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14th ANNUAL COOKIE CLASSIC
EAGLE SPRINGS GOLF COURSE, FRIANT
Shotgun Start 12:30
Service Club Challenges - Women's Flight
Hole-in-one Prizes (over $50k value!) - Silent Auction
Lunch and Dinner by Tahoe Joe's
SPECIAL PRICE FOR GIRL SCOUT PARENTS AND TROOP LEADERS - $50 OFF (REG $150).
OFFER GOOD THROUGH SEPTEMBER 6!
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.
ROBIN MANGARIN SCOTT,
and IRMA CARSON
GOLD RECIPIENT JESSICA AND LISA CASAREZ,
CEO OF ANGELS OF GRACE FOSTER CARE AGENCY,
AND FRESNO WOMEN INSPIRING GIRLS HONOREE.
TICKETS, SPONSORSHIPS, INFO
VOSSLER FARMS, SEPTEMBER 23
Have you ever thought about where the foods you eat come from? Believe it or not, many are grown right here in the Central Valley. Join Girl Scouts for a preview night (our fall products) at the Corn Maze to learn how the maze is cut and what happens to the corn after October! Learn from local farmers about what it takes to bring food to your table...It's more then you probably think!
$15.00 per person, includes Hay Ride, Pumpkin Patch, Dinner, Corn Maze and activity booths
Children 4 and under are free (meal not included).Register by September 19th.
TROOPS AND SERVICE UNITS NEEDED -
ACTIVITIES, GAMES, CRAFTS
Girl Scout Service Units and/or Troops are needed to share an activity, game, or craft. Together, let's teach Girl Scouts and their families about the food of our area, known as America's Bread Basket. Let's create fun educational activities about food safety, nutrition and how local farmers bring the foods that we enjoy to our tables. Set up begins at 5:00pm and tear down is at 8:30pm. No electricity is accessible. Troops/Service Units who host booths will receive TWO FREE TICKTETS AND DINNER which includes a hot dog, chips, and a beverage. Contact Missy Hinojosa 800-490-8653 X 120.
Girl Scouts USA names new CEO
Girl Scouts USA recently introduced Anna Maria Chávez as their Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Girl Scouts "provides a pipeline to leadership in this country," says Kathy Cloninger, outgoing CEO, in USA Today. Chávez says, "Although many know Girl Scouts for its wonderful cookie program, Girl Scouts has a wonderful story of preparing women for leadership."
GIRL SCOUTS' OPEN HOUSE
October 1 - at the Fresno and Bakersfield Offices
Help us launch the new
GIRL'S GUIDE TO GIRL SCOUTING
CLICK THE ABOVE LINK FOR A SNEAK PEAK
HAVE TRAINING PHOTOS OR VIDEOS?
Photos or videos of past training are needed for an online training course. Ceremonies, songs, investiture, cookie booths, brownie circle, etc. would also be helpful. Contact Michelle Loyd, Leadership Development Specialist, 800-490-8653 X 200 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
VOLUNTEER CAROUSEL, OCTOBER 22
TROOP 641 REACHES FOR SILVER
Jessica (left) and Tarrah (shown with brother Ryan) from Troop 641, Service Unit 37, Madera Ranchos working to complete their Silver Award. They worked with the Master Gardeners of Madera to fundraise, purchase, and plant over 250 plants along the entrance to the Three Sisters' Garden located at the Madera Center Community College.
TROOP 2802 BRIDGE TO BROWNIES
Girl Scout Troop 2802, Service Unit 65 celebrated their transition from Daisies to Brownies with a bridging ceremony. As a last act of good will before they were bridged, the Daisies made a donation to Catholic Charities. Troop Leader Lupe Nunez said "Annissa, Czarina,and Kaitlyn have been excellent role models to Annissa's little sister, Lilly, who will be new to the troop this year, as a Daisy."
Girl Scouts' 100th Anniversary plans
100TH ANNIVERSARY JAMBOREE HELPERS SOUGHT
Volunteers are needed to help with the 100th Anniversary Jamboree, May 18-20. Help make 2012 one of the most memorable years of our girls' lives. Individuals and older girl Troops are needed at activity stations and to lead specific committees such as logistics, programs (songs, games, crafts), food, and risk management. The Council-wide, three-day event in Tulare, will be successful with volunteers from all parts of the Council participating in some or all of the event options. Contact Sheryl Graab at email@example.com for more information.
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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GOLD MINE STORES
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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.
A variety of Kaboom grants are available to individuals and communities to create or improve a playspace in their neighborhood. Spruce grants of $750 each will be awarded to communities who wish to make their existing playgrounds cleaner, safer, and more inviting. The grants are designed to reward communities that have recently maintained and "spruced" their playspaces. This is a great opportunity for Girl Scouts to get together with members of the community and "spruce" up any local playgrounds! For more information see firstname.lastname@example.org
SAN JOAQUIN RIVER CLEAN UP
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.
CLEAN UP BY LAND
BIG SIERRA RIVER
or 559 696-2971.
CLEAN UP BY WATER
NATIONAL PUBLIC LANDS DAY SEPTEMBER 24
Ranger Adela Lint or Ranger Andy Steel at 559-689-3255
PUBLIC LANDS CLEAN UP
The price is right!
You can learn help girls to make good decisions and gain Girl Scout values. Your $15 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 at 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
in the Fresno or Bakersfield offices.
The recent immunization changes might leave you thinking "What do I do?" To help, the Kern County Public Health Services Department provided the attached schedule. For more information contact the Kern County's Public Health Services Department, 661-868-0503.