide how they want to make the most of their stay.

All GSLC reservations run from 2:00 pm until 12:00 noon the next day. Your daughter’s troop has the option to stay overnight at the GSLC. Bring your movies, popcorn, and s'mores fixings!

Sample 4-Hour Visit

2 PM – 3 PM  - Arrival

  • Her troop explores GSOC’s beautiful Argyros Girl Scout Leadership Center (GSLC) and discovers many unique qualities of our waterfront center, such as the building’s energy saving features and environmentally friendly architecture!

3 PM – 5 PM - INSPIRE

  • The girls will spend about 1 1/2 hours engaged in this interactive multimedia experience! Whether they are watching engaging videos to explore future careers or planning a take action project, girls will be guided by on-screen INSPIRE Guides and videos and use their INSPIRE Pads to participate in fun, hands-on group activities, such as designing a personalized character, creating a digital poster, and recording a group video about all they have learned!

5 PM – 6 PM - Explore Marina Park, Drive-time Discussion

  • Her troop might take a beach walk in the GSLC’s “backyard,” unwind at the Peninsula Park playground, or have a picnic in the grassy field at Marina Park. 
  • On the drive home, her troop leader will talk to the girls about what they learned and the memories they made during their visit to the GSLC!
Sample Overnight Visit

DAY 1

2 PM – 3 PM - Arrival

  • Her troop explores GSOC’s beautiful Argyros Girl Scout Leadership Center (GSLC) and discovers many unique qualities of our waterfront center, such as the building’s energy saving features and environmentally friendly architecture!

3 PM – 5 PM - INSPIRE

  • The girls will spend about 1 1/2 hours engaged in this interactive multimedia experience! Whether they are watching engaging videos to explore future careers or planning a take action project, girls will be guided by on-screen INSPIRE Guides and videos and use their INSPIRE Pads to participate in fun, hands-on group activities, such as designing a personalized character, creating a digital poster, and recording a group video about all they have learned!

5 PM – 6 PM – Explore Marina Park

  • Her troop might take a beach walk in the GSLC’s “backyard,” unwind at the Peninsula Park playground, or have a picnic in the grassy field at Marina Park. 

6 PM – 7 PM - Supper, Sunset, and S’mores        

  • The girls bask in the setting sun on the S’mores Patio while enjoying the dinner they prepared in the kitchen!  They toast marshmallows and look forward to tomorrow’s adventures.

7 PM – 8 PM - Sleeping Bag Movie Time

  • Her troop leader puts on a movie on the GSLC’s big screens for the girls to enjoy from the comfort of their sleeping bags - slumber party style. Be sure to pack some popcorn!

DAY 2

8 AM – 10 AM - Breakfast and Kayaks      

  • Her troop has a quick breakfast and then get out on the water in the GSLC’s beautiful kayaks to spend the morning looking for local marine life.

10 AM – 11 AM - STEM for lunch!

  • For lunch, her troop works on their cooking badges and serves up some new skills! Girls can use their STEM skills to measure, combine, and create meals high in nutrition and fun. Now that’s some tasty badge work!

11 AM – 12 PM - Walk to the Waves!

  • After lunch, her troop takes a short walk to Newport Beach to watch the surfers, and perhaps try surfing themselves!
  • On the drive home, her troop leader talks to the girls about what they learned and the memories they made during their visit to the GSLC!
GSLC & INSPIRE Patches and Merchandise
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For more information or questions about reservations, please contact Customer Care.

Location and Parking Instructions
The Argyros Girl Scout Leadership Center is located in Marina Park at 200 Eighteenth Street, Newport Beach, CA 92663.

Available parking in the Marina Park parking lot is not guaranteed. Space is limited and carpooling is highly recommended. Please use the mobile parking app Parkmobile (available for Android and iPhone) to pay for parking. If you do not wish to download the app, use the stationary pay station located on site at Marina Park.

Instructions for using Parkmobile

Parkmobile can help you pay for parking at the GSLC and at locations throughout Newport Beach where signs are posted.

1.    Download the Parkmobile app to your phone.

2.    Create a Parkmobile account. The following is information the app will request when you reserve your parking spot

a.    Your destination (Newport Beach)

b.    Duration of time by hour & minute or the maximum

c.     Vehicle license #

d.    Credit card #

3.  The app will alert by text and email 15-minutes prior to your parking expiration. You will have the choice to extend your time through the app.

Interested in Building on the GSLC's Legacy?

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The Argyros Girl Scout Leadership Center (GSLC) provides wonderful new experiences and opportunities to create memories for Girl Scouts from across Orange County. You can help bring the vision of the GSLC to completion! We have launched a campaign to supply the Leadership Center with all the utensils, tools, and equipment girls will need during their visit. Please help us by shopping through the Amazon Smile shopping portal and purchasing the items needed. It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3, 4!

  1. Create or log into your AmazonSmile account at https://smile.amazon.com.
  2. Choose “Girl Scouts of Orange County” as your charity.
  3. Go to “Find a List or Registry” under your “Account & Lists.”
  4. Type “Girl Scouts of Orange County Gift Registry.

Your gift will supply needed items for the GSLC, and you will also be donating to Girl Scouts of Orange County with a portion of your purchase.

For more information about the GSLC Registry, contact Monica McDade at mmcdade@girlscoutsoc.org or (949) 461-8812.

For more information or questions about reservations, please contact Customer Care.

View the GSLC Gift Registry

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