February 21, 2013

Don't miss out on events happening THIS WEEKEND

Sponsored by the Leon S. Peters Foundation

Formerly "World Thinking Day." 

Imagine a chance to explore the world in one venue! 

Saturday, February 23 

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM, 

Fresno Fairgrounds

Tickets are $7. Purchase at the gate. 4 & under FREE.  Please bring a toiletry item or infant item for donation to Fresno foster care families. 
Must have tickets in hand to enter. Parking is $5.

Thank you to the Girl Scout Troops for your hard work in creating AWESOME country booths! Here is a preview of the Egypt and Poland booths, showcased on CBS earlier this week. (Click on the video icon: Girl Scout event on Saturday in Fresno)

Calling all SSSSH* Girls! If you are attending, wear you SSSSH girl shirt or hoodie/sweat-shirt under your Girl Scout vest and join us on stage at 12:15pm on Saturday at Girl Scouting Around the World!

*Super Sellers Secret Society Honors - our top cookie sellers 

Are you ready for the COOKIE MEGA DROP?
Get ready for the kick off of Cookie Season!
Thousands of cookies will be picked up by Girl Scout troops at locations in 
Fresno, Visalia, and Bakersfield.
Sunday, February 24  

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM. 

Cookie booths will be  in your neighborhood beginning March 1st for three weeks only!

What's YOUR favorite cookie?
Upcoming Programs & Training
All programs qualify for your 5-County Patch!

China Peak Ski Day
(Cadettes, Seniors, Ambassadors)
Monday, April 1, 6:00 AM - 8:00PM
Lakeshore (Fresno County patch)

Saturday April 6, 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM, Hanford (Kings County patch)

Thursday April 11, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Hanford (Kings County patch)
Saturday April 13, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Outdoor Training
Outdoor A and B and Program Aide Specialization Outdoor
Various dates, April 15 thru April 28
Fresno, Visalia, Bakersfield
For flyer with details, click here

Saturday April 20, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Chowchilla (Madera County patch)
Saturday April 20, 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM 
Squaw Valley (Fresno County patch)
Thursday April 25, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Bakersfield (Kern County Patch)
Wild About Camping (All Girl Scouts)
Friday - Sunday, 6:00 PM May 24 - 12:00 pm May 26
Wild Wolves Preserve, Bakersfield (Kern County patch)
Outdoor Palooza
Saturday June 29, Bakersfield (Kern County patch)
S'Mores Festival
Saturday, Aug 10, Oakhurst (Madera County patch)

NEW 5 County Patch Available!

Start collecting the new 5-County patches! Add to your current patch, or start over again collecting all 5 counties! New punch cards will be available at all program events. 

What's Been Happening?
  Check out our facebook page for more photos

 Harlem Globetrotters in Bakersfield on Valentine's Day

 SSSSH Girl Media Training in Bakersfield with KBAK/KBFX News Anchor, Lynda Halligan
Wild About Animals Badge Workshop
Daisy and Brownies had fun learning about animals and pet care at Cat Haven in Dunlap. 
Girl Scouts Goes Green!

Volunteer Screening
Background checks for volunteers is now online! 
Click here or check out girlscoutsccs.org. Click on the Get Involved tab, click on Volunteers in the menu, and then select Volunteer Self Screening. 

Membership Registration!
New to Girl Scouts? Need to renew a registration? Either way, we make it easy for you online! 
Go to our online registration. If you have any questions, read the FAQ's or call us at (800) 490-8653.

Now available - 2013 Girl Scouts of the USA Centennial Silver Dollar

Beginning February 28 at noon Eastern Time, the silver dollar will be sold for $59.95 for proof quality and $55.95 for uncultivated coins. This collectable coin can be boughonline
(Fresno Coin Gallery will be ordering some of these coins for local sale.



Gold Mine Store  

Store hours for February:

Saturday, February 23The Fresno Goldmine Store will be closed  to attend Girl Scouting Around the World

The store will be available to shoppers prior to the opening ceremony from 9:00 AM -10:00 AM, closed during the ceremony, re-open for the remainder of the event and close promptly at 4:00 PM.  

Please remember to bring your Cookie Dollars and 2013 Nut Bucks.  

Women Inspiring Girls 
Urgently looking for an older girl to be one of our emcees for this inspirational luncheon! 
Contact Michelle Loyd, mloyd@girlscoutsccs.org, (800) 490-8653 ext 200.
Our fifth annual luncheon honors three dynamic 
women who are 
role models for girls. Your support benefits our Girl Scouts Connect program for at-risk girls.
April 19, 2013
Roger Rocka's Dinner Theater
Fresno, CA
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
$35 per person
Purchase tickets online at:

Nominations being accepted for Women Inspiring Girls - Bakersfield - October 4, 2013
Click here for nomination form. 
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In this issue

Girl Scouting Around the World
Mega Drop and Cookie Kick Off
Troop Happenings
Girl Scouts Silver Dollar
Gold Mine Store
Women Inspiring Girls
Thin Mint 5K
Cookie Videos
Program Events
Fall Product Sale
Volunteers Needed
Kerman Earth Day
We're Invited
International Student Exchange
  Thin Mint 5k Thin Mint 5K Run/Walk
or Shortbread Shuffle 

1 mile walk/run, 

Saturday March 2, 8:30 AM at 

The Marketplace Shopping Center 

9000 Ming Avenue, Bakersfield. 

Free Thin Mints and T-shirt if you register early! More information and register here. 

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Cookie with sash 2013
Earn money for your Service Unit
Help us manage the cookie sales for our Girl Scouts Connect program for girls from economically disadvantaged families. Click here for details.  
This is What a Girl Can Do Cookie poster - retro



Cookie videos you can share




Gold and Silver Award Deadline

March 1 is the deadline to submit a Gold or Silver Award Final Report in order to be recognized at the April 13 Gold Award ceremony in Hanford. Reports can be submitted by mail, email, fax or in person to either Council location.  Contact Michelle Loyd at (800) 490-8653 ext. 200 or MLoyd@girlscoutsccs.org, or click here for more information! 
Girl Scout Sister Quilt Project

Connect with Heather Bradshaw - from Michigan, GSHOM Troop 90690.

Click here for more information!
Featured Fun Patch of the Week!
I Love to Learn patch  I Love to Learn
Was $1.50
NOW $1.00
Feb 25 - Mar 3, 2013
Limited Quantity.
Limited Time.
From our Gold Mine Stores

First Annual Kerman Earth Day

Sunday, April 21

12:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Lions Park, Kerman

A Together Greening project, linking girls around the world on environmental stewardship.


Earn fun patches for recycling aluminum cans and playing sports at Girl Scout Troop 3100's fun family event.
We're Invited!
Scouting the Internet
Silver award project by Troop 407
Internet and personal safety workshop presented by FBI agent, for girls 12 years older, and adults
February 27, 6:00pm-7:45pm
Kern County fairgrounds, Bakersfield
Click here for flyer


February 27

Tulare County
Various Dates

March 7-14

Looking For Families Interested in Opening Their Homes to an International Student
Give an exceptional young person from another country the opportunity of a lifetime - to live with your family and experience the language, customs and culture of our country. In return, your exchange student will bring to your family a bit of his or her homeland. Students come from Europe, Asia/Pacific, the Middle East, the Americas and South Africa. Click here for more information.


Junior Encampment 

Brite Lake, Tehachapi, 

June 7-9, 2013

Learn more here!

Thank you to our volunteer Board who generously give of their time and guidance.
Board of Directors


Jayne McCallister

1st Vice President

Maria Escobedo

2nd Vice President

Dr. Rebecca Malmo


Keith Pretzer


Susan Woods

At Large

Kari Boisvert

At Large

Nancy Chaffin

At Large

Robert Frausto

At Large

Eloise Golden

At Large

Jennie Guadagno

At Large

S. Renee Haga

At Large

Robirda Lyon

At Large

Debbie Rodriquez

At Large

Joy Tolladay

At Large

Faith Witte

At Large

Carrie Zerafa

Thank you to EVERYONE who gives so generously of your time, talent and financial support! 

Thank you to our amazing sponsors and community partners!

Thank you to all organizations and their employees who contribute 
through corporate giving and gift matching campaigns.

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