March 22, 2013
Cookie Sale Extended to March 31st!
Bakersfield cookie booth
Our second benchmark has been reached! Our Girl Scouts have sold 929,000 
packages, close to our goal of 1,090,000!!!
Also, close to 6,500 Operation Gratitude cookie packages have been sold and will be donated to military personnel serving overseas. Our goal is 10,000!


For troops: Council Cupboards will be open from 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM March 26 - March 29. We will fill orders as available. Council Cupboards will have no weekend hours March 30-31. For complete details of deadlines for paperwork that must be submitted to extend your sale, click here.

Program Aide Songs and Lemmi Sticks Training in Hanford, March 23, due to low registrations.
Last Chance to Register for the China Peak Ski Trip! (Cadettes, Seniors, Ambassadors)  Ski Trip 2008
 The registration deadline has been extended to Monday, March 25. Please register now for this fun learning experience and adventure. Transportation included for this all-day trip.
Women Inspiring Girls Luncheon
2013 Women Inspiring Girls will be honoring three dynamic women who are an inspiration to their generation and to generations to follow. Join us at the awards luncheon, Friday April 19, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM at Roger's  Rocka's Theater, Fresno. The 2013 Women Inspiring Girls honorees are Cathy Caples, Leena Mendoza, and Paulette Fleming. Learn more about how local Girl Scouts are involved, and purchase your tickets at   
Nominations are invited for our 2013 Kern County Women Inspiring Girls honorees, to be recognized at a luncheon on Friday, October 4 in Bakersfield. Deadline for nominations extended to May 4, 2013.
Casting call for Girl Scouts: Contact Pamela Mann,, (661) 327-1409 ext 204, if your Girl Scout is interested in trying out for a part in the luncheon program in Bakersfield (singing the National Anthem, flag ceremony, skit, emcee, etc.).
GIRL SCOUTS NEEDED FOR FLAG CEREMONY AT 17th ANNUAL LATINA WOMEN'S CONFERENCE Hosted by the Central California Hisopanic Chamber of Commerce
Friday, April 12, 9:00 AM
Radisson Hotel, Fresno
Contact Brandie Carpenter,
Our Girl Scouts Gold Awardees are doing BIG things!
Congratulations to Chelsea West, who was crowned Miss Central Valley's Outstanding Teen 2013 and will be in the Miss California Outstanding Teen Pageant. Chelsea earned her Gold Award for her Walk of Hope project, which created awareness about suicide prevention in Tulare. She will be an emcee at our Women Inspiring Girls luncheon, April 19 in Fresno.
Haven Hubbard

 Also, congratulations to Girl Scout Haven Hubbard from Hanford for winning the Scout of the Year Award for VFW Benicia Post 3928! Her name will be submitted for the VFW State Scout of the Year award. Haven also won Soroptimist International of Hanford's Violet Richardson Award for her volunteer service to make her community and her world a better place, and designated Camp El-O-Win as her Charity of Choice for this award - read about it hereHaven earned her Gold Award for a projecting making sit-upons for Special Olympics participants.
Ashley Loyd Gold Award project 
Catch up with our Gold Awardee Ashley's adventures at college, here. Ashley's Gold Award project in 2011 was a light pollution awareness campaign.

Girl Scouts Forever Green 

Earth Hour takes place from 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM on March 23. Can you imagine looking at a vision of lights going out through each time zone across the world one hour at a time? By turning off your lights for just 60 minutes on March 23 you can take positive action for the environment and inspire others to do the same!


SAVE THE DATE for the first annual Kerman Earth Day on Sunday, April 21, 12:30 PM - 4:00 PM at Lions Park. For their Alcoa-sponsored Together Greening environmental project, Troop 3100 has partnered with the City of Kerman's Parks & Recreation department. A city-wide litter clean-up will kick-off from our Earth Day event, which will feature family-friendly outdoor activities. Girl Scouts can earn two fun patches for recycling and learning about Earth Hour!

Feedback on Credit Card Usage during the Cookie Sale 



ABC Bakers would like volunteer feedback about using credit cards during the cookie sale. Take the 

Volunteer Credit Card Survey on

Earn your 5-County Patch with these Programs


Wrangler In Training

(Seniors and Ambassadors) Wrangler cowgirl

Friday April 5 thru Sunday April 7

Wonder Valley Ranch, Sanger (Fresno County patch)

Registration deadline - March 29, 2013


Wonders of Water Journey Workshop 

Saturday April 6

Hanford (Kings County patch)

FULL for Brownies

Space available for Cadettes wanting to earn their LiA award

Registration deadline - March 29, 2013


Fun and Fit Retired Badge Workshop  Fun & Fit badge


Wednesday April 10

Hanford (Kings County patch)

Registration deadline - March 27, 2013



Geology and Digging Through the Past

Retired Badge Workshop 

Saturday April 20

Chowchilla (Madera County patch)

Registration deadline - April 5, 2013


 Flower Garden Journey Workshop


Saturday April 20

Squaw Valley Herb Garden (Fresno County patch)

Registration deadline - April 5, 2013


Happy people of the world


People of the World Retired Badge Workshop 


Thursday April 25

Bakersfield (Kern County patch)

Registration deadline - April 10, 2013


Theater Retired Badge Workshop

(Daisies, Brownies, Juniors)

Sunday May 5

The Enchanted Playhouse Theater Company, Visalia

(Tulare County Patch)

Registration deadline - April 12


 Friends Around the World


Thursday May 16

Bakersfield Council Office 

Registration deadline - May 1, 2013


Get Moving Journey Workshop

Get moving - program aides(Juniors)

Saturday May 18 

(this was rescheduled from February)

Fresno Council Office

Registration deadline - May 3, 2013



Wild About Camping

(All Girl Scouts)

Friday May 24 through Sunday May 26

Wind Wolves Preserve, Bakersfield

Registration deadline - May 10, 2013



If you pay for an event online, you MUST bring the receipt with you to the event.


Register for events online at or contact the Program Coordinator, Candice Roush-Gonzales,


Interested in joining our Travel Group Committee

Saturday April 27

Meet at the Fresno Council Office for an orientation to consider the destination of our first trip in October 2013 to such places as San Francisco, Cambria or Columbia State Park. Contact the Program Manager, Shannon Smith,, for more information


Upcoming Trainings Be a sister

 Program Aide Core

(6th Grade and Older Girl Scouts)

Saturday April 6

Bakersfield Council office

Program Aides learn to work directly with younger girls under the supervision of an adult Girl Scout in settings such as Troop activities, Council or Service Unit events/day camps. To earn a PA pin, you must:

-Earn one LiA Award

-Complete a GSCCS Program Aide Core Training course

-Work directly with younger girls over six activity sessions

Registration deadline - April 2, 2013

Gold Mine Store Updates:
Starter Kit for 2013!

Receive your FREE backpack valued at $12 (not available for sale) with the purchase of the following items:

*Sash, Vest, or Tunic

*Membership Pin

*Council ID Set

*Set of Troop Numbers

*Insignia Tab

*Choice of Journey Book or Girl's Guide

*Wavy Flag Patch

*World Association Pin


MESSAGE FROM THE GOLD MINE STORE - Let's work together to plan ahead for large orders for events.

So much happening at!
In this Issue

Cookie Sale Extended
Ski Trip
Women Inspiring Girls
Congrats to Girl Scout Gold Awardees
Girl Scouts Forever Green
Credit Card Usage Feedback Survey
Upcoming Programs & Training
Gold Mine Store Updates
Gold & Silver Award Training
Got the Camping Bug?

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Thank you to our local media for your fantastic support, especially during cookie season!
Thank you for interviewing us on air: CBS 27, KBAK/KBFX Eyewitness News, Univision (TV and Radio), KSEE 24, ABC 30, KMPH FOX, KGET Channel 17, KERO Channel 23, PowerTalk 96.7, KFRJ (Ridegrest),Y101, KMJ, KMGV 97.9, Soft Rock 98.9, KJUG 106.7, KFSO 92.9 (Spanish), KLLY 95.3, MundoFox, Azteca America and KBIF 900AM (Asian).

Thank you to our print media for sharing the Girl Scout story!
KLLY 95.3 Bakersfield
Shelby, McKenzie and Emily with The Groove's Danny and Niki in Bakersfield.
Thank you our fantastic SSSSH girls and their parents
SSSSH Patch and leaders for being our voice on radio and TV! Check them out on our facebook page.
(SSSSH stands for Super Sellers Secret Society Honors - Girl Scouts who have sold more than 1,000 boxes of cookies in one year).
Gold Mine Store Inventory Closure Dates

Fresno store will be closed for inventory Tuesday, April 16 and Wednesday, April 17.

Bakersfield  store will be closed for inventory on Tuesday, April 9 and Wednesday, April 10.

Interested in being part of the Cookie Biz (Jan. 12, 2013) Committee? The next meeting will be October 8 at 6:30 PM in Hanford. Please contact Lisa Petty at or call (559) 309-7999.
Gold and Silver Award Training
Cost: $5
For Cadette - Ambassadors, Leaders, advisors and parents
Register by 5:00 PM the day before the training.
Registration form here and workshop dates here.
Fun PEaster 2013 patchatch of the Week  
March 25 - 31

Was $1.50 
Now $1.00

Available at our Gold Mine stores. Limited quantity while supplies last.
Got the camping bug?

May 24 - 26
Wind Wolves Preserve, Bakersfield. Register for your site today - click here.
June 29, Bakersfield
August 10, Oakhurst
Check out Camp El-O-Win's 2013 Camp Program,
 including a 5-day resident camp in July.
Consider Family Camp
at the Boy Scouts' Camp Chawanakee.
Visit Camp Edison on Shaver Lake - open year-round.
Girl Power Extreme Camp at Pali Mountain Retreat
Running Springs, CA
Leaders and Parents - Take Outdoor Training ahead of your Camping Trips 
Various dates April 15 - 28 
Fresno, Visalia, Bakersfield
We're Invited!
Easter Egg Scramble &
Earth Day Celebration
Saturday, March 23
9:30 - 11:30 AM
C.F. Mueller Park, Reedley
Check out our facebook page for details.
Be Your Best Self Boot Camp
An outreach program of Distinguished Young Women of Bakersfield
6th - 8th Grade girls
Sunday, April 7
1:00 - 4:30 PM
American Kids Sports Center
Click here for details

Troop 2230's project
Wednesday, April 17
Rollerama West,Bakersfield
Goodwill Good Turn Days 
This community service project helps Goodwill Industries provide training for people with disabilities and other barriers to employment.
Goodwill logo
GIRL SCOUT TROOPS collect donations of clothing, toys, and household items and return them to any Goodwill store or donation site.
Registration form
Order form
Girl Scouts of the USA Centennial Silver Dollar
Silver Dollar at Fresno Coin Gallery
You can purchase the coin at Fresno Coin Gallery: 
Proof - $64.95 
Uncirculated- $60.95 
Sample available for you to see at our Gold Mine Store in Fresno.
Thank you to our  volunteer Board
Board of Directors
    Jayne McCallister
1st Vice President
    Maria Escobedo
2nd Vice President
    Dr. Rebecca Malmo
    Keith Pretzer
    Susan Woods
Members At Large
    Kari Boisvert
    Nancy Chaffin
    Robert Frausto
    Eloise Golden
    Jennie Guadagno
    S. Renee Haga
    Robirda Lyon
    Debbie Rodriguez
    Joy Tolladay
    Faith Witte
    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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