APRIL 23-MAY 6, 2011


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RIDGECREST AND COUNCIL LEADERSHIP MEET... GREET... SWEET!

Ridgecrest Service Unit 609 recently hosted GSCCS Staff meet w Ridgecrest SUa visit with Girl Scouts of Central California South CEO Cathy Ferguson and staff: Chief Resource Development Officer Marilyn Deen, Membership Supervisor Julie Medina, and Training Specialist Michelle Loyd. The Service Unit shared their awesome Japan Relief Effort fundraiser - they've placed plastic bottles businesses around town and collect funds regularly. Citizens of Ridgecrest have been very generous to this cause and Girl Scout Sisters in Japan will be greatly assisted with these donations. The team also attended the United Way of Indian Wells Valley awards luncheon.

 

PHOTO: LEANNE MCCULLOUGH, SERVICE UNIT EVENT COORDINATOR AND TROOP LEADER; KARI BOISVERT, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF UNITED WAY OF INDIAN WELLS VALLEY; CATHY FERGUSON, GIRL SCOUTS CEO; ELLEN MONROE, SERVICE UNIT TRAINER; MICHELLE LOYD, GIRL SCOUTS' STAFF TRAINING SPECIALIST; SHERI JOHNSON, SERVICE UNIT MANAGER; AND LYNN SPEER, SERVICE UNIT TRAINER.

FRESNO WOMEN INSPIRING GIRLS LUNCHEON TICKETS AVAILABLE

Girl Scouts of Central California South is proud to announce the 2011 honorees for the third annual  Women Inspiring Girls Society in Fresno: Susan Early, President of Dumont Printing and Mailing; Deby Hergenrader, Co-Founder and Executive Director of Break the Barriers; Sheriff Margaret Mims, Fresno County Sheriff's Office. The positive impact these dynamic women have made on local organizations, education, and public safety will be  recognized at the Women Inspiring Girls Luncheon June 2, 11:30am at Roger Rocka's Dinner Theater, 1226 N. Wishon Avenue, Fresno. Tickets can be purchased online at: WOMEN INSPIRING GIRLS TICKETS.

St. Agnes Tour PhotoGIRL SCOUTS TO PARTNER WITH

SAINT AGNES HOLY CROSS CENTER

FOR WOMEN IN FRESNO

Girl Scouts of Central California South staff recently toured the Saint Agnes Holy Cross Center for Women. The Fresno safe haven for poor and homeless women and children provides supportive counseling and referrals, recreational and social activities, classes in English as a second language, and instruction in sewing, arts and crafts. Snacks are provided and the women can shower and do their laundry. Clothing and diapers are distributed every week. Medical and dental assistance is also available at the Holy Cross Clinic at Poverello House.  Donations are always welcome. Needed are: Travel-size toiletries, diapers, gently used clothing and shoes for children and women, and materials for sewing and art. Items can be dropped off during business hours at the Holy Cross Center on 'F' Street, Fresno.  For information, call 559-237-3379.

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TORNADO RELIEF - HOW YOU CAN HELP

As a result of the worst tornado season in more than 90 years, countless families in many parts of the Midwest, including Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee, and Mississippi, have suffered catastrophic losses of life and property. This includes our Girl Scout sisters and members of the extended Girl Scout family. GSUSA has received many calls from Girl Scouts around the country asking how to help. Those who would like to donate money or collect funds are encouraged to do so with respected national charities that focus on disaster relief including the Red Cross and the Salvation Army. It is times like this that Girl Scouts come together in sisterhood to help those in need. For details visit the Girl Scouts of North - Central Alabama's website at: GIRLSCOUTSNCA.ORG

BAKERSFIELD TO JAPAN - CARNIVAL BOOTHS NEEDED

A fundraising carnival for the Girl Scouts of Japan Relief Effort will take place Saturday, June 4, 2:00-6:00pm at Greenacres Park (south baseball diamond). More booths are needed. For information contact Rochell Kurwitz at 661-330-8812 or gstroop2450@yahoo.com. The day will include food, fun, and games! Donations are always welcome!

JUNIOR CAMPOREE Formerly Junior Encampment  

Juniors Troops - Program Aides are invited Friday, July 22, 11:00am and Saturday, July 23, 12:00noon to McDermont Field House, 365 North Sweetbrier Avenue, Lindsay for Junior Camporee! Cost is $60.00 each person if paid before Friday, June 17, and $70.00 each person before Friday, July 1.  The event will include rock climbing, indoor surfing, zip-lining (parent waiver required), bounce houses, and more. All girls will receive a t-shirt and fun patch. Friday lunch and dinner, and Saturday breakfast will be provided. Remember to bring these items: tent, Girl Scout vest or sash, sleeping bag, pillow, snacks, water bottles, closed toed shoes, socks, jeans, flip flops, one piece swimsuit or wetsuit, towel, goggles (if you wear glasses). Please contact the Program Resource Specialist for more information, slippens@girlscoutsccs.org, or 800-490-8653 ext. 119:

CAMPOREE REGISTRATION FORM AND FLYER

samplerSCOUT SAMPLER- PLAY AND LEARN!

All girls, families, and friends and invited to participate in the Scout Sampler June 11, 11:00am to 3:00pm at Fresno Fairgrounds in Table Mountain Rancheria Park. For more information click here for the flyer: SCOUT SAMPLER

 

 

 

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FRESNO VALLEY HEALTH CARE CENTER RESIDENTS INVITATION...to come in and conduct crafts and activities with the residents on a monthly basis. If interested, call
559-251-7161.

TROOPS gsccs logoMUST OBTAIN BRAND APPROVAL

Troops may use the Girl Scouts of Central California South logo with prior approval (of the designed printed piece or product, including color scheme and background color) as long as the item is not for resale. Please submit designs for approval consideration to Marilyn Deen, Chief Resource Development Officer, mdeen@girlscoutsccs.org.

COOKIE CLASSIC GOLF TOURNAMENT

Golfing dads, Friends and Relatives of Girl Scouts (F.R.O.G.S), service clubs, and Girl Scout supporters are invited to the fourteenth annual Cookie Classic Golf Challenge and Tournament at Eagle Springs Golf Club in Friant, CA. See flyer for details: COOKIE CLASSIC Sponsors are also needed. Call Marilyn Deen, Chief Resource Development Officer at 800-490-8653, ext. 115.

LEADERSHIP ENRICHMENT TRAININGS Bakersfield            L E AD

The following leader enrichment trainings are scheduled:                               WITH QUALITY! 

May 17th -            Summer Fun

August 16th -        Kick Start Your Year                                                    LEADERSHIP ENRICHMENT IN 

September 20th -  Holiday Ideas for Troops                                        OTHER AREAS COMING SOON!

October 18th -      Ceremonies                                                                   FOR MORE INFO CLICK HERE

November 15th -   Crafts for Younger Girls                                                  ENRICHMENT TRAINING

FREE SAFE CHILD, ABUSE, BULLY PREVENTION, BAKERSFIELD TRAINING

A free training is scheduled for Friday, May 13, from 9:00-11:00am at the Weill Institute. Speaker Dr. Sherryll Kraizer, Director of the Coalition for Children in Denver and author of both programs, is hosted by the Foster and Kinship Education Program. The Kern County Network for Children suggests that all those who work with young children consider attending. Register with Vanessa Torbert, 661-631-6761 or 661-319-1836. There is no charge for this training. A description of the program is on the website SAFE CHILD - HOW IT WORKS.

PRINCESS KATE WAS A BROWNIE? See it for yourself: PRINCESS KATE...A BROWNIE!

BAKERSFIELD'S CAMELOT PARK GIRL SCOUT DAY May 14, 10:00am-3:00pm Wear your uniform and receive free miniature golf! GIRL SCOUTS AT CAMELOT

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