Congratulations to Our New Gold Award Girl Scouts!
On Saturday, April 13, eight Girl Scouts from GSCCS were recognized and received the Gold Award, joining only 44 others from our Council who have earned this award since 2009.
Click here to see the Gold Awardee's project summaries.
Women Inspiring Girls
Today we held our girl-led program at Roger Rocka's in Fresno honoring three dynamic women: Cathy Caples, Dr. Paulette Fleming and Leena Mendoza. Our girls were fantastic and the event was enjoyed by more than 200 guests!!
Thank you to CBS-47, Wells Fargo and all our sponsors and media partners.
Remember to nominate your favorite role model for girls for the Women Inspiring Girls luncheon in Bakersfield on October 4, 2013. Click here for the nomination form. Deadline for nominations: May 1, 2013.
Kerman Earth Day THIS WEEKEND
Sunday April 21, 12:30 PM - 4:00 PM
A family fun day at Lions Park organized by Girl Scout Troop 3100
(EARN YOUR FRESNO 5-COUNTY PATCH!)
Bring 5 aluminum cans or water bottles to earn your Recycling Giraffe patch. Participate in fun outdoor sports and activities to earn your Earth Girl patch. Patches limited to the first 100. Soccer drills, basketball, badminton, relay races, learning about recycling, reducing waste. Community litter-pick-up kicks off from the park at 1:00 PM. Thank you to the Alcoa Foundation, City of Kerman Parks & Rec and community sponsors!
Girl Scout Yenifer G. from Kerman received her President's Volunteer Service Award
through the Prudential Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program! Photo:
Jim Volkoff - Kerman High School Principal, Yenifer, Robert Frausto - Kerman Unified School District Superintendent and GSCCS Board member, Dominique Chamberlain, GSCCS Director of Volunteers, Alumnae & Corporate Relations.
Be recognized for YOUR volunteer service. Submit your application and GSCCS can certify your hours. Read more about the award at:
Thank you to our wonderful volunteers, today, every day, and during National Volunteer Week, April 21 - 27
Join us as we thank our volunteers with a Twitter party!
Twitter Party Details
Date: Monday, April 22, 2013
Time: 2:00 PM−3:00 PM EDT
Hats off to you, our amazing volunteers! Tweet photos of yourself in your favorite hat, using the hashtag #HatsOffToVolunteers, to @girlscouts.
Looking to Volunteer? We have Opportunities!
Volunteer sign up deadline is 1 week before each event. Click here for all the opportunities!
Lemoore Troop 2258 visited Children's Hospital of Central California in March to deliver coloring books they had collected at their Bowl-o-Rama event. They met Kathy Colacchio who shared the history of how Children's Hospital started from just 25 beds and now has 250 beds. The girls learned that Children's Hospital goes through over 1 million crayons a year! The girls received certificates for their donation and look forward to helping the hospital again next year.
Cheyanne, from Troop 2043, was featured on the cover of the April 2013 issue of the Bakersfield Kids Directory.
Amaya also was featured in a Bakersfield publication, Family Magazine for being one of the three Got Milk? finalists from Central California.
Katie Collins is our new Product Program Specialist. She received her BA in Psychology from Fresno State and MS in Psychology from University of Phoenix. She relocated back to Fresno from Colorado for work. She enjoys reading, playing with her son, and taking her dogs to the dog park.
13,000 boxes donated through the Operation Gratitude for military individuals and families have already been shipped to the USO in San Diego!
102 girls this year have joined our Super Sellers Secret Society Honors (SSSSH!) for selling 1,000 or more boxes of cookies.
Top Sellers from each County:
Kern: Hailey A. 3,707 boxes
Fresno : Mackenzie M. 1,760 boxes
Madera: Brisa B. 2,000 boxes
Kings: Sarah S, 1,503 boxes
Tulare: Kelsie-Anne B. P. 2,382 boxes
Congratulations also to 26 Super-SSSSH Girls who each sold more than 1,500 boxes of cookies! Thank you for your hard work! You are our Super Stars: Hailey A., Kelsie-Anne B.P., Marissa L., Brisa B., Mackenzie M., Lorelai W., Anabella C., Lauren M., Hailey P., Samantha R., Emily U., Hannah L.-O., Sofia B., Savana N., Kara G., Ireland T., Leann T., Rebecca T., Kaitlyn R., Daphne A., Kaylee Gh., Hannah G., Lilly B., Alina D., Miranda D., and Sarah S.!
Upcoming Programs and Events
D = Daisy, B = Brownie, J = Junior, C = Cadette
S = Senior, A = Ambassador
Program Aide Songs and Lemmi Sticks scheduled for Saturday, April 20 is cancelled due to low enrollments.
Various dates, April 15 - 28
Fresno, Visalia, Bakersfield
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
Saturday, June 29, 2013
Kern River County Park Golf Course Picnic Ground
Registration Deadline - July 14, 2013
Saturday, August 10
Fresno Flats Historical Village and Park, Oakhurst, CA
Registration Deadline - July 26, 2013
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,
Gold Mine Store Updates
We LOVE our Volunteers and Leaders!
April 21-27 is National Volunteer Appreciation Week!
April 22 is Leader's Day!
Have you treated someone (or even yourself) to some fantastic products from the Gold Mine Store? Make sure to stop in this week!
Check out our Leader merchandise in our Gold Mine stores.
There are just a few weeks left in April! Don't miss out on our special on 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.
A Youth Development Retreat will be held in Visalia on Saturday, April 20, bringing together 25 girls from Orosi and Orange Cove who are working on their community Challenge & Change project, funded by the USDA.
GSCCS was awarded $12,000 by Southern California Edison to expand its Girl Scouts Forever Green program.
GSCCS is also grateful for grant funding from United Way of Tulare County and Kings United Way for our Girl Scouts Connect Program.
Patches of the Week
Limited Time! Limited Quantity!
Limited to this week only as well!
You could win an Opportunity Prize with your Early Bird Online Registration!
You could win 2014 Camporee vouchers, Gold Mine store gift cards, and program certificates. Click here for the drawing dates and prize information.
First Winner Announced!
Guadalupe Martinez from Troop 2534 has won a $100 Camporee Gift Certificate. Register online so that you are qualified to win! There will be a drawing for a new winner each Friday until July 3rd
Two Splash Off Events for Early Bird Registrations
-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.
Have you seen this? Our Global Green Girl Scouts on the Together Greening Tumblr site:
16th Annual Cookie
Classic Golf Tournament
Friday, September 13
Riverbend Golf Club
Cache-In Trash-Out China Lake
Saturday April 20
7:30 AM - 12:00 PM
FREE FOOD for cleanup volunteers!
Registration will open at 7:30 AM on the lawn area in front of Branch Health Clinic China Lake.
Click here for details
The Memory Loss Tapes:
May 7, 2013 at 11:00 a.m.
Momentum in Science, Parts 1 & 2: May 9, 2013 at 11:00 a.m.
Each session will be followed by lunch and a discussion group.
There is no charge, but registration is required and can be done at 227 E. Oak Ave. or by phone at 559-783-9815.
For further questions please call and ask for Kayla Muller.
Click here for more info.
Saturday May 11
5:30 - 9:30 PM
Diana Court, Fresno
To support the Camp El-O-Win Bridge Fund
Saturday May 18
There will be a meeting for all organizations who would like to be involved on Tuesday April 23, 6:30 PM at Round Table Pizza, Howard & Schnoor. Click here for flyer.
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.
Saturday, May 25
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM.
May 25 is National Missing Children's Day.
Wild About Books
Open to all students grades 3-12, you're invited to enter the 2nd Annual Wild About Books Writing and Illustration Contest
. Click here
for more information.
Fresno Building Healthy Communities
Enroll in affordable health insurance!
Click here for more details
Travel Group Meeting for girls, 6th grade & up interested in travel
Saturday April 27
Fresno Council Office
Meet 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
July 21 - 25
GSCCS Spring and Summer Camp Program coming soon!
The Celebration month of educational adventures and dessert swaps parties begins with a Sing-Along Dinner on Saturday, May 25, 2013 at Disney's Hollywood Studios Theme Park
Tickets are now on sale for the events and programs at
Thank you to our volunteer Board!
1st Vice President
2nd Vice President
Dr. Rebecca Malmo
Members At Large
S. Renee Haga