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EAGLE SPRINGS GOLF COURSE, FRIANT, SEPTEMBER 9
Service Club Challenges - Women's Flight - Shotgun Start 12:30
Hole-in-one Prizes (over $50k value!) - Silent Auction
Lunch and Dinner by Tahoe Joe's
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100th Anniversary Kick Off!
WOMEN INSPIRING GIRLS LUNCHEON, OCTOBER 7
Join us to pay tribute to our Girl Scout heritage. Girl Scouts of all ages will present 100 years of building girls of courage, confidence, and character to make the world a better place. The event will take place on the Valley Baptist Campus in Bakersfield. 2011 HONOREES:
ROBIN MANGARIN, GINGER MOORHOUSE, and IRMA CARSON
PHOTO: 2008 KERN HONOREES:
AND SANDRA SERRANO
TICKETS, SPONSORSHIPS, INFO
Fall product sales will be here soon!
NUTS, CANDIES, AND MAGAZINES
The 2011 Fall Nuts, Candies and Magazine Program theme is "Investing in Today = Success for Tomorrow." This year's program will offer activities relating to the way the past influences our future, from inventions to innovations.
100 Years ago the world was a very different place and 100 years from now it will be what we make it! Girls will be encouraged to visualize how they can use their own special talents to help make the future a brighter place.
PRODUCT SALE DATES
DON'T MISS THE VOLUNTEER CAROUSEL, October 22
Features a variety of workshops for
grades 11 to adult - $25 includes lunch
For information contact Leadership Development Specialist,
Michelle Loyd at 800-490-8653 x 200 or
|Girl Scouts Badge Workshops
The Theater/Let's Pretend Badge Workshop took place at the Ruby Slipper at the Enchanted Playhouse in Visalia. The girls saw the Annie Jr. performance, toured the theater, and participated in badge activities.
The Pet Care workshop took place at the Valley Animal Center in Fresno and the ALPHA Canine Sanctuary in Kern where Girl Scouts learned animal care and donated materials to the shelter to help out an animal in need.
TROOP 2043 WATCHES THE TRAINER GO THROUGH THE MOTIONS.
VOSSLER FARMS, SEPTEMBER 23
Girls Scouts and their families are invited to attend AgriNation, to be held at Vossler Farms Corn Maze in Visalia, September 23. Attendees can learn how the maze is cut, what happens to the locally grown corn after October, and the process it takes for local farmers to bring food to the table. Cost is $15 per person. Please register by September 19 - you can not pay at the door. Entrance fee covers the corn maze, hay ride, hot dogs, chips, a beverage, patch, activity booths, and Girl Scout fall product samples. All children must be accompanied by an adult.
Girl Scouts' 100th Anniversary plans
100TH ANNIVERSARY JAMBOREE HELPERS SOUGHT
Volunteers are needed to help with the 100th Anniversary Jamboree, May 18-20, to help make 2012 one of the most memorable years of our girls' lives. We're looking for individuals and older girl Troops who want to work at activity stations and lead specific committees such as logistics, programs (songs, games, crafts), food, and risk management. The Council-wide, three-day event will be held in Tulare. We hope volunteers from all parts of the Council will participate in some or all of the event options. If interested contact Sheryl Graab at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Take me out to the Blaze Game
Approximately 70 girls and 40 adults attended the Bakersfield Blaze game and overnight camp August 19. Troop 2043's Kloee opened the ceremony with a bang as she sang the National Anthem while the Girl Scout Color Guard and Parade of Girl Scouts from 10 different Troops in Kern County participated. After the game, girls and their families pitched their tents to get settled in for a night of games, glow stick jewelry making, hula hoops, camaraderie, and much more. Me-n-Ed's on Coffee Road topped off the night with yummy pizza! All girls received a pink blaze patch and a free Ken Griffey, Sr. bobble head for attending.
ABOVE: CATELYN, DAISY FROM TROOP 2450 WON THE TICKET DRAW FOR A TEAM AUTOGRAPHED BAT! TOP LEFT: KLOEE, BROWNIE FROM TROOP 2430 SINGS THE NATIONAL ANTHEM WHILE TEAM PLAYERS STAND IN SALUTE.
FREE RED RIBBON WEEK SCOUTING PATCHES
Held October 23-31 each year, Red Ribbon Week is a national celebration promoting youth education on the dangers of substance abuse. The Drug Enforcement Association encourages Girl Scouts to participate. Patches will be given to the first 20,000 qualifying Boy Scout and Girl Scouts.
RED RIBBON WEEK
STAFFING CHANGES IN THE PROGRAM DEPARTMENT
Program Specialists Carlie Cummings and Sarah Lippens are
no longer with Girl Scouts of Central California South.
In the interim of filling these positions Registrar Missy Hinojosa will
process and handle all Program registrations and related questions.
She can be reached at email@example.com
or 800-490-8653 ext. 120.
PROGRAM DEPARTMENT VACANCIES
PROGRAM MANAGER PROGRAM SPECIALIST
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR GOLD MINE STORES
Can you assist in the Fresno or Bakersfield stores?
Contact Pam Compton at firstname.lastname@example.org
or 559-291-5078, x 144
HOT TOPICS VOLUNTEER NEEDED - BAKERSFIELD
CAN WORK FROM HOME!
Know Constant Contact or want to learn?
Can you help 30 minutes each week proofreading?
Data entry help needed one hour each week.
Donate one or a combination of these skills.
Contact Christine Lollar at email@example.com or 661-327-1409 x 205.
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Stores will be closed September 3-8,
to honor the holiday weekend and conduct inventory;
and will re-open September 9.
We apologize for any inconvenience.
San Joaquin River clean up - Troops can help!
In support of a grant from the Fresno Metropolitan Flood Control District we invite you to participate in keeping the San Joaquin River and its many habitats clean. Please send us your participation photos so we can share them with the funder and our readers of Hot Topics and the Website.
LET'S CLEAN THE SAN JOAQUIN - BY LAND
Let's Clean the San Joaquin is a land based clean up scheduled for September 17. For information contact Lina Valenzuela, Project Manager, for the San Joaquin River Parkway and Conservation Trust at firstname.lastname@example.org or 559-284-4844.
CLEAN UP BY LAND
BIG SIERRA RIVER CLEAN UP - BY WATER
The big Sierra River Cleanup will be held September 24 and 25. Cal State University Fresno students are coordinating the event with the hopes of having at least four cleanup sites along the San Joaquin River including canoes and kayaks. Efforts begin September 3, rounding up tires by canoe and transporting them to dumpsters. "We have already pulled 452 tires off the river bottom this year and expect to pull hundreds more out along with lots of big trash," said Richard Sloan. For more information contact info go to email@example.com or 559 696-2971.
CLEAN UP BY WATER
NATIONAL PUBLIC LANDS DAY SEPTEMBER 24
Troops who would like to participate in the upcoming National Public Lands Day please contact Ranger Adela Lint or Ranger Andy Steel at 559-689-3255.
PUBLIC LANDS CLEAN UP
Friendship House Book Drive and Seussical
The newly opened Friendship House (a collaborative partner of Girl Scouts) is in need of books. Bring your gently read books to the Bakersfield Girl Scout office or visit the Bakersfield Community Theatre (one of the oldest theatres in California) August 19-September 4. With the purchase of one adult ticket and new or gently used book, show goers will receive a child's ticket free! Support this great community project!
The price is right!
Help a girl make good decisions and learn Girl Scout values. Your $15 membership sponsorship funds one Girl Scout, and $25 funds two...for girls who cannot afford a Girl Scout experience. Studies show that children who experience Scouting are
more likely to be successful in school and in their careers.
Receive a free "bling" iron-on patch
for each girl sponsored - they're great for
t-shirts, hoodies, or tote bags!
Pick up your "bling" and support a girl today at
a Gold Mine Girl Scout Store near you
in the Fresno or Bakersfield offices.
Troop 103 goes camping
Troop 103, from Service Unit 35 shared these photos from their camping trip in July to the Plaskett Creek Campground, near Big Sur. Cynthia Newell, Troop Leader, said "We had a great time playing in the sand and letting the waves chase us. We had three different girls lose a tooth in just 24 hours."
ASST. LEADER ANNETTE, TRINITY, NAIRI, ELVIA, KATELY, AND REBECCA. BOTTOM ROW: ELIJAH, ARAX, MELINA, DAVELY and TRISTAN.
LEFT: HOW MANY GIRL SCOUTS FIT INTO ONE SMALL PRINCESS TENT? 13!
Troop 2359 has an "Epic Summer"
SUBMITTED BY GRILDA GOMEZ, TROOP LEADER
Troop 2359 has been busy this summer starting with their bridging, "It was just memorable," said Troop Leader Grilda Gomez. They gave the event a Hawaiian theme, presented cookie awards and patches, and participated in singing songs and a skit, all served up with great food and family. She added "Seeing the girls bridge has made us realize girls definitely are growing fast and are becoming young leaders."
The Troop had the opportunity to visit one of the greatest plant nurseries in the industry - Monrovia Growers. They learned about plants and how they beautify landscapes. They also visited the Kaweah Preserves and enjoyed making their own trail mix and taking a nature walk. They saw many of California's native plants, squirrels, birds, and enjoyed their surroundings. Topping off the summer they took a trip to Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. "The girls enjoyed the rides and great weather along the beautiful beach. We did make it a memorable summer," added Grilda.
Dutch oven cooking was definitely an experience to cook outside - right in the middle of summer. "We had a great time visiting the West Gate Garden Home Care Center in Visalia and the activities department. We cooked Hamburger stew and biscuits, both cooked in the Dutch oven," said Grilda. "The best part was that we made our own butter as our food was cooking," she said. The Troop is looking forward to future camp out meals using Dutch oven cooking. A special thank you is extended to Virginia Adams and Dalia Gayton from West Gate Gardens Home Care Center for this great learning experience.
"Our apologies that a Girl Scout Daisy named Lyric was inadvertently left out of the check presentation photo in the last Hot Topics issue."
-Stephanie Meier, Troop Leader
THOSE CRAZY TEENS -
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