January 3rd - January 18th, 2012
SAVE THE DATE! 100th Anniversary Calendar of Events!

Jan 20

Cookie Rallies, Madera and Bakersfield

Jan 21

Cookie College, Bakersfield

Feb 25

World Thinking Day, Fresno

Feb 26

March 1- 31

Cookie Mega Drop

Council Cookie Cupboard Open

March 12

100th Birthday Open House in Fresno and Bakersfield

April 21

Girl Summit, Kings County

May 18 - 20

100th Anniversary Jamboree and Concert, Tulare

June 5

Women Inspiring Girls Luncheon, Fresno

June 29

Adult Recognition Luncheon, Bakersfield

July 28

100th Anniversary Family BBQ, Bakersfield

Aug 25

100th Anniversary Gala, Fresno

Sept 14

Cookie Classic Golf Tournament, Fresno


Women Inspiring Girls Luncheon, Bakersfield


Fall Nut and Product Sale

We are pleased to announce that Dacia Poulson has been promoted to Product Sales Manager, effective January 1, 2012. Dacia has extensive Girl Scouts experience, including the recent Fall Product Sales, as a Membership Development Specialist for our Council, and also with Girl Scouts in New Mexico. Please join us in congratulating Dacia as we look forward to working with her on another successful cookie season. Dacia can be contacted at dpoulson@girlscoutsccs.org, (800) 490-8653 ext 118.  We would also like to thank Monica Rivera for her many years of service to Girl Scouts and wish her the very best on the next phase of her journey.

Register for Cookie Rally & Cookie College TODAY!! 
lzaninovich@girlscoutsccs.org or online
It's Almost Cookie Time! 
To get you in the spirit of Cookie Season, here is a quiz on Girl Scout Cookie History! Click here.
Women Inspiring Girls, Fresno - Nominations Due January 15th! Get your nominations in today for the June 5th Luncheon. Click here for nomination form.  Previous Award Winners.
Meet the first female Globetrotter in a generation!
Join us in Fresno as we watch The Original Harlem Globetrotters on Friday, January 13th. Tickets are $18.50 per person at the Gold Mine Store in Fresno. For more information contact: pmann@girlscoutsccs.org or (800) 490-8653 ext 204. Click here for a flyer.
Thank you Chevron for awarding our Council with a grant for our STEM program! On December 15th Chevron of North America Exploration & Production Company presented us with a check for $7,500 for our Chevron Cares About STEM Careers program, focused on Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). 
Save your POP tops! 

SU #63 in Lemoore is collecting pop tops for the Ronald McDonald House in Fresno.  They are filling empty Girl Scout nut cans with the tabs.  Their goal is to fill 100 nut cans by next May to celebrate 100 years of Scouting.  Drop your nut cans filled with pop tops at either Council office!

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We need your help! Join the World Thinking Day Committee! Email ssmith@girlscoutsccs.org or call (800) 490-8653 ext 119 for more information.
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Earth Hour is our Council's 100th Anniversary Take Action Project! Participate in Earth Hour by turning lights off from 8:30pm to 9:30pm on Saturday, March 31, 2012.  
You can also register to confirm participation, sign the pledge and share your results with friends and family. We will also have a special area for Forever Green projects at World Thinking Day. Our Earth Hour project needs to be completed in March 2012

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.

Want a penpal from another Girl Scout Council?
Chesapeake Bay Council has started a Girl Scout penpal program, and interested Troops should contact: Julie Peters, Troop 634. Her email is scoutpenpals@gmail.com or  410-749-9759 (eastern time)
Be a part of a Girl Scouts of Central California South FLASH MOB! On February 25th at World Thinking Day in Fresno, we will break into a Flash Mob. Learn the dance moves to the IGNITE song by watching this YouTube video. Click here.
More information soon on the exact time Flash Mob will happen...

The Youth Team at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, CA is celebrating the Girl Scouts of America! On Saturday, May 26, 2012 Troops, Leaders and Alumnae will have the opportunity to have a bridging ceremony in front of Sleeping Beauty's Castle in Disneyland Park. Troops will also have the opportunity to participate in the Disneyland Youth Educational Series programs which includes Disney Leadership in Action: Pursuit of Excellence (ages 11-18), and the animation program, Disney's Animation Magic (ages 8-18) on Sunday, May 27, 2012. For more information please contact  714-956-6854 or norma.a.ramirez@disney.com.

Get your 100th Anniversary Memorabilia at the Gold Mine Store Today! Click here for ad.

Learning RX

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Read Part 1:"I Love You Guys"   
"Last year was a tough year," Julie Worthy writes in her blog. So begins this mom-blogger's story of embarking on what she calls an "amazing journey" to find help for her son, recently diagnosed with ADHD. Julie says she read books, searched on the computer, and even posted pleas for help in online forums before her journey led her to LearningRx where she enrolled her son (and also her daughter who was exhibiting similar symptoms) in brain training. Julie calls the Jacksonville, Florida, LearningRx center "amazing" and says she's setting her kids up for future success in life by "attacking the real issues going on in their brains and not just the symptoms." In the coming months, we'll be featuring some of Julie's blog posts as this lively mother-of-four writes about her family's experiences at LearningRx. Check out this blog post in which Julie says that "every day, every minute [of brain training] is success" for her children, then describes some pretty dramatic changes she's already seeing in their lives!
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Gold Mine Stores CLOSED:
Monday January 16th, 2012
Summer Jobs: 
Fun things from Troops!
Troop 2579 - Look back at 2011
Troop 2796 - Singing

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


 Event Planning

Jan 28 Bakersfield

Feb 4 Fresno


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....  


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 

Scholarship Opportunities:

Click here for other opportunities. 
        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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