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Troops celebrate Holidays at Christmas Parade!
SU 609 at Ridgecrest Parade
Service Unit 609 at Ridgecrest Christmas Parade. Over 100 Girl Scouts were in attendance and they had 9 alumnae riding on our float: the oldest was 91 years old!   





Troop 507Lamont Troop 507 participated in the

Lamont Christmas Parade. 

The theme was Christmas of the Eras. 

The girls danced Rock around the 

Clock in front of the judges.

Troop 507 was presented a trophy for first place best youth group. 


Troops 2227, 2243, 2249, 2385, 2497 and 566 were all part of this year's 

Clovis Christmas Parade.



Give a S.H.A.R.E.S card this holiday season! With every purchase made at select grocery stores a percentage goes to Girl Scouts of Central California South!
Angels of Grace

Thank you to everyone who donated toys to Angels of Grace! Congrats to SU 62 and 34 for meeting our 100 toy goal! They won a cookies and cocoa party!

Angels of Grace DonationAngels of Grace foster care agency helps so many families during the holiday season and is seeking gently used clothing for babies, children and young adults of all ages Contact:

Angels of Grace 1350 Van Ness Avenue, Fresno, CA 93721 

(559) 268-0000.


Pictured: Lisa Casarez (L) CEO of Angels of Grace and Cathy Ferguson (R) CEO of Girl Scouts of Central California South.

Fun Events Coming Up!
Be Sure to SAVE THE DATE!!
Cookie Rally - Jan 20th, Madera and Kern County Fairgrounds 7:00-9:00 PM
Cookie College - Jan 21st, Cal State Bakersfield
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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World Thinking Day - Feb 25th, Fresno Fairgrounds
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Click  for Cookie Rally Madera & Kern Flyer
Click  for Cookie College Flyer
Click here for World Thinking Day Flyer
The Blessings Corner
We loved seeing SU 10 from Porterville,Bakersfield Troop 562, and Bakersfield Troop 2796 stop by the council office to drop off their donations! 
Congrats to SU 10, SU 14 and SU 12 for making our 100 toy goal!! They won a cookies and cocoa party!   

 Pictured (L to R) Abby and Claire


Annual Meeting

Your VOTE is needed. Very soon you will be receiving your voting package for the Annual Meeting. Please act immediately! We need your vote to complete changes to our Bylaws and ensure our Council remains in

compliance with state and federal regulations. Click here to read more.

Troop 2227 from Clovis
Troop 2227presented a check to Andy Souza, from Community Food Bank for $225.00. They donated a portion of their nut sales to help feed over 22 families for one week this holiday season!



Gold Award recipient

danced in the Nutcracker! Philena from Troop 537 in Bakersfield has been a Girl Scout since kindergarten and is currently a senior in high school. She performed in the local Nutcracker show this winter: this was her ninth year performing. 

Get your order in today for 2012 Cookie Tee Shirts and Sweatshirts! Orders need to be submitted to the store by January 13, 2012.  You can fax, email or drop off at either store. Click here for order form!

Learning RX

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Bejeweled Twist is an extremely addicting game. It's like Tetris...with a twist! It exercises many brain skills, including processing speed, visual processing, and executive function. Play this by yourself or challenge your kids or spouse to a few rounds. We promise you won't be able to stop playing! Play Bejeweled Twist. Click here  to learn more about how Learning Rx helps your cognitive skills.

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Troops - please send us your community service photos and stories!
Gold Mine Stores CLOSED:
Dec 22 - 11:00 am -Close
Dec 23 - Jan 2 - all day
Stores will reopen Jan 3
Scholarship Opportunities:

Click here for other opportunities. 

Girl Scout Events


New Training Calendar


Harlem Globetrotters

Jan 13 Fresno


Badge Workshop

Jan 14 Visalia


Cookie Rally

Jan 20 Madera

Jan 20 Bakersfield


Cookie College

Jan 21 Bakersfield 

 Program Aide Core

Jan 28 Visalia


Flag Training

Jan 31 Bakersfield

Feb 6 Fresno

Feb 16 Fresno

May 14 Bakersfield


Alumnae Tea

Jan 14 Bakersfield

(Alumnae Adults Only)


Gold & Silver Award Training

 Jan 10 Fresno

Jan 17 Bakersfield

Jan 24 Visalia 


World Thinking Day

 Feb 25 Fresno


We're Invited....  


 Holiday Gift Wrapping


Nov 25 - Dec 24


CSET Volunteer VITA program

Feb 1 - April 15


Masquerade Ball 

Jan 14


Girl Scouts Rock the Mall

Washington, D.C

June 7-11


Miss California Princess


June 26-30 

        2011-2012 Board Members


Joy Tolladay

1st Vice President

Lucia Robeson


Lester Leas


Carolyn Cross

Members at Large


Linda Danna


Robert Frausto


S. Renee Haga


Jayne McCallister


Susan Woods


Carrie Zerafa


Augi Stevens


Iris Doyle


Linda Eberhart

Click here for the Board Meeting Schedule

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



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