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 Nov 5 - Nov 18, 2011
Juilettes Birthday
Juliette Gordon Low's Birthday Bash
We had a blast celebrating our founder Juliette Gordon Low's birthday on Saturday October 29th at the Kern County Fairgrounds. There were over 300 girls and volunteers in attendance and representation from every decade for the last 100 years! 
Cookie Donation
Military Troops will find Girl Scout Cookies 
in their Holiday Care packages! We donated 708 boxes of Girl Scout cookies, as well as nuts and candy to the U.S. Air Force to include in their holiday care packages for military members overseas. Pictured - MSgt. Joe Gallegos and our CEO, Cathy Ferguson.
Troop 112 hosted a Jumping Jacks event 
Troop 112 Jumping Jacksto help National Geographic Kids try to break the Guinness Book of World RecordsŪ title for the most people doing jumping jacks in 24-hours on October 11th! People also donated unwrapped gifts to the children at the Grossman Burn Center at San Joaquin Community Hospital.

100th Anniversary Calendar of Events

100 year logoWe are going GREEN! Download our 100th Anniversary Calendar in an electronic format from our website, Families without internet access can request a copy from our Program department at ext 119.
Congratulations to Eloise GoldenEloise Golden
on her appointment to the Friends of Our Cabana USA Committee, of the World Foundation of Girl Guides and Girl 
Scouts, Inc (WAGGGS). Eloise volunteers as our 100th Anniversary Alumnae Chair and will be our featured alumna on the GSUSA National Convention video.  She's fantastic!


Our gift card is a great stocking stuffer! 

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Available at our Gold Mine Shops in Fresno and Bakersfield.

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Ways to bring cheer this Holiday Season:
Donate to any of the following collections to help children in need!
(Click on event for more info!)
Background Screening Update- Now Online!

Click here for the website!

Who needs to complete a background screening?

-All leaders and co-leaders

-All volunteer chaperones/drivers - must also be at least 21 years old and a  registered Girl Scout adult.

-All volunteers who handle money - must be a registered Girl Scout  adult. 

If you have any questions, please contact the Leadership Development Specialist at or (800) 490-8653 ext. 200.

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 Meet Tori Sampson: Communications Specialist
Tori, a 2009 Cal Poly San Luis Obispo graduate, has experience in public relations, event planning and social media marketing. Contact Tori at or
(800) 490-8653 ext 205

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Girls who are in high school or older are welcome to help out at the Alumnae Tea December 10th in Fresno! Please contact Eloise Golden for more information at: (559) 246-4501.
Event Details:
Date: Saturday, December 10th 
Time:2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Location: Fresno Council Office 
No cost to attend!
Gardening Clip Art2012 Youth Gardening Grants

The National Gardening Association awards Youth Garden Grants to schools and community organizations with child-centered garden programs. Thanks to the generosity of The Home Depot Garden Club, 100 winners will be chosen and win gift cards valued between $500 - $1,000 for the purchase of gardening materials and supplies for their program from their local Home Depot store. For more information visit their website.

Learning RX logoLEARN: Smart Mom's Toy Box-Eleven Games for Dyslexia Awareness Month 

Since November is Dyslexia Awareness Month and the 11th month of the year, we bring you 11 games, at-home brain workouts, and online activities to improve your child's cognitive skills in reading, phonemic awareness, and verbal and auditory processing. Building a strong foundation in reading is vital to success in every area of life. See this month's Smart Mom's Toy Box. 

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Thank You for your Support!
Each week, we recognize more organizations whose support helps us provide value-based programs for deserving girls, so that they can reach their full potential. 
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We greatly appreciate the ongoing UNITED WAY support in Tulare, Fresno, Kings, Madera, Indian Wells Valley and Kern County. 

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Girl Scouts Alumnae 

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Almost EVERYONE is a Girl Scout Alumna - click here to see if YOU are!


Troops - please send us your community service photos and stories!

Fall Product Sale
Troops participating in the 2011 Fall Nut & Magazine Sale will earn an extra Penny per box in Troop proceeds for the 2012 cookie sale!
Fall product
Gold Mine Stores CLOSED:
Nov 11 - All Day
 Nov 12 - All Day
Nov 15 - 11:00 am - 1:00 p.m.
Nov 23 - 12:00 pm - Close
Dec 16 - Bakersfield - All Day
Dec 16 - Fresno 
11:00 am - Close
Dec 22 - 11:00 am -Close
Dec 23- Jan 2 - all day
Stores will reopen Jan 3

Girl Scout Events


Gold Training:

Nov 29 Bakersfield

Dec 1 Fresno

Dec 7 Visalia


CPR & First Aid Training

Dec 3 Visalia


Program Aide Core

Jan 28 Visalia


Flag Training

 Dec 5 Fresno

Dec 12 Bakersfield

Jan 31 Bakersfield

Feb 6 Fresno

Feb 16 Fresno

May 14 Bakersfield


Alumnae Tea

Dec 10 Fresno

Jan 14 Bakersfield

(Alumnae Adults Only)


World Thinking Day

 Feb 25 Fresno



We're Invited.... 


National Convention 2011

Houston, Texas

November 8-13


Tulare Veterans' Day Parade

Tulare, CA

Nov 11


United Way Day of Caring

Indian Wells Valley 

Nov 12


United Way of Tulare County 

Community Lunch - sponsored by Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts


Nov 16


 Holiday Gift Wrapping


Nov 25 - Dec 24


The Nutcracker


Nov 26 & 27


Fresno Art Museum's FAMily Day


Dec 10


Girl Scouts Rock the Mall

Washington, D.C

June 7-11


Miss California Princess


June 26-30 

Gift Basket
Order your holiday gift baskets today!
Contact: Goldmine Store
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Ways to Support your local Girl Scout Council! 

Holidays are coming up soon! Shop at the Gold Mine stores and online to support Girl Scouts!


Thank you to the volunteer Board who generously give their time and guidance.



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