February 17- March 2, 2012
Troop News! 
Troop 3407 held a Pet Food Drive for their Bronze award and collected over 800 pounds of dog and cat food to donate to the Bakersfield Pet Pantry. Amazing, Troop 3407!

Troop 103 is working towards their 100 year patch! They did #10: "Collect 100 pieces of clothing to donate to a homeless center or second hand store". They collected 220 articles of clothes! Great job!  
Troop 2449 made over 50 scarves, and 100 valentines that were donated to the Veterans Hospital of Fresno.  The girls hand delivered the gifts to each resident, and they were accepted with hugs and big smiles.

World Thinking Day is in one week!

Click here to get your tickets online!    


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 

Please Note: All children must be chaperoned.

Troops attending must meet the girl/adult ratios at all times.


Please visit our website for more information.


If your Troop is not doing a country booth we encourage you to still come in cultural costume and participate in our costume contest. Prizes awarded to top costumes.

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.
100th Birthday Open House
Monday March 12th
4:00-7:00 PM
Fresno and Bakersfield Offices
Hot dogs and chips provided by Tahoe Joe's. 
Birthday Cake and punch.
Click here for the flyer.
Celebrate 100 years of Girl Scouting with Tahoe Joe's!
Fantastic dine-in or take-out deals for Girl Scout Week at Tahoe Joe's restaurants in Fresno, Bakersfield and Visalia, March 5 - March 8 ONLY. Click here to learn more. Buy your $15 ticket at our Gold Mine stores or online
**Flag Training on February 16th moved to February 21st!**

Girl Scout Float at Tournament of Roses Parade
Congrats to the Big Fresno Fair!
The Big Fresno Fair was presented with the "Academy Award" for the fair industry, the highest honor given - the Merrill Award. 54 tons of food was collected during last September's Feed the Need community food drive. It was the largest single day, single location food drive in the nation! Partners included The Salvation Army, Community Food Bank, corporate, non-profit and media partners and hundreds of volunteers. Girl Scouts of Central California South collaborated with Boy Scouts, Sequoia Council, to distribute more than 70,000 flyers to schools in Fresno and Madera counties, asking the community to support the canned food drive.
Leanne represented Troop 2227, Daisies and Brownies who donated 86 cans of food, at the announcement about the award.

 Steps to get your Forever Green Patch: 

2) Take the online pledge or pledge in person at World Thinking Day
3) Bring your incandescent light bulbs to Fresno or Bakersfield Council offices on March 12th and we will replace them with energy efficient light bulbs.
4) Encourage everyone to turn off their lights from 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM on Saturday March 31, 2012, on Earth Hour.
5) Complete your project within the month of March.
6) Register to report your environmental impact at
You have earned your patch!


Thank you to our Forever Green Sponsors!


Girl Scouts of Central California South Membership Updates:

- Thank you to Westside Youth Center in Mendota for sponsoring Girl Scouts Connect!

- The Ridgecrest Boys and Girls Club has a new partnership with Girl Scouts Connect.

- And for the first time, have a new Troop in Trona!

Great job, Membership! :)

Girl's Guides are $16.87 right now!  They are going up in price ($22.50) on March 12th! 
Get your Girl's Guide today!
Gold Mine Store AD click here.
Girl Scouts of Central California South in the News!
 CBS 47:  World Thinking Day Promotional Video. 

WTD 2012 - TV PSA (CBS-47).wmv
KMPH Fox 26: Troop 2729 talking about new badges. 
Girl Scouts talk about earning their new badge! - KMPH Fox 26  
Reedley Exponent: Girls from SU 24 attended "Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day" at Reedley College. Click here for article.
Tehachapi News: Girls from Troop 008 organized a hay drive and held a work party for rescued horses, for their Bronze Award. Click here for article.
Clean Up California with the Ian Somerhalder Foundation's Let's Get Dirty initiative

Troops are invited to join 80,000 volunteers and 2,000 schools on Saturday April 21, 2012 to Clean Up the state of California from litter and waste. Click here to see how you can participate.  

Adult Recognition Awards

Everyone likes to feel appreciated for their volunteer service. 

Visit the website for more information. 
Volunteer Corner
We need your help! Click here to see what volunteer opportunities
we have coming up! 
Camping Specials to Celebrate 100 years of Girl Scouting
Click here for Cabela's camping product specials! 
Camping items perfect for our 100th Anniversary Jamboree! 

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Gold Mine Stores Closed:


February 18th - Both Stores

February 20th - Both Stores

February 25th- Fresno 
Are you a certified lifeguard?
Are you looking for something to do this summer?  Camp El-O-Win is looking for lifeguards interested in spending the day up at camp.  Volunteer your time and they will feed you and pay your gas! What a great day it will be.  For more information please contact info@campelowin.org
Summer Jobs: 
Is your Troop interested in volunteering with the West Fresno Boys and Girls club garden? 
Contact Krista Frelinger at ks921@sbcglobal.net 


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Click here for day of event instructions.

100th Birthday Open House
March 12, 4-7 PM, Fresno and Bakersfield Offices
Click here for flyer

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

Women Inspiring Girls Luncheon
June 5 - Fresno
Click here to register

100th Anniversary Family BBQ
July 28, Kern County Fairgrounds
Click here to register
Champagne and Cookies Gala
August 25, Clovis 
Click here to register
15th Annual Cookie Classic Golf Tournament
September 14, Madera
Click here for more information 

Girl Scout Events


Flag Training

Feb 21 Fresno

May 14 Bakersfield



We're Invited....  

  Pioneer Days - Clovis Museum



United Way Book Drive


CSUB Student Night

February 18


 Great Girl Gathering 

March 10 and 11



Girl Scout Birthday Party

March 10



Promise Circle Event

March 11



REI- Leave No Trace / PEAK Presenter training session


March 13


 Girl Scouts Birthday Party

March 17



Girl Scout Rock the Mall YouTube Contest

April 20 Deadline


 Girl Scouts Rock the Mall  

Washington, D.C

June 7-10


Girl Scouts Rock the Mall

Extended Trip 

Washington, D.C

June 8-10


 Miss California Princess


June 26-30 


Girl Scout Overnight Boardwalk Beach Jam

Santa Cruz

Oct 5-6

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.


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