November 8, 2012

Our new staff members receive their Girl Scout pins. Pictured left to right: Rachelle Beavers (Customer Service based in Bakersfield, ext 205), Tinelle Meriweather (Membership Development Specialist, ext 244), Catherine Jason (Membership Supervisor, ext 131), Dawn Deis (Fund Development Assistant, ext 155), and Diana Hernandez (Product Program Specialist, ext 123). 
Rachelle Beavers, our new Customer Service Representative in Bakersfield,  can be reached at ext. 205 or at Dawn Deis, our new Fund Development Assistant  can be reached at ext. 155 or  at 
Tina McCallister-Boothe has moved to a new Event Specialist position, taking care of the event-logistics for programs, major events and fundraisers. She can be reached at ext. 136, or 

Troop Happenings!

Troop 2054 from Pixley helped to clean up their community on October 27 - Make a Difference Day.


Troop 2227 worked on their Global Action patch at the Community Food Bank.   

If you have Troop pictures, email Tori at   

Global Green Team
The Global Green teams are working hard on their upcoming projects! The Fresno team (picture below) is designing their holiday trees for the Fresno Yosemite International Airport Holiday Display.

The Kerman team is working hard on their 2013 Earth Day project too!  Details coming soon!

Join us at our tree lighting ceremony

and holiday sing-along at Fresno Yosemite International Airport!

There will be a scavenger hunt, entertainment provided by Girl Scout musicians,  

and fun patch for the first 200 Girl Scouts who attend!


Girl Scouts of Central California South Holiday Display and Tree Lighting Ceremony

Friday, November 30


Fresno Yosemite International Airport


This month-long holiday tree display is part of our Alcoa Foundation-sponsored Together Greening project.

Calling all Alumnae! 

Please join us for our Gather, Gab, & Girl Scouts series for some coffee and a morning treat. Stop by on your way to work or after you drop the kids off at school. We would love to see you there.

Who: Girl Scout alumnae, volunteers, service unit managers, troop leaders, troop parents, cookie dads,

anyone who was a girl scout or involved with girl scouts.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Bagels & Blenders 8200 Stockdale Highway Bakersfield, CA 93311  7:00 AM - 9:00 AM

or Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Eddie's Bakery  7089 North Cedar Avenue Fresno, CA 93720 7:00 AM - 9:00 AM


For questions and to RSVP by November 21, 2012 please contact Dominique Chamberlain @ 800-490-8653 ext. 130 or email:

Hurricane Sandy 

In a message from GSUSA CEO, Anna Maria Chavez, GSCCS was informed that fundraising restrictions have been lifted to enable girls to raise money for Girl Scouting recovery efforts in the eight councils affected by Hurricane Sandy. We encourage you to give to Girl Scouting for recovery in these eight councils.  


We know that many of our troops are working to help with relief efforts for those affected by Hurricane Sandy. Please share your pictures and stories, by posting them on our GSCCS Facebook, and we will share them with GSUSA.

Program News!
Join one of our program committees today! Learn more here
Upcoming Events:
Daisy Play Day - Healthy Eating

Wednesday, December 5

6:00PM - 7:30PM

Fresno Council Office

$12. Non-registered members cost an additional $20

Min 8 participants, Max 24 participants

Registration Deadline: Friday, November 16 

Learn more here!

Other Upcoming Daisy Play Days:
January 23 - Friends Around the World - Visalia
January 25 - Yoga & Pilates - Hanford 

STEM Careers Workshop, hosted by Chevron! Earn your STEM Careers patch!  

Learn about exciting careers for women in energy production, chemical engineering, the aerospace industry, pharmacy and health sciences, technology and education. OPEN TO ALL GIRLS, grades 9 - 12. 


Saturday, December 1

Chevron facility in Bakersfield

8:30AM - 4:30PM, 

Cost: $7, includes lunch
Learn more here!

Cookie Biz
Saturday, January 13, 2013
Lemoore Naval Air Station
10:00AM - 4:30PM

Early-bird Cost: Girls $15, Adults $8 by Friday, December 7

(AFTER December 7, Girls $18, Adults $12)

Bring an item (coat, mittens, scarf, hat, etc.) to donate. Learn more here!  

Peter Pan

Girl Scouts of Central California South, Greater Los Angeles, Orange County, San Diego, and San Gorgonio Councils, and families and friends - take off on your own It's Your Story, Tell It! Journey to Neverland at the StudentsLive's PETER PAN: You're Flying! workshop and matinee performance on Saturday, January 26, 2013 

Workshop: 9:00 - 11:15AM, Performance: 2:00 - 4:15PM Pantages Theatre, 

Los Angeles, CA. Learn more about the workshop and performance here!


Girl Scouting Around the World (formerly known as World Thinking Day) is February 23, 2013Country Selection is now open. Getyour country today! 

Click here for the country selection form! 

Got Milk? Photo Contest! ENTER TODAY!

Girl Scouts - submit a photo showing how milk and Girl Scouting have helped  to make you a strong, healthy and confident young women.  Open to all currently registered Girl Scouts (except Girl Scout Adults) of all grade levels belonging to one of the eight Girl Scout councils in California. Great prizes!  Read  rules and download an entry/release format at  Contest ends December 17, 2012. 
Watch CBS 47 Monday, November 12, 2012 at 6: 30AM to learn more about the contest!
Fall Product NEWS
Our Fall Product Program is in full swing (nuts, candies and magazines). Get your favorite products today! The sale ends November 25, 2012. 

Fall Product in the news:

{TROOPS} send in your pictures from this year's Fall Product sale to Tori at 

Pictured: Troop 2930 from Coalinga

 Pictured: Troop 2267 from Clovis
Give the gift of Girl Scouting this holiday season - a valuable gift indeed!
Ways you can give:
Use your SaveMart SHARES card 

Through online donations

Through our FROGS program

In honor of someone

In memory of someone 

Payroll deduction gifts

Corporate matching gifts

Planned giving


Learn more about ways to give on

our website!

Upcoming Training Events 
New Training Calendar! View it here 

Gold/Silver Award Training

November 13, 2012

6:00 - 8:00 PM 


Register Here.  


Flag Training

November 29, 2012

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Bakersfield Council Office

Register Here.


CPR/First Aid

December 1, 2012

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Bakersfield Council Office

Register Here.


CPR/First Aid

December 1, 2012

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Visalia Friendship House

Register Here.


Flag Training
December 10, 2012
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Register Here.


Gold/Silver Award Training

December 10, 2012

Bakersfield Council Office

Register Here.

So much happening at!
In this Issue

Troop Happenings
Global Green Team
Holiday Display
Hurricane Sandy
Gather, Gab and Girl Scouts
Program Events
Got Milk Contest
Fall Product Sale
Holiday Giving
Training Events
Women Inspiring Girls
Gift Baskets
Adult Recognition
Corn Maze
Fun Patch of the Week
New Events
Volunteers Needed
Gold Mine Store
Grants & Awards
We're Invited

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Troops - please send us your community service photos and stories!

HELP US REACH 1,000 Likes on Facebook! We are SO close!
Nominate an inspirational woman in your community today! 
2013 Women Inspiring Girls - Fresno

We would love your help in nominating a dynamic woman to join our Inspiring Girls Society. Fill in the nomination form, and mail or hand it in to your local council office, or email Deadline is November 30, 2012.

Order your 2012 Holiday Gift Baskets Today!

Learn more here! To order yours, contact

(800) 490-8653 ext. 114.

Adult Recognition

Everyone likes to feel appreciated for their volunteer service. Please nominate a deserving volunteer so that they receive the recognition they have earned. Guidelines can be found in the Adult Recognition Nomination PacketNominations are due to the Council Office by November 30, 2012, and will be presented at the Annual Meeting on February 2, 2013.

Family Fundraisers 
Nutcracker Ballet, Fresno - Watch the show, meet the dancers and you can earn a fun patch - all at a special Girl Scout price! Saturday November 24. Learn more here.
Girl Scout National Convention 2014
Apply to be a National Council Delegate for the 2014 Girl Scouts Convention in Salt Lake City, Utah. 
Fun Patch of the Week! 
Nut Sale Fun Patch is on sale for $1.00, normally $1.50. Pick up your patch today!
NEW EVENTS in 2013 
Save the Date
-Volunteer Faire, Bakersfield - January 19 
-Her World (STEM workshops for older girls),Fresno - March 1 
-Thin Mint Sprint 5k and 1mile Fun Run, Bakersfield - March 2 
-Outdoor Palooza, Bakersfield - June 29 
-S'mores Festival, Oakhurst - August 10
Volunteers Needed! 
We have many upcoming events we need volunteers for Cookie Biz, Girl Scouting Around the World and Cookie Mega Drop. For more information visit our website
If you are celebrating your birthday 
this month, celebrate with Girl Scouts
 by making a
donation to help a girl start her Girl Scouting Journey. THANK YOU!
Are you a Girl Scout alumna? Don't forget to sign up on our website as a Girl Scout alumnae! 
San Joaquin Valley Quilters Guild Scholarship! Learn more about this opportunity here! 
Gold Mine Store

Online Only SALE!

Starting November 7, with a purchase of $45.00 or more (before tax and shipping), you will receive a Girl Scout Plush for FREE! Value of $6.50 (Will not be shown in cart). While supplies last. Visit our online store today!


Store Hours Update:

Fresno Gold Mine Store:

Closed - Saturday, November 10 and Monday, November 12

Wednesday, November 21, we will close at 1:00PM. 

Bakesfield Gold Mine Store:

Closed - Saturday, November 10 and Monday November 12

Wednesday, November 21, we will close at 1:00PM. 

Bakersfield: Modified store hours from November 1 - November 30

Monday - Friday:  11:00AM - 5:00PM

Saturday/Sunday: Closed

 The 50th Annual Veterans of Foreign Wars Memorial Day Service, on May 27, 2013 is looking for Girl Scouts to participate in the service. Please contact Tony at (559) 438-8481 for more information.
Soroptimist Award for Girls 

Girls, ages 14-17, can apply for the Soroptimist International Violet Richardson Award, in recognition of their volunteer work in their communities.


The Soroptimist Club of Visalia invites applications from girls who live in Visalia, Dinuba, Woodlake, Exeter, etc. Applications should be emailed/mailed to Jessie Veyna, 1619 S. University, Visalia 93277. Questions to: 559-627-2504,


The Soroptimist Club of Clovis invites applications from girls who lives in the Fresno and Clovis areas. Applications should be emailed to Questions to: Sue Mettee 559-307-4503.

The deadline is December 3, 2012,

We're Invited! 
This Winter
Various Dates November - December

November 10

Candy Cane Lane Parade Visalia *Stuffed toy donations requested for Children's Hospital Central California 
November 26
Broadway - New York
February 2, 2013

Tulare County
Various Dates
Thank you to our volunteer Board who generously give of their time and guidance.
Board of Directors
Chair Joy Tolladay

2nd Vice PresidentMaria Escobedo
TreasurerKeith Pretzer
SecretaryJayne McCallister

Members at Large:
Kari Boisvert
Nancy Chaffin
Tim Conboy
S. Renee Haga
Robert Frausto
Robirda Lyon
Dr. Becky Malmo
Debbie Rodriguez
Augi Stevens
Susan Woods
Carrie Zerafa

Thank you to all who give generously of your time, talent and funds! 

Thank you to our amazing sponsors and community partners!

Thank you to all companies whose employees contribute 
through corporate giving campaigns.

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