January 19th - February 2nd, 2012
  Tell us your FAVORITE cookie on our  Facebook Page! 
Pre-Orders Start January 20
Mega Drop - February 26 
Boothing - March 2 - April 1
Cookie Events:
Cookie Rally
January 20, 7:00-9:00pm
Madera Cnty Fairgrounds - Hatfield Hall
Kern Cnty Fairgrounds 
- Fine Art Building
Cookie College
sponsored by New York Life
CSUB - Dorothy Donahue Hall and the Education BuildingJanuary 21, 10:00am - 4:00pm


featuring  Thomas Fiss
May 18-20, Tulare County
Tahoe Joe's is on board to begin a FANTASTIC 100th anniversary year with Girl Scouts of Central California South! We will keep you informed of the many generous ways that Tahoe Joe's plans to  partner with us to benefit our girls and their families throughout the Year of the Girl, 2012! Tahoe Joe's loves Cookies! And our top two cookie sellers in each county can earn dinners and lunches for themselves and their families at one of Tahoe Joe's four locations in Fresno, Visalia and Bakersfield. Girls need to attend either the Cookie Rally or Cookie College to be eligible. Click here for details. 
COMING SOON! Save the Date! Tahoe Joe's fundraiser for Girl Scout Week, March 5-8, 2012. Dine-in or Take Out at Tahoe Joe's in Fresno, Bakersfield or Visalia
Troop Fun!
Troop 3404 is working towards their 100th Anniversary Patch. They sat in the shape of a "100". They are also collecting pop tops for Ronald McDonald House Charities. 

Troop 2712 visited Fresno Fire Department Station 17. The girls were able to take a tour and learn first aid. 


Service Unit 29 held a flag retirement ceremony and invited the local veteran community to participate on 11/11/11.
Troop 113 Brownie - Junior Troop from Service Unit 32, Madera, purchased roses for $5.00 each for the Girl Scout Float in the Rose Parade. 18 girls purchased roses that had the girl's name on them. 
World Thinking Day is just around the corner!WTD image

Date: Saturday, February 25, 2012

Time: 10:00am - 4:00pm
Place: Fresno Fairgrounds
Price: $5.00 per person (and a toiletry donation)
Parking: Chance Parking Lot Only - $5.00 per vehicle 
There are so many ways to participate in World Thinking Day. How are you going to join the fun?
Penny Drive - Sponsored by EECU

Host a Country Booth

Promote your Gold Award Project
Participate in the Flash Mob 
Learn about Girl Scouts Forever Green
Audition for the National Anthem
Carry a country flag in the opening ceremony
Win prizes for Best Country in the World etc.
Just join us and have fun!
      Click here for the country list
      Click here for the registration form
      Click here for event flyer
World Thinking Day info on the website now! Check it out here!
Thank you to our Presenting Sponsor! 
Thank you to our Media Sponsors!
CBS 47 and Clear Channel 
To commemorate our 100 year Anniversary, ABC Bakers is looking for pictures from the past and present. Please email your picturesGS 100th anniversary burst to kwalsh@flashpointbrands.com and also to tsampson@girlscoutsccs.org. With your picture please include your contact name, date of image, Council and Troop #. Deadline is January 27th. 
Alumnae News!
We had SO much fun at the Alumnae Tea on January 14th in Bakersfield! Thank you to everyone who came. KBAK Eyewitness News covered the tea!

Thank you so much for an enjoyable evening at the Globetrotters event in Fresno.


All of the girls were able to participate in the evening festivities including personal photographs with TNT, the first female Globetrotter in 19 years. You will be notified via email when patches are available for pick up at the Council Stores.  In the meantime if you have any questions, please feel free to contact Pamela Mann at pmann@girlscoutsccs.org

More pictures on our Facebook Page. 

Adult Recognition Awards

Everyone likes to feel appreciated for their volunteer service. 

How to nominate someone for an award:
  1. Complete the nomination form
    Clearly state the personal achievements of the candidate and specifically state the reasons that the candidate's achievements meet the criteria for this particular award.
  2. Recruit additional people to write the required letters of endorsement
    Be sure to communicate the deadline for submission, to whom they should return the completed letter, and share the Letter of Endorsement Information. NOTE: The nominator is not allowed to write letters of endorsement.
  3. Turn in the entire nomination package on or before March 1, 2012.

Email to mloyd@girlscoutsccs.org or submit to the Council office by mail, fax (800) 283-0045 or hand-delivery.

  Media Updates

Girl Scouts of Central California South:
ABC 30 - AM Live - January 19
SSSSH girls with ABC-30's Tommy Tran
2012 National Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Video Game Challenge
Deadline: Mar. 12, 2012
The National STEM Video Game Challenge is a multi-year competition with a goal to motivate interest in STEM learning among America's youth by tapping into students' natural passion for playing and making video games. This challenge is open to students and game designers in middle school, high school, and college, as well as graduate students and educators. For more information, and to submit ideas, visit stemchallenge.org.
Girl Scouts Forever GreenSo Cal Edison logo
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 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

EXTENDED: AT&T Employee Matching Gift Opportunity

 When current AT&T employees make a gift to a local Girl Scout Council or to GSUSA between now and March 31, 2012, AT&T will match their gifts, dollar for dollar, up to $500,000. Employee gifts made to Girl Scouts through the 2012 United Way/Employee Giving Campaign will also be matched.  These gifts are not restricted to STEM activities. AT&T Employees must contribute through the company intranet, AT&T Insider, or tSpace. Search Girl Scouts Centennial for details. 

Casting Call for all girls! 

We are looking for a Girl Scout to sing the National Anthem at the Fresno Monsters and Bakersfield Condors' hockey games.  If you are interested in auditioning, contact Pamela Mann via email pmann@girlscoutsccs.org by Monday, January 23rd.  

      If you are interested in singing the National Anthem at World Thinking Day please contact Teresa Branic, tbranic@girlscoutsccs.org.

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...
Volunteer Corner
We need your help! Click here to see what volunteer opportunities
we have coming up! 
Girl Scouts of Central California South Family Fun Night at the Bakersfield Condors Game!
Date: Saturday February 11 
Time: 7:00pm
Cost: $10 ($3 per ticket sold goes back to your local Girl Scout council)
Click here for event flyer.  

About LearningRx - What do we do?

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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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Girl Scout Events


New Training Calendar


Cookie Rally

Jan 20 Madera

Jan 20 Bakersfield


Cookie College

Jan 21 Bakersfield 

 Program Aide Core

Jan 28 Visalia


 Event Planning

Jan 28 Bakersfield

Jan 28 Visalia

Feb 4 Fresno


Flag Ceremony Training

Jan 22 Visalia


Flag Training

Jan 31 Bakersfield

Feb 6 Fresno

Feb 16 Fresno

May 14 Bakersfield



Gold & Silver Award Training

Jan 24 Visalia 


World Thinking Day

 Feb 25 Fresno


We're Invited....  


CSET Volunteer VITA program

Feb 1 - April 15


United Way Book Drive


United Way Health Fair

Jan 21


Girl Scouts Rock the Mall

Washington, D.C

June 7-11


Miss California Princess


June 26-30 

Summer Jobs: 
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 our volunteer Board who generously give of their time and guidance.

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. 



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