February 3- February 16, 2012
Remember to VOTE! 
If you have received your annual meeting ballot via mail or email please remember to vote! You will also have the chance to vote in person at World Thinking Day in Fresno on February 25th. 
Alumnae News
Meet Selma Troop 85. They just celebrated 50 years of being a Girl Scout Troop!
 
Left Picture- Troop 85 Today!
Picture Below- Troop 85 50 years ago!


 


World Thinking Day is just around the corner! 

Date: Saturday, February 25, 2012

Time: 10:00am - 4:00pm
Place: Fresno Fairgrounds
Price: $5.00 per person (and a donation of a new and unused toiletry item in a plastic container)
Parking: Chance Parking Lot Only - $5.00 per vehicle 
 
Forever Green Booth Update!
We will be making WAPI's (Water Pasteruization Indicators) and learning how solar cookers work!

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!

Bus available from Bakersfield to Fresno for World Thinking Day. The bus will stop in Visalia too! Tickets are $18 per person. Click here to get World Thinking Day Tickets and your bus ticket online! 
 
Girls interested in carrying World Flags please email wtd@girlscoutsccs.org to sign up!! You do not need to have a country booth to carry a flag. 
 
Program Aides (PA) interested in helping at the event please contact wtd@girlscoutccs.org
 
Thank you to our Presenting Sponsor! 
 
Thank you to our Media Sponsors!
CBS 47 and Clear Channel 
Be a part of a Girl Scouts of Central California South FLASH MOB!  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 for video.

Learn the dance at our Council office on these dates:
Wed 2/15/2012 6pm Bakersfield office
Thurs 2/16/2012 6pm Fresno office
 
Celebrate 100 years of Girl Scouting with Tahoe Joe's!
 
 Support our 100th anniversary anchor sponsor, Tahoe Joe's.
With your help, more than 1,000 local girls can receive the gift of Girl Scouting! Purchase a $15 ticket for a delicious meal from Tahoe Joe's
Every ticket purchased will be entered to win a $50 gift certificate to Tahoe Joe's ! (6 tickets will be drawn) Must purchase a ticket for a specific night and location.
Dates: Monday March 5th,Tuesday March 6th, Wednesday March 7th,
Thursday March 8th, 2012
 
Tahoe Joe's locations:
7006 N. Cedar Avenue, Fresno, CA 93720
2700 W. Shaw Avenue, Fresno, CA 93711
9000 Ming Avenue, Bakersfield, CA 93311 
4015 W. Caldwell, Visalia, CA 93277
 
Click here for the flyer.
 
Click here to purchase tickets online. (Bring receipt into Gold Mine Stores to pick up physical ticket and to enter the drawing. We will mail tickets upon request.)
                              Important Cookie Dates:
 Cookie Orders Happening Now!
 Mega Drop - February 26 
 Boothing - March 2 - April 1
 
Get your Cookie Marketing Package today! Last day to order is February 6th! Click here for the flyer.
 
Girl Scouts now have a mobile payment option this yera at their booths! If you are a Troop Leader and want more information please contact dpoulson@girlscoutsccs.org or smeier@girlscoutsccs.org 
  

Congrats to our Cookie Rally Winners! 

Rachel (Right) guessed 408 cookie boxes

at the Madera Cookie Rally in 

the Clawson Honda car!

 

Katie(below) guessed 1042 cookie boxes at the Kern Cookie Rally in the Barber Honda Car! 

  

 

                                          

 

 

 

 

 


Click here for flyer
Click here to purchase tickets online.

Click here for flyer
Click here to purchase tickets online.

Birthday Open House
March 12, 4-7 PM, Fresno and Bakersfield Offices

featuring  Thomas FissMay 18-20, Tulare County
Click here for flyer
Click here to register online

Family BBQ
July 28, Kern County Fairgrounds
Troop 2719 Making Valentine's Day 
cards to send to Troops in Afghanistan. 
 Kicked off on January 31st! 
And Girl Scouts USA launched their ToGetHerThere campaign, to empower girls to reach their full potential. Will you take the ToGetHerThere pledge to support today's girls? Read about it by clicking here. If you agree, join the thousands who are taking the pledge right now!
Gold Mine Store Gifts Under $10!
Click here for info! 

America's Farmers Grow Rural Education is sponsored by the Monsanto Fund to help farmers positively impact their communities. Farmers can nominate a public school district to compete for a grant of either $10,000 or $25,000 to enhance education in the areas of math and/or science. Click here for details.

Job Opening- Product Sales Specialist - Fresno
Job Description, or visit our website
Adult Recognition Awards

Everyone likes to feel appreciated for their volunteer service. 

Visit the website for more information. 

Girl Scouts Forever Green

Girl Scouts' 100th Anniversary Take Action Project, is a national effort of girls leading their families, schools, and communities in improving the environment and protecting natural resources. Our Council project is Earth Hour and we invite girls to Take Action on a month-long project in March.  

 

Steps to get your Forever Green Patch:

1) Click hereto Register at Forever Green 

2) Click here to take the online pledge. 

3) Replace incandescent bulbs with ENERGY STAR. 

4) Turn off your lights your lights from 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM on Saturday       March 31, 2012. 

 

Thank you to our Forever Green Sponsors!

 

Girl Scout GOOD TURN DAYS 2012

GOOD TURN DAYS is a community service project that helps Goodwill Industries provide training for people with disabilities and other barriers to employment.GIRL SCOUT TROOPS collect donations of clothing, toys, and household items and return them to any Goodwill store or donation site.

Click here for more information.

Click here for registration form.

Click here for patch order form. 

Volunteer Corner
We need your help! Click here to see what volunteer opportunities
we have coming up! 
Read Nicole's Story: 

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8 Years Old 
"LearningRx has not only helped my daughter Nicole, but it educated my husband and me as to why she would excel in certain areas of learning and struggle in others. She went from 60's and low 70's on her math tests to the mid 90's. I shed tears of joy when that first 94 percent test came home."
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FREE Movie Passes for Journey 2: The Mysterious Island. Saturday February 4th at 11 am in Fresno. Visit Facebook for more information!

 

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Girl Scout Events

 

New Training Calendar

 

 Event Planning

Feb 4 Fresno

 

Flag Training

Feb 6 Fresno

Feb 16 Fresno

May 14 Bakersfield

 

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We're Invited....  

  Pioneer Days - Clovis Museum

February

 

Troop 3407 Pet Food Drive

February 4

February 5

February 10

February 11

 

CSET Volunteer VITA program

Feb 1 - April 15

 

United Way Book Drive

 

CSUB Student Night

February 18

 

 Great Girl Gathering March 10 and 11

Minnesota  

 

Girl Scout Birthday Party

March 10

Ridgecrest

 

Girl Scouts Birthday Party

March 17

Tulare 

 

Girl Scouts Rock the Mall

Washington, D.C

June 7-11

 

Miss California Princess

Fresno

June 26-30 

Gold Mine Stores Closed:
Saturday February 18th and Monday February 20th for President's Day.
Summer Jobs: 
Scholarship Opportunities:

Contests:

Click here for other opportunities. 
Is your Troop interested in volunteering with the West Fresno Boys and Girls club garden? 
Contact Krista Frelinger at ks921@sbcglobal.net 
        2011-2012 Board Members

Chair

Joy Tolladay

1st Vice President

Lucia Robeson

Treasurer

Lester Leas

Secretary

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.
Donation Request
If anyone has old jeans, please donate them to GS Connect for a Journey project. And if you get the newspaper, save them for GS Connect! We can use them for a recycled paper project. Bring jeans or newspapers by Bakersfield Council Office.  
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HEADQUARTERS - 1377 W Shaw Ave Fresno CA 93711

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