MAY 7-20, 2011


TOP HOT TOPIC HEADLINE

GOLD AWARD HONOREES REVISED

NINE GOLD AWARDEES HONORED AT KERN CEREMONY

From left to right back row: Georgie, Anissa, Ashley, Philena, and Paige.  Front row: Rebecca, Amanda, and Marissa.

Watch for an upcoming, special edition of Hot Topics featuring all Council Gold Award Honorees, their ceremonies, and their projects.

FRIENDS FOREVER

 

 

WOMEN INSPIRING

 GIRLS LUNCHEON

 

JUNE 2

ROGER ROCKA'S THEATRE, FRESNO

 

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FRESNO WOMEN INSPIRING GIRLS  

 

 

 

Women Inspiring Girls Luncheon

in Kern County, October 7.

Troop 2043TROOP 2043'S CIRCLE OF FRIENDS

Troop 2043 of Service Unit 649 has over 20 girls and yet each girl is made to feel special, appreciated, and important. Leaders Dr. Christie Howell and Sandra Renfro are doing an amazing job! 

SCOUT SAMPLER: ALL GIRLS, FAMILIES, AND FRIENDS WELCOME!

Come celebrate all the amazing things about being a girl! A Scout Sampler will be held June 11, 11:00am to 3:00pm at the Fresno Fairgrounds - Table Mountain Rancheria Park. Cost is $5 each for children ages 4-18. Adults and children under age 3 are free. Girl Scouts who bring a friend will receive a "Bring a Friend" patch. Free activity booths, games, play area, snow cones, tea, lemonade, and water! Activities include scavenger hunt, face painting, games, smores, crafts, and much more. Some "pay" activities such a makeovers will benefit the Older Girl Travel Group. Click here for a SAMPLER INFORMATION FLYER

SUMMER CAMPOUT - WINDWOLVES PRESERVE Register by May 20

A Girl Scout Summer Campout is scheduled for June 4-5 at the Wind Wolves Preserve just a half-hour west of Bakersfield. 95,000 acres of land is set aside as the West Coast's largest non-profit preserve and is home to diverse habitats and native animals such as fox, bobcats, deer, elk, coyote, and more. The campground is shaded and can be reached with a naturalist escort only. Click here for a REGISTRATION AND INFORMATION FORM.

Troop 844 at San Francisco Golden Gate BridgingMay 7 San Francisco Troop Bridging

Sandy Perlis from Troop 844 of Service Unit 649 submitted this photo of her lovely Troop at the Golden Gate Bridging in San Francisco. Jenna, Taylor, Ryan, Shelby, Leilani, Vanessa, Sierra, Kersi, and Emily were part of a group of over 5,300 people from 14 different states who walked over the Golden Gate Bridge. The only time in a Girl Scout's career they can participate is as a Junior bridging to a Cadette. Afterward, the troop celebrated with lunch overlooking the bridge and Alcatraz. They visited over 50 booths and exhibits and throughout the trip traded SWAPS with other Scouts. They rode an open-air, double-decker bus through the downtown area, saw the sea lions at Fisherman's Wharf, rode a cable car and a trolley and even slept in real beds at a Hilton Hotel. The event, from May 6-8, won't be hosted by San Francisco next year due to construction in the area but a huge 100 year anniversary event is planned in northern California where a bridge large enough to accommodate 20,000 people is being constructed.

LEARNING RX MAY 7 REVISED 

LEARNING RX INFORMATION NIGHT

Join us for an information night May 25, 5:30-7:00pm, at 9495 N. Fort Washington Road, Fresno. For more information call 559-27-LEARN.

 

CITY OF MADERA INVITES VOLUNTEERS FOR COMMUNITY PLANTING EVENT

Volunteers are needed May 21, to join the City of Madera Parks and Community Services Department and the Redevelopment Agency to beautify Madera and install plants in the new median islands on Lake Street north of Cleveland Avenue. For more information, click here for an INFORMATION FLYER.

 

Walkabout Weekend Fresno TroopWALKABOUT WEEKEND - FRESNO

Troop 989 from Fresno Service Unit 34 clearly enjoyed Walkabout Weekend - even their canine friends were a part of the Walkabout.

 

Girls from left to right: Allison, Katie, Julianna, Georgia.

 

Dogs from left to right: Tinkerbell and Pepper.

T - R - A - I -- I - N - G

CALENDAR

Please click the link to access the most current training calendar. Remember, registration is due one week before the scheduled training date. Please contact the training department if you have any questions at 800-490-8653 x 200.  TRAINING CALENDAR

 

EXTENDED TROOP TRIP TRAINING

A training event will take place from 6:00 to 8:00 pm on May 18 at the Fresno Council office and will also be offered May 26 at the Bakersfield regional office. Cost is $5.00 per person.The consultation session is to assist leaders who take their troops on trips over 72 hours. Extended Troop Trip training should be taken at least one year prior to the scheduled trip.  The course covers necessary planning, insurance, finances and forms. To register for the training, please complete the attached registration form and return to the Council office.  For more information, contact Michelle Loyd, Training Specialist at 800-490-8653 x 200. Click here for a REGISTRATION FORM.

TROOPS INVITED ANNUAL NTL. PARKS FAMILY DAY-FRESNO'S ROEDING STORYLAND

Roeding Park and Storyland, and the Central California Hispanic Chamber of Commerce invite families and Troops to participate in this partnership between the National Park Service, the Yosemite Association, Delaware North Corporation, and the National Parks Conservation Association. 4,000 People are expected to attend and take part in learning from park rangers the value of outdoor recreation and conservation. To participate call 559-495-4817.

Embracing our heritage through unity and education - Fresno

Juneteenth Celebration Committee invites Troops to participate

Fresno's second annual Juneteenth Celebration theme will be "Embracing Our Heritage through Unity and Education." The festivities will take place at the Cecil B. Hinton Center in south Fresno. Long time Troop leader Kathy Ware is the Parade Committee Chair. Ware represented the organizers of the event at Service Unit 67's meeting where she extended an invitation to Girl Scouts from throughout the Council to participate in the parade, as well as attend the celebration. Click here for an INFORMATION FORM.

KINGS UNITED WAY - DAY OF CARING: Troops invited to have a project

The fourth annual Kings United Way Day of Caring will be August 5. This is an event where volunteers from the community give their time and services, volunteering with participating nonprofit agencies on one-time service projects. Day of Caring is a unique opportunity for you to: benefit from skilled volunteers, save time, money and resources for projects, increase awareness of your organization's mission, and establish relationships with local businesses. United Way acts as the project facilitator and liaison between the benefiting organization and the volunteer group. If your agency has a project that has long awaited completion, please complete the attached form. Agency registration is due no later than May 31. Some ideas include: serving hot meals, tutoring children, play bingo with seniors, special events, landscaping, painting, or hold a bike repair workshop. CLICK HERE FOR FLYER


KERMAN SOROPTOMISTS WELCOME GIRL SCOUTS' CEO, DR.CATHY FERGUSON -

SOROPTOMIST PRESIDENT, GIRL SCOUT SCOUT ALUM AND MEMORABILIA COLLECTOR

COMBINED KERMAN PHOTOSThe mission and core purpose of Soroptomist International - Sierra and Pacific Region is "To improve the lives of women and girls in local communities and throughout the world." Kerman's Soroptomist group welcomed Girl Scouts of Central California South CEO Dr. Cathy Ferguson May 10, as their speaker. Dr. Ferguson spoke to the group sharing our aligned missions and similar focus. The group gave a warm welcome and provided every woman with a rose in honor of Mothers' Day.  As an added treat Kerman Soroptomist's President Pat Goosev (second from the left) shared her wonderful Girl Scout memorabilia collection.

BANK OF THE SIERRA PARTNERS WITH GIRL SCOUTS TO PRESERVE THE PRECIOUS

May 7 Bank of the Sierra

Bank of the Sierra's Senior Vice President and Senior Area Manager Michael W. Olague, visited the Kern regional office of Girl Scouts of Central California South on May 9, to announce the grant "Preserving the Precious." The funds, which will benefit the Outreach Department (which serves at-risk and underserved girls) was presented to Girl Scouts and S.S.S.S.H. Girls Taylor, LilaRose, and Emily; alongside Girl Scout Board President Joy Tolladay, and Outreach Development Director Emily Cabrera. The funds will benefit a program for girls in southeast Bakersfield focusing on preserving local parks. Girls will take a journey towards increasing self esteem, discovery, connecting with the community, and taking action.  Tolladay, said "What better way to teach girls that they CAN make a difference in their own lives, and the lives of others. We are grateful that Bank of the Sierra sees the opportunity to bring change, through empowering our leaders of tomorrow. Girl Scouts is always searching for ways to collaborate with community partners to enrich the lives of girls." Bank of the Sierra is the perfect example of how a company can reinvest into the lives of girls who live in the community they serve. If you know a company who might invest in Girl Scouts through grants, contact Christine Lollar, Coordinator of Grant Writing and Community Development, at clollar@girlscoutsccs.org.

May 7 New Girl Guides

GIRLS' GUIDE TO GIRL SCOUTING

AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER

25% OFF

Orders can be placed now for the

Girls' Guide to Girl Scouting!

The guides can be

pre-ordered at 25% off

the retail price of $22.50

($16.87 plus tax) and

will be in the store in late

 September or early October.  

MISS CALIFORNIA PRINCESS PROGRAM INVITES ALL GIRLS

All girls are invited to participate in The Miss California Princess Program, a non-competitive mentoring program where girls, ages 5-12, can learn about the Miss America Organization.  The event takes place at the Fresno Convention Center during the Miss California Pageant June 22-25, and features the "Four Points of the Crown Academy," the secrets of success, style, service, and scholarship.  Cost is $175 per Princess and includes activities such as a tea and etiquette event, community service project, and an on-stage production number with Miss California and Miss California's Outstanding Teen.  If you have any questions, contact Program Director Paula Sue Silva at 925-989-4476 or Paula.Silva.84@yahoo.comMISS CALIFORNIA PRINCESS PROGRAM FLYER

TROOPS NEEDED BY LAND,BY CANOE: GLOBAL COASTAL CLEAN UP DAY: Sign up now

Service Units and individual Troops are needed to participate in the Global Coastal Cleanup Day, September 17. San Joaquin River Parkway and Conservation Trust will lead land and canoe cleanup teams in an effort to provide a clean San Joaquin River. To participate, please contact Lina Valenzuela of the Conservation Trust at linav@riverparkway.org . Also ask about building owl nesting and bat roosting boxes.

Clean-up by canoeing? A certification course is available through the San Joaquin River Stewardship Program. Contact Steve Starcher, Director, at 559-289-8874. For guidelines as listed in the Girl Scout Safety Activity Checkpoints for Canoeing, contact Training Specialist Michelle Loyd at 800-590-8653 x 200. 

 

May 7 Christine GraduationIS THERE A GRADUATE GIRL SCOUT AT YOUR HOUSE? LET US HONOR THEM IN HOT TOPICS

Is there a high school or college graduate Girl Scout in your house? Please submit a photo, date of graduation, school and degree earned, and where they are going from here, so that the Council may honor them in Hot Topics. Send submissions to: tboothe@girlscoutsccs.org.

 

 Lifetime memberships to Girl Scouts of Central California South are available for $300.00. If you have a graduating senior in your life this would be a great gift and is available at a reduced rate. Please contact Maria Reich at(800) 490-8653 ext 128, mreich@girlscoutsccs.org for more information.

 

Christine Lollar, graduated May 7, Magna Cum Laude from Fresno Pacific University with a bachelors degree in Business Management. She will be attending Summit Bible College this fall to Masters/Doctorate (coinciding) in the field of Theology. Christine Lollar is the Council's Coordinator of Grant Writing and Community Relations in the Fund Development Department.

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