March 7, 2013

Calling all Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors
Don't miss out on the Girl Scouts Ski Day! 
Monday, April 1, 2013 from 6:00 AM - 8:00 PM, take advantage of this amazing deal for a day in the snow. Whether you ski, snowboard, or just would like to learn, come have a fun day on the slopes and earn your Fresno County PatchWe need a minimum of 40 girls and 3 adult chaperones.

Girl Scouts: $75 (non-registered girls add $20)
Adult Package: $105

Package includes:
  • Transportation leaving from the Fresno Council Office
  • Meals
  • Equipment rentals
  • Lessons
  • All mountain lift tickets
  • An educational presentation
*Registration deadline - March 18, 2013*
Register online. Contact the Program Manager, for questions.
Girl Scouts is 101 years old and still growing!


Come and celebrate at our Open House
Tuesday, March 12,  4:00-7:00 PM
at our Girl Scout Council Offices in Fresno and Bakersfield

Journey activities for all levels, games, door prizes and much more!
Birthday cake and punch will be served.
Troops can reserve a table to participate in the celebration by calling 800-490-8653 ext. 204 in Kern, or 136 in Fresno, or via email to or 
Congratulations to Troop #2402 from Kingsburg and Troop 638 from Porterville who won our website cookie finder contest! They will booth at our Open Houses in Fresno and Bakersfield on March 12.

Girl Scout Week is celebrated each March,

 starting with Girl Scout Sunday and ending with Girl Scout Sabbath on a Saturday, and it always includes the Girl Scout Birthday, March 12.
What are YOU doing for Girl Scout Week? 
In honor of Girl Scout week,  Fresno Art Museum will be offering free admission for any Girl Scout who visits the museum in her uniform, from March 14-17. (Other family members pay $5 each). Enjoy the Eclectic exhibition, featuring women artists from Central California. Museum hours are Thursday to Sunday, 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
Do you know of any other organizations who would like to partner with Girl Scouts during Girl Scout Week? Email Pamela Mann at 
More Upcoming Programs & Training
All programs qualify for your 5-County Patch!

Wrangler In Training (Seniors and Ambassadors 14+)
Saturday April 5-7, Wonder Valley Ranch Resort, Sanger

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
Wind 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)
2013 Women Inspiring Girls
We honor three dynamic women who are an inspiration to their generation and generations to follow. Join us at the luncheon, Friday, April 19, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM, at Roger Rocka's Theater, Fresno.

2013 Women Inspiring Girls Honorees are Cathy Caples, Leena Mendoza, and Paulette Fleming
Learn more and book your tickets early at

Can YOU tell the difference between real and fake?

Don't let fake bills fool you this cookie season. Make sure you know your money! 

Compare a suspect note with a genuine note of the same denomination and series, paying attention to the quality of printing, border, portrait, etc. Look for differences, not similarities.  

It's (Still) Cookie Time! 
Mango Creme Mania for a Limited Time Only!
This will be the only year that you can buy the new Mango Creme cookies. They will be retiring after this season. Make sure to stock up now!

Find Cookies 
Near You
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Wondering where the closest location to those delicious Girl Scout cookies is? Make sure to check out the Cookie Locator online here as well as download the Cookie Finder App on your smartphone today!
Got Milk? Photo Contest Winners
The Got Milk? photo contest finalists from GSCCS, and the overall winners from among the 8 Girl Scout Councils in California were announced! We have all the information here.
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In this issue

Ski Day
Happy Birthday Girl Scouts
Upcoming Events
Women Inspiring Girls
Know Your Money
Cookie Finder
Got Milk Photo Contest
National Thank You Day
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Fun Patch of The Week
Reg. $1.50 
(while supplies last)
"2013 Birthday Week" patch $1.00
Click here for Birthday Week Specials and Party Specials! 
Both our Fresno and Bakersfield Gold Mine stores will be open until 7:00 PM for our Birthday Open House, Tuesday, March 12.
Ready for Spring? Check out the new Spring Collection catalog with new items for sale here.
HELP MORE GIRLS SELL COOKIES and earn more money for your Service Unit
Help us manage the cookie sales for our GirlScouts Connect program for girls from economically disadvantaged families. Click here for details.  
National Thank You Day 
to honor First Responders
What will YOUR Troop do on May 19 
to thank the First Responders?
National Thank You Day is May 19th.

Troop 2405 in Harlan Ranch after a presentation by our CEO, Cathy Ferguson
Cathy enjoys giving motivational presentations to schools, colleges, corporations and groups. Contact Jerrie at (800) 490-8653 ext 135 for more information.
We're Invited!

Tulare County
Various dates in March

March 7-14

March 19 & April 2
Campfire Office, Howard Road, Madera

April 6
Grass behind Swim Pool Park & John Wells Community Center, Madera

50th Annual VFW Memorial Day Service
May 14
Fresno Memorial Gardens
Troops interested in participating, call Tony (559) 438-8481

May 18
Rotary Park, Madera

June 7 - 9
Brite Lake, Tehachapi

Doodle 4 Google -  K-12 students, redesign the Google homepage logo, based on "My Best Day Ever..." One student artist will see their artwork appear on the Google homepage, receive a $30,000 college scholarship, and a $50,000 technology grant for their school along with some other cool prizes! Click here to enter by March 22, 2013.
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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