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Next Meeting February 5th!

Welcome to the on-line home of the Alamitos-Marina Service Unit of Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles. We serve the southeastern area of the Council, from the Seal Beach (Orange County) border through the downtown Long Beach area.

E-mail us at alamitosmarina@yahoo.com.

Service Unit Meetings

Usually, the first Tuesday of every month at the Southwest Region (Long Beach) Office from 7 PM to 8 PM where we share news, info about upcoming events, and other useful items to help your troop.

End-of-Year Financial Forms

It's time! Time to fill out your end-of-year financial forms! We've collected the following forms which might be helpful:

  1. What troops need to do:
  2. Submit Annual Troop Finance Report to the Service Unit Treasurer or designee by Service Unit deadline.
  3. Attach a copy of current troop bank statement.
  4. Attach a copy of an account ledger (this may be the check register, Troop Finance spreadsheet, the Troop Group Account Ledger, or QuickBooks printout. This is optional this year, but a very good practice).

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Robot Vacuum Technologies and Features

What to consider when you are going to choose robot vacuum? When you have been so long to wait until you get the budget to finally buy robot vacuum, you have to know many types of robot vacuum and also the technologies attached to it. What makes it cool is indeed the technology. It has been growing so fast to see how now technologies become so helpful to homeowners to do their cleaning and maintenance. One of the main reason why people change the conventional vacuum cleaner to robot vacuum is indeed the efficiency. You don’t need to do it manually; you don’t need to move here and there to clean your house. You just need to navigate the robot vacuum or even you could do it with mapping. You have to set the exposure first, and then let the robot vacuum do their business. It is common to see many features and technologies, because you must have to see many options to decide If your budget is pretty big, getting the most sophisticated one could be the best option because you will never regret to have smart home gadget. Indeed, not all expensive vacuums are good, but high quality robot vacuum usually comes with high price. If your budget is tight, you may be so thorough to choose what features and technology that could fit in your robot vacuum to ensure that your budget is enough. Here are robot vacuum technologies and features you should know before you want to buy.

Basic feature

When you are going to buy robot vacuum, no matter what technology is attached to it, the basic feature you have to have in your vacuum is of course the navigation. No matter it is manual navigation, remote control or even using smart phone. It is important because the main reason why people leave traditional vacuum cleaner because of the navigation. You don’t need to follow the vacuum cleaner, but all you need to do is just sit and wait the result coming or reporting to your phone if it can be connected with phone. Another basic feature is trash bin. You have to ensure that the vacuum has sufficient trash bin.


The most common technology added in robot vacuum is camera. Back then, the camera was still conventional, but now there have been so many robot vacuum that comes with 360 degree camera. 360 degrees camera is so helpful because you can check and control how good the cleaner does the job. If you want to navigate through phone, you could simply see what camera shows and you could move to places you want to clean based on the camera view. It is optional because camera allows you to get more holistic cleaning and more effective cleaning than vacuum with no camera.


Another technology you could have when you are going to have robot vacuum is control. The basic one usually comes with remote control with basic navigation. It is enough for those who only have small rooms to clean, but when it has been advanced and you need better cleaning, phone control is far better than the remote control. Usually it comes with wifi connection where you also can get comprehensive report for the cleaning.

Phone Application

The reason why the control through phone is more comprehensive is because the application. There will be application of the official robot vacuum and there you could set many things including the schedule, navigation set and more. Phone application also allows you to have more advanced setting when you are going to clean using robot vacuum.