HEADER OF HOT TOPICS

JUNE 11-JULY 1, 2011

UPCOMING GIRL SCOUT EVENTS 

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BADGE WORKSHOPS

THROUGHOUT THE SUMMER

NOTE: CHECK REGISTRATION TIMELINES

 

COME LEARN ABOUT GIRL SCOUTS

Bakersfield Office, 5:30pm-6:30pm

July 11, August 1, September 12

 

SPORTS DAY CAMP-BAKERSFIELD

JULY 11-15

 

HARRY POTTER MOVIE PARTY

BAKERSFIELD JULY 14

 

JUNIOR CAMPOREE-LINDSAY

JULY 22

 

TAKE ME OUT TO THE BLAZE GAME

OVERNIGHT, BAKERSFIELD

AUGUST 19-20

  

CITY AFTER DARK-BAKERSFIELD

AUGUST 19-20

 

SAVE THE DATE

 

AGRI-NATION

SEPTEMBER 23

 

WOMEN INSPIRING GIRLS LUNCHEON - BAKERSFIELD

OCTOBER 7

ALTERED LEARNING RX

Learn to Read Through Sound

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 WE ARE INVITED 

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ART CONTEST

 CALIF DEPT OF SOCIAL SERVICES 

Entries Due July 15

ENTRY FORM 

 

UNITED WAY DAY OF CARING

KINGS COUNTY

August 4

REGISTRATION FORM

and if you can volunteer for short term, last minute projects, click here for info: SOS VOLUNTEER SIGN UP

 

  BAKERSFIELD FARMERS MARKET

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and locations

 

KIDS COOK-OFF

September 24 in Visalia

GSCCS will have a booth!

 

 

 REASONS TO CELEBRATE JULY

Click Here to find out what interesting dates take place in July - enriching ideas to use as the base of a Girl Scout activity... such as

 "Amelia Earhart's Birthday," "International Puzzle Day," 

"National Ice Cream Day," or 

"Jump for Jellybeans Day!"

 

July 4th

 
PHOTOS NEEDED

Would you like to see your Troop's photo  in print, including the 100th Anniversary Calendar of Events, on our website, or in Hot Topics? Submit photos for consideration as soon as possible to Christine Lollar, Coordinator of Grant Writing and Community Relations, clollar@girlscoutsccs.org. Please include the first names of everyone  in the picture. Example: front row, (left to right): Marsha, Jan, and Cindy; back row, (left to right): Alice and Carol). Include your Troop number, Service Unit number, and leader's name(s), the date and place of the event, and a brief description. 

 
Click here to see the new Girl Guides for pre-order, and the patches that are limited in supply!  CLOSED JULY 2 AND 4.
 

 

 SPECIAL THANKS...

to intern Ashley Wiedman Loyd 

for her work on this issue of 

Hot Topics. Ashley is a Gold Award Girl Scout working in the 

Bakersfield office this summer. 

 

 

  

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39 girls from across the nation participate in "Destinations - The California Adventure"

Destinations at Monterrey Aquarium   Our Council is hosting 39 Girl Scouts from 21 states and Puerto Rico who are enjoying a ten day California Adventure, exploring the San Joaquin Valley, the Sierra Nevada Mountain Ranges, and the Central California Coastline. From Mountains to Sea is one of several destinations open to Girl Scouts nationally, providing travel opportunities for teens to enjoy new experiences in a safe and supervised environment.The girls have spent an agricultural day in the Valley, visited The Fresno Bee, enjoyed the Monterey Bay Aquarium and Cannery Row, and explored the San Francisco Exploratorium. They white water rafted in Kern County, kayaked at Avila Beach, and had many adventures in between. The trip ends June 30. See the website for more info, including donors.

Add your Troop/Service Unit Events to the 2011/2012 100th Anniversary Calendar of Events APPLICATIONS DUE JULY 6

   Troops and Service Units can publicize their planned events for 2011 and 2012, to all GSCCS member households by submitting a Troop/Service Unit Event Application for pre-approval by July 6.

   When submitting Applications, include the event title, description (no more than three sentences), dates and times, location, person to contact, and contact information, "register by" date, who can attend, cost, and how to register (phone, online, fax, etc.).

    For more information contact Teresa Branic, Director of Operations, Programs, and Training, at tbranic@girlscoutsccs.org

TROOP EVENT APPLICATION

Camp Okihi meant camp o'fun for all and helped the homeless

camp okihi

   A recent Girl Scouts camp was held at Camp Okihi in Bakersfield, and included many fun and educational activities. 

   As part of a service project Troop 2486 collected canned food, while at the camp, for the Bakersfield Homeless Shelter.Read More

Own your tee sign and share your community service project

TROOPS AND SERVICE UNITS CAN KEEP THE SIGN AND SUPPORT THE COOKIE CLASSIC GOLF TOURNAMENT

   Would you like to own your own tee sign for the fall product sale and cookie season? Purchase your sign at the special price of $50. Signs will feature your Troop number and photo of your community project, telling your story to tournament golfers, encouraging future sales and/or support of your Troop! After the September 9, Cookie Classic Golf Tournament, at Eagle Springs in Friant, the sign will be yours to keep. To purchase contact Fund Development Executive Assistant, Tina McAllister-Boothe at tboothe@girlscoutsccs.org, 800-490-8653 x 136.

Operation Gratitude art contest - local Girl Scouts make top 10! 

Vote on Facebook for Troop 265

   Troop 265 from Bakersfield recently submitted artistic drawings for Operation Gratitude's Pictures for Patriots contest. Three pictures from the Troop were among the top 10 chosen. Congratulations to Emily, Hannah, and Megan of Troop 265!

    Pictures must be voted on through Operation Gratitude's Facebook page. To vote, click on a picture of your choice and leave a comment. You can only vote once, so please share this with your family and friends. (A "like" does not count as a vote. Be sure to comment on the photo of your choice.) Voting is open through July 3. 

   Finalists' art will be printed in Operation Gratitude Magazine and will receive other prizes. The top three winners will receive a $500 donation to their school and an iPod. The grand prize winner will be featured on the cover. Stay tuned for winning announcements and cross your fingers for Troop 265! 

art contest pieces 

Vote for Emily, Hannah, and Megan Here

Easy ways to support Girl Scouts

   In addition to financial and in-kind giving, you can support Girl Scouts through SHARES cards, for use at participating supermarkets. Your Girl Scout Council receives 3% of your purchase, at no added cost to you the shopper. To obtain a card, request one by e-mail to Fund Development Executive Assistant, Tina McAllister-Boothe at 800-490-8653 x 136 or tboothe@girlscoutsccs.org.

   Also, GoodSearch.com and Goodsearch/Good Shop.com is a great way to support Girl Scouts. Visit: GOOD SEARCH, (see section "G," page 10 for Girl Scouts of Central California South). By selecting your Girl Scout Council as your charity of choice, each time you use the search engine, the Council earns one penny.  If you shop from this website at hundreds of participating online stores, including Amazon, Dell, Kohl's, Macy's, and Walmart, you help the Council earn 3-20% of your purchase, at no cost to you! Every cent counts! Click for more info:  GOOD SHOP.

Staff News

JOB OPENING: PRODUCT SALES SPECIALIST - BAKERSFIELD 
Click here for a JOB DESCRIPTION, or visit our WEBSITE.

WELCOME NEW FINANCE/ACCOUNTING MANAGER

   Chief Financial Officer, Hezron Gurley, introduces Amalia Vareldjian as the new Finance / Accounting Manager. A native of Russia, she is quadrilingual, speaking English, Russian, Armenian, and some Spanish. Amalia has a Business Administration and Accounting degree from CSU Fresno with a minor in Math, and is experienced in both for-profit and non-profit.

   Amalia's daughter Anna is a new Brownie. "Girl Scouts is transforming her into a more self-confident, courageous person, who I know she will make a difference in this world," she said.

   Hezron comments, "Amalia joined us in May 2011 and will have numerous responsibilities in the accounting area for all of GSCCS. I am happy to have her as a member of the Finance Department and the Girl Scout family." 

 

VOLUNTEER URGENTLY NEEDED

A volunteer is needed in our Fresno or Bakersfield office to help with a short term, data entry project for the Hot Topics newsletter. Contact Fund Development Executive Assistant Tina McAllister-Boothe, tboothe@girlscoutsccs.org


Ua rock wallpdated Training Calendar

View the current Training Calendar via the link below. Prepare your leadership skills and gain new ideas, to give your Troop exciting, safe programs and adventures. Training registrations are due one week prior to the scheduled training date and can be submitted by mail, email, fax, or in person. Please contact Michele Loyd, Training Specialist, at 800-490-8653 x 200. 

TRAINING CALENDAR TRAINING REGISTRATION FORM LEFT: ROCK CLIMBING ADVENTURE AT THE YOSEMITE FITNESS CENTER

You are a walking poster

ONE GIRL CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE.

TOGETHER GIRLS CAN CHANGE THE WORLD!

   Remember to wear your Girl Scout uniform at all events or meeting. What better way to show people how wonderful Girl Scouting is, than you're smiling face? When people ask "are you a Girl Scout?"

 be sure to respond with a smile and invite them to attend a Girl Scout event. "Make new friends..."

Pledge to be Forever Green -

Your Girl Scout pledge counts!

Please log on to www.girlscouts.org/forevergreen and take the pledge to be counted as part of Girl Scout of Central California South's efforts to protect and improve our environment. Check out the "Take Action" projects that Troops can participate in. We are grateful to Southern California Edison for grant funding that allowed this pilot program to take place.

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