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 Nov 19 - Dec 2, 2011
 Happy Thanksgiving!!

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Kealy's Gold Award project benefits Ronald McDonald House, Bakersfield. Kealy O'Brien from Troop 134 donated a beautiful playhouse to CHW Memorial Hospital's  Ronald McDonald House.  Kealy started her Gold Award project in early 2011. She contacted local businesses to assist her on the project. This fall, her final product, a beautiful red and yellow playhouse was complete and delivered! Pictured are Rich Cleaver (left) and Stuart DeWitt (far right) of WWCI Contractors of Bakersfield who worked with Kealy to help build this playhouse.
Troops celebrate our Veterans!
SU 65&67 Vets Day
Service Unit 65 and 67 participated
in the Fresno Veterans Day Parade! 
The girls enjoyed honoring those who served our country!

Troop 2359 Vets Day 
Troop 2359 visited the West Gate
Gardens Home Care Facility in Visalia to visit with veterans. The veterans shared their stories and sang patriotic 
songs with the girls!

We are excited to announce the opportunity to send two girls (16 and older) from our Council to participate in the 2012 Girls' World Forum July 12-16, 2012 in Chicago, IL. If you are interested please follow the attached requirements and send in your application by December 9, 2011 at 5:00 PMFor more information or questions, contact the Program Manager at or call (800) 490-8653 ext. 119.

Click here for application.


Event Details:Tea
Date: Saturday, December 10th 
Time: 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location: Fresno Council Office 
No cost to attend!
Who are Alumnae?
All adult Girl Scouts (18 years and older), including former Daisies and Brownies, former and current volunteers, and former and current Girl Scout staff!! 
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Do you have your country yet? Click here to see which countries are available and to sign up!


Registration Form

Other 100th Anniversary Events

Gold Mine Store News! Activity Sets have arrived! Visit the shop for the full selection!                  
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         Featured Item of the Week: 
           100th Anniversary Puzzle 
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Spend $25.00 or more at the online Gold Mine Store (before tax and shipping) and get FREE shipping plus a surprise gift with purchase! 
Valid Nov 24 - 28. 

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Girl Scouts Forever Green
Participate in Earth Hour by turning lights off from 8:30pm to 9:30 pm on Saturday March 31, 2012.

Jamboree Helpers Needed

Help make 2012 one of the most memorable years of our girls' lives! Volunteers are needed to help with the 100th Anniversary Jamboree, May 18-20.  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 when volunteers from all parts of the Council participate in some or all of the event options.  Contact Sheryl Graab at for more information.

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Girl Scouts of Central California South at
the National
CEO Cathy Ferguson with 
100th Anniversary Alumnae Chair Eloise Golden.

Competition & STEM Program Opportunity for Girls

Girl Scouts of the USA is proud to introduce the second annual National STEM Video Game Challenge open to Girl Scouts! The entry period is open through March 12th, 2012. For more information on how Girl Scouts can enter the Youth Prize competition (middle school & high school) go to:

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About LearningRx - What do we do? We change lives through brain training. At the root of LearningRx's success is a brain training program that has unmatched power to unlock learning potential by effectively addressing the cause behind learning and reading struggles. That cause is unseen cognitive skill weaknesses. The essence of LearningRx is best reflected in the real improvements of our students. Here is one mom's story about her 11-year-old daughter


"We came to LearningRx because our daughter was having trouble in school. She was scoring at low levels on the national benchmark tests and her teacher had decided she could not do the work. We could tell that as time went by she was beginning to believe that she was not as smart as others and was not trying anymore.Looking back at the past few months we can see such a transition. Our daughter can now read out loud with confidence, she is getting A's and B's and her 5th grade teacher says 'You know, I just don't see what the 4th grade teacher saw! She is good at math, confident in school, and a leader in her class!'"

Read other success stories about students and adults here.

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


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Troops - please send us your community service photos and stories!
Gold Mine Stores CLOSED:
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
Ways to bring cheer this Holiday Season:
Donate to any of the following collections to help children in need!

Earn Hot Chocolate and Cookies for the girls in your Service Unit!


Every Service Unit that collects and delivers to the Council office 100 gifts for these worthwhile agencies will receive: Hot Chocolate mix for 100 girls AND 5 Cases of assorted Girl Scout Cookies!

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Community Project Idea!
The Kings County SPCA could use your help! To learn more about volunteering with the SPCA please email  Silver Huff .

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....  


 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 

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



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