Only one more week before we honor Cathy Caples, Leena Mendoza and Paulette Fleming as our 2013 Women Inspiring Girls honorees! Please join us at the awards luncheon on April 19 at Roger Rocka's in Fresno and support this girl-led event which helps our Girl Scouts Connect program.Tickets are $35 and available online at www.girlscoutsccs.org/women-inspiring-girls/
If you know a dynamic women in Kern County, please nominate her for the Women Inspiring Girls, Kern County Award! Our Awards luncheon will be on October 4 in Bakersfield. The nomination deadline is May 1 and you can find the form here.
Early Bird Registration Packets
is a great resource for all Troops, allowing the leader the opportunity to register more girls and adults to the Troop, verify that all of the girls and adults in the Troop are registered, and check contact information.
- Early Bird packets are being distributed, beginning at the April 2013 Service Unit meetings.
- If leaders are unable to make it to their Service Unit meeting, they should contact Melissa Soza at (800) 490-8653 ext.116 to arrange pick up.
- To register online, click here.
- For any questions about online registrations please call (800) 490-8653.
Opportunity Drawings for Early Birds!
All members re-registered through the E-Biz system between April 1, 2013 and June 30, 2013 for the 2014 membership year will be entered into opportunity drawings. The sooner you re-register the sooner you are eligible to win! Drawings will be held each Friday between 3:00 PM and 5:00 PM starting on April 19, 2013 and concluding on July 3, 2013.
You could win vouchers for our 2014 Camporee vouchers, Gold Mine store gift cards and program gift certificates. Click here for the drawing dates, prizes and opportunity drawing rules.
Two Splash Off Events for Early Bird
-Wild Water Adventure Park in Clovis, on July 13, 2013
-Hurricane Harbor in Valencia on July 20, 2013
Click here for flyers with full details,
All that Glitters is Gold
This year's Annual Gold Award Ceremony will recognize Gold Award girls and Silver Award girls.
Saturday, April 13, 2013
Hanford Fraternal Hall
1015 N. 10th Avenue, Hanford, CA 93230
Click here for flyer.
Read more about the Girl Scouts highest award, the Gold Award, and see photos of past Gold Award projects here.
Gold Awardee Haven wins again!
Gold Awardee Haven from Hanford won VFW Scout of the Year at the Regional Level and will now be competing at the State Level. Congratulations, Haven! Read more in the article from The Hanford Sentinel about the sibling Scouts, Haven and Hayden, her Eagle Scout brother. Photo credit: Gary Feinstein, The Sentinel, Hanford
Congrats also to Deborah K. Boyett
Deborah, who is the Girl Scouts of Central California South Council's Legal Counsel, has been promoted to senior counsel at Walter & Wilhelm Law Group.
Meet Jordan, our new Communications Intern
Jordan King is a senior at Fresno State looking forward to graduating in May. A self-proclaimed list guru and coffee fanatic, she is majoring in Mass Communications Journalism with a minor in Deaf Studies. Jordan works at Fresno State as the Associated Students Inc. Communications Assistant, president of the school's Public Relations Student Society of America, and is the Director of Public Relations for the student run PR firm, TALK.
Troop 710 took the 2-hour 'Garden Tour' at Squaw Valley Herb Gardens, located 25 minutes east of Fresno. Some of the activities included: going on a flower hunt; pointing out bugs; learning what makes flowers smell; how lavender calms; sketching a flower; making a bouquet with a message in flowers; tasting teas; and creating a culinary hors d'oeuvre using herbs and flowers. If your troop is working on a Journey towards a badge ask Rosemary how she can help. (559) 332-2909 or Rosemary@SquawValleyHerbGardens.com
UPCOMING PROGRAMS AND EVENTS
D = Daisy, B = Brownie, J = Junior, C = Cadette
S = Senior, A = Ambassador
Various dates, April 15 - 28
Fresno, Visalia, Bakersfield
Retired Badge Workshop
Saturday April 20
Chowchilla (Madera County patch)
Registration deadline - April 5, 2013
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
Program Aide Outdoor training
Saturday & Sunday, Apr 20 & 21
Camp Okihi, Bakersfield
Saturday, Apr 13 - Coarsegold
Outdoor Palooza - Jun 29 - Bakersfield
S'Mores Festival - Aug 10 - Oakhurst
If you pay for an event online, you MUST bring the receipt with you to the event.
or contact the Program Coordinator, Candice Roush-Gonzales,
Travel Group Meeting for girls, 6th grade & up interested in travel
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, firstname.lastname@example.org, for more information
Gold Mine Store Updates
It's April! During this month, we will be featuring the Girl Guides at $5.00 off! This in-store promotion will be for the month of APRIL only. Buy now for next year!
Starter Kit for 2013 comes with a FREE backpack. Click here for details.
Store Hour Changes
Bakersfield Store will be closed for inventory on Tuesday, April 9 and Wednesday, April 10.
Fresno Store will be closed for inventory Tuesday, April 16 and Wednesday, April 17.
16th Annual Cookie
Classic Golf Tournament
Friday, September 13
Riverbend Golf Club
Patch of the Week!
Regular price is $1.50
Sale is $1.00 while supplies last.
We are Invited!
Be Your Best Self Boot Camp
Sunday, April 7
American Kids Sports Center
Father Daughter Neon Dance Party
Friday, April 12
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Maple Creek Elementary, MPR,
2025 East Teague Ave.
Email for questions: email@example.com
Rolling for Rover
Troop 2230's project
Wednesday, April 17
Rollerama West, Bakersfield
Click here for more information.
Mommy and Me
Daisies, Brownies and their mommies are invited to the Mommy and Me Garden Party Campout,
June 8 - 9,
Camp Okihi, Bakersfield.
Click here for more information.
Wicked "For Good"
Girl Scout Day,
Broadway, New York
Saturday February 8, 2014
Click your heels three times and call 212-220-6000 for tickets.
Click here for flyer.
generationOn's Child Hunger Initiative
From now through April 30, Girl Scout troops can visit the generationOn site here to access resources on how to take action against child hunger and report back on their work. For every service action reported, Arby's will donate a meal to a child struggling with hunger, up to 100,000 meals.
YouTube for Your Memories
Check out our YouTube page every now and then to reminisce about past programs and events such as the Thomas Fiss concert
at the Jamboree, and
Girl Scouting Around the World.
Check out the video series, It's Your Business-Run It!, where a group of very different women across the country explain what inspired them to start their business and what keeps them going.
July 21 - 25
GSCCS Spring and Summer Camp Program coming soon!
MAKERS: Women Who Make America,
is an online documentary about trailblazing women including Anna Maria Chavez (CEO of GSUSA), Hillary Rodham Clinton, Ellen DeGeneres and Oprah Winfrey. They share their memories about how they challenged the status quo in industries from coal-mining to medicine. Click here to watch it.
Thank you to our volunteer Board!
1st Vice President
2nd Vice President
Dr. Rebecca Malmo
Members At Large
S. Renee Haga